This week began with our trip to the Science Museum. Despite the coach breaking down on the way there (the children were fantastic) we had a great day. The highlight was the IMAX film about life on the ISS, which included some amazing footage of Earth from space.
In English we have used ICT to 'publish' our writing on Fantastic Beasts, which we hope to share with you at this year's open evening. We have also done some SPAG and Reading Comprehension.
Maths has focused on finding the perimeter and area of compound shapes. Some of us also had a go at finding the area of triangles - turns out it's much easier than it first sounds!
We made the most of the good weather this week and had a rounders tournament between 5A and 5F, applying all the skills we have been practicing. All the games were very close!
In English we have been writing our own non-chronological reports for an updated version of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. We practiced our note-taking skills whilst researching, then applied all our key features (such as sub-headings) when writing our final pieces.
Maths has focused on applying the skills we have learnt this year and we've completed two reasoning papers. We marked these together, giving us the chance to see where we had gone wrong and therefore help us improve for next time.
Our RE has focused on Hinduism. We played snakes and ladders, and learnt that the game originates in the Hindu religion, based on the idea of Karma. We also learnt that Hindu's believe in Samsara (reincarnation). We have continued to learn the rules of rounders and practice our fielding and batting skills in PE.
In English we have begun looking at non-chronoglocial reports, to prepare us for writing our own reports next week. We have looked at the key features, thinking about how they use bullet points, technical language, generalisations and casual language.
Maths has focused on metric measurements. We enjoyed our lesson on Monday, where we investigated different measuring equipment! We used this knowledge to then help us throughout the week convert between different units of measures.
In Science we have specifically looked at the life cycles of birds and amphibians (taking a closer look at the life cycle of a frog). We have continued with our touch typing skills in ICT. We took the opportunity on Tuesday to enjoy the sunshine and spend the afternoon playing rounders - playing 5A against 5F.
In English we wrote our own episode of the original story (Dragon Slayer), where our heroine Mai-ling has to work with the villagers to defeat an ogre. We tried to include short sentences to add suspense and tension, as well as different fronted adverbs and adverbials to vary our sentence starters.
Maths has focused on our written methods and the children had the chance to test their skills on an Arithmetic paper - we were really impressed with how they got on!
In Science we have looked at animal classification and the differences between mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. We have begun to look at their different life cycles. We have continued with our touch typing skills in ICT and practiced our batting skills in PE.
In English we read the story Dragon Slayer which is based in China. We have explored the key events of the story and looked at the main characters, ready to write our own episode next week.
Maths has focused on revising our column multiplication and short division. See the photos of some of our work below, including where we have tried to spot and correct our own mistakes, so that we can learn from them.
This week we have applied our knowledge of the life cycle of plants in Science, by writing a Life Cycle of a Seed, imagining that we are the seed and describing all the different processes we go through as we grow up! We have continued with touch-typing in ICT and PE again focused on rounders.
We have had a very busy week back! In English, we have been focusing on reading comprehension, before learning about China in preparation for our new story next week - The Dragon Slayer.
We have been revising our column addition and subtraction methods in Maths, and applying this to lots of different missing number and word problems. Next week we will revise multiplication, then division.
Our new Science topic focuses on plants, and we have looked at the different stages in the life cycle of a plant, including pollination, fertilisation, germination and photosynthesis! In ICT we are hoping to improve our touch-typing skills, and PE will focus on rounders - we're hoping for some nicer weather this term!