In English, we finished our final two diary entries. Some of the work was extremely emotive, really thinking about how a survivor might have felt.
Maths has looked at some challenging Sudoku puzzles; they really got our brains thinking! Have a look at some of them by following these links:
Game On came in to hold a football tournament this week, which the children really enjoyed. We have also been finishing off our Titanic topic, looking at new evidence for why the ship may have sunk, as well as using watercolour to paint Titanic.
Thank you to everyone who came to visit us on the Open Evening. We hope you enjoyed all the children's artwork.
This week in English we planned and wrote our first two diary entries, imaging that we were passengers on the Titanic. We want to make our entries as historically accurate as possible, so have used lots of our research to help us.
Maths has focused on data, and we drew our own graphs based on information we found out about the Titanic, such as the percentage of survivors from different classes and the number of people in the different lifeboats.
We also sent two teams to a Maths Challenge at Aylesbury High School this week - congratulations to the team from 5A who came first overall.
In PE we played 'triangle' cricket, which we really enjoyed. We have also been working hard on our Art this week, getting everything ready for the exhibition on Open Evening. We can't wait to share all our hard work with you (no pictures as we don't want to spoil the surprise)!
In English we finished our balanced argument about who was to blame for the Titanic disaster. We also began planning a series of diary entries, imagining we were first-class passengers on the ship.
Maths has continued to look at volume, linking this to capacity and solving word problems related to this.
In Topic, we learnt more about the passengers who boarded the Titanic. We each received a ticket and had to research our character, finding out whether we survived or not. We have also been preparing for the art exhibition on Open Evening, practicing and perfecting our pictures for display.
We continued with our work on the Titanic this week, writing a balanced argument about who was most to blame for the disaster.
Our focus in Maths has been volume. We looked at drawing 3D shapes made out of cubes, as well as learning how to find the volume of cuboids - length x width x height.
In Topic, we looked in more detail at events on the night Titanic sank. ICT has continued to focus on spreadsheets and formulas.
It was also Sports Day. We were extremely proud of the children's determination and sportsmanship in all events.
In English, we have started our new topic - the Titanic. This week we have begun to learn about the different people who might be to blame for its sinking, ready to write a balanced argument next week.
Maths has focused on angles, and we particularly enjoyed today's lesson, where we applied all our knowledge to find missing angles in different shapes.
We used our homework in Art, beginning to sketch different bridges, carefully observing what we can see in our pictures. We also took part in the Parable Exploration Week, visiting the Church on Fairford Leys to find out more about some of the stories Jesus told his followers.
In English we have continued with our work on play scripts, writing our own scene for a play we had read. We have been testing in Maths this week, which has given the children the chance to show us everything they have learnt this year.
In Geography we continued our work on rivers, looking at some key vocabulary such as source, mouth, tributary and meander. In preparation for our trip, we also began looking at Henley-on-Thames and comparing it to Aylesbury. ICT this half-term will focus on spreadsheets - the children are designing a theme park, then looking at the running costs and profits they could make!
Friday saw us visiting the River & Rowing Museum. The weather was perfect and the children enjoyed a number of activities: a walk down the river, building bridges and exploring the different galleries, including The Wind in the Willows exhibition.
This week in English we have begun looking at play scripts and our Maths has focused on translation and reflection. We have also begun our new Geography topic - rivers.
On Tuesday, Year 5 were extremely privileged to take part in a Citizenship Ceremony - the first in Buckinghamshire to be held in a primary school. It was a really interesting experience for all of us. Those attending commented on how well behaved all the children were!
We also had the chance to visit the Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School and take part in a Science Fair. The children carried out a number of different experiments and really enjoyed the opportunity, especially getting to use bunsen burners and lots of interesting chemicals. We hope they have shared their experiences, and booklets, with you at home.