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 21st January 2022
Refreshed after a well-deserved break, Year 5 have returned to school with great enthusiasm for our new Antarctica topic. The children have spent time researching the icy continent and locating it on a map. They have also learnt what glaciers are and how they are formed. They are very excited for their next topic lesson where they will be learning about the threats that Antarctica faces due to global warming.
Our class book, Shackleton’s Journey, has inspired the children’s writing in English. Working collaboratively, the children unpicked the different features of a CV and learnt about the recruitment process that the crew on Shackleton’s expedition faced. Following this, Year 5 wrote their own CV’s in role as a crew member.
Multiplication and division have been the focus in maths this week with the children learning different methods for multiplying 4-digits by 2-digits and dividing 4-digits by 1-digit. I have been extremely impressed with how tirelessly they have worked.
In science, the children have started learning about states of matter and have really impressed me with their prior knowledge on solids liquids and gases. The children enjoyed predicting the hardness of an array of minerals and then seeing how accurate they were using Mohs scale of mineral hardness.