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Welcome to Year 5!

 

Class Teachers: 

Maple : Mrs Taylor and Miss Hashi

Cedar: Miss Beecroft 

 

Support Staff: 

Maple: Miss McDonagh (HI TA)

Cedar: Ms Imbulana

 

Emails: mapleclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com     cedarclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

PE Days are Monday and Friday. Please come to school dressed in the correct PE kit. 

 

 

This Week's Learning w/e 27.01.2023 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we began by completing some quizzes to show the progress we have made so for in Year 5. Then, we learned how to subtract fractions with different denominators. We began by looking at unit fractions and then moving to fractions where the numerator is more than 1.  

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week by recognising gravity as a force through various experiments, looking at how mass and weight determine how fast an object falls. We then investigated the effects of friction on objects using Newton Meters. After this, we conducted an experiment to investigate the effects of water resistance, using a variety of different 3d shapes. After that, we planned our investigation into air resistance. The children enjoyed creating their parachutes to protect their eggs during a hard fall.

 

French

Bonjour!  This week we have been creating PowerPoint presentations about the planets in French.    Next week, we will be finishing our presentations and sharing them with the class.  Have a listen to this song to help with learning your numbers in French:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hK4Leo2rTI

 

 

Next Week’s Learning w/b 30.01.2023 :

 

Maths: 

Next week in maths we will be consolidating our knowledge of adding and subtracting fractions, looking at converting answers which are more than one to a mixed fraction. We will then be learning to multiplying unit and non-unit fractions by whole numbers. After this, we will be learning to multiply mixed number fractions by whole numbers. Lastly, we will be using our multiplying fractions knowledge to solve word problems that involving scaling by fractions.

 

Topic:

We will begin next week by identifying the features of an informal letter and understanding what needs to be included in these. Next, we will plan our informal letters, writing back home as an astronaut on the International Space Station. We will then use our plans to write our letters. After this, we will spend some time editing and improving our letters to ensure we have included the different features. 

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Mikey and Francesca

 

Cedar Class:

Keena and Llayne

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

 

Homework:

 

The children have been set reading homework on Teams which can be completed on their Winbooks.  Please hand in the homework by Thursday 2nd February.  

 

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section but you have also got a paper version to practise on.

 

This Week's Learning w/e 20.01.2023 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we began the week by comparing and ordering fractions with different denominators. Then, looked at converting improper fractions to mixed numbers. After that, we learned the opposite, to convert mixed number fractions to improper fractions. We then spent the end of the week learning to add fractions with different denominators.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week using a timeline to understand the key events in space history. We then be identified the features of a newspaper report, including using direct and reported speech. After, we planned our newspaper reports about a spaceship crash landing in the school playground. Finally, we used our plans to write our newspaper reports.

 

French

Bonjour!  This week we have been describing planets using colour and size adjectives.    Next week, we will begin to create a PowerPoint presentation about the planets in French.  Use this video to revise counting from 1-20 in French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2-REbL2OU0  

 

 

Next Week’s Learning w/b 23.01.2023 :

 

Maths: 

Next week in maths we will be completing some quizzes to show how the children have progressed so far in Year 5. They will be completing arithmetic and reasoning quizzes to show their understanding in a variety of contexts. After this, we will be looking at subtracting fractions with different denominators. We will first look at this using unit fractions and then with a variety of numerators.  

 

Topic:

We will begin the week by recognising gravity as a force through various experiments. We will then be investigating the effects of friction on objects. After this, we will be completing an experiment to investigate the effects of water resistance. After that, we will be planning a fair test to investigate the effects of air resistance. Lastly, we will be identifying the feature of an informal letter.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Zach and Harvey

 

Cedar Class:

Natalie and Yusuf

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

 

Homework:

 

The children have been set maths homework on Teams which can be completed on their Winbooks.  Please hand in the homework by Thursday 26th January.  

 

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section but you have also got a paper version to practise on.

