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Class Teachers for Year 5 Classes:

Mrs B Taylor

Miss H Beecroft

 

 

 

 

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 – wb 19.04.21

 

 

Our Topic after half term is the ‘Terrible Tudors. We will begin our topic by using 4-figure and 6-figure grid references to locate places on a map. Next, we will be having our Tudor Day! (20th April 2021). On this day, we will be completing lots of different activities such as planning a Tudor banquet, creating a coat of arms, and learning about Tudor crime and punishment. Finally, we will learn about where the Tudors came in British history and the key events during the Battle of Bosworth.

 

In Maths, we will be continuing to learn about measure. We will start by applying converting L to ml by multiplying and dividing by 1000. We will then apply our knowledge of capacity to problem solving questions. Then we will move onto look at measuring mass accurately. Finally, we will start converting kilograms to grams.  

Times Tables Rockstars

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

 

 

Our last day of Spring term is Wednesday 31st March 2021. We will be returning to school on Monday 19th April 2021.

 

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

 

Please ensure that your child is reading daily and signing their reading diaries. They can sign it themselves with the name of the book and the pages they have read. This could be a book from school, a story from home or even a comic or a magazine :)

 

Hook Day

On Tuesday 20th April 2021, as part of our hook day into our new topic ‘Terrible Tudors, we would like your child to come to school dressed as a Tudor.

This could include:

  • A Tudor princess
  • A knight
  • A Tudor king
  • A peasant/servant

Throughout the day, the children will be taking part in various Tudor activities such as creating their own coat of arms and planning a Tudor banquet and would love children to dress the part! Please note it is not necessary to buy anything new: anything you have at home is great.

According to government guidelines, we are minimising contact and mixing wherever possible. It is also recommended that children have their own items that are not shared. Children may choose to bring in additional props, such as a crown, but, in light of these government guidelines, these props will only be able to be used by their owner – the sharing of props will NOT be allowed.

Please also note, if your child is not dressing up then they will need to come to school  wearing their usual school uniform.

We look forward to seeing some amazing outfits! If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Year 5 Team

 

Well done!

We would like to say a massive well done to Lacey-Rae in Maple Class for winning the easter egg competition launched by Barrat London. She has won a session with a chocolatier from Nestle who will explain how to create her own Easter Egg. Below is her wonderful winning design! We can’t wait to hear all about your easter egg after Easter holidays, well done! 😊

This Week’s Learning – wb 22.03.21

 

 

This half term, our topic is ‘European Explorers’. This week we have been writing our own traditional tales. First, we gather vocabulary for our setting descriptions, then we planned, wrote, and edited our stories. Our stories have been inspired by well-known traditional tales but with our own twists!

 

In Maths this week, we have started our ‘Measure’ unit. We started the week by measuring accurately using a ruler in cm and mm. Then we converted between, mm, cm, m, and km using our knowledge of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. Finally, we applied this knowledge to problem solving questions.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 29.03.21

 

In Topic next week, we will begin by learning about the voting system used in most European countries. We will learn about parliament in England and democracy. Next, we will learn about and compare different education systems in Europe, comparing our school life to children who live in Spain and Germany. Finally, we will be completing our independent projects researching and creating a poster comparing two different European countries.

 

In Maths, we will be continuing to learn about measure. We will start by applying our learning of converting units of length to multi-step problems. Then, we will be learning how to measure capacity accurately and finally, converting between L and ml.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 26.03.2021

 

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 Lily

 

Cedar:           Andy and Ollie

 

Well done to you both!

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

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

Our last day of Spring term is Wednesday 31st March 2021. We will be returning to school on Monday 19th April 2021.

 

Please don’t forget to sign up for a phone call appointment for parents evening through Arbor. These parent calls will be held on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th March.

 

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

 

Please ensure that your child is reading daily and signing their reading diaries. They can sign it themselves with the name of the book and the pages they have read. This could be a book from school, a story from home or even a comic or a magazine :)

 

Hook Day

On Tuesday 20th April 2021, as part of our hook day into our new topic ‘Terrible Tudors, we would like your child to come to school dressed as a Tudor.

This could include:

  • A Tudor princess
  • A knight
  • A Tudor king
  • A peasant/servant

Throughout the day, the children will be taking part in various Tudor activities such as creating their own coat of arms and planning a Tudor banquet and would love children to dress the part! Please note it is not necessary to buy anything new: anything you have at home is great.

According to government guidelines, we are minimising contact and mixing wherever possible. It is also recommended that children have their own items that are not shared. Children may choose to bring in additional props, such as a crown, but, in light of these government guidelines, these props will only be able to be used by their owner – the sharing of props will NOT be allowed.

Please also note, if your child is not dressing up then they will need to come to school  wearing their usual school uniform.

We look forward to seeing some amazing outfits! If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Year 5 Team

 

 

Online Music Production course for Years 5&6

During the second week of the Easter break, Monday 12 April to Friday 16 April, Sutton Music Service will be delivering an Online Music Production course as part of the Easter Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF). 

 

This course is available without charge to any pupil eligible for Free School Meals. 

 

If your child is interested in taking part, please register by noon on Thursday 1 April.

