Years 5 & 6 Weekly Roundup

First congratulations to Year 5 and Year 6 on their performances in The Tempest and Macbeth.

Well done to all the children. I am so proud of them.

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I hope the plays have inspired the children and you to read, watch or listen to Shakespeare’s work at this special time of his 4ooth Birthday.

In Literacy this week we completed our written tasks for assessment and focused on rehearsing our plays.

In Numeracy Year 5 measured and drew angles using a protractor, recognised acute, obtuse and reflex angles, knew that angles on a straight line add up to 180° and used this to find missing angles, knew that angles around a point add up to 360° and used this to find missing angles, drew polygons with given dimensions and angles.types-of-angles

Year 6 interpreted pie charts and line graphs, extended and described linear number sequences and used the rule to find later terms, found missing angles round a point, line, vertically opposite and in triangles; Made reflections and translations.

In topic the children learnt about the worship system and gods of the Shang Dynasty, in particular the most important god, Shangdi. They also expanded their knowledge of bronze vessels by looking at the Ding, a vessel used to put food and objects in as part of the burial ritual and offerings to ancestors.

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In Science Year 5 continued to look at properties and changes in materials. They used what they had learnt about separation techniques such as filtering and sieving to try and separate sand and sugar, pasta and flour and pasta and paper clips. The children also repeated the cleaning dirty water investigation as they enjoyed it so much the first time they carried it out.

For homework Year 6 continue with their SAT’S revision. They also have a mini research project in Science, finding out information about Carl Linnaeus.

For homework Year 5 will have a scrap book to complete while they are on Colonias.

We hope you had a lovely and relaxing weekend.

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