This half term we are looking at the science of sound. This week we created our own 'Bitesize' video clips to help other children learn about how sound is made, travels and how we can hear these sounds. Below are some of our videos. There is even a catchy song to help you remember some of the key words! We hope you enjoy them.
Today we re-enacted a Viking warrior's funeral, by burning our Viking longboats. This was so that the souls of Viking warriors would rise up to Valhalla, following a brave and noble battle.
Today we have been applying our History knowledge to design and build a range of Viking longboats. A lot of teamwork took place to ensure everyone had a job and had contributed to the design!
In maths we have been learning about how to convert units of measurement. To make it exciting we played a whole class game of match the measures. You found a card with a unit of measurement and then you needed to find a corresponding measurement that matched i.e. 1000ml is the same as 1litre. It was good fun!
Our computing focus has been on the program Scratch. We have learnt to program our Sprite so that it can ask us math's questions! We have also been using math's programs to help us remember important facts and to solve a range of problems!
In English, the class have been writing their own versions of an Anglo Saxon story. The class have been focusing on descriptive language, dialogue and story structure. The class were very focused on their writing!
To launch our new English and History topics, all of Year 5 gathered together to time travel back to Anglo-Saxon times to gain an understanding of their storytelling traditions. Just like the Anglo-Saxons, we met in a grand hall, only lit by a flickering camp fire and listened to the tale of Beowulf. After the dramatic retelling, we shared some simple food, bread, vegetable stew and some fruit (apples and plums). All of this helped us to think about what life might have been like during this great period.
In Year 5 our maths fluency has been focusing on prime numbers. These are numbers that are only divisible by itself and one. We have been learning the prime numbers from 1 to 20. The following children have all been able to identify these numbers correctly: Amelia, Tommy, Charlie, Willow, Lydia, Skye, Jayden, Kyle, Alisha, Shay, Miley, Joseph, Lily, Freya, Olly, Ollie, Cameron and Faustyna. Well done everyone!
Monday 21st October
Last week we read our new class story - The Iron Man. Today we were using atlases in English, to find all of the locations mentioned in the book. We were finding quotes from the text like 'his eyes were as big as Switzerland', and then finding out where in the world Switzerland was!
On Wednesday 9th October we went on a school trip which helped to bring our learning about space to life. We visited the Planetarium to see the plants and stars we had been learning about. We then had a workshop linked to creating a space telescope.
We have been learning about the Earth's orbit around the sun and have investigated why and how a shadow appears to grow and shrink during the day.
We have used chalks to create our own planet based artwork
Our class book is Aquila. We have been learning about the adventures of Tom and Geoff in their Roman Spaceship 'Aquila'.
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