 

This Week's Learning wb 13.01.2023 : 

  

Maths:   

This week in maths we began the week by comparing and ordering unit fractions and fractions with the same numerator. We then learned to add and subtract fractions with the same denominators. After, we used manipulatives to understand what an equivalent fraction is and how to calculate these. We then looked at equivalent fractions with pictorial and abstract representations.  

 

Topic:  

This week in Topic we started the week by identifying the features of poetry and collecting effective language to use in a space poem. We then planned our poems using a range of figurative language.  After, we used our plan to help us write our poems and perform these to the class. Then, we looked at describing how the movement of the Earth and the moon creates day and night. To end the week, we described how the movement of the Earth creates the seasons.  

 

French 

Bonjour!  This week we have been practising our planets and have written them in our books to refer to.  Next week we will be describing the planets.   

You could practice numbers at home by playing some of these games: https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames/four-in-a-row?topic=Numbers%20-%201%20to%2010&level=primary  

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb16.01.2023 : 

  

Maths:  

Next week in maths we will begin the week by comparing and ordering fractions with different denominators. Then, we will be converting improper fractions to mixed numbers. After that, we will learn the opposite and convert mixed number fractions to improper fractions. We will then spend the rest of the week adding fractions with different denominators.  

 

Topic: 

We will begin the week by using a timeline to understand the key events in space history. We will then be identifying the features of a newspaper report. After, we will be planning our newspaper reports about a historical space event. Finally, we will use our plans to write a newspaper report.  

 

 

Stars of the Week: 

 

Maple Class: 

Mikey and Chase 

 

Cedar Class: 

Ayomikun and Edward 

 

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school.  

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again. 

 

 

Homework: 

 

The children have been set reading homework on Teams which can be completed on their Winbooks.  Please hand in the homework by Thursday 19th January.   

 

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section but you have also got a paper version to practise on.  

 

This Week's Learning wb 12.12.2022 :

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week by evaluating which materials were best suited for different purposes. We then designed and generate ideas for our material structure. After, we made our structures using a range of materials. To end the week, we evaluated our factories and discussed what we had learnt during our ‘Material Madness’ topic.

 

French

Bonjour!  This week we have been practising numbers and revising what we have learnt this year.    Over the Christmas holidays, please continue to practice counting in French using Busy Things or YouTube videos and songs.  Bonnes vacances et Joyeux Noel !

 

 

First Week Back 02.01.2023 :

 

Maths: 

We will be start the week by looking at fractions of a shape and recapping the meaning of numerator and denominator. After, will then look at unit fractions of quantity.  We will finish the week by understanding non-unit fractions of quantity.

 

Topic:

We will begin the week by discussing what we already know about our new topic ‘Lost In Space’. We will then describe and give evidence for the shape of the Earth, Moon and Sun.  After, we will name the planets and describe their movement in relation to the Sun.  Finally, we will describe the movement of the Moon in relation to the Earth.  

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

All of Maple class for their fantastic work in Topic this week.

 

Cedar Class:

All of Cedar class for their fantastic work in Topic this week.

 

 

Thank you for all your support this half term. We hope you have a lovely Christmas break.

 

The Year 5 Team 😊

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

 

Homework:

 

The children have not been set any homework or spellings over the Christmas holidays. Our Topic next term is ‘Lost In Space’ if they want to do any research on this then they are more than welcome to.

 

This Week's Learning wb 05.12.2022 : 

  

Maths:   

This week in maths we began the week by using manipulatives to identify what a square number is. We then identified square numbers using pictorial and abstract representations. After, we used manipulatives to understand what makes a cubed number. We then looked at cubed numbers with pictorial and abstract representations. Finally, we completed a multiplication and division assessment.   

 

Topic:  

This week in Topic we started the week by identifying the features of an information leaflet. We then planned our information leaflet on materials.  After, we used our plan to help us write our information leaflets. To end the week, we edited and improved our information leaflets.   

