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Class Teachers for Year 5 Classes:

Mrs B Taylor

Miss H Beecroft

 

 

 

 

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 Week's Learning wb 05.09.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we read, wrote, compared and order numbers from 10,000 up to 1,000,000. We then looked at adding and subtracting mentally by using our knowledge of place value.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week by writing what we already know about our new topic ‘Mystical Maya’ and what we want to find out. We then took part in different ‘Hook Day’ activities to understand our topic better. After, we explained when the Maya civilisation appeared in history and used geographical language to describe the landscape. We then described the different aspects of Maya civilisation. Finally, we identified the features of a non-chronological report.

 

French:

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.

 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 12.09.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by recapping our knowledge of place value, multiplication and division, fractions and addition and subtraction by taking part in some quizzes. We will finish the week by estimating where numbers are on a number line up to 1,000.  

 

Topic:

 We will begin the week by writing our non-chronological report about Maya civilisation. We will then edit and improve our non-chronological reports.  After, we will explain how the Mayas have influenced modern day life . Finally, we will identify the features and collect language from persuasive reports.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Avie and Hunter

 

Cedar Class:

Natalie and Llayne

 

 

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 will be set homework on their Winbooks next week.

 

 

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 11.07.2022 :

 

Maths:  

We started the week by reflecting 2D shapes over a vertical line of symmetry and then moved on to finding them over a horizontal line of symmetry. We then spent the rest of the week translating 2D shapes.  

 

Topic: 

We began the week by identifying the features of an explanation text and then used these features to help us plan an explanation text on the ‘Life Cycle of a Human’. After, we used all of this to write and then edit our explanation text. We finished the week by researching the life and work of Frida Kahlo.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 18.07.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We will begin the week by translating shapes using coordinates and will then focus on solving word problems involving fractions.  

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by developing ideas and practising techniques for a self-portrait. We will then be creating a self-portrait in the style of Frida Kahlo. Finally, we will explain what we have learnt during our ‘Circle of Life’ topic.

 

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple:

 

Archie and Darcie

 

Cedar:

 

Ronnie A and Archie

 

 

Can you please give your children a carrier bag to bring in next week so they can take all their books home.

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Tuesday for their music lesson.

 

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. Reading records need to be signed by an adult each week at the bottom of the reading record page.

 

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 as their Winbooks have now been collected in. They could create a poster about their favourite topic of Year 5 if they would like to do some work at home.

 

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

 

Sutton Summer Library Challenge

 

This Week's Learning wb 04.07.2022 :

 

Maths:  

We started the week by understanding volume by building various shapes and then went onto consolidate our understanding volume. After, we calculated the volume of cubes and cuboids. We ended the week by recognising cubes and cuboids from 2D representations.

 

Topic: 

We began the week by continuing to write our biography on David Attenborough and then edited and improved this when we were finished. We then identified the different stages of a human lifecycle. After, we looked at the changes experienced through puberty. Finally, we researched the gestation periods of other animals and compared them with humans.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 11.07.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We will begin the week by identifying and naming 2D shapes on a 2D grid. We will then reflect a 2D shape over a vertical line of symmetry. After, we will reflect a 2D shape over a horizontal line of symmetry. We will then translate given 2D shapes following instructions. We will end the week by looking at coordinates and plotting coordinate points.

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by identifying the features of an explanation text. We will then plan an explanation text and then use this plan to write an explanation text. After we have finished writing it, we will edit and improve our explanation text. Finally, we will research the life and works of Frida Kahlo and analyse her work.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple:

Robert and Sophia S

 

 

Cedar:

Allan and Iylah

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Tuesday for their music lesson.

 

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. Reading records need to be signed by an adult each week at the bottom of the reading record page.

 

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 Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of volume questions.

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 14th July.

 

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 27.06.2022 :

 

Maths:  

We started the week by calculating the perimeter of rectangles. We then moved on to finding the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes. After, we calculated the area of rectangles. We finished the week by calculating the area of composite rectilinear shapes.

 

Topic: 

We began the week by comparing the life cycles of mammals, amphibians, insects and birds. After, we researched the naturalist David Attenborough. We then identified the features of a biography and then planned our own. Finally, we began to write our own biography on David Attenborough.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 04.07.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We will begin the week by finding the area of composite rectilinear shapes where some of the dimensions are missing. We will then look at volume by building various shapes and then consolidate our learning of volume. After, we will calculate the volume of cubes and cuboids. We will end the week by recognising cubes and cuboids from 2D representations.

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by continuing to write our biographies and then edit and improve them. After, we will be identifying the different stages of a human life cycle and understanding the changes experienced through puberty. Finally, we will research the gestation periods of other animals and compare them with humans.   

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Tuesday for their music lesson.

 

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. Reading records need to be signed by an adult each week at the bottom of the reading record page.

 

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 Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of inference and direct retrieval questions.

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 7th July.

 

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 20.06.2022 :

 

Maths:  

We started the week by accurately drawing 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles. We then calculated the missing angles in triangles and quadrilaterals. We finished the week by finding the perimeter of irregular and regular shapes.  

 

Topic: 

We began the week by describing the main stages of a flowering plant life cycle and then looked at how a flowering plant reproduces. We then looked at asexual reproduction in plants. After, we compared the life cycles of different amphibians. Finally, we compared the life cycles of different mammals.  
 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 27.06.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We will begin the week by calculating the perimeter of rectangles and composite rectilinear shapes. We will then move on to calculating the area of rectangles. We will finish the week by working out the area of composite rectilinear shapes.

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by describing the main stages of a flowering plant life cycle. We will then look at how flowering plants reproduce. After, we will understand asexual reproduction in plants. We will then compare the life cycles of different amphibians. We will finish the week comparing the life cycles of different mammals.  

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Anoshkan and Emiya

 

Cedar Class:

Aiden B and Mahnoor

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Tuesday for their music lesson.

 

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. Reading records need to be signed by an adult each week at the bottom of the reading record page.

 

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 Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a questions about the perimeter of shapes.

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 30th June.

 

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 13.06.2022 :

 

Maths:  

We started the week by identifying parallel and perpendicular lines. We then identified and described the properties of quadrilaterals and triangles. After, we distinguished between regular and irregular polygons. We finished the week by measuring and estimating angles and side lengths of 2D shapes.

 

Topic: 

We began the week by identifying the features of a good setting description. We then gathered vocabulary and planned our setting description. After, we used what we had learnt to write our own setting description of a rainforest or desert. Finally, we edited and improved our writing.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 20.06.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We will begin the week by drawing 2D shapes accurately using given dimensions and angles. We will then calculate missing angles in triangles and quadrilaterals. After, we will find the perimeter of irregular shapes. Finally, we will find the perimeter of regular shapes.

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by describing the main stages of a flowering plant life cycle. We will then look at how flowering plants reproduce. After, we will understand asexual reproduction in plants. We will then compare the life cycles of different amphibians. We will finish the week comparing the life cycles of different mammals.  

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Connor and Riddhima

 

Cedar Class:

Vincent and Tierney

 

 

Mufti Day - Friday 24th June: Children can come to school wearing something either purple, green or white and will need to bring in £1 if they wish to participate. 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Tuesday for their music lesson.

 

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. Reading records need to be signed by an adult each week at the bottom of the reading record page.

 

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 Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of direct retrieval questions.

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 23rd  June.

 

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 06.06.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we used our understanding of angles around a point being 360 degrees and we then calculated the missing angles around  a point. We spent the rest of the week assessing the maths we have learnt so far in Year 5 by completing reasoning and arithmetic papers.  

 

Topic: 

We began the week by explaining what we already know about our new topic ‘Circle of Life’ and what we want to find out during it. We then identified the different parts of a flowering plant. After, we explained the life processes of plants. Finally, we identified how plants from around the world live and compared the different parts from around the world.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 13.06.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We will begin the week by identifying parallel and perpendicular lines. After, we will identify and describe the properties of quadrilaterals. Finally, we will identify and describe the properties of triangles.  

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by identifying the features of a setting description. We will then gather vocabulary for a setting description. After, we will use all this to write our setting description. Finally, we will edit and improve our writing.  

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Reggie and Maisey

 

Cedar Class:

Ronnie R and Ujin

 

 

 

Dear parent/carer, 

As part of our commitment to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, we are taking part in a friendly competition involving schools in London. The competition runs from 07:30am Monday 27th June 2022 to 19:30pm Wednesday 29th June 2022. It's all done online via play.ttrockstars.com. 

Children can play in any gamemode with every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, earning themselves, their class and the school a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours). Winning classes in the school and in the competition as a whole will be the ones with the highest average. There will be prizes and certificates available. 

To support player wellbeing, there is a daily time limit of 60-minutes per player. In other words, each player can earn competition points for up to 60-minutes between 07:30am and 19:30pm on Monday 27th June 2022 to 19:30 Wednesday 29th June 2022. Once the player goes beyond 60-minutes of play on that day, they will still earn coins but will no longer earn points towards the competition. 

Let’s get ready to Rock!  

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Tuesday for their music lesson.

 

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. Reading records need to be signed by an adult each week at the bottom of the reading record page.

 

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 Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of questions where they will need to calculate missing angles around a point.

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 16th June.

 

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 23.05.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we began the week by estimating and measuring reflex angles. We then moved on to drawing reflex angles. Finally, we used our understanding of angles to calculate the missing angles around a point.  

 

Topic: 

We began the week by using sketching techniques to create texture and then practised sketching facial features. After, we used all this to create a portrait of a Royal Tudor in the style of Hans Holbein. We ended the week by explaining what we have learnt during our ‘Terrible Tudors’ topic.

 

French - w/b 23/05/22:

Bonjour!  This week we have been describing what is happening in a picture using sentences saying she dances, he eats, they ski and so on.  This is a challenging topic and I am really proud of the way Year 5 has persevered.  I have seen some really outstanding work.  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.

 

We also had a ‘Jubilee Day’ and took part in lots of fun, different activities.

 

 

First Week Back Learning wb 06.06.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We will start the week by continuing to work out missing angles around a point. We will then identify parallel and perpendicular lines. After, we will identify and describe the properties of quadrilaterals. Finally, we will identify and describe the properties of triangles.  

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by writing what we already know and what we want to know during our new topic ‘Circle of Life’. We will then identify the parts of a flowering plant. After, we will explain the life processes of plants. We will then identify how plants from around the world live and we will compare the similarities and differences.

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Tuesday for their music lesson.

 

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. Reading records need to be signed by an adult each week at the bottom of the reading record page.

 

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:

 

There will be no homework set for the holidays. Have a lovely half term break

 

 

 

This Week's Learning wb 16.05.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we have been solving problems using line graphs. We then moved on to measuring angles in degrees using a protractor. Finally, we began to draw acute and obtuse angles.

 

Topic: 

We began the week by spending a few days writing a diary entry as a Tudor servant. We then edited and improved our diary entries. We finished the week by researching the life and work of the artist Hans Holbein.

 

French - w/b 16/05/22:

Bonjour!  This week we have been looking at the verbs endings for ER verbs depending on what pronoun you use.  Next week we will be describing what is happening in a picture using our knowledge so far.

 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 23.05.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We will start the week estimating and measuring reflex angles. We will then draw reflex angles. We will finish the week by developing our understanding that angles around a point are 360 degrees and then calculate missing angles around a point.

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by using sketching techniques to create texture. We will then practise sketching facial features and will use this to create a portrait in the style of Hans Holbein.  We will finish the week explaining what we have learnt about The Tudors.

 

We will also be taking part in activities to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the Thursday.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Vinnie-Jo and Kiya

 

Cedar Class:

Bahtiyar and Rabia

 

 

There will be a Mufti Day on Thursday 26th May to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Children can come into school wearing white, blue and red.

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Tuesday for their music lesson.

 

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. Reading records need to be signed by an adult each week at the bottom of the reading record page.

 

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 Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of questions about line graphs.  

  

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 26th May.  

 

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 09.05.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we have been reading and interpreting bar charts and line graphs. We answered a variety of questions about different charts and looked at what a bar chart and line graph need to include.   

