Time for a holiday!
When we come back to school after the half-term break, we will be starting a new topic about the rain-forest. There is a knowledge organiser for you to look at in the Topic folder at the bottom of these class pages. In science, we will be continuing to learn about life-cycles, including the life-cycle of humans. There is some information about this in the knowledge organisers about living things and humans in the science folder. In maths, we will be looking at the perimeter and area of shapes. We will be going into some more detail about online safety in our computing lessons.
We hope you have a great break. See you soon....
We have started to learn about the life cycle of a flowering plant. Today, some of us dissected lily flowers.
We listened to 'The Storm' today by a composer called Gioachino Rossini.
It is a kind of music that is called 'programme music.'
Programme music describes a picture or 'tells a story'. The descriptive idea or story-line is known as the programme.
This week we have been learning about the musical term: OSTINATO
An Ostinato is a continuously repeated musical pattern.
Ostinato…….not a tomato!
We listened to a section of 'Mars' by the composer Gustav Holst.
It has an rhythmic ostinato.
Welcome back to school 5W, whether it's in the classroom or on-line! Over the next few weeks, we are going to be learning about the life-cycles of plants in science and the Normans in history. In maths, we will be starting off with problems to do with area and perimeter.
We have been finding out about the effects of air resistance on parachutes of different sizes. Here is Kiran in the testing stage.
The children have created some lovely Indus Valley jewellery. They'll be painting it in the next week or so.
What happens to the crater when we drop a ball into flour from different heights?
We will be returning to school in just a few days. Here are some of the things we will be doing when we go back. Our topic will be the Indus Valley and in science we will be learning about Forces. You can find knowledge organisers about these in the folders at the bottom of the page. In maths, we will be learning about statistics.
Do you know what statistics are? Can you find out?
We will be getting going with some computing work on Thursday afternoons, starting with spreadsheets and internet safety.
Can you think of where these simple machines are used in everyday life?
There has been quite a mess this week with modroc everywhere! Our Henry Moore sculptures are developing well.
We have been learning about the sizes of the Sun, Moon and Earth. The Youtube video below shows how they compare to each other.
Why don't you take a look in the new 'Music' folder and listen to the song 'Earth, Space and all that Jazz' ? It will help you to remember some of your science facts!
We've completed lots of tests this week, started swimming and thought about our values. We have practised saying the 5W 5R rap. Hollie and Niyah have been elected as our school councillors and Ben and Chloe are our new Albany ambassadors.
Our New Board!
We've got lots of exciting work lined up for this half-term. In English, we'll be starting with poetry and in maths, we'll be developing our knowledge of place value. Our geography topic will be about America and our theme in science is Earth and Space.
Can you think of any American landmarks?
Do you know who Neil Armstrong is?
The class will be swimming on Monday afternoons with Mrs Goffin and Mr Still.
PLEASE DON'T LOSE THEM!