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Friday 16th November

Friday 16th November

 

Welcome to this week’s blog from Year 5F. It has been another busy, busy week!

 

This week in school it has been PRIMARY FUTURES WEEK. On Monday, we had some special guests in school. There were five guests and the Upper Phase had to ask them questions about what they do for a living. They were only allowed to ask questions with a yes or no reply. From the clues, they then had to guess their chosen profession. Afterwards, the guests talked to the children about their careers and what they had needed to do to be successful. This inspired the children to think about what ambitions they have and what they will need to do to fulfil their potential. Here are some photographs from the day…

English - To follow this up, the children have planned, drafted and written letters of application for the jobs of their choice. We have many future pilots, teachers, footballers, nurses, policemen and women, actors and various other careers amongst Year 5F.

 

Maths – The children have been investigating both short and long multiplication using either the grid method or a formal column method. They began with short multiplication, multiplying a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number. Then, they moved on to a 3-digit number by a 1-digit number. After that, they learned how to use long multiplication using a column. Firstly, multiplying a 2-digit number by a 2-digit number and then some children moved on to a 3-digit number by a 2-digit number.

 

Have a look at this website which explains long multiplication further…

Science – The children re-capped and wrote up the life cycle of a frog. This was followed by investigating the life cycle of a dragonfly. Watch this short film clip to find out more…

Topic – The children learned about Viking long ships and all the different parts and their function. They then sketched some long ships. Finally, they produced a piece of art using oil pastels of a Viking long ship at sea.

 

Here is our certificate winner this week. She won for writing a stunning letter of application for the role of classroom teacher. We would definitely give her the job!

All that remains to say is have a great weekend. We will see you again on Monday.

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