Our class is called Admirals. Admirals are taught by Mr Chandler (class teacher) and supported by Miss Cattermole.
Things to remember
The class have completed some exciting and adventurous activities over the last fortnight. In literacy, we have been created detailed descriptive stories about the legend of Bedd Gelert. Gelert was Prince Llewelyn's trusted dog companion, until he was wrongfully accused of killing Llewelyn's child. The children have produced some wonderful pieces of work!
In science, we have had our survival thinking caps on, attempting to create drinking water to help save a stranded individual on a desert island, before he was rescued. The children created their devices outside, with the limited amount of resources that was available to them.
In Literacy, we have been researching Legends, focusing in depth on Robin Hood. We explored a range of formats that the story of Robin Hood is told in, including poetry, cartoon strips and song. We have started to create a newspaper report relating to this research.
In Topic, we have been accessing atlas to explore rivers across the country and world. We have started to look at the profile of a river, using the correct terminology.
The class have been enjoying some investigatory maths lessons within the last fortnight. We have been improving our understanding of place value, using this knowledge to answer and explain various multiplication and division questions involving numbers up to one million and decimals.
Last week, we contributed to promoting health and well-being week. We completed various activities throughout the week, including creating posters, using drama to act out scenarios and a fitness workshop.
In literacy, we have been reading 'The Tempest' by William Shakespeare. This week, we completed a descriptive writing piece about the storm that shipwrecked King Alonso. We included figurative language in our writing.
Welcome back everyone following the half term and residential trip.
In literacy, the children have been looking at biographies and autobiographies. They have begun to plan writing a biography about Steve Jobs, in which they have to include important dates and events of his life.
We will be starting our new topic this week which is North America, in which the children will access atlas and conduct research on North America's landmarks and countries. The class also started their new science topic - Forces.
In maths, we have been creating factor bugs to help us find factors of different numbers. Also, we have been comparing fractions with different numerators and denominators using fraction strips.
In Literacy, we have been writing diary entries as a character from the book we have been reading. We thoroughly edited our work and published our work, which has been added to our library corner.
In Topic, we have continued to learn about Mayan Civilisation. We have enjoyed learning about the Mayan number system, completing a maths lesson using their method.
Also, we created a Solar System out of papier mache, which we accurately painted in groups and added to the class science display. This was an activity for No Pens Day which we participated in on Monday.
Hello and welcome to our class page! Year 5 have made an excellent start to the school year...
In Literacy we have been reading an adventure book called 'Journey to the River Sea' by Eva Ibbotson. The children have been researching the setting of the book and started to create and informative piece of writing about what they found out.
In Maths we have been looking at number and place value. We have been multiplying and dividing numbers by 10, 100 and 1000, exploring strategies to solve these types of equations mentally.
In Topic, we have started learning about the Mayan Civilisation. The class especially enjoyed connecting our topic work to PE, by playing the traditional Mayan sport, Pok-A-Tok. Also, the class made Mayan masks out of clay.
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