 

Course Details

  • Summary: Music Production course. This course will be delivered via Soundtrap, cloud-based music production software, via Microsoft Teams. All students who enrol will be given a Soundtrap login, meaning that they can continue to compose between sessions.
  • Age range: This is suitable for children in school years 5 - 11 ( 10 -16-year-olds). 
  • When: Available online Monday 12 April - Friday 16 April, 10 -12 pm.
     

For more details about the Easter HAFs programme, please visit:

https://www.sutton.gov.uk/info/200588/health_and_wellbeing/2102/covid-19_schools_and_education/3#:~:text=Sutton%20Council%20has%20secured%20funding,2021%2C%20during%20the%20school%20holidays.&text=The%20first%20week%20of%20the,school%20holidays%20(dates%20tbc).

 

For parents and carers wishing to enrol their child, please visit:

https://uksutton.speedadmin.dk/registration#/course/487 

This Week’s Learning – wb 15.03.21

 

 

This half term, our topic is ‘European Explorers’. This week we started the week by using sketching skills to re-create a piece of artwork by Claude Monet. We then used watercolour paints to create our own Monet-inspired artwork. Next, we read a range of traditional tales and acted them out for the class. We then identified the features of traditional tales and created our own main characters in preparation for writing our own traditional tales.

 

In Maths this week, we have been consolidating our learning of fractions, decimals and percentages. We have added and subtracted fractions with different denominators, converted improper fractions and mixed numbers. Finally we converted between fractions, decimals and percentages.

 

In Music this week we have been learning to use syncopated rhythms in a tune. We have used keyboards and glockenspiels to create a tune using the rhythms we have learnt and created a class pieces using everyone’s ideas.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 22.03.21

 

 

In Topic next week we are going to be writing our own traditional tales. First, we will gather language for our story settings and then we will plan and write our traditional tales in sections. We will be basing our stories off traditional tales that we already know and changing an element to make it our own!

 

In Maths, we will be starting our new ‘Measure’ unit. We will start by measuring lengths accurately using a ruler and then moving onto converting between mm, cm, m and km. We will be achieving this by multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 19.03.2021

 

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:           Tommy and Daniel

 

Cedar:           Ethan and Ruby R

 

Well done to you both!

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 

This week, the children have been competing in a ‘Rock Down Relief’ challenge for Red Nose Day, trying to get as many correct answers as possible on Times Tables Rockstars.

 

The top three high-scoring players in each class are:

 

Maple: Tanu, Aleksandra and Lexie

 

Cedar: Saathana, Beste and Ruby R

 

 

Please don’t forget to sign up for a phone call appointment for parents evening through Arbor. These parent calls will be held on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th March.

 

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

 

Please ensure that your child is reading daily and signing their reading diaries. They can sign it themselves with the name of the book and the pages they have read. This could be a book from school, a story from home or even a comic or a magazine :)

 

Easter Egg Decorating Competition!

Barratt London, a housebuilder in the local area, is organising an Easter Egg decorating competition. If your child would like to take part, they need to decorate the egg on the template in any way they like. They could use pens, pencils, paints, collage materials… there is no limit! Entries then need to be photographed and emailed to the organisers at competition@building-relations.co.uk or posted on Instagram with the hashtag #BLChocolateFactory. A selection of the most imaginative entries will be invited to take part in a Nestlé-themed virtual Easter Egg making masterclass hosted by a specialist chocolatier, with all the delicious ingredients included!

The Terms and Conditions for the competition are below. Please note, entries SHOULD NOT be returned to school but directly to the organisers by Friday 26 March. Have fun getting creative!

This Week’s Learning – wb 08.03.21

 

 

This half term, our topic is ‘European Explorers’. This week we wrote our own food reviews. First, we gather descriptive phrases for a positive and a negative experience in a restaurant. Then, we taste tested lots of different European foods from croissants to hummus. We used this experience to write our own food reviews of Café Maple or Café Cedar. Finally, we researched the life and artwork of Claude Monet.

 

This term we will be learning about what Syncopation is. We have been learning to sing a new song which uses a syncopated (off-beat) rhythm and identify how to clap it whilst keeping a beat.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 15.03.21

 

In Topic next week we are going to be learning about a famous artist, Claude Monet. We are going to be completing some sketches inspired by his artwork and then using watercolour paints to create our own pieces.

Next, we will look at a range of traditional tales from Europe. We will read and re-enact stories using drama, identify the features of a traditional tale and then create our own main character ready to write our own version of a traditional tale.

 

In Maths, we will be consolidating our learning of fractions by adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators, and converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa.

 

This week we will be learning to use syncopated rhythms in a tune. We will use keyboards and glockenspiels to create a tune using the rhythms we have learnt and create a class pieces using everyone’s ideas.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 11.03.2021

 

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:           Lenny and Alan

 

Cedar:           Chelsea and Jack M

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

Timestables Rockstars

 

PE days:

Outdoor: Tuesdays

Indoor: Friday

On these days, please send your child to school wearing their PE kit.

 

Friday 19th March is Red Nose Day! We will be completing activities linked to this throughout the week. On Friday, if your child wishes they can wear their red nose to school. 

This Week’s Learning – wb 01.03.21

 

 

This half term, our topic is ‘European Explorers’. This week we started by planning and writing persuasive reports about Italy or France, using information about the climate, food, and landmarks to persuade a tourist to visit. On Thursday 4th March, we celebrated World Book Day. We focussed on a story called ‘Lost Happy Endings’. We created story maps, character descriptions and artwork. Finally, we ended the week learning about the different cultures of Spain and Germany.

