We have begun our new Geography-led unit of work with a bang (if you will excuse the pun)! This week we started researching for some non-fiction writing on volcanoes and have particularly been learning about how to structure sentences. In Geography, we have learnt about another kind of structure – the structure of the earth.
We found out the meaning of some of the new vocabulary and created our own dictionaries for this project. These were a lot of fun to make!
In Maths, we have been learning how to solve word problems involving augmentation, and have represented them using a bar model. The bar model was an excellent visual aid to support these calculations.
The power point for this week’s learning can be found below. You might like to try solving the questions you didn’t get to, or try writing your own question that is similar.
Finally, in Science, we have started a new STEM project called ‘sustainable education’. We have explored the concept of climate change and sustainability, and have started to understand the different ways that energy can be transferred between things. We will continue to explore how energy is used, as well as ways that we can reduce our energy usage to become more sustainable.
Movement energy—static electric energy!
We have noticed that there is quite a gap in the spelling knowledge of the Year 5 pupils this year. We would like you to revise the common exception statutory words for Year 3 and 4, as children were expected to know these at the end of Year 4, as well as the common homophones. As of next week, we will publish weekly spellings that you will need to revise at home.
A reminder that swimming takes place on Tuesdays and PE on Wednesdays. It is vital that children come to school with the correct PE kit. This term, children will be doing tag rugby and will need outdoor trainers and warm clothing.
As the weather is getting colder, please ensure that your child has a warm coat and wears it to school.
Bikeability will be taking place in Year 5 from Monday 28th November to Thursday 1st December. Your child must have a helmet and functioning brakes to participate.