After a busy term working really hard, the children have enjoyed a week of festive fun making their Christmas cards and crafts. Earlier in the week, we held a Christmas maths challenge, which involved using a wide range of maths skills to solve the Christmas problems. Well done to Obie, Amelia, Ellie and Kaydon, who worked brilliantly as a team and were our champions.
Today, we completed our festive fun with party food, dancing and lots of party games. We have discovered some of our class are very good at musical statues. We were also introduced to the story, ‘Kevin and Katie’s Christmas Adventure’ which we enjoyed very much.
What a fantastic day! The children have had lots of fun preparing their rationed chocolate oat cakes, which they thought were yummy (mostly!). They did a brilliant job sharing their research with the other classes through their different performances, and we enjoyed watching the other classes and learning about what they have been doing. Thank you to our parents for their support with this project through homework, creative costumes and hairstyles.
As part of our science unit on materials and changing state, the children conducted a scientific investigation into different variables which affect the rate at which salt dissolves. Each group chose the variable they would change and worked scientifically to ensure their test was completed accurately and was a fair test.
This week in maths, we have been busy getting to grips with multiples, factors and prime numbers. Today, the children have been busy working together to find the rules for prime numbers. They then used these rules to identify whether a number was prime or composite.
Since beginning Year 5, the children have been completing a weekly times tables challenge. Each week, we try and beat our best ever score. The children have been doing a fantastic job of improving their individual scores, which has resulted in our class score continuing to rise.
Our starting score in September was 572 which the children have already increased to a fantastic 1112.
We will keep you posted on our progress. Keep up the good work Year 5!
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Welcome to our class blog. After some technical difficulties, we are now up and running.
Over the past few weeks, the children have been busy settling into Year 5 and working very hard. Our topic this term is ‘Food’ and we have been investigating where our food comes from and using our geographical skills to locate different countries. In literacy, we have enjoyed reading, ‘The Incredible Book Eating Boy,’ and the children are currently writing a newspaper report about Henry’s discovery.
We are coming to the end of our place value unit in maths and the children have been busy getting to grips with different challenges such as rounding, Roman numerals and reasoning in our work.
We look forward to keeping you updated on what we’re doing and would love to hear your comments.