 

French:

Bonjour!  This week we have been writing descriptions of our art in French.  We can now say what shapes we have used, use colours and other adjectives to describe the shapes and we can say where the shapes are on the page.  Keep an eye out on Twitter for pictures of the final results. For the rest of the term now we will be revising what we have learnt so far in year 4 and 5 and doing some Christmas activities.  Please keep practising the numbers from 1-31 over the next few weeks. 

 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 12.12.2022 : 

  

Maths:  

We will be recapping a variety of multiplication and division skills that we have learnt this half term. We will finish the week by completing Christmas themed maths activities.    

 

Topic: 

We will begin the week by evaluating which materials are best suited for different purposes. We will then generate ideas for our own material structure and think about the range of materials we will use. After, we will make and evaluate our material structure. Finally, we will explain what we have learnt during our ‘Material Madness’ topic this half term. 

 

 

Stars of the Week: 

 

Maple Class: 

Joanna and David 

 

Cedar Class: 

Ruby and Alex

 

 

 

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school.  

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again. 

 

 

Homework: 

 

The children have been set maths homework on Teams which can be completed on their Winbooks.  Please hand in the homework by Thursday 15th  December.   

 

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section but you have also got a paper version to practise on.  

 

 

 

This Week's Learning wb 28.11.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we began the week by solving problems that involved multiplication and subtraction. We then solved addition and division problems. After, we solved subtraction and division problems using bar models. Finally, we solved multi step problems involving all four operations.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week by using chalk pastels to finish the sketches of our setting descriptions. We then carried out an experiment to investigate which materials were soluble and insoluble. After, we looked at how some materials will dissolve and form a solution. We then described how mixtures might be separated. To end the week, we carried out and wrote up an experiment for separating different mixtures.

 

French

Bonjour!  This week we looked at the work of the artist Matisse.  We then created our own Matisse style picture, using the shapes, colours and positions that we have learned so far.  Next week, we will be writing descriptions of our art.  For more information about Matisse go to: https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-henri-matisse

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 05.12.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by understanding what makes a square number. We will then move on to looking at what makes a cubed number.  We will end the week by completing a multiplication and division assessment.  

 

Topic:

We will begin the week by identifying the features of information leaflets. We will then plan an information leaflet. After, we will write our own information leaflet.   Finally, we will edit and improve our leaflets.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Brooke-Toni and Reggie

 

Cedar Class:

Keena and Karamogo

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

 

Homework:

 

The children have been set reading homework on Teams which can be completed on their Winbooks.  Please hand in the homework by Thursday 8th  December.  

 

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section but you have also got a paper version to practise on.

 

 

This Week's Learning wb 21.11.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we began the week by dividing numbers up to 4-digits by a 1-digit number with no remainders.  We then continued this but focused on remainders and dividends that contain a 0. After, we solved scaling problems where utilising was needed. Finally, we solved multiplication and addition problems using bar modelling.  

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week by planning our setting description of a sweet/ chocolate factory. We then collected a variety of language to use in our description.   After, we used all this to help us write our own setting description.  We then edited and improved our writing. To end the week, we developed our skills of sketching and used chalk pastels.     

 

French

Bonjour!  This week we have been learning about prepositions: describing where shapes are on a page.  We used Where’s Wally characters to talk about positions and looked at paintings and whether shapes were on, under, to the left or to the right.  Go to: https://www.purposegames.com/game/prepostions-french-quiz# to play the prepositions game and learn some new ones.  Next week we will be looking at the work of the artist Matisse. 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 28.11.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by solving problems involving multiplication and subtraction by using bar modelling. We will then solve addition, subtraction and division problems using bar modelling. We will end the week by solving multi step problems involving all four operations.

 

Topic:

We will recreate our setting description using chalk pastels with a focus on shading and blending.  We will then investigate how materials dissolve in liquid and how to recover them.  After, we will understand that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution. We will then describe how mixtures might be separated.  Finally, we will conduct an experiment into conducting materials.  

