Mrs Van Rooyen

5 Raven

Welcome to Life at KPS for Year 5

Mrs Van Rooyen and Mrs Chahal warmly welcome you to Year 5.

The aim of this page is to highlight some of the fantastic learning that has been happening in Year 5, this page will be updated monthly, with photographs and information about the learning we have completed during the month.

We hope you enjoy looking through these updates and do discuss your child’s learning with them to celebrate their success. We look forward to any suggestions you may have to make your child’s learning a pleasant experience.

Mrs Chahal

5 Crow

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February 2021

This term we focused on the Romans and we wrote a non-chronological report about the Romans. We first had to search for facts on given topics, but we could also choose three of our own topics. We learnt more of the following language and grammar: fronted adverbials, subordinate clauses, relative clauses and expanded noun phrases. In Maths, we learnt about fractions. We started with fractions of equivalence and then moved on to adding and subtracting unit fractions where the denominator is the same. We also turned an improper fraction into a mixed number and vice versa. Next, we added and subtracted mixed numbers and learnt how to multiply fractions with a whole number. In History, we learnt about the Romans and their legacy they left behind in Britain. Children made their own Roman shields and in Art, we looked at painting a still life!

We also looked at Online Safety on Safer Internet Day. We had discussed all the different ways to stay safe online and we also looked at online bullying. We know not to give out our personal details or to share our passwords. We also looked at what makes a safe and strong password and one example is:  A492!?Baei. In Music, the children have been learning about music The composer ‘Leonard Bernstein’ and the piece ‘Mambo’ from ‘West Side Story’. They have recognised the instrumentation and structure including call and response, ostinatos (repeated patterns) and syncopations (rhythms that fall between the main pulse beat)