In our music lessons, the children are beginning to learn how to play the recorder. They are using their previously learnt knowledge of notation and applying this to playing the different notes on their new instrument. The children are working hard to ensure their fingers are correctly placed to achieve the right note and sound.
Linking into our work to do with South America, the children in Year 5 have had the opportunity to work with a visitor who is teaching them a carnival dance. The children so far have worked well to learn parts of a dance and add to this with their own beats of 8. The children are enjoying being creative and moving to the music! We can’t wait to see the end product!
In maths, the children have been learning all about shape. They were set a challenge of trying to find as many 2D representations (nets) of a 3D shape (a cube). The children investigates this by using Polydron to test their ideas. At the end of the lesson, we came to the conclusion that there were eleven different ways.
As part of learning about the Ancient Greeks, Year 5 got the opportunity to visit Yorkshire Museum to enhance their understanding further. During the visit, the children took part in a workshop where they learnt about how many things from Ancient Greece are still around today. The children also took part in several activities including dressing up a Greek God, architectural design, putting on a play and also learning how to weave. All the children enjoyed themselves and now know lots of new information they can use in their work.
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 an 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.