Year 5

Week Commencing – 15th July

This week:

  • In Maths, we have finished learning about different units of measure.
  • In English, we have been writing our own speeches about the problem of single use plastic.
  • In P.E, we have had our final swimming sessions and taken part in a swimming gala.

Mrs Taylor and Mrs Thomas would like to thank all the parents, guardians and children for their hard work and support this year. We have both really enjoyed teaching Year 5 and wish you all a lovely summer.

Week Commencing – 8th July

This week:

  • In Maths we have begun our new unit of Measurement – starting with converting units.
  • In English, we have begun our new unit of persuasive speeches – we are looking at the “War on Plastic".
  • In R.E, we are looking at the question of “What is best for our world?” We have researched the 5 Pillars of Islam, looking in particular at Zakat, which is about giving to charity.

Also if your child does not have a good knowledge of their times tables up to 12 please could they practise them as it will support them in their maths work.

Week Commencing – 1st July

This week:

  • In Maths we have begun our new unit of Position and Direction, looking at how to plot co-ordinates and reflection of shapes.
  • In English, we have been writing our own newspaper reports based on a natural disaster.
  • We have started learning the songs for the School Performance.

Also if your child does not have a good knowledge of their times tables up to 12 please could they practise them as it will support them in their maths work.

Week Commencing – 24th June

This week:

  • In Maths we have continued with our unit of Properties of Shape. We have been calculating angles on a straight line and around a point, as well as calculating lengths and angles in shapes.
  • In English, we have been writing our own newspaper reports based on a natural disaster.
  • We have been practising our athletics skills ready for sports day.

Also if your child does not have a good knowledge of their times tables up to 12 please could they practise them as it will support them in their maths work.

Week Commencing – 10th June

This week:

  • In Maths we have continued learning about decimals and percentages by multiplying and dividing decimals.
  • In English, we have started looking at newspaper reports and are going to plan our own reports based on the events of Pompeii.
  • We have looked at the artist Stephanie Peters and have painted pictures of volcanoes based on her style.

Also if your child does not have a good knowledge of their times tables up to 12 please could they practise them as it will support them in their maths work.

Week Commencing – 3rd June

This week:

  • In Maths we have continued learning about decimals and percentages by adding and subtracting decimals with different numbers of places.
  • In English, we have planned and written our own narrative poems on a natural disaster of our choice.
  • We have been investigating the events when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD79.

Also if your child does not have a good knowledge of their times tables up to 12 please could they practise them as it will support them in their Maths work.

Week Commencing – 20th May

This week:

  • In Maths we have continued learning about decimals and percentages by adding and subtracting decimals.
  • In English, we have planned and written a shared poem based on the story of “Flood” by Alvaro F.Villa. We have also looked at standard English verb inflections, homophones and direct speech.
  • For S.T.E.A.M week, we have joined forces with Year 4 and have made volcanoes, conducted a volcano experiment and have made a cloud in a jar.

Also if your child does not have a good knowledge of their times tables up to 12 please could they practise them as it will support them in their maths work.

Week Commencing – 13th May

This week:

  • In Maths we have continued learning about decimals and percentages by looking at understanding percentages and their equivalent decimals.
  • In English, we have started looking at narrative poems and their features. We have learnt some poems and have performed them.
  • In Topic we have continued with our research on volcanoes and have made powerpoint presentations of different natural disasters.
  • In Art, we have been preparing for Goring in Bloom, by making sunflowers using materials, beads and flower pots. We have woven the centres of the sunflowers and begun making the petals.

Also if your child does not have a good knowledge of their times tables up to 12 please could they practise them as it will support them in their maths work.

Week Commencing – 7th May

This week:

  • In Maths we have continued learning about decimals and percentages by looking at rounding and ordering decimals.
  • In English, we have written an independent version of the story Flood. We have looked at how to punctuate direct speech and how to make our sentences more interesting.
  • In Topic, we have studied volcanoes, looking at the different parts of a volcano and different volcanoes around the world.
  • In Art, we have been preparing for Goring in Bloom, by making sunflowers using materials, beads and flower pots.

Also if your child does not have a good knowledge of their times tables up to 12 please could they practise them as it will support them in their maths work.

Week Commencing – 29th April

This week:

  • In Maths we have continued learning about decimals and percentages by looking at tenths, hundredths and thousandths as decimals and fractions.
  • In English, we have written a shared story of our own version of Flood by Alvaro F. Villa. This week we will be looking at alternative versions and writing our own independent stories.
  • In R.E we have been looking at the question: Does prayer change things? We have started looking at the different types of prayers for Christians.
  • In P.E we have been practising our athletics skills, such as sprinting, long jump and throwing. Please ensure that your child has a P.E kit in school at all times.

Also if your child does not have a good knowledge of their times tables up to 12 please could they practise them as it will support them in their maths work.

Week Commencing – 23rd April

This week:

  • In Maths, we have started learning about decimals and fractions as decimals.
  • In English, we have started reading our new texts, The Flood by Alvaro F.Villa and Escape the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret.
  • In Topic, we have begun learning about natural disasters.

Our next science topic is Evolution and Inheritance. For our class display we would like to have a photo of each pupil, together with a photo of a parent and/or grandparent at the same age, in order to show possible similarities. Copies of the photos will be adequate and we can do this at school, if required. Thank you very much for your help in this matter.

Also if your child does not have a good knowledge of their times tables up to 12 please could they practise them as it will support them in their maths work.

 


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