Year 5 September 2018 blog

Welcome to year 5.

We have had a great start to the year and the children are settling down to life in year 5.

English

In English, the children wrote their own adventure story about a mysterious door in the woods. We have then moved on to look at the beginning of The Eagle in the Snow, by Michael Morpurgo. The children wrote expanded noun phrases and revisited past tense so that they were clear about the tense they would be writing in. Next week, the children will change some of the information so that they create their own historical story opening.

Maths

In maths the children have been learning written methods of calculation for addition, subtraction and multiplication. We have just begun division and will be carrying on with that next week. They have also been practising subtracting numbers mentally and are now working on adding multiples of 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000 to any given number.

Art

The children have been learning about the work of John Nash, a famous WWI artist. They have found out about him and sketched their ideas for John Nash-style pictures. They will move on to make poppies out of clay to help us celebrate Remembrance Sunday.

Topic

Some of our topic work has been covered in English and Computing. They found out who was Prime Minister at the start of WWI and then wrote a biography about his life. They have found out some of the reasons for the start of WWI and discussed whether or not they think the reasons were good ones.

PE

The children are learning basketball skills with Mrs Hall and we are doing WWI dance on Tuesdays. Through the discipline of dance they have found out a bit about the lives of soldiers in the trenches.

Science

In science the children are learning about reversible and irreversible changes. They have thought about ways of separating materials and experimented to see if they could separate sand, water, soil, pasta and rice. They are really enjoying this learning.

MacMillan Cancer Care

I would like to express my sincere thanks for the support we received from many of you for this fantastic charity. MacMillan is our class charity and I know that the money will be gratefully received. I am going to arrange for a representative of the charity to come and receive the cheque. A special thanks you to those parents who gave up their time to help us out.

Many thanks

Mrs Jones and Mrs Hall