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Term 3 HT 1- week 6-week commencing 20th May:

  This week in English we planned put writing based on a recount letter. In maths we started learning around negative numbers, comparing and ordering and then finding differences. We also dissected a flower in science and began to answer questions around if it was possible to find ways to reproduce from that flower.obviously this week has.berm mostly about Our Oscars performance. It was a stunning way to end the half term with the children clearly demonstrating their amazing talents and we hope you enjoyed it as much as they did.  
 

 

READING PLUS AND TTRS:

    Please continue with the growing support for reading plus. We are encouraging healthy competition between pupils and classes as a means to increase learning using this tool. Please can we repeat our urgent plea that reading records are in school each day and they should be checked on Mondays. It is very difficult to monitor children's reading if they do not do this and for us to ensure they have the correct reading challenge. Please always record when you have read with your child, even if they are a challenge reader. Also many children are not changing/taking books from our brilliant library so please ensure these are brought back so that new books may be issued.

  There is still one week to go on the TTRS tournament so again please encourage your child to access this. TTRS is the best tool for improving speed with recall of facts. Other software and games may help secure times table knowledge but TTRS is invaluable for embedding this knowledge so please continue to use. Some children still are not regularly accessing this at home.

If you have problems accessing any of this software please let your teacher know. 

 

 

Home learning this week: 

There is no Mymaths this week so you can enjoy the holidays. Don’t forget that spellings are sent home weekly(Mondays) and should be practised daily at home as well as in school before we have a spelling quiz on Fridays. Reading regularly should happen at least three times a week and an adult should sign to note that this is happening. If there is a problem with the record eg: missing or getting very old, let your teacher know and we can replace.

 

 

PE  After half term

Wednesday - outdoor PE

Friday- indoor PE

Do keep checking on this page and this may be subject to change.

 

 

Social media and messaging:

 

  Please remind your children as they access any online content of how to use these devices carefully and safely and ensure they know what to do if/when someone says anything unkind/inappropriate over the internet. This reinforces the message we repeat at school.

  Please refer to the esafety messages and support shared regularly on Ludworth Life, especially around the use of social media platforms and the age restrictions on these apps. We welcome your support repeating this very important safety message about online use.

 

Below are some weekly highlights.

 

Thank you 

Year 5 Team

Oscars post performance photos

Our Oscar Winners

Term 3 HT 1- week 5 -week commencing 13th May:

  This week in English we have moved onto creating character profiles around emotions which will prepare us for our letter writing. We have also worked on informal and informal writing, identifying and matching phrases in these styles. In maths we are about to complete learning based on decimals  revising the rules when decimals are multiplied and divided by 10, 100 nd 1000. Our science focus has had us investigating the life-cycles of plants and the two different ways plants can reproduce: sexual and asexual reproduction. We used this as an opportunity to do some outdoor learning exploring the plants in our school grounds. We have had very little rehearsal time again this week but the Oscars are shaping up nicely and we should(fingers crossed!) be well prepared for our audiences next week.  

 

Highlight of a core subject:

 In Maths this week when we used place value grids to support or understanding when multiplying and dividing decimals by 10/100/1000. The concept became much trickier when we needed to apply the inverse to find missing numbers. Great resilience and determination were shown leading to many successful outcomes as the concept began to be understood with several children writing their own guides and top tips.  

 

Highlight of one foundation Subject:

  In science this week we explored our school grounds to identify plants and use this to create an explanatory pic-collage in our groups, linked to our understanding of how plants reproduce. 

Child voice- " Genetically the plant's offspring are identical in asexual reproduction and are just similar in sexual reproduction".- Grayson 

 

 

READING PLUS AND TTRS:

    Please continue with the growing support for reading plus. We are encouraging healthy competition between pupils and classes as a means to increase learning using this tool. Please can we repeat our urgent plea that reading records are in school each day and they should be checked on Mondays. It is very difficult to monitor children's reading if they do not do this and for us to ensure they have the correct reading challenge. Please always record when you have read with your child, even if they are a challenge reader. Also many children are not changing/taking books from our brilliant library so please ensure these are brought back so that new books may be issued.

  There is still one week to go on the TTRS tournament so again please encourage your child to access this. TTRS is the best tool for improving speed with recall of facts. Other software and games may help secure times table knowledge but TTRS is invaluable for embedding this knowledge so please continue to use. Some children still are not regularly accessing this at home.

If you have problems accessing any of this software please let your teacher know. 

 

OSCARS:

  Parents/Carers should have now received information about tickets and dates/times for the show(S). If you have queries, please contact the office.

If you have any costume/prop concerns please let your child's teacher know as soon as possible as it is hoped we can do a dress rehearsal next week.

  There will be two performances(morning and afternoon) and parents can attend either on 23rd May. Please ensure costumes, if required, are in school by 20th May. If children are just wearing Oscar clothes/ best outfits they do not need to bring a costume in on Monday and will come to school ready/prepared in their outfit on Thursday.

 

Home learning this week: 

There will be MyMaths homework set this week and should be completed by Thursday the following week. Some children are regularly not completing these short tasks. Please speak to your class teacher regarding reasons this may be happening.

Spellings are sent home weekly(Mondays) and should be practised daily at home as well as in school before we have a spelling quiz on Fridays. Reading regularly should happen at least three times a week and an adult should sign to note that this is happening. If there is a problem with the record eg: missing or getting very old, let your teacher know and we can replace.

 

 

PE 

Monday - outdoor PE

Wednesday - outdoor PE

Do keep checking on this page and this may be subject to change.

 

 

Social media and messaging:

 

  Please remind your children as they access any online content of how to use these devices carefully and safely and ensure they know what to do if/when someone says anything unkind/inappropriate over the internet. This reinforces the message we repeat at school.

  Please refer to the esafety messages and support shared regularly on Ludworth Life, especially around the use of social media platforms and the age restrictions on these apps. We welcome your support repeating this very important safety message about online use.

 

Below are some weekly highlights.

 

Thank you 

Year 5 Team

All Write Round Robin- character profiles for future letter writing.

Term 3 HT 1- week 4 -week commencing 6th May:

  This week we have completed our wonderfully descriptive setting narratives in English whilst in maths we are now getting stuck in to addition and subtraction with decimals. This has been great for reminding us how to use column methods. On Thursday we had another valuable visit from CIST(Christians in School Team) who have supported our learning around the question- How and why do religious communities do more to care for the Earth? We have of course spent a lot of the week trying to find some time to practise our Oscars performance. We know our lines very well but now need to work on our acting skills and learning/recalling the words/tunes of some of the songs. Hopefully by 23rd May you will be in for a treat!

