In English this week, we have been role-playing the characters from 'Hidden Figures'. We have also used superlatives to describe how the women must have felt when they got moved to the IBM computer room.
In Book Club, we are reading Cogheart by Peter Bunzle. Pupils came up with some amazing adjectives to describe the mechanimal 'Malkin'.
Welcome back to the second half of the autumn term, it's been lovely to see the children back in class and hear about their half-term break.
We've started a new unit of English work this week in which we've been discovering the history of NASA and NACA. In Maths, we've been learning about prime, square and cubed numbers. Please keep practising those times-tables!
It's been a Musical kind-of week in Year 5. Firstly, well done to everyone for performing so well in the music concert on Thursday, you did brilliantly. Year 5, your recorders sounded fantastic.
They have also spent time rehearsing for the play. The dress rehearsals went really well this morning and all of the Year 5 staff are looking forward to the performances next week.
Lovaton Farm Trip (thanks to Scarlett W!)
Year 5 had a super day out at Lovaton Farm on Monday. Discovering the many ways that Jane's farm is sustainable was perfect for our topic of Energy and Sustainability. We enjoyed walking around the farm and finding out how areas of field are allowed to grow wild to encourage insects and how herbal leys will help the soil and pollinators. We enjoyed sampling some of their delicious apple juice and saw the orchards where the apples grow. In the afternoon, we were set the challenge of trying to come up with some imaginative ways that wool could be used so that farmers get a fairer price for the wool.
Thank you so much again to Lovaton Farm, Leaf Education and to Scarlett W for winning us the day out!