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Year 5

Spring Half-Term

 

Term 2 Spring Learning 

-Maths: Fractions, Decimal and percentages

-English: World Book Day, Narrative

-R.E: Salvation

-Science: Forces

-History: Comparison unit, Early Islam Civilisation vs. Anglo-Saxon/Vikings

-Art: Architecture

-Computing: Data and Information, flat-file databases

-P.E.: Hockey

-Music: Musical Theatre

-PSHE: Rights and responsibilities

 

 

First, thank you to all the families who came to our celebration afternoon. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to share our learning with you. The children's videos will be available after half-term. 

 

Home Learning

There will be no home-learning during half-term but we encourage you to continue reading 5 times a week and using TTRockstars to practice times tables. 

 

 

Hoping everyone is having a wonderful and very restful half-term. 

Miss Molinos

9th of February 2024 

 

In Y5, we have become rappers and hip-hop dancers this week. Thank you to all families and children for bringing in your amazing urban outfits. The children have created wonderful dances and have written fun raps about space.

  

Next week

In English, we will start a new unit on writing instructions.  

In Maths, we will continue with our new unit on fractions. We will be doing multiplying fractions and finding the fraction of a quantity.

P.E. Monday and Friday. 

 

Home Learning

 

Maths: Word problems

English/ Science: As we are coming to the end of learning about space, this week’s homework is based on facts about planets.

Reading: Read at least 5 times and get your Reading Record signed to show this. Reading Records are checked every Friday. Reading books need to be brought into school every day.

Spelling: -ough letter. thought brought fought rough tough enough cough although though

 

Please encourage your children to practice their times tables using TTRockstars. 5-10 minutes every day can make a lot of difference. We are continuing to monitor the children's use in and out of school. 

 

Best wishes, 

Miss Molinos

 

2nd of February 2024 

 

This week we have been using written methods to solve division questions in Maths and have started learning about raps in English. This links to our P.E. topic ‘Street Art dance’ and our music topic ‘Remixing and Looping’. We have been practicing our rapping skills, discussing figurative language and listening to different raps.

  

Next week

In English, we will write our own raps about space.

In Maths, we will finish our unit on multiplication and division and start our new unit on fractions. We will start with multiplying fractions. 

P.E. Monday and Friday. 

Please bring a ‘hip-hop’ outfit in your bag on Monday. Children will get changed on Monday before their P.E. session where they will be dancing and filming their street dances.

 

Home Learning

 

Spelling:

Maths: CGP Maths Book ‘written division’ page 25.

English: Figurative language quiz, given to children on Friday afternoon. Children participating in Young Voices can collect their homework on Monday. You may also find a copy of the homework attached above.

Reading: Read at least 5 times and get your Reading Record signed to show this. Reading Records are checked every Friday. Reading books need to be brought into school every day.

Spelling (silent letters): doubt, island, lamb, solemn, thistle, knight, knee, knife, answer, sword

 

Please encourage your children to practice their times tables using TTRockstars. 5-10 minutes every day can make a lot of difference. We are continuing to monitor the children's use in and out of school. 

 

Best wishes, 

Miss Molinos

26th of January 2024

 

We have finished our English unit on discussion and the children have done a fantastic job in their writing. Well done everybody! In Maths, we have continued learning about column multiplication. 

 

Next week

In English, we will start our new unit. 

In Maths, we will start learning written methods for division. 

Spelling test continues to take place on a Friday and homework continues to be due in for Thursday. 

P.E. Monday and Friday. 

 

Home Learning

Spelling:  programme, according, recommend, opportunity, immediately, suggest, sufficient, community, accompany, appreciate. 

Home Learning: 

Maths: 4 digit by 1 digit column multiplication. This sheet has been given to children. 

           Extra challenge: Add an extra number in the tens column to turn the calculation into a 4 digits by 2 digits. 

English: CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling relative pronouns (page 13). 

Reading: Read at least 5 times and get your Reading Record signed to show this. Reading Records are checked every Friday. Reading books need to be brought into school every day.

 

Please encourage your children to practice their times tables using TTRockstars. 5-10 minutes every day can make a lot of difference. We are continuing to monitor the children's use in and out of school. 