 

Highlight of a core subject:

 In Maths this week when we introduced addition and subtraction with decimals, we used our new decimal place value counters to support our calculations. We have also played a fan and pick game to check we can find complements to one with decimals as well as testing our problem solving and reasoning skills with multi-step problems linked to measure.

 

Highlight of one foundation Subject:

  In RE this week we discovered the many ways Christians can support their communities and church by pursuing green issues. For example many churches only buy UK flowers so reducing their carbon footprint. We discussed why some people may not take positive steps to prevent climate change.

Child voice- " The alternative choices, like electric cars may be too expensive"- Izzy

 

 

READING PLUS AND TTRS:

    We are beginning to see some good competition between the classes and we have also found some time in school for children to build on this. Please can we make an urgent plea that reading records are in school each day and will be checked on Mondays. It is very difficult to monitor children's reading if they do not do this and to ensure they have the correct reading challenge. Please always record when you have read with your child, even if they are a challenge reader. Also many children are not changing/taking books from our brilliant library so please ensure these are brought back so new books can be issued.

 Please continue to access TTRS as this is the best tool for improving speed with recall of facts. We have set another class tournament up so please encourage your children- it will finish on the last day before half term. Other software and games may help secure times table knowledge but TTRS is invaluable for embedding this knowledge so please continue to use. Some children still are not regularly accessing this at home.

If you have problems accessing any of this software please let your teacher know these sites 

 

OSCARS:

Anyone still not returned Oscars please can you return to school asap.

Email/information will be sent out soon regarding times for performances and available tickets.

There will be two performances- morning and afternoon and parents can attend either on 23rd May. Please ensure costumes, if required, are in school by 20th May.

 

Home learning this week: 

There will be MyMaths homework set this week and should be completed by Thursday the following week.

Spellings are sent home weekly(Mondays) and should be practised daily at home as well as in school before we have a spelling quiz on Fridays. Reading regularly should happen at least three times a week and an adult should sign to note that this is happening. If there is a problem with the record eg: missing or getting very old, let your teacher know and we can replace.

 

 

PE 

Monday - outdoor PE

Wednesday - outdoor PE

Do keep checking on this page and this may be subject to change.

 

 

Social media and messaging:

 

  Please remind your children as they access any online content of how to use these devices carefully and safely and ensure they know what to do if/when someone says anything unkind/inappropriate over the internet. This reinforces the message we repeat at school. We welcome your support repeating this very important safety message about online use.

 

Below are some weekly highlights.

 

Thank you 

Year 5 Team

CIST workshop- how do Christians promote and support the environment?

Some of our final setting narratives based on Farther.

Adding and subtracting decimals using concrete resources before moving onto pictorial and abstract.

Term 3 HT 1- week 3 -week commencing 29th April:

  This week our English focus has been on writing our setting narrative and in maths we completed the unit on shape looking at symmetry and translations. We are now working on decimals- how to add and subtract. In Discovery with our science learning we have looked closely at the varying ranges of gestation in animal species using this to compile a bar chart. We have also created presentations around a chosen reptile who could be living at Jeff's zoo. This week has also seen us trying to squeeze in time for rehearsals for the Oscars(see below). 

 

Highlight of a core subject:

 In English this week we have been using our plans to create a setting narrative . We used a range of figurative language to create a vivid picture of the scene looking out to sea on a stormy night. We have included personification and a range of metaphors and similes in our writing so far. 

 

Highlight of one foundation Subject:

  In PE this week we have built on our well -being study about the importance of 'being active' for our mental health and put this into practice with our mini football tournaments with Stockport County. We learnt that a big win is less satisfying than a close, challenging game.  

Child voice-  "We did the best we could and you can't do more than that."- Henry M

 

READING PLUS AND TTRS:

   Thank you for your continued efforts and improvements with Reading Plus. We are beginning to see some good competition between the classes so please keep up the good work as this will undoubtedly help develop your child's comprehension skills. Please can we make an urgent plea that reading records are in school each day and will be checked on Mondays. It is very difficult to monitor children's reading if they do not do this and to ensure they have the correct reading challenge. Please always record when you have read with your child, even if they are a challenge reader.

 Please continue to access TTRS as this is the best tool for improving speed with recall of facts. Other software and games may help secure times table knowledge but TTRS is invaluable for embedding this knowledge so please continue to use. Some children still are not regularly accessing this at home.

If you have problems accessing any of this software please let your teacher know these sites 

 

OSCARS:

Anyone still not returned Oscars please can you return to school asap.

Oscar scripts have ben distributed and children should be using this to practise at home and should remember to bring in to school each day too. A slip of paper detailing costume requirements for your child has also been sent home so if you have any concerns/further questions about this, please check with your teacher.  The costumes need to be in school by 20th May at the latest. Please support your child learning lines and the words to the songs- they can find the words online and will know where to look. 

 

Home learning this week: 

There will be MyMaths homework set this week and should be completed by Thursday the following week.

Spellings are sent home weekly(Mondays) and should be practised daily at home as well as in school before we have a spelling quiz on Fridays. Reading regularly should happen at least three times a week and an adult should sign to note that this is happening. If there is a problem with the record eg: missing or getting very old, let your teacher know and we can replace.

 

 

PE 

Monday - outdoor PE

Wednesday - outdoor PE

Do keep checking on this page and this may be subject to change.

 

 

Social media and messaging:

 

  Please remind your children as they access any online content of how to use these devices carefully and safely and ensure they know what to do if/when someone says anything unkind/inappropriate over the internet. This reinforces the message we repeat at school. Once again we have had some concerns to address in school following messaging outside of school and really welcome your support repeating this very important safety message about online use.

 

Below are some weekly highlights.

 

Thank you 

Year 5 Team

Football training- recognising it’s better to be challenged than have a big win. Great sportsmanship and values shown.

Term 3 HT 1- week 2 -week commencing 22nd April:

  This week our English focus has been on planning and exploring a setting narrative linked to our lead text- 'Farther'. We have created wonderful imagery that accurately conveys the mood and setting and are looking forward to writing these  next week.  In maths we have completed work on angels and shape and have moved onto translations and co-ordinates. In Discovery with our science learning we have done much work around lifecycles for amphibians and mammals. We linked this to narrative immersion and we help Jeff with his many, many zoo related problems! We also had the very difficult job of allocating parts for the Oscars show and whilst some children may not have had the role they hoped for, we have worked hard on helping them understand how challenging choosing parts can be and that we did our best to accommodate everyone's needs and choices.

 

Highlight of a core subject:

 In maths this week we explored translations and worked in pairs to check each move following the old adage- along the corridor and up the stairs. We made the learning into a table race and helped each other to become accurate when translating and predicted the path of shapes and their new vertices. 

