Welcome to Miss Mulholland's class! We have an exciting year ahead!
Our Class Charter
The PowerPoint from the parent information meeting is available on the App.
Road Safety Week and Ditch the Dark Day!
This week, commencing 11th November, is Friendship Week in school. Miss Mulholland's class discussed the differences in the classroom and how we should appreciate each other's differences. We accept that we are all different, but we are all part of the same class and therefore will treat each other equally.
We have created questions which we want to investigate about our new topic, 'Mighty Machines'. We have also designed 'Mighty Machines' robots, building on our work on symmetry in mathematics. Additionally, we have been looking at our own bodies and how we are all 'Mighty Machines'.
Literacy and 'Mighty Machines'
This week in our 'Mighty Machines Topic and Literacy, we made a model set of lungs and planned and wrote instructions on 'How to Make a Model Set of Lungs'.
Human Body Models
Over the last few weeks in WAU, as part of our 'Might Machines' topic, we have been creating models of the human body including our main organs reusing recycled materials which we brought in from home.
We planned our instructions 'How to Make Model Lungs' using a flow map. Following this, we used our flow maps to write our clear and concise instructions.
In mathematics this week, we have been learning about fractions. Today, we did some fraction problem solving. Miss Mulholland gave us some unit and non-unit fractions and we had to colour that fraction of the robot a certain colour. However, we did not know how many squares in area the robot needed to be. Therefore, we had to find the lowest common multiple or common denominator of the fractions. Once we had established this, we designed our robots with that amount as their area. Then we found each fraction of the amount and coloured the squares accordingly.
We have been learning about coordinates and translation. We played various games to show our understanding of how to read and plot coordinates. We played several games including Battleships which we loved!
We have been learning about decimals this week. We have been working on our place value of numbers with tenths, comparing and ordering decimals with one decimal place, rounding decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number and solving problems involving decimals with one decimal place. On Friday, we consolidated all of our new learning through four practical activities which we all loved!. Take a look at the photos from this practical session
Celebrating Maths Week in Year 5!
Our class loved Maths Week! We solved problems, learning new problem solving strategies, including a Whole School Problem: 'The Answer is Five'; investigated, for example the relationship between shapes' sides and lines of symmetry and the relationship between the distance from our elbows to our wrists and the length of our feet; and participated in many mathematics games. Take a look at just some of what we got up to below!
We even dressed up as people who use mathematics everyday in their jobs! Can you guess who we dressed up as?
Our class reader is 'George's Marvellous Medicine' by Roald Dahl. We are enjoying the novel so much that we decided to write our own descriptions of George's Grandma. We even drew illustrations in the style of Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator, Quentin Blake.