With the temperature high, today was a great opportunity to use problem solving skills and investigate real world maths by taking the classroom outside. After recapping area and perimeter, 5C were tasked with measuring different parts of the playground – without any measuring equipment!
We have been learning how to write persuasive letters over the last few weeks. Having completed your final piece, persuading the the King or Judge to punish or release The Highwayman, we would like you to use the skills you have learnt for a completely different task.
Using all of the techniques that you have practiced, write a letter to your teacher, persuading them that you should be allowed to finish school early on the last day of term. Use emotive language, formal language and sentence starters to link your ideas.
If you are convincing enough, you might convince us to let you go!
Year 5 were excited to welcome pupils, teachers and parents to the first day of their Roman Museum today as they were able to show off all of their learning from this terms topic. Visitors had the opportunity to dress as both soldiers and Roman citizens, dig for artefacts and test their knowledge of Roman numerals. The children were in hand to share all of their knowledge and give an insight into life in Roman times.
If you missed out today, be sure to pay a visit on our final day tomorrow.
This week for home learning, we would like you to create and engaging and informative poster for our Roman Museum. The best will be on display at the entrance.
Over the last two weeks, 5C have been looking at the function and fashion of Roman clothing and, in particular, sandals.
We looked at examples of both modern and ancient sandal designs before planning our own sandals. We made templates which were then formed into paper prototypes, before making our final versions from synthetic leather. You can see some more of our designs at the Roman Museum on Monday and Tuesday next week.
It is Art week for our home learning this week and we would like you to think about the techniques you have been using for observational drawing throughout the year.
Most recently, we have been looking at still life compositions, based on the food and objects that would have been eaten at a Roman feast. for your home learning, we would like you to find similar food or objects (bowls, jugs, glasses and take your time over a pencil drawing of what you see. Try not to rush – think carefully about texture, tone and shape to really bring your drawing off the page.
5C have been getting up close with the Roman empire in miniature this week through the use of augmented reality. The class looked at the features of a Roman soldier, as well as exploring a Roman villa and artefects, using iPads to see interactive 3D models in the classroom.
If you would like to have a go at home, pupils can download the app and triggers for free, using their LGFL logins, from the following addresses:
Your task for this week is to put yourself in the role of the cowardly character, Tim the ostler. You have just seen the highwayman chatting to Bess, the landlord’s daughter and are filled with jealousy. Write a letter to the King, informing him of what you have seen and what you think he should do about it. Think carefully about the vocabulary you use.
5C began their tennis coaching sessions on Thursday, during which they learnt movement and agility drills both with and without the ball. We had a fantastic first session and are looking forward to learning more new skills every Thursday afternoon, for the remainder of the term.