Friday 28th November
Welcome back to the Year 5W blog. It has been a busy week with lots of interesting and exciting activities going on! Thank you to Keelan for his help this week writing the blog.
Maths - This week, we have continued looking at multiplication. We have explored short and long multiplication (using a column) where we multiplied either by a one or two digit number. Also, we have looked at multiplying decimal numbers.
English - This week we have continued work based around How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. We have looked closely at the text and answered questions about it. We have all been spotters and clue-finders! A spotter can find an answer by quickly scanning the text and spotting the answer. A clue-finder needs to read the text carefully and search for clues in the writing to answer a question.
Topic - This week we have investigated where the Vikings settled in Britain. They lived mostly in Scotland and the North of England. Their most important city (and biggest Viking settlement) was in Jorvik, or York as now we know it. Viking towns and villages usually ended in suffixes like by or ton or had ing or kirk in them. Did you know that kirk means church?
Also, we made Viking long ships which are on display outside our classroom. We researched about them and produced a leaflet detailing all our facts. As well as that, we designed and made our very own Viking shields. So, as you can see it has been an EXTREMELY busy week.
This week in class we have had two Multiplication Wristband winners. McKenzie achieved his 11s and 12s and Keely was awarded her 2, 5 and 10s wristband - a huge well done to both of them. Also, many of the class have been working on their times tables and have achieved their times tables certificates. A big pat on the back from all the teachers!
Our Certificate Winner this week is Keely for being short-listed out of 100 girls for an audition in London to perform as Verucca Salt in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Good luck in your audition, a West End musical star in the making! What more can we say? A huge well done to Keely from everyone we are all so proud of her! And…as if that wasn’t enough Keely went on to win the Pupil of the Week trophy for the Upper Phase in assembly too! Fantastic!
That is now Pupil of the Week for 5W two weeks in a row! What superstars!
As always, we hope you all have a fantastic weekend and look forward to seeing you again on Monday.