 

Highlight of one foundation Subject:

  In science this week we created an ideal home/habitat for a frog by studying it's life cycle.  We then moved onto the life cycle of a mammal and the difficulties zoos can find with breeding programmes and their importance in the role of conservation.  

Child voice-  "Frogs need water, food(insects) and a safe environment to live and breed"- Alex B

 

READING PLUS AND TTRS:

   We are very slowly seeing some improvements now with Reading Plus so please keep up the good work as this will undoubtedly help develop your child's comprehension skills. Please can we make an urgent plea that reading records are in school each day and will be checked on Mondays. It is very difficult to monitor children's reading if they do not do this and to ensure they have the correct reading challenge. Please always record when you have read with your child, even if they are a challenge reader.

 Please continue to access TTRS as this is the best tool for improving speed with recall of facts. Other software and games may help secure times table knowledge but TTRS is invaluable for embedding this knowledge so please continue to use. Some children have not accessed for a significant amount of time.

If you have problems accessing any of this software please let your teacher know these sites 

 

OSCARS:

Anyone still not returned Oscars please can you return to school asap.

Oscar scripts will hopefully be distributed this week- please do look after them and use to practise your line(s) and the songs we need to learn. Information about any costumes needed will be sent out next week. 

 

Home learning this week: 

There will be MyMaths homework set this week and should be completed by Thursday the following week. We also have a voluntary homework/competition that if your child wants to take part in, relevant sheets can be given out to them from their teacher- see below for details on being a PE reporter. Ask your teacher for the relevant sheets.

 

PE 

Monday - outdoor PE

Wednesday - outdoor PE

Do keep checking on this page and this may be subject to change.

 

 

Social media and messaging:

 

  Please remind your children as they access any online content of how to use these devices carefully and safely and ensure they know what to do if/when someone says anything unkind/inappropriate over the internet. This reinforces the message we repeat at school.

 

Below are some weekly highlights.

 

Thank you 

Year 5 Team

Maths game/ race- coordinates game.

Term 3 ht1- week 1 -week commencing 15th April:

  Our first week back has seen us busy exploring angles in maths, being introduced to our new text, 'Farther' and starting our new discovery journey. Our discovery this half term is science focused as we learn all about animals and their life cycles and ask the question- 'What do we gain as we get older?' We have also had the first of some regular visits from Stockport County, who will be leading some PE sessions for us, as well as linking the sessions to mental health and wellbeing. 

 

Highlight of a core subject:

 In English this week we had our magic story box session where we deciphered a range of clues inked to the text and began to investigate interesting and exciting vocabulary in the text. We also used some drama strategies to understand how the characters may be feeling.

 

Highlight of one foundation Subject:

  In PE this week many children took part in mini football games and for some children they found they had new skills and talents as yet undiscovered. It was good to see children showing the right level of competitiveness and working on how to manage success and achievements. 

Child voice-  "I am proud of myself as I didn't think I could play like that and I really enjoyed it"- Penny

 

READING PLUS AND TTRS:

  Thank you to those children who have begun to improve their contributions on reading plus. We still need to see a significant improvement generally in this participation and use of this as many children are still not accessing. Please encourage your child to do so on a regular basis as well as practising skills on TTRS. Reading plus allows us to assess children's learning as well as developing children's reading comprehension skills. Thank you for your support with this.   

If you have problems accessing any of this software please let your teacher know these sites 

 

OSCARS:

Anyone still not returned Oscars please can you return to school asap.

 

Home learning this week: 

There is MyMaths homework set this week and should be completed by Thursday the following week. We also have a voluntary homework/competition that if your child wants to take part in, relevant sheets can be given out to them from their teacher- see below for details on being a PE reporter. 

 

PE 

Monday - outdoor PE

Wednesday - outdoor PE

Do keep checking on this page and this may be subject to change.

 

 

Social media and messaging:

 

  Please remind your children as they access any online content of how to use these devices carefully and safely and ensure they know what to do if/when someone says anything unkind/inappropriate over the internet. This reinforces the message we repeat at school.

 

Below are some weekly highlights.

 

Thank you 

Year 5 Team

Rally coaching with angles- drawing and measuring using a protractor.

How does the character feel?

Half Term 2 Week 6-week commencing 25th March:

This week we have been incredibly busy completing tasks for the end of term. We had a brilliant music day celebrating music linked to the Holi festival, studied line graphs in maths and completed various pieces of writing all about the rainforest through English and geography. Cobalt class had their opportunity this week, as Indigo did last week, to have an Easter workshop led by the CIST team asking probing and thoughtful questions. In computing we learnt about CAD and had great fun experimenting with designing our own treehouse and creating 3d designs.

 

Highlight of a core subject:

 In English this week we completed our work on a non-chronological reports detailing all things rainforest. Children used their research effectively to complete very well presented pieces, demonstrating great knowledge and understanding. 

 

Highlight of one foundation Subject:

  In RE this week our CIST workshop allowed us the chance to investigate 'pieces of evidence' linked to Easter, putting our prior learning to the test and revising all information relating to the Easter story and what might have happened at 'The last Supper'.

Child voice-  "I think the plaster is par of the evidence as it shows us that Jesus healed"- Max S

 

READING PLUS AND TTRS:

 We are still promoting our Reading plus challenges and TTRS and although there is no homework being set, please encourage your child to continue to make progress with these packages. Reading plus allows us to assess children's learning as well as developing children's reading comprehension skills. Thank you for your support with this.   

If you have problems accessing any of this software please let your teacher know these sites 

 

OSCARS:

Already we are now making some preparations for our big year 5 performance next half term. We now need you to return any Oscars

that you may have at home so that we can prepare for the show. Please can these be returned by 19th April.

 

Home learning this week: 

There is no homework set over the Easter break. Please see above.

 

PE after the holidays- 

Monday - indoor PE

Wednesday - outdoor PE

Do keep checking on this page and this may be subject to change.

 

 

Social media and messaging:

 

  Please remind your children as they access any online content of how to use these devices carefully and safely and ensure they know what to do if/when someone says anything unkind/inappropriate over the internet. This reinforces the message we repeat at school.

 

Below are some weekly highlights.

 

Thank you 

Year 5 Team

CIST workshop- Easter story

Music day- celebrating Holiday festival by creating compositions in response to pictures/ colour.

Half Term 2 Week 5-week commencing 18th March:

This week we have moved onto a new maths topic looking at area and perimeter, completing further science investigations, creating more coding in computing, investigating rainforests as well as taking part in a Spanish Day. Our writing this week has taken us in a non-fiction direction and we have linked this to our geography work/discovery learning all about Marcos's homeland and the dangers to the rainforest.   

