This week the children have been consolidating their understanding of addition and subtraction using formal methods. They have also been solving word problems involving addition and subtraction facts before solving problems involving all four operations. Any extra practice would be helpful. In English, they have been creating poetic imagery with a space theme then writing their own space poem.
Please continue to work on the spelling lists, using the strategies given. Also help children to consolidate the words that contain the grapheme that sounds like ‘sh’.
This week Alicia Lea (5E) received the golden leaf award for working hard to improve her understanding of word problems and increasing her work rate. Ethan Baker (5E) has his writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Fraya-Mai Humphrey (5T) received the golden leaf award for her improved effort and perseverance. Kyle Gardner and Kristopher Baker (5T) have their writing on the showstopper wall too.
5T really enjoyed their first swimming lesson. Please remember to send children with a hat and goggles if possible.
Have a relaxing weekend,
The Year 5 team
This week the children have been using a protractor to measure and draw angles. They have learnt about angles within a triangle and on a straight line as well as recapping their knowledge of different kinds of angle. Any extra practice would be helpful. In English, they have been publishing their persuasive pieces.
Please continue to work on the spelling lists, using the strategies given. Also help children practise spellings that they use frequently and make mistakes with, for example their, there and they’re.
This week Elea Da Vos (5E) received the golden leaf award for working hard to improve her understanding and striving to always do her best. Sofia Machedon (5E) has her writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Isla Gray (5T) received the golden leaf award for consistent effort and a great attitude to learning. Alicia Richards (5T) has her writing on the showstopper wall too.
The children enjoyed their visit to the Winchester Science Museum this week. There were lots of hands-on activities for them to do and the planetarium was informative as well as entertaining.
Just a reminder that 5T will be having their swimming lessons every Thursday, starting after the half term holiday.
Enjoy your half term with your children,
The Year 5 team
This week the children have been dividing 2- and 3-digit numbers by 1-digit. They have been drawing this out visually and using the short division method. They have also applied their multiplication and division knowledge to solving problems in context. Please practise related skills from the maths homework book that we sent home earlier this week. In English, they have been writing to persuade people to go on holiday to Pandora. They have also been editing their work using a set of success criteria.
Please continue to work on the spelling lists, using the strategies given. Also practise words beginning with ‘ex’ ready for the spelling test next week.
This week John Mawanda (5E) received the golden leaf award for persevering in maths and using different methods. Samuel Mpario (5E) has his writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Kyle Gardner (5T) received the golden leaf award for always trying his best and having a really positive attitude. Yohan Jossey (5T) has his writing on the showstopper wall too.
The children have enjoyed another STEM day today – making the tallest launch tower they could, for a space rocket, out of raw spaghetti and marshmallows. Hopefully many will now realise that triangles are good at stabilizing structures. Some children then went on to build the rocket that would accompany the launch tower.
Just a reminder that 5E have their last swimming session next Thursday (see Mr Cunningham’s blog regarding his visit to the pool) and 5T will begin their sessions the first Thursday after half term. We also have our visit to the Science Museum on Tuesday.
Have a super weekend,
The Year 5 team