This week in 5CV

In Maths this week we have started our unit on decimals, thinking about when we use decimal numbers in every day life e.g. time (10.89 seconds) measurement (8.5 kg) and of course money (£2.59).  At the moment we are learning about the value of each decimal number such as in the number 0.59 the value of the 5 is 5/10 and the value of the 9 is 9/100.

In Literacy we learned about relative clauses in a sentence and how a relative clause can be taken out of a sentence and it will still make sense.  Next week we will begin our book for this term ‘The Man Who Walked Between The Towers.’

On Thursday we had an entire day of learning about Ancient Egypt.  We mixed the classes up and the learned about pyramids, mummification and hieroglyphics.  Next week we will be making our Tutankhamen masks.

In Art we are beginning to get somewhere with our portraits and they will be ready for display next Friday.

Next week in class

Maths – place value and ordering and comparing decimals (mixed timestables)

English – The man who walked between the towers

Reminder

Next week is World Book Week.  There are many things we will be doing as a school such as; independent reading time, the children can get sponsored for reading and the money goes to a really worthwhile cause and of course dress up day on Thursday.  Also on Tuesday 28 February there is book themed bake off.  Feel free to bake some cakes and enter them in to the competition.

Have a fab weekend!

Mrs V

 

Halfway through Year 5!

By the end of this week we will be halfway through the school year. Hasn’t it gone quickly!

Comment below with a reflection of the school year so far.

What have you enjoyed learning about so far this year? Have you had any “lightbulb” moments? What are you most proud of? What would you like to achieve by the end of the year?

This week in 5CV

This week in class has been a great one!

We had a wonderful trip to Chinatown on Tuesday and even got a compliment from a member of the public with how well behaved the class was! So proud! We got to practise our Mandarin with shopkeepers and the like in chinatown and then ate a yummy meal in one of the local restaurants.

In Maths this week we have been learning to multiply fractions and add mixed numbers as well as practising our reasoning and problem solving skills.

In English we finished off our recount of Julie having to return her coat to Chingis’ house and have just started planning a story about a refugee arriving to our class. This is because in the story we have been reading Chingis’ and his younger brother Nergui are supposedly refugees from Mongolia.

In Art we have started work on our portraits of a significant person in our lives and they are already starting to look fantastic! Please remember to bring a photo in of the person you are wanting to draw.

In Project we learned about the ‘Gift of the Nile’ in Egypt and why the river Nile was crucial to their survival.

Today we had great fun on our fun run to ‘SAY NO TO CANCER’ and raise money for cancer research. See below for our photos.

Have a great weekend all!

Mrs V