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Friday 6th November

Welcome to year 5W's blog of the week, hope you all had a lovely half term break!



We have looked at angles this week in maths. We measure angles in degrees and we use a protractor, which is a special type of equipment, to measure angles. The children learned the four types of angles, right angles, acute, obtuse and reflex and were confident in deciding which angles were which! We have spent the week measuring angles, drawing angles and finding missing angles on a straight line!

Have a go at this game, use the protractor to measure how many degrees are in each angle. 



We started the week by writing a recount of some of the things we did over the half term. A lot of us wrote about how exciting their holiday was because they got to dress up and go trick or treating for Halloween! The children dressed up as all sorts, we had death eaters, zombie cheerleaders and a dead fairy!

We looked at the verb for 'to be' in Thursdays English lesson, ensuring that when we write sentences the subject and verb must agree. 



We have begun a new topic for this half term 'Valhalla', which is all about The Vikings! We are all so excited to be learning about this topic as it is very new to all of us and we know we are going to do some fascinating lessons around it. We completed a mind map this week to show what we already know about the Vikings, the children filled their pages, they knew so much! We have also completed a timeline putting historical events in order, we learned that the Vikings settled here from 793 AD till 1066, when Willian the Conqueror ended the Viking era. 



In science we have started our new topic for this half term animals and humans. The children have learned all about the life cycle of a human this week. We have learned about the different stages that we go through and the changes that happens to humans through each stage. We moved onto looking at the gestation change and what happens to a baby when it is in the womb for 9 months. Today we had Reception teacher Mrs Evans come into our class today to give a Q and A session about her pregnancy. The children were so excited to hear her pregnancy story and we cannot thank her enough for coming in. 


The children all went to the cinema on Friday to watch the film PAPER PLANES. It was a really fabulous film that is the highest grossing Australian children’s film in history! Here is a brief description of what it was all about…


An Australian boy named Dylan lives with his grieving dad who, following the death of his wife in a car accident, has lost interest in his son and life in general.

Dylan takes solace in his mischievous grandfather and his talent for making paper aero planes.

When this skill is spotted he attends trials that see him chosen to represent Australia at the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan.

After rowing with his dad, Dylan leaves for Japan with spoilt team-mate Jason, where he befriends fellow competitor and paper-folding prodigy Kimi.

Can Dylan overcome the competition and make up with his dad?