 

Topic: 

We began the week by editing and improving our persuasive letter from Henry VIII to The Pope. We then looked at different sources to describe the personality of Elizabeth I. After, we used sources again to help us compare the lives of rich and poor Tudors. Finally, we went on to identify the features of a diary entry and then used our knowledge to help us plan a diary entry written as one of the Tudor servants.

 

French - w/b 09/05/22:

Bonjour!  This week we have been putting our pronouns and infinitive knowledge together to learn about different verb endings for ER verbs.  It’s a tricky concept but Alexa explains it really well in this video.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuLSsfQ5GOQ The first 7 minutes concentrates on the ER verbs that we have been looking at today.  Next week we will be continuing to look at the endings of ER verbs.
 

 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 16.05.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to spend the week solving problems using line graphs. We will then move on to measuring angles in degrees using a protractor.  

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by writing our diary entry as a Tudor servant and we will edit it when we finish. We will then research the life and work of the artist Hans Holbein. We will finish the week, using sketching techniques to create texture.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Bray and Tereza

 

Cedar Class:

Vincent and Iylah

 

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Tuesday for their music lesson.

 

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. Reading records need to be signed by an adult each week at the bottom of the reading record page.

 

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 Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of retrieval questions.  

  

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 19th May.  

 

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 02.05.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by solving problems using timetables and recapped our knowledge of time. We then spent the rest of the week interpreting pictograms.   

 

Topic: 

We began the week by explaining why Henry VIII married six times. We then identified the features of a persuasive letter and why these features are used. After, we planned our persuasive letter from Henry VIII to The Pope. Finally, we began to write our persuasive letter.

 

French - w/b 02/05/22:

Bonjour!  This week we have been learning how to say pronouns in French (Je = I, tu = you, Il / elle = he / she etc)  Take a look at the YouTube video that we based our Kung Fu pronouns on and keep up the practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UziUoSQAiM  Next week we will be putting our pronouns and infinitive knowledge together to learn about different verb endings for ER verbs.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 09.05.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to begin the week by reading and interpreting bar charts and then we will move on to reading and interpreting line graphs.

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by editing our persuasive letter. We will then look at different sources and use these to describe the personality of Elizabeth I. After, we will compare the lives of rich and poor Tudors. Finally, we will identify the features of a diary entry and then plan writing our own diary entry as a Tudor servant.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Mason and Sofia U

 

Cedar Class:

Oliver and Amelie

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Tuesday for their music lesson.

 

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. Reading records need to be signed by an adult each week at the bottom of the reading record page.

 

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 Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of questions on timetables.

  

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 12th May.  

 

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 25.04.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by solving problems that involved converting between months and weeks. We then went on to solve problems that focused on weeks and days, days and hours, hours, minutes and seconds. We ended the week by reading and interpreting timetables.  

 

Topic: 

We began the week with a ‘Hook Day’ to introduce our new topic ‘Terrible Tudors’. We created our own Tudor coat of arms, looked at Tudor food and then put together a 4 course menu fit for Henry VIII and we also looked at the crime and punishment in Tudor times. We then went on to writing what we already knew about the Tudors and what we wanted to find out during our topic. After, we looked at 4 and 6 figure grid references and identified OS map symbols in Geography. We then identified where the Tudors came in British history and created a timeline. Finally, we looked at the key events of the battle of Bosworth.

 

French - w/b 25/04/22:

Bonjour! This week we learnt what an infinitive is.  We did activities based to verbs like tom play, to eat, to skip etc  We began to make characters and write sentences about them eg He likes to dance, to run etc.  Next week we will be learning how to say pronouns in French.  You could have a look of some of the common verbs here:

 


 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 02.05.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to begin the week by solving problems using timetables. We will then read and interpret pictograms for the rest of the week.  

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by explaining why Henry VIII married six times. We will then identify the features of a persuasive letter and gather vocabulary. After, we will plan a persuasive letter. We will end the week by using our plan to begin writing our persuasive letter.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

TT and Jack

 

Cedar Class:

Samara and Reshma

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Tuesday for their music lesson.

 

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. Reading records need to be signed by an adult each week at the bottom of the reading record page.

 

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 Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of retrieval and inference questions.   

  

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 5th May.  

 

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 18.04.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by solving multi-step problems that focused on mass and converted from kilograms to grams. We then went on to convert between metric and imperial measurements. We ended the week by solving problems that involved converting between months and years.

 

Topic: 

We began the week with a ‘Hook Day’ to introduce our new topic ‘Terrible Tudors’. We created our own Tudor coat of arms, looked at Tudor food and then put together a 4 course menu fit for Henry VIII and we also looked at the crime and punishment in Tudor times. We then went on to writing what we already knew about the Tudors and what we wanted to find out during our topic. After, we looked at 4 and 6 figure grid references and identified OS map symbols in Geography. We then identified where the Tudors came in British history and created a timeline. Finally, we looked at the key events of the battle of Bosworth.

 

French - w/b 18/04/22:

Bonjour!  This week we have been finishing our unit on Spring poems.  The children have written some lovely poems using colours and spring vocabulary in French. This half term we will be learning about verbs in French.   Next week we will learn about what an infinitive is in French.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 25.04.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to begin the week by solving problems that involve converting between months and weeks and then weeks and days. We will then move on to solving problems that convert between days and hours.  After, we will convert between hours, minutes and seconds. Finally, we will read and interpret timetables.

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by identifying the features of a newspaper. We will then use this to help us plan a newspaper article. We will then go on to write a newspaper report. We will end the week by editing and improving our newspaper report.   

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Liz and Robert

 

Cedar Class:

Maryam and Brody

 

 

Parent Consultations:

 

Parent consultations will take place on Thursday 28th April. The appointment time will be the same time that was booked before. The children will need to be collected at 1pm that day.

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Tuesday for their music lesson.

 

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. Reading records need to be signed by an adult each week at the bottom of the reading record page.

 

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 Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of converting questions.  

  

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 28th April.

 

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 28.03.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by continuing to solve problems involving measuring capacity. We then moved on to measuring weight in grams and kilograms. After, we converted between grams and kilograms. Finally, we solved a variety of problems involving units of measure (weight).  

 

Topic: 

We began the week by comparing the education system in England to other European countries. We then chose a European country to focus on and completed and independent project. The independent project consisted of us creating a PowerPoint presentation about our European country. We then compared our country with a partner that had done a different country. We finished the week by explaining what we had learnt during our ‘European Explorers’ topic.  

 

 

First Week Back Learning wb 18.04.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to begin the week by solving multi-step problems involving mass. We will then move on to converting between metric and imperial measurements. We will end the week by solving problems that involve converting between months and years.

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week with a ‘Hook Day’ which will introduce us to our new topic ‘Terrible Tudors’. We will be dressing up and taking part in different Tudor themed activities throughout the day.   We will complete a ‘KWL’ to discuss what we already know about this topic and what we want to find out by the end of it. We will then look at using 4 grid and 6 grid references. After, we will look at where the Tudors came in British history and create a timeline. Finally, we will understand the key events of the Battle of Bosworth.

 

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Natanya and Bray

 

Cedar Class:

Rae and Aiden O

 

 

We hope you all have a lovely Easter break and we look forward to seeing you back at school on Tuesday 19th April.

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Tuesday for their music lesson.

 

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:

 

There will be no homework or spellings set for the Easter holidays. If you want to, you could start researching our new topic and create a poster of your findings.

 

 

 

This Week's Learning wb 21.03.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by solving simple problems involving units of measure (length) and then moved on to solving multi- step problems. We then estimated and measured capacity in litres and millilitres. Finally, we converted between millilitres and litres.

 

Topic: 

We began the week by planning our traditional tale and then used this to write our traditional tale. Finally, we edited and improved our tales.

 

French - w/b 21/03/22:

Bonjour!  This week we have been writing and illustrating our Season Colour poems.  Next week we will finish these and do some Easter activities to finish the term.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 28.03.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to begin the week by solving a variety of problems involving capacity.  We will then move on to estimating and measuring weight in grams and kilograms.  After, we will convert between grams and kilograms. Finally, we will solve different problems relating to weight.  

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by making comparisons about education between a region in the UK and a region in a European country. We will then complete an independent project, where we will complete a presentation about a chosen European country. Finally, we will explain what we have learnt during our ‘European Explorers’ topic this half term.  

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Jessie and Finley

 

Cedar Class:

Annabel and Ronnie A

 

 

Please book a time for Parent Consultations on Thursday 31st March. Children will be finishing at 1pm that day.

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Tuesday for their music lesson.

 

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 Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of inference questions.

  

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 31st March.

 

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 14.03.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by measuring cm and mm accurately with a ruler. We then went on to convert units of measure from centimetres to millimetres, centimetres to metres and metres to kilometres.  Finally, we finished the week solving length problems involving different units of measure.

 

Topic: 

We began the week by painting a piece of art work in the style of Paul Cezanne. We then read through a range of traditional children’s tales and identified the key features. After, we created our own main character for a traditional tale.  Finally, we collected a variety of vocabulary to describe the settings of a traditional tale.  

 

French - w/b 14/03/22:

Bonjour!  This week we have been revising colour adjectives and have created our own colour pallets.  We also looked at the structure of colour poems to prepare for when we write our own next week.  Listen to this song to remind you of some of the colours we have been learning about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4kNeFGBAcw  

 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 21.03.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to solve a variety of problems focusing on different units of length and will then move on to solving multi step problems. After, we will measure capacity in millilitres and litres and then convert between these two units of measure. Finally, we will solve problems involving units of measure with a focus on capacity.   

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by planning our own traditional tale. We will then use this to spend most of the week writing our traditional tale. When we have finished, we will edit and improve our tales with a focus on grammar, punctuation and vocabulary.  

 

 

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Darcie and Archie

 

Cedar Class:

Beau and Billy

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Tuesday for their music lesson.

 

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 Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of questions converting units of length.    

  

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 24th March.

 

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

 

The Big Walk and Wheel Poster Competition Winners: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week's Learning wb 07.03.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by finding 50 and 25 percent of amounts. We then continued working on these but also found 75 percent of amounts. After, we moved on to finding 10, 20, 30 and 40 percent of an amount and the next day went on to solving 60, 70, 80 and 90 percent of an amount. Finally, we finished the week by finding different percentages of amounts that varied from 10 to 90 percent.

 

Topic: 

We began the week by understanding different European cuisines by tasting dishes from Germany, Greece, France and Italy and writing down our thoughts of each one into a table. We then used our food tasting to help us write our own food review and edited it when we were finished. After, we began researching the famous European artist Paul Cezanne and created an artist study. Finally, we practised different techniques to recreate a famous piece of art work.

 

 

French - w/b 07/03/22:

Bonjour!  This week we have been looking at how to make nouns plural in French.  We have been using the vocabulary that we found last week to apply the rules to.  Next week we will be revising colour adjectives and expanding our colour vocabulary.  You could make a start by going to the Busy Things website, clicking Key Stage 2, year 5/6, languages, French and then scrolling down to the colour activity. 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 14.03.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to begin the week by measuring cm and mm accurately with a ruler. We will then move on to converting units of measurement and will focus on cm, mm, m and km. We will finish the week solving problems involving units of measure.  

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by producing a piece of artwork in the style of Paul Cezanne. We will then move on to read the work of a range of traditional children’s authors. After, we will identify the key features of a traditional story. We will then create a main character for our own traditional tale. Finally, we will  gather language and descriptive vocabulary for the setting of a traditional tale.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Connor and Riddhima

 

Cedar Class:

Archie and Rosie

 

 

The Big walk and wheel, formally the Big Pedal is back the week of 21st of March to the 1st of April. Please do try to use a sustainable form of transport to come to school during this week, you could walk, cycle, scoot, roller skate etc. there is even a chance to win some great prizes. Last year our school came 13th out of 5000 schools, I would love it if we could do even better this year.

Kind regards Mrs Green, School Travel Champion.

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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 Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of questions retrieval questions.  

  

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 17th March.

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 28.02.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.  We then went on to understand that percentage means a fraction out of a 100. We spent the rest of the week converting fractions, decimals and percentages into different parts.

