Welcome to Year 5
Year 5 and 6 become Playground Leaders
After practicing our games we were able to try them out on each other. This helped us to put all the skills we had learnt re-guarding 'What makes a great Playground Leader', to the test.
Year 5 and 6 have been working together on a Friday afternoon to develop their skills as effective Playground Leaders.
We have been having great fun during our forest school sessions and this has been a great opportunity for us to bond as a class. We have learned how to use nature's tools to build and start a campfire, use it for cooking and worked together to build an effective shelter.
In Maths this term we have been looking at angles and linking this to our topic of Ernest Shackleton and his voyage to Antarctica. We were also able to apply this knowledge of degrees and compass points to an orienteering session outside.
Our current topic is World War 2 and we have created some stunning pictures of the London skyline under attack during the Blitz. We have also been looking at the experiences of evacuees from different texts including Carries War, Friend or Foe and Goodnight Mister Tom.
In Maths we have been focusing on multiplication and division including identifying prime and composite numbers. We have also been finding out about factors and multiples using our factor bugs.
In English we have used Varjak Paw as inspiration to write our own version of a cat's adventures in the city.
School Improvement - Maths
Thank you to all our parents who were able to attend our maths morning.
Our topic this half-term is Ancient Greece. In English we have been learning about how Apollo rescued Athena from the Chimera and have been role-playing and re-enacting parts of the story.
Year 5 have had a great start back this half term and in Maths have been working on their addition and subtraction skills and applying them to multi-step problems.
During our PE lessons this term we have been swimming and also learning about counter balance and counter tension during our gym sessions.
The new year 5's have settled in well and are enjoying their days at school.
During Maths this term we have been looking at Roman Numerals practically using lolly sticks.