In Year Five this week we have been focussing on our tricky words. These include words that have different sounds to how they are spelt or have double letters. We have also focussed on synonyms for the tricky words using dictionaries to find their definition. For homework this week children will be able to consolidate the spelling of these words. If children are confident in spelling them they could extend themselves by using a dictionary to find other words that are tricky in the same way.
Times Tables: We have a times tables test every Friday. If there is a times table the children need to practice, we will send them home with a sheet to support them and practice for the next test.
Abacus: There will also be plenty of online maths homework set to keep them busy over half term.
New Topic: We are looking forward to starting our new topic of ‘World at War’ next half term with year 5. If they want to get a head start on the topic they could complete some prior research on WW1 and WW2 over half term.
We hope you have a lovely half term!
The Year Five Team
What a fantastic week year 5 have had! I’m sure they all came home exhausted after the fun filled and activity packed few days they had at Runways End. We had a brilliant week gaining skill, confidence and some of us tackled some of our fears (the teachers definitely tackled a few fears!) in the different activities. We took part in abseiling, rock climbing, canoeing, archery, and the list goes on. We hope they have gained memories that will last for a lifetime.
Thank you to all of the parent helpers involved, including Mrs Parnum, Mr Barclay, Mr Phillips and Miss Dove.
The Year 5 Team