 

In Maths this week we continued with our ‘percentages’ block. We found percentages of amounts and then used our knowledge of fractions, decimals, and percentages to solve problems. Finally, we completed an investigation using our knowledge of percentages.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 08.03.21

 

In Topic next week we are going to start the week by tasting different foods from various European countries. We are then going to write our own food reviews, using our 5 senses and our experiences at the ‘restaurant’ we visited earlier in the week. Finally, we will complete an artist study of Claude Monet.

 

In Maths next week, we will be consolidating our learning of fractions, decimals and percentages.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 05.03.2021

 

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 Bianca

 

Cedar:           Ethan and Jack M

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

The Year 5 team would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents and adults at home that have been supporting us and the children with remote learning. You have been incredibly patient and supportive!

We are looking forward to seeing you all when the children return on Monday 8th March 2021.

 

Reminder

Our PE days are:

Outdoor PE - Tuesday

Indoor PE - Friday

This Week’s Learning – wb 22.02.21

 

 

This week, we started our new Topic ‘European Explorers’. We started our topic by thinking about what we already know about Europe and what we would like to know. Then we looked at maps to locate European countries and capital cities. We then went on to think about the differences in human and physical geography, focussing on the physical features of Europe such as major rivers and mountain ranges. Next, we researched either France or Italy, gathering information to use in our persuasive reports next week!

 

In Maths this week we started our ‘Percentages’ block. We started by learning that percentages are parts per hundred. Then we converted between fractions, decimals and percentages focussing on tenths, hundredths, and fifths. Finally, we started learning how to find percentages of amount, with a focus on finding 50% and 25%.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 01.03.21

 

In Topic next week we are going to use our research from this week to write persuasive reports on either France or Italy, trying to persuade someone to visit the country! Then, we are going to research the culture of Spain and Germany, thinking carefully about what culture means and why it is important to different countries.

On Thursday 4th March, it is World Book Day. Year 5 are going to reading a story called ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Ann Duffy. They will then create story maps, character descriptions of the evil witch and even create their own artwork inspired by the illustrations!

 

In Maths next week, we are going to continue with our ‘Percentages’ block. We are going to continue finding percentages of amounts and then will apply our learning to solving problems involving fractions, decimals, and percentages. Finally, we will be using our percentage knowledge to complete a maths investigation!

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 26.02.2021

 

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:           Tallulah and Ahmed

 

Cedar:           Betsy and Charlie

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

The Year 5 team would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents and adults at home that have been supporting us and the children with remote learning. You have been incredibly patient and supportive!

Please do not hesitate to email the class emails if you have any questions or need any support with remote learning.

This Week’s Learning – wb 08.02.21

 

 

This week, we wrote informal letters to our friends and families as if we were astronauts living on the International Space Station. We then went on to study the artwork of Andy Warhol. We created our own artist study pages and then had a go at creating our own Andy Warhol-inspired prints!

 

In Maths this week we have continued with our ‘Decimals’ unit. We started the week by rounding decimals with up to 3 decimal places to 1 decimal place. Then, we moved on to multiplying and dividing whole and decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 22.02.2021

 

In Topic next half term, our topic is ‘European Explorers’. We are going to start our topic by thinking about what we already know and what we would like to know about Europe. Then we are going to locate countries and capital cities on maps of Europe. We will then look at the difference between human and physical geography and learn about the physical features of Europe. Finally, we will research either Italy or France, ready to write a persuasive report about why someone should visit one of these countries!

 

In Maths after half term, we will be starting our ‘Percentages’ block. We will start by understanding how percentages are parts per hundred, then will be converting between fractions, decimals, and percentages. Finally, we will begin to find percentages of amounts.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 12.02.2021

 

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:           Stephan and Lexie

 

Cedar:           Jack N and Daisie-Rai

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

Have a fantastic half term! Thank you so much for all your patience and support since the start of this half term – we are incredibly grateful. Please take this half term to rest and relax and we look forward to seeing the children’s work again on Monday 22nd February 2021.

This Week’s Learning – wb 01.02.21

 

 

This week, we completed investigations about another force we have been learning about, air resistance. We tested the size of different carrier bags to see which size would carry our egg ‘astronauts’ to the ground safely. We then wrote a scientific conclusion for our investigation. Next, we learnt about what it is like to be an astronaut in space, researching information from training to food in space! Finally, we identified the features of and planned an informal letter from the perspective of astronaut on the International Space Station!

 

In Maths this week we have continued with our ‘Decimals’ unit. We have been ordering and comparing decimals up to three decimals places and have ended the week by learning how to round decimals to the nearest whole number.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 08.02.2021

 

In Topic next week, we will be writing an informal letter to our friends and family as if we are astronauts living on the International Space Station. Then, we will research the life and work of Andy Warhol, to create our own prints inspired by his artwork! Finally, we will be reflecting on what we have learnt during our ‘Lost in Space’ topic.

