This year, our class teacher is Miss Moore. We are also very lucky to have Mrs Marsh with us in the mornings!
Our current class read:
What we will be learning in Autumn 1.
Learning Journey - Were the Mayans Really That Bad? (History) and The Force Is With Us (Science).
Computing - E-Safety and Digital Literacy.
RE - Sikhism and the commitments they make to their religion.
In our core subjects, we will be working hard to cover both the Year 5 curriculum and ‘catch up’ on some of the content missed due to the pandemic.
Maths - Year 5 - Place Value, Addition, Subtraction. Year 4 catch up - Statistics and Shape.
Writing - We will be looking at some ‘nonsense’ poetry as well as fiction and non-fiction linked to our Mayans topic.
Reading - Fiction: The Jungle Book and The Boy at The Back of The Class. Non - fiction: Mayans.
Well done to the children who have reached the awesome authors board for our first fiction piece! #proudofyou
For our sensational starter, in a mantle as the Newhall Archaeologists we received a mysterious box! After a little predicting, we figured out that this box had come from Guatemala, Mexico! We then opened inside to reveal an ancient Mayan calendar.
We have also learnt about Mayan society, the gods and goddesses and the sacrifices the people would make to please the Gods!
We had great fun in week 4 re-creating a Mayan temple by following a set of instructions.
In true Star Wars style, we have been exploring how 'the force is with us'. So far, we have discovered how gravity works here on earth and how this is different for astronauts in Space with zero gravity. (Watch our video below!) In week 4, we did our first class investigation looking at air resistance. We used different sized parachutes to measure how air resistance can affect the speed of the parachute falling to the ground.