During our Topic lessons this week, we have been learning about 'Victorian Britain' by looking at the features of significant royal residences fom the Victorian period, then, looking up their locations on a map. The Year 5's then used this information to create a leaflet or brochure for tourists that might want to visit these locations - a very productive week.
We have had a go at writing 'mystery stories' in literacy this week. In our pairs, we planned and wrote our very own stories in the style of Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'. Although this was a challenging task, we had managed to produce some fantastic, suspense filled stories!
Our focus in numeracy this week has been measuring and drawing angles as well as refreshing our knowledge of using a protractor. As well as this, we have revised and drawn different types of angles including acute, obtuse, reflex and right angles. A busy week all round!
This week in numeracy, we have been learning how to convert measurements and quantities into percentages. At first, we found this concept a little challenging, however with perserverance we are now all able to find percentages of amounts. Here we are working hard..
This week we have been reading and analysing the Usbourne version of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'. During our lessons we have been writing character descriptions and using our 'powers of deduction' to crack some cases of our own.
This week, we have been very busy with our end of year assessments. Mrs Earth and Miss Newton were so impressed with our results that we were given biscuits and extra golden time on Friday!
A productive week all round...
This week in numeracy, we have been looking at how to multiply and simplify fractions. As a class, we got the hang of this straight away which is brilliant. Here, we are solving a 'Fraction murder Mystery' with a partner.
Our literacy task this week was to create an alternative ending to our class story 'Hetty Feather'. We first designed a story map, then used these to complete our 'Big Write'. Here we are working hard thinking of ideas for our writing...
This week we have been very busy learning how to convert mixed numbers into improper fractions and vice versa. At the beginning of the week we found this a bit tricky, however, with hard work and determination we are now all able to do this.
This week in PE, we have been practicing our co-ordination skills by working in groups to pass the ball to each other without talking, gradually, more balls were given to each group to throw and catch. This enabled us to improve our gross motor skills as well as our ball skills.
Our topic this term is 'The Victorians', so far we have researched what life was like for a child in those times and collated our information together in groups to share with the class.
In numeracy this week, we have been comparing fractions by finding the LCM (Lowest Common Multiple) then converting them, using the same denominator in order to find out whether the fractions were bigger or smaller than the others.