Friday 18th January, 2019

This week we have been continuing to apply our skills of persuasive writing as we prepare to write our tourist leaflets encouraging people to visit Pandora.

In maths, we have been finding fractions of amounts and applying this to solving word problems. Next week we will be converting measures, focusing particularly on measures with a conversion rate of 1000.

5CW have had their first swimming session which went really well. Their behaviour was a credit to the school and they enjoyed it a lot.

In golden key assembly Hayden Shaw (5E) received the key for being a happy, helpful member of the class, who always tries his hardest. Tilly Groves received the showstopper writer and Sihanua Sumba got mathemagian of the month. In 5CW, Faith Williams received the key for being a good friend to others. Showstopper writer was Amelia Ingram.

Have a super weekend,

Year 5 team

A few more…

Winchester Science Museum trip

Friday 11th January 2019

This week we began work on our Space topic. As part of this topic we visited Winchester Science Museum where children experienced a space workshop and planetarium show. They all had a fantastic time learning lots of new facts about space and even had time to explore the range of science activities on offer at the museum.

In maths this week children have continued their work on fractions with a focus on adding and subtracting and exploring improper fractions and mixed numbers. Next week we will be finding fractions of different amounts. Please check out the pre-teach video on the maths blog over the weekend as it will help prepare children for Monday’s lesson.

In English we have started our new topic on persuasive writing. Children will be writing persuasive leaflets convincing Tim Peake to visit Pandora.

All children should be well underway with their spring reading passport. Those who complete the challenge will be entered into a draw where two pupils from each class will be chosen to enjoy an afternoon at Rock Up in Whitley.

Poetry booklets have also gone home this week. Please help your child chose a poem to learn off by heart.

 

Have a great weekend

Year 5 team.

Friday 21st December, 2018

In maths we have continued to focus on fractions. We have been ordering, comparing and finding equivalents.

In English we completed our stories based on The Small Miracle.

This week the spring term reading passports went home with the children. We suggest that the children start with the book ‘Wonder’ as it may take some time to complete.

This week, Anne-Sophie Shaul (5E) received the golden key award for being a being a hard worker, a friendly member of the class and always having a sunny disposition. Harry Woolston (5E) has his writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Sophie Lictaoa (5CW) received the golden key award for fantastic learning and Joshua Renji has his writing on the showstopper writing wall.

 

Have a joyous and peaceful Christmas.

The Year 5 team

Friday 14th December, 2018

Our lessons in maths this week have focused on fractions. Children have looked at unit and non-unit fractions: drawing fractions as visual representations, putting them on a number line correctly, ordering, comparing and finding equivalents.

In English we have continued to explore different sentence structures to help develop our story writing skills. The children have planned their narrative and we have written the opening paragraph.

Thank you to all the children who dressed up in their Christmas jumpers today. They looked very festive and have raised money for charity.

Well done to the Year 5’s who performed their version of A Christmas Carol as part of Drama Club. A fantastic performance thoroughly enjoyed by all.

This week, Charlie Henderson (5E) received the golden key award for being a committed learner and a great classmate. Carl Huxley (5E) has his writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Harry Lawson-Barnes (5CW) received the golden key award for improved attitude to learning and Aki Hurst has her writing on the showstopper writing wall.

 

Have a super weekend.

The Year 5 team

Friday 7th December, 2018

On Tuesday of this week Year 5 travelled to Sacred Heart for a whole school Advent service. Many thanks to all the parents who helped walk the children to and from school. Well done to all of the children who took part in our service.

Our lessons in maths this week have continued to focus on decimal numbers. Children have applied their understanding of place value to help them solve a range of routine and non-routine problems.

In English we have been exploring different sentence structures to help develop our story writing skills. Next week children will begin applying these new skills through more extended pieces of writing.

Today in class we all became scientists as part of our first STEM day of the year. We spent the day looking at the filtration of water before children worked in groups to design and make their own water filtration system using a range of materials. They then proceeded to filter some really muddy water with some very successful results. We will add some photos to the blog early next week.

This week, Joseph Hatter (5E) received the golden key award for improving his work rate and effort in lessons. Joe Bennett (5E) has his writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Esther Burrows (5CW) received the golden key award for being a fantastic team player and collaborating well with others.

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

The Year 5 team

Friday 23rd November, 2018

Another busy week in Year 5. On Monday 5CW led whole school worship, demonstrating the effects of bullying through drama. Their powerful performance marked the second week of our focus on anti-bullying. Well done to all for taking to the stage to share their message to the rest of the school.

On Tuesday the children had a trip to church for the Year 5 and 6 Mass. Well done to the children of 5E, who read beautifully. Thank you to all the parents who helped walk the children to and from the church.

We visited Fort Nelson on Thursday where we became spies for the day. Although cold, the children had a marvellous time finding the clues and filming/ taking photographs with I-Pods. Later they had to decide the best way to enter the fort undetected, blow up the ammunition and then escape.

Children have completed their persuasive speeches in English, which we will be sending off to Marvel Headquarters next week. Next week in maths we are moving on to look at decimal numbers.

Well done to all children who completed their reading Passports on time. Congratulations Sihanua, Joshua S, Aki and Henry, who were picked at random during assembly this morning. They will be going to see Shrek: The Musical on the 6th December.

 

Have a super weekend,

The Year 5 team

Friday 16th November, 2018

This week in English we have been writing our persuasive speeches, persuading Marvel to choose our superhero as the greatest ever. In maths, we have been looking at dividing 3 and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit and solving word problems involving division.

Spelling homework went out this week with emphasis on words that use hyphens with prefixes. There will be a test next Friday (23rd), when the homework books should be handed in.

You are welcome to join us for our Years 5 and 6 Mass next Tuesday. If anyone can help with walking the children there and back it would be appreciated.

Another reminder: forms for Fort Nelson need to be returned by Monday ready for Thursday’s visit.

**Please remember Reading Passports must be completed by Wednesday 21st November as the draw for Shrek: The Musical will take place on the 23rd.

This week Marissa Moreton-Pedrosa (5E) received the golden key award for her hard work and ethos to learning. Max Perdu (5E) has his writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Tyris Asante (5PC) received the golden key award for always having the right attitude towards learning. Eva Ng (5PC) has her writing on the showstopper wall.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

The Year 5 team

Friday 9th November, 2018

This week in English we have been applying our understanding of persuasive language by writing a persuasive script for the new Aquaman film. In maths, we have been looking at multiplying 2, 3 and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit, 2-digit numbers by 2-digits and solving word problems involving multiplication. Next week we will be teaching the short method for solving division calculations (3 and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit). Check out the vlog with Mr Crozier demonstrating the short method, on the new maths blog.

Spelling homework will go out on Monday.

 

**Please remember Reading Passports must be completed by Wednesday 21st November as the draw for Shrek: The Musical will take place on the 23rd.

This week Siyon Joseph (5E) received the golden key award for his commitment to improving his own learning and working practices. Phoebe De Bohan (5E) has her writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Christopher Smith (5PC) received the golden key award for always having the right attitude towards learning. AJ Noble-Franca (5PC) has his writing on the showstopper wall.

 

Have a joyful weekend,

The Year 5 team