It is World Book Day this coming Thursday, and to help us celebrate, Rosendale is holding a “Book Themed Bake Off” on Tuesday 28th February. Cakes should be inspired by your favourite book. Miss Atkins and Mr Palmer will be judging the cakes on the day and all cakes will be sold in the Turney Road playground after school. All money made from the sale will go towards much needed repairs to the Library Bus. Please leave cake donations at the school office. Thank you!
The second half of spring term has officially commenced!
This week, we started a new maths topic. For the half term, we will be working with decimals numbers. We worked on some place value with decimal numbers and adding decimal numbers with up to three decimal places.
All of year 5 had a whole day of Ancient Egypt learning this week! We split up all of our classes and had them rotating around the classrooms to learn about the mummification process, hieroglyphics and pyramids. Everyone enjoyed working with some fresh faces!
We also have been working on our portraits. We are practicing sketching faces and today we worked with watercolours, blending and mixing colours so that we can get them all finished for next week!
Here are the spellings for next week.
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!
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?
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!
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!
This weeks spellings are a homonyms- words that sound the same but have different meanings. Do you know the difference between the words? Comment below!