 

Best wishes, 

Miss Molinos

19th of January 2024

 

What a wonderful week in Y5. This week we have had been learning about relative clauses in English and written methods for multiplication in Maths. We have also continued learning about space (do you know the different between orbiting and rotating?). Finally, we have learnt about the city of Baghdad, which was also called ‘The Round City’.

 

  

Next week

In English, we will finish our unit on discussion texts.

In Maths, we will continue multiplying. We will be closely looking at column multiplication.

Spelling test continues to take place on a Friday and homework continues to be due in for Thursday. 

P.E. Monday and Friday. 

 

 

Home Learning

This week we have learnt that ‘If a word ends in –le and has a short vowel then I need to double the consonant.’ These are the words that follow that rule, which the children need to learn.

Spelling:  bottle, nettle, kettle, paddle, apple, shuttle, battle, smuggle, drizzle shuffle

Remember: j, k, w, x, v, h, and y are consonants that are not doubled and do not follow this rule.

Home Learning: 

Maths: Written multiplication (Page 24)

English: Relative Clauses worksheet given to children, which can also be found above.

Reading: Read at least 5 times and get your Reading Record signed to show this. Reading Records are checked every Friday. Reading books need to be brought into school every day.

 

Please encourage your children to practice their times tables using TTRockstars. 5-10 minutes every day can make a lot of difference. We are continuing to monitor the children's use in and out of school. 

 

Best wishes, 

Miss Molinos

 

Maths method for subtracting proper fractions from mixed numbers

12th of January 2024

 

We had some very exciting moments in Y5 this week!

 

We opened some mystery boxes in R.E. and discussed what we would do if we found a magical box that could reveal all secrets (see the picture below!). In science, we made our own models of the solar system.

 

 

In English, we have continued learning about discussion texts. More specifically, we have learnt about the structure and looked closely at arguments for and against.

 

In maths, we have been learning about subtracting fractions. We have learnt that we must remember to find the common denominator before subtracting.

 

Next week

In English, we will be focusing on the grammar that we need to write a discussion text, like relative clauses and the conditional. We will then start planning our own discussion.

 

In Maths, we are going to start our new unit on multiplication and division. We will be looking at multiplying using written methods.

 

 

Home Learning: 

Maths: Maths worksheet given to children. Please see the methods that we have been using in class attached above. 

English: Research and write down 4 arguments for and 4 arguments against to answer the discussion question “Are astronauts important in our society?” 

Reading:  Continue to read 5 times a week. 

Continue to encourage your children to practice their times tables using TTRockstars.

 

 

What a pleasure to be back in school!

Wishing you a lovely weekend,

Miss Molinos

 

 

5th January 2024

 

Welcome back and a happy new year!

I'm really impressed at the way all the children have settled quickly back into our routine. We have started a new topic in Science 'Space' I really enjoyed sharing with the children what they knew about space and what they would like to find out.  In English we have been looking at the pros and cons of space travel and being an astronaut by having a discussion from different points of view. In Maths we continued our work with fractions by adding two mixed numbers. We have also started a new PSHE topic around keeping safe. We talked about bullying and cyber bulling and looked at the similarities and differences between them.

Have a great weekend,

Mrs Budd

 

Home work: 

Maths pages 34-35 adding and subtracting fractions.

English comprehension: pages 4-5 An Astronaut's guide to life on Earth.

Reading:Continue to read 5 times a week.

15th December 2023 

 

What an amazing week in Y5! First of all, a big thank you to all the parents who came to the KS2 service and to those who came to the pantomime. We hope you enjoyed it! Secondly, congratulations to all the children for their beautiful singing and amazing acting. Their hard-work payed off in leading an unforgettable service. Please keep a look out on the blog and newsletter as there will be many photographs of this week coming.

 

This week we have been reading a book about 'How to Live Forever'. We have been thinking carefully about uplevelling our vocabulary using synonyms and a thesaurus. 

In maths, we have been adding fractions. We will continue learning about fractions after the Christmas break too. 

 

Home Learning: 

Maths: No Maths homework!

English: No English homework!

Reading:  Continue to read 5 times a week. 

Continue to encourage your children to practice their times tables using TTRockstars.