 

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Isla and Max

 

Cedar Class:

Poppy and Harry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

 

Homework:

 

The children have been set maths homework on Teams which can be completed on their Winbooks.  Please hand in the homework by Thursday 1st December.  

 

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section but you have also got a paper version to practise on.

 

This Week's Learning wb 14.11.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we began the week by multiplying a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number. We then went on to multiplying a 4-digit number by a 2- digit number for most of the week. Finally, we divided numbers up to 4-digit numbers by a 1-digit number without remainders.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week by finishing our balanced argument about Fairtrade and then edited this piece of writing.  We then explained what a reversible change is and carried out an experiment to investigate reversible changes.  After, we explained that some changes result in the formation of new materials so they will be irreversible.  We then used roleplay to explore a setting and then identified the features of a setting description.    

 

French

Bonjour!  This week we have describing shapes and lines in a painting, saying whether they are big or small, wavy or straight and so on.  We also described their colours.  You can practice at home: Go to Busy Things, KS2, Year 5/6, languages, French and click on the colours activity where you label the different colours in French.  Next week we will be describing where shapes are on a page. 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 21.11.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by dividing numbers up to 4-digits by a one-digit number with no remainders.  We will then do this again but including remainders. After, we will divide when the dividend contains a 0. We will end the week by solving problems involving multiplication and addition using bar modelling.

 

Topic:

We will begin the week by planning our setting description.  We will then collect language to use when writing our setting description.  After, we will use what we have learnt to write our setting description. We will then edit and improve our setting descriptions. Finally, we will develop our skills of sketching using chalk pastels.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Maya and Varushkan

 

Cedar Class:

Abi and Finlay

 

 

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

 

Homework:

 

The children have been set reading homework on Teams which can be completed on their Winbooks.  Please hand in the homework by Thursday 24th  November.

 

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section but you have also got a paper version to practise on.

 

 

 

This Week's Learning wb 07.11.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we began the week by identifying the common factors of two numbers. We then went on to identify multiples of a number. After, we identified prime and composite numbers and prime factors. Finally, we began to use the written method of multiplication.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week by using sources to explain Fairtrade and its impact on developing countries. We then located fairtrade countries on a world map and understand the impact of global food trading.  After, we looked the features of a balanced argument. We finished the week by planning and writing our balanced argument on fairtrade.  

 

French

Bonjour!  This week we named different shapes that you might find in a Matisse painting.  Go to: https://www.purposegames.com/game/c6ae7ec39b and play the game where you click on a picture of a shape that matches the French word.  Next week, we will look at words to describe the shapes.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 14.11.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by multiplying a 4-digit number by a 1-digit number. We will then spend most of the week multiplying a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number.  After, we will divide numbers up to 4- digits by a 1-digit number without remainders.

 

Topic:

We will begin the week by editing our balanced arguments. We will then explain what a reversible change is and investigate reversible changes.  After, we will explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials. We will then use roleplay to explore a setting. Finally, we will identify the features of a setting description and use these to help us plan a setting description.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Emma and Christian

 

Cedar Class:

Srianvi and Blu

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

 

Homework:

 

The children have been set maths homework on Teams which can be completed on their Winbooks.  Please hand in the homework by Thursday 17th November.

 

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section but you have also got a paper version to practise on.

 

This Week's Learning wb 31.10.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we began the week by calculating number bonds up to 1,000,000 including decimals. We then went on to compare sets of equations. After, we completed an addition and subtraction assessment. Finally, we identified factors.  

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week by discussing what we already know and what we want to know about our new topic ‘Material Madness’. We then explored a range of materials and investigated which material would be the best thermal insulator. After, we experimented with collage techniques. We finished the week by creating our own collage by using a range of materials.

