Friday 16th January
Welcome back to the Year 5W blog. It has been another busy week for us all.
Maths - This week we have been exploring how to use the inverse (opposite) to work out empty box (missing number) questions. We discovered that by playing about with the position of numbers we can move the empty box to the end and then easily work out the answer!
Let's show you how:
If we had a question like this...15 + = 22, then we need to find all the other number sentences that belong with it and one of them will move the empty box to the end. This is how we do it!
15 + = 22
+ 15 = 22
22 - = 15
22 - 15 = and this one is the question that we can use to fill in the empty box! How clever is that?
English - Our text this week has been called Turn Your Frown Upside Down it consisted of an extract from a story, entitled The Eruption, about a girl called Mandy who discovers that she has to move schools and is very angry and upset by the news; a poem, called Huff, about someone who has fallen out with their friends and a magazine article called Happy, sad, angry, glad? Amazingly, it told us that when we are happy we will probably laugh about 17 times a day! Did you know that just 15 minutes of laughter has the same benefits as 2 hours of sleep? What an astonishing fact!
Topic - We have continued to look at our brand new topic for this half term called EARTH AND SPACE. We discovered that there are only 8 planets in our solar system. They are called Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Pluto used to be a planet, but in 2006 it was down-scaled and is now known as a dwarf planet. Also, we have been researching the famous astronomer Galileo. Sadly, he was imprisoned for his scientific discovery that the sun was at the centre of the universe, not the Earth as many people believed. Today, his discovery is known as the Heliocentric Theory, whereas the belief that the Earth was at the centre of the universe is known as the Geocentric Theory. As you can see we have been learning some very important scientific theories!
This week in Assembly our CERTIFICATE WINNER was Keelan for having an absolutely fantastic week - super settled, resulting in some fabulous work. Well done and keep it up! . In addition, he went on to be chosen as Pupil of the Week for the Upper Phase. We are all super proud of Keelan.
Our multiplication wristband winners this week are...
Callum H x7x8
Also, this week McKenzie has achieved his GOLD wristband. What a brilliant achievement. A massive well done to him for all his hard work on mastering all his multiplication and division facts and being able to apply them in maths.
We also have quite a number of certificate winners who are working hard towards achieving their next wristband. Again, a big well done to them all.
Finally, all that remains is for us to wish you a fantastic weekend and hope to see you all back in school on Monday.