Groups of Year 5 children have managed to complete some of their maths work outside this week, despite the poor weather. These featured children are trying to solve word problems, but as well as speedy, accurate calculating, they also needed to retrieve and replace the information as quickly as possible. Well done to all.
After learning about the mummification process during our studies of Ancient Egypt, Year 5 children designed their own canopic jars. They impressed us all with their very impressive work!
As part of Year 5’s study of ancient Egypt, the children have been studying the story of Osiris. As part of this topic, small groups of children have written the story as a playscript and then performed their scene in front of the whole class. A lot of hard work was undertaken to write the scripts and then a lot
This week, a group of Year 5 mathematicians took part in an on-line Maths competition. It was against other schools who are part of our ‘Aspire’ network of schools. Via ‘Teams’, our children were able to see and communicate with the other children and staff in their own classrooms. The challenges, a mixture of problem solving questions around number and
Children in Year 5 have been continuing their cycling course, where they are learning to ride their bikes safely, with the Coventry Cycling Proficiency team. They are progressing very well and are now riding their bikes on nearby roads. This week they have been practising how to safely turn left and right. Well done Year 5!
Here we can see a group of Year 5 boys enjoying a cold, but very active Maths session. Using mental calculation strategies, they had to add large numbers…but while racing against each other at the same time! Typical scores at the end of the session were 10’s and 11’s out of 12, which was a great performance. Well done.
Year 5 have started their Cycling Proficiency course this term. This week, they discussed the course with the cycling team and then demonstrated and practised their basic cycling skills. Eventually, Year 5 children will ride on local roads, under close supervision, and earn their cycling proficiency certificate. Despite the cold weather, all our children thoroughly enjoyed their first lesson.
Building spaghetti and marshmallows towers. Year 5 have had a lot of fun trying to build the highest tower possible with their partner. Some very creative and ingenious ideas were employed to use spaghetti, straws and marshmallows to build towers. In two cases, towers nearly stretched up to the classroom ceiling! In one case, the ‘tower’ barely got off the