 

In Maths next week we are continuing with our ‘Decimals’ units. We will be rounding decimals with up to 3 decimal places to the nearest decimal place. Then we will be extending our learning of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 to include decimals.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 05.02.2021

 

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:           Keyaan and Megan

 

Cedar:           Gracie and Max

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

The Year 5 team would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents and adults at home that have been supporting us and the children with remote learning. You have been incredibly patient and supportive!

Please do not hesitate to email the class emails if you have any questions or need any support with remote learning.

This Week’s Learning – wb 25.01.21

 

 

This week, we started the week by writing and editing our own newspaper reports about an alien landing in the school playground. Year 5’s reports were fantastic, we loved reading them! Then we began to learn about forces completing science investigations gravity, friction and water resistance.

 

In Maths this week we have continued learning about fractions. We have been multiplying fractions this week, starting with unit fractions and ending with multiplying mixed numbers. We then began our ‘Decimals’ unit, understanding tenths as fractions and decimals.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 02.02.2021

 

In Topic next week, we will be continuing our learning about forcing by completing a science investigation about air resistance. We will then identify the features of and plan an informal letter from the perspective of an astronaut writing home from space.

 

In Maths next week we are continuing with our new ‘Decimals’ units. We will be understanding hundredths and thousandths as fractions and decimals. We will also be comparing decimals. Finally, we will begin to round decimals to the nearest whole number.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 29.01.2021

 

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 Lily

 

Cedar:           Saathana and Liam

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

The Year 5 team would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents and adults at home that have been supporting us and the children with remote learning. You have been incredibly patient and supportive!

Please do not hesitate to email the class emails if you have any questions or need any support with remote learning.

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 18.01.21

 

Our topic this half term is ‘Lost in Space’. Once again, well done for working hard at home completing all your remote learning, we are so proud!

 

This week, we started the week by learning about how the movement of the Earth creates the seasons. We also then learnt about the key events in the history of Space travel. Next, we designed our own aliens, using similes and figurative language to describe them – Year 5 really showcased their creativity with this task! Finally, we identified the features of a newspaper article and planned our own as if an alien spaceship had landed in the playground!

 

In Maths this week we have continued learning about fractions. We began by subtracting fractions with different denominators. Then, we compared and ordered fractions with different denominators. Finally, we learnt how to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 25.01.2021

 

In Topic next week, we will be writing our newspaper articles we planned this week based on alien landing in the playground! Then, we will begin to learn about forces, starting with gravity. Next, we will learn about friction and water resistance, completing some scientific investigations to test this!

 

In Maths next week we are continuing to learn about fractions. We will be multiplying fractions. We will start by multiplying unit fractions by a whole number. Then, we will move onto multiplying non-unit fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers. Finally, we will start to learn about decimals, understanding tenths as both decimals and fractions.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 22.01.2021

 

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 Tanu

 

Cedar:           Lara and Beste

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

Sutton Libraries are offering support to families to access a wide range of books and resources. Please see the link below to Sutton Library’s Facebook page. On this page, there is more information about how to continue using the library during this time using their ‘select and collect’ system. They are also keeping the page regularly updated with events such as story time and rhyme time. There will also be a ‘Zoolab’ Chinese New Year!

 Sutton Libraries London | Facebook

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 11.01.21

 

Our topic this half term is ‘Lost in Space’. Well done for another great week working hard both in school and at home!

 

This week, we identified features of poetry and thought about what makes a brilliant poetry performance. We then used different Space pictures to gather figurative language such as personification, similes and metaphors. We then used this to write amazing space-themed poetry! We ended the week by learning about the how the movement of the Earth creates day and night, and about the Lunar Cycle.

 

In Maths this week we have continued learning about fractions. We began by adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. Then, we learned how to find equivalent fractions. Finally, we learned how to add fractions with different denominators.  

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 18.01.2021

 

In Topic this week, we will be starting by learning how the movement of the Earth creates the seasons. Then we will be putting the key events of space travel into a timeline. Next, we will start to prepare for our writing the following the week. We are going to design our own aliens that will land in the playground! Then, we will identify the different features of a newspaper and finally, plan our own newspaper articles.

 

In Maths next week we are continuing to learn about fractions. We will be subtracting fractions with different denominators, then we will use this knowledge to compare and order fractions with different denominators. Finally, we will learn how to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 15.01.2021

 

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 Zack

 

Cedar:           Claudia and Ruby T

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

The Year 5 team would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents and adults at home that have been supporting us and the children with remote learning. You have been incredibly patient and supportive!

Please do not hesitate to email the class emails if you have any questions or need any support with remote learning.

Please see below for a useful link that could provide support for your child during remote learning.

“We work with parents to help their children build a character that does not quit when it gets tough, understands not every day is perfect and how to have a positive outlook in every situation.

https://mailchi.mp/4467617fc439/lockdown-support-course

This Week’s Learning – wb 04.01.21

 

Our topic this half term is ‘Lost in Space’. Firstly, we would like to congratulate you all on how well you have adapted to working online! We have seen you putting in so much effort and working hard from home and it makes us so incredibly proud. Well done Year 5!

 

This week, we have been starting to learn about Space and our Solar System. We have learnt the order of the planets in our Solar System and interesting facts about them. We have also learnt about the shape of Earth, Sun and Moon and how the planets move around the Sun.

