Year Five Notice Board
On Wednesday 13th February, we are off on our trip to the Science Museum. Please make sure the children come with their packed lunch. They will also need to be wrapped up as it is set to be a cold day and we will be walking a little ways (coat, hat, scarf and gloves). We are looking forward to an enjoyable time!
Please note: We have just been informed that the lockers at the museum are currently unavailable due to maintenance. Therefore, the children are required to carry their coats and school bags with them for the day. With this in mind, please pack light.
My Maths Home Learning tasks
Don't forget! You now have your login details (sent home on a letter) for 'MyMaths' to access the home learning set. This will be set every Tuesday, and the task will end the following Tuesday afternoon. Please see your class teacher if you have any problems accessing the site.
Children’s Mental Health Week 2019
Last week, the children learned about being healthy - inside and out. We have talked about the importance of healthy food, an active lifestyle and sleep to keep us healthy. The children took part in a yoga workshop to help them understand the connection between physical health and mental health. These posters are full of ideas for supporting your child's mental health.
Year 5 class reps:
Sycamore- Ms Darkin & Mr Aldred
Chestnut - Mr Jones
Year Group Timetable:
Indoor PE - Sycamore and Chestnut
Home Learning and Reading Records due
Outdoor PE - Sycamore and Chestnut
Forest School- Chestnut
Home Learning and Reading Records out
Wake up, Shake up
Forest School - Sycamore
Please ensure that PE kits are in school everyday due to clubs and PE commitments.
Due to cold weather, please ensure children wear appropriate clothes.
Calendar/ Key dates
Wednesday 13th February - Science Museum
Friday 15th February- Wake up shake up with parents
Break up for half term
Monday 25th February- Back to school
Monday 25th March- Creative Home Learning due
Friday 29th March- Creative Home Learning exhibition for parents (3:15pm-3:45pm)
Recent and extensive educational research has found that homework for primary aged children has minimal impact unless it reinforces learning and regularly allows children to rehearse and practise skills and facts e.g. times tables and spellings.
Children are expected to read at home regularly (at least 20 minutes daily) and to discuss their reading with an adult at home to develop language and comprehension. Reading Record books must be brought into school every Tuesday to be checked. We encourage children to write a reflective comment at least once a week when returning their Reading Record book to school. Children should share their opinions, inferences and/or predictions about what they read. Children are able to change their reading book whenever they need to. Children may also borrow books from the Junior Library.
Year 5 Recommended Reading
The following link is a recommended reading list for year 5 students. These books are suitable for 9-10 year old readers and encompass a wide range of genres and text-types as well as catering for all ability ranges.
Please practise reading and writing your spellings. Make sure that you know the meaning of each word. There is a Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check sheet below that you can use to help you. Spellings will be tested through a dictation each week.
This week’s spellings:
Spellings are updated every Tuesday and assessed the following Tuesday.
The word-lists for years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6 are a mixture of words learners frequently use in their writing and those which are often misspelled. Some of the listed words may be thought of as quite challenging, however with enough practise and resilience we know you will get the hang of them!
Children have the choice to practise and learn either List 1 or List 2 words. The choice is theirs!
You can print your child's times tables challenge to practise at home.
Creative Home Learning
This term our Creative Home Learning is connected to our topic 'Awesome Earth'. Projects are due into school the week beginning Monday 25th March.
This week's homework:
Grammar - pages: 54 - 55
Maths - 'My Maths' set task
Chestnut pages: 66 - 67 & 68 - 69
Sycamore pages: 68 - 69
Learning this week:
English- London Eye Mystery - Character descriptions
Maths- Sycamore: Number - squared and cubed numbers
Chestnut: Geometry - movement and direction
Learning next week:
English- London Eye Mystery - Poetry