Year 5 have had an incredibly busy start to the year. It has been amazing to see how quickly the new Year 5’s have settled into Yellow Quad. The children have returned to school with a renewed energy and settled in beautifully. They have adapted to the new rules, demonstrating resilience, responsibility, and independence in their learning.
During Autumn 1, we kicked off the year with our ‘We Are Living and Growing’ project. This half term allowed us to become experts in all things to do with animals, life cycles and habitats. We had to carry out extensive research (the kind that only renowned scientists do) on our chosen habitat in order to create our very own habitat Biomes. That’s correct, HABITAT BIOMES! We have been blown away by how amazing the Biomes look (Just take a look at the pictures below). Additionally, Year 5 have also written detailed fact files about their chosen habitats and these will be displayed in the school library and in the Nursery, so that we can share our knowledge with children and adults around the school.
We've enjoyed delving deep into our English learning which has focused around the book 'Skellig'. We have focused on different sentence types (simple, compound, and complex), personification, metaphors and hyperboles. We have written a range of detailed descriptions, diary entries, letters, and even an alternative ending for our class book.
Maths learning has been very successful! We've been completing our times table challenges every Friday and have become confident in using the four operations, (using our place value knowledge), identifying and measuring angles and most of all, we have worked so hard on solving problems involving fractions (comparing and ordering, equivalent fractions, mixed numbers and improper fractions, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions).
The children have really pushed themselves this term and have done an amazing job! We are super proud of them.