 

Topic: 

We began the week by planning our persuasive leaflet. We then used our plan to write our own persuasive leaflet, persuading a tourist to visit a European country of our choice. After, we edited and improved our leaflets.  Finally, we compared different European cultures and began to identify the features of a food review.  

 

French - w/b 28/02/22:

Bonjour!  This week we have been finding out when to use le, la, l’ and les for “the” and researching nouns from a Spring song to use in our own poems. Watch this video to revise the different type of definite article in French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvl-8cUxais  Next week we will look at the rules for making nouns plural.   

 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 07.03.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to spend the week finding percentages of amounts. We will begin the week by finding 25%, 50% and 75% of amounts. After, we will move on to find 10%, 20% 30% and 40% of amounts. We will end the week by finding 60%, 70%, 80% and 90% of amounts.  

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by understanding different European cuisines. We will then write our food review of European foods and then edit and improve our review. We will then be researching a famous European artist and creating an artist study. Finally, we will create our own piece of Art in the style of this artist.  

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Sophia J and Eloise

 

Cedar Class:

Lyla and Allan

 

 

 

The Year 5 ‘E-Safety’ performance will be Thursday 10th March at 9am.

 

The Big walk and wheel, formally the Big Pedal is back the week of 21st of March to the 1st of April. Please do try to use a sustainable form of transport to come to school during this week, you could walk, cycle, scoot, roller skate etc. there is even a chance to win some great prizes. Last year our school came 13th out of 5000 schools, I would love it if we could do even better this year.

Kind regards Mrs Green, School Travel Champion.

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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 Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of questions focusing on percentages.

  

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 10th March.

 

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 21.02.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by rounding numbers with 1 decimal place to the nearest whole number and then went on to rounding numbers with 2 decimal places to 1 decimal place. We then multiplied and divided whole numbers and decimals by 10 and 100. We ended the week by multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals by 1,000.  

 

Topic: 

We began the week looking at we already know and what we want to find out during our new ‘European Explorers’ topic. We then located European countries and cities on a map of Europe. After, we identified the major physical features of Europe. We then identified reasons a tourist may want to visit a European country and then researched information on a chosen European country. Finally, we identified the features of a persuasive text.

 

French - w/b 21/02/22:

Bonjour!  I hope you had a lovely half term. This half term the children will be writing colour poems in French based on a season of their choice.  This week we practiced our dictionary skills by playing racing games.  Next week we will be using our dictionaries to help us understand the meaning of a spring song and finding out when to use le, la, l’ and les for “the”.  Watch this video from Jingle Jeff to practice how to say the seasons in French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xyuP6eVJmM  

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 28.02.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to begin the week by multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100 and 1000. We will the move on to understanding that percentage means a fraction out of 100. After, we will convert fractions, decimals and percentages into parts of 10, 100 and 5. We will finish the week buy converting fractions, decimals and percentages into parts of 50, 25 and 20.

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by planning a persuasive leaflet for a European country of our choice. We will then write this leaflet and when we have finished, we will edit and improve our writing. After, we are going to compare different European cultures.   Finally, we will identify the features of a food review.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Vinnie and Ansh

 

Cedar Class:

Vincent and Bahtiyar

 

 

World Book Day- Thursday 3rd March

We are inviting all children to come to dressed as a book character of their choice on Thursday to celebrate World Book Day.

 

The Big walk and wheel, formally the Big Pedal is back the week of 21st of March to the 1st of April. Please do try to use a sustainable form of transport to come to school during this week, you could walk, cycle, scoot, roller skate etc. there is even a chance to win some great prizes. Last year our school came 13th out of 5000 schools, I would love it if we could do even better this year.

Kind regards Mrs Green, School Travel Champion.

 

Please see a letter attached regarding this under the home learning section.

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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 homework in preparation for ‘World Book Day’.   They will need to choose a book from their reading book and decorate it on the paper that has been provided.

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 3rd March.

 

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 07.02.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by showing our understanding of tenths, hundredths and thousandths as fractions and decimals. We then compared two decimal numbers up to three decimal places. Finally, we compared and ordered three or more decimal numbers up to three decimal places.  

 

Topic: 

We began the week by continuing our artist study of Andy Warhol by researching and gathering information. After, we designed our own print inspired by Andy Warhol. We then used this design as a plan to help us create our print. Finally, we used our print to create our own art work in the style of Andy Warhol and explained what we have learnt during our ‘Lost In Space’ topic.   

 

French - w/b 7/02/22 

Bonjour!  This week we have had lots of fun putting sharing our Planet Presentations.  I was really impressed with how much French they spoke.  Next term our new topic will be Spring with a focus on dictionary skills and plurals. Keep up the numbers practice over the half term break: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEx2fPn-_UE Go up to 30 on the video and beyond to get you ready for next half term.

 

 

First Week Back  Learning wb 21.02.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going start the week by rounding numbers with 1 decimal place to the nearest whole number and will then move on to moving numbers with 2 decimal places to 1 decimal place. We will then be multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.  

 

 

Topic:

Our new topic next half term is ‘European Explorers’. We will be discussing what we already know about this and what we want to find out during and by the end of the topic. We will then be locating European countries and cities on a map of Europe. After, we will be locating the major physical features of Europe. Next, we will be identifying reasons why tourists visit a European country and then researching a chosen European country. Finally, we will identify the features of a persuasive text.  

 

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Emiya and Kewan

 

Cedar Class:

Kiara and Freddy

 

 

Have a lovely half term break and we look forward to seeing you on Monday 21st February 😊

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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:

 

There will be no homework or spellings during half term but please continue to read when you can and practise your times tables on TTRS.  

 

This Week's Learning wb 31.01.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by multiplying unit fractions by whole numbers and then used this skill to multiply non-unit fractions by whole numbers. We then moved on to multiplying mixed number fractions by whole numbers.

 

Topic: 

We began the week by planning our informal letter as an astronaut at the International Space Station writing to their family or friends. We then used this plan to write our informal letters. After, we edited our informal letters to make sure we had included all the features and had used the correct grammar. Finally, we began to research the work of a significant artist.    

 

French w/b 31/01/22:

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 wb 07.02.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to spend most of the week understanding tenths, hundredths and thousands as fractions and decimals. We will then go on to compare two decimal numbers up to three decimal places. We will finish the week by comparing and ordering three or more decimal numbers up to three decimal places

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by continuing to research the work of the artist ‘Andy Warhol’ and create a detailed artist study.  We will then experiment with different pop art printing techniques. After, we will choose a technique to use and will design and create our own print inspired by Andy Warhol.  Finally, we will finish the week by explaining what we have learnt during the ‘Lost In Space’ topic.   

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Reggie and Kiya

 

Cedar Class:

Samara and Reshma

 

 

 

 

 

Dress to Express Day- Friday 11th February

We are inviting all children to come to school in their favourite colours or unique outfit to express how they're feeling, it can be as simple or elaborate as they like! Dress to Express is an opportunity for self-expression and celebrating a diverse range of emotions. We are asking for a small donation of £1 from each child to raise money for 'Place2Be' the children's mental health charity.

 

 

Safer Internet Day - Tuesday 8th February 2022
 
Safer Internet Day is an international holiday celebrated to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones across the world.  Parents and carers can find out more about this by clicking here.
 
On Tuesday, we will be taking part in activities and an assembly to promote an awareness of how to keep safe when online.  We will also be talking about the CEOP ( Child Exploitation and Online Protectionbutton with our KS1 and KS2 pupils.  This is a button that we can find on many websites, including online games.  We click this button to report online abuse or something that worries us and it takes us directly to the CEOP command centre where we can make a report. (children, parents, teachers etc can all use this button)
This is what the button looks like:
 
 
Mrs Briggs, the Digital Learning Lead, has ensured that this button can be found on many relevant pages of our school website and is now setting each of you a challenge.  How many buttons can you find on our Rushy Meadow Primary Academy website?  You will need to check that all of these buttons are working by clicking on them. Let your class teacher know how many you found using your online learning platform (Tapestry, Seesaw or MS Teams).
 

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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 Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of questions focusing on fractions.   

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 10th 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 wb 24.01.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by converting improper fractions to mixed numbers. We then did some reasoning and arithmetic quizzes to test our knowledge of what we have learnt in maths so far. We ended the week by converting mixed numbers to improper fractions.  

 

Topic: 

We began the week by recognising gravity as a force. After, we investigated the effects of friction by moving an object on different surfaces and measuring the friction with a Newton meter. We then investigated the effects of water resistance by putting different shaped objects into containers of water to measure how quickly they dropped to the bottom. Finally, we planned a fair test so we could then investigate the effects of air resistance.   

 

French w/b 24/01/22:

 

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 wb 31.01.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to begin the week by multiplying unit fractions by whole numbers. We will then go on to multiply non-unit fractions by whole numbers. We will finish the week by multiplying mixed number fractions by whole numbers.

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by planning our own informal letter. We will then use our plan to write our letter. When we have finished writing our letter we will go through and edit what we have written. Finally, we will research the work of a significant artist.  

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Liz and Sophia S

 

Cedar Class:

Iylah and Oliver

 

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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 Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of questions focusing on the meaning of language.  

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 3rd 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 wb 17.01.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week adding unit and non-unit fractions with different denominators. We then used the skill we had learnt to subtract unit and non-unit fractions with different denominators. We ended the week by ordering fractions with different denominators.

 

Topic: 

We began the week by looking at key events in space history and then ordered them on a timeline. We then went on to identify the features of a newspaper report and then planned our own newspaper report. After this, we used our plans to write our newspaper report. Finally, we then looked through and edited our reports.  

 

French w/b 17/01/22:

 

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 wb 24.01.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to begin the week by converting improper fractions to mixed numbers. We will then be doing some arithmetic and reasoning quizzes to consolidate what we have learnt so far in maths. We will finish the week by looking at how to convert mixed numbers into improper fractions.

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by recognising that gravity is a force. We will then be investigating the effects of friction and water resistance. After, we will plan a fair test to investigate the effects of air resistance. Finally, we will identify the features of an informal letter and start planning our own.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Maisey and Mason

 

Cedar Class:

Rabia and Kaden

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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 a maths homework on Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of questions where they have to add and subtract fractions with different denominators.

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 27th 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 10.01.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by comparing and ordering unit fractions and then did the same with fractions of the same numerator. We then added fractions with the same denominators and then moved on to subtracting fractions with the same denominator. Finally, we identified equivalent fractions by multiplying and dividing.  

 

Topic: 

We began the week by identifying the features of a poem and looked at a variety of different space themed poems. We then planned our poem and focused on using a range of figurative language. After, we used our plan to write and perform our poems. We ended the week by describing how the movement of Earth creates day, night and the seasons.

 

French w/b 10/01/22:

 

Bonjour!  This half term, we will be learning about planets.  We looked at the planets in French and noted the similarities to the English words.  We will also continue to practice numbers from 1-30.  You could help at home using this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtoWhTOco9A 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 17.01.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to begin the week by adding fractions with different denominators. We will then move on to subtracting fractions with different denominators. Finally, we will finish the week by ordering fractions with different denominators.

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by putting the key events of space history into chronological order on a timeline. We will then identify the features of a newspaper report and then plan our own report. We will end the week by writing and editing our own newspaper report.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Skye and Sofia

 

Cedar Class:

Tierney and Manhoor

 

Please see below information about the 'Come and be Nosy' session to meet the Wellbeing Team. 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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 a reading based homework on Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of direct retrieval questions about a space themed text.

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 20th 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 03.01.2022 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by looking at unit fractions of shape and recapping our understanding of numerator and denominator. We then moved on to non-unit fractions and compared how these were different to unit fractions. Finally, we looked at unit and non-unit fractions of quantity.

 

Topic: 

We began the week discussing what we already know and what we want to know about our new topic ‘Lost In Space’. After, we began looking at the shape of the Earth and found different evidence to help us describe this. We then named all of the planets and described their movement in relation to the sun. We finished the week by describing the movement of the Moon in relation to the Earth.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 10.01.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to begin the week by comparing and ordering unit fractions and will then move on to compare and order fractions with the same denominator.  After, we will add and subtract fractions with the same denominators. Finally, we will look at finding equivalent fractions by multiplying and dividing.

