Teachers: Mrs Carter-Green
Graduate Learning Assistant: Mr Ford
Please keep checking this page for updates about our class.
We are having an exciting start to the last half term of year 5. This week we have been talking about Sports Day and giving our suggestions of events we would like to take part in.
Today we started to sing the songs that form part of the show year 6 will do and they are really catchy.
16.03.17 - Homework
Maths - Negative numbers. Use the number line to help you.
Topic - Recycling - Talk to your family about recycling in your home. How could you be greener?
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.
12.01.17 - Maths
We really enjoyed using Cuisnaire rods to practically calculate improper fractions and their equivalent mixed numbers. We noticed that we needed to use our times table and division knowledge to help us to convert.
05.01.17 - Homework
LO – To research Modern and Ancient Greece
Our new topic this term is ‘Ancient Greece’. Please find out as much as you can about both Modern and Ancient Greece. Speak to someone you know who has visited Greece. What do they know about the country? Use the internet, books and any other information and present it in an interesting way.
Happy New Year!
Welcome back. We hope you all had an enjoyable and restful holiday. Thank you for all your cards and presents.
Please keep checking our class page to keep up to date with our learning this term.
Wednesday 14th December - Christmas dinner day
Thursday 15th December - Christmas Singing at St George's 11.45am
Friday 16th December - Christmas jumper day
Lima Class assembly
1st December 2016
Our Christmas tree has arrived in the school hall but it is very bare. Can you help? Please bring in a bauble to hang on the tree. Write your name on it or put a sticker on the string so you know which one is yours.
We can't wait to see the tree looking full and festive!
* Please prepare your kit for Robin Wood
* Practise your spellings
* Read your reading book
* Look at the moon and think about which phase it is in
and finally ... Get a good night's sleep before your amazing adventure next week!
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.
One week to go until ...
This Friday, we will be supporting Children in need. Please come to school in either spotty or yellow clothing and join in the fun! We will also be selling buns and cakes on Friday after school so please stop by and buy one. If you would like to donate some buns to sell, they will be appreciated :)
As you know, it is Anti-Bullying Week in school. We would like you to write a poem about bullying and how you can use your power for good. Use the space below to record some ideas in preparation for writing your poem at home. Magpie some ideas from the poems we discussed in class.
Why do you do this to me?
I mean, punching and
kicking me, making me feel sad.
Why do you do this to me?
I mean, telling me to do
bad things, turning me bad.
Why do you do this to me?
I mean - I mean,
Oh haven't you guessed?!
I mean ....
It's Monday morning,
I walk through the door,
The boys nick my books,
They chuck them on the floor!
I walk down the corridor,
They are thumping me,
My arms are all bruised,
And so is my knee!
They really are quite clever,
There is noone there to see,
All the nasty things they say,
And the way they bully me!
They get me into trouble,
By pretending it was me,
I know I didn't do it,
But what will become of me!
I am so unhappy,
My mum thinks I am ill,
I really don't want to go to school,
I even take a pill!
My friend says I must report them,
Else things will stay the same,
I tell my favourite teacher
Who says she'll stop their game!
At last things are better,
The boys have left the school,
I should not have kept this quiet,
I know I was a fool!
Before I felt grey on the edges
and nobody noticed me.
And now - it's like a painting.
I'm in the middle and painted
in bright colours.
In P.E., we thought about how the Earth orbits the sun and the sun's apparent movement across the sky. We dribbled a basketball (the Earth) around a still basketball (the sun). We then held basketballs in position to show the position of the sun in the sky at different times of the day.
A shadow is made when an object blocks light. The object must be opaque or translucent to make a shadow. A transparent object will not make any shadow, as light will pass straight through it. We have been investigating shadows and will make a shadow clock in the playground.
Monday 7th November and Tuesday 8th November. Please see Miss Pratt or Mrs McLane if you are unsure of your appointment time. We look forward to meeting with you.
Tomorrow is our Bonfire party at school. There will be a bonfire, fireworks, pie and peas, craft stalls and much more. Come along and join in the fun!
We hope you had a lovely, restful half term holiday. This half term in year 5 will be a very busy one. The run up to Christmas is always a magical time in school and we are really looking forward to the Christmas preparations in weeks to come. For now, we have a lot of exciting learning to do!
English - We are writing a story about an alien landing
Maths - We will focus on all 4 operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Science - Our topic is Earth and beyond in which we will learn about the planets in our solar system, the phases of the moon, day and night and much more!
PE - Our PE will focus on skills and strategies and we will begin to play tennis. Please ensure your child has the appropriate PE kit for the weather including trainers and a jumper/hoodie.
DT - In DT we will be making a model of the solar system with moving mechanisms
Computing - In computing we will make a game using scratch
PSHE - We will learn about the importance of medicines to help us and not to harm us as part of our drug education
Trips and visits - We look forward to our visit from the planetarium next week and to our residential to Robin Wood at the end of the month.
Autumn 1 - What are we up to?
English - In English we are doing a book study on The Borrowers. It's a really exciting story about a family of tiny people who live under the floorboards. We are doing lots of reading and writing linked to this. We are also looking a types of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs and prepositions.
Can you beat Betty Stump (Miss Pratt)? She will challenge you in the arena!
Can you beat Mrs McLane? Look out for my alter ego 'Nora Shadows' in the arenas!
English homework 29.09.16
Please use our class story to draw a text map. Make sure your map is clear and your symbols are meaningful.
15.09.16 - English homework
We have been learning about types of nouns and have practiced sorting them.
What have we been up to?
This week, we have begun reading 'The Borrowers' and learned about their home under the floorboards. We have also been looking at place value and 5 and 6 digit numbers in particular. Please keep practicing your times tables at home as this will really help your understanding of place value. We used the Ipads to research and locate Anglo-Saxon places in Britain and started our music lessons with Mr. Mercer. What a lovely week!
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 Mrs McLane, Miss Pratt or Mr Ford who will be happy to help. Thank you.
You are invited to dress up as your favourite Roal Dahl Character on Tuesday 13th September 2016. Please see the letter sent out this week.