Year 5 have had a brilliant half term, through creating and building moving toys using cam mechanisms to researching exciting biographies about different survivors around the world. Everyone has worked really hard and we are very proud of you Y5!
In Writing, we have been researching facts about survivors around the world and writing a recount about the famous Ernest Shackleton and his ship the Endeavour which has recently been found by explorers! We have used relative clauses and descriptive language to create atmosphere and tension in our recounts. We have also started to learn about the features of a biography and will be writing our own biographies about a survivor that we have researched.
Our topic in Geography this half term has been rivers. We started by looking at the different parts of a river and learning the technical vocabulary for each part. Next, we discussed the different land uses around a river and what are the benefits and dangers of land close to a river.
This half term, children explored the world of mechanics, figuring out how to assembly a cam mechanism to create their own moving toys. From discussing the different type of cams to using problems solving skills and teamwork to assembly a working cam and troubleshoot when it didn’t work the first time. We also took part in a STEM workshop where we could be independent learner and discover all kinds of things from woodwork to engineering and coding.
In Maths we have been learning about fractions. We have covered many topics from adding and subtracting fractions to finding fractions of amount and converting improper fractions into mixed numbers and back again!
The children have really loved being part of the after-school clubs available to them. We have had some very excited children for Craft club, choir, and sport club. Choir have done some spectacular performances in assemblies to the rest of the school and we are looking forward to our trip to Sheffield Utilita Arena in the first week back to perform again. We look forward to seeing all of our student back for more clubs after the holidays.
The Year 5 team have thoroughly enjoyed teaching Year 5 this half term and it has been wonderful to see so many children dedicated and excited for their learning and making good progress.
We look forward to welcoming all children back after half term to enjoy another 6 weeks of new learning and experiences.
See you soon,
Year 5 Team.