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# Friday 2nd February

Friday 2nd February

Welcome to Y5F’s blog for this week! As always, it has been a jam-packed and busy week.

Maths – This week in Maths the children have continued to investigate short division using the ‘chunking’ method. This involves subtracting ‘chunks’ from a number repeatedly. Some of the children are now dividing a 4digit number by a 1 digit number with no remainder, whereas others are using numbers that will have a remainder leftover.

Take a look at this website which helps to explain how to use the ‘chunking’ method in more detail…

English – This week we have begun our new class novel called The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We have only read the first few pages and already we are all hooked! Nobody knows where The Iron Man comes from or how he got here. We have been making some predictions about the story using the front cover and the blurb on the back cover. Also, the children have been imagining that they are seagulls! Yes, I did say seagulls! In the story some seagulls find part soft He Iron Man’s body on the beach. We imagined the conversation between these gulls when they find these strange ‘creatures’ on the beach! Here are some pictures of the children working together to create a shirt piece of drama to act out their conversation…

Topic –The children have continued their topic EARTH AND SPACE. The children have been finding out about the different layers that make up our planet. Did you know that there are five different layers? Also, our planet is the only one in the solar system that has liquid water on it.

Science – This week the children have been finding out about the two different theories from history about orbits of the planets. Aristotle and Ptolemy both believed that the Earth was at the centre of our solar system and that the sun, moon and all the other planets orbited around Earth. This was known as the Geocentric Theory. Later on, astronomers like Galileo and Copernicus argued that in fact, the sun, was at the centre of our solar system and the planets all orbited around the sun. This is known as the Heliocentric Theory.

Our CERTIFICATE WINNER this week is Ethan. He won for listening to the advice about the importance of reading both at home and in school. We now see his reading book in school every day and he is reading with mum every night. Well done – let’s keep it up!

Just a quick reminder that it is the children’s trip to Jodrell Bank on Wednesday. Also, on Tuesday, next week, the children will be visiting St. Francis’ Church as part of their RE topic about The Church.

We would like to wish you all a fantastic weekend and we will see you again on Monday.

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