This week in Team 5 we have been learning all about 2d and 3d shapes.
We have been looking at a variety of shapes and their properties. We have sorted 2d and 3d shapes, learnt about right angles and even made our own 3D shapes!
Use your right angle checker to find as many right angles around your house! Remember to line up the corner of your checker to the angle to see if it is a right angle. If you have lost your right angle checker remember you can make one by folding a piece of paper into quarters.
Just in case you misplace your homework feel free to download it from here.
This week the children have been learning all about time. We recapped on telling time to the nearest hour, quarter past, half past and quarter to. Then we looked at telling time to the nearest 5 minutes.
This week Team 5 have started their new English unit of Stories from Other Cultures.
Their focus text is The Great Kapok Tree where a man travels to the rain forest wanting to chop down the tree. Along the way, the boy meets several animals who told him all the reasons why not to chop down the tree.
Two men walked into the forest wanting to cut down the great kapok tree.
In the forest the man fell asleep. Several animals came to speak to him about the importance of the tree.
A frog and a toucan told the man that if he chopped down the tree they would have nowhere to live.
A jaguar came to see the man and told him that the animals he ate lived in the tree.
A sloth appeared and told the man not to chop down the tree because of how beautiful it was.
The man woke up and decided not to chop down the tree.
The man walked away from the colourful rain forest.
This week has been Anti Bullying week at Charlestown. This year the theme is “Let’s make a noise about bullying”. To raise awareness and promote our zero tolerance to bullying, Team 5 have taken part in many activities across the week, such as citizenship debates, working with a theatre company and writing instructions on how to create the perfect recipe for friendship.
The children have been learning the official Stand Up against bullying song.
Remember to do do if we see someone being bullied:
Tell a teacher, parent or another adult.
Tell the person bullying to stop what they are saying or doing (you can do this on your own or with a friend).
Call the person being bullied over. Ask them to play with you or ask them about what’s been happening.
This week I would like you to write a set of instructions for something that you do a lot. It might be instructions for getting ready for school in the morning or instructions for making your favourite sandwich!
Remember to include:
Title – to tell what the instructions are about.
Introduction – to introduce the instructions. Try to include a rhetorical question.
Numbered steps/bullet points – to order the instructions.
A range of imperative verbs – only use each one once e.g. mix, chop, stir, slice.
Time conjunctions e.g. first, after.
Adverbs e.g. quickly chop the carrot.
Make sure you have made your instructions as clear as possible.