This week, the children have been working hard across all their subjects! In English, Year 5 have been preparing to publish their writing showcase for this half term next week. We have continued to explore the film ‘The Impossible’ and have had a particular focus this week on looking at the different perspectives of key characters. As the aftermath of the tsunami pans out, the children have written about what both Lucas and Maria might have been feeling in those moments, and why!
In Maths, the children have been working hard to secure their knowledge of missing part equations and applying what they have learnt to different contexts, like angles and number contexts. It has been great to see all the progress they have made in maths so far this term.
In STEM, Year 5 had an exciting opportunity to explore how different types of renewable energy technologies can help different places across the world have a more sustainable approach to their energy usage. They have had an opportunity to improve their teamwork skills by working together to create a presentation all about their chosen technology. From Marrakech to Vancouver, and from wind turbines to solar panels, the children have become experts at understanding where the best places are for different types of renewable energy technologies.
We continued working through our Relationships and Sex Education unit with a focus on puberty this week, including how bodies change as we get older. In Spanish, we have continued focusing on the months of the year and learning how to ask, and say, the date! In Computing, Year 5 learned how to block users in different apps and in PE, they have been giving tag rugby their best go!
Finally, this week saw lots of the children zooming along the streets of Eddington as they completed their Bikeability course as well as having an exciting viewing of a pantomine called Dip and Dab!
Please find the spellings we have been learning recently below. When learning these at home, it is important for the children to continue practicing breaking the words down into their individual sounds!
We have noticed that there are some gaps in spelling the homophones which and witch. These and other relative pronouns can be revised here: https://www.grammar-monster.com/easily_confused/which_witch.htm
Please remember that next week there is no swimming as we have finished our sessions for the term.
Have a lovely long weekend.
The Year 5 team.