Friday 5th June
Welcome back to the Year 5W blog. It has been a busy first week after the half term break. Happily, the sun has tried hard to make an appearance this week. Here’s hoping we see more sunshine in the coming weeks.
Maths - This week we have concentrated mainly on Roman Numerals. We discovered that the Romans used letters to represent numbers. Did you know that X is worth 10? Can you remember which letters represent 50 or 500 or 1000?
Have a look at this website to find out more about Roman Numerals…
English – We have read the Greek myths Pandora's Box and Theseus and the Minotaur and answered some comprehension questions about them. The Minotaur was a huge, terrible creature, half man half bull. It lived in a labyrinth (maze) and every year the evil King Minos forced seven young men and women to sacrifice themselves to the Minotaur, who devoured their flesh. We discovered that Theseus (the hero) was brave, strong and determined. He fell in love with the beautiful, clever Ariadne, who helped him to defeat the Minotaur. She gave him some thread so that he could find his way out of the maze once he had slain the Minotaur.
Also, we have all designed and drawn our own Greek hero, heroine or mythical beast. They are amazing! After that, we made a WANTED poster for our character. We had to describe their appearance and where they might be found.
Finally, today we have looked at a description of a setting and highlighted all the fantastic features we found in the text. Then, we wrote a description of a setting which could be found in a Greek myth.
Topic – We have continued with our topic entitled NEW ENGLAND. We have found out facts about the United States of America. Did you know it is made up of 50 different states? Can you name any of them?
We now know the capital city, what the flag looks like, some of the food eaten there, what the weather is like and some of the famous landmarks like the Statue of Liberty or Disneyland.
This week in Assembly our CERTIFICATE WINNER was Andrew for making a big effort with his reading at home – keep it up!
This week Cory has achieved his GOLD wristband. What a brilliant achievement. A massive well done for all his hard work on mastering ALL the multiplication and division facts and being able to apply them in maths.
Finally, enjoy the weekend and we will see you back in school on Monday.