Welcome to Year 5

The Year 5 Team

    

 

 

 Mr Edwards Mrs Browne Mr McAuliffe Mrs Brown Mrs Stones 

What is happening this week?

12th- 16th June 2017

  

  • Topic:  Vegetative propagation (do we need seeds to grow new plants?). Activities linked to our current topic with 'Science morning' -12th June (Pond dipping, tree identification) .
  • English: Classic English Literature-The Wind in the Willows (week 2 of 3)- Continuing with the BBC schools radio programme. Exploring the genre of newspaper reports with links to the story.
  • Maths-.Factors of numbers. Investigating prime numbers.
  • Science: As above- ie through the topic- Collins unit studying 'vegetative propagation'.
  • Useful websites /  information: Please encourage children to learn their own words and the songs that are in our production.

 

Key Information:

Library Days

Monday and Wednesday.

If the children need to change their book at other times during the week, please visit the library after school.

PE/Games Days

Week 1 - Wednesday. Week 2 -  Wednesday and Thursday.

We expect your child to have their PE kits in school on these days including a planet t-shirt, shorts, trainers, plimsolls/trainers and for the winter months jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt. All this needs to be named.

 

Key Dates for the term

Viking Special Day -Wednesday 22nd February. Children may wish to dress like a Viking but this is optional.

 

Information on Homework:

Maths

Mathematics homework will be set every Wednesday and is due back in the following Monday.

 

Please allow your child up to 30 minutes to complete as much of this homework as they can. If you needed to support them with any elements of it please jot as a note either on the homework or in their Reading Record – Home School Book.

 

 

 

Timestables

Children need to be practising their timestables weekly.

 

 

English/ Learning Logs

Learning Logs are a creative way for the children to learn through personal research. These will be set over a two week period. A4 sheets detailing each new task will be given to the children.

 

Please allow your child up to 30 minutes each week to complete as much of this homework as they can. If you needed to support them with any elements of it please jot as a note either on the homework or in their Reading Record – Home School Book.

 

 'Big Talk'

‘Talk’ homework will be set every other Monday in preparation for our Big Write which will take place the next day.

 

The children will have information handed to them on that Monday and this information will also be found on this page. Please spend at least 10 minutes discussing the task with your child. It is not necessary to record anything.

 

Spelling

We will complete spelling activities on Mondays.

 

These activities will often involve investigating spelling patterns, prefixes, suffixes, root words etc...

 

The children are then set spelling homework to continue with this practise. It is due in by the end of the week when they will be tested.

Reading

We would also like all children to read daily at home, either silently or to an adult. If you hear your child read, please encourage them to read fluently and with expression.

 

Whether your child is silently reading or you are hearing your child read, we encourage you to ask them questions about their book to aid their understanding.

 

Your child has a Reading Record – Home School Book which they need to be filling in daily once they have read. This could be a note of what they have read and or what they thought about what they have read. If you hear them read we ask you to write and make a comment in this book. Your child will need to ensure they have this book in school every day.

 

Useful Websites:

Maths

Woodlands Maths Zone

English

Woodlands Literacy Zone

Topmarks

BBC KS2 Bitesize

Topic

BBC Website

Woodlands History Zone

Science

BBC Science Clips

E-Safety

Kidsmart

 

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