Friday 6th July, 2018

This week the children have worked on understanding different types of triangles and different types of angles. They have been finding missing angles and measuring and drawing angles. In English, they have written a diary as an Egyptologist and will be editing and publishing this next week.

 

This week, Samuel Mpario (5E) received the golden leaf award for always working hard, showing perseverance when editing and being a lovely member of the class. George Gill (5E) has his writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Andrew Jones (5T) received the golden leaf award for great effort in maths group work. Millen Long (5T) has his writing on the showstopper wall too.

 

The children had a morning of transition today. They will have another transition afternoon on Monday. They are bringing home a slip of paper stating who their new teacher will be.

Have a great weekend,

The Year 5 team.

Friday 29th June, 2018

This week the children have worked on solving problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages. In English, they have started to think like Egyptologists in preparation for some diary writing.

We have completed our tests and will use some of the next three weeks to revisit and consolidate some areas of learning.

This has been a very busy week with two lessons of fencing, test papers and the St Peter and Saint Paul Feast Day Mass. Next Monday will be our final fencing lesson. Both coaches have been very impressed by their enthusiasm and skills.

Some children, who attend Sacred Heart Church and are members of the Prayer Garden Group, have taken a letter inviting them to volunteer to speak after Mass to the congregation in the hope of raising more funds. If you think your child would enjoy this opportunity and you would be prepared to take them to church on the 14th or 15th July, please ask your child to request a letter. It is not limited to the Prayer Garden Group.

This week Eve Banham (5E) received the golden leaf award for always working hard and being a kind member of the class. Sienna Brown (5E) has her writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Franklin Horton (5T) received the golden leaf award for great effort and concentration. Nicolas Renji (5T) has his writing on the showstopper wall too. Mathemagicians of the Month were Elea De Vos (5E) and Dominic Lethbridge (5T).

Have a wonderful warm weekend,

The Year 5 team.

Friday 22nd June, 2018

This week in Maths, the children have been learning to divide fractions by whole numbers. They have also completed some mathematics tests which will continue next week, along with reading and SPaG tests.

Reading comprehension homework is due on Monday next week, when another one will be sent home. Children have also taken home the words for the Year 5 St Peter’s Fest song. The link to the version we are singing is http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Feeling+Hot+Hot+Hot+Arrow+Song+Lyrics&adlt=strict&view=detail&mid=D2F56D4E49B8ABF0626FD2F56D4E49B8ABF0626F&&FORM=VRDGAR

This week has been particularly busy for Year 5. On Tuesday we went to church and led the worship about the gifts of the Holy Spirit – many thanks to all of the parents who accompanied us on our walk. On Wednesday we all enjoyed an active sports day and we’ve had two lessons of fencing this week. This morning we received a visit from Father Jeremy to discuss the Sacraments and Holy Orders in particular.

This week Sienna Brown (5E) received the golden leaf award for improving her mathematics knowledge and being a good friend. Hannah Maple (5E) has her writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Troy Tyler (5T) received the golden leaf award for improved effort and achievement. Kristopher Baker (5T) has his writing on the showstopper wall.

 

Have a relaxing weekend,

The Year 5 team

Friday 15th June, 2018

This week in Maths, the children have been learning to multiply fractions by whole numbers. In English, they have enjoyed working on the Scarab’s Secret and studied texts about Ancient Egypt.

Please continue to work on the spelling lists, using the strategies given. We are now nearly at the end of Year 5 so children should be secure with the Year 3/4 list and well on their way with the Year 5/6 list. Children should make sure they know the rules for making nouns plural, especially words ending in ‘y’.

Reading comprehension homework is due on Monday next week, when another one will be sent home. We are asking children to stay in at break and/or lunch to complete any homework that has not been brought to school, so please remind them to check that it is in their bag on Monday morning.

Reminders

  • There is only one more week to complete any book reviews.
  • A letter went home this week about the Year 5 and 6 Mass next Tuesday (19th June). Please could you return your slips by Monday, if you are able to help walk the children to and from church. We need extra adults or we will be unable to attend Mass.

This week Kafui Djokey (5E) received the golden leaf award for showing kindness and caring about other members of the class. Emma Wildman (5E) has her writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Cecilia Crocker (5T) received the golden leaf award for all round effort and achievement and being helpful to other children. Isla Gray (5T) has her writing on the showstopper wall.

Have a super weekend,

The Year 5 team

Friday 8th June, 2018

This week in Maths, the children have been practicing their skills in Geometry translating and reflecting shapes. In English, they have been collecting vocabulary about Ancient Egypt, described different scenes and written what they would see and how they would feel if they were archaeologists entering an undiscovered tomb.

Please continue to work on the spelling lists, using the strategies given. Children should have a list of personal spellings in their home learning diary from the Year 5/6 list or the ones given to them. Some children know that they need to practice spelling plural words including irregular ones.

Reading comprehension homework is due on Monday next week, when another one will be sent home. We are asking children to stay in at break and/or lunch to complete any homework that has not been brought to school, so please remind them to check that it is in their bag on Monday morning.

The children enjoyed some STEM work today, looking at how we could try to clean dirty water for drinking. They had to decide what material(s) would work best at filtering the dirty water before experimenting with their ideas.

This week Chloe Lymer (5E) received the golden leaf award for her perseverance and becoming more independent with Maths tasks. Liam Tomkins (5E) has his writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Harrison Meadows (5T) received the golden leaf award for improved behaviour. Riley Morgan (5T) has his writing on the showstopper wall.

