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Lomeshaye Junior School

ASPIRE · BELIEVE · ACHIEVE

Reversible / Irreversible - Knowledge Organiser Spring 2

A look back at

the first part of

Spring Term '24...

      Year 5 

Reading     

This term in reading, Year 5 have been exploring a range on non-fiction texts related to space to coincide with our English Science fiction unit. We have been looking at the layout of a non-fiction text and how the different features can help us to navigate our way round the book. In addition to this, we practised our scanning skills, locating key phrases and using text marking to help order the events. Furthermore, we have been reading about key scientific figures and their contributions to science, answering questions to demonstrate our new-found knowledge. We have some aspiring scientists in our year group!

 

English     

What an incredible term we have had in English! We have been getting our ‘spooky’ hats on to explore a range of science fiction books

where aliens and UFOs came out to  play!

 

 

Out of all of the books explored, ET has been our favourite, where many of our learners have empathised with his ordeal! To begin our unit, we explored a range of science fiction toys – ranging from power rangers to robotic dragons, where we put our skills to test as a toy reviewer! Following this, we explored a range of science fiction stories –these included Aquila, the Smeds and the Smoos and Nurf the Alien. Finally, we explored the exciting events of ET, experiencing the wide range of emotions you would feel should a friendly alien come to town! This resulted in some incredible stories full of drama, suspense and empathy! 

 

Maths     

What hardworking, resilient leaners we have had in maths this term! We are so proud of each and every learner this term and all that they have accomplished. We have seen a huge improvement in attitudes, with learners excited to practise their existing skills in our retrieval starters, whilst remaining engaged and dedicated in our daily problems. Learners have worked collaboratively, sharing the different approaches they would use to solve problems with their peers, whilst remaining respectful of other people’s viewpoints at all times! We began our term by learning to tell the time to the nearest minute – a concept some of our learners found quite tricky! Moving on from this, we looked at interpreting information in timetables where we used timelines to support our understanding. Later we consolidated our place value knowledge, where we confidently explored positive and negative numbers. Finally exploring different approaches to number, looking for the most efficient strategy to solve problems. Our favourite learning of the term was looking at the different rules of divisibility – who knew times tables could be so interesting?

 

Science     

During this half-term, learners have displayed their incredible scientific approach to learning to understand materials and their properties! As scientists, learners explored materials and their properties through classroom testing as well as researching secondary sources. This enabled learners to secure their understanding of scientific vocabulary, material properties as well as the use of a material based on its properties. To support their findings, learners used comparative testing to investigate the absorbency of materials and write a detailed report as well as make recommendations to those who want to buy products based on the materials ability to absorb effectively.

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