 

In Maths this week we have started our ‘Fractions’ block. We have started by identifying fractions of shape and fractions of quantity. Then we ordered and compared fractions with the same denominator.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 11.01.2021

 

In Topic next week, we will be writing our own poems inspired by Space. We will look at the features of poetry, gather effective language and even perform some poems to adults in school and at home. Then we go onto to learn about how the movement of the Earth creates and day and night. Finally, we will learn about the Lunar Cycle.

 

In Maths next week we are continuing to learn about fractions. We will be adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. We will also be finding equivalent fractions. Finally, we learn how to add fractions with different denominators.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 08.01.2021

 

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 Lacey-Rae

 

Cedar:           Alex and Connor

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

The Year 5 team would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents and adults at home that have been supporting us and the children with remote learning. You have been incredibly patient and supportive!

Please do not hesitate to email the class emails if you have any questions or need any support with remote learning.

Year 5 Christmas Song

Year 5 performing our Christmas song 'Jingle Bell Rock'. We hope you enjoy!

I wish it could be Christmas every day

The staff at Rushy Meadow would like to wish you a Merry Christmas with our performance of 'I wish it could be Christmas Every Day'.

This Week’s Learning – wb 14.12.2020

 

Our topic this term is ‘Material Madness’. We finished our Topic by building our very own robots! We thought carefully about what materials would work best and how to make our robot look aesthetically pleasing. Once we had built them, we even got to add in a circuit to make our robots make a noise or light up! Please make sure you look at the gallery to see some pictures of our amazing creations!

 

In Maths this week we have been learning about the position of the equal sign in calculations and understanding that the equals sign can also mean ‘the same as’. We then worked in partners to complete maths investigations based on what we have been learning this half term.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been revising and practising some of the things we have learnt this term with Christmassy themed activities.  Next term our new topic will be writing Spring themed colour poems French.  Keep up the numbers practice over the holidays: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEx2fPn-_UE Go up to 30 on the video and beyond to get you ready for next term. 

In Music this week we have recorded our Christmas song which is posted on the blog for you to watch!

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 04.01.2021

 

Our Topic for next half term is ‘Lost in Space’. During our first week back we be creating space themed artwork inspired by the artist Eric Joyner. We also been learning facts about the planets in our Solar System and how they move in relation to the Sun. We will also learn how the Moon moves in relation to the Earth. Finally, we identify the features of and perform space poems to write our own in the following week.

 

In Maths next half term, we will be starting our ‘Fractions’ block. We will start by looking at fraction of shape and quantity and start to order and compare unit fractions (fractions where the numerator is 1).

 

 

 

 

The first day back of the Spring term will be Tuesday 5th January 2021. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and we look forward to seeing you back in January! Merry Christmas!

This Week’s Learning – wb 07.12.2020

 

Our topic this term is ‘Material Madness’. We started this week by writing our setting descriptions of our own Chocolate rooms inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It was great to see children using a range of language techniques such as personification and similes. We then moved on to learn about the role of technology in our homes. We continued our learning of technology by building and drawing circuits in pairs. Finally, we designed our own robots to build in our DT lessons next week.

 

In Maths this week we have consolidating our learning of the formal written method of multiplication and short division. We then applied this learning to multi-step word problems.

 

Bonjour!  This week we have been writing descriptions of French art using masculine and feminine nouns and colour adjectives.  Next week we will be doing some Christmassy activities to help us remember some of the things we have learnt over the term.  Have a listen to this song to help with learning your numbers in French:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hK4Leo2rTI 

In Music this week we will have been having a go at writing notes on a musical stave which spell words. We then played the ‘words’ on a keyboard to see what they sounded like.  

Next Week’s Learning – wb 14.12.2020

 

In Topic next week, we will be building our own robots and adding in an electrical circuit to either make part of the robot light up or make a noise.

 

In Maths next week, we will be completing some investigations based on our learning from this half term. These will include elements of place value, multiplication, division and prime/square numbers.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 11.12.2020

 

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:           Bianca and Alan

 

Cedar:           Summer and Maisie

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

Christmas Parties – Thursday 17th December 2020

 

Just a reminder that next Thursday 17th December will be the class Christmas parties. Children can come to school dressed in their own party clothes for the day. Please ensure they are wearing sensible footwear. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we ask that no food is brought in for these parties.

Thank you!

 

Inset Day – Friday 18th December 2020

 

Just a reminder that next Friday 18th December is now an INSET day and will replace the INSET day on 12th March 2021.

 

DT lesson – Building Robots

As part of our final project for our Topic ‘Material Madness’, we are going to building our own robots which include an electrical circuit! Please could your child bring in any materials that they think could be used to make a robot (i.e., cardboard, kitchen roll, tin foil etc). This will be needed to be in school by Tuesday 15th December 2020. We cannot wait to show you pictures of our incredible robots via the school website.

Christmas ‘virtual’ concert

As we are not able to invite you in to school this year to enjoy a Christmas concert, we will be filming the children singing a Christmas song for you instead and you will be able to watch this on your year group’s blog at the end of term. For the recording, we are inviting the children to wear a Christmas jumper or some sort of Christmas accessory – tinsel, Santa hat etc. Your child will need this in school on the following date:

Year 5 – Wednesday 16th December

We will let you know as soon as the song is ready for you to view on our blog!