 

Highlight of a core subject:

 In maths this week we took our learning outside whilst we investigated area and perimeter. We looked at compound shapes and various different strategies to find the area and perimeter of a range of 2d shapes. The children found shapes in the playground and created their own problems using a range of materials 

 

Highlight of one foundation Subject:

  In science this week we investigated dissolving materials. We leant about solutions and insoluble and soluble materials making predictions and investigating various solids. 

Child voice: "I think salt will dissolve as we can't see salt in the sea"- Alex B

 

READING PLUS AND TTRS:

Between both classes children are generally not using Reading Plus plus effectively. We need children to use this as much as possible as it is an invaluable resource to help children develop strong comprehension skills as well as fluency. Many children have not accessed this resource since September at home and are only using in the sessions at school. Please encourage your child to log on and complete tasks at least three times a week. They can do this independently. We have set a competition between the classes to encourage this use and the winning class will earn an outside treat- details to be confirmed/discussed with classes.

    Similarly in TTRS we are finding children are not using this resource which helps children build fluency with known facts. Again we will be setting a class tournament. Please encourage this skill as much as you can. We have spoken to the children so they know they have this responsibility to practise.

If you have problems accessing any of this software please let your teacher know these sites 

 

Home learning this week: 

This week homework will be on My Maths. Please continue to use Reading Plus and TTRS. Please see above.

If you have any problems accessing these please let your teacher know as some children are not completing tasks on a regular basis and will need to join a homework group through their playtimes.

 Please practise the weekly spellings sent home and read regularly, recording this in their records(at least three times a week). 

 

Key information:

PE days:

Wednesday- indoor PE

Friday- outdoor PE

 

 

Social media and messaging:

 

  Please remind your children as they access any online content of how to use these devices carefully and safely and ensure they know what to do if/when someone says anything unkind/inappropriate over the internet. This reinforces the message we repeat at school.

 

Below are some weekly highlights.

 

Thank you 

Year 5 Team

Evaluating and performing our dance by chance pieces.

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Half Term 2 Week 4-week commencing 11th March:

This week we have been very busy with science investigations, finding out about contrasting locations in South America as well as finding time for some maths assessments. We have almost reached the end of our fractions decimals and percentages unit. Indigo class also got to complete their light up boxes which will now be proudly displayed across school. In PE we added relationships of space into our choreography in our dance unit- Dance By Chance- and hope to present to the other class over the next couple of weeks.

 

Highlight of a core subject:

 In English this week we completed some very descriptive character narratives based on the book The Promise. We compared examples from well know character profiles in various texts and used this to inspire our own work.

 

Highlight of one foundation Subject:

  In science this week we investigated conducting/insulating materials as well as investigating magnetic materials. We also explored scientific vocabulary relating to states of matter.

Child voice: In our class we have transparent windows, translucent windows and opaque."- Emilia

 

Home learning this week: 

This week homework will be on My Maths. Please continue to use Reading Plus and TTRS.

If you have any problems accessing these please let your teacher know as some children are not completing tasks on a regular basis and will need to join a homework group through their playtimes.

As we have done maths assessments this week many children showed they may need a reminder on formal methods- eg: long and short multiplication and short division(bus stop method). Any support you can give your child on these areas would be great.

 

 Please practise the weekly spellings sent home and read regularly, recording this in their records(at least three times a week). 

 

Key information:

PE days:

Wednesday- indoor PE

Friday- outdoor PE

 

 

Social media and messaging:

 

  Please remind your children as they access any online content of how to use these devices carefully and safely and ensure they know what to do if/when someone says anything unkind/inappropriate over the internet. This reinforces the message we repeat at school.

 

Below are some weekly highlights.

 

Thank you 

Year 5 Team

URGENT REMINDER FOR COMIC RELIEF:

Tomorrow is wear something funny for money day in school- go as funny as you like or super simple with some clashing colour combinations or odd socks/shoes. As we are aiming to be a cashless school- please use this link to donate.

 

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Thank you for your support 

Dance by Chance- choreographing relationships/ space into our routines.

Half Term 2 Week 3-week commencing 4th March:

This week we have been really busy celebrating World Book Week and have used this to drive our learning in design and technology and art. We have almost finished our amazing light up boxes which combined our learning in computing and design and technology. On Friday we developed our own sculptures based on a love of books and reading. .

 

Highlight of a core subject:

 In English this week we read the text 'the Island' that raised many interesting questions that the children linked to themes around refugees and racism. We then used this in drama and in a short character profile.

 

Highlight of one foundation Subject:

  This week we created our Light up boxes with the brief- to create a box that celebrated reading and uses crumble software. The outcomes exceeded our expectations and authors Tom Palmer and Jennifer Killick personally responded  to our work on social media declaring it " brilliant." 

Child voice: We asked the children what they thought the difference was between art and Design and Technology -George said, " Every design has to have a purpose."

 

Home learning this week: 

This week homework will be on My Maths. Please continue to use Reading Plus and TTRS(we are working hard to solve issue with TTRS)

IF you have any problems accessing these please let your teacher know as some children are not completing tasks on a regular basis and will need to join a homework group through their playtimes.

. Please practise the weekly spellings sent home and read regularly, recording this in their records(at least three times a week). There were no spellings last week but they will be back up and running next week!

 

Key information:

PE days:

Wednesday- indoor PE

Friday- outdoor PE

 

 

Social media and messaging:

 

  Please remind your children as they access any online content of how to use these devices carefully and safely and ensure they know what to do if/when someone says anything unkind/inappropriate over the internet. This reinforces the message we repeat at school.

 

Below are some weekly highlights.

 

Thank you 

Year 5 Team 

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Videos of the light up boxes in action...

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Creative robotics in year 5. Look out for the film clips.

Sharing our love of books...

Some of our light up boxes used to promote World Book Week.

Half Term 2 Week 2-week commencing 26th February:

This week we used DEAL when working with our new text as the character in role explored how others react. This will help us write our character narrative in the next few weeks. In Discovery(Geography) we have been learning all about grid references and how technology could help us find locations around the world. We have explored decimals to three decimal places and played games to check our understanding of their place value.

 

Highlight of a core subject:

 In science this week we began to look at our new topic of properties of materials and began to learn about different states of matter- solids- liquids and gases.

 

Highlight of one foundation Subject:

  In Geography this week we investigated locations using 'What3Words' and were very excited to find locations all around the world. Despite a few internet connection issues, we still were able to use to find the exact location of missing items. 

