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Week 5

It’s been another busy week of learning in 5/6.

In English the children planned, designed and put together their fact pages based on their non-chronological reports about Antarctica. As mentioned before the level of knowledge that the children have about Antarctica is staggering and we were super impressed by their creative and eye-catching work.

In shared reading we have been looking at the poem, 'My Shadow' by Robert Louis Stevenson. The children have looked at its features and also answered questions about it. What was the highlight of shared reading was listening to the children perform the poem after taking some advice from Michael Rosen on how to be animated readers. To see lots of the children be so brave and come to the front was lovely.

In maths the children have been continuing their work on fractions. This week we have been multiplying and dividing fractions by both integers and other fractions as well as also applying our knowledge of fractions into real life problems. The children have a really positive attitude to maths and seeing so many of the children who used to struggle with this side of maths flourish has been amazing.

In history our attention focussed on the dietary habits of the Maya civilization. The children compared what they eat in their lives with what the Mayans ate as well as looking at the different and innovative ways that the Mayans farmed.

In science the children investigated the effects of water resistance on different shaped objects falling through water. It was a very wet lesson!

In PE the children have been practicing the high jump using the scissor kick method.

Finally at the end of the week we have joined the rest of the school in studying the book 'One Plastic Bag'. This book links in with our One World link and is about a woman in Gambia who turned plastic bags into purses and thus helped stop plastic waste in the country. The children spent time learning about Gambia and then worked in groups to put together instructions on how to make a purse based on what they have seen in the book. 

Here's hoping for a dry weekend,

Mrs Williams and Mrs Young.

Science - exploring the effects of Water Resistance on different shaped objects

Maths Fractions

RE-What Would Jesus Do?