Year 5

This week in year 5!

We have had an exciting week in year 5 this week. In maths we have started learning about area and perimeter and now know how to the find the perimeter of rectangles, squares and compound shapes. In English we have been looking at Wallace & Gromit’s cracking contraptions and writing our own explanations. On Wednesday we had a rock band workshop where some of us had a go at being in a rock band! In science we have planned and carried out our own experiments.

 

In our celebration assembly we celebrated children who had shown good team work, enthusiasm and improved presentation.

Highlights of the week

Shotgun

Year 5 Homework 18.01.19

Maths homework: Complete all set tasks on Mathletics & practise timestables (this can be completed on TT rockstars).

English homework: Reading every evening and spelling practise.

In this weeks spellings we are looking at the rule ‘i before e except after c’.

achieve

ceiling

believe

piece

deceive

receipt

receive

thief

perceive

deceit

SUPER SPELLINGS:

foreign

individual

STEM Week

What an amazing week!

Across the school we have been focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), in year 5 we were set the challenge of making our very own balloon powered car.

They had a few basic instructions to follow and a set of materials they had to use, in groups they worked together to make the cars. Their first attempts didn’t move very far, some went in circles or flipped over, but they were excited to evaluate their designs and improve them.

After a group discussion, writing instructions, redesigning and making the car again we were much more successful!

Our winning groups were…..

Willow Class: Ozzie & Alexi

Birch Class: Ethan, Cloe, Wade & Emily

 

 

 

 

A few pictures from our STEM week:

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Year 5 homework 11.01.19

Maths homework: Complete all set tasks on Mathletics & practise timestables (this can be completed on TT rockstars).

English homework: Reading every evening and spelling practise.

In this weeks spellings we are looking at the suffixes -ibly and -ably.

terribly

horribly

capably

enjoyably

comfortably

responsibly

flexibly

reasonably

incredibly

understandably

Super spellings:

especially

familiar

Year 5 Science- water resistance

In year 5 we have been learning about different forces. Today we looked at the effects of water resistance.

We tested different shapes and dropped them in the water to see which would fall the fastest.

We found that a cone shape was more streamlined so fell through the water the fastest.

The cube has flat sides so faces more water resistance and fell the slowest.

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