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by identify the features of a poem and start collecting effective language to use in our own ‘space’ poem. We will then plan, write and perform our poem. We will finish the week by looking at how the movement of the Earth creates day and night and seasons.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Kiarah and Anoshkan

 

Cedar Class:

Aidan B and Ronnie R

 

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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 a maths based homework on Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of unit and non-unit fraction problems.

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 13th 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 13.12.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by looking at what makes a cubed number and identified different examples of these by using manipulatives. We then moved onto using pictorial and abstract representations to help with our understanding of  cubed numbers. We finally solved problems involving the 4 different operations and looked at how we can check our answers to make sure they are accurate.

 

Topic: 

We began the week by identifying different materials to use for our structure due to their individual purposes. We then went on to plan our material structure and then created these. We used a room from our setting description about Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.  After, we evaluated our product and thought about what went well and what we would change next time. We finished the week by explaining what we have learnt in our ‘Material Madness’ topic.

 

French:

Week beginning 13/12/21:

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 Learning wb 03.01.2022 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start by looking at understanding unit fractions  of shape and then go on to look at non-unit fractions of shape. We will finish the week by understanding unit and non-unit fractions of quantity.

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start our new topic ‘Lost In Space’ by discussing what we already know about this and what we want to find out during the topic. We will then go on to describe the shape of the Earth, Sun and Moon. After, we will name the planets and describe their movements in relation to the Sun. Finally, we will look at the Moon and it’s relation to the Earth.   

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Rhys and Tereza

 

Cedar Class:

Annabelle and Ujin

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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:

 

There will be no homework or spellings set for the Christmas break. Children will have new homework and spellings set on Friday 7th January. We hope you all enjoy your Christmas break and thank you for your continued to support.

 

 

 

This Week's Learning wb 06.12.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by solving problems involving scaling up and addition. We then moved onto using subtraction when scaling up, to work out the difference. After, we solved problems where unitising was needed. Finally, we looked at what makes a square number and identified these using pictorial and abstract representations.

 

Topic: 

We began the week by identifying the features of an information leaflet. We then used what we had learnt to plan our own information leaflet about our topic ‘Material Madness’ to show what we have learnt. After, we used our plan to write our own information leaflet and finally we edited it.

 

French:

Week beginning 06/12/21:

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 13.12.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to begin the week by looking at cubed numbers practically to develop our understanding and will then move on to looking at this pictorially.

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by evaluating which materials are best suited for different purposes. We will then be generating ideas for our material structures and then going on to make these. We will use our setting descriptions to help us make a structure of one of our rooms from a sweet/ chocolate factory. After, we will evaluate our structure. We will end the week by explain what we have learnt during our ‘Material Madness’ topic.  

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

TT and Eloise

 

Cedar Class:

Ronnie A and Mahnoor

 

 

Please remember to bring in all shoeboxes and materials by Monday 13th December so we can make our material structures.

 

Also, it is the school Christmas dinner on Wednesday 15th so children are allowed to wear their Christmas jumper again.

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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 a reading based homework on Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of retrieval and inference questions.  

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 16th 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 29.11.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by solving problems that involved addition and division and we used bar modelling to represent this. We then moved onto solving multi step problems that involved subtraction and division and continued to use the bar model method. Finally, we solved multi step problems that involved all four operations.

 

Topic: 

We began the week by finishing of our setting Art work by using chalk pastels with a focus on shading and blending. We then investigated how different materials can be soluble or insoluble. After, we wrote out and conducted an experiment to see how we can separate mixtures.

 

French:

Week beginning 29/11/21:

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 06.12.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to begin the week by solving problems involving scaling up, addition and difference. We will then move on to looking at what makes a square number and identify these using manipulatives. Finally, we will learn about what makes a square number through pictorial and abstract representations.

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by identifying the features of an information leaflet and then use what we have learnt to plan our own information leaflet. We will then be using our plan to write an information leaflet about what we have learnt during our ‘Material Madness topic’ We will finish the week by editing and improving our leaflet.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Finley and Natanya

 

Cedar Class:

Archie and Rabia

 

It is 'Christmas Jumper Day' on Friday 10th December. Please bring in a small donation for the 'Save the children' charity. 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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 a maths based homework on Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of division word problems.

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 9th 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 22.11.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by dividing numbers up to 4 digits by a one digit number without remainders. We then went on to dividing numbers up to 4 digits by a one digit number with a remainder. After, we divided numbers up to 4 digits by a one digit number where the dividend contains a 0. Finally, we solved problems involving multiplication, addition and subtraction by using bar modelling.

 

Topic: 

We began the week by collecting language for our setting description. We then spent most of the week writing our setting description and then editing it. We finished the week by generating ideas for a piece of Art using chalk pastels.

 

French:

Week beginning 22/11/21:

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 29.11.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to begin the week by solving problems involving addition and division by using bar modelling. We will then move on to solving problems involving division and subtraction by using bar models. Finally, we solved multi step problems involving all four operations.  

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by creating a setting using chalk pastels with a focus on shading and blending. We will then be investigating how materials dissolve in liquid and how to recover them. This will then allow us to understand that some materials will dissolve in liquid and form a solution. Finally, we will describe how mixtures might be separated and will then conduct an experiment to separate different materials.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Connor and Kiya

 

Cedar Class:

Freddy and Amelie

 

 

Please see the email that has been sent regarding tickets for the Christmas performance. These need to be arranged by Friday 3rd December.

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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 a reading based homework on Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of retrieval questions.

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 2nd  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 15.11.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by multiplying 3- and 4-digit numbers by a 1-digit number. We then spent the rest of the week focusing on multiplying a 4-digit number by a 2-digit number, using the formal written column method.   

 

Topic: 

We began the week by editing our balanced arguments. We then went on to look at reversible and irreversible changes and how new materials can be formed. After, we identified the features of a setting description and then used roleplay to explore a setting. Finally, we planned our own setting description and focused on the 5 senses.  

 

French:

Week beginning 15/11/21:

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 22.11.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to begin the week by looking at division without remainders. We will then continue dividing throughout the week and focus on remainders.  

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by collecting a range of interesting language for our setting description. We will then use our plan and vocabulary sheet to start writing our setting description. Once our writing is finished, we will then go through and edit our setting description. Finally, we will develop our skills of sketching and generate ideas for art using chalk pastels to recreate our setting.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Sophia J and Archie

 

Cedar Class:

 

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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 a maths based homework on Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of questions focusing on multiplying by a 2-digit number.

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 25th   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 08.11.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by identifying factors and then went on to looking at multiples of a number. We then identified prime and composite numbers up to 100 and used what we had learnt to then solve problems that focused on prime factors. Finally, we used the written method of multiplication to multiply 4 digits by 1 digit.  

 

Topic: 

We began the week by looking at different sources to help us understand and explain what Fairtrade is. We then located Fairtrade countries on the world map and looked at the impact of global food trading. After, we discussed and identified the different features of a balanced argument. We used what we had learnt to plan a balanced argument about buying Fairtrade products. Finally, we used this to write our own balanced argument and decided if we were ‘for’ or ‘against’.

 

French:

Week beginning 08/11/21:

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 15.11.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to begin the week by continuing to use the written method of multiplication to multiply 4 digits by 1 digit. We will then focus on using the written method of multiplication to multiply 4 digits by 2 digits for the rest of the week.

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by looking at Fairtrade and will explain the impact it has on developing countries. We will then move onto locating Fairtrade countries on a world map. After, we looked at the features of a balanced argument and then used this to help us plan our argument. Finally, we used our plan to write a balanced argument.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Anoshkan and Taya

 

Cedar Class:

Vincent and Noah

 

 

 

Dear parent/carer,

Odd Socks Day and Anti-Bullying Week

Anti-Bullying week will run from 15th to the 19th November.  The theme this year is ‘One Kind Word’ and at Rushy Meadow will be thinking about how we can do this to make a happy and positive environment for everyone.

Wear Odd Socks

As part of Anti-Bullying Week, we would like to invite children to wear odd socks on Monday the 15th November.  Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!   Children will need to wear their full school uniform except for the odd socks.

Thanks for your support!

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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 a reading based homework on Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of questions focusing on

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 18th   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 01.11.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started the week by solving missing number problems. We then solved 2 step word problems using a bar model. We ended the week by solving a variety of multi-step word problems by using a bar model.

 

Topic: 

We started our new topic ‘Material Madness’ with a KWL to explain what we already know and what we want to find out during the topic. We then explored a range of materials and went on a material hunt for our ‘Hook Day’. After, we investigated which material would be the best thermal insulator and why. Finally, we looked at different collage techniques and created our own by using a range of materials.

 

French:

Week beginning 01/11/21:

Bonjour!  This week we have started our new topic on Matisse.  This week we have visited a virtual French art gallery and used a language dictionary to help us understand the names of the paintings.  Next week we will be looking in more detail at the shapes in Matisse’s paintings.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 08.11.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to begin the week by identifying factors. We then identified multiples of a number and common multiples of two numbers. After, we identified prime and composite numbers up to 100 and then identified prime factors. We ended the week by using the written method of multiplication to multiply 4 digits by 1 digit.  

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by looking at Fairtrade and will explain the impact it has on developing countries. We will then move onto locating Fairtrade countries on a world map. After, we looked at the features of a balanced argument and then used this to help us plan our argument. Finally, we used our plan to write a balanced argument.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Jack and Jessie

 

Cedar Class:

Brody and Oliver

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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 a maths based homework on Microsoft Teams. They will have to answer a variety of two step word problems.  

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 11th   October.  

 

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

 

 

Dear parent/carer,

For Maths Week England we want to make maths exciting and high profile in our school. We will be taking part in a friendly competition involving schools from England from Monday 8th November to Thursday 11th November. It’s all done online via play.ttrockstars.com.

For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours, subject to a daily 60-minute limit). Winning classes in the school and in the competition as a whole will be the ones with the highest average. There will be a prize for the class in Lower KS2 for the highest average score and a prize for the class in Upper KS2 with the highest average score.

All game modes (Gig, Garage, Studio, etc.) will count but only from games played between 7:30AM GMT and 7:30PM GMT on Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th. To support player wellbeing, there is a daily time limit of 60 minutes per player. In other words, each player can earn competition points for up to 60 minutes between 7.30am and 7.30pm. Once the player goes beyond 60 minutes of play on a given day, they will still earn coins but will no longer earn points towards the competition.

Thanks for your support!

 

 

 

 

 

This Week's Learning wb 18.10.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we finished off subtracting with a different amount of digits. We then went on to revisit number bonds to 10, 100 and 1000 and solved a variety of problems to show our fluency and understanding. After, we used our number bond knowledge to understand decimal number bonds and number bonds to a million. Finally, we compared sets of different equations.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week by planning and designing our product. We then made our product (fajitas) and evaluated what we liked about it and what we would change if we made it again. We then generated our own ideas for a Maya mural and created it by sketching and then painting. Finally, we explained what we have learnt during our ‘Mystical Maya’ topic.  

 

French:

Week beginning 18/10/21:

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. 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 02.11.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by solving missing number problems and will then go on to solve 2 step word problems using a bar model. After, we will spend the rest of the week solving a variety of multi-step word problems using a bar model.  

 

 

Topic:

 Our new topic will be ‘Material Madness’ and we are going to start the week by discussing what we already know about this. We will then take part in a ‘Hook Day’ where will be exploring a range of different materials. After, we will investigate which material would be the best thermal insulator. Finally, we will experiment with different collage techniques and will then create our own collage using different materials.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Emiya- Rita and Mason

 

Cedar Class:

Iylah and Kaden

 

 

 

The first day of Autumn 2 will be Tuesday 2nd November as there is an Inset Day on the Monday.

 

Maple class will be starting swimming on Friday 5th November. Please make sure you check the letter that was sent out this week for what is needed.

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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.

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we continued to use the column method to add decimals with a different number of decimal places. We then looked at using the column method to subtract with no exchanging and then with exchanging. After, we moved on to subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places. We finished the week by subtracting with a different number of decimal places.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week by using our plans to help us write the opening and build up of our Maya myth. We then went on to writing our problem, resolution and ending. After, we edited our myth by checking our punctuation and grammar. Finally, we explored the cuisine of Mexico.

