Year 5 Blog

Welcome to our Year 5 Blog. Watch this space for information on our topics and photos of our work and learning!
Thursday 23rd January 2020
 
We love playing games to help our learning in year 5! 
Today, we sorted lots of facts into whether we thought they were true, false, or whether we were unsure. We then had to explain our reasoning based on what we already know or things we have heard. 
There are lots of things we would like to find out about space! 
Fri 17th January 2020
 
This week, we've been learning how to value decimal numbers with a new board game we have invented.
 
Called 'Know Your Place', players must get from one whole number to the other up a ladder of decimal places. But how fast?
 
The spinner decides whether you dash quickly up the tenths with one decimal place, or inch your way forward on the hundredths with two decimal places.
 
Every place you land on, you have to write what decimal number you've arrived at.
 
If you're right, you stay...if you're wrong, and someone spots it...back you go!
Tuesday 7th January 2019 
 
Welcome back! Our new topic will be Space Explorers! We are looking forward to finding out exciting facts and doing fantastic experiments this term. Check out the website below for super information and whizzy facts. 
 
On Monday 20th January, we will need lots of junk modelling materials to make rockets! Please bring in any clean packaging such as pringles tubes or similar, cling film tubes, cereal sized boxes or smaller or plastic bottles. 
Friday 13th December 2019
 
Today we have been writing Cinderella fairy tales, following on from our fantastic trip to the pantomime last week!
Have a look at this super example. 
Next week, we will be making our stories into special booklets and sharing them with another year group; watch this space for pictures!
Friday 29th November 2019
 
Today is 5WM's class assembly! We will be talking about the process of making our poetry book, 'The Found Words'. As we will explain in our assembly, we used all of our research from 'What a Wonderful World' this term to help us write fantastic poems. Here are some photos of the highlights of our topic this term.
 
Friday 22nd November 2019
 
This week, we have been learning about shape. We have learnt about what is meant by regular and irregular shapes. We have had lots of fun sorting shapes using Venn and Carroll diagrams. 
 
Friday 15th November 2019
 
In year 5, we've been looking at and writing poems about bullying and how to prevent it. Before we started writing, we looked at various other poems and the features. Then, we made a class poem, and, eventually, we wrote these great poems. 
Friday 8th November 2019
 
We have been busy collecting ideas and inspiration from the nature area. Watch this space; next week we will be sharing nature poems!
Friday 4th October 2019
We have enjoyed writing about our Seawigs this week!
Friday 20th September 2019
 
This week, we have been investigating the powers of 10. We have been multiplying and dividing by multiples of 10!
Friday 6th September 2019
 
We enjoy our learning in Year 5! This week, we have been getting to know our new talk partners and thinking about how to work cooperatively. We have also been writing in our new reading records, writing recounts and learning about the 4 operations in maths.