Friday 30th November
Welcome to this week’s blog from Year 5F. We have had yet another busy, busy week!
English – This week, we have begun to look at our new text, How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. The children have looked at the front cover and using the title and picture made predictions about the book. Next, they looked at the back cover and using the blurb they deduced the five Ws – who, what, where, when and why? Who the main character is, what the story is about, where it takes place, when it takes place and why the story is being told.
Maths – The children have begun investigating bus stop division (short division). They have divided a 2, 3 and 4-digit number by a 1-digit number, without a remainder. After that, they moved onto numbers with a remainder. Have a look at this website which helps to explain it a little further…
Science – The children have been learning about the lifecycles of mammals. They discovered that although all mammals have the same characteristics and their gestation times may differ, they all have the same life stages in common, even humans. They have drawn a diagram of the mammal life cycle with pictures and explanations of each stage.
Topic – The children have been learning about the Viking raid on Lindisfarne (or as the Vikings named it, Holy Island). They have imagined that they were on the first Viking raid of the island, pillaging and plundering the Priory. They have created a storyboard to help them write a diary entry next week.
Here is our certificate winner this week. She won for finally starting to believe in herself. This renewed confidence has led to some super writing and to her becoming a ‘Division Diva’. She was also chosen as the Upper Phase Pupil of the Week and gets to take the trophy home. Congratulations and well done from all the children and teachers in Year 5F.
Next Thursday (6th December) is The Great Westfield Bake-Off. Please put this date on your calendar and come along to show your support in the afternoon.
All that remains to say is have a great weekend. We can't believe it will be December tomorrow!