Welcome to Year 5
Below is our most recent blog from Year 5. This includes a summary of the last two weeks including any important information for the coming weeks (reminders etc). These will be updated every other Friday.
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Friday 30th April 2021
It has been excellent to see how enthusiastic Year 5 have been with their learning since returning from the Easter break. The children were excited to begin our new topic ‘The Golden Age of Islam’ and have impressed us with their inquisitiveness and thoughtful questions. They were very intrigued when learning about the differences between Baghdad in The Golden Age and Europe in The Dark Ages.
The new book we have been reading in English is called ‘1001 Arabian Nights’. The children have learnt what a serialised story is and have enjoyed predicting what will happen next. They have used this text, coupled with their learning in Topic, to write some excellent pieces of writing.
In maths this week, Year 5 have been continuing their learning about decimals. They have worked meticulously and shown great perseverance when turning decimals into fractions and percentages.
In science the children have enjoyed learning about forces. They particularly enjoyed using a range of materials to test which factors effect the speed at which parachutes fall.