Angles, angles everywhere!!
Year 5 have adventured outside today, to uncover the different angles we have hidden around our schools outside environment. Armed with a protractor, a clipboard, a pen and their own intuition, the children have been investigating angles which appear naturally, as well as creating their own.
Year 5 go outside!
Today, we have been exploring the school surroundings, collecting resources to help build our very own Viking Longhouse. It was lots of fun! Stay tuned for more pictures of our final creation!
Josh and Archie
Today is World Book Day! We have been celebrating with a special visit from Published Author: Paul Delaney! His assembly was brilliant - we've never laughed so much!
Josh & Archie
New Class Bloggers.
The new class bloggers have been announced, the votes have been counted and verified. I can now reveal that the new Meerkat Bloggers are..... Josh and Archie!
Expect weekly updates from the boys about the 'goings on' in Meerkat Class... stay tuned for more!
Happy New Year!
Hope you have all had a well earned rest after a busy term of learning. This week the Meerkats have begun their topic on The Vikings. Don't forget, on Tuesday the children will be taking part in our Viking WOW Day. The children have been set a homework to complete over the Christmas break to create their own Viking shield or weapon - these all need to be in by Monday. As well as that, the children are encouraged to come dressed up as Vikings on the Tuesday.
During the Christmas break, Luke and his Dad spent some time together making their own Viking sword! The final piece looks amazing - well done!!
During Spring Term in Year 5 the learning will focus around our history topic of The Vikings. We will fully immerse ourselves into our topic with our Viking Day on Tuesday 10th January which will be a valuable learning experience for the children. Throughout this topic we will have the opportunity to design and make Viking Long Houses; understand why Vikings sailed long ships; look at why and where they choose to settle around Britain
In English, we will develop our narrative writing skills using the focus text of ‘Beowulf’ by Michael Murpurgo. Following this, we will be writing our own information texts based on the Viking Gods. Later in the term we will write and then performing our own Kennings poems around a Viking campfire!
In Maths, through our new programme ‘Maths No Problem’ we will be using concrete, pictorial and abstract concepts to learn about division, data handling and fractions. Children need to be continuing with their home learning of times tables and division facts in order to aid their maths in the classroom.
In Science, we will investigate and learn about different forces through collaborative learning and practical investigations.
With effect from the week commencing 9th January, our PE/Swimming day will change to be on a Thursday. All children are required to take part in these lessons. They will continue to need their PE kits in school, which should consist of: black or white shorts/tracksuit bottoms, a plain white t-shirt and trainers/plimsolls. Children will also continue to have PE on a Friday.
Homework will continue to be sent out on a Thursday and is due in on the following Tuesday. Children will have weekly spellings to practise and a learning task linked to the curriculum. Children are also expected to read at home at least 3 times a week and to record this in their reading journal.
We thank you for your continued support and should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Year 5 Team
This week we have been trying to answer the question, 'Why did people think the moon was made out of cheese?'
Luke, Aiden, Evelyn and Leah came up with the hypothesis that: 'the impact craters from asteroids, make the moon look like Swiss cheese!' We decided to test this, and look at impact craters in a little bit more detail.
Below is a video of Charlie, demonstrating what causes an impact crater. He used flour, to resemble the surface of the moon and a conker - to act as our asteroid...
Year 5 have safely landed back on Earth after an out of this world trip to the National Space Centre in Leicester! The children all had a wonderful time learning about space, enjoying the simulators and experimenting on all of the interactive exhibitions. We could not have been prouder of our Year 5 Astronauts in training – Well done Kangakats!
With the help of a very creative Mrs Delgado, this week the children have been creating their very own constellations!
Keep an eye on the skies tonight...there's supposed to be a meteor shower!!
This week the children have been writing poetry based on our focus text, 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret.' The Meerkats collected adjectives to describe an image from the text, then use their adjectives to produce some wonderful poems. Finally they shared their poems in our 'Poetry Slam!' Using tone of voice, expression and actions to enhance their own performance.
All of the children took part and have produced some fantastic poems!
What a brilliant start to the week we've had in Meerkats class! The children have been working so hard on tackling a new strand of mathematics - Singapore maths! Today we have been using concrete tools, in our co-op groups, to develop a deeper understand of place value!
Welcome to Meerkats Class Page!
Our first week has flown by, with the children jumping straight back into some amazing English work – describing an alien world!
Our new topic for this term is all about Space, with our focus question being ‘What lies beneath the stars?’ We launched the new topic with our Astronauts in Training day where the children prepared for their gruelling journey into space by taking part in some physical training, space food tasting and had a practice flight in our rocket simulator… pictures soon to follow!
I have thoroughly enjoyed my first week working with the Meerkats and hope this brilliant start, that all children have made to the new academic year, will continue.
Please feel free to speak to me for any further information.