Welcome to 5 Ica webpage. The adults working in our class are Mr Oakley and Ms Diccoco. We have lots of fun and amazing topics to study this year.
Maths homework this week is to complete the Mathletics activities. All children need to make their Bike Week poster.
02.02.17 - Homework
L.O. – To show what I know about solids, liquids and gases.
Our new topic after half term will be science-focused and will concentrate on solids, liquids and gases. Please record what you know about this topic from your previous learning and what you know from your everyday life.
You may wish to include the following vocabulary: dissolve, conductor, electricity, soluble, evaporate, properties of materials, sieving, reversible, irreversible.
Present what you know in any way you wish.
LO – To design my own Olympic event.
Next week, we will be learning about the Olympic Games which started in Ancient Greece. Your challenge is to design your own event. It could be a team event or for one or two people to compete. You need to think about:
Be as creative as you can! I can’t wait to see what you think of.
Friday 9th December - Ica class assembly 1:30
Wednesday 14th December - Christmas dinner day
Thursday 15th December - Christmas Singing at St George's 11.45am
Friday 16th December - Christmas jumper day
We have planted trees in the garden to develop our outdoor learning area. The children have completed their Alien Landing stories, including some fabulous descriptive language. There will be no homework this week due to the residential, but children could do extra reading, spelling and times tables work.
Reading at home
Following a training course, we have been told that your child's reading record can be a key piece of evidence in helping decide if your child is a fluent reader or not. The comments that you put in the reading record can be extremely important.
In addition to this, we have also been told that children should be keeping reading books for anywhere up to 2 weeks. This will enable your child to have a much deeper understanding of the book. Being able to read books is an important skill but if books are kept longer, children will know the texts better and therefore will be able to engage in discussion about the book. This is an important skill for any child to be Working at the Expected Standard in year 5. Please keep this in mind if your child's book is not changed as frequently.
24.11.16 Is your child past their Spell by Date?
Below are two lists of words that all year 5 children should already know. We are finding that lots of children cannot read and spell these words quickly or accurately enough. For your child to be at Working at the Expected Standard in year 5 they must be able to read, write and spell all of these words and more!! Please have a look at the lists and check with your child and help them learn them! We will be testing the children on these words before Christmas. Your help and support is appreciated.
We have recreated our Solar System in the playground using chalk, string and inflatable planets. We looked at the order of the planets from the Sun and why we have different seasons throughout the year.
The fire service came to school to discuss how to stay safe in our homes. The children have been working through booklets, which the firemen left with us. Look out for them when they come home and talk about your own Fire Escape Plan.
This week we have looked at the footballer Alexis Sanchez, who is from Chile, in our SMSC lessons. We all thought his generous donations to his home country were admirable and helped make a difference to children's lives. Then we looked at ways in which we could make a difference to the people in our lives. After looking at a "Random Acts of Kindness" video and reading Danny Wallace's book, we decided that there are lots of little things we could do for free that could put a smile on people's faces.
We have had lots of fun learning our story "The King of the Fishes." It would be great if the children could retell the story at home also. Rounding has been our main focus this week in maths - growth mindset has come in to play a lot in these sessions.
This week we had a fabulous Roald Dahl day involving dressing up and writing our own chapter for George's Marvellous Medicine! In Maths we have been writing numbers up to 1,000,000 and counting forwards and backwards in 10s,100s and 1000s. I hope that everyone has been learning their 3 times table for our test on Monday.
Year 5 P.E. takes place on Tuesday (Outdoor) and Friday (Indoor). Please ensure you have your kit in school on these days.
Indoor P.E. kit: Plain, white T-shirt
Outdoor P.E. kit: Plain, white T-shirt
Black/Navy/Dark Grey joggers
Black/Navy/Dark Grey hoodie/jumper
We ask that any sports logos be discreet and small on any clothing. Football shirts etc are not permitted.
There are 4 challenge levels set for your homework each week. Please always begin with and complete bronze level. It is then your choice as to how far you choose to challenge yourself with silver, gold and platinum levels. If you have any questions relating to your Topic/English homework, please speak to Mr Oakley or Miss Richardson who will be happy to help. Thank you.