 

Lastly, thank you to all for a wonderful Autumn term. It has been a pleasure joining St. Mary's and I look forward to the Spring term. Additionally, a big thank you for the very generous and thoughtful Christmas gifts. I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and the happiest New Year. 

 

Best wishes, 

Miss Molinos

8th December 2023 

 

We have continued getting into the Christmas spirit in Year 5! We been practicing for our Church Service on Tuesday, have been singing Christmas carols, have been opening our advent calendar, had a Christmas dinner, watched 2 nativities and wore Christmas jumpers! What a fun week! 

 

This week we have read Flanders Fields by John McCrae and Where the Poppies Now Grow by Hilary Robinson. We have written our own cinquain poems using some ideas from these texts. Well done! 

 

In maths, we have learnt how to convert improper fractions into mixed numbers and vice versa. We have also been comparing and ordering fractions. 

 

Next week

In Maths, we will be adding fractions. 

Spelling test continues to take place on a Friday and homework continues to be due in for Thursday. 

P.E. Monday and Friday. 

 

Monday 11th: Dress rehearsal at church 13:00-15:00 please bring costumes to school in a bag. 

Tuesday 12th: Christmas service at St Mary's church 17:30-18:30 

Wednesday 13th: Pantomime 

Friday 15th: Classroom Christmas parties

 

 

Home Learning

These are the words that we will be looking at next week: 

Spelling: spacious, vicious, precious, delicious, malicious, suspicious, conscious, disastrous, mischievous. What do you notice about these words? 

 

Home Learning: 

Maths: If not completed previously: CGP Maths 'Ordering fractions' (page 33).

English: If not completed previously: CGP Comprehension 'Poems about nature' (page 24).

            For English, please rehearse and memorise your lines if you have a speaking part and learn our song for the              Church service. 

Reading: Read at least 5 times and get your Reading Record signed to show this. Reading Records are checked every Friday. Reading books need to be brought into school every day.

 

Please encourage your children to practice their times tables using TTRockstars. 5-10 minutes every day can make a lot of difference. We are continuing to monitor the children's use in and out of school. 

 

Best wishes, 

Miss Molinos

Christmas jumper day!

Christmas service information

1st December 2023 

 

Happy first of December! We have definitely been getting Christmassy in Year 5! We made our own Christmas tree decorations in the shape of stars, have been singing many carols and have been practicing for our Church Service taking place soon. 

 

This week we have started to learn about cinquain poems. Did you know that?:  

The first line of a cinquain poem has 2 syllables.

The second line of a cinquain poem has 4 syllables. 

The third line of a cinquain poem has 6 syllables. 

The fourth line of a cinquain poem has 8 syllables.

The fifth line of a cinquain poem has 2 syllables. 

We will soon be writing a poem about the first World War so we have also been reading a text about this time period during Guided Reading. 

 

In maths, we have learning about equivalent fractions and have been using several methods to find equivalence such as paper strips, fractions walls and multiplication and division rules. 

 

Next week

We will write a cinquain poem about the first World War. 

We will be converting, comparing and ordering fractions.

We will continue singing and rehearsing for our church service.

Spelling test continues to take place on a Friday and homework continues to be due in for Thursday. 

P.E. Monday and Friday. 

Christmas jumper day and Christmas dinner: 6th of December 

 

Home Learning

These are the words that we will be looking at next week: 

Spelling: (year 5 and 6 spelling list) yacht, vehicle, vegetable, variety, twelfth, thorough, temperature, system, symbol, suggest.

 

English: 

Maths: CGP Maths 'Ordering fractions' (page 33).

English: CGP Comprehension 'Poems about nature' (page 24).

Reading: Read at least 5 times and get your Reading Record signed to show this. Reading Records are checked every Friday. Reading books need to be brought into school every day.

 

Where applicable, please rehearse any lines for our Church service. These have been handed out to children. More details of children's roles and costume will be posted above. 

Practice our Christmas carol: Lyrics will be attached below. 

 

Please encourage your children to practice their times tables using TTRockstars. 5-10 minutes every day can make a lot of difference. We are continuing to monitor the children's use in and out of school. 

 

Best wishes, 

Miss Molinos

Useful websites (math) 

 

Dear Parents, 

 

Some of you have been asking if there are any other websites or apps for children to practice their math at home. 

