Maths angles!

In class 5 we have been brushing up on our measuring and angles knowledge. The children had great fun making polygons and applying their knowledge to calculate angles.

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Topic work- Native Americans

In topic work we are thinking about the question:

Should Native Americans be treated as one?

The class are working in groups and researching facts about a different tribe of Native Americans. We are focusing our research on: The Plains, The Southwest, Eastern Woodlands and the Northwest coast.

To help us to consider the answer to the question we are thinking about the following topic:

Climate

Environment

Shelter

Food

Culture

Clothes

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World book day!

In class 5 we focused our work on a picture book called Tuesday by David Weisner. We used the illustrations to explain and predict events in the story. The children loved the book: “it allowed us to use our imagination about the plot” “We could make up our own descriptions.”

We based our class work on the investigation scene. Some of the class took part in role play became news reporters and eye witnesses and presented a live news report of the incident. Others became police investigators and interviewed the suspects and the witnesses to try and determine the reason for the events. We focused on how to show characterisation through speech.

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During the afternoon, the children produced a newspaper report of the event.

 

Sound check challenge!

We are enjoying using Times Tables Rock Stars in class 5 and I am seeing some very impressive application of multiplication knowledge in their work- well done!

Mrs A’s challenge: by next Wednesday can you achieve 25 points in the sound check area? Good luck and happy multiplying!

Science investigating!

In class today the children have carried out investigations that they had planned yesterday. The children wanted to explore the effect of increasing the number of cells had on components. They designed their own investigations and wrote accurate hypothesis. They then developed the mathematical concept of finding the mean in their data. On Friday, we will interpret and analyse our data.

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Literacy homework 1.2.19

In Literacy we will be writing an Autobiography about Queen Elizabeth the 1st. We need lots of facts and information about her life to make this easier!!

I would like you to carry out research about her life, important events and important people in her life.

Suggestion of key events in her life you may want to research following areas:

  • Her life as a child (find out dates, where she lived and information about her family and step family)
  • Being under arrest
  • Being Queen
  • Plots against the Queen
  • Her travels (including Francis Drake – giving him a title)
  • War with Spain
  • Her death

Maths homework 25.1.19

Take a look at the decimal section on the following link. Which questions can you answer?

Use the you tube clip to talk you through how to answer the problem if you are struggling.

https://garyhall.org.uk/Ultimate-KS2-Maths-SATs-Organiser-Y5-6-1.pdf

 

 

Literacy homework 25.1.19

 

Literacy research:   Was electricity discovered or invented?

I would like you to carry out a research project on who invented electricity. To help with you project, you may want to set yourself some questions that you want to answer. Who/when/where…

Create a poster for our classroom display with facts about the scientist/s you have found out about and a justification to the answer.’