 

French

Bonjour!  This week we have been performing our weather forecasts to the class.  We had lots of fun and some memorable performances!  Keep an eye out on Twitter for some photos.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 07.11.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by identifying common factors of two numbers. We will then identify multiples of a number. After, we will find prime and composite numbers as well as prime factors. Finally, we will start looking at using the written method of multiplication.

 

Topic:

We will begin the week by using sources to explain Fairtrade and its impact on developing countries. We will then locate Fairtrade countries on a world map and understand the impact of global food trading.  After, we will look at the features of a balanced argument. We will then plan our own balanced argument. Finally, we will write a balanced argument about Fairtrade.  

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Janson and Minoli

 

Cedar Class:

Bobby and Julie

 

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

 

Homework:

 

The children have been set reading homework on Teams which can be completed on their Winbooks.  Please hand in the homework by Thursday 10th November.

 

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section but you have also got a paper version to practise on.

 

 

 

This Week's Learning wb 17.10.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we began the week by subtracting 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers from 5 digit numbers. We then went on to subtract decimals with the same and then different amount of decimal places. Finally,  we calculated number bonds to 10, 100 and 1000.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week by exploring the cuisine of Mexico.  We then designed and planned our fajitas. After, we used this to make our fajita and then evaluate it – thinking what we liked and what we would change.  Next, we explained what we have learnt during our ‘Mystical Maya’ topic. We finished the week by painting our own Maya landscape.

 

French

Bonjour!  This week we have been performing our weather forecasts to the class.  We had lots of fun and some memorable performances!  Keep an eye out on Twitter for some photos.  Over half term you could practice counting in French.  Go to the Busy Things website, clicking Key Stage 2, year 5/6, languages, French and then scrolling down to the numbers activity.

 

 

First Week Back wb 31.10.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by calculating number bonds up to 1,000,000 including decimals. We will then compare sets of equations. After, we will complete an addition and subtraction assessment. Finally, we will identify factors.

 

Topic:

We will begin the week by discussing what we already know about our new topic ‘Material Madness’.   We will then explore a range of materials for our Hook Day. After, we will be investigating which material would be the best thermal insulator and why.   We will then experiment with collage techniques. Finally, we will create a collage using a range of materials.  

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Shay and Kiara

 

Cedar Class:

Tyler and Hannah

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

 

Homework:

 

The children have not been set homework or spellings for the half term. If they would like to do some research into our new topic it is ‘Material Madness’. Children can also practise their timetables and readings during the half term.

 

Thank you for your support this half term. Enjoy the half term break!

 

This Week's Learning wb 10.10.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we began the week by using the column method to add numbers with a different amount of digits. We then went on to adding decimals with the same and then different amount of decimal places. After, we looked at subtracting without exchanging. Finally, we used the column method to subtract with exchanging.  

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week by summarising Maya beliefs and their Gods. We then identified the features of a Maya myth. After, we planned a Maya myth and made sure we considered all the features.  We finished the week by writing our own Maya myth and then editing it.

 

French

Bonjour!  This week we have been creating a script to deliver a weather forecast in French.  This page is great for helping to practice with some of the pronunciation of the weather phrases: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zjcbrj6/articles/zcskbqt Next week we will be performing our forecasts.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 17.10.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by subtracting 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers from 5 digit numbers. We will then subtract decimals with the same number of decimal places and then with a different amount of decimal places. Finally, we will calculate number bonds to 10, 100 and 1000.

 

Topic:

We will begin the week by exploring the cuisine of Mexico.  We will then design and plan making our own Fajita. After, we will make and evaluate our product.  We will then explain what we have learnt during our ‘Mystical Maya’ topic. Finally, we will create our own Maya mural scene with watercolours.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Scarlette and Taliyah

 

Cedar Class:

Yusuf and Eliza

 

 

Reminders:

 

Please remember to book a Parent Consultation slot on Arbor before the booking closes. This will take place on Thursday 20th October and the children will be finishing school at 1pm that day.

