Class 5 Blog

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  • 28
    Jan

    Maths - Treasure hunt!

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    We have been learning how to do short division this week, so today we had a problem solving session where the children had to decide whether remainders needed to be rounded up or down depending on the question. The children worked in pairs to work out the answers and identify the letter that went with their answers and then work out what the hidden treasure was. The children loved it and did very well. Well done table 1 who were our winning table!
  • 28
    Jan

    Computing - Game Creator

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Year 5 were continuing to design their games today. They decided on the item that their characters needed to collect to earn points and on the characters that will appear in the maze.
  • 26
    Jan

    PE - Cricket

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Year 5 have been learning bowling skills needed for cricket and batting with accuracy in PE. We have lots of talented players!
  • 26
    Jan

    PE - Fitness!

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Year 5 have decided that we want to get fit! Every week, we are having a go at the bleep test which is a fitness test where you run up and down the hall in time with the bleep which gets faster and faster at each stage! We are all aiming to improve our level by the end of term. We've even had a few guest appearances!
  • 26
    Jan

    History - No pain, no gain!

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Year 5 used historical evidence to investigate how the Mayans liked to beautify themselves! We found out that some of their practices were pretty dangerous and not very pleasant - all in the name of beauty!
  • 26
    Jan

    Maths - being a teacher!

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Year 5 worked together yesterday in our MOT session to work through some questions where they taught each other things that they knew, but their partner didn't. We have a lot of possible future teachers amongst us!
  • 26
    Jan

    Theme - geography and history

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    As part of our theme 'Danger Zone' the children have been finding out all about rainforests and how the Mayans made their home in them along with the difficulties they faced living there, The children have produced fantastic non-chronological reports all about the rainforests and how the Mayans lived there. The children are rightly proud of the reports they have written.
  • 17
    Jan

    Art - Creating colour palettes

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Year 5 had a visitor to do art with them today - Miss Robbins! The children were very excited and created some lovely colour palettes based on our natural world. The children went outside to gather some natural things and then used colour mixing, especially the white, to try being the paint machine in B&Q and match the paint colours to the items! They then named their paint colours just like in the shops!
  • 15
    Jan

    PSHE- Dreams and Goals

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Year 5 were thinking about their own dreams and goals this week as part of PSHE. After listening to the famous song 'When I grow up' from Matilda, the children tried writing their own dreams and goals in the style of this song. We talked about how they can be anything they want to be if they put their mind to it and want it bad enough!
  • 15
    Jan

    Computing - Coding

    Posted by Mrs N Lawday
    Year 5 are creating their own games this term. To start with, we evaluated games that already existed in the style that they will be designing. The children now know what they liked about these games and things they will try to improve on their own designs. The children then started planning their own games together.