Wow – a short but sweet week here in Year 5! From out of this world STEM learning to descriptive writing in English, we have crammed a lot in and managed to have a wonderful celebration lunch for the King’s coronation as well!
In Maths, we built on the skills we have learned this far surrounding fractions to explore equivalence with decimal wholes and tenths. This means we have been using our place value knowledge to support us in converting fractions to decimals and vice versa! You can find this week’s worksheets here!
In English, we looked at a mystery film, Alma, and used out descriptive writing skills to set the scene. As the little girl in the film waded through the snow, surrounding my dancing snow flakes and eerie, misty shop fronts, Year 5 used figurative language (like personification and onomatopoeia) to create a vivid picture in the readers head of where the story was taking place!
In STEM, we went above and beyond exploring the planets and the solar system, in particular how the understanding of the solar system has evolved from the geocentric (earth-centred) to the heliocentric (sun-centred) arising from Copernicus and Galileo theories. We thought about the centre of the universe and had a go at making our own planet models. You can find some more information here!
In Spellings, we were working on the ‘ee’ phoneme. Our words were:
achieve, accompany, guarantee, committee, appreciate, immediate, familiar, forty
Please remember to bring recycling in by Tuesday!
Year 6s will be doing SATs next week so we will be working quietly in Year 5 classrooms! We wish them luck!
Don’t forget there is a bank holiday on Monday so school will not be open!
Have a lovely weekend,
Year 5 team