 

Halloween Mufti Friday 21st October 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

 

Homework:

 

The children have been set maths homework on Teams which can be completed on their Winbooks.  Please hand in the homework by Thursday 20th October.  

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section but you have also got a paper version to practise on.

 

 

 

This Week's Learning wb 03.10.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we began the week by solving problems involving negative numbers. We then went on to complete a place value assessment to show our understanding. After, we looked at adding without exchanging. Finally, we added with exchanging.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week by exploring and analysing the work of Ancient Mayas. We then generated ideas for our own Maya mask.  After, we explored the best textiles and materials to use for a Maya mask.  We finished the week by making and evaluating our own Maya mask.

 

French

Bonjour!  This week we have been doing some written activities on the weather. You could play some of these games to practice: https://www.french-games.net/frenchgames .  Next week we will be creating a script to deliver a weather forecast in French.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 10.10.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by using the column method to add with a different number of digits. We will then add decimals with the same number of decimal places and then move on to numbers with a different number of decimal places. After, we will subtract numbers using column method with no exchanging. Finally, we will subtract numbers using the column method with exchanging.  

Topic:

We will begin the week by summarising Maya religious beliefs and Gods. We will then identify the features of myths. After, we will plan our own Maya myth. We will then use what we have learnt and our plan to write our own Maya myth. Finally, we will edit and improve our Maya myth.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Obed and Sanya

 

Cedar Class:

Harley and Ophelia

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

 

Homework:

 

The children have been set reading homework on Teams which can be completed on their Winbooks.  Please hand in the homework by Thursday 13th October.  

 

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section but you have also got a paper version to practise on.

 

This Week's Learning wb 26.09.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we began the week by reading and understanding Roman numerals up to 100 and1000. We then went on to estimating numbers on an empty number line including negative numbers. After, we solved problems involving positive integer temperature changes. Finally, we solved problems involving temperature changes using a marked number line.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week by identifying the features of a diary . We then planned our own diary entry. After, we used our plan to write our diary entry ad Frederick Catherwood finding the Maya ruins and edited them. We finished the week by understanding the importance and uses of Maya masks.    

 

French

Bonjour!  This week we have been continuing to say the weather.  You could watch this video to practice the phrases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8iBwQUvY-E .  Next week we will be doing some written activities on the weather.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 03.10.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by solving problems involving negative numbers. We will then recap our knowledge of place value and complete a mini assessment. After, we will look at adding without exchanging. Finally, we will add and solve problems that involves exchanging.

 

Topic:

We will begin the week by exploring and analysing the work of Ancient Mayas. We will then generate ideas for our own Maya mask.  After, we will explore the best textiles and materials to use for a Maya mask. We will then use what we have learnt to make our Maya mask. Finally, we will evaluate our Maya mask.  

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Francesca and Aydan

 

Cedar Class:

Mel and Louis

 

 

Reminder:

 

There are individual school photos on Thursday 6th October. Please make sure children come to school wearing the correct uniform and have a jumper or cardigan. 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

 

Homework:

 

The children have been set maths homework on Teams which can be completed on their Winbooks.  Please hand in the homework by Thursday 6th October.  

 

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section but you have also got a paper version to practise on.

 

 

 

This Week's Learning wb 19.09.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we began the week by rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We then rounded numbers to the nearest 10,000 and 100,000 and then finally finished by rounding numbers within 1,000,000.    

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we spent the beginning of the week planning our persuasive report . We then wrote our persuasive leaflet, persuading someone to visit Mexico. After, we edited and improved our persuasive report. Finally, we investigated what we know about the Maya from Frederick Catherwood’s drawings.   

 

French

Bonjour!  This week we have been learning how to say different weather types in French.  You could practice using this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBvJVOuBPXI  Next week we will be continuing to say the weather.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 26.09.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by reading and understanding Roman numerals up to 100. We will then read and understand Roman numerals up to 1000. After, we will estimate numbers on an empty number line including negative numbers. We will then solve problems involving positive integer temperature changes. Finally, we will finish the week by solving problems involving temperature changes using a marked number line.

