This week, we continued our Science topic on circulation, nutrition and health with a lesson about diabetes. Mrs Saner has Type 1 Diabetes, and we learnt all about the condition, what causes it and how people with diabetes control their blood glucose levels through injecting insulin and reading their sugar levels. We acted as endocrinologists (diabetes doctors), giving advice to a boy who has just been diagnosed with diabetes and helping him to work out how much insulin he needs to inject for his food.
In Project, we explored the rise of the British Empire through sequencing and mapping the events. We were shocked by how many countries made up the British Empire, especially when it was the largest colony in the world in 1922!
In English, we developed our own narratives based on The Viewer, as well as focusing on how dashes can add drama to our writing and recapping our knowledge of main clauses and dependent clauses.
Maths sheets: Maths Au1W4
Spellings for the week:
- Rounding large numbers, deciding whether to use mental or formal written methods and using negative numbers in Maths
- Planning a double page spread with information we have learnt about the British Empire in English
- Using sources to understand different perspectives about historical events, with a focus on the colonization of Africa
Find a list of recommended books for Year 5 and 6 here: Year 5, 6 reading list 2023-2024
List of suggested authors for Year 5 and 6: author a-z