Welcome to year 5!
Your teachers are: Mrs Chappell & Mr Daly
Hello and welcome to Year Five!
Weekly update Year 5 team: 1.3.24
W.C 4th March - Parents’ meetings
7th March – world book day
7th March – First Lego League for those who are attending the lego robotics club
11th March – KS2 Project Afternoon
28th March - Last day of term
22nd April - Y2 and Y5 cake bake (Spring theme)
The children are really engaged with our English text – the Sleeper and the Spindle. They have used the story to write different types of expanded noun phrases, relative clauses in a reporting clause and language for comparison – focussing on conjunctions and subordination. They have produced some fantastic writing which we’ve really enjoyed reading.
The children have continued to further their understanding of decimals in maths by learning about tenths, hundredths and thousandths. They are now able to convert fractions into decimals up to 3 decimal places. Next week, we will be learning about percentages and tying the 3 concepts together (fractions, decimals and percentages).
The children have learnt about how and why the plague spread – ask them about it. They have also learnt about plants who reproduce asexually and the advantages and disadvantages associated to this compared to sexual reproduction.
It is World Book Day on Thursday next week and this year the children can dress up. They don’t need to though so there is no pressure. We hope they’ll all have a lovely day as they will be mixed up and in groups according to their house colours. Also, it’s parents’ evening week – don’t forget what your time slot is!
Finally, thank you so much for coming to watch the children in their assembly this week. We really appreciate your support! We thought they were fantastic but we’re all slightly relieved it’s over!
Have a great weekend!
Mrs Chappell & Mr Daly
Please put spare trainers in your child’s bag. In the event of rain, wet play and PE are result in wet, damp shoes. Thank you.
Please remember to read the Head teacher’s letter for this week.
Please can your child read 5 times a week, preferably out loud. They have a reading log which will be checked every Friday morning. Please ensure their reading book comes in every day.
TTRS is up and running. We are asking everyone to complete 15 garage sessions per week (15 minutes). Pupils can then play games of their choice once this is complete.
Teachers will check the online logs every Friday. We are now using the 'Spelling Shed' website for our spelling homework. Each week, teachers will set an assignment for your child to complete. This assignment involves them playing 10 spelling games (there are 10 questions per game) linked to their learning in school. Please ensure that your child has logged in and had a go at accessing some of the games in their assignment. If you encounter any difficulties, please let us know as soon as possible.
Spring Term First Half
Our topic this half term will be a geography focus, learning about places around the world and Ernest Shackleton, the explorer. In science, we are looking at forces. In DT, we will be making our own electrical circuit to create an alarm system.
In PE this half term, we will have hockey and tennis coaching. In year 5, we build up to running a daily mile.