Experimenting with yeast!
In maths we have continued to work with axis to rotate, translate and reflect a range of patterns and shapes. We have tried to come up with our most challenging designs to really test our partners and created a step by step guide to help us remember what to do.
In literacy Year 5 have been looking at writing from an alternative perspective. We have imagined what it would be like to re-tell the first chapter of our book from Mr or Mrs Dursley’s perspective and thought carefully about how we could build clues and inference in to our own writing. It has been really fun thinking of ways to craft our writing to reveal different personality traits!
I woke up from Dudley screaming again, while Vernon was snoozing on the bed, I went to Dudley’s and wrestled him onto the high chair. Thirty minutes later I started gardening, when I caught a glimpse of Vernon peering through the window. He came downstairs, as fast as a snail and kissed me goodbye, while Dudley started having another tantrum, throwing cereal all over the walls. What a troubled child. There were so many stains on the wall now. To put Dudley to sleep, I warmed up some milk and went outside…
I woke up on a normal Tuesday. I got dressed, picked up my briefcase and pecked Petunia on the cheek, tried to kiss my lovely son goodbye but missed as I hurried to get in the car. I was driving, when I noticed something peculiar- a cat reading a map. For a second I didn’t realise what I had seen, then I turned around again to see but there was just the Tabby cat standing on the corner, but no map in sight. What was I thinking of? It must have been a trick of the light. I blinked at the cat but it just stared back. As I drove around the corner, up the road, l took a look in the mirror. It was now reading the sign that said Privet Drive- no, looking at the sign; cats can’t read maps or signs. I put the cat out of my mind and thought about a large order of drills that I was hoping to get that very day…
In maths we have spent some time revisiting fractions to consolidate our knowledge and understanding. We practiced adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. We then moved onto looking at pie charts which can be very deceiving! We clarified some misconceptions about how important it is to have all of the data in order to accurately read and interpret a pie chart.
I have had a terrible day. First, the cats have attacked the horses. An allience?! Zoe and Munchkin left me. They LEFT me. I had to wade through the murky water recently coloured with Spat's blood. I am currently in a tree. A tree! I know Spat and Munchkin were the only ones to see me and Zoe. I wish had been more secretive. You know, all the food on the boat wasn't all of my food. I kept with me: three tins of beans, one corn and a bottle of water. I'm not sure how I'll cook without making it obvious where I am.
Urgh that sounds so girly. Sounds like something Zoe would say. At this point, whilst I'm writing, I realise all the eels are dead. Looking back into when I stabbed Spat and Munckin 'escaped' with Zoe, swimming toward Zoe like a drowning cat. Cats! I just realised. They're coming. Goodbye. Here they are now.