Here are a couple that you might wish to explore. 

1. 1-minute White Rose Math app 

2. Math Speed Drill by Bad Weasel (app)

3. https://mathsbot.com/ 

 

If I hear of any additional or new websites I will update the list. In the meantime, I hope you find this helpful. 

Best wishes, 

Miss Molinos 

 

 

24th November 2023 

Firstly, thank you to all the parents who were able to attend parents evenings. It was a pleasure to have the time to talk to everyone and celebrate the children's successes. Thank you for your time and commitment. 

 

This week we have started to write our persuasive speeches. Should Ernest Shackleton go to South Georgia and leave his crew behind in Elephant Island? In math, we have finished our unit on multiplication and division and have started our new topic on fractions. We specifically looked at equivalent fractions. 

 

Next week

Next week, we will be finishing and editing our persuasive speeches. 

In math, we will be continuing with equivalent fractions and start looking at how to convert fractions from improper to mixed numbers and vice-versa. 

 

Home Learning

These are the words that we will be looking at next week: 

Spelling: forGETting, beGINning, preFERred, GARdening, LImiting, LImitation, adMITting, reGRETted, oCCURrence

If you wish to look at the spelling rule at home before next week: If the last syllable of a word is stressed and ends with one consonant letter that has just one vowel letter before it, the final consonant letter is doubled. The consonant letter is not doubled before adding a suffix if the last syllable is unstressed.

 

English: 

Maths: CGP math page equivalent fractions (page 32).

English: Apostrophes for missing letters (page 56). 

Reading: Read at least 5 times and get your Reading Record signed to show this. Reading Records are checked every Friday. Reading books need to be brought into school every day.

 

Please encourage your children to practice their times tables using TTRockstars. 5-10 minutes every day can make a lot of difference. We are continuing to monitor the children's use in and out of school. 

 

Best wishes, 

Miss Molinos

17th November 2023 

 

This week was anti-bullying week and we have had a really fun week being kind and spending time with our family groups and house groups. 

 

This week we have continued focusing on persuasive texts but we have also been learning about Shackleton's journey. We have been so surprised about some of the facts that we have learnt! Did you know that he had 69 dogs who joined him on his journey? 

 

In maths, we have been learning about multiples, factors, highest common factor and prime numbers.

 

Next week

Next week, we will be learning about square and cube numbers in maths and we are going to be writing our final persuasive writing piece, discussing whether Shackleton and his 5 men should make an epic journey of eight hundred miles in a lifeboat, and then walk across terrible frozen wastes and mountains in order to get help and save the lives of all twenty seven expedition members... What do you think? Are you for the voyage of the James Caird or against it?

P.E. Monday and Friday. 

Homework and spelling test on Thursday. 

 

 

Home Learning

Spelling: We have been reviewing short and long vowels. If the vowel is a short sound with only one consonant after it, then double the consonant when spelling. If the vowel is a short sound but has more than one consonant after it you do not need to double. 

lapping, turning, hunting, hitting, nodding, begging, lifting, standing, backing, begging.

Think about which words have had a consonant doubled and why? 

 

English: 

Maths: CGP Maths page 18 (Multiples), 19 (Factors and Primes). 

English: CGP Comprehension page 26 (The Girl Who Stole and Elephant). 

Reading: Read at least 5 times and get your Reading Record signed to show this. Reading Records are checked every Friday. Reading books need to be brought into school every day.

 

Please encourage your children to practice their times tables using TTRockstars. 5-10 minutes every day can make a lot of difference. We are continuing to monitor the children's use in and out of school. 

 

Best wishes, 

Miss Molinos

10th November 2023 

 

We participated in a Fun Run this week! Congratulations to everyone for running such a long distance and trying something different that was a little bit challenging!

 

This week we have started learning about persuasive texts. Did you know that we can find them everywhere? In adverts, leaflets, magazines, book blurbs, letters, newspapers, flyers, catalogues, posters, movie trailers…! Can you spot any examples of persuasive texts over the weekend?

 

In Maths, we have finished our unit on addition and multiplication.

 

Next week

We will continue to learn about persuasive texts and we will start to write our own persuasive speeches. 

