Year 5 have been debating and learning about stereotypes related to gender. It was interesting to discuss with the class what the children think boys and girls should like and what professions certain genders should do. We read the story ‘I’m a girl,’ which opened up discussions about how just because your a certain gender doesn’t mean you have to behave in a particular way or like certain things. We discussed how it might make us feel if someone said something about our personality in a negative way due to our gender. The children made handprints to celebrate their differences and what makes them special as their own person. ‘We are us!’ and that makes us amazing no matter what we like or what we do!
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Year 5 have had a Christmassy afternoon after the Christmas lunch making their calendars. They are beautiful and individual! We love them! 🏻
Year 5 have been learning about square numbers in Maths. On Monday, we created squares using multi link and discussed what makes a square number. Today we have done some fluency work to show an understanding of what we have learned so far and practised our Maths skills. Ask your child to tell you the square numbers we have learned about and what a square number is?
Year 5 have recently been investigating regular and irregular shapes in Maths. Ask your child what they know about the regular and irregular shapes.
As part of their Science topic ‘forces’, Year 5 explored the effect of gravity on falling objects.
World Science Day
After thinking of Scientific questions, Year 5 were introduced to the importance of Science in our world today. We gave the children some names of important job roles in the Science world.
The children were then tasked to match the scientist to their appropriate image. They then researched and learned about their scientist’s role in the development of Science across the world. To finish we created posters imagining that one of the Scientists was coming to give a talk at our school, showing what we had learned.