Year5

5RK Escape Hunt!

We had a very exciting day becoming detectives to solve a mystery!

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5RW Art

The children enjoyed art today and worked really hard to create detailed 3D drawings of balls of paper; focusing particularly on line, shade and tone. We will be using these skills to create detailed drawings of pieces of crime scene evidence in the coming weeks.

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5AW Art

In preparation for our crime scene sketching, based on the long term project, we have been drawing 3D shapes. We focused hard on line direction and shading, then evaluated our partners drawings. Chess anyone?

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Weekly Review – Friday 24th March

Friday 24th March

Year 5 have had another action-packed and fun-filled week in school.

In Literacy this week, the children have immersed themselves in the model suspense stories. They have used compare and contrast conjunctions to compare two or more suspense stories and have identified language and structural features of the genre. The children then used the ‘Comic Life’ app on their iPads to create a six scene comic strip of their Cluedo role plays. This allowed them to really develop their Digital Literacy skills and offered a further opportunity to secure their understanding on temporal conjunctions.

In Maths, the focus this week has been on problem solving. The children have been introduced to the different problem solving methods and then had to answer a variety of challenging word problems. For your reference, the different strategies we have looked at are: Trial and Improvement, Pattern Spotting, Working Systematically, Visualising, Working Backwards and Logical Reasoning. At times, the mathematics this week has been challenging, but we are immensely proud at the way in which the children have shown perseverance to tackle the various problems.

In Humanities this week, we have completed lots of work based around Sherlock Holmes. The children created their own Sherlock Holmes character study and have included lots of interesting information about the detective and his side kick Dr Watson. The children then moved onto looking at four figure grid references in preparation for an evidence hunt around school in the coming weeks.

In Science, we have started our new unit Animals inc. Humans. The children have labeled diagrams of the heart, lungs and major organs and had to describe the functions of the different organs. We focused on the circulatory system and how oxygenated and deoxygenated blood travels around the body.

In art, we have moved onto sketching skills and the children have had to use different types of pencils to create a detailed sketch of a scrunched up ball of paper. This really allowed the children to focus on shade and tone and allowed them to create detailed 3D drawings. We are working towards a final piece of work, where the children will use their new skills to make detailed sketches of crime scene evidence.

A final message of good luck to all of our swimmers competing in the BISAC swimming competition this weekend!

Enjoy your weekend.

Many thanks

The Year 5 Team

Notices:

Next week (27th – 31st March) – Year 5 trip to The Escape Rooms – these trips will be happening every morning from Monday until Friday, dependent upon your classes’ slot. The children will need to wear house shirts on the day of their trip please.   

Celebration Assembly – Thursday 30th March P6 – ideally we would like the children to wear house shirts for this. However, we do understand that some children will have already used them for the trip this week.

Friday 31st March – Long Term Project deadline. The children will need to hand in their shoe box crime scene and character profile, in preparation for their hot writing task.

Wednesday 5th April – Songkran Celebrations. Merit making – 630 unti 730am. Please note that there will be no water fights this year and the children will need to wear toned down, darker Songkran shirts. Thank you.

Friday 7th April – End of Term 2 – please pick up your child up at 12:50pm on this day. There will be no after-school activities.

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Escape Hunt Trip

Dear all,

We are all excited about our upcoming trip to the Escape Hunt Experience next week. Please find below the letter sent on parent portal with details of when the classes are going and what children should wear:

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Anti-Racism Day 2017

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Weekly Review – Friday 17th march

Friday 17th March

It has been another busy and fun-filled week at Shrewsbury this week. The children have really immersed themselves in their new topic ‘Daring Detectives’.

In Literacy this week, the children have used their drama and characterisation skills to become a character from Cluedo. The children worked in groups to act out a ‘who done it’ crime scene and used their questioning skills to hot seat different characters. The children then looked at different examples of suspense stories and highlighted the structural and language features. The aim of this unit of work is for the children to create their own suspense stories, linked to their creative homework task. Details of which can be found here: https://my.shrewsbury.ac.th/year-5/daring-detectives/long-term-project

In Maths, the children have concluded their work on fractions. They are now using their problem solving skills to answer crime-based maths, lots of which revisits previous learning. We have introduced the children to the different problem solving methods and each of the tasks has required the children to solve the problems using the different strategies.

In Humanities this week, we launched our new topic with a superb detective investigation into the disappearance of Mrs Brown. The children interviewed the suspects, found clues on a crime scene and used other skills to identify a suspect and motive. It was great fun all round! We have also completed lots of work based around Sherlock Holmes. The children have been introduced to the fictional detective and have looked at similarities and differences between modern day crime scenes and detective work and that from the Victorian era. This has allowed the children to look at changes over time. Some of the children have even begun to create their own Sherlock study and again, these skills will help them with their creative homework.

In Science, we have started our new unit Animals inc. Humans. The children have labelled diagrams of the heart, lungs and major organs and had to describe the functions of the different organs. We will be moving onto blood transportation and pulse rate in the coming weeks.

In art, we have moved onto sketching skills and the children have had to use different types of pencils to create a detailed sketch of a scrunched up ball of paper. This really allowed the children to focus on shade and tone and allowed them to create detailed 3D drawings. We are working towards a final piece of work, where the children will use their new skills to make detailed sketches of crime scene evidence.

As earlier mentioned, the Long Term project for this half term is for the children to create their own shoe box size crime scene and suspect fact file. All details for this can be found on this link: https://my.shrewsbury.ac.th/year-5/daring-detectives/long-term-project with the due date being Friday 31st March.

Enjoy your weekend.

Many thanks

The Year 5 Team

Notices:

Tuesday 21st March – 5RW class assembly (Period 1)

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5CH solve the Mystery of Mrs Brown

In Year 5, we have begun our Daring Detectives topic. On Monday we began with our first mystery – Missing Mrs Brown.

We used important detectives skills: investigating fingerprints, analysing handwriting, questioning suspects, and deducing the motive.

It was a brilliant hook for our topic and the children made excellent accusations!

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5RW Daring Detective Day

The children in 5RW had lots of fun today using their detective skills to find out what had happened to Mrs Brown. This has launched our new topic for this half term. The children will be learning all about what skills good detectives need to do their jobs properly. Here is a photograph of the children at the ‘crime scene’.

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5CH Book Characters Day

As you can see, 5CH came dressed as a wide range of book characters today. Their costumes were fantastic and they had fun parading around school. Thank you for all your support with getting them ready. 

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