In topic this week, we have been writing our traditional tales based on Little Red Riding Hood, but with a twist. The children have impressed their teachers with their descriptive language and their use of adverbials of time, place and manner, which was our grammar focus for this task. We also spent time editing and improving our stories as this is a vital part of the writing process. Thank you to all parents and carers who came to visit on open classrooms and some were able to read some of these.
In maths, our focus has been on square and cube numbers. The children understand how to calculate a square and a cube number and most know all of the square numbers up 144 (12×12) off by heart. Hit the Button is a great online game, that is free to use, to practise square numbers further and all times tables!
In topic this week, we have been exploring descriptive writing by looking at a traditional fairy tale, but with a twist. We have been focusing on the story of Little Red Riding Hood, however we watched a different version of the story called ‘Le Chaperon Rouge’. From this we have created a character description of a forest creature of our choice and created a descriptosaurus for our setting description. After that, we completed a plan of our actual story using the headings; Opening, Build Up, Problem, Resolution and Ending. We will be using this to write our stories next week.
In maths this week, we have been focusing mostly on word problems using the four operations. However, we started off with a multiplication lesson to recap the method of long multiplication ready for the rest of the week. We have focused on understanding and unpicking questions as well as choosing the appropriate method to solve them.
In Topic this week, we have been used the knowledge and facts that we gained from our trip, to create a persuasive leaflet for a bus tour around London. We focused on using persuasive techniques and relative causes when writing our leaflets. In addition we also studied the differences between Paris and London and compared the two cities in a paragraph.
In Maths this week we have solving problems involving multiplication and division. We have improved our understanding of how to read and answer word problems. We finished off the week with an problem solving investigation around multiplication and division.
In Topic this week, we have been looking at the artist Stephen Wiltshire, who is famous for creating detailed landscape drawings from memory. We began the week by exploring a range of sketching techniques, which included drawing the outline, adding detail and then shading to make our drawings come to life. Then each child picked a famous London landmark to create their own piece of art in the style of Wiltshire. The children demonstrated amazing resilience during this lesson and we were extremely impressed with the work produced.
During the week, Year 5 also went on a trip to London to explore these landmarks further. The children were able to see the different buildings they had been drawing and compare a range or architectures and designs. We also found out some interesting facts about the different landmarks, which we will be using in our writing next week!
In Maths this week, we have been developing our confidence in long multiplication. The children have had to use prior knowledge and their times tables to help them solve problems. To end the week, we have introduced using short division, using a range of representations to help us understand why some answers might have remainders.
In topic this week we have been busy writing our persuasive reports about a chosen European country. Why not ask your child why they would recommend a visit to their country of choice, and ask what persuasive features they used in their writing? We also researched the main religions followed in Europe and how the celebrations vary over the continent.
In maths, we have been learning about factors, multiples and prime numbers. The children should now be able to recall factors, multiples and primes to 100 and give definitions of each. We have also completed puzzles and maths problems linked to the three areas. To end the week, we have revised how to use short multiplication (multiplying 4 digits by 1 digit) ready for next week when we will be moving on to long multiplication (multiplying 4 digits by 2 digits).