It’s been an excellent start to term for year 5, as they have crammed in plenty of fabulous learning already! In science this term we are concentrating on living things and their habitats by studying life cycles. We have begun by investigating reproduction in plants, and set up an experiment looking at whether we can successfully grow new plants from stem, root or leaf propagation. We will be keeping an eye on how they do throughout the year!
Meanwhile, in English the children have been captivated by the story of The White Giraffe by Lauren St John, and we have used the book as a stimulus to create some wonderful descriptive poems of South African animals, with plenty of figurative language creating interest. We have also created our own animal print designs and are looking forward to furthering our understanding of endangered animals through a trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park in October.
In maths we have been looking at the Place Value of numbers up to 1,000,000 (one million!) as well as investigating negative numbers by measuring the temperature of ice cream and ice. We have been practicing the four operations through arithmetic sessions and will be sure to learn our times tables as we are learning how much easier calculations are when we know them!