## Summer 1 – Week 5

Stars of the week: Constance & Canaan

We started our learning on geometry this week. If you see someone in Class 5, ask they why they were stood up in a maths lesson! Our geometry focus is on angles and we will continue this next week.

In R.E. we have been exploring the journey of life and death. Class 5 were research the belief in different religions and then shared their knowledge with a partner.

We are looking forward to POETRY WEEK, which starts on Monday!

## Summer 1 – Week 4

Stars of the week: Eayon & Fabian

This week in maths we have been counting in fractions and decimals. We have also started solving addition and subtraction questions containing decimals. Well done Class 5 for your incredible hard-work and willingness to challenge yourselves.

In Extended writing, we published our autobiographies – they will be great to reflect on in the years to come.

We have been consolidating our spanish learning about the cafe this week. Class 5 did a survery, asking each other ‘¿qué quieres desayunar?’. This means ‘what would you like for breakfast?’.

## Summer 1 – Week 3

Stars of the week: Christina & Cecilia

On Friday last week, Class 5 were part of the whole-school hedge plant. Well done Class 5 for being such considerate gardeners.

In English this week, we have continued our learning around The Silver Sword. Class 5 have taken on the role of Bronia, the youngest child, and written a diary as her. They have tried to include all the grammatical features we have been focusing on.

In Maths we have been exploring percentages. Class 5 have shown immense dedication to this learning. We will continue exploring decimals next week, where we will be adding and subtracting them.

## Summer 1 – Week 2

Stars of the week: Remy & Aya-Grace

Class 5 have been busy this week learning about decimals, fractions and percentages in maths. They have been converting between the three and solving problems related to them.

In Science, Class 5 planned and discussed investigations that they wanted to carry out. They worked incredible well as scientist to think of their patter-spotting question and the method they would need to investigate it.

In PE, Class 5 performed their hip-hop dances. Zoe and I were blown away by their team work, co-ordination and enthusiasm. Here are some screen shots of their performances:

## Summer 1 – Week 1

Stars of the week: Maia & Romeo

Well done Class 5 for a brilliant return back after the Easter break. You have come back with so much enthusiasm for your learning. We have started a gripping new book in English called “The Silver Sword”. It has helped us to engage with lots of grammar – including complex and compound sentences, subordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions and the use of relative clauses and pronouns. I am SO proud of you Class 5 for all your hard work. Next week we will continue exploring this book.

In maths we have been learning about decimals. We have been understanding their place value and rounding them. I have been blown away by their efforts. Next week, we will be comparing and ordering decimals. In addition, we will be bringing in percentages.

It was World Earth Day on Thursday and Class 5 spent some time preparing the ground for our new school hedge to be grown next week.

## Spring 2 – Week 5

Stars of the week: Teniola & Filip

Well done Class 5 on all the assessments you did this week. You worked so hard and should be very proud of all the effort you put in.

We have started planning our coil pots in art, which we will be creating on Monday.

The biome presentations began on Thursday and will be finished today (Friday). I have been blown away by the team work and professionalism the class has shown in these projects. Well done Class 5!

## Spring 2 – Week 4

Stars of the week: Bernice & Courtney

Class 5 have had such a brilliant week doing BIKEABILITY. The instructors were blown away by how polite, respectful, eager and hard-working the class were. Well done Class 5! You should all be so proud of the progress you made; whether it was building your confidence with turns and signalling, getting out onto the road or learning about brakes and gears – you were absolute stars.

As well as Bikeability this week, we perfected the written method for multiplication and division. The class also worked in groups to create Biome presentations – each group will share them with the class next week.

## Spring 2 – Week 3

Stars of the week: All of Class 5

It has been absolutely magnificent back in class again this week. Class 5 have returned with buckets of enthusiasm and energy for their learning. It has also been very uplifting seeing friendships reunited.

We have been re-capping fractions in maths this week. Class 5 put in a great deal of effort with fractions over lock-down and we are now building their confidence further in class. Next week we will be reviewing the written methods for multiplication and division.

In art we continued our learning about North American pottery and started practising the coiling method with clay.

In geography, we were exploring the location of rainforests.

Next week is Bikeability! Please remember to bring P.E. kits to school on Monday and your bikes/helmets (if you have them). Between cycling sessions, we will be continuing our biome projects and Miss Campbell will be working through the maths in small groups.