Good Better Best I shall never rest until I have done my best to make my best better!
WALT identify and describe the properties of 2D shapes correctly
Today we had great fun doing practical work in Numeracy learning about 2D shape. Many different shapes were handed out to us and we discussed their properties using language such as right angle, equal, curved, straight, regular and irregular. After discussion about where we found 2D in our environment, we watched a video and then played ‘Guess the Shape’ using back-to-back for our Activity Based Learning!
Today we had great fun at our first session of badminton coaching!! We learned how to grip the badminton racquet correctly and were ao lsencouraged to remember Agility Balance and Co-ordination!
Guided Reading - Y5T/D's very own Speech and Drama Festival!
Today we had our very own Millington Speech Festival. During our Guided Reading session of our tasks required us to perform a selected poem from a poetry book as part of our Talking and Listening strand. Each group member memorised a poem and then recited it to the rest of the group. Each group member had a comment sheet and they had to comment on skills such as clarity, facial expression, volume, eye contact, pace and identify any areas for improvement! We had very positive adjudicators!
We have been studying Descriptive Poetry as our new genre in Literacy. We used 'The Day's Eye' poem by Pie Corbett as our model and used it as our framework to write our poems about the moon. We did lots of preparation. Firstly we studied images of the moon in its crescent and full form. We then used a mind map to record adjectives and similes that best described the moon.
Just some of our ideas to describe the moon:
THE WATER CYCLE!
We had great fun in class learning about The Water Cycle and linking it to Explanations, the genre we are studying in Literacy. Our rap (link is at the bottom of our class page) helped to remind us of the sequence of The Water Cycle, a continuing process. Our key words were evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection!
We are so excited that we are using apparatus during Physical Education lessons this term. We have done a lot of preparation at ground level and are now progressing to using the equipment. Our first theme is Pathway and Direction. We really enjoyed our warm up when we played the 'Tape Recorder' game - Play - Fast Forward- Rewind - Pause - Eject! Enjoy our photographs and see how we were travelling over, under and through apparatus using different pathways linking a minimum of 3 movements!
Today we learned about a new genre, Instructions – both written and spoken.
We identified key characteristics of written instructions :-
The key characteristics of spoken instructions were highlighted in our Activity-Based Learning back-to-back activity. Our spoken instructions need to be:-
Y5T/D visit Tayto!
We had a fabulous trip yesterday when we visited Mr Tayto at his castle in Tandragee! The purpose of our visit was to introduce us to our new WAU topic, 'The Journey of a Product'. Until Christmas we will be studying the journey of a potato! Enjoy our photographs and visit the Tayto website!
Maths vocabulary - share; group: divide; share equally; divided by; divisible by
Remember dividing by 2 is the same as halving the number!
One of our families
2 x 3 = 6
3 x 2 = 6
6 ÷ 2 = 3
6 ÷3 = 2
Look at all of the number facts we can derive from 2 x 3 = 6! Wow!
Today we had great fun creating a walking number line and number generators to consolidate our learning about Place Value!