Britto Year 5-6
This week, our theme has been 'Going Green.' We explored reasons why continuing to recycle despite the challenges that COVID-19 has presented, is important to us our our future generations.
We recognise the sacrifices that key workers and us have made to keep recycling going and create positive change in the world around us. Our recycling and waste key workers have heroically carried on collecting while the world slowed down around them.
We created decorations for our classroom using recycled waste in our school. Have a look at these pictures of the children creating these. We love our crisp packet decoration/banner! Do you? We also love our Freddie chocolate wrapper (from our maths lesson-see below) tinsel.
Did you know:
that recycled aerosol cans can have a new life as parts for a mobile phone? Or that kitchen cleaner bottles can be recycled into things like a garden slide?
"Without mathematics, there’s nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers."
This week we have been exploring fractions and as part of our learning we used chocolate! YUM!
Team Britto can be seen doing this in the pictures below.
We had three plates, each one on a table. On the first plate there were three chocolate bars, on second there were two chocolate bars and the third had one chocolate bar.
Children came up one at a time and had to stand by the table/plate where they would get the most chocolate. At first this was easy but the more children who joined, the more complicated the maths/fractions became.
As the fractions got smaller we needed to apply our equivalent fraction skills we learnt earlier in the week using our understanding of common multiples.
We had so many fantastic or should I say 'FRACTASTIC' reasons from the children! The maths vocabulary used was out of these world! Well done team!
Oh my goodness, what a fantastic day we had on Friday! It was so much fun, although hard to keep a straight face at times, when in role as 'Miss.'
Thank you so much for all your efforts with costumes as well as making the day a true success....I adore you all, simply the BEST!
"Welcome to 1894"
Children dressed to impress us as Victorians! On Friday 13th November , our Year 5 and 6 children endured a horribly realistic day of Victorian lessons as part of their topic on Victorians! The children (and teachers) dressed up in their Victorian attire and were addressed by their surnames names for the day! They even had their classrooms arranged in the old Victorian way in traditional rows and individual desks! Lessons included handwriting, book balancing, reciting times tables, sketching and elocution lessons as well as playground games and the ‘drill’ with their super-strict teachers who constantly reminded them that "CHILDREN SHOULD BE SEEN, NOT HEARD!"
Create a bridge which can hold an apple.
We are exploring gravity and seeing how we can work against it and with it.
Children were to work in pairs or small groups to do this.
Tomorrow (18/11/20) the children will be presenting their bridges and persuading us (in our Dragon's Den mock up) why their bridge is the greatest!
Welcome to Britto class!
Teacher: Mrs Harris
TA: Mrs Steel and Mr Power
Monday: Please ensure children come into school wearing their PE kit and are able to take out earrings themselves.
Please bring in spelling books, times tables books and reading records to be checked. Spellings to learn will be uploaded on Mondays.
Tuesday: Please return homework books by Wednesday, to allow enough time to mark.
Friday: Homework will be set on Google Classroom. Please complete in homework books.
Spellings will be given out and tested on Fridays.
Please note: We need to keep our windows open during the day for ventilation, so it may become a bit chilly at times. Please can I advise that children have layers e.g. vest under shirt and a jumper, to keep them more comfortable in the classroom.
Here is some important information regarding homework for KS2.
- Children need to bring in Reading Record Books and reading books everyday please.
- Children need to be reading for at least 20 minutes each day.
- PE is on a Monday. Children need to come to school dressed in PE kits. NO EARRINGS are to be worn or your child will be unable to participate.
- Spelling and times tables test will be on Friday.
- Times tables will be set via Times Tables Rock Stars (https://play.ttrockstars.com/)
- Children can also practice your number bonds using hit the button
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.