Notices and Reminders
This week we are learning:
English: To write newspaper articles.
Maths: To add 4 digit numbers using the column method.
Science: To record and interpret data.
History: All about the Maya Civilization.
Take a look at what we have been up to:
I would like to say a HUGE well done to all of Willow class for their incredible homework!! You can easily see all the hard work and time that has gone into their work (thank you adults/siblings for any support you offered at home!).
A few pieces are now on our history display (I would put all of them up if I had the space!)
This week in maths, we have been practicing rounding numbers with remainders (example: 4.63 rounded to the nearest units = 5). Some of us found this a little tricky at the start of the week, but with lots of hard work and determination we have now cracked it!
We have been using our maths working wall to help us! One the post-it notes, we have been practicing writing numbers as words.
We have now moved on to looking at, and interpreting, negative numbers. During our first lesson we used manipulatives to make a number line that showed both positive and negative numbers. We thought of lots of different ideas – here are some photos to show what we came up with:
We have been focusing on sentences structures and features this week in english and discussing how we can use different types of sentences to improve our writing. Being able to self-assess and peer-assess is also a key skill in year 5. All the children have reviewed a piece of work and written two stars (positive comments about the work) and one wish (something to improve). This has helped them to begin to look at their own and others work with a ‘teacher’s eye’ and I hope will have a positive knock-on effect in their own writing process.
For our science display, we had a class discussion what happens when their is a chemical reaction and what might change. As a class we made a large mind map of all of our ideas.
Home learning resources:
Reading Comprehension Questions – Attached is a copy of comprehension questions leading you through the different reading strategies that we will be focusing on in class.