In our Computing lessons, the children have enjoyed reading and creating code to create their own catching game, traffic light simulation and more recently, our Alien Blast game. Within this game, the aim was for the rocket to blast the aliens when it collides with them. We used a variable that is a string. In the coding, we used strings to keep the player informed of their progress. Can you see them? Can your read the code below? Why not ask your child to login into their Purple Mash account and show you their game?
PSHE- Anti-bullying week
This year’s theme for anti-bullying week was “Reach out.” Year 5 learnt that bullying can be
presented in different forms: physical, verbal, online and written, to name a few. Most importantly, they learnt how to STAMP IT OUT by reaching out in a number of ways such as: speaking to a trusted adult, speaking up for victims (don’t be a bystander!) telling the bully to stop and choosing not to participate in unkind acts. Linden class made an amazing, effective and clever poster; Hawthorn created a thoughtful acrostic poem and Beech performed 4 skits showcasing the different forms of bullying and how we can REACH OUT!
In our reading lessons, we have been reading a non-fiction book called ‘Everything
Ancient Egypt’. This ties in with our topic this term (Ancient Egypt) and the children
have really enjoyed it. They have developed their understanding of the navigational skills required when using a non-fiction text- for example, knowing the purpose of a
contents page, glossary, index and how to use them. We have also used our retrieval
and inference skills to answer questions about the text. Once a week, a reading lesson
if dedicated to developing the children’s reading fluency and they are given the
opportunity to read out loud with expression, pace and intonation.
All of our enthusiastic mathematicians have completed the unit of work on statistics and have now moved on to multiplication and division. They have demonstrated a good understanding of multiples, factors, prime, square and cube numbers through a range of whole class and independent activities. For the remainder of the term, the children will continue to strengthen their understanding of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 and develop their reasoning and problem-solving skills, before moving on to area and perimeter. Please make sure that children are practicing their times tables at home to develop their fluency and do remember to login to Mathletics to complete the homework being set by class teachers.
Have a look at some of the fantastic work below.