Welcome to Year 5F’s blog for the week. It has been lovely to have Mrs Dougherty back with us this week in the mornings, now that she is fully recovered. The staff and children have all missed her and were delighted to see her back in school.
Maths – This week the children have been investigating the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. They then moved on to looking at percentages in more detail. They learnt that per cent means out of one hundred. The children have been finding 50%, 25%, 75%, 10%, 5%, 15%, 20% and 1% of a given amount.
Take a look at this website which lets you have a go at creating a park, using percentages, for yourself…
English - The children have continued to complete work based around the novel Bill’s New Dress by Anne Fine, where Bill wales up to find he is a girl. They have begun to plan and write their own version of the book for themselves. They viewed a short clip from the film Freaky Friday, where the mother and daughter swap bodies and watched both of their reactions. They used this to think about how they would feel if they woke up as a parent for the day.
Science - This week the children have been learning about friction and how we use this force in everyday life. They discovered the smoother the surface the lower the friction. So, therefore this is why we skid on ice and move easily down a slide. Also, they learned that the rougher the surface the higher the friction. This explains why we put ridged, rubber soles onto our shoes to help them grip onto the path so we don’t slip and slide all over the place.
Watch this BBC clip which helps to explain how friction is created...
Topic – The children have been learning what life was like in Ancient Greece. The looked at what homes were like, what clothes they wore, what they ate and how life was very different for boys and girls.
Here is our certificate winner for this week. He won for working hard in Maths this week. He demonstrated great resilience when learning about percentages. Well done from all of us in Year 5F.
All that remains is to say goodbye for this week. We hope you have a great weekend and will see you again next week.
Don’t forget to watch England playing their opening match, versus Tunisia in the World Cup, on Monday evening at 7pm on BBC 1. Come on England!