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 24th November 2023
The children have continued their work on the book 'Cosmic' in English. They have been writing the next part of the story over the past couple of weeks and planning what they think will happen next! They will then independently write their ending using the writing lenses of feelings, complex sentences and speech.
In Maths, we have been looking at Square Numbers, Cube Numbers and Prime Numbers in our topic of Multiplication and Division and discussing the importance of knowing your Times Tables with all of these! This week we started looking at Fractions and learning the difference between unit and non-unit fractions and finding equivalent fractions to both. We have been using diagrams, number lines and Times Tables to help us.
We have continued to learn about The Earth, The Moon and The Sun in our Science topic by looking at the different phases The Moon goes through each month. For their homework, the children have been asked to keep an eye on The Moon over the next month so hopefully skies will remain clear enough to see it!
The children have been improving their sewing skills over the past few weeks in order to work on their masterpieces for the annual Christmas Hoops. They have been practising threading a needle, improving their cross stitch and designing and evaluating their final product.
In Gymnastics, many of the children have progressed onto more complicated balances and completing a straddle through vault independently – it has been fantastic to see the progress they have made over the term.
We have also continued to work with our buddy class in Nursery, reading with them on a Tuesday afternoon and then working together for Children in Need on people who inspire us.