This week we took part in Hour of Code, which allowed us to explore different coding games! We had lots of success in a variety of games.
As part of Number Day, in Year 5 we looked at pentominoes (a shape made by exactly 5 connecting squares). We explored how many there are in total (there are 12!)
We then had a go at turning the 12 pentominoes back into a rectangle, which took lots of resilience but many children managed it!
As part of our Science topic of ‘being real scientists’, we have looked at dissolving. The children had to design an experiment to test if fizzer sweets will dissolve quicker in hot or cold water.
Last week, Year 5 performed their assembly all about the Black Death to parents and children. It was a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate what we have been learning about and all the children did a fantastic job at learning and presenting their lines.
All of the Year 5 team are very proud of the children.
For our assembly, we are learning a Horrible Histories song.
You can use the link to practice the song before next Thursday!
As part of our new science topic, we are learning to do what REAL scientists do! For our first lesson, in pairs we had to design and carry out our own investigation to measure the force of friction without any guidance from our teachers. There were some really creative ideas and it was great to see such fantastic teamwork and communication skills.
We have started this half term’s topic by becoming Historians and using pictures and written evidence to work out what event happened in England in 1348.
These pictures below will give you a clue:
We have had some time to explore our time capsules in class. Everyone had put such amazing effort into their homework project, and it was lovely to see the range of different personal items everyone had included. Miss Caldwell especially loved seeing all the baby photos!
On Tuesday , all of Year 5 were invited to watch a performance of Hylands school production of The Acrobat & The Escapologist, based on the book and film Matilda. It was a fantastic production and the Year 5’s had so many positive comments about it!
Pine’s writer of the week was Jesse who wrote a fantastic story section. We had been focusing on using subordinating clauses with conjunctions and he worked particularly hard to include these in this piece.