Year 5 – 23/3/18

We have started to look at Explanation texts in English this week. We read many examples to help us identify the purpose and features of this text type. To link with our Aztec topic, the children gathered information about why and how the Aztec made sacrifices and used this to write their own explanation text. We will continue with this after half term.In maths we have continued learning about decimals. The children have used their understanding to consolidate written methods for addition and subtraction by using decimal numbers. Using our understanding of the number system, we rounded decimals to the nearest whole number and completed some problem solving and reasoning activities to deepen our understanding.To those who attended the ukulele concert, thank you for coming and we hope you enjoyed it.There is no homework set this week.Have a wonderful Easter holiday!Year 5

Year 5 – 16/3/18

This week in English the children have completed their discussion piece on ‘Should animals be kept in zoos?’ They were able to include both sides of the argument and include different connectives. This week, we have based our discussion on the book we are reading – ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. The discussion question was ‘Should Stanley Yelnats have been convicted?’ We had a very interesting discussion about this using information from the text and our inference skills. We created a list of reasons for Stanley’s guilt and innocence which was then written into a discussion piece. The children were encouraged to use a variety of connectives that added more information as well as those that introduced an opposing opinion.

In maths, we have begun to learn about decimals and the relationship between whole numbers, tenths and hundredths. The children looked at how decimals related to fractions and what happens when a decimal number is divided or multiplied by 10, 100 and 1000. We will continue with this next week.

This week’s topic lesson has focused on looking at secondary sources to learn more about the Aztec civilisation. We also learnt about their religion and the significance of their gods, sacrifices and rituals.

This term, the children have been working really hard to learn their times tables and recall them quickly and accurately. We have had daily times table practice and quizzes to support the children. Please continue to help your child with learning these multiplication facts. We greatly appreciate it.

We hope to see you on Wednesday 21st March at 2.30 -2.55pm for our Year 5 Ukulele concert. The children are very excited.


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