Welcome to Year 5
Our writing focus this half term is to create our very own suspense stories. We have analysed different pieces of writing to investigate how suspense has been created and the effect that it has on the reader. Also, the children have magpied phrases from different pieces of writing that show that the character is feeling scared.
The children have been studying the works of Lowry and have then created their very own mixed media masterpieces in the style of Lowry. They look very effective!
The children have been learning that some changes form new materials, and that these changes are not usually reversible. They were shocked to see that the vinegar and bicarbonate of soda reacted together to produce a gas.
The children have started their squash training this week with their coach Gavin. They had a fantastic time learning new skills and will continue practising squash for this entire half-term.
Maps of Egremont
The children have been comparing maps of Egremont from 1880 and 1899 to investigate changes that happened in Egremont during this period. Once they had finished comparing the maps, they had to speculate why they thought these changes happened.
Talk for Writing
In class we have been using Pie Corbett's story 'The Old Mill' to learn about the features writers use to build suspense in their stories and how - when writing suspense stories - their intended effect is to make the reader think that something bad is about to happen. We have been learning the story using a story map and actions and now that we have a good recall of the story will be using it as a guide to produce our own version.
Science - Which materials dissolve in liquid?
Today in science the children have been performing a practical test to investigate which materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution. We began by working out how to make our test fair and the children made predictions. The children really enjoyed using their observational skills during the experiment. Afterwards ,they had to describe how to recover a substance from a solution.
History of Egremont
The children have been studying the history of Egremont and have placed key events that have happened in Egremont onto a timeline. First, they had to answer questions about why Egremont castle was built and then they had to use their timeline to answer set questions about Egremont's history. The children really enjoyed learning these new facts!
Today we have been adding two single digit numbers using four different methods. The methods the children have been using are: making the next ten using a ten frame, partitioning, looking for relationships and using number bonds to perform compensation.