This has already been cram- packed week and it is only Tuesday! We visited Ranby House school today for a safety zone event. I had a great day and I hope that you all did too! What was your favourite part and what have you learnt?
You have been doing lots of work on regular and irregular polygons, who can tell me the difference between them?
This week, our blog post is all based around our R.E topic. We are studying the Islamic faith and we have learnt many new facts.
Can anyone tell me something that they have learnt this week in R.E? Try to use the correct vocabulary when describing the clothing that they wear.
As an added point, don’t forget our science knowledge about reproduction in plants and the life cycles of amphibians. We will be adding to this knowledge later on in the week. Maybe you could set each other a few quiz questions in the comments to help?
We have been working really hard this week on some new vocabulary in science.
Can anyone explain what these words mean?
Head, thorax and abdomen.
Try your own brain dump.
I hope that everyone is having a fantastic bank holiday weekend.
Last week was a full week of brain dumps. How about testing yourself to see how much you can remember.
Here are suggested ‘brain dump’ topics for you to try.
Reproduction in plants
Complaint letter (cohesion in paragraphs)
I would love for you to comment all of the things that you have remembered.
Why not give this quiz a go. See how much you can remember. http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/plants/flowers.htm
I hope that you have had a great Easter holiday so far.It is not long until we begin our final term of the academic year. We have some very exiting things coming up and we will begin our new topics!
I would love to know what you have all been up to over the holidays?
See you all soon 🙂
We have concluded our poetry unit this week by writing our very own poems about lots of monstrous animals. You have written some wonderful things Year 5. Would anyone like to comment one of the metaphors that they have used in their poem?
This has been a really busy week, filled with some exciting things. I hope everyone enjoyed their extended Golden time this afternoon. You all deserved it for working so hard on your homework projects. An extra congratulations to the winners across school, you will really enjoy lunch with leaders.
Next week, we have some more exciting things coming up, starting with a Roman day on Monday. I can’t wait to see your outfits.
Have a lovely weekend. 🙂
Not long until this year’s homework project showcase. I just wanted to post a few links to some cooking recipes to make sure that you all had access to them.
I can wait to see (and taste) your finished products!
Good luck! Remember that the showcase is Wednesday so projects will need to be in school on that day 🙂
Wow! What a fantastic day we have had today, we have done lots of exciting things. We have listened to some extremely exciting stories from Mr littlewood, I wonder if anyone would like to summarise one of them for us? We have also taken part in a live lesson with Year 3 and 4, plus we have read with Year 2 and our grown ups from home. It has been a cram-packed day but we have loved wearing our PJS and relaxing, whilst reading our favourite book.
What was your favourite part of the day?
We have been working on percentages and fractions this week.
Can you name some fraction and percentage equivalents? An example would be;
1/2 = 50%
I also have a challenge for you.
Sarah offered Katy some cake. She said that Katy could either have 30% of the cake, or she could have 2/5 of the cake. Which one would give Katy the most amount of Cake? Explain your answer.
Good luck Year 5.
This is the first class blog of 2019 from all of us in Year 5.
We would like to share all of our learning with you. We hope you have had a lovely week and you enjoy reading this.
In English this week, we have been looking at News Reports. We have read one about a 4-Year-old girl who was lost in a Siberian Forest, and one about a very polluted park. This week, we have been looking at ‘Active voice’ and ‘Passive voice’ too.
Here is an example of a sentence in the Active voice;
Lexi threw the book at Varya.
Can you change this sentence into the Passive voice?
In maths, we have been concentrating on fractions for a while. We have our fraction ‘Learn Its’ which are;
0.5 = 1/2
0.1 = 1/10
We have learnt the golden rule of fractions which is; whatever you do to the top, you do to the bottom and whatever you do to the bottom, you do to the top.
We have also been rounding decimal points to the nearest whole number.
Can you solve these questions and round these numbers to the nearest whole number?
3. 6 =
In science, we have been looking at properties of materials and we have been specifically concentrating on thermal insulators and thermal conductors. We know that a thermal insulator is a material which does not allow heat to pass through it easily.
Our topic for R.E is ‘The Old testament’. Here is some facts that we have learnt about it.
There are 39 books in the OT.
There are 27 books in the NT.
We looked at the story of the Dead sea scrolls and the boys who found them. Plus we know that there have been many translations and versions of the bible.
We have done some Geography work too. We looked at the 7 continents, can you name them all?
We also looked at where the Romans came from and where they conquered. They came from Italy, which looks like Mrs Larkin’s boots on the map.
We have had some visitors this week, who came to see us and they asked us lots of great questions. They thought that Priory Academy was brilliant so well done everyone!
Some of us have started our homework projects, we are looking forward to the project check up day, which is after half term. We are wondering if some of the other classes have started their projects too?
Thank you for reading from all of us in Year 5!