Our research has included coming up with our own questions to find out information and then use internet sources to find the answers. It has proved rather tricky and we have realised there are lots of skills involved in researching such as scanning and skimming sources to select relevant information.
We then transferred the answers into a Venn diagram to compare both home and host country.
This week has brought us to the end of reading and watching Rabbit Proof. It was a very emotional journey that we went on with Molly, Gracie and Daisy.
To express this emotion we became characters from the novel and wrote our own diary entries.
In order to write these diary entries we had to know key events throughout the story so that we could write about them. We also had to use a variety of writing skills including reported speech to convey the feelings of different characters. It was important to understand how Molly, Gracie and Daisy were feeling. How difficult their journey was through the wilderness of Australia.
Can you remember what these different words meant?
- acacia thickets
- coastal blackbutt
- banksia trees
In maths we have been learning to use the grid method to multiply as well as divide using the bus stop method.
The bus stop method can be complicated and it takes a lot of practice to master this skill.
To use these two methods you have to know multiplication facts as well as understand how to read word problems accurately so you know what you are been asked to do.
If you need some more support for long division use the video below to help you.
We have been producing lots of great writing in literacy this week! We have demonstrated our understanding of different writing techniques by using them accurately in our BIG Write session.
Some of the skills we have been focusing on include using speech marks and openers, adverbial phrases, powerful adverbs, wow words.
This week in year 5 we have been consolidating our knowledge of multiplication. To do this we have practiced a range of methods including:
It is good to be able to practice these skills at home. Maths is everywhere we go. Practice multiplying amounts at the shop or figuring out how many windows are on a building by multiplying each row by the amounts of windows in a column!
Which method do you find the easiest to use and why?