Have an enjoyable weekend,

The Year 5 team

Friday 18th May, 2018

This week in Maths, the children have consolidated different methods of multiplication and division through problem solving. In English, they have finished their unit on superheroes.

Please continue to work on the spelling lists, using the strategies given. Children should have a list of personal spellings in their home learning diary. In preparation for next week children need to look at ie and ei words and forming the past tense.

Reading comprehension homework is due on Monday next week, when another one will be sent home. We are asking children to stay in at break and/or lunch to complete any homework that has not been brought to school, so please remind them to check that it is in their bag on Monday morning. The book review challenge has already produced a lot of responses from Year 5. It was a pleasure to see so many children receiving their first award during Celebration Assembly.

This week Patrick Healy (5E) received the golden leaf award for his commitment to learning. Molly Gray (5E) has her writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Hollie Nightingale (5T) received the golden leaf award for much improved presentation in Maths. Millie Worrall (5T) has her writing on the showstopper wall.

Have a lovely weekend,

The Year 5 team

11th May, 2018

This week in Maths, the children have started to consolidate different methods of multiplication and division, including some problem solving. In English, they have finished their plan for a speech to persuade Marvel that their chosen superhero is the greatest ever created and are now writing a draft.

Please continue to work on the spelling lists, using the strategies given. Children should have a list of personal spellings in their home learning diary. Next week we will be looking again at homophones so some revision would be useful preparation.

Reading comprehension homework is due on Monday next week, when another one will be sent home. We are asking children to stay in at break and/or lunch to complete any homework that has not been brought to school, so please remind them to check that it is in their bag on Monday morning. The book review challenge has already produced a lot of responses from Year 5. Please encourage your children to take part and make sure that they read daily. Children should have brought home their Friday Testbase arithmetic tests today. These should provide a good basis for homework.

This week Sofia Machedon (5E) received the golden leaf award for persevering in Maths. Jack Jordan (5E) has his writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Nicolas Renji (5T) received the golden leaf award for his amazing work ethic. Cecelia Crocker (5T) has her writing on the showstopper wall.

Have a relaxing weekend,

The Year 5 team

4th may, 2018

This week in Maths the children have solved problems involving measures and started working on division. In English, they have finished their letter to Mrs May and are now planning a speech to persuade Marvel that their chosen superhero is the greatest ever created.

Please continue to work on the spelling lists, using the strategies given. In lessons this week children have broken down words into prefixes, root words and suffixes and started to proofread for mistakes with common exception words. They must carry on learning words from their personal spelling lists.

Reading comprehension homework is due on Tuesday next week, when another one will be sent home. Please don’t forget that children should be reading daily as well as practising spellings and Maths. The book review challenge was introduced yesterday and should encourage some quality reading. Children should always take home their weekly times tables and Testbase arithmetic tests. These should provide a good basis for homework.

This week Hannah Maple (5E) received the golden leaf award for persevering in Maths. Patrick Healy (5E) has his writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Lilli Zaczek (5T) received the golden leaf award for setting a good example in all areas of school life. Emma Mpario (5T) has her writing on the showstopper wall.

Enjoy your long weekend,

The Year 5 team

27th April, 2018

This week in maths the children have been converting metric measures, for example ml to l, kg to g, using their understanding of place value. They have solved multi-step problems involving measures. In English, they have finished their superhero posters and are now considering whether superheroes are good role models.

Please continue to work on the spelling lists, using the strategies given. This week they have done more Year 3/ 4 revision and looked at commonly misspelled words. Children must carry on learning words from their personal spelling lists.

Reading comprehension homework is due on Monday, when another one will be sent home. All children should now have some creative homework ideas for our topic on Coasts. One piece should be submitted this half term, and personal research into coastal formation should be encouraged. Please don’t forget that children should be reading daily as well as practising spellings and maths.

This week Joseph Tyler (5E) received the golden leaf award for working hard in all areas of the curriculum. Charlie Cripps (5E) has his writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Millie Worrall (5T) received the golden leaf award for working hard and never giving up when faced by a challenge. Molly Perkins (5T) has her writing on the showstopper wall. Mathemagicians of the month were Gracie Tinsley-Jones, 5E, and Kyle Gardner, 5T.

Yesterday, several Year 5 children from the Prayer Garden group presented their ideas to governors and members of the Friends of St Peters. They successfully convinced both parties to contribute to our project – well done! Please look out for our fund-raising ideas in the not-too-distant future, and think of us if you have any surplus compost/bedding plants/perennials from your spring gardening. We would be grateful for any donations.

Have a great weekend,

The Year 5 team

20th April, 2018

This week the children have been using their understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages to solve problems. In English, they have started a new topic about superheroes in response to an advert from Marvel. We are learning about persuasive language and description.

Please continue to work on the spelling lists, using the strategies given. This week they are doing some specific Year 3/ 4 revision and have a list of the words given. Also, remind children to learn words from their personal spelling lists. Reading comprehension homework is due on Monday, when another one will be sent home.

This week Nathan Jose (5E) received the golden leaf award for being a really good role model and consistently working hard in all areas of the curriculum. Lillie Churcher (5E) has her writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Emma Mpario (5T) received the golden leaf award for being polite, helpful and responsible. Tia Abbinnett (5T) has her writing on the showstopper wall.

If the weather continues to be as glorious as it has been this week, please ensure your child has a hat and sunscreen. It is even more important than usual for them to have a named water bottle in school.

Have a lovely weekend,

The Year 5 team