Welcome to the Year 5 Sycamore webpage.
Class Teacher: Miss Utley
Support Staff: Mrs Mellor
Current Learning Journey: Anglo Saxons
PE Day: Thursday
Current Learning Champion and Jigsaw Genius
Learning Champion: Y5 Sycamore for having a great start to Y5.
Jigsaw Genius: Alisha for helping new children feel welcome.
Acres Attributes: Yusef for learning from his mistakes.
Writing class text: Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo.
In writing this week, we have been looking at character descriptions and we have drawn our own monster to describe. We have been focusing on expanded noun phrases and how we can use these to add detail in our writing.
In Maths, we have been looking at number and place value. We have also spent time looking at Roman Numerals. We have been doing problem solving activities using our knowledge of place value and Roman Numerals.
Reading class text: There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar.
We have started reading the first few chapters of the book. We have been using our inferencing skills to work out what is happening and how people feel. We have been using our APE (answer it, prove it, explain it) grids to help us write our answers to the inferencing questions.
We have been learning all about Anglo Saxons, who they were and where they lived. We have learnt about castles and labelled all the parts of a castle. Next week we are going on a trip to look around a castle and learn even more about the Anglo Saxons!
To start off our history week, we have began looking at local railways. We have looked at key facts about the history of Sheffield's railway and have put this into our very own timeline, showing the changes to the railway over time. (17/12/18)
In today's maths lesson, we have been looking at multiples of 3 and 6, and the similarities that they have.
We can now recognise what numbers are both multiples of 3 and 6, as well as understanding the relationship of doubling the 3 times table to work out our 6 times table. Using numicon, we have worked out multiplication sums in the 3 and 6 times table and were able to show the understanding we have between the two multiples. (17/12/18)
In writing, we have been looking at relative clauses and how they can extend our sentences by adding more information about the noun. This will help us to create specific instructions to Mount Merapi next week. This practical activity allowed us to see how a relative clause can be embedded in a range of sentences.(6/12/18)
In today’s French lesson, we have been listening and speaking simple French phrases based on activities that we might do in our spare time, outside of school. It was great to put our own sentences together using a variety of French phrases and share these with our peers. (5/12/18)
In today’s writing lesson, we have been focusing on subordinate clauses in preparation of writing our instructions to Mount Merapi. This practical activity allowed us to understand the structure of sentences when a subordinate clause is included. This really helped us to visually see how subordinate clauses can be written alongside a main clause. (5/12/18)
Maths Morning at Acres Hill
Thank you to all parents and carers that attended the Maths Morning in Y4 today, the children really enjoyed taking part in their arithmetic work as well as showing parents their understanding of addition and subtraction. The children really enjoyed it! (30/11/18)
Today's writing starter!
We are getting confident in converting singular words into plural. (27/11/18)
Before we began to plan our adverts based on selling our own firework, we had a go at sorting words into plural and singular categories from our WAGOLL. From this we learnt a range of different rules that we must consider when converting words into its plural form. This also helped us with our spelling! (26/11/18)
Today in spelling we played a group game called Spell it. The aim of the game was to choose a spelling card for our partner to spell correctly. If they spelt the word correctly, they would roll a dice and work around the template to the finishing line.
In maths we focused on making number bonds to 10 and 100. Using our knowledge of this we used base 10 to show representations of each number. Also, we played a number bond pairs game which helped us build our confidence to complete our work on number bonds. (16/11/18)
Today we have been working really hard in both our writing and maths lesson. (13/11/18)
Before planning our newspaper reports, in writing we recapped our understanding of verb forms by highlighting the ones that were used as part of the newspaper witness statements. (12/11/18)
We have finally finished our firework artwork. They look great! (9/11/18)
Today in our arithmetic lesson, we have been practising adding and subtracting 4 digit numbers with exchanging. In pairs, we consolidated our learning through a game that helped us to practise applying our understanding of addition and subtraction through the use of the column method. We rolled a dice to create our sum and whoever solved the sum the quickest gained a point. We had so much fun doing this! (9/11/18)
Today in Writing, we have been learning about how to write a newspaper report about the disappearance of Lila. Before we begin to write our own, we came up with our own catchy headlines with the use of alliteration to make this even more effective. In the lesson we also completed an activity called Role on the Wall where we had to draw the outline of the characters in the newspaper report and write key words based on how they were feeling as well as what they may have said when being interviewed by reporters. This lead us to record and ask key questions via IPad to get us to feel what it would be like being a news reporter. (5/11/18)
In this weeks music lesson we had the opportunity to look at the cornets we will be playing for the very first time. As well as practicing our rhythm activity, we also got to have a go on the cornets too. (22/10/18)
Today in French we have been learning about colours, listening to how they are pronounced and spelt. From doing this, we completed a matching activity that allowed us to complete and identify these colours in our word search. (16/10/18)
Next week is the start of Acres Hill’s 10 day Active challenge. Let’s try and get as many people travelling to school in an active way as possible.
This week in Maths we have been learning how to add 4 digit numbers together involving column exchange. Today's Friday lesson was an opportunity to display our understanding of doing this as well as carrying out subtraction to solve a range of problems. We had to justify why some questions had the wrong answer.
Using place value counters really helped us to represent each problem for us to answer.
This week in writing we are preparing to write a biography about author, Philip Pullman who wrote our class text, 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'. In order to do this we have been looking at verb forms that we can use in our writing. Although challenging at first, the ordering and matching activity really helped us to understand the different forms. (9/10/18)
In todays Art lesson, we have continued looking at developing our pastel techniques in order to create our firework art work in the upcoming weeks. Our focus was to look at how a snapshot of a firework from a piece of artwork can include a variety of pastel techniques within it. (5/10/18)
Today was Arithmetic Friday in our Maths lesson where we were looking at multiples of 6. Using our base 10, we identified how we can use this to support our knowledge of our 6 times tables. (5/10/18)
Today in History we have been using the IPads to research information about Guy Fawkes' life. This research will then help us to write up our very own Guy Fawkes fact files. (2/10/18)
Every Monday in our music lessons we are learning to play the cornet. In order to do this we learnt to follow different beats through singing a range of different songs. Also, we had a go at drawing our own musical notes to help us begin to read music. We really enjoyed our music lesson taught by our visitor! (1/10/18)
Today in Maths we have been learning to count in 100's and 1000's. In order to do this we used digit fans to make a 4 digit number, which we then used place value counters and base 10 to represent the changes in the thousand and hundreds column. (27/09/18)
Mount Cook Residential! 24/09/18-26/09/18
What we will be covering this half term:
Y4 Sycamore Autumn Term Home Learning