P5 Learning Log – Week Beginning 13.05.19

This week we have been enjoying the lovely weather, especially on Monday. We went to the Astro and took lots of equipment with us to make up our own games. We also spent time outside on other days and played games like races, Chinese whispers, penalty shootouts, and all of the fun things. We have been playing volleyball in PE.

On Tuesday and Wednesday we learnt about habitat loss as part of our endangered animals topic. Habitat loss is terrible; people cut down trees and make them into tables, chairs and paper, but deforestation is bad for the environment. We also watched a BBC live lesson about sea pollution. Sea pollution is getting very bad for sea creatures such as turtles, fish, seals, whales and sharks.

On Wednesday we also wrote cinquain poems about endangered animals. They are poems made up of 5 lines and we had to describe an animal and it’s habitat and diet. For example, Lauren wrote one about a great white shark and Javaria chose an Amur leopard.

On Thursday, we were learning about Ramadan. Ramadan is a time when muslim people fast and Ramadan is called the month of the Quran because they believe that the Quran was revealed to the prophet Muhammed then.

By Lauren and Javaria

P5 Learning Log – Week Beginning 29.04.19

This week was world of work week. We had some talks from a Chemist and a Research Scientist, and a workshop with Lloyd’s bank. We also had a workshop about mindfulness which we will have every week for the next 8 weeks.

In maths we have been doing fractions to get better knowledge of quarters and halves. We were converting between mixed number and improper fractions.

We also continued our new topic about endangered animals, we were very excited to do some research about our leopard and giant panda.

We played lots of volleyball this week, it was very tiring and fun!

By Lewis and Filip

P5 Learning Log – Week Beginning 23.04.19

This week, we started a new topic about endangered animals. For our first lesson we learnt about some extinct animals.

On our first day back, we did an Easter holiday check-in and learnt what other people did during their Easter break.

In maths we have been learning about fractions, and learning how to find equivalent fractions.

We wrote our targets for this term, and self-evaluated last term’s work.

We also counted to 100 in French.

By Thomas, Oli and Sophia

P5’s Animal Adoption

P5 are currently learning about endangered animals; why they are endangered and what can be done to conserve them.

As part of our focus on animals, P5 were very keen to adopt an animal through the WWF to enhance their learning and make a difference to the world in which they live. P5a have chosen to adopt a Giant Panda, and P5b selected an Amur Leopard.

Massive thank you to all the children who have contributed towards these adoptions!

P5 Learning Log – Week Beginning 01.04.19

We have had a great last week of term! We have been learning about the events of Holy Week, and drew our own versions of Leonardi Da Vinci’s Last Supper painting. We sequenced the stations of the cross and learnt about the significance of Good Friday, and then made comic strips to show the Easter story.

In PE we did some more free play, using equipment to create our own games. We collaborated with each other very well, and worked hard on our communication skills. We also did a fun run around Figgate Park, with each learner donating an Easter egg for the food bank as entry to the fun run. Well done for your generous donations!

We finished off our maths topics, with Miss Sinclair’s group looking at following compass directions this week, and Ms Mitchell’s group doing their division topic assessment (well done team!).

We got the chance this week to present our ‘Welcome to P5’ Book Creator e-books, animations and posters this week. Everyone presented clearly and confidently, and we were so impressed by the quality of your work.

Well done to everyone in P5 for being such hard-working, engaged and kind learners this term. We hope you enjoy your Easter holidays!

By Ms Mitchell and Miss Sinclair