Autumn 2 2023

Friday 24th November
In English we have been enjoying poetry by Ted Hughes. We then used one of them as a basis for writing our own seasonal poems first in a group and then individually. 
In maths year 5 have been learning about different types of numbers and we used cubes to prove why numbers were square or cube. 
We created our own web pages in computing yesterday and linked to sub pages, videos and websites using hyperlinks. We were able to format our text and text boxes.
Maths - TT Rockstars due Thursday
Friday 17th November 2023

In English we wrote a mystery story in the style of ‘The Watertower’ using our own setting. In science we have been separating materials using different equipment such as filter paper, sieves and magnets. We also evaporated salt water to see the salt crystals left behind. We have been practising for our play in the hall pretending to be on stage. We have to project our voice and face the audience when we speak. We have been learning a Gospel song called ‘Why do we sing?’. We looked at examples of Gospel singers and used ideas from them in our own performance.



Christmas Script - Please learn your words and where you come in - we are going script free next week

Reading every day to be signed by an adult

Spelling due Tuesday

Maths - at least 20 mins on TT Rockstars

Friday 10th November
This week in DT we have been learning about followers and cams and have started making our own prototype.
In English we are starting to create a setting for our own mystery story in the style of The Watertower. 
In music we have been learning more about gospel singing and we watched a video of Kirk Franklin and Ray Charles.
In PE were doing circuits and timing how long it took. We tried to beat our scores.
Spelling due Tuesday
Reading every day signed by an adult
Maths due Thursday - at least 20 minutes in TT Rockstars
Friday 3rd November
Thank you to those who have already learnt or are starting to learn your play words. It made the first run through very successful. The sooner you learn them, the sooner we can add in the fun. 
Elsewhere this week:
In English wrote the opening paragraph to our newspaper report about our book. We also made notes to help us for the main body. In PE we did gymnastics. We were travelling across the benches using different moves and learning to hold our stretches. In music we listened to Gospel and spirituals music and talked about what we could hear. In computing we started looking at websites and learnt that they are written in HTML code. 
Reading at least 5 times to be signed by an adult - reading record to be in every day
20 mins minimum of TT Rockstars due Thursday
Spelling due Tuesday