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# Friday 29th September

Friday 29th September

Welcome to this week’s blog from 5F. Once again, we have had another busy week.

Maths – At the beginning of the week, the children continued learning about Roman Numerals. After that, we moved onto counting on and back in tens from any number. For example, ten more than 34 would be 44, 123 less 10 is 113 etc. Following that, we moved on to counting backwards and forwards in hundreds from any number. The children needed to be confident with place value to be able to tackle this.

Take a look at this online activity to help you practise counting on and back in tens, hundreds and thousands…

English – The children have been looking at spellings with the letter y making a short ‘i’ sound in them. Also, they have been reading more of our class novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. This week we have concentrated on writing descriptions. The children have been imagining how the golden ticket winners must have felt as they first entered the chocolate factory. Then they have been describing what they saw once they stepped inside the spectacularly amazing building.

Topic – The children have been learning about the seven continents and the five oceans of the world. Take a look at this continents song which the children sang along with to help them remember all the continents…

## Continents Song

They located and labelled them all on a map. See how well you can do in finding them all using this online quiz at home…

Then, the children were all given a jigsaw activity where they had to put the world back together again. They worked together as a team. Here are some pictures of them working to complete the task…

Science – The children have continued their topic called LIVING THINGS AND THEIR HABITATS. The children have been learning about how new plants are made. They have found out that there are four main ways that plants disperse their seeds in order to grow a new plant. They can be dispersed by blowing in the wind, floating along on water, by ‘hitching a ride’ on an animal’s fur or being excreted by a bird and by the plant itself bursting open and scattering its seeds.

Take a look at this short film clip which helps to explain this a little further…

Here is our CERTIFICATE WINNER this week. She won for persevering when counting in powers of 10. She found it tricky but NEVER gave up!  Well done from all of Year 5F.

All that remains is to wish you all a fantastic weekend and we will see you back in school on Monday.

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