Friday 14th November
Welcome back to the Year 5W blog. Today we have been in fancy dress to help raise money for Children In Need so a big thank you for all your generous donations.
Maths - This week, we began by problem solving. We were looking at number patterns and all the possible answers that could be found. Here are some pictures from Monday morning Maths…
Also, we have been looking at multiples, factors, square numbers and prime numbers. What a lot to understand!
A multiple is an answer in a times table. So, 6, 12, 21, 30, 39 etc are all multiples of 3 because they belong in the 3x table
A factor or a 'gazinter' (goes into) is a number that divides equally into another number. So, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12 and 24 are all factors of 24 because they all divide into 24 equally.
A square number is the answer to a number that has been multiplied by itself. So, 7x7=49…therefore 49 is a square number. Can you think of any others?
A prime number is a number with only two factors, one and the number itself. So, 5 is a prime number because it will only divide by 1 and 5. There is only one even prime number…can you guess what it is?
English - This week we have begun looking at a new text. We are reading How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. We are all fascinated by dragons and this book has a wide variety of them to learn about. We have watched a short film clip detailing some of the dragons that can be trained. We have taken notes about them all and next week we are going to design and write about our very own dragon.
Topic - We have begun our new topic all about the Vikings! We found out that they invaded our country in 737 AD and ruled our kingdom until 1066, when they were finally defeated by William the Conqueror.
On Wednesday, as part of our French lesson, Mrs Wilson brought in some food for us all to taste. Here are some pictures from the afternoon…
Our Certificate Winner this week is Josh for a HUGE improvement in his attitude. He has become the well-behaved, pleasure to teach by everyone that we knew he could be. More importantly…he is keeping it up every day!
What a fantastic certificate! We are all very proud of how Josh has turned himself around these past few weeks.
As always, we hope you all have a fantastic weekend and look forward to seeing you again on Monday.