Maths Reasoning - C.C.H.S visit
Mr Cobb and Mrs Houston work collaboratively in the delivery of reasoning in upper KS2. An inquiry/investigative approach to learning is a key feature of the new curriculum for Wales. The lesson was observed by Ms Bussle from Corpus Christi High School to determine how Mr Cobb and Mrs Houston can develop mathematical inquiry so that the transition to Year Seven achieves a continuity of learning and teaching approach.
Week beginning - 06.01.20
The children in Mr Cobb's and Mrs Houston's class have been using their thinking skills, working collaboratively to solve problems. The children thoroughly enjoyed their learning experience.
In PE, we have focused on the Haka. The children have observed different movements in the Haka and worked in groups to create their own. In English, we edited and redrafted our persuasive letters. In Maths, we have looked at multiplying and dividing decimals by 10 and 100. We have also started to look at long multiplication. During RE, we have been working on Advent.
Week Beginning - 25.11.19
In English, we continued instructional writing and the children had to give their partner a set of detailed instructions in order to complete a drawing. They really enjoyed the activity. In Maths, we looked at ordering decimals to hundredths.
Week beginning - 18.11.19
As part of the DCF, we focused on coding. We followed a set of instructions to create coin toss scenario on their Microbit. In English, we started to look at instructional writing. In Maths, we looked at decimals to hundredths. We looked at the place value of decimals and then started to order them from smallest to largest. In RE, we started to explore our new topic which is 'Hope'. This will be about Advent.
We have carried out a science investigation to see if children with the biggest hands also have the biggest feet. We have worked in groups to collect the data in a table and then used that to create a bar chart. We calculated the mean, mode, median and range of the data. In Maths, we have continued to work on reflective symmetry. In RE, we have looked at the marriage ceremony and what the rings mean. In English, we wrote a comparative poem about the heart using similes, metaphors and alliteration.
We have had a busy week in Year 5. In Maths, we have been looking at 2D shapes and lines on symmetry. We have also looked at right angles and parallel lines within these shapes. In English, We have started to look at comparative poetry focusing on similes, metaphors and alliteration. We have identified these within poems and written our own examples about the heart. In science, we have started to look at the human skeleton. We have carried out an investigation to see how the size of our hands compare to our feet. We have also had a Kidscape Antibullying Workshop where the children role played different scenarios and learnt how to respond.
Year 5 drawing line graphs to show the how Blaenavon's population changed between 1800 and 2000
Well Done to the Year 5 Cyclists!
Merit Assembly - 10.10.19
National Assembly for Wales Visit
Year 5 working hard during Rights Respecting Week.