 

French:

Week beginning 11/10/21:

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 18.10.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to continue subtracting but will be focusing on subtracting numbers with a different amount of digits. We will then be revisiting number bonds to 10, 100 and 1000 to help us understand number bonds to one million. After, we will use what we have learnt to compare sets of equations. Finally, we will solve missing number problems.

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by designing and planning how we are going to make our fajitas. We will then be making our product and once we have tasted it, we will be evaluating it. After, we will be generating ideas for our own Maya mural design so we can then paint our own. We will finish the week by explaining what we have learnt and enjoyed learning during our ‘Mystical Maya’ topic.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Liz-Marrie and Robert

 

Cedar Class:

Aiden O and Ronnie R

 

 

Parents Consultations are on Tuesday 19th October and the children will be need to be picked up at 1pm that day.

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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 a reading based homework on Microsoft Teams. They will have a text to read and then direct retrieval style questions to answer on this.

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 21st  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 04.10.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we continued to solve problems involving negative numbers. We then started to look at adding without exchanging and then moved on to adding with exchanging. We then used the column method to add numbers with a different amount of digits. Finally, we used the column method to add decimals with the same number of decimal places.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week by finishing and decorating our Maya masks and then evaluated these. We then looked at and explained the different Maya beliefs about religion and Gods. After this, we identified the features of a Maya myth and used what we had learnt to start planning our own.  

 

French:

Week beginning 04/10/21:

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 11.10.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to continue adding decimals to consolidate our learning. We will look at subtracting without exchanging and then subtracting with exchanging. After, we will use what we have learnt to subtract numbers with a different amount of digits. Finally, we will use the column method to subtract decimals with the same number of decimal places.  

 

 

Topic:

 We are going to start the week by using our plan to write own Maya myth. When we have finished we will edit and improve our myths. Finally, we will be exploring the cuisine of Mexico.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Eloise and Rhys

 

Cedar Class:

Samara and Allan

 

 

 

Come and be Nosy’ will take place for Year 5 on Tuesday 12th October or Wednesday 13th October. We are trying to limit the amount of adults in school so please only come to one of those dates. Once you have dropped your child off please go to the main reception and you will be taken round to the classrooms. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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 a Maths based homework on Microsoft Teams. They will have addition questions to solve by using the column method. Children can work these out however they would like to and bring in their working out if they would like to show us their hard work.

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 14th 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 27.09.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started by reading Roman numerals up to 100 and then moved on to numerals up to 1000. We then went on to estimating numbers on an empty 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 looking at the importance and uses of Maya masks. We then explored and analysed the work of Ancient Mayas. After, we used what we had learnt to generate ideas for our own masks. We explored the best textiles and materials to then finally start making our own Maya masks.

 

French:

Week beginning 27/09/21:

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 04.10.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by solving a variety of problems involving negative numbers to show our understanding. We will then use the column method to add with no exchanging and then continue this method but with exchanging. Finally, we will focus on adding up to 5 digits. 

 

 

Topic:

 We will begin the week by decorating and finishing our Maya masks and then evaluate the masks we have made. We will then be summarising Maya religious beliefs and Gods. After, we will be identifying the features of a Maya myth and then we will start planning our own.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Bray and Maisey

 

Cedar Class:

Aidan B and Lyla

 

 

Please remember that school photos will take place on Thursday 7th October. Please make sure your child is in full school uniform. 

 

'Come and be Nosy’ will take place for Year 5 on Tuesday 12th October or Wednesday 13th October. We are trying to limit the amount of adults in school so please only come to one of those dates. Once you have dropped your child off please go to the main reception and you will taken round to the classrooms. We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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 a Reading based homework on Microsoft Teams. They will need to use what is in the text to help them answer different inference questions.

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 7th 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 20.09.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started by estimating where numbers are on a number line up to 1000. We then went onto use what we had learnt to estimate numbers up to 10,00 on a number line.  After, we used our knowledge of place value to round numbers to the nearest 10,100 and 1000. Finally, we used place value to round numbers to the nearest 10,000 and 100,000.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week by investigating Maya civilisation from the drawings of Frederick Catherwood. We then looked at the features of a diary and identified them in a diary example. After, we planned a diary entry as Frederick Catherwood and then used this to help us write our diary entry. We finished the week by editing and improving our diary.

 

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 27.09.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by reviewing Roman numerals to 100 and then go onto reading Roman numerals to 1000. We will then estimate where numbers are on a number line using various intervals. We will finish the week by solving problems involving temperature changes by calculating the difference between positive and negative integers.

 

 

Topic:

 We will begin the week by  understanding the importance and uses of Maya masks. We will then explore and analyse the work of Ancient Mayas and generate ideas for a Maya mask. After, we will explore the best textiles and materials to use for our mask and we will finish the week creating our own Maya mask.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Darcie and Reggie

 

Cedar Class:

Beau and Kiara

 

 

Please make sure children are charging their Winbooks every night and that they bring it in to school everyday. They also need headphones every Wednesday for their music lesson.

 

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 Microsoft Teams. They will need to use their knowledge of place value to estimate where numbers go on a number line and round to the nearest 1000.

 

Please make sure the homework is completed and submitted by Thursday 30th 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 13.09.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we started by ordering and comparing numbers up to 10,000 and then went on to look at numbers up to 100,00. After this, we compared and ordered numbers up to 1,000,000. We finished the week by using our knowledge of place value to add and subtract mentally.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week by explaining how the Maya influenced modern day life. We then looked at the features of a persuasive report and then used these to help us plan our own. After, we used our plan to help us write our own persuasive report. Finally, we edited and improved our persuasive report about Mexico and The Mayas.

 

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 20.09.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by estimating where numbers are on a numberline up to 1000 and then 10,000. We will then use our knowledge of place value to help us round numbers to the nearest 10,000 and 100,000. We will finish the week by rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000.

 

 

Topic:

 We will begin the week by investigating what we know about the Mayas from the drawings of Frederick Catherwood. We will then go onto to look at the features of a diary. After this, we will plan our own diary entry and use this to help us write our on. Finally, we will edit our diary entries.

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Mistry and Kewan.

 

Cedar Class:

Tierney and Ujin

 

 

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 given a sheet that focuses on the meaning of words to complete for their homework this week and homework will be set on the Winbooks next week. They can use their Winbooks to find an online dictionary to support them with the homework.

 

Please bring these sheets back in next Thursday 23rd  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 06.09.2021 :

 

Maths:  

This week in maths we completed different quizzes to show our understanding. We looked at place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and fractions. We finished the week by looking at the place value of numbers up to 10,000.

 

Topic: 

This week in Topic we started the week by looking at and describing the different aspects of Maya civilisation. We then identified the features of a non-chronological report and then found these in different report examples. After, we used what we had learnt to write our own non-chronological report about Maya civilisation. Finally, we edited and improved our non-chronological reports.

 

French:

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.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning wb 13.09.2021 :

 

Maths: 

We are going to start the week by comparing and ordering numbers up to 10,000. We will then read, write, compare and order numbers up to 100,000 and then 1,000,000. We will finish the week by using our knowledge of place value to add mentally.

 

 

Topic:

 We will begin the week by explaining how the Maya have influenced modern day life. We will then identify the features of a persuasive report and collect language from these. After, we will use what we have learnt to plan our own persuasive report and then go on to write this. Finally, we will edit and improve our persuasive reports about Maya.

 

 

 

Stars of the Week:

 

Maple Class:

Grace and Vinnie.

 

Cedar Class:

Rae and Dylan

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 given a grammar sheet to complete for their homework this week and homework will be set on the Winbooks next week.

 

Please bring these sheets back in next Thursday 16th 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 30.08.2021 :

 

 

Topic: 

We started looking at our new topic ‘Mystical Maya’. We began by completing our KWL grid to say what we already know about the Maya and what we want to find out. We then looked at when the Maya civilisation appeared in History and we used geographical language to describe the language and climate.

 

We also looked at the school rules and classroom expectations over the two days. 

 

 

Maths: 

We are going to be completing quizzes in Maths next week and we will end the week by looking at the place value of numbers up to 10,000.

 

 

Topic:

 We will begin the week by describing different aspects of Maya civilisation . We will then be identifying the features of a non-chronological report,. We will use this lesson to help us write our own non-chronological reports. Finally, we will edit and improve our non-chronological reports.

 

French:

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. 

 

 

Please pay for the Maya Workshop on Arbor by Wednesday 8th September if you haven’t already.

 

PE days are on Tuesday and Friday and children need to come to school wearing their PE kit.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome back Year 5! We hope you had a lovely Summer and we cannot wait to see you all again.

 

Our topic this half term will be 'Mystical Maya' and we have lots of fun things planned this week to help introduce our new topic. We are also hoping to have a workshop on Thursday 9th September so please make a payment on Arbor for this, if you haven't done so already. 

 

Please remember that drop up off time will be 08:35 again and the children will have till 08:45 to be in class for the register and they can only enter through their class' door. Pick up time will be 15:20 from the classroom door. 

 

PE will be on Tuesday and Friday and children will continue to come to school wearing their PE kit. Please make sure this is the correct school PE uniform. 

 

Adults in Year 5: 

Maple Class Teacher - Mrs B Taylor

Cedar Class Teacher - Miss H Beecroft 

 

We cannot wait to see you all tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 19.07.21

 

 

This half term, our topic is ‘Circle of Life’. This week we have used our knowledge of life cycles and adaptations to create our own animals. First, we designed our animals, thinking carefully about their diet, where they might live and where they would be on the food chain. Next, we drew and described their habitat using expanded noun phrases and similes. Finally, we drew our own life cycle for our own animal, describing how they would grow from an infant to an adult.

 

In Maths this week, we have been learning about line graphs. First, we learnt how to read and interpret line graphs, noticing that they show data over time (continuous data). Next, we used line graphs to solve various problems. Finally, we draw our line graphs focussing on temperature.

 

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

 

Class Teacher Awards – 23.07.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children from each Year 5 class who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Maple:           Freya-Louise and Rayyaan

 

Cedar:           All of Cedar Class!

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

Our last day of summer term will be Friday 23rd July. Children will finish school at usual time. Autumn term will begin on Thursday 2nd September 2021. 

 

WELL DONE!!

We have had a fantastic year and all the children in Year 5 have worked incredibly hard, both in school and during remote learning. They should all be proud of their achievements just as all of the Year 5 team are. We hope that you all have a fun and relaxing summer holiday and cannot wait to see all that you achieve in Year 6!

 

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.

 

Please see the home learning section for summer holiday learning. There are some great activities that you can take part in during the 6 weeks holidays.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

 

mapleclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

cedarclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 12.07.21

 

This half term, our topic is ‘Circle of Life’. We started the week learning about the changes that happen to girls during puberty. Next we then learned about the changes that happen to boys during puberty. Then, we learnt about the stages of development of a baby in the uterus. Finally, we thought about the responsibilities of being a parent.

 

In Maths this week, we finished our ‘Shape and Space’ unit. We have been consolidating our learning of coordinates and translating shapes using them. We have even made some patterns and pictures from coordinates! We then started to focus on statistics, solving problems using bar charts and pictograms.

 

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.  Please keep practising the numbers from 1-31 over the next few weeks.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 19.07.21

 

 

Our Topic this half term is ‘Circle of Life’. We will considering how different animals adapt to different habitats and creating our own creatures. We will think about what their diet, habitat and life cycle will be. We will then be completing some quizzes and fun activities to finish our topic!

 

In Maths, we will be continuing to learn about statistics. We will be learning how to read and solve problems using line graphs, we will then draw our own line graphs.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 16.07.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children from each Year 5 class who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Maple:           Beta and Stephan

 

Cedar:           Ollie and Saathana

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

Our last day of summer term will be Friday 23rd July. Children will finish school at usual time.

 

Homework is set via Microsoft Teams. It is set each Friday and due in on Thursdays. Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section.

 

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.

