Dear parents and carers,
Gosh, that week went fast! There was lots of hard work in year 5, and some really fantastic work.
In our English lessons we have continued to sentence stack, based around the brilliant book "Cosmic". I've been reading nice big chunks of the book to the class every day, and they are really enjoying it. It's a very funny book, but it also deals with ideas around family, friendship, risk and adventure. Next week we'll be continuing with this work.
In maths this week we've focused on line graphs and tables. We've been reading and drawing line graphs, and gathering information from them to answer problems. It's been a while since most of the children came across a line graph, so there was lots of consolidation and practise at first, but now we're really flying :) Next week we'll be rounding this off by looking at two way tables and timetables, before doing an end of block assessment.
In our science lesson this week the children really enjoyed investigating the effects of air resistance by trying to find a parachute design that would slow down our spy friend, Jamie Bond, the most. There was lots of string and sellotape used, but we managed to find that the larger the area of the parachute, the slower it fell. It was tricky to work this out without accurate measurements, so it was great to see the class learning to use the stopwatches properly. Next week we'll be continuing in our job as Q by investigating water resistance.
Three things to ask your child this week:
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