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.

 

Autumn 2 – Week 7

We have had a fantastic final week of term; full of festivities and treats. Some highlights were…publishing our winter poems, christmas code-breaking in maths, watching our Christmas performance (which was phenomenal!), watching the rest of the schools carols and performances (also phenomenal!), taking part in ‘Miss Campbell’s Christmas quiz’ and having a Disney film and treats, courtesy of the Friends of Cathedral School. Wow, what a week!

Well done Class 5 on an incredible term of learning. I am so proud of you all.

Autumn 2 – Week 6

Stars of the week: Medhansh & Samantha

Class 5 were chefs this week as they made salsa and guacamole. It was the perfect combination of our DT and Geography learning about the Americas. They thought about hygiene and safety and demonstrated great care and team work. They also reviewed Mexican food adverts and designed their own persuasive adverts. It was a brilliant day and we finished it by doing taste tests and enjoying our dips with tortilla chips, whilst watching David Attenborough’s explorations of the Americas.

Autumn 2 – Week 5

Stars of the week: Annie & Joseph

Christmas has officially come to Class 5! We spent time this week decorating our classroom – from window displays, to paper-chains, from upcycled angels to snowflakes. Class 5 put their crafty elf hats on and worked brilliantly in teams to produce some impressive festive spirit.

In computing this week, Class 5 learnt about uploading photographs from ipads to laptops and how to improve photographs by using the ‘rule of 3’ and editing software.

We finished recording our Christmas Play, Mary Mary. It is now in the video editing stage and we hope to share it with you all soon. Well done Class 5 for all your phenomenal dedication. You have certainly brought festive cheer to Cathedral School.

Here are our edited photos and some of the Christmas decorations.

 

Autumn 2 – Week 4

Stars of the week: Samuel and Lyonna

We have had another successful week of Christmas play rehearsals. We have started dress rehearsals and are putting in place final tweaks before our video recording. Thank you Class 5 for your dedication and professionalism – our timetable is jam-packed at the moment and Class 5 are being really flexible.

In Science this week, we were exploring forces using a Newton metre. Class 5 learnt the difference between mass and weight, conducted these measurements on different objects in the class and discovered the relationship between the two.

In Geography we looked at the different physical and human features of North America. Class 5 have really enjoyed our Americas topic and next week we will be looking at the features of South America.

In maths this week we have been continuing our learning on multiplication and have explored prime, square and cube numbers. Class 5 have loved learning this new mathematical vocabulary and knowledge. Next week, we will be multiplying and diving by 10, 100 and 1000s.

Autumn 2 – Week 3

Stars of the week: THE WHOLE OF CLASS 5

Class 5 had so many achievements this week. On Wednesday, we took part in a First News competition with other London schools. A HUGE well done to Class 5, who came 2nd! They took part in quizzes, debates and had a go at being editors. The articles they discussed as editors will be in the First News newspaper next week. Some of the skills we learnt will help us in our English next week, as we write a balanced argument.

We had a successful week of Christmas Play rehearsals too and it is beginning to take shape. We will continue with our rehearsal schedule next week.

Autumn 2 – Week 2

Stars of the week: Chimamanda & Kyann

This week in Class 5, we reflected on Remembrance Day and class 5 wrote very moving poems inspired by the poet Laura Mucha. We will share some of them on the blog when they are published next week.

We have started exploring Forces in Science and The Americas in Geography. Class 5 have really enjoyed getting stuck into these new topics.

Our nativity rehearsals are going well. Well done Class 5 for learning your lines so quickly! We will spend the next few weeks rehearsing and I will share a video on here of the final production when it is ready. Please encourage your children to sing the songs at home and remind them that they need to be acting throughout their time on stage, not just when they are saying their line.

Autumn 2 – Week 1

Stars of the week: Leo & Tallulah

In English, we have had a busy week of grammar. We have jammed the week full of homophones, modal verbs and relative clauses. Well done for all your enthusiasm Class 5. Next week, we will be discussing global warming and reading extracts of ‘an inconvenient truth’ by Al Gore.

In maths this week, we have been looking at statistics and exploring line graphs. Class 5 can now successfully interpret data from them. Well done! Next week we will be interpreting tables.

In P.E. this term we are doing basketball. We started on Thursday by dribbling and doing different passes.

Class 5 now have their nativity scripts. Please encourage them to learn their lines and the words to the songs. The songs can be listened to on the music blog.