This week, as part of our Maths week celebrations, Year 5 welcomed the Problem-Solving Company who set us a few Maths challenges, including the Daisy Chain, the Tower of Hanoi and Pentominoes. We really enjoyed how challenging the games were and also how much we had to rely on good teamwork to succeed!
History Off The Page
As part of this term’s topic, year 5 have taken part in a Greek History Off The Page day. Children participated in different activities linked to the topic such as painting their names in Greek lettering, making medicines and olive oil lamps, soap carving and performing as part of the blessing for Goddess Athena at her temple. They even performed a tragedy and comedy in the style of the Ancient Greeks which was very entertaining.
UEL Sports Dock
On Wednesday 5th February, year 5 went to the UEL sports dock to take part in a sports programme which aims to use physical activity, sports and sports scholar role models, to raise aspirations within young people within East London and to inspire individuals to be healthy and physically active.
Once the programme was over we got to watch a basketball game, UEL vs Queen Mary.
On Friday 14th February, Year 5 were lucky enough to visit the world-famous Globe Theatre to take part in a workshop on Romeo and Juliet. We even got to go up on the stage and recite a few lines!
“It was an experience I will never forget” Mansoora.
Year 5 have, as part of this term’s topic, taken part in a Greek History Off The Page day. Children participated in different activities linked to the topic such as painting their names in Greek lettering, making medicines, soap carving and performing as part of the blessing for Goddess Athena at her temple. They even performed a tragedy and comedy in the style of the Ancient Greeks which was very entertaining.
As part of Maths Week, Year 5 took part in a Maths Problem Solving Workshop, which gave children the opportunity to use their reasoning skills.
As part of our Design and Technology Topic, Year 5 made and baked their own loaf of bread. Everyone enjoyed this process and we were able to link this with our science topic on materials and changing state.
Times Tables Rock stars 60 Seconds Challenge
As part of Math’s Week, some of our talented mathematicians in Key Stage 2 took part in the annual Times Tables competition. This year we did things differently; the children competed in year groups to complete 60 seconds times tables challenge on Times Tables Rock Stars. During the competition, each child had 60 seconds to answer as many questions which tested their times tables multiplication and division facts.
Here are some pictures of the winners. Well done!
Gabriel – 35 questions in 60 seconds
Ayat – 40 questions in 60 seconds (Winner)
Junior Citizenship Programme
As part of Citizenship Week, Year 5 took part in the Junior Citizenship Programme, run by the local and emergency services, to equip our children with the skills and knowledge of what these services entail. This group was the overall winning group of our Year 5 cohort. Well Done!
Kew Gardens Visit
As part of our art topic on botanical drawings, Year 5 visited Kew Gardens. We took a guided tour of the green house where we discovered many exotic plants.
Romeo and Juliet Workshop
As part of our Literacy topic on warning tales, we focused on Romeo and Juliet as our model text and our hook into the love story. We had the pleasure of taking part in a drama workshop with Anthony Glenn to immerse ourselves in the text.