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Year 5’s Weekly newsletter

 

Friday 7th December

Thank you to all the parents who were able to come to the Church on Wednesday to support the children during their Year 5 worship. The children enjoyed presenting their class values to the congregation.

Learning Journey through Literacy

This week, the children have continued to work in their groups to write speeches promoting their country. The children have been using a range of persuasive techniques. They enjoyed performing their speeches to the rest of the class.

Next week, the children will be producing an informative leaflet about their South American country.

Maths

This week, the children have been finding the perimeter of rectangles and compound shapes. They used the floor plan from a flat to work out how much skirting board would be needed for the whole flat.

Next week, we will move on to finding the area of rectangles, compound shapes and irregular shapes.

Art

The children have worked really hard to produce some fabulous collages. We are very impressed with how creative they have been.

Samba

The children had their final rehearsal this week before next week’s performance. The children will be performing to parents at 2.45pm next Wednesday (12th December).

Dates for the diary:

Wednesday 12th December – Christmas Dinner

Wednesday 12th December - the children will be performing their Samba at 2.45pm

Wednesday 12th December – 6pm - Carol Concert at the church.

Friday 14th December – Christmas jumper day.

Wednesday 19th December – End of term!

This week in Year 5: 3rd December - 7th December

Year 5’s Weekly newsletter

 

Friday 30th November

Learning Journey through Literacy

This week in our Literacy lessons, the children have been using their research to create an advertisement about their South American country. They have learned how to use a range of persuasive techniques effectively in order to promote their country. Next week, the children will be writing a persuasive speech about their country which they will then perform to the rest of the class.

Maths

This week, the children have been using place value charts to help them multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000. They have then been using their times tables knowledge to help them solve multiplication and division problems which include multiples of 10, 100 and 1000.

Next week, we will be moving onto learning about perimeter and how to find the perimeter of different shapes. At home, please encourage your child to help you with any accurate measuring. It could be to make sure that all the Christmas decorations are evenly spaced!

Science

This week the children have been learning about metamorphosis, including the life cycle of a frog. To support our learning journey, next week the children will be learning about a range of animals that live in the rainforest.

We are looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow at the Christmas Fair.

Dates for the diary:

It is starting to get very busy as we approach Christmas so please take a note of these dates – thank you:

Saturday 1st December – 1pm – 4pm - Fofs Christmas Fair

Wednesday 5th December – Year 5’s church worship. It would be great if you can come along and support all of the children in Year 5.

Wednesday 12th December - the children will be performing their Samba to any parents who are free to come and watch. Timing TBC.

Wednesday 12th December – 6pm - Carol Concert at the church.

Friday 14th December – Christmas jumper day.

Wednesday 19th December – End of term!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Year 5’s Weekly newsletter

 

Friday 23rd November

Thank you to all those parents who were about to make it to our Year 5 book look this week. It was lovely to see you and the children enjoyed showing off their work. Please don’t worry if you were unable to make it, there will be another opportunity next term for you to come in.

Learning Journey

This week in our learning journey, the children were looking at human geography. We discussed land use, settlements and trading. After watching a short clip about banana trading in South America, the children came up with some thoughtful reflections about fair trade and why it is important. We have also made a start to our collages this week. As stated on the home learning sheet, please encourage your child to bring in collage materials that will be useful for them to complete their art work.

English

In English this week, the children completed their ‘hot task’ from our Toki work. The children were very adventurous when creating an ending to the story. They finally got to watch the ending of the clip and, to be honest, we think that some of their endings were much more exciting! Next week, we will be using their research on South America (that the children will have completed for their home learning) so please make sure that the children find out as much as they can.

Maths

This week, the children have been investigating square and cube numbers so we have had lots of fun with multi-link! The children are becoming much better at identifying patterns in the number system. Next week, we will be multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.

Science

In science, the children enjoyed examining eggs and discussing bird migration.

Dates for the diary:

Saturday 24th November – 9.30am – planting day at school.

Tuesday 27th November - 2pm – pantomime for the children.

Thursday 29th November – 5EG Forest School – please can children remember to bring their clothes for this.

