We are nearly at the end of the our autumn term, how exciting!
The Year 5s are just finishing up their myths while also creating fantastic posters on a biome they've learned about this term in geography. Make sure to ask them some fun facts about theirs! After the break, we will be looking at the The Lost Book of Adventure by an Unknown Adventurer and they will be writing their own entry about an adventure. It will include a lot of work outdoors. Over the break, they might want to spend some time outside in their favourite place with a notebook and write down what they see, hear and feel and even draw some of it to help them with their writing.
In maths, we will be starting by looking at perimeter and area. Over the next half term, we will also be looking at multiplication & division, fractions and decimals and percentages.
In the afternoons, our very exciting history topic will be the Benin Kingdom. We will be building up to writing a newspaper article about the fall of the kingdom from a point of view of their choosing. It's going to be a very exciting topic!
It's been a busy couple of weeks in Birch Class!
Our Year 5s have been working hard to start on the first draft of their myths and hoping to finish the by the end of this week. There is such a big imagination in the class, we can't wait to see the end result! Not to mention, they've been helping Miss Simpson write hers too!
We have just finished multiplication and division in maths and everyone has been brilliant. This morning, we did a recap Kahoot on everything we'd learned before they did an assessment and it went so well that it promised to be a regular thing for maths from now on!
In RE, we've been learning about Hinduism and why Hindus want to be good people. Last week, we used Snakes and Ladders to learn about Dharma, Karma and Moksha! We made our own board with actions and consequences for the snakes and the ladders they drew on themselves. Ask the children how they're linked and how they did when they played a few rounds.
We're coming to an end of our first geography topic, Biomes! Next week, we'll be making our own posters about one of the biomes they will be learning about this week. So far we've talked about the different things that can affect and create different biomes such as precipitation, latitude, ocean currents and climate!
As the end of term one approaches, we can't wait to see everything that Birch Class achieve. It will be exciting to share what hard work they've gotten up to!
Welcome to the class blog for Year 5 - Birch Class at Chagford Primary School