This week, we have been learning how to make a simple circuit using different components. We made circuits with a bulb, buzzer and a motor before drawing them into our books using the correct scientific symbols.
Although we haven’t been back long, we have already made an impressive start with our learning. Yesterday, we tackled coordinates – plotting and writing – and today we will be plotting shapes on a full quadrant grid.
In addition, we have started our self-portraits for our new hall display.
This week, we have been working hard on area, perimeter and volume. We have been calculating the area of squares, rectangles, triangles and parallelograms…it’s been a busy week! We have also been working on calculating the volume of cuboids and cubes.
This week, we have been making a start on our Christmas preparations. We have been working hard on our Christmas display board, creating our own Christmas decorations and learning the songs for the Y5 Christmas Service.
This week, we have been busy learning all about different time zones around the world. We looked at a world map which showed us all the lines of longitude and how the world is divided into many different time zones.
Did you know that when the bell rings at 8:45am, children in New York are still fast asleep as it’s 3:45am! And children in Hong Kong will soon be sitting down for dinner because it’s 4:45pm!
This week, Class 6 have started our new text – The Last Bear. We have been writing in role as the main protagonist, April, who sets off to Bear Island. We have also been looking at figurative language and how this can enhance our descriptions and create imagery.