Saturday 1st December – 1pm – 4pm - Fofs Christmas Fair

Wednesday 5th December – Year 5’s church worship.

Wednesday 12th December – 6pm - Carol Concert at the church.

Friday 14th December – Christmas jumper day.

Wednesday 19th December – End of term!

 

 

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Year 5’s Weekly newsletter

 

Friday 16th November

Learning Journey

This week in learning journey we have been discovering about the different layers of the rainforest; from the forest floor to the emergent layer. During our art lesson, the children enjoyed looking at some art work by Oenone Hammersley. They thoughtfully critiqued her work; explaining what they liked and why.

English

In English this week, we have continued to use ‘Ride of Passage’ to create thoughtful pieces of writing. We have been looking at ways that we can make our writing more exciting by varying our sentence openers. Please encourage your child to look at sentence openers in the books they are reading at home and discuss how effective they are.

 

Maths

This week, the children have been looking at multiples and factors. They have discovered exciting patterns in our number system. Next week we will be multiplying by multiples of 10, 100 and 1000. It is really important that the children are confident in their times tables for the activities that we will be doing, so please keep practicing at home.

 

Science

This week in science, the children were looking at the life cycles of different mammals. Next week in science, the children will be looking at eggs!

Dates for the diary:

Wednesday 21st November, 9.00 – Open morning in Year 5 – please come along to see all the fantastic work that your child has been doing.

Saturday 24th November, 9.30am – planting day.

 

 

Please visit our class page on the website to see some photos from this week.

 

 

 

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Friday 9th November

Learning Journey

As the temperatures are dropping here, we have been learning about the climate in South America. This ranges from the driest desert on earth (the Atacama Desert) to the glaciers in the South of Argentina and Chile. We discussed how world temperatures vary greatly, depending on which climate zone a country is in. At home, please talk to your child about other countries and show them where they are on a map particularly in relation to us and South America.

 

English

In English this week, we have been looking a short video clip called ‘Ride of Passage’. It is based on a mission that a young tribal boy has been sent on into the rainforest. I am sure that the children will be able to tell you all about it! The children have done some detailed writing from watching this video. Please keep encouraging your children to identify powerful descriptive vocabulary whilst they are reading. We have made the children aware of books that they can be reading which are based on the Amazon Rainforest.

Maths

Following our discoveries in learning journey, this week in maths we have been using a line graph to plot and compare temperatures in Brazil with temperature back here. In addition, the children really enjoyed investigating their pulse rate whilst taking part in the daily mile. They took their pulse rate at different intervals and then plotted these on a line graph in order to compare them.

Science

This week in science, the children have been learning about non-flowering plants like: pine trees, fern, moss and Cyprus trees.

Next week, the children will be looking at the lifecycle of mammals.

Dates for the diary:

Friday 16th November – own clothes day for Children in Need (a donation of £1)

Saturday 24th November – planting day.

 

 

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Year 5’s Weekly newsletter

Friday 2nd November

 

Learning Journey

Our new Learning Journey topic – ‘Let’s Fly, South America’ - launched with a stunning start. The children enjoyed discussing the flight to South America, where they got to sample some South American in-flight snacks and musical entertainment. The children learnt about the different countries within South America and some of the World’s oceans that they would fly over to get there. Once we ‘landed’ we delved deeper into the rainforest and learnt about different species there. The children were very excited to learn about carnivorous plants and created their own venus flytrap.

Please encourage your children to carry out research at home about South America. They could do this using the internet or by visiting the library.

English

Linked to our Learning Journey, this week the children have been looking at a text called ‘Vanishing Rainforests’ by Richard Platt. We discussed what impact deforestation has on tribes and species that live within this habitat. Next week we will be looking at climates in South American countries.

Please keep encouraging your child to write down powerful descriptive vocabulary that they find whilst they are reading. We will display these words in the classroom so that the children can use them to enrich their writing.

Maths

This week we have been looking at presenting data in tally charts and interpreting data that is in a table. The children even helped to plan my journey to London at the weekend using a train timetable. In order to support their learning, please show children bus and train timetables and let them help to plan and work out journey times.

Next week, the children will be presenting data on a line graph. This will be linked to our South American climate work. The children will use a line graph to compare the climate in Rio de Janeiro with the climate in London.

