Teacher: Miss Male
TAs: Mrs Campbell
This year we have visited Tatton Park for our Stone Age topic. We found out about Stone Age tools, how Stone Age people survived and did an archaeological dig to find Stone Age items.
We had an experience day based around the artist Anthony Gormley. We created clay people (similar to a piece of his own artworks), cave art using printing and created our own Stone Age house using varied materials including those from outside.
In Literacy we have looked at the texts:
– The Green Children
– Poetry by Pie Corbett and Valerie Bloom
_ The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan
We have designed and created our own Lost Thing out of junk materials as part of our Literacy unit. We wrote a letter of advise to inform a friend how to look after our lost thing including modal verbs, subordinate clause starters, conjunctions and varied persuasive sentence openers. We then planned, drafted, edited and finally wrote our own Lost Thing narrative- some of us retelling the story and others of us changing elements of the story including characters and settings. We looked at relative clauses and description as well as applying previous skills taught.
In maths we have already looked at place value and addition and subtraction. We have now moved on to multiplication and division and we are using our new maths scheme (Maths No Problem!) which we are really enjoying. We have so far in multiplication looked at partitioning, grid method and column multiplication as well as continuing to learn and apply our times tables.
In an afternoon, we have started to play mini maths games to help with our fluency. We are really enjoying these!
In Science we have been looking at forces including gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction. We have done several experiments including creating a parachute and a boat. We have discussed the vocabulary; independent variable, dependent variable and controlled variables- we are getting more familiar with these terms.
In ICT we have moved on from coding onto graphic modelling. We have been using word to manipulate shapes and objects to show a birds-eye view of our classroom and then we will move on to designing our perfect classroom.
In RE, our topic is Christmas- very apt for the time of year! We are enjoying finding out about traditions in other countries and finding out the reason behind some of the traditions in our own!
We are continuing to enjoy reading in Year 5 and are bringing our books in every week! We love finding new vocab that we can use in our writing and finding synonyms for these words.
Take a look at our pictures!!!
Year 5 team x
Class Newsletter for Year 5- Newsletter Year 5 Spring 2019
Document showing what the Year 5 children will look at in Spring Term- Year 5 Space Topic Web Spring 19