We have had a busy and productive week in Year 5, with much more time to spend on our foundation subjects now that swimming has come to an end.
We have reached the end of Clockwork in literacy which has kept the children transfixed from the very beginning.
It would be great if you could chat with your child about their favourite part of the story.
Numeracy has been lots of fun this week as we have been learning how to use co-ordinates as well as translating a shape and we have played some games to support this learning.
Next week is test week.
This week in Year 5 we have begun a new text in Literacy called Clockwork.
The children have loved getting to grips with the characters and storyline of death, mystery and intrigue.
Maths has been challenging as we have been focusing on multiplication, using the expanded column method.
We will still be working on this for another week as there is still some fine tuning that needs to be done.
It was great seeing the children in their onesies and pyjamas today, thank you for your support.
Where did that week go?
Year 5 have been looking at division in Maths this week which has proved to be a real challenge.
We also investigated division calculations using sticks and pattern predictions.
In Literacy we have had lots of fun watching a film clip, listening to a story and reading a diary entry all based around a futuristic world where technology has taken over.
We did some role play and completed our week by writing our own diary entry.
We made it.
Term one has come to an end and the children have all worked extremely hard.
Thank you to those of you that made it to our Open Afternoon.
I hope that you were able to see the exciting things that your children have been learning this term and the standard of work that we expect.
Next term we will continue to swim on a Friday so could you ensure your child has their costume and a towel as well as a full PE Kit including a change of shoes for Outdoor PE on Thursdays.
Thank you and enjoy the break.
Where did that week go?
The children have been getting to grips with rounding numbers to the nearest hundred and thousand, in numeracy.
This proved to be a struggle at first, but at the end of the week they are now rounding seven digit numbers, including decimals.
Well done to them all.
Our literacy journey has now taken us to Africa, with a story called ‘The village that vanished’.
We have been building up a bank of descriptive phrases by studying images, sharing ideas and using a thesaurus to extend our vocabulary knowledge.
Spelling and times table tests have taken place this week and it has become evident that not all children have been practising these at home.
Please ensure your child does this on a regular basis as well as reading their AR book daily.
The children have returned to us with enthusiasm and excitement for the term ahead.
We hope that they have enjoyed their first week and are looking forward to the rest of the year.
Most children have adapted well to the challenges that a new year group presents and we hope this continues.
Next Friday will be our first swimming session so could we remind you to send in your permission slips and also to ensure your child has all the necessary attire and a towel in school on that day.