This week, Year 5 have mastered calculating the area of compound and irregular shapes in maths with some excellent diagrams to help them. They have shown great determination when faced with a challenging problem and worked extremely hard!
In our poetry unit, the children have written all sorts of poems this week including a haiku, free verse, list poem with similes and a recount poem. They have enjoyed listening to and creating their own poems, often working well with their peers to generate ideas and count the syllables for the traditional haiku structure. Our favourite part of Cloud Busting so far is when Davey jumps up in assembly and shouts that he’s got ‘Fizzy Feet’.. Can you guess what he means? A great website for reading and listening to poetry is https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/
Some of Year 5 have made an Islamic clay tile from our previous topic, ready to paint next week and everyone has already shown a good understanding of the largest slums around the world and why slums develop. We have had our first taste of Handball and not surprisingly the children have been very competitive! As well as Bollywood dancing, experimenting with levers and pulleys in science, creating codes in computing and constructing sentences in French, the children have considered the importance of other cultures in PSHE.
Miss Woolner was our guest speaker for the week and shared with us lots of photos taken on her trip to Uganda when she volunteered out there. The children were fascinated and a little shocked by the stories she told, how one school had only two teachers and there was little food or clean water available.
Finally, a big well done on the reading and Home Learning we are seeing each week!