Building Brighter Futures Together
|Your 5MA staff are:||Your 5DP staff are:|
|Miss Ahmed||Mr Perkin|
|Miss Brunskill||Miss Halema|
It has been amazing to welcome back and teach the children this term. We are incredibly proud of all the work that the children have produced as they have settled into year five.
The children have really embraced the topic of emotions and mental health through our Thematic and English work, grabbing the opportunity to investigate what mental health is, identifying that emotions/feelings are normal and that it is how you deal with them that is important. This has been a really deep topic at times but the children have revelled in this and looking at the strategies to support these emotions/feelings in everyday life. Rephrasing their thinking to focus on the positive rather than negative to help support a positive mind-set. The children specifically embraced learning breathing techniques and mindfulness colouring (pictures added).
The children have worked hard within maths, progressing their knowledge in the topic of place value and number, each of them now has a stronger understanding of this as a concept of maths, which we will build on in our new topics of addition/subtraction and multiplication and division. One of the areas the children had to work especially hard on was roman numerals as the way to calculate them is so different in terms of logic to all of the other areas, however, they know understand how to read and write them
In PE we have been looking at striking and fielding games, through games like Danish longball and rounders, each and every child has improved their techniques and by the end of the term they were all striking and fielding the balls.
This half term our theme is Africa. We will be incorporating it into Geography, History and Art lessons. We will be exploring where it is in the world, comparing a location in South Africa with Keighley, looking at the history of the country and the artists.
Through English we will continue exploring Africa through reading ‘Journey to Jo’burg’ by Beverly Naidoo which covers the journey and aspirations of a family to achieve the ambitions and aspirations. As part of our learning, we have been making predictions about key events supporting our predictions with reasons. We have used the map and text to answer retrieval questions and make inferences.
In Maths we will be learning addition and subtractions followed by multiplication and division. This will incorporate formal 4 digit addition and subtraction questions; inverse operation to calculate missing numbers and multi-step addition; subtraction problems; identifying factor pairs; recognising and finding facts on prime, square and cube numbers; multiplying more than 4 digits by 2 digits; dividing up to 4 digits by 1 digit and dividing with remainders.
Through Science we will be investigating living things and their habitats. Within this we will spend the time identifying and grouping animals based on a number of factors, including whether this has an impact on their habitat and how environmental changes have or will make on these animals
In PE we will be focussing on invasion games, utilising a variety to help to build the children’s skills in this area.
We are delighted to welcome back our children after such a long time. We are incredibly proud of all of the children. They have settled in to their new year groups and have adapted to the new routines and class bubbles.
This half term our theme is Emotions. We will all be exploring different emotions and feelings, discussing how everyone has them and it is how we deal with them that is important, using life experiences and the impact it had on them.
Through English we will continue exploring feelings and emotions through reading ‘Sad’ by Michael Rosen which covers a range of feelings experienced by a parent through their experiences in life and the ways that they tried to deal with trauma. As part of our learning, we have been making predictions about key events supporting our predictions with reasons. We have used the illustrations and text to answer retrieval questions and make inferences.
Through our theme we will be learning about positive and negative emotions, how we can deal with them, how life experiences can impact on them and how we can look after our own mental health and well-being through a variety of activities.
We will be participating in discussions, role plays and sharing our own experiences and opinions. We will also be producing our own emoji to represent specific feelings and emotions, which we have used as a border to our theme board.
In Maths we will be learning place value and number following by addition and subtractions. This will incorporate recognising the place value of each digit in a 4-digit number; ordering and comparing numbers; round any number to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000 or 10,000; negative numbers; estimating; roman numerals; formal 4 digit addition and subtraction questions; inverse operation to calculate missing numbers and multi-step addition and subtraction problems.
This term, our theme has been Extreme Earth, where we have learnt about mountains, extreme weather and the most extreme areas on Earth: we were able to design and create mountain habitats as well as write amazing diary entries about surviving an avalanche. In English, we studied The Mountaineer who overcame an Avalanche by David Long and the children wrote some brilliant stories about friends who survived a tragic experience whilst stranded on a mountain – they all managed to include expanded noun phrases and relative clauses – well done to Year 5! In Maths, we have been learning about adding and subtracting large numbers using formal written methods (column addition and column subtraction) and applying this to solve problems including money, distance and time. We also began interpreting data on line graph on Numbers Day, which the children were all enthusiastic to participate in.