Child voice: "You can use this app to save lives"- Lucy

 

Home learning this week: 

This week homework will be on My Maths. Please continue to use Reading Plus and TTRS. IF you have any problems accessing these please let your teacher know. Please practise the weekly spellings sent home and read regularly, recording this in their records(at least three times a week).

 

Key information:

PE days:

Wednesday- indoor PE

Friday- outdoor PE

 

Any children who missed the puberty talk last week will not miss out as we will repeat the session next week with a question focus for the classes. We are a ware that the links on the email did not open so if more information is required please ask- the talk/lesson focuses on puberty only, not conception.

 

Next week is our 'World Book Week':

 Children are invited to wear pyjamas on Monday and will be experiencing a range of book related fun and frolics through the week, including a very exciting D&T project. PLEASE BRING SHOE BOXES IN FOR THIS ON MONDAY- SEE NOTE BELOW

Please bring in a favourite book to discuss on Wednesday in 'Read Dating'

Please bring a book in to school for Book Swap on Thursday.

 

Social media and messaging:

 

  Please remind your children as they access any online content of how to use these devices carefully and safely and ensure they know what to do if/when someone says anything unkind/inappropriate over the internet. This reinforces the message we repeat at school.

 

Below are some weekly highlights.

 

The Year 5 team.

Help needed- next week (week beginning 4th March) could your child bring in a shoe box/cereal box for our design and technology project for Monday of that week. They will be working in pairs but the more boxes we have the better. Your help is much appreciated.

 

Thank you 

Reinforcing learning about decimals through games which we then evaluated.

Using batons in crumble ready for planning our d & t projects.

Half Term 2 Week 1-week commencing 19th February:

This week we started reading our new text, 'The Promise' and started our new discovery learning. We are getting to grips with the story of Marco and the diffficulties he faces in South America. We've also been investigating mechanisms and designing our own 'cracking contraptions.

 

Highlight of a core subject:

 In maths this week we have moved onto decimals, much to the children's delight. We played dice games to create decimals and their fraction equivalents. In English we also wrote amazing, atmospheric poems based on The Promise.

 

Highlight of one foundation Subject:

  In PE this week we started a new dance unit- Dance by Chance- where the children created a range of movements deciding their own action and sequence. We evaluated the performances as we practised the moves

Child voice: "They looked like professionals". Max J

 

Home learning this week: 

This week homework will be on My Maths. Please continue to use Reading Plus and TTRS. IF you have any problems accessing these please let your teacher know. Please practise the weekly spellings sent home and read regularly, recording this in their records(at least three times a week).

 

Key information:

PE days:

Wednesday- indoor PE

Friday- outdoor PE

 

This week the children will be learning all about puberty in their PSHE lessons. Please refer to the earlier email for more detailed information.

 

Social media and messaging:

 

  Please remind your children as they access any online content of how to use these devices carefully and safely and ensure they know what to do if/when someone says anything unkind/inappropriate over the internet. This reinforces the message we repeat at school.

 

Below are some weekly highlights.

 

The Year 5 team.

Fraction and decimal equivalent challenge.

Science problem solving- designing a contraption with a range of mechanisms and presenting Dragon’s Den style.

Week 5- week commencing 5th February

In Year 5 this week:

This week we have been so busy taking part in well-being sessions, learning about internet safety day, the UN rights of a child and also finding about the life of Annie Easley.

 

Highlight of a core subject:

 We completed our writing on the intruder at Baskerville Hall and created very atmospheric descriptions of the setting in our cliffhanger narratives. They were our best pieces of writing yet.

 

Highlight of one foundation subject:

This week we had an RE day where we asked the question- If God is everywhere, why do we need a place of worship? This led us to learning about various places of worship and asking very probing questions on other religions and how people live.

Child voice: " I think people still visit places of worship because they want to feel connected to other people."- Zoe

 

Home Learning this week:

We are no longer using Google Classroom to send homework out. As it is half -term we have not sent any MyMaths tasks but please feel free to keep using reading plus and TTRS. 

 

Key Information:

After half-term there will be changes to P.E.

Our new P.E days are:

Wednesday- indoor PE

Friday- outdoor PE

 

Social Media and messaging:

 We are fully aware lots of children in year 5 have phones/ipads at home. Please could you remind your child how to message safely and what to do when/if someone says something unkind to them over the internet. 

 

Below are some of our weekly highlights.

 

Enjoy the half-term break

Year 5 team

Some of our wonderful double page spreads all about the Maya Civilisation.

Our fabulous writing and editing for our cliffhanger narratives.

Week Three- week commencing 22nd January

In Year 5 this week

 This week we have been developing our descriptive writing skills describing the setting of Baskerville Hall and moving onto short division formal methods.

 

 

Highlight of a core subject

We have made great progress in our formal methods with becoming more secure on long multiplication with many children practising in their spare time and at playtime.

 

Highlight of one foundation subject

In PE this week we have been continuing to develop our hockey skills learning the jab tackle and push pass.

Child voice: " I need to bend my knees to stop my back hurting"- Alex G

 

Home learning this week

We are no longer using Google classroom to send homework out. Please continue to practise the weekly spellings that the children bring home. We are practising a range of times table and arithmetic quizzes on a Friday and hoping children can share their results so you could further support at home.

 

Key information

As part of an exciting Discovery Learning/History lesson we will be outside on Monday and children will need an outdoor PE kit in school.(both classes)

Indoor PE-Tuesday

Outdoor PE- Friday

 

From next week Miss Ashton will be teaching Indigo class as Mrs Donaldson starts her maternity leave. Hopefully it won't be too long before we have exciting baby news to share.

 

Social media and messaging

We are fully aware lots of children in year 5 have phones/ipads at home which they use to contact their friends in the evenings and weekends. Please could you remind your child how to message safely and what to do if someone says something unkind to them over the internet.

 

Below are some of our weekly highlights.

Have a lovely weekend

Adding motors when working with Crumble- varying speeds.

Flight in PE (Gymnastics)

Week 2: Week Commencing Monday 15th January - Friday 19th January 
 

In Y5 this week

In Year 5 this week, we have looked at characterisation and identified features of a cliffhanger narrative. 

 

Highlight of a core subject

This week, we have been multiplying 2 two digit numbers together. If you have any spare time, please quiz your child on the formal written method of this:


Highlight of one foundation subject

In History this week, children learnt about the Maya civilisation. 

Child Voice: Ania said, “I was surprised that everyone built their own home, it was their responsibility”.


Home learning this week

We are no longer be using Google classroom to send homework out.

Children have the spellings they need to learn this week in their spelling test books (these lists are updated each Monday, ready for a Friday test).