 

Please see the home learning section for summer holiday learning. There are some great activities that you can take part in during the 6 weeks holidays.

 

Warm Weather

As the weather is getting warmer, please ensure your child applies sunscreen before school, brings a names baseball/sun hat to school and a labelled water bottle.

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

 

mapleclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

cedarclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

This Week’s Learning – wb 05.07.21

 

 

This half term, our topic is ‘Circle of Life’. We started the week by learning about the different stages of the human life cycle from infancy to old age. This included what changes happened at each stage. Next, we learned about different types of families and what different relationships look like in different areas of our lives.

 

In Maths this week, we continued our ‘Shape and Space’ unit. We started the week by learning about both vertical and horizontal symmetry – we created some beautiful patterns using our knowledge of symmetry! Then, we learned how to translate shapes using directions and coordinates.

 

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.  Please keep practising the numbers from 1-31 over the next few weeks.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 12.07.21

 

 

Our Topic this half term is ‘Circle of Life’. We will learning about the different changes our bodies go through during puberty. We will then learn about the different stages of a baby’s growth in the uterus. Finally, we will discuss the responsibilities of parenthood.

 

In Maths, we will be finishing with our ‘Shape and Space’ unit. We will consolidate our learning of translating shape. Then we will start our ‘Statistics’ unit, retrieving data and solving problems using pictograms and bar charts.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 09.07.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children from each Year 5 class who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Maple:           Ahmed and Tanu

 

Cedar:           Liam and Ayyan

 

Well done to you both!

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

Year 5 worked incredibly hard during the London Rocks Challenge with both classes ranking in the top 5 throughout the school. Their hard work also helped Rushy Meadow to place 26th out of 100s of London schools. Well done everyone!!

 

 

Homework is set via Microsoft Teams. It is set each Friday and due in on Thursdays. Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section.

 

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.

 

Warm Weather

As the weather is getting warmer, please ensure your child applies sunscreen before school, brings a names baseball/sun hat to school and a labelled water bottle.

 

PSHE

The next couple of weeks in PSHE will involve discussing physical changes through puberty. We will also be discussing positive relationships with others, along with self-confidence and body image. You may feel that this is a subject you would like to discuss with your child beforehand as they may come home with questions following these sessions. We try not to make these sessions to intense or serious so that children feel as comfortable as possible. They will also be separated into same sex groups.

 

Swimming

 

Year 5 will commence swimming lessons at Westcroft Leisure Centre on Friday 11th June 2021.  The pool is booked from 11.00am to 12pm and the children will walk to the swim centre.  There will be 6 sessions every Friday ending on Friday 16th July.

 

There will be no charge to parents, as school funds the cost of the pool booking and the cost of the instructors.

 

Important information:

  • On Fridays, children should come dressed to school in their swimming trunks/costume (these must be a one piece) under their PE kit. Children MUST come dressed ready to swim.
  • Please provide your child with a towel, swimming bag and spare underwear to change into after they have finished their swimming session. They will get changed back into their PE kits. In addition to this, as long hair blocks the filters, children with long hair should wear a swimming hat.
  • Verruca socks if there are any foot problems.
  • No jewellery is permitted on swimming days; this includes the school’s usual policy to have only one stud maximum in each ear.

 

Swimming is part of normal curricular activities, and all children are expected to take part.  We ask for your support in ensuring that your child brings the above items each week.  If you do not wish your child to participate on a particular day, a letter explaining the special circumstances must be brought to the school on or before that day.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Year 5 team or Miss Knight (PE lead).

 

 

Summer Holiday Activities

 

Please see the document below with a range of ideas for activities children can complete over the summer holidays. They have been split into different sections so there are ideas for if you are staying at home, playing outside or are on the move!

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

 

mapleclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

cedarclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

This Week’s Learning – wb 28.06.21

 

 

This half term, our topic is ‘Circle of Life’. We started the week by comparing the life cycles of different animal groups, including amphibians, birds, insects and mammals. We then researched the life and works of the famous naturalist David Attenborough. Next, we identified the features of and planned a biography to write about David Attenborough.

 

In Maths this week, we continued our ‘Shape and Space’ unit. We started the week by finding the perimeter of composite shapes. We then learned how to find the area of rectangles and applied this to finding the area of composite shapes.

 

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 05.07.21

 

 

Our Topic this half term is ‘Circle of Life’. We will learning about the different stages in a human’s life cycle. We will then move onto learn about different types of families. Next, we will learn about the changes our bodies go through during puberty.

 

In Maths, we will continue with our ‘Shape and Space’ unit. We will first learn about lines of symmetry (both vertical and horizontal). We will then move onto learning how to translate shapes using coordinates.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 02.07.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children from each Year 5 class who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Maple:           Olivia and Bianca

 

Cedar:           Betsy and Max

 

Well done to you both!

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

Homework is set via Microsoft Teams. It is set each Friday and due in on Thursdays. Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section.

 

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.

 

Warm Weather

As the weather is getting warmer, please ensure your child applies sunscreen before school, brings a names baseball/sun hat to school and a labelled water bottle.

 

Sports Day

In line with guidance from the Department for Education and Cirrus Trust we will not be inviting parents to watch our sports days this year.  I know that this will be disappointing to you all, but we must ensure that we continue to keep people safe.

 

Sports days will go ahead on Thursday 8th of July 2021, and we will make sure the children have a great time.  Teachers will take photos on the day and will share these on the class blogs

 

PSHE

The next couple of weeks in PSHE will involve discussing physical changes through puberty. We will also be discussing positive relationships with others, along with self-confidence and body image. You may feel that this is a subject you would like to discuss with your child beforehand as they may come home with questions following these sessions. We try not to make these sessions to intense or serious so that children feel as comfortable as possible. They will also be separated into same sex groups.

 

Swimming

 

Year 5 will commence swimming lessons at Westcroft Leisure Centre on Friday 11th June 2021.  The pool is booked from 11.00am to 12pm and the children will walk to the swim centre.  There will be 6 sessions every Friday ending on Friday 16th July.

 

There will be no charge to parents, as school funds the cost of the pool booking and the cost of the instructors.

 

Important information:

  • On Fridays, children should come dressed to school in their swimming trunks/costume (these must be a one piece) under their PE kit. Children MUST come dressed ready to swim.
  • Please provide your child with a towel, swimming bag and spare underwear to change into after they have finished their swimming session. They will get changed back into their PE kits. In addition to this, as long hair blocks the filters, children with long hair should wear a swimming hat.
  • Verruca socks if there are any foot problems.
  • No jewellery is permitted on swimming days; this includes the school’s usual policy to have only one stud maximum in each ear.

 

Swimming is part of normal curricular activities, and all children are expected to take part.  We ask for your support in ensuring that your child brings the above items each week.  If you do not wish your child to participate on a particular day, a letter explaining the special circumstances must be brought to the school on or before that day.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Year 5 team or Miss Knight (PE lead).

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

 

mapleclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

cedarclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 21.06.21

 

 

This half term, our topic is ‘Circle of Life’. This week, we have been learning about plants and animals. We started by learning about the main stages of a plant’s life cycle. Then, we learnt about reproduction in different types of plants. Next, we learnt about different animal groups and their life cycles, including amphibians and mammals.

 

In Maths this week, we continued our ‘Shape and Space’ unit. We have been learning about perimeter this week. We have been finding the perimeter of irregular and regular polygons (regular polygons being where the sides are straight and equal).

 

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 28.06.21

 

 

Our Topic next half term is ‘Circle of Life’. We will first compare the life cycles of amphibians, birds and mammals. Then, we research the life and work of famous naturalist David Attenborough! We will then learn about the features of a biography, plan and write our own biographies about David Attenborough.

 

In Maths, we will learn to calculate the perimeter composite shapes. We will then move onto to calculating the area of different shapes, including composite shapes and rectangles.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 25.06.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children from each Year 5 class who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Maple:           Alfie and Karl

 

Cedar:           Charlie and Gracie

 

Well done to you both!

Times Tables Rockstars

 

TTRS – London Rocks!

As part of our commitment to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, we are taking part in a friendly competition involving schools from Greater London from Monday 28th June to Friday 2nd July. It’s all done online via play.ttrockstars.com. 

For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours). Winning classes in the school and in the competition will be the ones with the highest average.  There will be prizes and certificates. 

All game modes (Gig, Garage, Studio, etc.) will count but only from games played between 07:00 and 19:00 on Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th, Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd. 

In the spirit of the competition, please don’t play on their behalf but by all means encourage and support them to the extent that it doesn’t cause high stress levels or impact on family plans. We suggest a limit of half an hour a day outside school hours – some will play more; some will play less. 

Thanks for your support as always.

 

 

Homework is set via Microsoft Teams. It is set each Friday and due in on Thursdays. Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section.

 

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.

 

PSHE

The next couple of weeks in PSHE will involve discussing physical changes through puberty. We will also be discussing positive relationships with others, along with self-confidence and body image. You may feel that this is a subject you would like to discuss with your child beforehand as they may come home with questions following these sessions. We try not to make these sessions to intense or serious so that children feel as comfortable as possible. They will also be separated into same sex groups.

 

Swimming

 

Year 5 will commence swimming lessons at Westcroft Leisure Centre on Friday 11th June 2021.  The pool is booked from 11.00am to 12pm and the children will walk to the swim centre.  There will be 6 sessions every Friday ending on Friday 16th July.

 

There will be no charge to parents, as school funds the cost of the pool booking and the cost of the instructors.

 

Important information:

  • On Fridays, children should come dressed to school in their swimming trunks/costume (these must be a one piece) under their PE kit. Children MUST come dressed ready to swim.
  • Please provide your child with a towel, swimming bag and spare underwear to change into after they have finished their swimming session. They will get changed back into their PE kits. In addition to this, as long hair blocks the filters, children with long hair should wear a swimming hat.
  • Verruca socks if there are any foot problems.
  • No jewellery is permitted on swimming days; this includes the school’s usual policy to have only one stud maximum in each ear.

 

Swimming is part of normal curricular activities, and all children are expected to take part.  We ask for your support in ensuring that your child brings the above items each week.  If you do not wish your child to participate on a particular day, a letter explaining the special circumstances must be brought to the school on or before that day.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Year 5 team or Miss Knight (PE lead).

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

 

mapleclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

cedarclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 14.06.21 

 

This half term, our topic is ‘Circle of Life’. This week, we continued to learn about water, with a focus on what causes pollution and how we can stop it. Next, we looked at the features of a setting description and gathered fantastic examples of language. We then planned our writing using our 5 senses and wrote brilliant descriptions of either a rainforest or a desert!

 

In Maths this week, we have continued with our ‘Shape and Space’ unit. We started the week consolidating our learning of angles around a point. Then we identified and described different 2D shapes, including quadrilaterals, triangles, and irregular polygons.

 

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 toBusy 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 21.06.21

 

Next week in topic, we will be learning about the life cycle of a flowering plant. We will then learn about how different plants reproduce. Next, we will learn about the different stages of an amphibian’s life cycle and finally compare the life cycles of different mammals, including placentals, monotremes and marsupials.

 

In Maths, we will be calculating the perimeter of regular and irregular 2D shapes. We will then apply this knowledge to calculating the perimeter of rectangles.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 18.06.21

 

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week are…

 

Maple: Tommy and Lily

Cedar: An-chen and Connor

 

Well done to you all!

 

 

Parent/Carer Information - 18.06.21

 

Homework is set via Microsoft Teams. It is set each Friday and due in on Thursdays. Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section.

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.

 

Swimming

Year 5 will commence swimming lessons at Westcroft Leisure Centre on Friday 11th June 2021.  The pool is booked from 11.00am to 12pm and the children will walk to the swim centre.  There will be 6 sessions every Friday ending on Friday 16th July.

There will be no charge to parents, as school funds the cost of the pool booking and the cost of the instructors.

Important information:

  • On Fridays, children should come dressed to school in their swimming trunks/costume (these must be a one piece) under their PE kit. Children MUST come dressed ready to swim.
  • Please provide your child with a towel, swimming bag and spare underwear to change into after they have finished their swimming session. They will get changed back into their PE kits. In addition to this, as long hair blocks the filters, children with long hair should wear a swimming hat.
  • Verruca socks if there are any foot problems.
  • No jewellery is permitted on swimming days; this includes the school’s usual policy to have only one stud maximum in each ear.

