Farm to Fork
Summer 1 2017
This half term we have been learning about farms. We began by finding out facts about different farm animals. We used the facts to write our own reports. Then we wrote some farm riddles for our friends to solve. They are displayed in the school hall. Come and see them and see if you can guess the answers!
We have also been finding out about farm vehicles and the jobs they do on the farm. We are completing a Design and Technology project to make our own farm vehicle using wheels and axles.
In Maths we have been helping solve some farm related problems. For example helping the farmer work out how to plant his crops using arrays.
Once again, we have had some lovely topic homework. Thank you to our grown ups for all their help.
Spring 2 2017
We started our topic with a Teddy Bear's Picnic. We used our enterprise skills to help us to organise and plan it. We had to work together to choose what food to buy and make sure we stuck to our budget. In Maths we have been learning about fractions. It really helped us to share our food by cutting it into quarters and halves. Our teddy bears loved being at school with us for the day!
In Literacy we have been learning about stories set in woodlands such as the traditional tale 'Hansel and Gretel' and Julia Donaldson's 'The Gruffalo'. On our educational visit to Doncaster Forest School we went on a Gruffalo treasure hunt and even found his disgusting wart!
We have enjoyed finding out about different plants and trees. We have learnt how to name their different parts and what they need to grow and be healthy.
Destination: Outer Space!
Happy New Year everyone! Class 5 have had a brilliant start to 2017 with our new topic 'Destination: Outer Space!' We have shared some wonderful topic homework from the holidays. Thank you to our families for all their help.
We have started our new topic by writing space themed poetry and exploring stories which are set in space. We will also be finding out about famous events and astronauts such as Tim Peake and Neil Armstrong. We are continuing to observe the seasonal changes and will deepen our knowledge by learning about the rotation of the Earth around the Sun. In Maths we are developing our understanding of place value and introducing simple multiplication and division problems. We are completing an artist study of Van Gogh and using 'Starry Night' to inspire some of our own paintings. In PE we are learning how to Streetdance. We loved learning new moves to One Direction this week.
We are very excited about the upcoming 'Wonderdome' visit.
Class 5 have had a brilliant start to their second half term. The children have shared some wonderful topic homework with each other during Show and Tell. In Literacy we have been writing about 'The Snow Queen'. We have been learning how to make our writing more exciting for our audience. In Maths we are learning different strategies for completing addition and subtraction strategies. In Science we will be looking at different animals and describing their similarities and differences. We will be finding out about different types of lever mechanisms and using them to make moving pictures. We are very excited about celebrating Christmas. We will be beginning our rehearsals for our Nativity soon. We are also going to use our enterprise skills to plan our Christmas party.
Through the Keyhole
Class 5 have had a wonderful start to the year and have enjoyed our first topic 'Through the Keyhole'.
We have been learning all about life in the Victorian period. We had a brilliant day at Clifton Park Museum finding out about Victorian life. We had to learn how to do lots of Victorian chores. It was a very tiring day!
In Literacy we have been learning how to write instructions and practising following the pattern of a poem. In Mathematics we have been developing our counting skills and our understanding of place value in two digit numbers. In Science we have been finding out about different materials and their properties. We have thought about objects that use electricity and built our own circuits. Can you imagine what life was like before electricity was discovered?
We have been studying artwork by Lowry and sketching buildings to develop our own drawing skills.
Class 5 are very proud of themselves for their brilliant performances in Sports Day. We had lots of fun and all supported each other as a team. We had some outstanding performances in the finals for the sprint, long jump and discus. Here are some of our fabulous medal winners!
Class 5 are extremely excited about their new topic and have brought in some fantastic topic homeworks. We have written a non-fiction text about gorillas. Did you know 96% of their DNA is the same as humans?
In Mathematics we have been learning about fractions and how to work out halves and quarters of different quantities and shapes.
Stay Strong, Live Long!
Class 5 have been learning about how to be healthy this half term. we have really enjoyed finding out about our bodies and have completed lots of Science experiments such as 'Are two eyes better than one?'
We loved retelling the story of 'Nora the girl who ate and ate..'. She was not a very healthy girl!
We have designed and prepared healthy fruit salads and found out about what foods our body needs.
We enjoyed preparing our fruit salads but we LOVED eating them!
We looked at the work of the Italian artist Arcimboldo and it inspired us to make our own fruit faces.
Class 5 have been learning about dinosaurs this half term. We researched facts about Stegosauruses to write our own non-fiction texts. We also interpreted different tables and diagrams to find out about dinosaurs' heights and lengths. We used this data to make our own bar charts.
We were very lucky to have a visit from the Dinostar company. They showed us lots of interesting artefacts including dinosaur bones, claws and teeth.
Heroes and Villains
Class 5 have been learning about heroes and villains. We have designed our own superheroes and described their super powers and costumes. We have also been solving maths problems featuring Fireman Sam and the Joker. In P.E. we have been practising our ball skills and also choreographing a superhero dance. During our History lessons we have learnt about Guy Fawkes and in Geography we located London on a map and looked at London's most famous landmarks.
We have just auditioned for the Year 1 Nativity. After some brilliant auditions, we are very excited to start rehearsing.