From our Year 5 reporters:
This week, we learnt about the properties of regular and irregular polygons in Maths, and found out about the Friendship Run, a Daily Mile challenge. On Tuesday, KS2 met Ms de Backer, a midwife. This occasion marked the end of the ‘We Are Scientists’ project in which we met 3 people who had STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers. We recorded interesting facts and experiences in our field notebooks. This week, we met Ms de Backer in her workplace. She talked about the prominent usage of numbers and maths in her job, explaining that if she did not know complex sums and measurements, it could be fatal. This really showed us how vital maths can be, whatever profession you choose.
In English, we’ve also been working on our scrapbooks, writing poetry and drafting a journal entry.
We’ve also, in Maths, learnt about the properties of 3D shapes, and tested the Fold and Cut theorem, which says that any shape, with enough folds, can be cut out with just one cut. It seems to work!
Maths consolidation task: AlwaysSometimesNeverStatements
Feel like flexing your problem solving muscles?
Want to get ahead in next half term’s mission? You could…
Become an astronomer:
First, you will need a clear night sky. You may need a comfortable chair, a star guide, a torch and a hot drink! Binoculars or a telescope may help too.
Over a week, use a notepad to make notes and sketches during your skywatching.
You could ask your parents to help you to photograph the night sky using a long exposure so that the rotation of the Earth becomes apparent.
The Inernational Space Station
The Hubble Telescope
The Goldilocks Zone
The Drake Equation
A model of the solar system
Space themed Top Trumps cards
A presentation to share about something that interests you around the topic of Space. Black holes? Asteroids?
After half term:
Maths: Addition and subtraction
English: Non-chronological reports
Guided Reading: The Jamie Drake Equation
Have a lovely half term break everyone.