Our Brainwave unit has now come to an end. We will be beginning our new topic 'Here and Now, There and Then' on Monday with our Entry Point. Watch this space for lots of more information about our upcoming lessons.
In MP3 we have also been thinking lots about being 'Internationally Minded' and what this means to us. We all produced our own logos to represent International Mindedness and created some beautiful designs!
In Literacy this week we have been writing our own versions of TripAdvisor reviews based on our summer holidays. Have a look outside of Mr Tom's classrooms and you will see lots of great examples!
We have also begun to look at the text 'Rabbit Proof Fence' by Doris Pilkington. The story is set in Australia and follows the journey of three young Aboriginal girls. We have already enjoyed getting into the book and have been watching clips from the film to support our writing.
To be able to understand the context of Molly, Daisy and Gracie's story we have thought more about who the 'Stolen Generations' are. We have also used our knowledge of Australia to describe different settings in the story. To do this we practised our writing skills; using adjectives, adverbs, similes and metaphors.
In maths we have been using our knowledge of place value to support our rounding skills. We have been rounding in tens, hundreds, thousands and even up to much bigger numbers.
We consolidated our understanding of rounding by putting it into a real life context, estimating and solving number problems using our rounding skills.
To help us with our rounding we learnt this catchy song, feel free to practice at home and get your families to join in!
When speaking with our learners this week they said they would enjoy being able to play more Maths games at home. As a school we are signed up to Interactive Resources, a website that has a range of games to play. Each game will be relevant to a particular year group and all learners should be familiar with using the website.
Website and log in details below:
Year 5 have had lots of fun editing and performing their interviews all about the summer holidays.
Using our interview skills meant that we had be great enquirers!
Here are some examples of the scripts we wrote for our interviews.
This week in Maths we have been finishing off consolidating our knowledge of place value. We began to practice our skills of using column addition including decimals.
To develop understanding of place value it important to practice in real life contexts. When visiting the shops ask learners to use their rounding skills to estimate how much money they will need to pay for a series of items.
Can you estimate the total cost of the following:
Two packets of crisps
A jar of Jam and some sausages
Three loaves of bread