Year 5 have had a fantastic half term, through exploring world trade in geography to writing the next chapter in our story Hugo Cabret! Well done.
In Writing, we have been learning about conjunctions and descriptive language used to create atmosphere and tension in a narrative chapter text. We have also been writing our own interesting explanation texts about our chosen subject using background knowledge and research from our chrome books.
From the palm trees of Jamaica to the UK, our new topic has been all about World Trade. First, we the countries and climate needed to grow bananas and where they come from. Next, we discussed how bananas are traded around the world and imported into the UK. We ended this unit by debating the pros and cons of buying Fair Trade products.
This half term, children explored all about Roman and Greek mosaics. First, we used our chrome books to research how mosaics were made and the materials used. Then we chose a design to make our class project. We planned out our design and each made an individual tile that when put together formed a piece of art.
In Maths we have been looking at multiplication and division, using out knowledge of place value to multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000.
We have also learnt how to calculate the perimeter of different shapes.
The children have really loved being part of the after-school clubs available to them. We have had some very excited children for Calligraphy club, choir, cricket club and participating in a dodgeball tournament. We hope to see the same enthusiasm in the clubs for next half term!
Y5 choir have been busy this half term performing for the mayor and at our lantern parade.
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.