Maths

Today we recapped our knowledge on the long-multiplication method, by multiplying three-digit numbers by two-digit numbers. We also began to look at worded multiplication problems, to challenge them further.

English

In English, Year 5 recapped their knowledge on parenthesis, by completing a Kahoot quiz to test how much they remembered about this topic. This was a fun and engaging method to encourage the children to reflect on their prior knowledge.

Maths

We have been looking at division with remainders in maths and will be shortly moving onto long multiplication. To help us practise our multiplication and division further, year 5 have played a game of Mathopoly. They answered math questions as they moved around the board and the first person to get to 100 points wins.

 

Science

Year five have been looking at the force of gravity in science. They used Newton Metres to find how much objects around the classroom weighed, based on the gravitational force on the objects and then recorded their weights.

 

Maths skills

Year Five worked in groups today, to find the perimeters of composite rectilinear shapes. They had to find the lengths of missing sides before they added all the side lengths together.

English

In English, Year five have been looking at William Shakespeare. We carried out some research about Shakespeare’s life, so that we are able to write an obituary about him, for our big write.

Science

In Science, Year 5 have been looking at the force of gravity. They used bouncy ball to demonstrate the force of gravity; no matter what way they threw the ball, it always fell back down towards the centre of the Earth.

Maths


In maths, Year five began to look at factors of numbers. They used the counters to represent the factors, by putting them into arrays that showed the different factors.

In PSHE, Year 5 have began to learn about their environment and the community and its impact on others. We looked at the Governments job and how they had to share out the countries finances, decide where the money should go and how much everyone should get. Year 5 were given areas to share out money to, such as healthcare, education, housing, amenities and benefits; they had to decide which was a priority and needed more money. They used counters to replicate this money and had discussions in their groups as to their reasons why they thought each area needed the money that they were given. They then reflected on the impact on each area with regards to the funding.

Maths

In Maths, Year 5 have been looking at multiples. They were given a sheet which involves working together in pairs to solve the problems. The first problem on the sheet, was to figure out what colour the balloons should be, based upon their multiples and then work out which number had common multiples.