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)