As part of this half term's homework, Malaika and Faiza made some chocolates, which they brought in the share with the class at home time. They also wrote instructions, showing us how to make their creations.
As a whole, Class 11 were finding using protractors to measure angles very difficult. We put lots of tape on tables and practised this skill. Along the way the children began to find out patterns with angles on a straight line, angles around a point and vertically opposite angles. Then we used formal methods, and the rules we'd found out, to check our measuring and identified acute, obtuse and right-angles. This seems to have gotten us over this hurdle!
Today, Class 11 met Sonic and Flash, our new African land snails. We learned lots about how to care for them and all who wanted to held them. They are much slower than their names suggest!
Summer has been taking part in playground leader training, along with other member of Year 4 and 5. Before long, she designed a system to help herself and fellow playground leaders to find out what children wanted to play with, in advance, and organise the equipment efficiently. She has made the organisation of playground equipment her personal mission and has found this this system helpful. Well done, Summer!
Class 11 have made a great effort with homework this half term. Here is a selection of homework from this half term:
Class 11's home learning requirements are:
Homework will be given on Fridays and should be in on Wednesdays. Anyone who hasn't completed homework, will have to attend homework club on the Thursday. Times table books must be in every day, as well as reading books and reading records. Remember: all children, who hand in their homework, will have their names added to the half-termly homework prize draw each week!
We have been making the most of this lovely weather by making the most of our outdoor classroom! We have barely been inside for our maths and English lessons recently - Mr Weaver also brought us ice lollies!
Class 11 have been enjoying our latest English unit: performance poetry! Today, we performed poems to the class in groups. They did very well!
As part of this term's topic, we have been researching into our local area and chose to focus on the Lakeside Village shopping centre.
During a visit, we collected responses from members of the public and we have analysed some of the results below, from our questionnaires. We used our results to draw bar charts and consolidate these skills. We also collected data about customers from the management team and used these to draw a line graph. In maths, we have been exploring pictorial representations of fractions and decimals (and we will soon be moving on to percentages too) and we used these skills to explore pie charts.
The work below is by Laiba and Faiza, who always take pride in their work - well done girls!
Class 11 have been studying light during Spring Term and completed an investigation during Science Week. The question we were investigating was: how does the distance between a light source and an object affect the length of the shadow?
The work below is by Laiba, who always work hard and produces beautiful work. Well done Laiba!
This is a selection of Class 11's homework, so far this term. This term's homework project is in response to our topic: Our Local Area. Each week, children complete one task from the homework project and one piece of maths or English.
As part of our topic on the Local Area year 5 visited the Lakeside Village to carry out some customer satisfaction surveys. We wanted to find out why people visit the outlet and what improvements they would like to see. We met with the Deputy Manager, Mrs Parry, and had a question and answer session with her. We found out that the Lakeside Village has been open since 1995 (22 years!) and that their target consumer is a female in the 40+ age range.
We then interviewed lots of customers and also spoke to the staff of a number of shops. Our next step is to analyse the data and then provide some feedback to the Management team at the outlet. The children were a credit to the school and a number of people commented upon how polite and enthusiastic the children were - well done guys!
Class 11 were given a 'Great to Stay Green' challenge at the start of the year, which meant they could earn house points for staying in green each lesson. If they met the house point target, they also earned a reward of their for their good behaviour. They chose to take part in a class version of 'The Great British Bake Off'.
The brief was to make two identical Halloween-themed biscuits. We all had lots of fun and made biscuits that were both delicious and creative. Mrs. Witton came to judge our efforts and pick a first, second and third place.
Girly came in third, Sal was our runner up and Malaika was our deserved winner, winner the prestigious Bake Off trophy!
Congratulations to our winners and all of Class 11 for their brilliant behaviour this half term!