The children have continued writing around the theme of space during term 2. They wrote their own play script in which they interviewed Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. They looked at asking open-ended questions and using conjunctions in their answers to add detail. Maple class produced some beautiful emotive writing when writing about a chimpanzee’s journey through space. They focused on using ambitious and new language to create mood as well as using different forms of the past tense.
Class 5 researched lunar buggies and their features. Then, in a group, they designed their own version before making the. They had to think about what materials would be used and what each person would make. They used saws, hot glue guns, axels and a host of other materials to create their buggies.
This term’s focus has been around the work of Peter Thorpe who creates abstract space art. The children learnt skills such as different types of brush stroke, creating a colour wheel, choosing colours that match well, dabbing using sponges and blending using chalks. Their work was amazing!
Year 5 have covered lots this term in maths. At the beginning, they investigated multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 before moving on to multiplying and dividing by multiples of 10 (e.g. 20, 30, 55). They have also learnt how to calculate the area of perimeter of rectilinear shapes that involved using other skills such as multiplying, adding and rounding. Finally, they have been revisiting topics from earlier in the school year such as adding, subtracting, Roman numerals and time.