Welcome to Year 5!
On this page, you will be able to discover what your child has been learning about in class this week. We hope you enjoy and share these experiences with your child.
Mill on the brue
Wow!! What an amazing week away Year 5 had at Mill on the Brue. Throughout the week, the children took part in some exhilarating activities which involved both individual challenges as well as team challenges. We were so so impressed with the braveness of all of the children and many of them conquered their fears and did things they never believed they would do at the beginning of the week. We had lots of fun in the mud and the children embraced the weather, particularly on Wednesday! We are very proud of them all after such a brilliant week away!
Year 5 Production
WOW! What a fantastic week we had full of production performances! Thank you so much for supporting the children throughout this week and ensuring they were at school on Tuesday and Thursday evening to perform. We were extremely proud of all of the children and they did a fantastic job!! Well done Year 5!
In literacy this week, we are continuing to look at balanced arguments. We have participated in a full class debate about different topics where we had to give arguments for and against the points raised. We have also identifyed the features of these through imitating a balanced argument ourselves. We used a story map and role play to help us memorise the innovation and then wrote it independently. We are now beginning to plan our own written balanced argument and will be writing this up during the next few literacy sessions.
In maths this week, we have continued to work on angles. The children have had to identify if an angle is acute, obtuse or reflex and estimate the size of the angle. We have also learnt how to use a protractor this week and have learnt how to measure and draw and range of different angles by using this. The children are now beginning to look at finding missing angles of those in a full 360 degree turn as well as those on a straight line. It is vital that the children continue to practice times tables regularly as this has a huge impact on their number work - we will be testing the children on random times tables every Friday.
We are very fortunate this term to be receiving clarinet tuition. The children will begin to learn how to play the clarinet, learning how to put a clarinet together and also fitting a reed to the clarinet. They will begin to learn how to play some of the basic notes and also some simple tunes. We can already play batman and have also learnt the B Blues. We now can play the notes E and C and are becoming clarinet experts.
Last week, we thoroughly enjoyed our spirituality day linked with the theme honesty. The children thought about honesty means to them and also thought of some examples of when they have had to be honest. The whole year group lead the Agape service beautifully, with children acting out the story of 'The Boy who Cried Wolf' and discussing how Fair Trade products link to being honest. In class, the children created their own fables, similar to that of 'The Boy who Cried Wolf' and also created honesty posters. We also used coins to show how hard it is to cover lies once we have told them.
In spelling this week, the children will continue to investigate the spelling of the suffixes 'sure' and 'ture'. The children will have their SACAWAC to complete each day and will be playing lots of spelling games to reinforce the spelling rules they have been learning It is so important that the children practise their SACAWAC at home and also their spelling homework on time.
Below is a timetable of when homework is given out and expected back in. Please ensure your child has completed their homework within the given time.
MyMaths: Handed out Tuesday - Due back Monday.
Spelling: Handed out Tuesday - Due back Tuesday
Maths: Times Tables - Handed out Thursday - Due back Wednesday