On a Friday, all children will complete a times table or arithmetic test. Test sheets with results will be sent home each Friday. 


Key Information

PLEASE ENSURE A PE KIT IS IN SCHOOL ON THESE DAYS
PE Days for Spring 1
Indoor PE: Tuesday

Outdoor PE: Friday 

 

Thank you for your support.


Dates for your diary

Monday 22nd January- parents evening. Please book via school cloud.

 

Social media and messaging 

We are fully aware lots of children in year 5 have phones/iPads at home which they use to contact their friends in the evening and at weekends. Please could you remind your child on how to message safely and what to do if someone says something unkind to them over the internet.

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action.

Have a lovely weekend!

Computing- using Crumble to create a variety of lighting effects.

Creating our own civilisations timeline- it was much harder than we thought it would be!

Around the room feature finder

Week 1: Week Commencing Monday 9th January - Friday 12th January 
 

In Y5 this week

In Year 5 this week, we have started their new History topic: is seeing believing?

 

Highlight of a core subject

This week, we have been subtracting fractions. If you have any spare time, please quiz your child on converting improper fractions to mixed numbers.


Highlight of one foundation subject

In PE this week, children had a great time in gymnastics with our new PE coach (Mrs Wall).

Child Voice: George said, “It was fun but different because of the leaps we learnt”.


Home learning this week

We are no longer be using Google classroom to send homework out.

Children have the spellings they need to learn this week in their spelling test books (these lists are updated each Monday, ready for a Friday test).

On a Friday, all children will complete a times table or arithmetic test. Test sheets with results will be sent home each Friday. 


Key Information
PE Days for Spring 1
Indoor PE: Tuesday

Outdoor PE: Friday 

 

Thank you for your support.


Dates for your diary

Tuesday 16th January 5pm: residential meeting

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 393 823 922 342 

Passcode: VQki55 

 

Social media and messaging 

We are fully aware lots of children in year 5 have phones/iPads at home which they use to contact their friends in the evening and at weekends. Please could you remind your child on how to message safely and what to do if someone says something unkind to them over the internet.

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action.

Have a lovely weekend!

Spring Term - Week One- using Google maps to find the location of ancient Mayan civilisations.

Exploring the magic story box- introducing clues for our new text.

Merry Christmas!

https://youtu.be/q4e1juU8l_U 

Week 8: Week Commencing Monday 18th December - Friday 22nd December 
 

In Y5 this week

In Year 5 this week, we have been busy completing our Geography topic: biomes.

 

Highlight of a core subject

This week, we have been adding fractions together. We found this tricky but used our problem solving skills to complete some very difficult questions. 


Highlight of one foundation subject

In PE this week, children had a great time playing mini Netball matches with Mrs Towner Yates

Child Voice: Emmy said, “It was fun this half term learning a new sport.”


Home learning this week

We are no longer be using Google classroom to send homework out.

 NO HOMEWORK OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS 

Children have the spellings they need to learn this week in their spelling test books (these lists are updated each Monday, ready for a Friday test).


Key Information
PE Days for Spring 1
Indoor PE: Tuesday

Outdoor PE: Friday 

 

Thank you for your support.


Dates for your diary

 

 

Social media and messaging 

We are fully aware lots of children in year 5 have phones/iPads at home which they use to contact their friends in the evening and at weekends. Please could you remind your child on how to message safely and what to do if someone says something unkind to them over the internet.

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action.

Have a lovely Christmas break! See you all in 2024!

Music day

Week 7: Week Commencing Monday 11th December - Friday 15th December 
 

In Y5 this week

In Year 5 this week, we have been busy learning how to sew fastenings onto felt in order to successfully complete our design brief: a stocking which will hold a present and fasten. 

 

Highlight of a core subject

This week, we have started writing our balanced argument: Should gorillas be kept in captivity? 


Highlight of one foundation subject

In DT this week, children had a wonderful time making their stockings. A MASSIVE thank you to all those parents/grandparents who came in on Thursday to help- we couldn’t have done it without you! 

Child Voice: Seb said, “It was frustrating at times, but fun to compete.”


Home learning this week

We are no longer be using Google classroom to send homework out.

Homework is put on MyMaths this week. 

Children have the spellings they need to learn this week in their spelling test books (these lists are updated each Monday, ready for a Friday test).


Key Information
PE Days
Indigo:  Outdoor PE on Mondays, NO SWIMMING THIS WEEK.

Cobalt: Outdoor PE on Mondays, indoor PE is on a Thursday. 

Thank you for your support.


Dates for your diary

Tuesday 19th December- party day. Children are able to wear a Christmas jumper on top of their school uniform. School will be providing snacks for the children.

Friday 22nd December- carols in the woods

 

Social media and messaging 

We are fully aware lots of children in year 5 have phones/iPads at home which they use to contact their friends in the evening and at weekends. Please could you remind your child on how to message safely and what to do if someone says something unkind to them over the internet.

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action.

Have a lovely weekend!

Some of our amazing finished products and photos of our sewing morning. Amazing resilience and skill.

Describing captivity in role (English)

Week 6: Week commencing Monday 4th December

In Year 5 this week:

 This week we have been researching our points for our balanced argument, debating whether gorillas should be kept in zoos. We have also been learning about vegetation belts as part of discovery learning as Mr and Mrs Burns come to the end of their journey.

 

Highlight of a core subject:

 During our research for balanced arguments, we discovered that some people think scientific research could be a good reason for keeping gorillas captive but could also be seen as a reason to be used against captivity- eg ‘cruel to experiment on animals.’

 

Highlight of one foundation subject:

 We researched vegetation belts listing similarities and differences between biomes and climate zones. 
Child voice: 'Biomes are determined by the plants, animals, landscape and climate but vegetation belts are determined by drainage, elevation and soil.” Max J

 

Home Learning this week:

Again the homework can be found on MyMaths. Any problems, please let your teacher know.

Please continue to practise the spellings sent home on a Monday and read at least three times a week.

 

Key information:

PE days

Indigo- outdoor PE on Monday, swimming onThursday(LAST SESSION NEXT WEEK 14th)

Cobalt - outdoor PE on Monday and Thursday.

 

Dates for your diary:

Next Thursday(14th December) is our sewing morning. If you can come in to help please let your teacher know. As Indigo class will be swimming, we aim to be finished by 10.30. 

Social media and messaging:

Please ensure that your children uses any online devices they have safely and remind them about what they should do/ how to share information, if someone is being unkind to them over the internet.

 

Below are some highlights of the week.

Active guided reading based on the Highwayman- acting out scenes.

Researching vegetation belts.