We will start our new unit on multiplication and division with a focus on multiples and factors.  

P.E. Monday and Friday. 

Homework and spelling test on Thursday. 

 

 

Home Learning

Spelling: co-operation, co-star, co-ordinate, exterior, external, explode, refill, replay, rewrite, rearrange

 

English: CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling page  8 (adjectives) and page 9 (adverbs). Please do not complete page 10 and 11 as of yet.

Maths: CGP Maths page 12 and 13 (written adding and subtracting) 

Reading: Read at least 5 times and get your Reading Record signed to show this. Reading Records are checked every Friday. Reading books need to be brought into school every day.

 

Please encourage your children to practice their times tables using TTRockstars. 5-10 minutes every day can make a lot of difference. We are continuing to monitor the children's use in and out of school. 

 

Best wishes, 

Miss Molinos

3rd November 2023

 

Welcome back to school!   

What a great week back! We have finished learning about explanation texts and have written our own leaflets about a location (the desert, Arctic and rainforest). In maths, we have started learning about addition and subtraction.

 

Next week

We will start our new English unit on persuasion texts. 

We will be continuing with addition and subtracting. More specifically, we will look at different types of maths problems like problems with more than one step and missing number problems. 

P.E. Monday and Friday. 

Homework and spelling test on Thursday. 

 

 

Home Learning

Spelling: We are looking at rules that can help us spell. Please can children learn the examples and become familiar with these rules. 

Challenge x: Can you think of any other examples? 

1. 'Chop e': (late, later, latest)

2. 'Change y': (copy, copied, copying)

3. 'Double consonant': (sad, sadder, saddest) (chop, chopping) 

 

English: CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling page 12. 

Maths: CGP Maths page 8 and 9. 

Reading: Read at least 5 times and get your Reading Record signed to show this. Reading Records are checked every Friday. Reading books need to be brought into school every day.

 

Please encourage your children to practice their times tables using TTRockstars. 5-10 minutes every day can make a lot of difference. We are continuing to monitor the children's use in and out of school. 

 

Best wishes, 

Miss Molinos

20th October 2023 

 

We have had such a great last week of term. We did a science experiment to learn about absorbance, had an amazing experience in ExploreRE and painted Anglo-Saxon crosses.  

 

In English, we have been looking at the layout of different non-fiction texts with a focus on how to write formally.  In Maths, we have learnt how to multiply and divided by 10, 100 and 1000.  

 

Next week

Half-term! We are back to school on the 30th of October.

Starting from the first week of next term, spelling tests and the marking of homework books will happen on Thursdays.

 

 

Home Learning

Spelling: we have been revisiting –ment and –ness words.

argue(ment), pay(ment), govern(ment), crazi(ness), thought(ful)(ness), weight(less)(ness).

Remember: Adding –ment to a verb turns the word into a noun.

                   Adding -ness to an adjective turns the word into a noun.

English: CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling page 6 and 7 (modal verbs) and page 67 (Headings and sub-headings).  

Maths: CGP Maths page 21, 22 (Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000) and page 31 (thousandths).

Reading: Read at least 8 times over the holidays and get your Reading Record signed to show this. Reading Records are checked every Friday. Reading books need to be brought into school every day.

 

Please encourage your children to practice their times tables using TTRockstars. 5-10 minutes every day can make a lot of difference. We have been monitoring the children's use in and out of school and have noticed that for many of them they are not focussing and taking a long time over answering questions we know they know the answer to.  This means that the game is not generating harder questions and they're are not progressing the way we'd hoped they would. 

 

Wishing you an amazing half-term, 

Miss Molinos 

13th October 2023

 

We have had such a busy and great week in Year 5! We have had our photos taken, a pre-visit from ExploreRE, and were Vikings for the day!  

 

We have finished our unit on decimals and our English unit on Monsterology. We have started our new English unit on explanation by learning about modal verbs. 

 

Next week

We will start our new Maths unit on multiplying and dividing. In English, we will start our new unit on explanation texts.

On Wednesday, 18th of October we will be participating in a range of activities that ExploreRE have organised for our school. Parents and families are welcome to visit between 3:30 and 4:30 on Wednesday

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P.E. will take place on Monday and Friday next week.

