Years 5 & 6 Weekly Roundup, Term 1 Week 9

anthem doomed youthLast week Year 5 and Year 6 put their learning of the topic World War 1 into action by delivering a Remembrance Day Ceremony to the rest of the school at the customary 11th hour on the 11th Day of the 11th month.

Before that, in Art we made poppies: the symbol of Remembrance Day, for ourselves and then for other members of school community.

Then in a lovely ceremony, some of the children read a selection of the poems we have been studying, in a cross curricular context: Attack, by Siegfried Sassoon, Anthem for Doomed Youth, by Wilfred Owen and Flanders Field by John Mc Crae and For the Fallen by Robert Laurence Binyon.

In Literacy we continued to develop poetry writing skills, looking at onomatopoeia and rhyming.onomatopoeia

For homework the children need to write their own poem on a theme that interests them.

In Numeracy

Year 5 students:

Converted between grams and kilograms, millilitres and litres and metres and kilometres; Read timetables using the 24-hour clock; Calculated time intervals and found approximate conversions between miles and kilometres and used this to draw a conversion graph.

For homework the children need to answer questions related to range conversion graphs and also use information given to draw some.

Year 6 students:

Converted between grams and kilograms, millilitres and litres; Converted between metres and kilometres; Read timetables using the 24-hour clock and calculated time intervals and added lengths of time.

For homework the children need to answer questions related to range conversion graphs and also use information given to draw some.

  • Homework

Over the half term break Year 5 completed some wonderful models of solar systems which are now on display outside the classroom.

life-cycle-green-bean-gifIn our new topic we are looking at animals (including humans!) This week we discussed different life cycles including that of a plant and humans.

In Year 6 the children have started a new topic on Electricity. This week symbols said it all!

Children discovered the symbols that are used in circuit diagrams before using them to create their own circuits.

Both Year 5 and Year 6 have spelling lists for the week.

Please remember the book fair is on the 25th November. This is a great opportunity to stock up on some good reading books for the winter.

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