A very warm welcome back to all the children and families of Beech Class.
This term, Year 5 is being transported to a time when London skies were lit up by swerving aeroplanes and glaring searchlights. We will delve back into the 1940s to find out for ourselves what it was like to be evacuated from London and sent to the countryside, to dig for victory on the Home Front, or to shelter from air raids in the middle of the Blitz!
Forest School began this January on a beautiful mild afternoon. The children were well prepared and excited. They ran around the meadow, stopping at trees on the way and picking up different seeds. The children were observant as we explored the diversity of life in our Forest School. We found a mouse hole, a bone and all sorts of minibeasts. Miss Jarvis taught us all the difference between a grasshopper and a cricket. Does anybody know what a caterpillar will turn into? The children slack lined, climbed trees, created dens and a zipwire and even created us some yummy food in the mud kitchen!
Look at the forest school sub-pages to view pictures:
Year 5 is probably the most challenging year for fraction learning, and unfortunately other than hard work, there is not an easy way to learn fractions.
In todays lesson we began to use fractions in a more practical way. We used lots and lots of SWEETS to find a fraction of a number. We started with unit fractions and progressed into non-unit fractions, whilst being very practical. Although the temptation was there, the children used the sweets to aid their learning and support understanding.
So you can see their learning, ask your children how to work this question out: 3/8 of 48.