This week, Year 5 have been busy in Maths learning about area. They investigated estimating area first of all, and looked at irregular shapes and even the area of their own hands! They then moved on to calculate the area of simple rectangles and eventually to compound shapes.
In Science, continuing our work on Materials, Year 5 thought about how we might separate mixtures. The children considered a variety of ways that materials can be separated – from flotation and handpicking to magnetism, and sieving!
Finally, it was World Book Day on Thursday and both classes made an enormous effort to come into school in the most fantastic costumes. Thank you so much to all the families at home for supporting the children in this way. 5A performed our poem, “Instructions” by Neil Gaiman, that we have been studying as part of both World Book Day and our whole school book project. They – in a very short time – put together a fantastic performance.
All our children are fantastic at collaborating and coming up with ideas together either to solve problems or to make a performance better. Mrs Flatt tells us that Year 5 made some wonderful music this week in their lesson with her. I believe it had a Viking theme – ask your child to tell you about “Loki the Joker”!
Have a wonderful weekend!