Swimming is part of normal curricular activities, and all children are expected to take part.  We ask for your support in ensuring that your child brings the above items each week.  If you do not wish your child to participate on a particular day, a letter explaining the special circumstances must be brought to the school on or before that day.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Year 5 team or Miss Knight (PE lead).

 

PSHE

The next couple of weeks in PSHE will involve discussing physical changes through puberty. We will also be discussing positive relationships with others, along with self-confidence and body image. You may feel that this is a subject you would like to discuss with your child beforehand as they may come home with questions following these sessions. We try not to make these sessions to intense or serious so that children feel as comfortable as possible. They will also be separated into same sex groups.

 

TTRS – London Rocks!

As part of our commitment to make maths exciting and high profile in our school, we are taking part in a friendly competition involving schools from Greater London from Monday 28th June to Friday 2nd July. It’s all done online via play.ttrockstars.com. 

For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours). Winning classes in the school and in the competition will be the ones with the highest average.  There will be prizes and certificates. 

All game modes (Gig, Garage, Studio, etc.) will count but only from games played between 07:00 and 19:00 on Monday 28th, Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th, Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd. 

In the spirit of the competition, please don’t play on their behalf but by all means encourage and support them to the extent that it doesn’t cause high stress levels or impact on family plans. We suggest a limit of half an hour a day outside school hours – some will play more; some will play less. 

Thanks for your support as always.

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

mapleclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

cedarclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

This Week’s Learning – wb 07.06.21

 

 

This half term, our topic is ‘Circle of Life’. This week, we started our topic by thinking about what we already know about plants and animals and what we would like to know. Then, we dissected roses to identify different parts of a flowering plant and their functions. We also planted our own pea seeds – we hope to see them grow by the end of this half term! Later in the week, we learnt about the life processes of living things and how plants adapt to their environments, focussing on the desert and the rainforest. Finally, we learnt about the water cycle as water is vital for all living things!

 

In Maths this week, we continued learning about angles. First, we used protractors and rulers to draw different types of angles. Next, we used our angle knowledge to calculate missing angles on a straight line. Finally, we began to calculate missing angles around a point.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have started our new topic on Matisse.  We will be looking at shapes in paintings and how to describe what they look like and their positions.  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 14.06.21

 

 

Our Topic next half term is ‘Circle of Life’. We will first learn about water pollution and how it affects the environment around us and across the world. Next, we will identify the features of a setting description and plan it using our five senses. Finally, we will use this plan to write a setting description using our plant knowledge about either the rainforest or the desert.

 

In Maths, we will start the week by continuing to calculate angles around a point. Next, we will learn about parallel and perpendicular lines. We will then apply this knowledge to identifying different 2D shapes, including quadrilaterals, triangles, and irregular polygons.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 11.06.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children from each Year 5 class who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Maple:           Rayyaan and Alan

 

Cedar:           Daisie-Rai and Claudia

 

Well done to you both!

Times Tables Rockstars

 

Congratulations to all the children below who gained a new rock status!

Homework is set via Microsoft Teams. It is set each Friday and due in on Thursdays. Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section.

 

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.

 

Swimming

 

Year 5 will commence swimming lessons at Westcroft Leisure Centre on Friday 11th June 2021.  The pool is booked from 11.00am to 12pm and the children will walk to the swim centre.  There will be 6 sessions every Friday ending on Friday 16th July.

 

There will be no charge to parents, as school funds the cost of the pool booking and the cost of the instructors.

 

Important information:

  • On Fridays, children should come dressed to school in their swimming trunks/costume (these must be a one piece) under their PE kit. Children MUST come dressed ready to swim.
  • Please provide your child with a towel, swimming bag and spare underwear to change into after they have finished their swimming session. They will get changed back into their PE kits. In addition to this, as long hair blocks the filters, children with long hair should wear a swimming hat.
  • Verruca socks if there are any foot problems.
  • No jewellery is permitted on swimming days; this includes the school’s usual policy to have only one stud maximum in each ear.

 

Swimming is part of normal curricular activities, and all children are expected to take part.  We ask for your support in ensuring that your child brings the above items each week.  If you do not wish your child to participate on a particular day, a letter explaining the special circumstances must be brought to the school on or before that day.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Year 5 team or Miss Knight (PE lead).

RESIDENTIAL

We are delighted to offer Year 5 students a place on the Residential trip for the next academic year. You should have received a letter explaining further details. If you have any further questions or need a replacement letter, please let us or the Year 6 team know.

Transition to secondary school

This week you will have received an email about applying for your child’s place at secondary school. We understand it is an important time and you may have many questions.

Attached to an email is a PowerPoint Presentation with information regarding applications to different high schools. We strongly advise you watch the presentation to find out about the application process.

Below is some of the important information regarding entry tests and registration deadlines for schools within the borough.

This Week’s Learning – wb 24.05.21

 

This half term, our topic is ‘Terrible Tudors’. This week, we have been creating fantastic artwork! We started the week by using sketching and shading to create texture. Then, we practised sketching facial features. We then applied these skills to drawing amazing portraits of Henry VIII. Finally, we practised the skill of cross-stitching and used this to sew our own Tudor roses.

 

In Maths this week, we have started our ‘Shape and Space’ topic. First, we identified different types of angles (acute, obtuse, right and reflex). Then, we used protractors to measure different types of angles, including reflex angles.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 07.06.21

 

 

Our Topic next half term is ‘Circle of Life’. We will start our Topic by thinking about what we already know about plants and animals and what questions we would like to find the answer to. Then, we will dissect plants to examine the different parts of a flowering plant and plant our own seeds to see our plants grow over the half term! Next, we will learn about the life processes of a plant and finally, learn about the different stages of the water cycle.

 

In Maths, we will be continuing our Shape and Space Unit. We will first use protractors to draw different angles. Then, we will use our knowledge of angles to calculate missing angles on a straight line and angles around a point,

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 27.05.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children from each Year 5 class who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Maple:           Zack and Lexie

 

Cedar:           Ethan and Ruby T

 

Well done to you both!

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

Congratulations to all the children below who gained a new rock status!

 

Friday 28th May is our last day of this half term. School will return on Tuesday 8th June 2021.

 

Homework is set via Microsoft Teams. It is set each Friday and due in on Thursdays. Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section.

 

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.

 

Walking Home

Your child’s safety is most important to us. We recognise that many children in Year 5 feel confident to travel home on their own with your permission. We are not willing to allow children to travel home alone from school without your written consent.

We wish to stress that we don’t want any of the children to feel they have to now walk home. There may be many reasons why this is not appropriate for some children to do this at this time. Many of you have already given us permission for your child to travel home on their own. However, there may be children who will be in Year 6 in September who, up until now were not travelling home alone, but would now like to.

We will ensure your child’s safety at school and as parents you understand that certain dangers are present when travelling home alone or catching a bus.

If you would like your child to walk home from school on their own, please sign the slip sent to you via email and return it to the school office. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Year 5 team.

 

RESIDENTIAL

We are delighted to offer Year 5 students a place on the Residential trip for the next academic year. You should have received a letter explaining further details. If you have any further questions or need a replacement letter, please let us or the Year 6 team know.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

 

mapleclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

cedarclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 17.05.21

 

This half term, our topic is ‘Terrible Tudors’. This week, we have used historical sources to learn about rich and poor Tudors. We then identified the features of, planned and wrote a diary entry from the perspective of a Tudor servant. Our servants worked in the kitchens for important Tudor figures and helped prepare for an impressive feast!

 

In Maths this week, we have consolidated our knowledge of fractions. We started by using our division knowledge to find fractions of amount. Then we used our knowledge of multiples to find equivalent fractions.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been writing and illustrating our Season Colour poems.  We will finish them next week.  Keep an eye out on Twitter for pictures of the final results.

Keep practising numbers over half term.  This song is very catchy and might help you to remember: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEz58BblMY

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 24.05.21

 

 

In Topic next week, we will be learning about the life and artwork of Hans Holbein. We will then use our sketching skills to practise creating texture and sketching accurate facial features. We will then apply these to our own Tudor portraits. Finally, we will be learning how to use cross stitch to make a pattern and then applying this to make our own Tudor roses.

 

In Maths, we will be beginning our Shape and Space Unit. We will first identify different types of angles. Then we will practise using a protractor to measure obtuse, acute and reflex angles.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 07.05.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children from each Year 5 class who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Maple:           Megan and Daniel

 

Cedar:           Jack N and Maisie

 

Well done to you both!

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

Congratulations to all the children below who gained a new rock status!

 

Next Friday 28th May is class photo day. Please send children into school in their finest uniform and photo ready! Children will not need to come to school dressed in PE kit this day.

 

Homework is set via Microsoft Teams. It is set each Friday and due in on Thursdays. Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section.

 

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.

 

Walking Home

Your child’s safety is most important to us. We recognise that many children in Year 5 feel confident to travel home on their own with your permission. We are not willing to allow children to travel home alone from school without your written consent.

We wish to stress that we don’t want any of the children to feel they have to now walk home. There may be many reasons why this is not appropriate for some children to do this at this time. Many of you have already given us permission for your child to travel home on their own. However, there may be children who will be in Year 6 in September who, up until now were not travelling home alone, but would now like to.

We will ensure your child’s safety at school and as parents you understand that certain dangers are present when travelling home alone or catching a bus.

If you would like your child to walk home from school on their own, please sign the slip sent to you via email and return it to the school office. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Year 5 team.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

 

mapleclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

cedarclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 10.05.21

 

This half term, our topic is ‘Terrible Tudors’. This week, we have written persuasive letters to the Pope as Henry VIII asking for a divorce. We included persuasive features such as rhetorical questions, the power of three and emotive language. Then, we learned about the history of the River Thames. Finally, we used different historical sources to learn more about Elizabeth I.

 

In Maths this week, we have continued our ‘Measure’ unit. This week we have focused on time. We started the week by reading both analogue and digital clocks and converting between 12 hour and 24-hour clocks. Next, we converted between hours, minutes, and seconds. Finally, we are learning to effectively read timetables and use them to answer problems.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been revising colour adjectives and have created our own colour pallets.  We also looked at the structure of colour poems to prepare for when we write our own next week.  Listen to this song to remind you of some of the colours we have been learning about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4kNeFGBAcw

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 17.05.21

 

 

In Topic next week, we will use historical sources to learn about and compare the lives of rich and poor Tudors. Next, we will identify the features of a diary entry. Then, we will then use this information to plan and write diary entries from the perspective of a Tudor servant in a palace.

 

In Maths, we will be consolidating our knowledge of fractions. We will recap finding equivalent fractions and finding fractions of amount using both unit fractions (where the numerator is 1) and non-unit fractions (where the numerator is more than 1).

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 14.05.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children from each Year 5 class who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Maple:           Aleksandra and Keyaan

 

Cedar:           Lara and Ruby R

 

Well done to you both!

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

Congratulations to all the children below who gained a new rock status!

 

Homework is set via Microsoft Teams. It is set each Friday and due in on Thursdays. Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section.

 

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.

 

Walking Home

Your child’s safety is most important to us. We recognise that many children in Year 5 feel confident to travel home on their own with your permission. We are not willing to allow children to travel home alone from school without your written consent.

We wish to stress that we don’t want any of the children to feel they have to now walk home. There may be many reasons why this is not appropriate for some children to do this at this time. Many of you have already given us permission for your child to travel home on their own. However, there may be children who will be in Year 6 in September who, up until now were not travelling home alone, but would now like to.

We will ensure your child’s safety at school and as parents you understand that certain dangers are present when travelling home alone or catching a bus.

If you would like your child to walk home from school on their own, please sign the slip sent to you via email and return it to the school office. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Year 5 team.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

 

mapleclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

cedarclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

Walk to School Poster Winners!

Congratulations to the following children who won the WOW poster competition, it was judged by Mrs Schalkwyk.

