Friday 13th February (no walking under ladders today then!)
Welcome back to the Year 5W blog. It has been a busy final week of this half term for us all.
Maths - This week has been all about ANGLES! We began by sorting out angles - were they a right angle, an acute angle or an obtuse angle? A right angle measures 90 degrees, an acute angle is less than 90 degrees and an obtuse is more than 90 degrees. After that, we started to estimate the size of an angle. Next, we moved on to using a protractor to measure the angle accurately. This can be very tricky but we have all managed to master using a protractor. Some of us then moved on to looking at reflex angles. This is an angle that measures more than a straight line (which is 180 degrees). Finally, we were given missing angles on a straight line to work out. As we know that a straight line ALWAYS measures 180 degrees it was easy to work out a missing angle.
Take a look at the following link which explains how to use a protractor to measure an angle.
English - We have continued work based on our class novel The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We have written our own opening to the story which needed to include description of the character (The Iron Man) and of the setting (where the story took place) as well as create atmosphere in our writing.
Topic - We have completed all work now on our topic for this half term called EARTH AND SPACE. The children have imagined that they are an astronaut about to fly into space. They wrote a diary entry which needed to contain how they were feeling about their upcoming journey into space. Also, they have created artwork using pastels on black card of space and the planets.
On Tuesday, it was Internet Safety Day. The children watched a film clip of a young girl called Becky who was on a social media website. Without realising, she had put herself at risk by revealing personal information about herself. The children were given dilemmas to solve which involved them thinking about ways to keep themselves safe on the internet. They are now much more aware of how to keep personal details about themselves private and to find the privacy settings on social media and make sure that only their family and friends can see their profile. If you have any concerns about the internet and your child's safety then please click on the KEEPING SAFE button on our website.
This week in Assembly our CERTIFICATE WINNER was Asim for his extremely emotive diary of an astronaut. Also, from Miss Workman's class the winner was Casey for always trying her very best in Maths and having the confidence to ask for help if she needs it. A huge well done to both of them.
Our multiplication wristband winners this week were...
Bradley D x2x5x10
Also, this week both Jack and Isobel have achieved their PLATINUM wristband. What a brilliant achievement. A massive well done for all their hard work on mastering ALL the multiplication and division facts and being able to apply them in maths.
Finally, all that remains is for us to wish you a fantastic half term break. Happy Valentine's Day to everyone for tomorrow, Happy Shrove Tuesday on the 17th (don't eat too many pancakes!) and Happy Chinese New Year on Thursday 19th. School re-opens on Monday 23rd February and we look forward to seeing you all then.