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Class Teachers for Year 5 Classes:

Miss B Gelly

Miss H Beecroft

 

Teaching Assistants for Year 5 Classes:

Mrs Z McKenzie

Mrs S Iuliano

Mrs R Porter

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.

 

 

 

 

Class Teacher Awards – 11.09.2020

 

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:           Megan and Keyaan

 

Cedar:           Maisie and Andy

 

Well done to you both!

 

Welcome to Year 5 - 4.09.2020

 

 

Welcome to Year 5, I hope you have had a fantastic and relaxing summer. We are looking forward to getting to know you and start learning lots of fantastic new things over this half term!

 

Please remember your drop off time is between 8:35- 8:45 at the Fellowes Road gate. Pick up is at 3.15pm from the same gate (Fellows Road).

 

Your child may bring their packed lunch in hard, plastic, wipeable lunch box (clearly named), a named water bottle and a small school bag to carry their reading book and reading diary.

 

P.E is on Tuesdays and Fridays – please ensure your child comes to school wearing their school P.E kit. Please remove earrings in the morning and tie back long hair if necessary.

 

Due to COVID-19 guidelines your child will be given one reading book per week. They will choose a new book on a Monday and return it to school on a Friday – this gives us the weekend for a 72-hour quarantine to ensure books stay clean.

Please ensure your child reads daily and records their reading in their reading diary. We will be hearing your child read on a weekly basis and will move them up the reading scheme as required. If your child finishes their reading book before Friday, please do use the Oxford Owl reading scheme online.

 

Homework in Year 5 will be reading comprehension and maths homework but this will be sent out on alternate weeks. We will send homework out on a Friday and will expect it to be handed in by the following Thursday. Children will have the opportunity to mark homework and bring it home with them to share with you. Feedback and support will be given in class.  

We will aim to include examples of methods in maths where appropriate and upload them to our blog. 

 

The Topic for this term is Dark Ages, where we are going to learn all about the Vicious Vikings and Awesome Anglo-Saxons – please see the blog next week for further information.

 

The Year 5 Team.

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Welcome to Cedar Class!

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