In EYFS we have Gessica for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the rainbow and the people with big smiley faces.

In KS1 we have Wen for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the traffic lights and the road.

In Lower KS2 we have Sofia for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the zebra crossing and the people using different ways to walk to school.

 

In Upper KS2 we have Lacey-Rae for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the different ways to walk to school and the way you used bright colours and glitter to draw the observer’s eye to the poster.

The following children were runners up in the WOW poster competition.

In EYFS we have Rya for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the people walking to school and explained how it is good for you.

In KS1 we have Billy for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew the people walking and cycling to school.

In Lower KS2 we have Nicole for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you drew and explained the different ways you can travel to school.

In Upper KS2 we have Megan for creating a fabulous Walk to School Week poster. I loved your design particularly how you used colour and speech bubbles to explain how walking to school can help you.

Look for the fabulous posters on the school gates, twitter, and the school website.

This Week’s Learning – wb 03.05.21

 

 

This half term, our topic is ‘Terrible Tudors’. This week, we started our week by gathering information and learning about Henry VIII’s six wives. We learnt why each marriage ended and key dates and facts. Next, we identified the features of a persuasive letters and gathered vocabulary to describe Henry’s love for Anne Boleyn. Finally, we planned our persuasive letters written as Henry VIII to the Pope asking him for a divorce, ready to write next week.

 

In Maths this week, we have continued our ‘Measure’ unit. We started the week by using our knowledge of money to solve multi-step problems. Next, we moved onto using our times tables knowledge to convert between days, weeks and months.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been looking at how to make nouns plural in French.  We have been using the vocabulary that we found last week to apply the rules to.  Next week we will be revising colour adjectives and expanding our colour vocabulary.  You could make a start by going to the Busy Things website, clicking Key Stage 2, year 5/6, languages, French and then scrolling down to the colour activity.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 10.05.21

In Topic next week, we will start the week by writing our persuasive letters to the Pope as Henry VIII. Next, we will be learning about the history and the uses of the River Thames. After this, we will be using sources to gather knowledge about the personality of Elizabeth I and to understand the difference in the lives of rich and poor Tudors.

 

In Maths, we will be continuing to learn about units of measure, with a focus on time. We will first read both digital and analogue clocks, then we will convert between minutes, seconds and hours. Then, we will use our knowledge of time to read a variety of timetables and solve problems using these.  

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 07.05.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children from each Year 5 class who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Maple:           Kaveesha and Lenny

 

Cedar:           Micah and Ayyan

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

Times Tables Rockstars

Congratulations to all the children below who gained a new rock status!

 

Homework is set via Microsoft Teams. It is set each Friday and due in on Thursdays. Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section.

 

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.

 

Walking Home

Your child’s safety is most important to us. We recognise that many children in Year 5 feel confident to travel home on their own with your permission. We are not willing to allow children to travel home alone from school without your written consent.

We wish to stress that we don’t want any of the children to feel they have to now walk home. There may be many reasons why this is not appropriate for some children to do this at this time. Many of you have already given us permission for your child to travel home on their own. However, there may be children who will be in Year 6 in September who, up until now were not travelling home alone, but would now like to.

We will ensure your child’s safety at school and as parents you understand that certain dangers are present when travelling home alone or catching a bus.

If you would like your child to walk home from school on their own, please sign the slip sent to you via email and return it to the school office. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Year 5 team.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

 

mapleclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

cedarclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

This Week’s Learning – wb 26.04.21

 

 

This half term, our topic is ‘Terrible Tudors’. This week, we have used our knowledge of the Battle of Bosworth to write newspaper reports. We started the week by identifying the features of a newspaper. Then, we planned and wrote our newspapers, including features from our writing grid such as fronted adverbials and parenthesis. Finally, we edited and improved our writing.

 

In Maths this week, we have continued our ‘Measure’ unit. We continued learning about mass this week, converting between grams and kilograms. Then, we applied this to problem solving tasks. Next, we converted between imperial (pints, pounds, and inches) and metric measures (ml, kg and cm). Finally, we learned how to convert money between pounds and pence and applied this to 1 and 2 step word problems.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been finding out when to use le, la, l’ and les for “the” and researching nouns to use in our own poems based on our own choice of season.  Next week we will look at the rules for making nouns plural.  You could practice numbers by going to the Busy Things website, clicking Key Stage 2, year 5/6, languages, French and then scrolling down to the number’s activities.

Next Week’s Learning – wb 03.05.21

 

 

In Topic next week, we will start the week by learning why Henry VIII had six wives and gather information about each wife. Next, we will identify the features of a persuasive letter. We will then gather vocabulary for and plan a persuasive letter to the Pope as Henry VIII arguing as to why he needs a divorce from Catherine of Aragon.

 

In Maths, we will be finishing learning about measure. We will use our knowledge of converting pounds and pence to solve problem solving questions. Then, we will move onto converting between days, weeks, months, and years.  

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 30.04.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children from each Year 5 class who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Maple:           Alfie and Cathleen-Tiana

 

Cedar:           NJ and Chelsea

 

Well done to you both!

 

Times Tables Rockstars

Congratulations to all the children below who gained a new rock status!

 

Don’t forget Monday 3rd of May is a bank holiday, school reopens Tuesday 4th May.

 

Homework is set via Microsoft Teams. It is set each Friday and due in on Thursdays. Please find the spellings for this week under the Home Learning section.

 

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.

 

Walking Home

Your child’s safety is most important to us. We recognise that many children in Year 5 feel confident to travel home on their own with your permission. We are not willing to allow children to travel home alone from school without your written consent.

We wish to stress that we don’t want any of the children to feel they have to now walk home. There may be many reasons why this is not appropriate for some children to do this at this time. Many of you have already given us permission for your child to travel home on their own. However, there may be children who will be in Year 6 in September who, up until now were not travelling home alone, but would now like to.

We will ensure your child’s safety at school and as parents you understand that certain dangers are present when travelling home alone or catching a bus.

If you would like your child to walk home from school on their own, please sign the slip sent to you via email and return it to the school office. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Year 5 team.

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

 

mapleclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

cedarclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

This Week’s Learning – wb 19.04.21

 

 

This half term, our topic is ‘Terrible Tudors’. We started our Topic by thinking about what we already know about the Tudors and what we would like to know. Then, we had a fantastic Tudor Day! We did lots of activities linked to the Tudors such as learning about their diet, crime and punishment and even designing our own coat of arms. Next, we learned how to read maps using 4 and 6-figure grid references. Finally, we thought about where the Tudor period came in British History and how it began at the Battle of Bosworth.

 

In Maths this week, we have continued our ‘Measure’ unit. We consolidated our learning of converting litres to millilitres and then applied this to problem solving questions. Next, we learned how to measure mass accurately, using the scales to predict and weigh different objects. Then, we converted between grams and kilograms by multiplying and dividing by 1000.

 

Bonjour!  This half term the children will be writing colour poems in French based on a season of their choice.  This week we practiced our dictionary skills by playing racing games and we used our dictionaries to help us understand the meaning of a spring song.  Next week we will be finding out when to use le, la, l’ and les for “the” and researching nouns to use in our own poems.  Watch this video from Jingle Jeff to practice how to say the seasons in French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xyuP6eVJmM  

Next Week’s Learning – wb 26.04.21

 

 

In Topic next week, we will be using our knowledge of how the Tudor period and how it started by writing newspaper reports about the Battle of Bosworth. First, we will identify the features of a newspaper, then plan our writing. By the end of the week, we will have written and edited our gripping and informative newspapers.

 

In Maths, we will be continuing to learn about measure. We will first continue to convert between grams and kilograms and then apply this to problem solving questions. Then, we will learn about money. First, we convert pounds to pence by multiplying and dividing by 100. Then, we will apply this to 1 and 2 step problems.  

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 23.04.2021

 

Each week we will choose 2 children from each Year 5 class who have really impressed us.  These children will be our stars of the week and will get a special certificate to go home!

 

This week we have chosen…

 

Maple:           Biram and Lacey-Rae

 

Cedar:          Saathana and Beste

 

Well done to you both!

Times Tables Rockstars

Congratulations to all the children below who gained a new rock status!

Bicycle Storage

We are delighted to inform you that over the Easter holidays we have installed 20 bicycle storage hoops up on the top of the grass area by the existing covered bicycle Storage just through the KS2 gate. This was possible due to receiving £500 pounds funding from TFL to promote cycling to school.

If your child wishes to cycle to school, then they may park their bicycle in this area only, no bicycles are to be taken down to classrooms. Please ensure your child wears a cycle helmet and has a lock to secure their bike whilst on school premises, as the school accepts no liability for loss or damage to personal property brought onto school property.

The Big Pedal

 

Get set… we’re taking part in Sustrans Big Pedal 2021, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting challenge. The challenge runs from 19 April to 30 April. It’s free and we would love everyone to be involved. 

 

What do you need to do? 

 

Encourage your child(ren) to take active journeys to school on as many days as possible during the event, and join them on their way.  

 

Or, if your child(ren) are learning from home, take active journeys from home with them or encourage them to do physical activity on as many days as possible instead. 

 

Tell us what you’ve done at home 

 

If your child(ren) are taking part in Sustrans Big Pedal from home, you can let their teacher know if they have been on an active journey or completed a physical activity daily by class email. 

 

Please use this communication channel to let us know if other family members (including parents and siblings not at the school) have joined in as supporter activity counts in the competition too. 

 

 

Why we are taking part 

 

Sustrans Big Pedal is a great way to get children active, which is important for physical health and mental wellbeing.  

 

Active school runs also help to reduce congestion and air pollution outside the school gate.  

Covid-19 has made active travel to school is even more important. The Department for Education have said encouraging active travel to school helps “to enable pupils to be physically active while encouraging physical distancing.” 

 

Plus there are some great prizes to be won every day if we get enough children taking part! 

 

 

 

Cycle, walk, scoot and snap to win family prizes 

 

You and your family can also win prizes during Sustrans Big Pedal. Simply post a photo of you and your child(ren) cycling, walking, wheeling or scooting to school on social media during the challenge using #BigPedalWin.  

 

To be in with a chance of winning, you’ll need to follow Sustrans on Instagram instagram.com/sustrans, Twitter twitter.com/sustrans or Facebook facebook.com/Sustrans. 

 

Be sure to check the terms and conditions found on the Big Pedal website prior to entering the competition. 

 

 

The Big Pedal is For Everyone 

 

We want to make sure that everyone can get involved Sustrans Big Pedal.  

 

We know there may be things which make it more difficult for some pupils to take part than others. For example, some children may have different mobility needs or limited computer access for telling us about activity done at home. This should not stand in the way of your child(ren) taking part. 

 

If you want to discuss more about your child(ren)’s specific needs, please contact Mrs Green and we will make sure that there is a way for your child to take part.  

Useful resources 

 

To help you prepare, Sustrans has developed a handy free guide packed with advice, games and challenges to help you have hassle-free cycle, walk or scoot to school.   

 

Download your free family guide using this link: 

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/sign-up-to-receive-your-free-family-guide/ 

  

Please use the below link for tips on staying safe on the school run during lockdown: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/get-active/2020/everyday-walking-and-cycling/how-to-stay-safe-on-the-school-run-during-lockdown/.  

 

For more information about the event go to www.bigpedal.org.uk. Enjoy the challenge! 

Best wishes 

 

Mrs Green 

School travel coordinator 

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact us by ringing the school or using the class emails:

 

mapleclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

cedarclass@cirrustrust.onmicrosoft.com

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 29.03.21

 

 

This half term, our topic is ‘European Explorers’. This week we have been learning about the voting systems used in Europe. We learnt what democracy meant and what the government is responsible for in Britain. Next, we looked at the different school systems in Spain and Germany and compared it with school in Britain.

 

In Maths this week, we have continued our ‘Measure’ unit. We applied our knowledge of converting measure of length (mm, cm, m and km) to problem solving questions. Then we learnt how we measure capacity – we were shocked to find out the average swimming pools hold 357,000 litres of water! Finally, we converted between ml and L by multiplying and dividing by 1000.

 

Next Week’s Learning