Years 5 & 6 Roundup, Term 2 Week 7

DSC_0004The highlight of this week’s learning was the Science Fair.

It was an exciting and enjoyable experience for both the children and myself. I hope you had as much fun as we did!

In Numeracy, Year 6 compared fractions with unrelated denominators using equivalence, used decimal equivalents for halves, quarters, fifths, eighths, tenths and hundredths, recognised equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages, found percentages of amounts, and used mental division strategies to find non-unit fractions of amounts.

In Numeracy in Year 5 we compared fractions with related denominators using equivalence, used decimal equivalents for halves, quarters, fifths, tenths and hundredths, and found unit and non-unit fractions of amounts and recognised equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages

In Literacy we have started a new unit on Persuasive Writing. We listened to a persuasive story and identified features used to engage and entertain the reader. We recognised expanded noun phrases and created some expanded noun phrases using a given head noun. Finally we discussed the forms in which persuasive text is usually presented.

Year 5 also identified features of a good persuasive poster and then designed and created a poster to persuade others to recycle, reuse and reduce.

For homework Year 6 have English and Maths SATS revision activities to complete over the next two weeks.

For Homework Year 5 have a Maths activity sheet on finding fractions of amounts and in English an activity sheet on contractions.

In Topic we researched and learnt about Winston Churchill, the Prime Minster of England during WW2. We then looked at some of his famous, motivational and inspiring speeches he made during this time to the people of Britain.churchill

Much of our time this week was spent on Science and Science experiments preparing for the Science Fair. It has been a fun week of learning in this area of the curriculum.

Have a lovely and relaxing week-end.

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