Cycle speedway

On Friday Y5NH all went down to cycle speedway to give it a go. All the children got involved and really enjoyed racing each other around the track. I was extremely hard they all tried especially in the heat and how supportive they all were of each other from the sidelines. 

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Reuse recycle reduce

This week Y5 have enjoyed a trip down to Leaf allotments. We learnt all about how the reuse and recycle unwanted products given to them and how they try to reduce waste by ensuring everything collected is put to good use. Here we are giving a helping hand and learning how we can do more recycling at home. 

Amazing angles

Last week Y5 worked really hard only some challenging missing angle questions. We were able to successfully use our knowledge of triangle and quadrilaterals to work out the missing angle. The teachers were super impressed with our explanations on how to work out the questions and our ability to quickly recall facts about angles we’d learnt 2 weeks ago. For example that the interior angles in a triangle add up to 180° and 360° in a quadrilateral. Here we are working hard and showing off our correct working out. 

Mayan facts

All this week Y5 have been researching facts about the ancient Mayan civilisation. The children have researched facts about clothing, houses, jobs, location, language and mathematics and time in history. They have summarised all that they have found using books and the Internet to create amazing information posters about this extinct civilisation. In Y5NH the posters are up on display so feel free to come and look and you will certainly learn some interest facts about the Mayans. Here we are in the middle of creating our Mayan posters.

Drawing Rectangles

This week is maths action research week. Each year group is teaching objectives related to shape. Our Year group’s objective is:

– Use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles

Today, we have defined what a rectangle is. Could you define its properties? How many sides does it have? How many pairs of parallel lines? What do its internal angles total? What about each individual angle- what is the measure of that?

Then, each child is using those properties to draw their own rectangles. First, we practiced on whiteboards:

After that we got into groups to draw other rectangles. In Y5GE we had differentiated challenge cards- because we like to know exactly what we should be trying to achieve. 

In Y5NH we are using a range of tools in order to create rectangles of different sizes because we like a more open-ended creative task.

The best thing about the lesson is it incorporates other important mathematical skills: measuring with a ruler, using a ruler to draw straight lines and measuring with a protractor to check.

London Guidebook Launch

This afternoon was the launch for the guidebooks our Year Five children had worked so hard creating. Thank you to those of you who could attend, it was lovely to see you all. Apologies to those of you who were unable to come, we hope you have enjoyed looking through the creation with your child when they got home! 

Thank you to the children who we chose to read one of their entries aloud- it was really brave of you! 

Miss Hall, Mrs Barton, Mrs Dwyer and I are all really proud of how hard the children worked for the guidebook: those of them who created the maps and wrote the directions, and those of them who have a landmark entry in the book. But remember, whether their map, directions or landmark entry feature in the book or not, they all did all three things fantastically! So well done to them all!

Reading in the sun

Being the beautiful day that it was today Y5NH took to opportunity to take their learning outside and enjoy reading the London Eye Mystery in the sun. The mystery is growing more and more confusing and we are extremely excited to carry on reading and find out what actually happened to Salim. Where has he gone? We will keep updated as the mystery continues to unfold.

Regular and irregular shapes

Today we have moved on from 3D shapes to regular and irregular polygons. First we went over the mathematical terminology and what this actually meant and then we went and sorted different shapes into the different categories. Some of us went even further and sorted the shapes into caroll diagrams which included whether or not the shapes had a right angle.

After this we used lollypop sticks and art straws to create a range or regular and irregular polygons.

3D shapes

This week we have been learning all about 3D shapes and how the can be represented by 2D nets. We have investigated how sometimes different nets when constructed can make the same shape. Here we are trying out and designing different nets that make a cube.