Year 5 Razorbills & Wrens
With the recent good weather, Y5 have been fortunate to take their Circuit Training outside recently. We have been collecting data over the half-term which we will use in our statistical work soon. We’ve also been using Atlases to describe not only the location of Brazil in different ways, but also to compare it with the UK in relation to common development indicators such as GDP, literacy levels and life-expectancy. Linked with our class novel ‘The Explorer’, children have explored how characters have been developed and how to develop the story further.
Recently Y5 have been developing their key skills in the invasion game of Handball. This has involved practicing a variety of passing and defending techniques, as well as applying them in mini-games.
In maths we’ve been using numbers up to 1 million, both counting in sequences and ordering numbers. We’ve also been lucky enough to have an author visit from John Dougherty, as part of the Appledore Book Festival.
Year 5 have had a busy start to the new school year. As part of our Rainforest work we had a wonderful trip to the Eden project, collecting data about plant leaf sizes and colours to use in later maths work. In class we’ve been looking at animal life-cycles, informal writing styles and Roman numerals, amongst other things.