Welcome to Year 5!
This week, we will be exploring the book Flotsam as part of our 'saving the environment' enquiry!
We have continued to explore the book Flotsam and have produced some wonderful writing. We have written Ebay adverts to persuade people to buy the Flotsam camera and written diary entries from the perspective of the girl, who found the camera. We have even had a look at a real Flotsam camera. In addition to this, we have been exploring ways to 'save our environment' and created a group presentation! We realised that it's really important to minimise the use of single use plastics and have pledged to look after our environment!
This week, we started our new enquiry: The Aztecs! For our WOW event, we cooked a Mexican feast including fajitas and cheesy topped nachos and it was delicious, yet a little spicy! We found out that the Aztecs originated from Mexico in South America and we're looking forward to learning more about the Aztecs. In English, we started a new book called the Hero Twins! This week, we have written character descriptions of the twins and thought about what adventures the twins would have on their journey to the underworld, which including crossing a river of blood and pus! Yuk. In Maths, we have been exploring the place value of numbers up to 1 million!
The weeks are flying by! This week, in Enquiry, we explored the city of Tenochtitlan, which is the old capital city of the Aztecs! We found out lots of information about the city and created a non-chronological report! In English, we wrote dialogues inspired by our book: The Hero Twins and in Maths, we continued to explore place value including comparing and ordering numbers and rounding. We have really been enjoying Health Squad! This week, we continued to develop our basketball skills and looked at the amount of sugar in different foods.
Shape, space and measure morning
On Friday, we had shape, space and measure morning! We looked at 3D shapes and played shape bingo, identified 3D shapes from 2D representations and explored the volume of classroom objects!
This week, in enquiry, we have been exploring the Aztec period! We investigated what key events took place during the Aztec period and found out about some of the Aztec rulers. In Maths, we have been exploring negative numbers. We used a numicon timeline to compare temperature differences and some of us wrote our own weather reports. In English, we have been writing a sequel to our story: Hero Twins and the Lords of Death!
Next week, we have a skateboarding taster session, which we're really excited about! Look out for pictures!
This week, we had our skateboarding taster session which we really enjoyed! As part of our Enquiry learning, we have presented news reports on the fall of the Aztec Empire and learned lots about two powerful Aztec rulers: Montezuma and Cortes! In Maths, we have secured and consolidated our understanding of place value and are looking forward to our next challenge which will be addition and subtraction.
This week, in English, we have been exploring the difference between myths, legends and folktales. We have looked at The Caribs, Theseus and the Minotaur and a Mayan folktale called The Chocolate Tree. Next week, we're going to be writing our own folktales! In Jigsaw, we have been promoting our learning charters and we now have a class mission statement which will be added to the website soon! As part of our Enquiry learning, we have designed our own chocolate bars which we will be making next week. There are lots of exciting designs including an apple and chilli flavoured chocolate bar! The PCSO's visited us this week and we learned lots about diversity!