The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery, Leinster Rd, Basildon, SS15 5NQ
Class Blog- 9 th March
This week in English we have been researching and writing non-chronological reports about Bats.
In Maths, we have been looking at adding and subtracting fractions.
In Science, we conducted an experiment looking at how to speed, height and size of asteroids in space can affect the size and depth of craters on the moon.
In PSHE, we learnt about the recovery position and how to respond in an emergency.
In RE, we started to look at the events of Holy Week
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In year 5 we are using Mirodo as an online platform to complete homework. Every child has a login and each week a Maths and English task will be set. Please find a handbook below which is a guide to getting started.
It is important that you read to someone at least 3 times per week but everyday if possible. You or an adult can record when you have read in your Reading Journal. Each time you read, you will receive a tick on your reading chart. When your chart is full up, you will receive a certificate. Once you complete your platinum award, you will get to choose a book to keep and take home.
Your PE kit should be in school every day as our sessions may change or may take place as part of a cross curricular lesson. Hair should be tied up and earrings MUST be removed on these days, otherwise you will not be able to join in with P.E if you have earrings in.
Please ensure that you wear the correct school uniform every day.
Work hard and have fun learning!
2nd December 2022
5L Class Blog
This week, in maths, the children were introduced to square numbers and cube numbers. We used multilinks as concrete resources to understand how square and cube numbers are made. Later on, in the week, the children used their place value knowledge to multiply and divide by multiples of 10.
In writing, our genre this week was Instruction Text. We looked at the features and layout of an instruction text. At the end of the week, the children each wrote an instruction text. There were a variety of instructions, from how to make a sandwich to how to become a footballer. I enjoyed reading all their work.
In Geography, we studied how Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay came to find crinoid fossils at the summit of Mount Everest. Crinoids are sea animals which are typically found in shallow parts of warm oceans. The children found it engaging to learn how the crinoid fossils ended up at the summit of Mount Everest.
In science, the children learnt about Friction, that it is the force that acts between two objects moving or trying to move across each other. The children learnt that on some occasions, friction is a useful force but at times it is not a useful force.
Well done 5L