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 30.11.2020

 

Our topic this term is ‘Material Madness’. We started this week by learning more about reversible and irreversible changes. We investigated the effects of heating and cooling by melting chocolate! We also investigated the irreversible change of rusting. We have put iron nails in various different liquids (Coca Cola and lemon juice to name a few!) and observed the changes to the metal over the week! We then started to design our own Chocolate rooms inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate factory with a focus on using figurative language such as similes and personification.

 

In Maths this week we have consolidating our learning of rounding numbers up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We have used this knowledge to answer a variety of problem solving questions.

 

Bonjour!  In French this week we will be revising masculine and feminine nouns and using colour adjective to describe the nouns.  Next week we will be continuing this work and begin to write descriptions of pictures using these adjectives.  To practice counting in French, ask your child to count different objects around the house.   

 

In Music this week we will have been having a go at writing notes on a musical stave which spell words. We then played the ‘words’ on a keyboard to see what they sounded like.  

Next Week’s Learning – wb 07.12.2020

 

In Topic next week, we will be writing setting descriptions of our very own chocolate rooms inspired by Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! We will then move on to learn about the role of technology in our homes and how it has changed over time. Finally, we will end the week by designing and constructing circuits, applying this knowledge to designing our own robots!

 

In Maths next week, we will be consolidating learning from this half term. We will recap the formal written method of multiplication and also short division. We will then apply this knowledge to multi-step problems that use a combination of the four operations.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 04.12.2020

 

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:           Tommy and Cathleen-Tiana

 

Cedar:           Betsy and Andy

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

Christmas Cards

At this time of year, we know children are extremely excited to bring in Christmas cards for their friends. Please could you ensure that your child’s cards are clearly labelled, and they will be placed into ‘quarantine’ within our class post boxes until the last week of term. Also, a polite reminder that Christmas cards should only be written for members of your child’s bubble (Upper KS2).

 

Christmas Jumper day

We are inviting pupils to wear a Christmas Jumper on Friday 11th December and bring in a £1 donation, or whatever you can give, to help transform the futures of children in the UK and around the world. All of the money will go to Save the Children who help make sure every child, no matter where they are born, has essentials like food, water and a safe place to sleep at night, and will ensure children can grow up happy, healthy and become who they want to be.

 

There is no need to buy a new jumper. You could wear an old jumper and decorate it if you want to. There are decorating templates online at christmasjumperday.org/schools-pack. Apart from the jumper, children should be in normal school uniform (or PE kit if they have PE on Friday).

 

Christmas ‘virtual’ concert

As we are not able to invite you in to school this year to enjoy a Christmas concert, we will be filming the children singing a Christmas song for you instead and you will be able to watch this on your year group’s blog at the end of term. For the recording, we are inviting the children to wear a Christmas jumper or some sort of Christmas accessory – tinsel, Santa hat etc. Your child will need this in school on the following date:

Year 5 – Wednesday 16th December

We will let you know as soon as the song is ready for you to view on our blog!

This Week’s Learning – wb 23.11.2020

Our topic this term is ‘Material Madness’. This week we have been completing lots of science investigations! We started the week by learning about irreversible changes, then we combined different materials to see if they were mixtures, solutions, or suspensions. Next, we discovered which materials were soluble and insoluble (did and did not dissolve). Finally, the children chose their own key questions and created their own investigations based on the speed of dissolving!

 

In Maths this week we started by learning about square and cube numbers. We then finished the week by using our problem solving skills to answer multi-step questions that involve all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 30.11.2020

In Topic next week, we will be investigating reversible changes using chocolate! We will then learn about rusting and complete an investigation based on this. Then we will move onto planning and designing our own Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired ‘chocolate room’ to use in a setting description the following week.

 

In Maths next week, we will be finishing our Multiplication and Division block. We will then consolidate our learning of rounding numbers up to 1 million and apply this to problem solving.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 27.11.2020

 

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:           Lenny and Tallulah

 

Cedar:           Jack M and Claudia

 

Well done to you both!

 

Musical Mufti Day!

This year we are fundraising to support the music opportunities in school. We are lucky to be able to offer lots of exciting opportunities for children to learn instruments and take part in musical experiences across the whole school.

There will be three Mufti Days across the year and the first will be on Friday 4th December. The theme for this first mufti day will be black and white to represent the keys on a piano keyboard.

In exchange for wearing black and white clothes, we are asking that the children bring in a donation of up to £1 please.

This Week’s Learning – wb 16.11.2020

 

Our topic this term is ‘Material Madness’. This week we have been writing persuasive letters to Ms Bretherick to try and persuade her to buy Fairtrade products for the school. We have worked hard to include lots of features of persuasive letters, such as emotive language, statistics and rhetorical questions.

 

In Maths this week we have been continuing to use the formal written method for multiplication. We then moved onto learning how to divide 4-digit numbers by a 1-digit number with and without remainders.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 23.11.2020

 

In Topic next week, we will be using completing lots of science investigations! We will be learning about irreversible changes, dissolving, mixtures, solutions, suspensions and much more! The children will get an opportunity to investigate their own key question relating to dissolving.

 

In Maths next week, we will be continuing to consolidate our learning of division. We will then apply our multiplication and division knowledge to multi-step word problems.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 20.11.2020

 

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:           Stephan and Lily

 

Cedar:           Liam and Summer

 

Well done to you both!

