James Dyson

Did you know, James Dyson’s vessel Nahlin is the largest British-owned super yacht at 91 metres, and was ranked 36th in a 2013 survey of the world’s 100 biggest yachts.

Through your perseverance, determination and dedication in your lifetime, you could end up with a similar boat!

Key Skills Half Term

Literacy:

Everyone was given their writing targets today. With these targets you must write a short story which includes a focus on that. For example if one of the targets was to structure all writing into appropriate paragraphs, the story would then contain appropriate and clearly structured paragraphs.

 

Numeracy:

(Apologies for the lengthy explanation)

So far in Maths this term we have looked at the following topics:

  • Place value (tenths, hundredths, etc.).
  • Grid method (multiplication in general).
  • Sequences.
  • Rounding whole numbers.
  • Multiplying by  10/100/1000 and dividing by the same numbers.
  • Adding and subtracting decimal numbers.
  • Different types of numbers; prime, square, factors and multiples.
  • 2d shapes.
  • 3d shapes.
  • Short division/bus stop method.

That is a short run-down, within those we have explored them a lot deeper. Hopefully those titles will allow you to remember. You have 3 tasks to complete:

1. Set 10 (or more) questions for a person at home to complete, then mark these. If they are wrong – can you explain why?

2. Set yourself some questions for 3 topics from above (any of them). Complete and check them so they are all correct.

3. Practise a times table which you are not perfect on. Move on to the next number and practise these.

 

These tasks are open-ended, therefore you can challenge yourself as much as you feel necessary.

Evacuation Letter

10 banana street
Zn4 56q
England

Dear Mum,
I am feeling very destroyed , I miss you because I may not see you any more. But I met a new family and they are really nice. They live in a cottage called break wood and it has 4 bedrooms at the top and three at the bottom. It is pretty big and we have a field next to us. I play with the pigs ears and the cows ears too and sometimes the farmer will let me milk the cows an my parents now are called June and Rob.
from Jamie, Dan, Luke, Thomas

Key Skills 18/10/13

Numeracy: 

Using the short division (bus stop) method, can you complete twenty questions of your own choice. These should be at least dividing hundreds, by any number apart from 1,2 or a multiple of 10.

Literacy:

Research Michael Morpurgo. Your research could, for example, answer the following questions:

Who was he? What does he do? What style of writing does he do? Have you read any of his books before?

 

 

Key Skills 11/10/13

Literacy/Creative curriculum Key Skills:

Research something (anything) about World War 2 that you don’t know already.

Present it however you like, in the form of a poem, powerpoint, key skills book, meccano… It’s entirely up to you.

 

Numeracy: 

This was 4 sheets of questions (only 12) looking at the different things we have been doing this term. 

Limericks

As we have been doing poetry this week, we looked at Limericks! One table in the class contributed theirs:

LIMERICKS IN YEAR 5

THERE WAS A YOUNG LAD FROM CREAM
WHO HAD A TERRIBLE DREAM
A GHOST APPEARED
AND SHAVED OFF HIS BEARD
AND ONLY WENT TO SLEEP WITH A TEAM
By Tyla Pritchard

THERE WAS A YOUNG WOMAN CALLED DAISY
HER BEST FRIEND WAS CALLED MAISY
SHE LOVED TO DANCE
BUT SHE NEVER GOT THE CHANCE
SO NOW SHE IS GETTING VERY LAZY
By Tilli Warren

THERE WAS AN OLD MAN FROM BEAN
WHO LOVED TO BE UNSEEN
THEN HIS CAT MADE HIM LAUGH
SO HE DECIDED TO TAKE A BATH
BUT THEN HE BECAME SUPER DUPER CLEAN
By Evie Gribben

THERE WAS A YOUNG LADY FROM OCEAN SEAS
WHO LIKES TO HANG FROM TREES
WITH TWO BATS
IN A BAG WITH RATS
AND THEY ALL WENT UP HER SLEEVES
By Courtney Davies

THERE WAS A YOUNG MAN FROM HAM
AND HIS MUM WAS CALLED PAM
WHO HAD A BIG FEAST
WITH A BEAST
BUT ACTUALLY IT WAS A LAMB
By Rohan Sehmi

Key Skills 04/10/13

The Key Skills for this week:

Numeracy:

Look around your house, can you find 10 different shapes – what are they, where are they? How many lines of symmetry do they have?

Literacy:

Look for a really good poem, don’t choose one at random, why have you chosen this one? Could you learn it to perform next week?

Have a good weekend!

 

Mathematical Definitions

This week we have learnt about number facts and shape facts!

Here are some definitions:

Prime number = Only divisible by itself and 1 (to make a whole number). The only even one is 2, and 1 is not a prime number as it only has one factor (1). (Evie Gribben)

Squared number = A number which has two factors which are the same. For example, 16 (4 x 4) (Tyla Pritchard).

Circle = Infinite amount of lines of symmetry, only has one side. (Jasleen Kauruppal).

Squared Root = The number that you times by to reach the squared number. (Rohan Sehmi).

Right Angle = 90 degrees, looks like an L, there’s four in a square and a rectangle (Julia Januszewska).

Here are a few definitions, please comment with more 🙂

 

Poetry

Poems

Year 5 have been doing poems. We will name a few now like acrostic poems. You can also write them in shapes.

 

Yes

Epic

Awesome

Rich

5. 4. 3. 2. 1

 

Horses Gallop (riddle)

30 white horses on a red hill what is it?

Skip

One skip

Two skip

Three skip

four

five skip

six skip

seven skip

more

eight skip

nine skip

ten skip

hop

skip

skip

skip

stop.

 

By Dan, Jamie, Thomas, Luke, Cynthia and Ayisha