Friday 9th November
This week, we burnt our the Viking ships that we had constructed out of lollipop sticks. We had to be very careful and we made sure that we took lots of safety precautions.
In gymnastics, we have been making sequences, which had a start position, a transition, a balance ( held for 3 seconds), a second transition and an end position. We really enjoyed watching each other and seeing how much everyone has improved so far.
Today, we wore odd socks and a funny hat to school. The whole of Year 5 took part in a sponsored catch. Each class had a competition to see who could make the most passes in a minute without dropping it. After this, the whole year joined one huge circle and had to keep passing numerous balls around. We had great fun and there was so much laughter!
Friday 14th September
This week, we have began to plan and draft a piece of work that helps people to learn how to teach a dragon to fly. We thought of lots of creative ideas and are looking forward to presenting these next week.
In maths, we revisited rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We all could remember the rule from Year 4 - '5 or more, let it soar. 4 or less, let it rest'.
In music, we continued to learn parts of the Bon Jovi song 'Livin' on a prayer'.
Unfortunately, it rained on Tuesday, which meant we had to do play hockey indoors, but we were fortunate to be able to go outside for netball on Wednesday.
Friday 7th September
This week, Chestnut class have made an excellent start to Year 5. Children returned to school on Wednesday 5th September, refreshed after a lovely six weeks off and eager to learn.
Each morning, we have started the day by using the school running track. This helps encourage children to be more active and we have found that it helps improve concentration levels in class.
In English lessons, we looked at a page of 'My Pet Dragon' by M.P. Robertson. As a class, we annotated the key features that had been used to present the information clearly and in an engaging way.
In maths lessons, we started to learn about place value. We looked at a range of ways of showing numbers, for example with place value counters, dienes and the part-whole model.
In science, we discussed what we already knew about space and posed questions that we would like to answer during our lessons this half term.
In geography, we began to research three different mountains. These were Mount Everest, Mauna Kea and Olympus Mons.