 

Musical Mufti Day!

This year we are fundraising to support the music opportunities in school. We are lucky to be able to offer lots of exciting opportunities for children to learn instruments and take part in musical experiences across the whole school.

There will be three Mufti Days across the year and the first will be on Friday 4th December. The theme for this first mufti day will be black and white to represent the keys on a piano keyboard.

In exchange for wearing black and white clothes, we are asking that the children bring in a donation of up to £1 please.

This Week’s Learning – wb 09.11.2020

 

Our topic this term is ‘Material Madness’. This week we have been writing balanced arguments using the key question: ‘Should we buy Fairtrade Products?’. We identified the features of balanced arguments and then planned and wrote our own. All children worked hard to include sentence starters such as ‘On the one hand’ and ‘Some people may argue’.

 

In Maths this week we have been focusing on using the formal written method of multiplication (column multiplication). We began by multiplying 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers and have ended the week multiplying 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers.

 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 16.11.2020

 

In Topic next week, we will be using our knowledge of Fairtrade again. We will be writing persuasive letters to Ms Bretherick, trying to convince her to let the school use Fairtrade products. We cannot wait to see how persuasive our pupils can be!

 

In Maths next week, we will be continuing to consolidate our learning of the formal written method of multiplication. We will then move on to learning about square and cube numbers.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 23.10.2020

 

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 and Biram

 

Cedar:           Saathana and Charlie

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

NUTS

 

We are a nut free school due to having staff members and pupils with severe nut allergies. Please do not give your child any food or products containing nuts as these allergies are also air borne not just when consumed.

If you are sending in sweets for a birthday, please ensure these are individually wrapped and do not contain nuts.

This Week’s Learning – wb 02.11.2020

 

Our topic this term is ‘Material Madness’. This week we started our topic by thinking about what we already know about materials and what we would like to learn. We then conducted some science experiments to test materials to see if they made good electrical and thermal insulators.

 

Later in the week, we made our own presentations on the Chromebooks about Fairtrade. We then learnt about the money from Fairtrade products and where it goes to. We ended the week by using the atlases to locate where different Fairtrade products come from around the world.

 

In Maths this week we have started our Multiplication and Division block. We have been using our times table knowledge to identify factor, multiples and prime numbers.

 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 09.11.2020

 

In Topic next week, we will be writing balanced arguments based on the key question: Should you buy Fairtrade food?

We will look at the features of a balanced argument, plan our work and then write our arguments with a focus on using a range of sentence starters.

 

 

In Maths next week, we will be using the formal method of long multiplication. We will start with multiplying two-digit by two-digit numbers and progress onto multiplying four-digit numbers by a two-digit number.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 23.10.2020

 

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:           Karl and Tanu

 

Cedar:           Alex and Gracie

 

Well done to you both!

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 1.10.2020

Our topic this term is the ‘Dark Ages’.

This week we have been learning about significant Anglo-Saxon kings such as Alfred the Great, Athelstan and Edward the Confessor. We used drama to decide who was the best king, Alfred, or Athelstan. Then we used historical sources to find out why Edward the Confessor was such a weak king.

 

In Maths this week, we have been problem solving using the formal method of addition and subtraction. We have been looking carefully at the vocabulary to give us clues as to what operation to use. We have also used bar models to support our working out.

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 2.11.2020

When we return from half term, we will be starting our new topic ‘Material Madness’! We will be going on a material hunt around our classroom and thinking about their properties. We will also be completing whole class experiments to look at which materials make the best thermal and electrical insulators/conductors. Finally, we will begin to look at Fairtrade products and why Fairtrade is a beneficial organisation for lots of people around the world.

 

 

In Maths after half term, we will be starting our Multiplication and Division block. In the first week, we will be focusing on identifying factors and multiplies. Then we will begin to learn about what prime numbers are and recall the prime numbers up to 100.

 

Class Teacher Awards – 23.10.2020

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:           Lacey-Rae and Aleksandra

 

Cedar:           Ollie and Max

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

We finish for October half term on Friday 23rd October 2020.

Children will return to school on Tuesday 3rd November 2020.

We hope you have a relaxing and restful half term and looking forward to seeing you all back at school to start our new topic!

 

This Week’s Learning – wb 12.10.2020

 

Our topic this term is the ‘Dark Ages’.

This week we have been writing diary entries about the Viking raid on Lindisfarne. We thought carefully about the emotions the Anglo-Saxon monks would have felt and what language choices are the most effective. We also learnt about the Alfred the Great and how he united the kingdoms of Britain.

 

In Maths this week, we started by adding decimals with the same and different number of decimal places. We then continued onto subtracting with and without exchanging, using the place value counters to support our learning.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 19.10.2020

 

Next week, in Topic we will be learning about King Althelstan and comparing him to Alfred the Great. We will also be learning about Edward the Confessor and the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

 

 

In Maths next week, we will be subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places. We will then move onto solving multi-step word problems, using the bar model to support our learning.

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 16.10.2020

 

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 Zack

 

Cedar:           Ayyan and NJ

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

Reminder: Parents Consultation will take place on Thursday 22nd October, children will be finishing school at 1pm.

This term parent consultation meetings will not be held on-site, they will be carried out via phone call. If you have not done so already, please sign up for a slot to talk to your child’s class teacher.

