Monthly Archives: September, 2019

Some Evacuation Day photos from 5E

We’re a long way from Tipperary…

We had a really successful evacuation day on Monday. Please take time to look at a selection of photos from the day.

Children will now use their experience to write a diary as an evacuee, in their English lessons.

Just a reminder:

Year 5SC are going to the Sustainability Centre next Wednesday. Please remember a small packet of biscuits (no nuts please) to share with the class.

Hope you have a lovely, long weekend,

The Year 5 Team

Evacuation countdown…

This week in maths we completed our work on rounding numbers and have moved on to look at addition and subtraction. Please check out the addition video in the maths blog, to see the strategies used when adding 4-digit numbers together. Please ensure that your child is using the correct vocabulary when talking through the calculation.

In English we have been working on fronted adverbials in context. children will be applying these to their diaries next week.

Please remember Monday (23rd) is our evacuation day. Children need to be dressed as evacuees and bring their gas mask boxes, that they made at home. Please remember to collect your child from the unity building that day, just as evacuees were chosen by their foster families.

Have a terrific weekend,

The Year 5 Team

We’ve got that Friday feeling….

This week in maths, we have been consolidating our understanding of numbers up to 1 000 000 and rounding. Please practise reading numbers to 1 000 000 with you child, at home, so that they become more confident with the larger numbers.

In English, we have been exploring our novel, Carrie’s War, and empathising with the life of an evacuee.

Homework has been sent out today. The children should have their Reading Passport, spelling work and word level work. Please could you use the word level work words in conversations with your child over the coming week? Sumdog homework has also been set – children all have their logins written in their diaries.

The children need to also read the first 10 pages of their homework diaries and the final 8 pages, including the back page.

Congratulations to the new Year 5 School Councillors – Louis Read (5SC) and James Watson (5E) – who will do a marvellous job over the coming year.

We hope to see you all at our welcome and residential meetings at 5.30 p.m. on Monday.

Have a terrific weekend and enjoy the late summer sunshine,

the Year 5 team

And we’re off…..

Welcome to the Year 5 blog. The children have made a fantastic start to the new school year and we are looking forward to a great year ahead.

Our welcome meeting for parents will be on the Monday 16th September, starting at 5.30 p.m. followed by a meeting about the residential. Medical forms will be sent out next week in preparation for the meeting.

Diaries containing Sumdog logins have been sent home along with new home learning books. The children have a copy of the creative homework for this term. One piece needs to be completed per half term.

Each week (starting next Friday) the children will receive some homework. This will often be spellings, word level work and Sumdog maths. When we introduce a new topic we will sometimes provide a pre-teaching video on the school maths blog. This can be found on the same page as the Year 5 blog. Please ensure your child has watched the place value video this weekend.

A letter will be sent out next week about our WWII evacuation day (23rd September), where children can come to school dressed as an evacuee. We will also send out some dimensions for them to make their own gas mask box.

Have a lovely weekend,

The Year 5 team