The Christmas display week has arrived and competition is in full force. 5K have looked at Christmas in Japan, 5A Christmas in Russia and 5B Christmas in Australia. Check out our twitter page to see what you think of them!

 

In English this week, the teachers were really impressed with the paired write setting descriptions. Children worked together to create a fantastic piece of writing and this is definitely something that we will be doing again. We have also started to plan our own myth. There are lots of creative ideas for what they could be about, including why the moon appears to change and why leaves fall down.

 

In Maths, our focus has been on multiples and factors. We now know what this vocabulary means and have completed lots of interesting investigations to discover the lowest common multiple and highest common factors. We will continue with this next week, looking at prime numbers and even abundant numbers (Mr Knight bets that you don't know what these are!)

 

We have also been lucky enough to take part in a variety of Scientific investigations. Did you know that you can blow up a balloon using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar? 5B were so worried it was going to explode!

Keep a look out on our twitter for examples of all of this amazing work @Year5_WLPS

 

 

 

 

Year 5 Update

 

The Christmas display week has arrived and competition is in full force. 5K have looked at Christmas in Japan, 5A Christmas in Russia and 5B Christmas in Australia. Check out our twitter page to see what you think of them!

In English this week, the teachers were really impressed with the paired write setting descriptions. Children worked together to create a fantastic piece of writing and this is definitely something that we will be doing again. We have also started to plan our own myth. There are lots of creative ideas for what they could be about, including why the moon appears to change and why leaves fall down.

In Maths, our focus has been on multiples and factors. We now know what this vocabulary means and have completed lots of interesting investigations to discover the lowest common multiple and highest common factors. We will continue with this next week, looking at prime numbers and even abundant numbers (Mr Knight bets that you don't know what these are!)

We have also been lucky enough to take part in a variety of Scientific investigations. Did you know that you can blow up a balloon using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar? 5B were so worried it was going to explode!

Keep a look out on our twitter for examples of all of this amazing work @Year5_WLPS

Week 2

It's anti-bullying week this week and the children have been reflecting on their rights and considering how they can "choose respect." We have completed some great activities on this and the children have shown that they have a secure knowledge of what bullying is and how it should be dealt with. Our right of the month is Article 28: Every child has the right to an education and we believe that anti-bullying week has helped us to promote this.

In English, we have begun our new unit on Myths. We have enjoyed looking at a range of Viking and Greek myths and then retelling them using story maps. Hopefully, this will help us to write our own original myth in the future.

We have started subtraction in Maths and are working hard trialling a new way of doing Maths thanks to Miss Alsaraf. This means that the children can spend time thinking about values of a number and how this can translate into other workings. For example, how many calculations can you complete using 563-100= 463?

Next week, we have a representative from Swanshurst school coming to tell us all about their "Marvellous Mondays" programme. Ask your children about this- it is a fantastic opportunity!

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Week 3

Can you believe that Christmas rehearsals have begun this week? We can't! We are so busy in preparation for our new format performance already and it is so lovely to see that Year 5 are so enthusiastic about their leading roles!

In English this week, we have been concentrating on using a range of descriptive techniques to describe both characters and settings. The children have created their own hero and mythical creature- we have some very imaginative ideas! It has also been great to work collaboratively to magpie ideas from our favourite books. Miss Bevan shared an extract from "The secret garden," which was one of her favourite films when she was little.

In Maths this week, we are extending our reasoning skills for both addition and subtraction. The questions are getting trickier and trickier but it is great to see the children being so resilient with their learning!

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Residential week

 

Year had a fantastic time last week as some of us visited Edgmond Hall on our residential. As you can see from the photos, we were very busy and really enjoyed all of the activities. We worked with different people for team building challenges, orienteering, animal feeding and shelter building. Make sure that you ask some of the children what their favourite activity was! The children at school also had lots of inspiring activities to work on; such as building their own Viking settlement!

All the children were very well behaved and we would like to thank all of the staff who helped throughout the week.

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