 

We will be completing our art piece (making Anglo-Saxon crosses). Please can all children bring cardboard in by Thursday. Children will need to be able to cut this cardboard so it must not be too hard. Additionally, the cardboard for this activity must be corrugated (see pictures). Thank you in advance.

 

Home Learning

Spelling: Commonly mispelt words during our Monsterology unit: mythical, sanctuary, immediately, dangerous, extremely, creature, unbelievable, poisonous. 

English: CGP comprehension page 2 (Portrait of a dragon).

Maths: CGP Maths page 40 and 42 (rounding decimals and ordering and comparing decimals).

Reading: Read at least five times over the week and get your Reading Record signed to show this. Reading Records are checked every Friday. Reading books need to be brought into school every day.

 

Please encourage your children to practice their times tables using TTRockstars. 5-10 minutes everyday can make a lot of difference. We have been monitoring the children's use in and out of school and have noticed that for many of them they are not focussing and taking a long time over answering questions we know they know the answer to.  This means that the game is not generating harder questions and they're are not progressing the way we'd hoped they would. 

 

Wishing you a great weekend, 

Miss Molinos 

 

Viking day

Harry Potter day photos!

6th October 2023

 

We had a fantastic day during our Harry Potter trip! Please stay tuned to see all the photos that will be uploaded soon. 

 

In maths, we have been learning about decimals, including converting decimals to fractions. In English, we have been writing sentences using several different sentence structures. For example, sentences that include prepositions, adverbs and subordinating conjunctions. 

 

Next week

We will finish our unit on decimals. We have created our own mythical creature and we will be writing a non-fiction report about it. 

School Photos take place on Tuesday (siblings) and Wednesday (Y5 individuals).

On Thursday, 12th of October, we will be having our Viking day workshop.

Friday, 13th of October, will be a non-uniform day to raise money for our ExploreRE  week which will take place on the last week of term. 

P.E. will take place on Monday and Friday next week.

 

Home Learning

Spelling: In class we have been learning about root words and adding suffixes (-ment, -ness and -ly)

The spelling words are: excitement, happiness, crazily, achievement, loneliness, loudly, disappointment, forgiveness, hopefully.

English and Maths: There will be no CGP homework this week due to our trip today. Home Learning books will be marked on Monday along with last week's words spelling test. Children will be given homework on Monday to be completed for Friday. It will be shorter in length due to children having less time to complete it. 

Reading: Read at least five times over the week and get your Reading Record signed to show this. Reading Records are checked every Friday. Reading books need to be brought into school every day.

 

Wishing you a great weekend, 

Miss Molinos 

29th September 2023

 

We have been learning a lot in Y5!

In maths, we have finished our unit on negative numbers and we have started decimals, which we will continue next week. In English, we are enjoying ‘Monsterology’. We have focused on vocabulary, wrote a diary entry and learnt how to use subordinating conjunctions.

In history, we wrote a poem about King Alfred and learnt about why he was so great! We also went outside, on the playground, to do a science experiment to test the strength of different types of paper.

 

Next week

We will continue with ‘Monsterology’ and using subordinating conjunctions. As we have just started decimals, we will continue with this unit next week too.

On Friday, 6th of October, we will be going on our Harry Potter themed trip.

P.E. will take place on Monday and Thursday next week.

 

Home Learning

Spelling: In class we have been learning about the plural of words and their rules.

                In most cases, we add -s to the end of a word to show plurals (ex. cars, pots, flowers…)

                If it ends in –y, the plural becomes –ies (ex. parties). This rule does not apply for words that end in –ey (keys, monkeys)

                If it ends in –f, the plural becomes –ves (ex. wolves). This rule does not apply for double letters (ex. cliffs)

                If a word ends in –s, –sh, –ch, –x, or –z, the plural becomes –es (ex. quizzes, buses).

The spelling words are: dictionary/ dictionaries, community/communities, forty/forties, knife/knives, church/churches, journey/journeys, miss/misses, calf/calves, loaf/loaves

              

English: Please complete page 16 (Basic relative clauses) 

Maths: Please complete page 6 (counting backwards through 0)

Reading: Read at least five times over the week and get your Reading Record signed to show this. Reading Records are checked every Friday. Reading books need to be brought into school every day.

