This week Year 5 enjoyed investigating what makes a parachute stay in the air. We were exploring the concept of air resistance and its impact on a falling object. The children made their own parachutes which we tested for effective air resistance and they predicted which parachute would be the most air resistant. Several of the parachutes were so good that they ended up outside of the school grounds! (Luckily they were rescued again the following day.)
In English, continuing with our class text Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll, children have been learning techniques for writing action. They have successfully improved an action paragraph using these techniques and they are starting to develop their own style and authorial voices, noting what makes the writing impactful. It has been good fun using role play to rehearse dialogue and give expression to our writing.
In Maths, we have been calculating with numbers up to 1,000,000 both mentally and using formal written methods. We have also had a x table focus to support the children with rapid recall of all their multiplication and division facts. You may wish to use the topmarks website to help your child learn these, as they are foundational for mathematical learning:
This week’s maths sheets can also be found below:
Maths: we are looking at calculating with numbers up to 1,000,000 in a range of contexts, and rounding numbers within 1,000,000 to the nearest 10,000 and 100,000.
English: Letters from the Lighthouse – innovating our own stories inspired by Emma Carroll.
Guided Reading: Once is our focus text for this half term. Children have been learning the historical and geographical context of World War Two and its impact on the Jewish people, through the eyes of a child.
Science: Levers and pulleys (linked in to our forces topic).
CHILDREN MUST WEAR PE KIT FOR PE LESSONS.
• PE Fuji: Mondays and Thursdays
• PE Sagarmatha: Mondays and Thursdays
• PE Olympus: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
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Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school.
Children in Key Stage 2 may bring in healthy snacks for their morning break.
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