Year 5 have been learning the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. They have been disgusting the properties of polygons and equilateral s and have been constructing nets to replicate 3D shapes, such as cuboid and rectangular prisms. It’s been good fun and they have learnt a lot.
Kestrels enjoyed developing their programming skills using Logo. Once the children had mastered making squares, they moved on to creating rectangles and triangles. The children showed excellent critical thinking throughout the lesson, refining their algorithms, to create their desired effect.
The children used code including fd (forward) 5 rt 90 (right turn). It was important understood their angles from their Maths lessons to ensure they could create the correct shapes.
The winter holidays are coming soon but just before then we have a tournament for Year 4 and Year 5. It’s a great way to improve your Times Table fluency and gain points for your whole class. Who will be the top rock star for Year 4 and Year 5?
Today year 5 have been looking at finding common factors of numbers. Firstly, they used counters to make arrays to establish which numbers could be considered factors. Then they did this for two numbers to spot the factors that were common to both.
In Maths, Kestrels in year 5 have been learning about fractions. Today our learning objective was: to add more than two fractions with different denominators.
Everyone was asked what was the process when adding fractions together with different denominators…
Before starting we did an anchor task together on the board and wrote the process in our books so we all understood what we doing when converting the fractions we had to add together, finding a common denominator.
During today’s Computing with Mr Baddhan, Kestrels have been learning about Microsoft Excel and how it can do alot of Maths work for you.
The children worked through some historical weather data and added it into Excel. The date they were focusing on was the average rainfall for a specific year. They then were shown how to get the average, sum and create a bar chart.
The children worked out a quick of doing this through formulas on Excel.
Year 5 have started their Computing topic of ‘Spreadsheets’. They are using a tube of smarties to check whether the colour distribution in each tube is even, or whether there is a random colour selection. They have started compiling the information and will reveal the results after half term.