 

Thank you for a great week and have a fantastic weekend! 

Miss Molinos 

 

 

22nd September 2023 

 

We have been very busy in Y5! 

First of all, thank you to all the parents and families that came to our Y5 meeting. It was a pleasure to meet everybody. 

 

In English, we have been writing our own short stories called the 'Elephants in the Walls' pretending that it is the sequel to the book we are reading ('The Wolves in the Walls'). In maths, we have continued to learn about place value and rounding numbers up and down. We have also started our new unit on negative numbers. 

 

Next week: 

We will finish our short stories and publish them. We will then start our new non-fiction book 'Monsterology' where we will focus on vocabulary and conjunctions. 

In maths, we will continue our unit on negative numbers. 

 

Home learning

Spelling: accommodate, category, determined, foreign, lightning, profession, sincerely 

Maths: Complete pages 6,7,10 (CGP Maths- Counting backwards through zero, place value in big numbers, rounding).

English: Complete pages 15 and 21 (CGP Grammar, punctuation and spelling- clauses, co-ordinating conjunctions)

Spelling test and homework due on Friday. 

Reading: Read at least five times over the week and get your Reading Record signed to show this. Reading Records are checked every Friday. Reading books need to be brought into school every day. 

 

Extra home learning

Feeling very motivated? Complete the reading and questions about Vikings attached above (optional home learning).

We will be celebrating 'European Languages Day'. If you speak a European language aside from English you are welcome to think about what words you would like to teach the class on this day. You could even make a poster or a PowerPoint to teach us. 

 

Have a fantastic weekend. 

Miss Molinos 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 15th of September 2023

We've officially completed our first week of Year 5 and have been very busy learning! In 

English, we have been writing persuasive speeches, book reviews, reports and learning about conjunctions. 

In Maths, we have been focusing on 7-digit numbers and place value. 

 

 

Home Learning:

If your child is interested in becoming a council member, they are welcome to have a think about it over the weekend. They may wish to write something or make a poster. We have 4 councils and 2 children will be selected for each:

  1. Eco Council
  2. Ethos Council
  3. School Learning Council
  4. Sports Council

Homework books and spellings will be sent home next Friday.

 

Spellings - Please visit the Year 5 and 6 spelling words (attached above). 

Reading - You should read at least five times over the week and get your Reading Record signed to show this. Reading Records are checked every Friday.

Topic: Our new topic is the Vikings! Children have been learning key dates and events in school. Please revisit this using the timeline attached above. 

Maths: Feel free to log into Times Tables Rockstars at home to help learn multiplications. You will need to remember your log in. 

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Next week 

Our meet the teacher meeting will take place on Tuesday the 19th of September from 09:00 to 10:00 in the Year 5 classroom. 

Our P.E. days are Monday and Friday. 

Please ensure that you bring the assigned reading book to school everyday. 

In English, we will finish learning about conjunctions and think carefully about constructing sentences. 

In Maths, we will be continuing learning about place value and large numbers. We will also learn how to order and round numbers. 

 

Have a fantastic weekend, 

Miss Molinos 

 

 

Friday 8th of September 2023

The first week back to school is over and it has been amazing to meet all the children! 

As some of you may know, I am new to St. Mary's and it has been lovely to feel so welcomed throughout this week. 

 

During our first day of school, we played games and got to know each other. We have also started our learning. For example, we read some of our new English book called "The wolves in the walls" and made some predictions. In maths we learnt about place value. This afternoon, the children did some fun activities with their school family which was a great opportunity to spend time with other students from different year groups. 

 

There will be no home learning this week but all children have chosen a reading book. Please may I ask that all children read this weekend and that their reading record gets signed. 

 

I would also like to use this opportunity to inform that Mrs. Budd will be teaching Year 5 on Fridays. Mrs. Budd and the children had a fantastic day together today and we look forwards to having her every week. 

 

I have attached some information and documents below that you might find useful so please feel free to consult them. 

 

I am feeling very excited about teaching Y5 and being a part of St. Marys. 

Wishing you a lovely weekend, 

Miss Molinos 

 

 

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