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An incredibly busy half term we have had! In the last week, four Year 5 children represented Peterbrook in the Archery County Finals, placing us 3rd in the county! What an achievement, congratulations to our team.
We want to wish you a wonderful Easter, enjoy the break and stay safe.
A smaller turn out to school today, however, great learning and progress were made. We compared and ordered decimals, rehearsed how to punctuate speech, finished learning about Holy Week creating our own mini books and explored sorting and grouping information in databases. To finish off we had a fantastic time playing in the snow!
Yesterday, the children who managed to brave the weather and make it into school worked incredibly hard. As a treat, we went out and played in the snow! We hope everyone is staying safe!
Last week we dressed up as book characters to celebrate World Book Day! In R.E Hawks began to make a mini book about Holy week. We cannot wait to dress up or wear something funny for money next week for Comic Relief!
Welcome back! Last half term was full of fun and learning, we began swimming and had a visit from a time traveller!
This half term is a short one, however, we still have lots of exciting things to cover, we will be taking a church visit and we will continue with our swimming, where all children have already made fantastic progress!
Read on to get a glimpse of a day in the life of a Year 5 pupil. This tells you all about what we have done in school today and also went up on the Peterbrook Facebook page.
Thursday 10th November 2022
We have had another busy day in Year 5! Here's a glimpse of what we have been up to...
In English we are really getting to grips with our topic: Finding the Boy - King Tutankhamen. This week we are working on an extended writing task, getting into the role of Howard Carter, the archaeologist who discovered 'King Tut's' tomb 100 years ago. We are writing first person diary entries as Howard Carter and all our hot seating drama work last week is really paying off as we convey some of the excitement he must have felt at his discovery through our writing. Today we edited our work so far and completed our diary entry drafts.
We are exploring skills of multiplication and division in maths. We focused on multiplying by 10, 100 and 1,000 today. Using place value charts, counters and whiteboards, we embedded our place value understanding before working independently on a variety of fluency and problem solving questions. Once we have this skill in place, we will be able to transfer it to multiplying decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000.
Kestrels have been looking at non-fiction texts in Guided Reading this week. We have been improving our skills of information retrieval within our non-fiction books as well as considering different ways in which to present information. Hawks' focus this week has been on how to use indexes and glossaries to locate and retrieve information.
Both classes managed to squeeze in a few laps of the playground to contribute towards our whole school target of 'Running to Qatar' for Children in Need. The children are so keen to make the distance by the end of next week and are hoping to fit a few more laps in tomorrow. Super running Year 5!
After an active lunchtime, we settled into Science this afternoon, where we have moved on to the topic of Forces. This topic links really well to last half term's study of Earth and Space. Today we discussed gravity, weight and mass. We completed a mini-investigation into whether the mass of an object affects the rate of its fall and learned about Gallileo's discovery that all objects dropped from the same height fall at the same rate, regardless of mass. We thought about the difference in gravity between Earth, the Moon and Jupiter and even walked around the room pretending we were on the Moon or Jupiter, thinking about the key differences (gravity on the Moon is about one sixth of the gravity on Earth; on Jupiter, gravity is 2.4 times the gravity on Earth!). We can't wait to go to the Space Centre next Friday where we know we will find out a lot more about forces.
We've had an incredibly busy day of learning in Year 5 and look forward to more tomorrow!
We have had a fantastic first half term, exploring the depths of Space, understanding where the Vikings came from and exploring systems and how to search using web browsers.
Our half term was finished with an excellent week of Bike Ability, where the children improved their road safety skills!
Enjoy your half term and we are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday 31st October!
~ The Year 5 team.
The children have settled into Year 5 life well. We are enjoying our new topics of the Vikings and Space! We are looking forward to Bike Ability Week - remember to bring those slips back!
~Miss Stock, Mrs Hurd and Mrs Mason