Welcome to 5B!
Our class teacher is Miss Beech and we are supported in class by many other wonderful adults in school.
AUTUMN TERM 2
This afternoon, we have been continuing with our topic 'Battle For The Crown!'
We looked specifically at the events of the Battle of Bosworth, and then did a reinactment of the battle. We had lots of fun exploring what might have happened.
In Maths, we have been learning about Addition and Subtraction. We used digit cards 0-9 to explore which numbers would add to make the largest total, and which would make the smallest total. We had some fantastic discussions about how the place value of each digit could change this.
In Science, we have been thinking about how plants reproduce. We looked at a range of different types of plants and then sorted them as a group, into whether they reproduce sexually or asexually.
This morning, we began our new singing project called 'Sing 2gether Swadlincote'. We have a very experienced music teacher called Clare, who will be working with us for the next few weeks, on a Wednesday, to learn songs for our singing showcase with 2 other local schools.
Today in Science, we have dissected flowers to look at the parts inside. We were really fascinated at what we saw!
Today in English, we have been looking at the story of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'. We have used our skills of editting and improving for the story opening, to make it the best that it can be.
Today, we have had an immersion day for our new English topic of Narrative Writing. We are basing this on Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas".
The teachers were dressed up as the main characters, and we watched a clip of the film of of Halloween Town, up until Jack finds the Christmas Tree door.
We then looked at the characters of Jack and Sally and thought about what they look like, and how they might be feeling at this part of the story.
AUTUMN TERM 1
Today, we have dressed in our pyjamas to raise money for books for our school library. We enjoyed feeling very chilled out all day!
18 - 20.10.17
In Maths, we have come to the end of our first chapter, all about Place Value. As a way of consolidating their learning, the children have created their own place value board games based on rounding, finding more or less, greater than and less than, and also reading and writing numbers up to 1000000.
This afternoon, we have learnt about the Mayan creation story. We learnt that 2 gods, called Tepeu & Gucamatz, were the creators of the World. They originally made people from Clay, Wood and finally out of Corn. The children then had a go at these, and then we retold the story using our models.
This afternoon, 5B have had our INSPIRE Spelling workshop. The children thoroughly enjoyed making their spelling games, and creating fun ways of learning the words on the Statutory Spelling lists.
In PSHE, we have been looking at bullying and the effects of this. Miss Beech drew a person onto a piece of paper, then we said unkind things to it amd crumpled the paper each time. When we unrolled it, we saw that our character Gerald was all creased and uneven. We thought about how this links to how people who are the victims of bullying might feel. We had a long discussion about what each of us can do to be kind and help others so as we can stop bullying from happening.
Today in English, we have been looking at the features of Non-Chronological Reports. We used some exisiting reports and analysed them to see what features they did have, amd which were missing. We then added in the missing sections with our partner.
Today, Year 5 have visited the National Space Centre. We have had lots of fun and learnt lots of new information about Space. We particularly enjoyed the Planetarium and watching a 'Tour of the Night Sky', creating our own Weather Broadcasts, as well as exploring the other fantastic exhibitions. Thank you to the children for their superb behaviour whilst representing our school today, and all of the parent volunteers who gave up their time to support this visit, without whom, visits such as this wouldn't be able to go ahead.
In Science, we made models out of Oreos to represent the 8 phases of the Moon. We really enjoyed doing this, and tried really hard not to eat them during the lesson!
This afternoon, we have completed an Art project for the National Memorial Arboretum. They are currently holding an exhibition called 'Heartfelt Messages'. We used traditional paper folding techniques to create a heart, and then wrote a message of remembrance, or an important family memory or person inside of them.
The results are beautiful! I am looking forward to seeing them as part of the final installation. Well done 5B!
In Maths, we have been looking at Place Value. Today, we made digit cards and our 'In Focus' task asked us to use all 16 digit cards to make 3 numbers greater than 10,000 but less than 1,000,000.
In Topic, we researched information about why corn and cocoa were important to the Ancient Mayan Civilisation. We then made Chocolate Bark using plain chocolate, cayan pepper, salt, vanilla extract and cocoa powder. We will try it tomorrow once it has hardened.
In English, we made traditional Mayan worry dolls. They are designed to take your worries away at night, whilst you sleep. Can you find yours?
In Science, we have been learning about how the planets move around the Solar System. We did a piece of drama to show this.
In English, we are continuing with Instructions. In todays lesson, we ordered instructions to make a card lizard. We found this tricky, as despite ordering them correctly, some of the instructions were quite vague, meaning they all turned out differently.
Today in English, we were using imperative verbs. We played Charades to see if our partner could guess which imperative verb we were acting out.
Today, we had an immersion day for our English topic about Instructions. We made chocolate cornflake cakes and then wrote a simple set of instructions about how we made them.
This half term, our Homework grid was all about the Ancient Maya Civilisation.
Here are some of our fantastic Homework projects that we have completed.
In 5B, we have had a democratic vote to decide who is going to be our Student Council Representative for the year. The children all gave fantastic speeches, and once the votes were counted, Oliver received this role. Well done Oliver!