15th September, 2017

Dear Parents,

This week the children have been working on their knowledge and understanding of place value and rounding. They have then applied these concepts to problem solving. If you are able, please practise multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 using a place value grid and rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 or more using a number line.

In English they have been writing sentences about the animation, ‘The Piano’, using their knowledge of time conjunctions and adverbials and learning to use relative clauses.

Homework books have been sent home this week with a World War II home learning pyramid glued in. Their first piece of work will be due by the 25th September. Children are more than welcome to bring their homework in before that time.

As it is getting colder and wetter, please make sure your child has a coat for break and lunchtimes.

Year 5’s Welcome meeting will be on Tuesday 19th September at 5pm. We look forward to meeting many of you then.

Have a great weekend!

The Year 5 Team

8th September, 2017

Dear All,

Welcome back to a new school year. The children have all settled in well and we are already busy on our new units of learning. The topic for the first term is World War II; there is a lot of good children’s fiction based around this subject as well as information books and websites. Please encourage your children to do some personal research and enjoy reading.

Just a reminder that P.E. will be on a Monday with Mrs Turner or Mrs Edge and every other week on a Wednesday as well.

As the weather is beginning to turn, please ensure that your child has a coat for break and lunchtimes.

Please remember to return the medical consent forms for the Runways End residential.

Have a lovely weekend,

Year 5 Team

Week 7 – 21st July, 2017

This week the children have been consolidating their knowledge about time and reading timetables. In English, they have been editing and publishing their text related to the Egyptian topic they have chosen.

 

For homework over the holidays the children will need to recap spellings from the Year 5 and 6 spelling list; Mymaths and they need to complete the Sacaments homework in their Home Learning Diaries (found after the 26th June page). This homework is due by the first Friday back in school (8th Sept). Children are more than welcome to bring their homework in earlier that week if they have completed it.

 

This week Imogen Rivers (5E) received the golden leaf award for ‘using the gifts God gave her to write a reflective response during R.E’. Jonathan Smith (5F) received the golden leaf award for ‘using the gifts God gave him to always work hard and be kind towards others.’

There was no showstopper writing as attendance awards were handed out.

 

Today Year 5 had a visit from the Betty Bus organisation to consolidate their SRE learning this half term. The people who ran the workshops were very impressed with our children’s knowledge and caring attitudes.

 

Well done to Year 5 for having the highest attendance and punctuality throughout the year (see parent mail)!

 

Have a lovely weekend,

The Year 5 team

Week 6 – 14th July, 2017

This week the children have been recapping their knowledge of finding volume and also finding area and perimeters of simple and composite shapes. In English, they have been writing their text related to the Egyptian topic they have chosen. They have also enjoyed a ‘morning of mummification’ – learning about the Ancient Egyptian process, complete with all the gory bits!

 

For homework the children have 6 spellings with the ‘ci pattern; Mymaths and they need to complete a section from the homework pyramid. This homework is due by next Friday (21st July). Children are more than welcome to bring their homework in early if they have completed it.

 

This week Andrew Pearson (5E) received the golden leaf award for ‘using the gifts God gave him for always helping set up the classes in the morning, doing small jobs and using his time wisely to comlete work’ and Gabriel Ryan (5E) has his writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Sophie Cunningham (5F) received the golden leaf award for ‘using the gifts God gave her to always work hard and strive to improve her work.’ Omoniyi Akintunde (5F) has his work on the showstoppers wall too.

We hope the children had a lovely full transition day in Year 6 and will be refreshed for Monday from the weekend break.

Have a lovely weekend,

The Year 5 team

Week 5 – 7th July, 2017

This week the children have been continuing to develop their understanding of converting between units of measure. In English, they have planned their writing based upon the research they have completed.

 

For homework the children have 6 spellings with the ‘our’ pattern; Mymaths and they need to complete a section from the homework pyramid. This homework is due by next Friday (14th July). Children are more than welcome to bring their homework in early if they have completed it.

 

This week Alex Jones (5E) received the golden leaf award for ‘using the gifts God gave him for always being a happy, caring member of the class and keeping me entertained with his sense of humour’ and Anna Le Ngoc (5E) has her writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Sinisha Ruvidic (5F) received the golden leaf award for ‘using the gifts God gave him to settle well into his new class’ Kaitlyn Wingate (5F) has her work on the showstoppers wall too.

Please find attached photographs of Year 5 spending time with the police on a speed ops day.

 

Have a great weekend,

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Week 4 – Friday 30th June 2017

This week the children have been developing their understanding of converting between units of measure and they have completed their LAST half termly PAM test. In English, they have been encouraged to decide upon the purpose, audience and layout for their final piece of writing (Ancient Egypt theme).

 

For homework the children have 6 spellings from a test that was completed this week; Mymaths, they need to complete a section from the homework pyramid and research their chosen topic area for Literacy. This homework is due by next Friday (7th July). Children are more than welcome to bring their homework in early if they have completed it.

 

This week Joana Lopez De Sousa (5E) received the golden leaf award for ‘using the gifts God gave her for always being a lovely member of the class’ and Lauren Forssman (5E) has her writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Sophie Barker (5F) received the golden leaf award for ‘using the gifts God gave her to support her friends and cheer them up.’ Jeffrey Mamman Mathew (5F) has his work on the showstoppers wall too.