 

Topic:

We will begin the week by identifying the features of a diary. We will then plan our diary entry as Frederick Catherwood.  After, we will use our plans to write our own diary entries.   We will then edit and improve our diary entries.  Finally, we will be understanding the importance and uses of Maya masks.

 

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Josie and David

 

Cedar Class:

Danica and Damiru

 

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

 

Homework:

 

The children have been set reading homework on Teams which can be completed on their Winbooks.  Please hand in the homework by Thursday 29th September.

 

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section but you have also got a paper version to practise on.

 

This Week's Learning wb 12.09.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we took part in different quizzes to recap and show our understanding of place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and fractions. We finished the week by estimating where numbers up to 1000 would go on a number line.   

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we spent the beginning of the week writing our non-chronological reports on Maya civilisation. We then looked at how we could edit and improve our reports. After, we explained how the Mayas have influenced modern day life. Finally, we identified the features and collected language from persuasive reports.  

 

French:

Bonjour! This week we looked at how to say compass points and seasons.  Listen to this interactive worksheet to help you with the compass points: https://www.speaklanguages.com/french/vocab/points-of-the-compass   Next week we will be learning about how to say different types of weather in French. 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 19.09.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by estimating where numbers are on a number line up to 10,000. We will then move on to rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000. After, we will round numbers to the nearest 10,000 ,100,000 and 1,000,000. We will finish the week by reading and understanding Roman numerals up to 100.

 

 

Topic:

 We will begin the week by planning a persuasive report. We will then write our persuasive reports throughout the week.  After, we will edit them and discuss how they can be improved.  We will then investigate what we know about the Maya from the drawings of Frederick Catherwood. Finally, we will identify the features of diaries.

 

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Joanna and Zhen

 

Cedar Class:

Nicole and Taylan

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

 

 

Homework:

 

The children have been set paper homework and this focuses on multiplication and division. Please return your sheets by Thursday 22nd September.

 

 

Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section but you have also got a paper version to practise on.

 

This Term’s Learning wb 05.09.2022 :

 

Welcome Back! Our new topic will be ‘Mystical Maya’. We will be looking at the history of The Mayas, the masks and sculptures they produced, Maya beliefs, Maya myths and different Maya cultures.  

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 05.09.2022 :

 

We will be starting the week with lots of different activities to settle us back into school and will also discuss the class rules and expectations.

 

Maths: 

We are going to be reading, writing, comparing and ordering numbers up to 10, 000, 100, 000 and 1,000,000. We will also be adding and subtracting mentally using our knowledge of place value.

 

Topic:

 We will begin the week by completing a KWL to show what we already know about our new topic and what we want to find out. We will then take part in different ‘Hook Day’ activities to introduce us to the Mayas. After, we will be explaining where the Maya civilisation appeared in history. We will use geographical language to describe the landscape and climate and describe different aspects of Maya civilisation. Finally, we will identify the features of a non-chronological report.

 

French wb 05.09.22 :

Bonjour! This half term we will be learning about the weather in French and we will begin our topic next week.  This week, we have learnt a new song to practice ways of greeting people.  You could ask your child how they might greet people at different times of the day.

 

 

Our PE days are Mondays and Fridays, please note your child should come to school in their kit on these days. Please ensure long hair is tied back and earrings are removed. Your child may wear a plain white t-shirt, black shorts or black leggings/jogging bottoms. They should wear their school jumper/cardigan – no other sports top. They can wear trainers or plimsoles.

 

Please see the letter below regarding information about Year 5 swimming. This will start on Friday 16th September for Maple class. 

 

 

Reading – Please make sure children are reading at home and that reading recordings are being signed and brought into school. Remember you can use Oxford Owl to read online.

 

TTRS- Timestables Rockstars is available for you to use at home so please keep practising your times tables on this. Please email class teachers if you need your login details again.

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