Weeks 6 and 7
The start of the Summer Term has seen the children start to write both informal and formal letters. They have based them both on our class book 'Viking Boy'. The informal letter, was written from the perspective of Gunnar writing to his mum about the death of his father and what his plans are.
The formal letter, was written By Orm (The King of Kaupang) responding to a letter from Gunnar, asking to be released as a slave.
In Maths, Year 6 have started to look at Algebra after finishing Position and Movement. Year 5 are still looking at measurement. This has included length, weight, volume and time problems.
In Music, the children have started to compose their own Viking songs, and will begin to use GarageBand on the Ipads to try and put some music to their words.
Weeks 3 and 4
The children have finished writing their diary based on our Class book 'Viking Boy'. They had to write from the perspective of Gunnar - The Viking Boy - who had just seen his father brutally murdered. They have also been writing a newspaper report based on the same events. As an independent piece of writing, the children wrote letters about weather or not they think SATS should be banned or continued.
In Maths, Year 6 have been looking at Geometry. They have been working out angles of circles, quadrilaterals and polygons. They have also been looking at Position and Movement of shapes. Year 5 have been doing measurement and converting units, including mm,cm,m and km.
In our Viking topic, the children have been looking at Viking Kings and the Viking way of life. They have produced posters about a certain aspect of Viking life.
In Science, the children have been looking at forces. They have learnt about Gravity, air resistance, water resistance, man's force, reaction force and friction. The children made parachutes out of paper, card and material. We tested to see which parachutes floated the best and took the most time to fall to the ground. The children enjoyed seeing their parachutes fly.
This week, the children finished writing their Viking story. Over the last 2 weeks, they have planned, drafted, edited and published their stories.
In maths, both Year 5 and 6 have continued with learning Geometry. They have been finding angles of triangles, circles and quadrilaterals. The children have also been translating shapes and plotting co-ordinates on a graph.
In topic, the children have been looking at Viking and Anglo Saxon Kings and Queens, and researching what they did for their Kingdoms.
We started our Viking topic with some art. The children sketched pictures of Viking Longships, helmets, houses and Viking warriors.
During Week 1, we learned some important dates in the history of the Vikings and how they came to Britain.
In Literacy, we looked at describing settings and how we could improve our sentences using expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials and relative clauses.
In Maths, both Year 5 and 6 are learning about angles of quadrilaterals and circles.
We started our new class book - Viking Boy - where we will read about Gunnar - a Viking Boy. The children enjoyed the first chapter and are keen to read more.