Week 5: Week Commencing Monday 27th November - Friday 1st December 
 

In Y5 this week

In Year 5 this week, we have started to look at balanced arguments and the what the word ‘captivity’ means 

 

Highlight of a core subject

This week, we have started our fractions topic. We are able to find equivalent fractions and compare fractions less than one. 


Highlight of one foundation subject

In Geography this week, children have completed projects about different biomes.

Child Voice: Leah said, “It was tricky working as a group at the start, but in the end we created a good presentation on the aquatic biome.”


Home learning this week

We are no longer be using Google classroom to send homework out.

Homework is put on MyMaths this week. 

Children have the spellings they need to learn this week in their spelling test books (these lists are updated each Monday, ready for a Friday test).


Key Information
PE Days
Indigo:  Outdoor PE on Mondays, swimming is on a Thursday.

Cobalt: Outdoor PE on Mondays, indoor PE is on a Thursday. 

Thank you for your support.


Dates for your diary

Thursday 14th December- sewing morning. Please come and join us from 8.50 to sew some Christmas stockings.

 

Social media and messaging 

We are fully aware lots of children in year 5 have phones/iPads at home which they use to contact their friends in the evening and at weekends. Please could you remind your child on how to message safely and what to do if someone says something unkind to them over the internet.

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action.

Have a lovely weekend!

Circle books all about biomes ready for display.

Using all- write round robin to record our ideas around vocabulary.

English vocab

Week 4: week commencing 20.11.23 

In Yr 5 this week

 

This week we have completed our dilemma narratives( with some editing remaining!) and look forward to preparing our balanced argument next week. We have started our new maths unit on fractions and will be busy with this strand until Christmas.


Highlight of a core subject

Our highlight in maths was using rally coach to teach each other how to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers. We like writing on tables!

 

Highlight of one foundation subject

In PE we have loved learning new skills in cricket including a straight drive. Miss Morten was on hand to offer some handy hints.

Ava said,” I prefer batting to bowling and fielding, as I find it much easier.”

 

Home Learning

This week please complete the two Mymaths tasks. Apologies for the issues last week. Please continue with the daily spelling practice and regular reading.

 

Key Information

PE days

Indigo: outdoor PE on Mondays and swimming on Thursday.

INDIGO CLASS NEED A T’SHIRT AND SHORT FOR THEIR SWIMMING SESSION NEXT WEEK(30.11.23) FOR THEIR SAFETY SWIM LESSON. THEY WEAR THESE OVER THEIR SWIMMING COSTUME.

Cobalt class: outdoor PE on Monday and Thursday.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

 

 

 

 

Maths- rally coach. Children explaining converting fractions.

Cricket 23.11.23

Computing: asking questions 20/11/23

Week 3: Week Commencing Monday 13th October - Friday 17th November
 

In Y5 this week

In Year 5 this week, we have finished reading King Kong by Anthony Browne. Next week, we are writing our very own dilemma narratives. Cobalt Class also completed their class assembly-‘SpacedOut!’ demonstrating all the knowledge they acquired during last half term, through their discovery learning.

 

Highlight of a core subject

This week, we have finished another Maths topic. We are now superstars at factors and multiples. 


Highlight of one foundation subject

In Geography this week, children have looks at the Artic and Antarctica. 

Child Voice: Wilf said, “We filled in a venn diagram with interesting facts to compare the two places’.


Home learning this week

We are no longer be using Google classroom to send homework out.

Homework is put on MyMaths this week. 

Children have the spellings they need to learn this week in their spelling test books (these lists are updated each Monday, ready for a Friday test).


Key Information
PE Days
Indigo:  Outdoor PE on Mondays, swimming is on a Thursday.

Cobalt: Outdoor PE on Mondays, indoor PE is on a Thursday. 

Thank you for your support.


Dates for your diary

Thursday 14th December- sewing morning. Please come and join us from 8.50 to sew some Christmas stockings.

 

Social media and messaging 

We are fully aware lots of children in year 5 have phones/iPads at home which they use to contact their friends in the evening and at weekends. Please could you remind your child on how to message safely and what to do if someone says something unkind to them over the internet.

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action.

Have a lovely weekend!

Discovery Learning- active learning of facts to help Mr and Mrs Burns on their journey.

Pudsey Children in Need run

13/11/23 Computing

Week 2: Week commencing Monday 6th November- Friday 10th November

In Y5 this week...

In Year 5 this week we have moved onto properties of numbers including square numbers and cube numbers. In English we are diving into our new text, King King and exploring ideas around characters.

 

Highlight of a core subject

 This week we have been exploring new vocabulary and finding ways to sort adverbial phrases in a race game with their groups(see photos below).

 

Highlight of one foundation subject

  This week we found ways to make longitude and latitude interesting as the characters in our Discovery Learning needed to know the exact locations they visit. We used satsumas to explore the imaginary lines around the globe.

Child voice: Max said, " I never used to like Geography but now I think it's interesting."

 

Home learning this week

My Maths challenges will be set and please carry on using TTRS .

Please ensure spellings are done each night and reading at least three times a week.

 

Key information/ Dates

Monday 13th November: Year 5's Run Pudsey Smile for a while - Children will be completing their sponsored run during our PE lesson and they are invited to wear Pudsey head bands/badges whilst they take part if they would like to. 

Next week- Friday 17th November Cobalt Class Assembly - 9.00am 

 

PE days

Both classes Monday- outside

Indigo swimming on Thursday

Cobalt PE on Thursday-outside

 

Below are some highlights of the week.

Have a lovely weekend

06.11.23 P.E and Discovery learning...

06.11.23 Teamwork in Maths and English

Week 1: Week Commencing Monday 30th October - Friday 2nd November
 

In Y5 this week

In Year 5 this week, we have started to look at multiples and factors in Maths- it’s a good job we know our times tables.

 

Highlight of a core subject

This week, we have uncovered our new text: King Kong. Children have also written poems about the Gorilla using similes and metaphors.


Highlight of one foundation subject

In Geography this week, children have been posted the question: does where we live shape who we are? We have also looked at our narrative immersion and received our mission of planning John and Judy Burns the ultimate holiday around the world. 

Child Voice: Kara said, “I’m excited to find out more about John, Judy and the environment around us”.


Home learning this week

We are no longer be using Google classroom to send homework out.

Homework is put on MyMaths this week. 

Children have the spellings they need to learn this week in their spelling test books (these lists are updated each Monday, ready for a Friday test).


Key Information
PE Days
Indigo:  Outdoor PE on Mondays, swimming is on a Thursday.

Cobalt: Outdoor PE on Mondays, indoor PE is on a Thursday. 

Thank you for your support.


