The children in Year 5 have recently been getting hands-on in some of our maths lessons in order to dig deeper into our learning and to also develop problem solving skills. When learning about factors, the children used objects to create different arrays to help them understand the difference between factors and multiples. Most recently, the children have been developing their understanding of equivalent fractions by problem solving to create and accurate fraction wall. The children learnt lots and were fully engaged in their learning.
The children in Year 5 have been working on writing a biography this week about our class novelist ‘Cressida Cowell’. In our reading lessons, we used our skills to research biographies and our person of interest. After writing their biographies, the children have published them using their knowledge of CUPS to edit their work. They have enjoyed learning about Cressida and one of the most interesting facts was that she was married to Simon Cowell (but not the famous one!)
In Year 5, we have made moving space buggies as part of our learning in DT. We created intricate designs, accurate wooden frames and working electrical circuits to produce our amazing prototypes.
In Year 5, we have been creating algorithms using a program called Crumble. We have been learning about input and output. Inputs are the signals or data received by a system and outputs are the signals or data sent from it.
In Year 5, we have been investigating the effects of air resistance on our own spinners that we created. We went into the hall to drop the spinners to see how fast they fell.
In Year 5, we recently completed a drama workshop. We were learning all about Brazil and the Amazon rainforest. We used freeze frames to tell the story of deforestation.
In Year 5, children were asked to complete a project on Brazil. This was a project model of rural and urban Brazil linked to our display.