 

Thank you to all parents, carers and friends who came to support the children at Sports Day. We were very lucky with the weather, the rain arriving much later than expected and all the children seemed to have had an enjoyable morning of activities.

 

We’ve attached some photos of the Science activities that the children have participated in at Oaklands over the past couple of weeks.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

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Week 3 – 23rd June 2017

This week the children have been developing their understanding of multiplying proper fractions by whole numbers and mixed numbers by whole numbers. In English, they have been writing, editing, improving and publishing their persuasive letters (Ancient Egypt theme).

 

For homework the children have 6 spellings with the ‘au’ sound; Mymaths and they need to complete a section from the homework pyramid. This homework is due by next Friday (30th June). Children are more than welcome to bring their homework in early if they have completed it.

 

This week Elizabeth Moore (5E) received the golden leaf award for ‘using the gifts God gave her for always being a happy, smiley member of the class and having a good sense of humour’ and Onjoro Sumba (5E) has his writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Wendy Wheatley (5F) received the golden leaf award for ‘using the gifts God gave her to be spiritual in her work.’ Hannah Oliver (5F) has her work on the showstoppers wall too.

 

Just a reminder, 5F will be going on their trip to Staunton Country Park on Monday. Please can children remember to bring: lunch box, drink bottle, sensible shoes, sensible walking trousers, coat, hat and sun cream.

We look forward to see you at the Sports Day on Tuesday 27th June.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

The Year 5 team

Week 2 – 16th June 2017

This week the children have been developing their understanding of adding and subtracting fractions (with same and different denominators), as well as converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions. Some children have been problem solving and explaining their reasoning in order to deepen their understanding of these topics. In English, they have been reinforcing their understanding of persuasive language and they have begun to write their persuasive letter based on The Scarab’s Secret.

 

For homework the children have 6 spellings using ending in ‘-ssion’ (‘soft sh sound’); Mymaths and they need to complete the next section from the homework pyramid. This homework is due by next Friday (23rd June). Children are more than welcome to bring their homework in early if they have completed it.

 

This week Samuel Ford (5E) received the golden leaf award for ‘using the gifts God gave him for working hard and trying his best to improve his writing’ and Joana Lopez De Souza (5E) has her writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Samuel Clarke (5F) received the golden leaf award for ‘using the gifts God gave him to always be a cheerful member and extremely hard working individual. He always has a positive attitude towards all aspects of his learning’. Wendy Wheatley (5F) has her work on the showstoppers wall too.

 

Just a reminder, 5E will be going on their trip to Staunton Country Park on Monday. We have explained to both classes that they will need to wear: sensible trousers (no shorts due to the possibility of ticks), appropriate walking shoes, their school t-shirt, hat and rain coat (just in case of poor weather). Please bring sun cream.

5F will be going the following Monday (26th).

 

Have a fantastic weekend,

The Year 5 team

Week 6 – 9th June 2017

This week the children have been developing their understanding of ordering and rounding decimals to 3 decimal places. The have also been converting fractions, decimals and percentages, solving word problems using all three. In English, they have been finding the features of a persuasive text and working on improving the range of clauses they can create.

 

For homework the children have 6 spellings using ending in ‘ary’, ‘ory’ and ‘ery’; Mymaths and they need to complete a section from the homework pyramid. This homework is due by next Friday (16th June). Children are more than welcome to bring their homework in early if they have completed it.

 

This week Lee Huxley (5E) received the golden leaf award for ‘using the gifts God gave him for always trying his best in everything he does and being a helpful member of the class’ and Eva Townsin (5E) has her writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Cerys Colley (5F) received the golden leaf award for ‘using the gifts God gave her to always be a cheerful member of the class. Skye Nichols (5F) has her work on the showstoppers wall too.

 

Just a reminder, the children need to remember to return their forms for the Staunton trip by next Friday.

 

Have a fantastic weekend,

The Year 5 team

Week 5 – 26th May 2017

This week the children have been developing their understanding of multiplying and dividing decimals with whole numbers and applying this skill by solving word problems. In English, they have been writing and then editing/improving their newspaper report about the wreck of the Zanzibar.

 

We haven’t set any spellings for homework over half term but the children should go over all spellings given so far. For homework the children have Mymaths and they need to complete the final section from the homework pyramid. Also, the children should complete the R.E section for this half term, which is in their home learning diary. This homework is due by Friday (9th June). Children are more than welcome to bring their homework in early if they have completed it.

 

This week Tyler Maplesden (5E) received the golden leaf award for ‘using the gifts God gave him for working hard to improve his handwriting and writing style’ and Samuel Ford (5E) has his writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Victoria Parker (5F) received the golden leaf award for ‘using the gifts God gave her to be a helpful and committed member of the class’. Isaac Ash (5F) has his work on the showstoppers wall too.

 

Today, 5F went over to Oaklands for a Science afternoon and took part in two experiments. 5E have this to look forward to on their return to school. Pictures from this event will be put on to the blog once 5E have attended too.

 

Just a reminder: P.E kits and water bottles will need to be returned on the first day back. Also, Monday 5th June we will be holding a meeting for parents to discuss the content of the upcoming SRE lessons.

 

Lastly, we remember the people who were affected by the tragic event in Manchester. Year 5 children have prayed for the victims and their families during our worship times and some have written prayers for our class prayer books.

 

Have a lovely half term break,