Dates for your diary

 

 

 

Social media and messaging 

We are fully aware lots of children in year 5 have phones/iPads at home which they use to contact their friends in the evening and at weekends. Please could you remind your child on how to message safely and what to do if someone says something unkind to them over the internet.

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action.

Have a lovely weekend!

Autumn Term 2 Story Box: King Kong

Week 7: Week Commencing Monday 16th October - Friday 20th October
 

In Y5 this week

In Year 5 this week, we have been busy finishing our Space topic in Science and English.

 

Highlight of a core subject

This week, we have been writing formal reports on a mission into Space. It was a tricky writing task, but the children were very creative and produced fantastic pieces of writing. 

 

Highlight of one foundation subject

In PE this week, children in Indigo class were taught bench ball as part of their invasion games unit. 

Child Voice: Jax said, “I enjoyed bench ball because it was easy to learn and competitive”.


Home learning this week

There is no home learning over half term.

After half term, we will no longer be using Google classroom to send homework out.

 

Children have the spellings they need to learn this week in their spelling test books (these lists are updated each Monday, ready for a Friday test).


Key Information
PE Days for first week only 
Indigo:  indoor PE is on a Thursday.

Cobalt: swimming is on a Thursday. 
Swimming in the second week will then be Indigo class.

Thank you for your support.


Dates for your diary

 

 

 

Social media and messaging 

We are fully aware lots of children in year 5 have phones/iPads at home which they use to contact their friends in the evening and at weekends. Please could you remind your child on how to message safely and what to do if someone says something unkind to them over the internet.

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action.

Have a lovely half term!

PE: Invasion games

Indigo Guided Reading carousel

Week 6: Week Commencing Monday 9th October - Friday 13th October
 

In Y5 this week

In Year 5 this week, we absolutely loved our school trip to Jodrell Bank. Please see below for photos.

 

Highlight of a core subject

This week, we have looked at multi step problems in Maths. We found this very tricky at the start of the week, but have used mental calculations to help us and we feel more confident about them now.

 

Highlight of one foundation subject

In Music this week, children practised using their instruments and played three new notes. 

Child Voice: Teddy said, “I enjoy Music lessons because they are fun and the more you practise the better you can get”. 


Home learning this week

Please login to Google Classrooms to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week.

Children have the spelling they need to learnt his week in their spelling test books (these lists are updated each monday, ready for a Friday test).


Key Information

Music lessons are on Tuesday. Bring remind children to bring their instruments with them each week.
PE Days
Indigo: Outdoor PE is on Friday and indoor PE is on a Thursday.

Cobalt: Outdoor PE is on Friday and swimming is on a Thursday. 
Thank you for your support.

 

Swimming

 Next week’s swimming lesson(19th October): 

Cobalt class and any children who usually swim with Cobalt class, will need to bring clothes to wear over their swimming costumes/ trunks. This is for their safety swimming lesson. Just a thin t’shirt and shorts will be fine. After half term, Cobalt class will have one more swimming lesson before Indigo class will take over until Christmas. 

Dates for your diary

Thursday 19th October- spooky disco

Friday 20th October- wear red day for Racism 

 

Social media and messaging 

We are fully aware lots of children in year 5 have phones/iPads at home which they use to contact their friends in the evening and at weekends. Please could you remind your child on how to message safely and what to do if someone says something unkind to them over the internet.

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action.

Have a lovely weekend.

 

 

 

Jodrell Bank- Thursday 12th October

Week 5: Week Commencing Monday 2nd October - Friday 6th October
 

In Y5 this week

In Year 5 this week, we are very much looking forward to finding out who will receive the first ever story bag in assembly on Friday. 

 

Highlight of a core subject

This week, we have looked at formal reports and tested our technical vocabulary. Do you know what meteorites, basalt and breccias are?

 

Highlight of one foundation subject

In Cobalt’s swimming lesson this week. Children practised their different strokes and gained confidence in their abilities. They did a fantastic job!

Child Voice : Lucy shared, “I enjoyed swimming today as I got to improve my strokes and it’s always fun.”


Home learning this week

Please login to Google Classrooms to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week.

Children have the spelling they need to learnt his week in their spelling test books (these lists are updated each monday, ready for a Friday test).


Key Information

Music lessons are on Tuesday. Bring remind children to bring their instruments with them each week.
PE Days
Indigo: Outdoor PE is on Friday and indoor PE is on a Thursday.

Cobalt: Outdoor PE is on Friday and swimming is on a Thursday. 
Thank you for your support.

Dates for your diary

12th October school trip -Jodrell Bank

 

Social media and messaging 

We are fully aware lots of children in year 5 have phones/iPads at home which they use to contact their friends in the evening and at weekends. Please could you remind your child on how to message safely and what to do if someone says something unkind to them over the internet.

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action.

Have a lovely weekend.

Computing: flat file databases

Science: planet presentations (they look fabulous)

Week 4: Week Commencing Monday 25th September - Friday 29th September

 

In Y5 this week

Both classes have been extremely busy writing exploration narratives. Children used their imagination and recorded a Mars landing in first person and past tense.

 

Highlight of a core subject

This week, we have finished our place value topic in Maths. We will be revising place value constantly throughout our Core Maths sessions.

 

Highlight of one foundation subject

In our Science lesson this week, Indigo class created the solar system using fruit. Thai gave them the concept of distance between and size of planets. See the photos below. 

Child Voice : Eliza shared, “I enjoyed the lesson because we used lots of different types of fruit to show the sizes of all the major planets.”


Home learning this week

Please login to Google Classrooms to discover the learning challenges we have set for this week.


Key Information

Music lessons are on Tuesday. Bring remind children to bring their instruments with them each week.
PE Days
Indigo: Outdoor PE is on Friday and indoor PE is on a Thursday.

Cobalt: Outdoor PE is on Friday and swimming is on a Thursday. 
Thank you for your support.

Dates for your diary

12th October school trip -Jodrell Bank

 

Social media and messaging 

We are fully aware lots of children in year 5 have phones/iPads at home which they use to contact their friends in the evening and at weekends. Please could you remind your child on how to message safely and what to do if someone says something unkind to them over the internet.

 

Below are the highlights of our week in action.

Have a lovely weekend.

Every child in our class presented their amazing place value games- we look forward to playIng them all!

Indigo class assembly- Thursday 28th September 2023

Science: learning the movements of the Moon using Oreos

Ordering and comparing numbers to one million

Preparing for our narrative writing based on the text’ Where Once We Stood.’

Ordering planets in Discovery Learning...What can we learn from the Universe?

Team building activities. Cup challenges and a marble run with some active maths too!

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