Spring Term

Spelling Punctuation and Grammar
 
The children revised what each word class is and the function of each word. Children worked in groups to discuss the words on the word cards and sort them in to word class.
Children to needed to listen to each other and discuss their answers.
Physical Education - Tennis 
 
  • To identify and describe some rules of tennis.
  • To serve to begin a game
  • To explore forehand hitting
In Pe today, the children looked at the rules of tennis and began to look at ball control. The children worked on making serves to each other. 
Greta's Story
 
To use reported and direct speech 
 
In English we are looking at Greta Thumberg's story. Greta Thunberg is a teenage activist from Sweden who has become the face of the youth climate movement. In the summer of 2018, Thunberg started sitting outside the Swedish parliament every Friday as part of a climate strike. On September 20, 2019, Thunberg led the largest climate strike in history.
We have read the first chapter of the story and agree that she is a hero. We looked at reporting on the strike so looked at questions we could ask Greta and thought about how she would answer them. We looked at using reported and direct speech. 

Learning about Special Educational Needs

Disabilities and special needs cover a wide range and could be anything from a speech delay to a significant medical diagnosis. Some disabilities are obvious, such as a child with a physical disability who uses a wheelchair. Some disabilities, such as speech delays, sensory integration problems, learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorder may not be as obvious.

It is safe to assume that at some point your child will have a classmate, neighbour or relative with a disability. To make children aware and understanding,  you can help your child learn about disabilities and encourage him or her to be a friend and advocate of children who have disabilities.

Whilst reading the Greta Thunberg book, we found out that Greta was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. 5G were surprised to to find out that such an amazing person had a disability This lead to a discussion about other hidden disabilities. The children asked lots of questions and were interested to learn more.  

British Values - Rule of Law and Democracy 
 
Today class 5G took part in a virtual tour of the Houses of Parliament. Britain's Parliament consists of two houses: the House of Lords and the House of Commons. They hold their meetings in the Parliament buildings in London, England. The Parliament buildings are also called the Houses of Parliament or the Palace of Westminster. The children had a tour around the House of Lords and House of Commons and found out how new laws are made. We also found out some of the rules of the houses for debating.
Class Councillor 
 
This morning, the school council worked with PCSOs Kirsty Newton and Paul Ellis-Feather. The children learnt about the dangers and the consequences of speeding. Watch out for our team of councillors with their speed guns next week. Our class councillor, Hollie, designed a poster to encourage parents to drive and park safety.
Maths - multiplication
 
Children in 5G have been showing their confidence at multiplying 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number and explaining their working out to their peers. The children applied the method to solving problems with multiplications.
English 
 
Discussion / debate.
 
In class we have thought of and agreed some talk rules for the class. We used the talk rule to discuss if it was right for Greta to go and strike and miss school. The children were much better at listening to each other views. 
 
English 
 
Discussion / debate.
 
In class we have continued our work using the agreed some talk rules for the class. We used the talk rule to discuss if it was right for Greta's parents to let her miss school. We were much better at communicating and taking turn to talk. 

Online Relationships

I can explain how someone can get help if they are having problems and identify when to tell a trusted adult.

In class we discussed the following questions:

What does ‘supporting’ someone mean?  How could you do this online?

What difficulties do you think others may experience online?

What things can you do to help support others online? 

Would you involve others?  If so, who and how?

How could you report worrying issues?

Why might some issues not be reported? 

When or why would you choose not to report some issues?

 

We used the PowerPoint and discussed where we would go for help in each situation. 

Science
to plan a fair test
to investigate materials and their properties.
 
 
In science we have been learning about insulators and conductors. We have investigated which materials are good insulators. Insulators are materials which keep heat in.
We investigated which material would keep water the warmest for the longest. We used fabric, plastic, foil, paper, and cotton to insulate cups. We then added hot water and took the temperature every 5 minutes.
We made sure that we planned a fair test to help us investigate. 
Spanish 
 
To introduce ourselves and our mood.
 
We have been looking at introducing ourselves in Spanish. 
 
 
Sending and Receiving with control 
 
In PE we have been working on sending and receiving the ball with control. The children are enjoying these lessons and working hard to improve their ball control.