Year 5 - Movement, the moon and music
This week Year 5 have made Mr Gatehouse really proud. In his absence they have shown what an awesome group of pupils they can be and have adapted well to the different teaching styles they have had - great independence to be the best they can be!
In maths they have applied their knowledge of the timetables to help them to use the formal written method of short division, otherwise known as "the bus stop method". Across the week the divisions have become progressively more difficult, but the class have coped really well. In English they were reminded of their drama work based on Neil Armstrong and have scrutinised an example text so that they identify the writer toolkit that they will go on to use in their own writing next week.
In science we have heard how fire is a form of a chemical reaction and built our own chemical statements that describe how two 'reactants' combine to 'form' a 'product', e.g. Oxygen + Wax FORMS Carbon Dioxide + Water (vapour).
In PE we continue to explore gymnastic movements and in music we worked collaboratively to combine glockenspiels and boom-whackers to create our own musical pieces.