Science

Moving on from observing carnivorous plants during out Learning Journey, we dissected British plants during our science lesson this week. We were able to name the different parts of the plant and discuss the flowering life cycle.

P.E

We have been very lucky in Year 5 because a trained dancer is coming in on a Wednesday afternoon to teach the children samba. The children really enjoyed learning some new moves this week and we look forward to seeing how the children progress with this. We definitely saw some evidence of ‘Strictly come dancing’ talent this week!

 

Congratulations

*Well done to Charlie Chick in 5EG who received the certificate this week for showing determination during his swimming gala trail.

*Well done to Luca Picco in 5S who received the certificate this week for his outstanding contribution to sports.

 

Dates for the diary:

7th November – Church Service

 

 

 

 

 

This week in Year 5 -Venus fly traps, dissecting flowers and Samba

Year 5's 'Fight for England' display

Year 5's 'Fight for England' display 1

Welcome to Year 5’s Weekly newsletter

Friday 19th October

We have certainly had a busy week this week in Year 5! We had a fabulous trip to Battle Abbey – thank you to all the parents who came on the trip to help us. We have put some photos on our class page on the website so please do have a look at these. It has been lovely to meet you at parents’ evening and discuss how your child is settling in to Year 5.

Learning Journey

This week we finished off our learning journey with the monumental ‘Fight for England’. During our trip, the children really enjoyed re-enacting the fight on part of the land where the actual battle took place. Once we were back at school, the children wrote about the battle and how the English throne was lost to the French. In addition, we looked at the Bayeux Tapestry and recreated scenes from the battle in the style of the Tapestry.

English

This week, our English has been strongly linked to our learning journey in order to complete our historical understanding of that era.

Maths

This week we started our new topic of statistics. The children used line graphs to help them ‘tell and story’ and problem solve. Next half-term, the children will move on to look at data presented in tables and timetables. If you catch a bus or train over half-term, please show your children the timetable and see if they can answer questions about it.

We have sent home some arithmetic papers that the children have completed on a Friday. It would be helpful if you could go over some of these questions that your child found difficult.

Congratulations

*Well done to Noah Boyles in 5S who was this week’s Privilege trophy winner.

*Well done to Charlie Chick in 5EG who was this week’s Privilege trophy winner.

 

*Well done for the whole of 5S who received their certificate for mature behaviour during their battle re-enactment.

*Well done to Callie and Callum Stoor who received their certificate for producing a creative PowerPoint on The Vikings at home.

We hope you all have a brilliant half-term.

Battle Abbey Trip - 5S

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Friday 5th October Newsletter

Welcome to Year 5’s Weekly newsletter

Friday 28th September

Learning Journey

This week we have been learning about King Alfred the Great. The children did some research to discover fascinating facts about this amazing King. At the weekend you could use a range of resources, such as the library or the internet, to find out more about King Alfred and how he ruled the Anglo-Saxons.

English

After some wonderful poem performances last week, we have been learning about Beowulf this week. As a whole class, we have been reading Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo and looking at the powerful descriptive vocabulary that he uses. In addition, we have been learning about how to use fronted adverbials and commas to enhance our writing. Next week we will be doing story writing based on Beowulf. At home you could read your children a range of stories to support your child’s learning.

Thank you to everyone who is signing the Reading Record Books on a daily basis. It is really important that your child reads every day.

Maths

This week we have been learning about negative numbers and Roman numerals. Next week we will be learning how to use the formal written method for addition and subtraction. At home you could ensure that your children have a secure knowledge of their number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 to support your child’s learning.

In addition, it is important that the children are learning their times tables. We have a weekly test which takes place on a Friday morning.

Science

This week we have been learning about reversible and irreversible changes by carrying out filtering, sieving and evaporating experiments. At home you could engage your children in cooking and discuss changes that occur and whether they are reversible or irreversible.

Diary dates for our year group

  • 16th and 18th October – Parents’ Evening
  • 17th October – Battle Abbey trip

Important Message

Please ensure that your child brings to school with them a black pen that they are comfortable writing with and that does not smudge. 


  

 

 

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