Year 5 Highlights 18.3.22
In English, this week we have ambitiously finished our recount of the Majestic plastic bag’s journey to the garbage patch. The children have produced great writing imagining that the plastic bag is real and bringing it to life using a range of sentence types (simple, compound and complex), emotive language and thoughts and feelings. Once they had edited their work, the children had a chance to swap with a partner and peer mark each other’s work- which was a valuable activity for working together. We have also been learning about the effects of plastic pollution and single use plastics in our PDL unit. In particular, children really enjoyed researching the impact of plastic in rivers and oceans, negative effects of plastic and what people can do to help.
In art, children have been busy drawing and painting their river masterpieces on the lower, middle or upper course of a river. They have used a variety of painting techniques to create different effects such as twirling, tonking, toning and splatting. We can’t wait to show you the end result when the children bring home their paintings towards the end of term! In maths, we have continued our multiplication and division unit and are now focusing on dividing numbers using the short written method. Children have also enjoyed being practical when dividing and exchanging digits using the place value counters. We have also been very practical and hands-on in our Science experiment and Geography lesson this week.
Have a great weekend- the Year 5 team.