As you know, we have organised an amazing trip to the National Gallery on Thursday 22nd November 2018 to inspire and inform the children about European art. Please, if you have not done so already, return your child’s permission slip with an emergency contact number attached.
Choose Respect is the theme for Anti-bullying Week 2018. The children will be taking part in a range of activities over the week linked to anti-bullying. Activities include: The wall of respect, writing an acrostic poem on the theme of ‘choose respect’ and designing a ‘respect’ wristband. Assemblies on Tuesday will have a bullying/anti-bullying focus, and we will be looking out for children who ‘choose respect’ over the week.
Please ask your child to share what they have learnt this week. They should be able to explain what bullying is, what to do if worried about bullying, and know that they are in control over the way they behave and treat others.
Just a reminder that Cedar class will continue to have swimming sessions every Friday until the 30th November 2018. Maple class will be starting swimming in the Spring term. Please ensure your child has the correct kit. If you have any questions, please come and see one of the Year 5 team.
Topic: In Topic this week, we researched France or Italy and collected persuasive language. We used the research and language we discovered to write brilliantly persuasive explanations about each country!
Maths: In maths this week, we have learnt about multiples, factor pairs and common factors of different numbers. We also learnt about square and cube numbers using cubes to discover and build our own.
This week the children have been given a topic-based task to completed in their topic homework folders books. This needs to be returned on the Thursday 15th November 2018.
Spellings have also been given out, focusing on words ending in ‘tion’. These will be tested on Friday 16th November 2018.
Our word of the week for next week is ‘deduce’ – arrive at (a fact or a conclusion) by reasoning.
Topic: Learning Journey Week 3
Maths: Maths Learning Journey Week 3
PSHE: In PSHE, we will be completing activities relating to Anti-bullying week, the theme for this year is ‘Choose Respect’. Year 5 will be helping to contribute to the school’s wall of respect and creating acrostic poems based on this theme.
RE: Next week, we will be focusing on the role of a rabbi in Jewish worship and their contributions to the Jewish community.
PE: In outdoor PE, performing the footwork and pivoting technique needed when receiving a ball at speed. In indoor PE, we will be focussing on how to throw for accuracy using different techniques. Cedar class will still be going swimming on Fridays.