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So Much is Happening!

Team Building

#discotheque

What a great day!

 

A full day of activities has taken its toll and everyone is worn out.

 

Lights are now out and everyone is starting to settle for the night.

 

 

When waking up at 7am isn’t the same as playing outside at 7am!

Day 1

Had a great first day! Adults are very tired and children are excited.

Some of us have had raft building, aeroball and Jacob’s ladder.

This evening, we enjoyed songs and stories around a camp fire.

Coding

The children enjoyed writing instructions this week for their own games. It gave them a chance to improve from last week’s practice with Jumanji.

 

In maths, we looked at timetables and duration. Although we found it tricky at times, using a number line helped us find missing values, calculate how long something lasts and work backwards.

 

Forest class enjoyed their trip to St Albans School for their first coding lesson! We enjoyed the challenges and most of us managed even managed to solve level 10.

In The Jungle You Must Wait…

This week, we launched our instructions unit by reading Chris Van Allsburg’s wonderful picture book, ‘Jumanji’. The children have written instructions on how to play the board game.

 

In maths, we re-visited area and perimeter and progressed further by finding missing dimensions.

 

We used the iPads and studied the work of Michael Paul Smith to create forced perspective. Here are some of our excellent examples!

@LearningByQuestions

This week we have been learning about fractions: how to find equivalent fractions as well as adding and subtracting them. On finishing their week of learning about fractions, the children used a new website called Learning By Questions. It intelligently adapts and quizzes the children about a chosen topic, like fractions, and provides immediate feedback to teachers who can provide extra support to those children when they need it.

 

We’ve also started working in smaller groups with the help of Mrs Parmer who works with us in the mornings for maths, guided reading and literacy.

 

The children have worked extremely hard to write incredible voice overs and recounts to perform alongside ‘The Piano’.

 

Don’t forget: the school journey meeting at 8:15am on Wednesday 2nd May.

The Piano

This fortnight’s literacy week is all about the animation ‘The Piano’.

You can see it here: https://www.literacyshed.com/piano.html

 

The children discussed the: emotions, camera angles and sounds used in the animation.

 

In maths, we’ve been refreshing ourselves with the formal written methods of the four operations.

The children have made an incredible amount of progress since September!

All the adults in Year 5 are very proud.

Pottery Madness

On the last week before Easter break, the children explored Greek pottery.

 

Here are some examples of the wonderful pottery made by the children.