Today we looked at Christmas traditions Christians celebrate today and how they link back to the Nativity story.
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.
In English, Year 5 began highlighting the grammar features within their newspaper articles on Usain Bolt. We highlighted and annotated features, such as: subordinating clauses, expanded noun phrases, parenthesis and relative clauses and discussed what they were and how they would use them in their writing.
Today in English, Year 5 spent time answering comprehension questions, based on a newspaper report about Usain Bolt. Over the past week, they have been answering comprehension questions and creating this detailed two page spread, that is a guide on how to answer different question types. Today’s questions were inference questions. Inference questions involve explaining characters thoughts, feelings or motives, by using evidence from a text to support the answer.