Year 5 - River Lynher

Welcome to the Year 5 River Lynher class page
 Our class teacher is Mr Dawes
Our HLTA is Mrs Vigor
Our TAs is Mrs Chapman
Our Favourite 5 books in the Autumn term were all by author Dick King-Smith. We will be  reading as a class.. 'Friends and Brothers', 'George Speaks' and 'The Hodgeheg'.
This Spring term our class reader from our 'Favourite Five' list is 'Artemis Fowl' by the author Eoin Colfer. A story of a boy criminal mastermind out to steal gold from the fairies that live in the underground Haven City. Only Holly Short, LEP Recon officer stands in his way!
Spring Term 2021
This half term has been a bit different from normal ones as we are in lockdown once again!  The children in year 5 have not stopped learning though!  We have been studying the poem 'The Highwayman'.  To begin with, we built a knowledge of the historical context to give a full understanding of the poem.  We then started to analyse the poem including the spelling, punctuation and grammar features.  Utilising what we have learned we then started to plan our own opening and build up and finally, we were guided into completing our own.
It has been a very busy term already for learning new maths concepts.  We have understood the concepts behind using the written method to multiply 4-digit numbers by 2-digits and have learnt to use and apply this method.  We have also reinforced the bus stop method to help us to divide.
Our learning has moved onto fractions!  We have enjoyed learning about fractions again :) We started off with a really tricky concept of equivalent fractions and then moved onto mixed numbers and improper fractions.  The visual diagrams have certainly helped us a lot with this.
We have been using Oak Academy a lot for our foundation subjects and have been learning a wide range of topics from the Shang Dynasty to Biomes to notable scientists.  It has certainly kept us interested and busy!