Weekly Roundup

A lot of learning happened the last week of the half term!

In maths, we finished our work on fractions! We learnt how to find fractions of whole amounts (2/3 of 72) as well as how to write fractions as a decimal number. We finished fractions by writing the same test we wrote at the beginning of the term. We all showed such great improvement! Well done!

This week, we combined our project and English work so that we could write a newspaper article on the discovery of  the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922. To write this article, we had to learn how to write direct and reported speech and use facts about the event.

On Tuesday, the entire school participated in Safer Internet Day. Year 5 focused on how to use and view imaged safely online. We continued our work with portraits and will hopefully be ready to paint them once we come back from the half term break.

Have a great break everyone!

Halfway Through Year 5!

It is officially halfway through Year5. Hasn’t it gone quickly!

Comment below with a reflection of the school year so far.

What have you enjoyed learning about so far this year? Have you had any “lightbulb” moments? What are you most proud of? What would you like to achieve by the end of the year?

Race for Life!

Here’s a photo of 5GR after they had just completed the Race for Life holding signs of the people they were running for! The cause was raising money for cancer research so a big thank you to those who have donated! If you would like to donate online, please visit http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/donate . Remember to quote Rosendale’s unique reference number in your donation: (URN) 441775131. Well done 5GR! You all deserved your medals!

Weekly Roundup

The week started off great with TWO trips in a row! Lucky us!

On Monday we all went to the British Museum to explore the Egyptian galleries. The overall fan favourite part of the trip was all of the mummies! We all got to look at tons of mummies, jewelry, hieroglyphs, statues and items the Ancient Egyptians used in everyday life. It was truly quite fascinating!

On Tuesday the entire year group were lucky enough to go to Chinatown to celebrate Chinese New Year. We enjoyed a walk through Trafalgar Square and into Chinatown where we had the opportunity to explore a Chinese Book Store. Some of us saw some favourites written in Chinese like Harry Potter! While we were there, we interviewed the shopkeepers to practice our Mandarin language skills. Afterward, we all enjoyed a massive and delicious lunch of traditional Chinese food! It was really tasty!

In maths this week, we learned how to multiply fractions by whole numbers and we also used our knowledge of adding and subtracting to practice our problem solving and reasoning skills.

In English, we finished our book “The Unforgotten Coat.” We learned that the two boys with the coats were actually refugees from Mongolia. We have discussed what refugees are and have started to plan a story that we will write next week about a refugee who comes to a class and how we would react.

In project we talked about the gods the Ancient Egyptians believed in and we will be making our own comics next week!

We have also started learning how to draw portraits of people and will continue with this the next few weeks, so that eventually, we will have made beautiful water coloured painted portraits of someone important to us.

Have a great weekend!

Cancer Research Race for Life: Friday 3rd February

We are very excited about our Race for Life fundraising event which is taking place next Friday. All children will be able to run, walk or jog to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. Your child should have received a sponsorship form or you can pick one up from the school office or use the one attached below. If you would like to donate online, please visit www.cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/donate . Please remember to quote Rosendale’s Unique Reference Number (URN) 441775131 in your donation.

Cancer Research also collect donated household goods (men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, accessories including shoes, belts, handbags and jewellery, quality homeware – anything from cushions to crockery, linens, Books, CDs, DVDs, old mobile phones and used printer cartridges. With each bag collected worth £25, have a clearout this weekend and bring in any unwanted items to the school office, where we will bag it up and send it off.

Thank you

Rosendale Cancer Research Sponsor Form.pdf

Weekly Roundup

Another busy week for year 5! This week, we spent a lot of time learning about Chinese New Year and all of its traditions. The class learned how to do Chinese calligraphy using traditional tools and ink made of coal. We also learned how to use chop sticks properly so that on Tuesday, when we get to Chinatown, we can all celebrate using chopsticks! During our whole school assembly we got a special treat! Some of the members of our class wrote a rap song in both English and Mandarin and made a music video for it! A few of us also got interviewed about what we knew (or didn’t know) about Chinese New Year. Our very own celebrities! I have attached the links to the videos at the bottom of this post. You can also find them, and more pictures from this weeks festivities, on the Mandarin blog.

In maths, we have continued our work with fractions. We learned how to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers this week. Next week, we will continue with adding and subtracting, expanding on what we have learned.

In English, we have continued our work with the Unforgotten Coat. This week we wrote in the perspective of the main character, retelling a critical moment in the book. We had to write in the past tense and use lots of emotion to retell exactly what was happening.

In our project topic of Ancient Egypt, we have been looking at maps and the Nile River. We learned where Egypt was in the world and where it belongs on a map. We also were able to find some really cool landmarks in Egypt on Google Maps. We learned that the Nile River is the longest river in the world (approximately 6,800 km). Longer in fact, than the distance from Rosendale Primary School to Toronto, Canada where I am from! That distance is ONLY 5,700 km!

Next week will be super exciting as we have TWO trips in a row! How lucky! Monday we are off to the British Museum to further explore our topic on Ancient Egypt and have a look at all of the great artifacts the museum has. On Tuesday, we will be heading to Chinatown to practice Mandarin, our chopstick skills and enjoy a delicious lunch! A special thanks to all of our parent volunteers!

Have a great weekend! See you next week! 🙂

https://rpsmandarin.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/we-made-a-rap-song-for-chinese-new-year/

https://rpsmandarin.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/interview-from-our-children-and-staff-about-chinese-new-year/