Can you believe that we have just one week before the half term break? Another week has flown by.
This week in writing lessons, year 5 wrote free verse poems about nature and the world around us. We explored figurative language and made an exceptional effort to include alliteration, similes, personification and metaphors in our poetry.
In maths, we are learning about statistics. We learned how to read and interpret line graphs. We even had a go at drawing our own, and using our graphs to better understand the data. We look forward to next week’s statistics lessons: reading and interpreting data tables.
Part of understanding our world around us is learning about different people’s beliefs. In religious studies we are exploring the 6 world religions. Over the past two weeks, we looked at Islamic faith and Sikhism. We know that the Islamic faith is based on 5 important pillars of faith, and that Sikh means ‘to learn’.
On that note, we can’t wait to share with you what we learn next week. We’ll be celebrating Black History Month, so circle back to see what amazing outcomes we produce then.
In writing lessons, we read ‘The Journey Home,’ which is a beloved classic by Frann Preston-Gannon. This week, we wrote our own versions of the story. Our focus has been to develop our vocabulary and write expanded noun phrases to make our descriptions more interesting.
In maths, we have been learning how to order, compare and round numbers to the nearest degree of accuracy. We’ve even learned how to read and write Roman numerals.
Learning how we develop and change is extremely important for understanding how to take care of ourselves, as we transition from childhood to adolescence. This has been our focus in Science this week.
Considering ways to take care of our planet has been a major topic of discussion in our PSHE sessions too. We have created posters and ‘up-cycled’ plastic bottles into containers, which can be used to store household objects e.g. pencils and accessories.
We are ready for the weekend, and looking forward to what awesome learning we will take part in next week.
This week, we are continuing on our Summer In The City learning.
In writing, we will explore different cities and write a leaflet to persuade and inform. In maths, our focus will be on geometry; and in reading, we will continue to focus on the skills of retrieval and inference.
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Hope you are enjoying your Summer in the City learning. Here’s a chance for you to expand your knowledge of cities all around the world. Can you create an A to Z list of cities that you can find around the world?
Remember not to use the names of countries for example: America, Britain or Zimbabwe.
You could start with:
Which city name would you list next? Have fun and share which cities you find in the comments.