Our Learning for Spring 2
What we will be learning this half term:
English - The Flood
When the Mountains Roared by Jess Butterworth
Maths - Division, Fractions and Statistics
Science - Living Things & Life-Cycles
Geography - Mountains of North America
D&T - Moving Toys using CAMS
Computing - Problem Solving
Physical Education - Dance and
Religious Education - Christianity - What Would Jesus Do?
Music - Glockenspiel
Values - Responsibility
Learner Attitude - Problem Solver
Monday 27th March - Friday 31st March 2023
Achiever Focus - Subject Showcase
Achievers of the Week - Liam, Romaisa and Jessica
Mathematician of the Term - Maggie
Reader of the Term - Ella I
It's been a fantastic end to the term. 5S did themselves proud in the Subject Showcase on Wednesday and really showed off their Geography knowledge of Rivers and Mountains. Thank you to all the Parents and Carers who stopped by, the class were thrilled to speak to you all.
Monday 20th March - Friday 24th March 2023
Achiever Focus - Enthusiasm towards learning
Achievers of the Week - Luke and Malaki
Reader of the Week - Sienna
Maths Star - Moony
Year 5 have finished their Spring assessments this week and cracked straight on with continuing our learning. In Maths, we used place value counters to help us understand thousands as fractions and decimals.
In Values & Attitudes, we've been focusing on what Responsibility means for ourselves and others. We made our own risk assessments of the classroom and corridors and came up with some preventative rules to make sure we all stay safe in school!
Monday 13th March - Friday 17th March 2023
Achiever Focus - Problem Solver
Achievers of the Week - Rory, Egheose and Bonnie E
We've been great problem solvers this week with our D&T project. Using CAMS, we've begun building movable toys that were much trickier to make than we first thought! With a bit of perseverance and problem solving, we managed to get the main structures moving as they should.
Monday 6th March - Friday 10th March 2023
Achiever Focus - D&T & PE
Achievers of the Week - Bobby-Lee and Moony
Reader of the Week - Noah
It's been another busy week in Year 5. We've finished our final unit of Fractions and begun reading our new text 'When The Mountains Roared' by Jess Butterworth. In D&T, we've started looking at cam mechanisms to start making a toy with a moving component. In PE we're continuing upl-levelling our skills in dodgeball and we used ribbons as props for our Dance session. In Computing, we also started our programming unit looking at algorithms and how to add and debug commands.
Monday 27th February - Friday 3rd March 2023
Achiever Focus - Reading
Achievers of the Week - Summer & Cham
Readers of the Week - Leila and Bonnie E
World Book Day 2023
We had an incredible day on Thursday celebrating all things non-fiction. It was lovely seeing the various costumes the children came as, ranging from Boudicca to Sir David Attenborough!
For each of the non-fiction figures we can as, we created art inspired by them and their work and made fact files explaining who our figure was and why they were important.
Part of our non-fiction theme was around the Guinness Book of World Records. We spent some of the day attempting (and breaking!) some world records such as: 'How many socks can you put on 1 foot in 30 seconds?', 'How many teabags can you throw into a cup in 30 seconds?' and 'How quickly can you order the alphabet?'.
Monday 20th - Friday 24th February 2023
Achiever Focus - Responsibility
Achievers of the Week - Noah and Elliot
Reader of the Week - Ama-Rose
Maths Star of the Week - Sienna
It's been a great start to the new half-term. The children have worked incredibly hard and have enjoyed starting our new Science and Geography topics (Living Things and Their Habitats and Mountains). We also started Dance this week, looking at the theme of 'rivers' and how that can change our movements. In English, we've used our knowledge of different sentence openers and using 'show not tell' sentences to help us describe emotions for our stories based on The Flood. Finally, we ended the week on a real high listening to our Home Learning Challenges around music. There were a variety of different genres, artists and tasks and it was lovely listening to them all!