Welcome to Year 5’s Weekly newsletter
Friday 28th September
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.
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.
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.
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
Please ensure that your child brings to school with them a black pen that they are comfortable writing with and that does not smudge.