Class Teacher: Miss McGrotty
Learning Assistant: Mrs Preston
Midday Assistant: Miss Black
Welcome to Quartz Class
Homework and PE days
In Year 5 the children will be given three pieces of homework a week, English, Maths and Reading each week. Their homework will be given out on different days of the week however every class will have a full week to do their homework.
Class Councillor: Alfie
Class Ambassadors: Toby, Fabiha and Fraiser
Our work- Spring Term:
In Maths we have been reading, writing and identifying the place value of numbers up to 1 million
So far this week we have been exploring the life cycle of flowers and have begun identifying and exploring the parts of a flower and the role they play in the reproduction.
In Art we have been creating drawings that have a three-dimensional look. We have created these by using a vanishing point on the horizon.
In Music we have begun analysing Livin’ On A Prayer by Bon Jovi and we will eventually be signing this song which will most certainly be an interesting challenge! Hopefully we can get a video of this to show you at the end of the term!
During our PE lesson, we experimented with our running style. Some of our strides were ‘bouncy’, some had ‘pitter-patter feet’ and others we had to keep our arms crossed. This made keeping our balance rather tricky, so we ended up slowing right down! By experimenting with our running styles, we will identify and improve the best techniques so that our sprinting pace will increase.
Our work- Autumn Term:
In Guided Reading we have been reading the story ‘The Explorer’. The children have been able to answer comprehension questions as well as create storyboards of what is happening in the chapters we have covered.
In Art for this term we have been designing and sculpting vases. We have researched different vases through the ages as well as looking at different patterns for our designs. We even had a practise run at modelling them using plasticine. We made our final products out of clay and painted them with acrylic paint.
In Maths we have been focussing on all the operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). The children have been able to use their abilities to use column method and short multiplication and division. We have even been able to complete word problems and test like questions as practice for next year!
In Design Technology this term we have been researching gingerbread houses and then we have designing our own one. Towards the end of the term we will learn how to make our own edible house – we are currently really excited to do this!
To celebrate the Harvest Festival Year 5 have learned, performed and written their own poems. Here are a sample of some of them: