Friday, 26 June 2015

Estimating Volume Activity

Outside of 5 Poplar there are 5 bottles labeled A, B, C, D and E. You simply need to estimate the volume of liquid in each bottle to be in with a chance of winning a prize (the closest estimation will win)! Don't forget to write your name next to each estimation! Good luck from Mr Mustard!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Maths - Converting fractions into decimals and percentages

Today 5 Poplar were using smarties to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages! They first had to solve the fraction (out of 25 or 50 smarties) and then find the equivalent fraction out of 100. After that, they could easily convert the fraction into a percentage and decimal! They throughly enjoyed this activity and I wonder why...

Cocoon up date

Finally we have ourselves a beautiful butterfly. Was your guess correct?

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Narrative Poetry

This week we have started looking at the poem ' The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes. After looking at the characters of the Highwayman, Bess and Tim, we predicted what might happen in the poem.
Here are our thoughts.

Information leaflets

Over the last few weeks we have been looking at Non-Chronological Reports. We have made information leaflets about subjects we know lots about. Here are some of our wonderful examples.


Thursday, 4 June 2015

Maths - Using the RUCSAC method

Throughout the year, 5Poplar have been using the RUCSAC method to help answer word problems. This method has been very successful helping us to break questions down into smaller and easier steps. Well done Tyler, keep up the good work!

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Life cycles

This week we have begun to look at life cycles of different animals.
We looked at different insects, like the dragonfly and the butterfly. Here is a cocoon that was found. 
What do you think the emerging adult will look like? Draw a picture to show the class.

Non- Chronological Reports

We have started our new Literacy topic looking at how to take a paragraph and find the key information from it. We then found out what features make a good Non- Chronological Report.
As a feature of this type of writing is the present tense, we changed the tense of a passage from past tense to present tense.

Decimals and Fractions

5 Rowan compared and ordered decimals this week. We also rounded them to the nearest whole number or the first decimal place. Then we looked at converting tenths, hundredths and thousandths to decimals and decimals to fractions. 

Maths - Negative Numbers

Today 5Poplar were focusing on negative numbers! The class realised that writing the numbers on the scale BEFORE answering the questions made it a lot easier!