Today, Year 5 learnt about using appropriate units of measure and we were able to identify which objects would be measured in grams or kilograms. We then moved onto length, focusing on metres, centimetres and millimetres. We measured different items around the classroom and chose the appropriate unit of measure, then converted our measurements between each unit.


Today, Year 5 consolidated their knowledge on converting units of measure, by doing a lollipop stick challenge. Each table had a pot with lollipop sticks in, each stick had a question written on it. In teams, they needed to solve and convert the units of measure on each stick. Once they had finished, they each completed a challenge question to challenge their current understanding and to develop it further.


It has been anti-bullying week this week and to highlight the importance of one kind word, Year 5 made a kind word chain to hang up in class. Each child wrote a kind comment about another child, then we linked the chain up together to show that we were united as a class and to show the value of kindness.


In maths, Year five were recapping their prior knowledge of converting units of measure, specifically focusing on converting between millilitres and litres, and millimetres and metres. We worked as a class to solve problems and practise how to write answers to reasoning questions. They will use this knowledge learnt in a follow-up practical activity and an independent problem-solving and reasoning challenge activity.


Today in maths, Year 5 consolidated their knowledge on converting between different units of measure, such as grams and kilograms, and metres and kilometres. We did a carousel activity, where the children moved around the classroom completing different challenges, such as problem solving and reasoning activities and using scales to weigh, convert and order different objects. It was great to hear their group discussions, where they used the key vocabulary learnt within the topic.

DT: Research

Today we continued to look at existing playground structures to identify the different features and discuss which of these are most desirable and why.

Music: Prior Learning

Today we recapped our prior learning on musical instruments and notation names before using clapping as a way to show the different beats in crotchets, quavers and crotchet rests. Next time, we will use this learning to play these notations on the keyboard.