Thank you for your cooperation!

This Week’s Learning – wb 05.10.2020

 

Our topic this term is the ‘Dark Ages’.

This week we have been learning more about the Vikings. On Monday we designed our own Viking longships. The next day we created the ships, we selected materials carefully thinking about what would be suitable and waterproof for a ship! We then had fun testing our boats out on the water tray (using toy substitutes for Vikings!) and thinking carefully about what we could improve.

Finally, we have been learning about the Viking raid on Lindisfarne and thinking about the emotions both the Viking raiders and innocent Anglo-Saxon monks may have felt.

 

In Maths this week, we started our Addition and Subtraction block. We have been focusing on adding up to 5-digit numbers with the same and different numbers of digits. We have used the place value counters to support our learning.

 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 12.10.2020

 

Next week, in Topic we will be using our knowledge about the Viking raid on Lindisfarne to write a diary entry from the perspective of an Anglo-Saxon monk. We will also learn about Alfred the Great and how he united the kingdoms of Britain.

 

In Maths next week, we will be adding decimals with the same and different number of decimals places. We will then move onto subtracting up to 5-digit numbers with and without exchanging, using the place value counters to support our learning.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 09.10.2020

 

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:           Alan and Olivia

 

Cedar:           Lara and Beste

 

Well done to you both!

This Week’s Learning – wb 28.09.2020

 

Our topic this term is the ‘Dark Ages’.

This week we have been very crafty! On Tuesday we made some brilliant Anglo-Saxon jewellery using our own designs. We have also been learning all about the Vikings! We looked at historical sources to find out about Viking life and learnt about their longships.

  

In Maths this week we have been learning about negative numbers. We have used number lines to estimate negative numbers and solved problems involving temperature and negative numbers.

 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 05.10.2020

 

Next week, in Topic we will be designing and creating our own Viking longships. We will then test and evaluate our longships in water. Also, we will learn about why the Vikings decided to raid Lindisfarne.

 

In Maths next week, we will be learning about addition using the column method. We will adding numbers with up to 5-digits with and without a different numbers of digits.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 18.09.2020

 

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 Bianca

 

Cedar:           Connor and Ruby R

 

Well done to you both!

This Week’s Learning – wb 21.09.2020

 

Our topic this term is the ‘Dark Ages’.

This week we used our knowledge of the discoveries at Sutton Hoo to write fantastic newspaper reports. We looked at the features, created catchy headlines and made sure to write in columns!

  

In Maths this week we have been learning about rounding. We have been using number lines to help solve rounding problems, using numbers within 1,000,000.

 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 28.09.2020

 

Next week, in Topic we will be creating our own Anglo-Saxon jewellery. After this, we are then going to start learning about the Vicious Vikings. We will look at historical sources to help us understand how the Vikings lived and came to Britain.

 

In Maths next week, we will be reading and writing Roman Numerals to 1000. After this, we will learn about negative numbers and how a number line can help us solve problems involving temperature.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 18.09.2020

 

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 Rayyaan

 

Cedar:           Daisie-Rai and Ethan

 

Well done to you both!

 

 

 

 

Next week, we will be designing and making our own Anglo-Saxon jewellery. Please could your child bring in a flat piece of cardboard (from a cereal box for example), ready for Tuesday 29th September 2020 . If there are any materials at home your child would like to use decorate their jewellery (beads, sequins etc), they can also bring this in.

If you have any questions, please ask a member of the Y5 team.

 

On Thursday 1st October individual school photos will be taken. Please ensure that your child is wearing the correct uniform.

Cedar Class Tour

Maple Class Tour

This Week’s Learning – wb 14.09.2020

 

Our topic this term is the ‘Dark Ages’.

This week we have used our knowledge about the Anglo-Saxons to write brilliant, fact-filled information texts. We have also looked at the events that occurred at Sutton Hoo and tried to work out from looking at artefacts who was buried there!

  

In Maths this week we have been using our place value knowledge. We have applied this to adding and subtracting numbers mentally. We have also been estimating where numbers are on number lines up to 10,000.

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 21.09.2020

 

Next week, in Topic we will be using our knowledge about Sutton Hoo to write our own newspaper reports. We are going to be looking at the features such as headlines, orientation and captions.

 

In Maths next week, we will be rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. Then we will round numbers to the nearest 10,000 up to 1,000,000.

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 18.09.2020

 

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:           Daniel and Lexie

 

Cedar:           Jack N and Ruby T

 

Well done to you both!

This Week’s Learning – wb 7.09.2020

 

Our topic this term is the ‘Dark Ages’.

This week we have learnt about where the Anglo-Saxons came from and why they invaded Britain. We also learnt about their houses/settlements and their religious beliefs.

  

In Maths this week we have been using our place value knowledge. The children have been able to read, write, compare and order numbers up to 1,000,000. They have enjoyed using the place value counters to help them with their learning.

 

 

 

 

 

Next Week’s Learning – wb 14.09.2020

 

Next week, in Topic we will be writing an information text all about the Anglo-Saxons. We will then learn about the exciting discoveries made at Sutton Hoo.

 

In Maths next week, we will be continuing to use our knowledge of place value to add and subtract mentally. We will then learn how to estimate numbers on a number line up to 10,000.