Welcome to Year Five
Our topic this half term is -
In our PHSE lessons, we have been learning about the importance of first aid and how to help people when they need it.
In science this half term, we have been learning about the properties of different materials and their uses.
During a practical experiment, we demonstrated that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes.
Also, some changes result in the formation of new materials and this kind of change is not reversible.
In maths, we used cubes to help us learn about volume.
Our enquiry question is -
What secrets did the Egyptians have?
Our key concepts this term are -
Care, power, conflict, Identity and power
Our first history lesson was about what we actually already know about the Ancient Egyptians.
We had a place mat to see if we knew some of the famous artefacts and features that were around in that time.
We went on an information run around the classroom to learn facts about the Ancient Egyptians.
We collected the information in our heads and wrote it all down on a mind map.
We took part in an opening of the tomb reconstruction relay.
After designing our death Egyptian masks, we created them using clay.
New archery equipment has arrived and we have really enjoyed being first to use it.
Research question this term -
Is there anyone out there?
Our key concepts for this term are -
Identity, Care, Power and Change
In Year 5, we are very lucky to have a Win Book each.
Here at Lawford, we really enjoy raising money for charities throughout the year.
Not only did we raise £540 for NSPCC, we also did lots of maths activities throughout the day.
We have been learning squared and cubed numbers.
We have been using cubes to help us to develop our understanding.
Using a fraction wall has helped us with equivalent fractions.
We are learning how to write an explanation text.
First, we have been text mapping what a good one looks like. This is a visual technique to help us to organise information for when we write our own ones.
This half term we have been working hard in boot camp and gymnastics.
In Art, we have been learning the process of mono printing.
In music, we are composing our own composition in the style of Hans Zimmers classic, 'The Earth.'
In French this term, we have been learning about Schools in France.
We have been learning what the subjects are called in french and about the timings of the school day.
Also, we have learnt about the French culture and how they celebrate Easter.
Our topic this term is -
Our topic question is -
Why is the Rainforest so important to us?
Our key concepts are -
Change, fairness, conflict, care and power.
We have been using a variety of manipulatives to work with numbers up to 100,000.
In PE this half term, we have been learning Bollywood dancing and we have been advancing our skills in squash with the coaches from the Garrison.
We have been researching birds this half term.
We have been looking at how to draw Rainforest animals. We learnt that using shapes can really help us when drawing animals.
In PSHE, we have been looking at different ways to help our well-being.