5H/M - Mr Husband (HusbandJ1@hwbmail.net) and Ms Marker (MarkerJ@hwbmail.net)
5L - Mr Lewis
Our topic for this current half term is The Rainforest!
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Please bring PE/Games kits of the following days.
5H/M - Monday and Tuesday
5L- Tuesday and Friday
Some of you have asked about books that we would recommend to your children. Please find a list compiled at the bottom of this page. They are just a taste of course and it is by no means a comprehensive list, but the books are suitable for the age group and have been promoted by many past pupils. If you are unable to get these books, do take note of the authors, some of whom have been prolific in their writing.
The children will be exploring the addition and subtraction of fractions, revisiting long multiplication and long division this week.
English / Topic
Class 5HM will continue to work with Josh and Dariush from the Sherman Theatre on producing a play about being left to fend for themselves in the Amazonian Rain Forest. This is going to culminate with actors performing our play at the Sherman Theatre. The class will be going to attend and all families and friends would be very welcome. This will be on Thursday 12th July. We encourage friends and family to come along to watch the production
The children have been finding out about the different uses of the tropical rainforest this week. The class will be split into groups with each group representing people who use the forest for different things e.g. loggers, hydro-electric power, farmers, urbanisation (the growth of towns) and the tribes who currently live there. They will devise arguments together and in a debate try to persuade the other groups that they should be allowed to pursue their activities.
The children will be looking at OS maps and producing questions for other children to answer and vice versa. They will be encouraged to use coordinates, OS symbols, man-made features and topographical features
How do we use electricity? Can you suggest ways of how we could save electricity?
What exactly is electricity and how do circuits work? This week we will be working groups to answer these questions.
The children are going to answer questions based on pictures.
P.E. and Games
The children will be building a sequence combining the mediums of both Dance and Gym in small groups. Children from other groups will film the beginnings of the routines so that all can see their efforts and discuss what went well and what could be done better.
In Games, we will look at orienteering and outward bound activities.
The children will be using a program like poplets to provide a structure for an i movie about a place of interest in Cardiff or the surrounding area.
RECOMMENDED READING LIST
If your children have really enjoyed another book, please tell them to share it with us and their class us, as it would mean a lot more coming from them than us.