Friday, 25 November 2016

Friday 25th November 2016

5SG have had yet another very busy week! Here are some photos of their learning:

The children were working on some routines involving balances, in small groups in gymnastics this week.

 In Science the children learned that the size of the air resistance force causes objects to fall at different rates. They experimented, finding out how the number of paper clips affected the time the spinner takes to fall.

 In English, the children have been working hard to put together persuasive TV adverts to encourage people to visit 'The Museum of Fun'.

 In Computing the children have begun to crack codes (in our cryptography unit). They used semaphore flags to send messages to each other. Then they cracked a code on their whiteboards!

In RE, the children showed role plays to demonstrate different 'waiting' situations as part of our new unit of work 'Hope'. We used the technique of 'freeze frame' to find out their thoughts and what the character in the role play was hoping for.

Finally, congratulations to Finn for winning a special prize in a recent 'Autumn' display held at the town hall. 

Friday, 18 November 2016

Friday 18th November 2016

What another incredibly busy week! The children in 5SG have worked hard and should be very proud of all they've achieved!

In Geography this week the children were looking up archipelagos in Europe and then finding out which countries they are located in.

On Tuesday at the Anti bullying workshop children learnt the impact of bullying on others and what to do. The quiz at the end showed they had a good understanding of what they had learned.
The theme this year was 'Power for Good’. The key aim of the week was to support children and young people to use their Power for Good – by understanding the ways in which they are powerful  and encouraging individual and collective action to stop bullying and create the best world possible. In PSHE this week the children learned about the different definitions of mean, rude and bullying. They have created some fantastic posters to be displayed around the school. They also took part in role plays, showing what these words meant.

In Maths this week, the children have been learning about how to measure and draw angles using a protractors and key facts about angles. They’ve had lots of fun and they've had to think hard! They also learned about the terms radius, diameter and circumference. This is a good link to practise angle work:

Next week we will continue learning about angles and measurement but will go on to cover these areas:
Placing numbers to 100 000 and decimals up to two places on a line, rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and decimals up to two places to the nearest whole number; comparing and ordering numbers with up to two decimal places; reducing fractions to their simplest form; knowing and recognising equivalent fractions and decimals to half, tenths and fifths

This week’s science experiment focused on how different surfaces impact the friction caused to move a trainer along. Some real thought and planning went into this.  The children moved on to draw tables and bar graphs  to show their findings.

In music the children have learned what the term ‘metre’ means and have used their conducting skills to count the number of beats in a piece of music called 'Here and Now'.

In English, the children have learned a lot about a non-fiction text 'The Museum of Fun'. They've created reviews about the museum and discussed how persuasive language can encourage people to visit it. They planned a TV advert today and will be putting it together next week.

Here's a few photos of passing in our recent football lesson:

Finally, in RE we have come to an end in our 'Life Choices' unit. The children have recently been 'hotseated' in an interview for a disciple:

They also created some fantastic posters about the marriage liturgy and they have written some beautiful prayers for married couples.