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White Waltham CofE Academy

Ashley Hill MAT

Part of the

Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!


Year 5 teaching staff:





                                Class teacher - Ms Marskell                                   Teaching Assistant - Mrs Wagadia 



Our learning last week:


This week:

We have taken part in our STEM Week. This started out looking at James Dyson and how he went about engineering the Dyson vacuum cleaner. We then analysed some components of the Dyson vacuum cleaner taking them apart to see how they were engineered. We then designed our own brush cleaning machine and after testing to ensure it works we began decorating it to make it aesthetically pleasing to our target audience.


We also looked at the history of moving pictures and how it has evolved over time. We looked at the introduction of cinematography and CGI films. We the used micro:bit computers to code our own dancing man animation.


English: We have began immersing ourselves in our new text The ways of the wolf by Smriti Prasadam-Halls. We made informed predictions about the text based on extracts given. We also looked at some of the key vocabulary used and implemented these in our own sentences.


Maths: This week we have started our new topic decimals and percentages. We have looked at: decimals up to 2 decimal places, equivalent fractions and decimals (tenths) and equivalent fractions and decimals (hundredths).


Geography: We have completed our Geography topic by looking at 4 figure and 6 figure grid references and plotting Shackleton's intended journey and actual journey. We have also look at the Antarctica Treaty and ordered the laws passed in it according to which we felt was most important.