Huge congratulations to the children in year 5 who have clearly been working extremely hard at home throughout this half term. The children have spent a lot of time designing and making their own mythical creatures. Look how fabulously scary they all look…
On Tuesday we went to the British museum to look at some amazing Greek sculptures. Also we were given some really fun activity sheets including who was Athena and a short biography of who Alexander the great was. I think my favourite section was the lovely jewellery with real gold and silver. In one exhibit we saw a Greek throne made out of stone. Also me and some others found a beautiful neckless made out of pebbles. We found a marble fountain but it was a shame it wasn’t on. By the end everyone was very tired!
On Wednesday we were learning about prime numbers. Prime numbers are numbers that can only be times by one. We made posters about prime numbers that showed the meaning and examples of non prime numbers and prime numbers. Non prime numbers are numbers that can be in lots of multiplication times tables including two. So to find if a numbers prime you need to see in how many times tables it is. If it is in two or more it is not prime. It is only in one it is a prime number. Prime numbers are quite easy when you get the hang of it you just need a bit of practice
By Maggie Poplar
Yesterday we blew up balloons and got cups for the bases of our vases. We ripped up strips of newspaper and PVA glued them to the balloon. We had to do three layers of newspaper over and over again. Then we had to put normal white paper over the newspaper, today we have to paint the vase. That activity was fun but it was messy because most people dipped their hands in the glue to make the strips of paper extra sticky!!!!
By Alice Poplar
This week we are learning about Algebra. It may seem hard at first but it gets easier as you go along.
So an example would be A + A + A= BA
A possible answer could be 5+5+5=15.
We had a sheet of different questions that we could answer in partners but everyone only managed to do five because we were running out of time.
This week we have been making our own beast for the thirteenth labour for Hercules, then we planned our stories.
Everyone drew a brilliant beast from huge fish to tiny bears, everyone’s was different! When we were planning our stories we got to choose a weapon from ear buds to flaming swords, I chose a pair of tweezers!
On Tuesday the whole class took it in turns to read a paragraph from the book Hercules, the strongest man in the World because we are learning about Greek myths.
We are learning about Greek myths and we are focusing on Hercules and his twelve tasks. Each group was given one of the tasks. The tasks were defeating the Namean lion, the many headed hydra, Ceryneian Hind, Erymathian Boar, stinking stables, Stymphalian birds, the bull from Crete, man eating mares, the Queen of amazons, the Castle of Geryon and the Golden Apples. We were in groups of two or three. We also had to think about what would happen to Hercules. Some of us wanted him to die and some to stay alive.
For Greek Day we had to dress up in a Greek costume . In the morning we baked some Greek food, a puff pastry and we made Greek kebabs with some dips. In the afternoon we wrote our name in Greek letters and learnt a traditional Greek dance which we performed it in the small hall. Then we had a Greek feast and tasted all the food we had made. It was a fun packed day.
On Greek day we made three different types of Greek foods. The first one was a kebab (without meat), a feta and spinach puff pastry and two different types of Greek dips. The Greek dips were humus and tzatziki. The humus was made of chick peas, lemon juice, salt, olive oil and garlic. The tzatziki was made out of low fat yoghurt, spinach, garlic, salt, grated cucumber and fresh chopped mint. When we were making the kebabs we had a choice of : feta cheese, olives ( black and green ) cherry tomatoes and cucumber. When we were making the puff pastry we each and every one of us got a turn of rolling some store bought (not cooked) puff pastry. We chopped some more feta cheese and placed it round the puff pastry. Finally we put the spinach inside it and put it in the oven
Today the children in year 5 had a fabulous day. Dressed as ancient greeks, and the outfits were amazing, they spent the day learning about the greek lifestyle. We had many activities including preparing and cooking a feast of tzatziki and hummus, kebab skewers and feta cheese pastry tart. They all seemed to appreciate that Greek food is very tasty during the feast at the end of the day. The children also learned Greek dancing, made jewellery and wrote their names using the greek alphabet. It’s fair to say the children really do understand about Greece and Ancient Greece and this was very clear in the Greek pop quiz. Only one team managed 10/10 but the others were all very close.
Here are some pictures of the day…
This week we were reading the Minator and The Labyrinth. Today we read a booklet about it and afterwards we acted out a scene of our choice with our groups .
In year five we have been learning about the Ancient Greeks. In art we will be designing, creating (with paper maché), painting and then adding a pattern on to our homemade pottery. Paper maché is 2 part glue 1 part water, then rip little strips of newspaper and dip it in your watery glue concoction. Finally add the dipped newspaper onto your model or sculpture.
In maths this week we have been rounding numbers up to a million. We did some sheets for rounding… tricky being rounding to 1000, trickier was rounding up to 10,000 and trickiest was 100,000. We explained how to round numbers on an app called explain everything and we recorded our voices and drew pictures explaining how to round.
Starting the school year
It finally came to the day that we went back to school!
In the morning when we went to class we saw a special plate filled with raspberries, strawberries, and chocolate biscuits. Everyone was so exited and ate everything very quickly. They must have enjoyed it a lot. The plate was for the Wednesday snack and chat.
Figure me out
Today we did a maths task called figure me out. We did it by writing 6 different facts about ourselves including numbers
For example: How many hobbies I have, if you have 4, on a small piece of paper you would write:
36 ÷ 9=
Then stick half (so it has a flap) on a large piece of paper. After that you put the answer underneath the paper flap.
The magic box
Today we read a poem called the magic box by kit wright and then we had to make up our own poem in a group of four and then perform it in front of the class.