We have had a very busy week this week in Year 5.
In Literacy, we have continued our story ‘There’s a boy in the girls’ bathroom’, taking on the role of Bradley’s class teacher – Mrs Ebbel. We wrote a school report informing Bradley’s parents about both his progress and behaviour before setting relevant targets. The children were fantastic using the Chromebooks to write their report, including brilliant formal language throughout.
In Maths, we have been working hard on rounding. This has involved creating a number line before identifying the milestones both before and after. We then placed the given number on the number line to identify the closest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and even 100,000! The new Maths homework will offer a chance to consolidate this learning. Towards the end of the week, we moved onto negative numbers, positioning them on a number line and identifying how many jumps from one number to another.
In Topic, we learnt more about the Tudors with a focus on the artwork of Henry VIII. We analysed historical sources before identifying why Henry VIII may have been painted in a more favourable light. We learnt he was responsible for thousands of executions and many people wanted to please the king.
In Science, we considered the use of wood, plastic and metal and its advantages for different purposes. We were able to learn about the different stages in their production and discuss whether resources are used responsibly or not. In Computing, we have been continuing in Scratch, use block coding to build a simple game. Not to mention Art, where we have been practising different clay techniques in preparation for our art project next week. Finally, Faith & Belief has offered the children a chance to learn more about the Ten Commandments and the impact on others when rules are not followed.
It has been a really super week with so much learning taking place.