This week, we were fortunate to be visited by a coach from the Arsenal ‘In the Community’ scheme. He taught us all about the ABCS of football- agility, balance, coordination and speed. The children threw themselves into every challenge and really gave their all. I was proud to see how determined they were to improve their personal scores. We have 4 more of these sessions and look forward to seeing the children develop their skills and teamwork.
We have continued with our theme of suspense and mystery in English and began a new class text ‘The Boy in the Tower’ by Polly Ho-Yen. We have been exploring the characters and the relationships between them.
In science, we have been building up our knowledge of life cycles of birds and amphibians. By using sources of information on the internet, we discovered more about migration, moulting, incubation and metamorphosis.
Our focus in computing this week was debugging. The children were able to identify 2 bugs in an algorithm and fix them to create beautiful spirals.
During R.E lessons, we have begun learning about the epic story of Exodus. The children have looked at the story in the context of place and time as well as sequencing the main events.
In maths, we have been focusing on using the short method to solve division. I was really impressed to see how quickly Year 5 learnt to express remainders as fractions and decimals.
We ended the week with a visit from our new classmate, Annabel. It was wonderful to have her with us today and all of Year 5 were extremely excited to meet her. We all look forward to Annabel starting at Pope Paul next week.
Have a great weekend
English: Complete the next skills test in the book. Reading comprehension and spellings.
Readtheory is, as always, optional. The children have really enjoyed doing this and many are earning over 50 Dojos a week for their efforts. Keep it up year 5.