Week 3 (WB 14.09.2020)
"In a world where you can be anything, be kind..."
We have had another great week in Stingrays this week. Throughout the week, we have had a lot of discussion about being kind to one and other and about showing respect at all times. This is something that we're continuing to work on :-)
In English this week, we have learnt about expanded noun phrases and imagery. We had a lot of fun trying to draw a picture with our eyes closed and listening to our partners description! By Friday, we were able to publish our wonderful setting descriptions!
This week in Maths, we have come to the end of our place value unit as we learnt about negative numbers and then showing off all of our learning from the last 2 weeks!
In Encompass, we have researched all about Senegal and used our new learning to create a fact file all about life in Senegal. We were surprised to find out that the main language spoken is French!
This week in Science, we have learnt about Carl Linnaeus and his famous Linnaean System. Did you know, we share the same Domain, Kingdom, Phylum and Class as a cat?!
Week 2 (WB 07.09.2020)
What a super first full week back at school we have had in Stingrays this week! We have been so busy with all of our new learning but also showcasing what we know from Year 5.
In English, we have learnt about using figurative language to create an image in the reader's mind. We drafted a setting description based on an image from our text, 'A Monster Calls' and we're looking forward to our first publish in Year 6 next week!
In Maths, we have been learning about place value and we have blown Miss Joinson and Mrs Lawton away with our amazing Maths skills! We are having three Maths lessons a day so our learning is constantly going deeper from arithmetic to skill to problem solving and reasoning.
This week in Encompass we have kicked off our new topic, Africa! We learnt about the physical features of Africa and placed them onto a map. Our prior learning about continents and oceans really helped us when we were looking at a world map of where the continent of Africa is.
In Science this week, we imagined that a new zoo was opening and we had been asked to sort and group the animals so that similar species can be housed in enclosures near one another. We really enjoyed becoming a taxonomist and sorting the animals!
Take a look at our classroom Pic Collage below! We can't wait for even more of our awesome learning to be added to it!
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Let's have the most amazing year yet!