We hope you all had a brilliant break over the Christmas holidays, the children have worked really hard this week, showing they came back to school ready to learn!
On Friday 18th January, Maple class will be starting their swimming sessions. Please could all permission slips be given in by Wednesday 16th January at the very latest. If you need another letter or have any questions, please come and speak to one of the Year 5 team.
Also, on Friday 18th January, Maple class will be having a picnic as they have reached their target of 100 marbles! We ask that each child contributes one item to share with the class at the picnic. We are excited to celebrate all their hard work!
On Wednesday 23rd January 2019, the school will be hosting a coffee morning for Year 5 and 6 parents. Please join us to socialise and have any questions you may have answered.
Lastly, on Wednesday 30th January at 9:00am, Year 5 will be holding an E-safety performance. We are working hard to rehearse our lines, songs and acting and hope you can join us to watch the final production. A letter will be given out shortly with more details, if you have any questions, please ask a member of the Year 5 team.
Topic: In Topic this week we created our own model planets, thinking carefully about how to construct our models and use accurate colours. We also learnt different facts about the planets and wrote a short information text. Lastly, we looked at the features of a newspaper so we are ready to write our own next week.
Maths: In Maths this week, we have been using our knowledge of times tables to help us use the formal written method of multiplication.
This week the children have been given a maths-based task to be completed in their maths homework books. This needs to be returned on the Thursday 17th January 2019. Spellings have also been given out, focusing on words ending in ‘able’ being modified to end ‘ably’ when the root word ends in ‘ge’ or ‘ce’. These will be tested on Friday 18th January 2019.
Our word of the week for next week is magnanimous – generous or forgiving, especially towards a rival or less powerful person.
Topic: In Topic next week, we will be writing our own newspaper reports on an alien landing in the school playground! We will also be learning about the lunar cycle and how day, night and the seasons are created.
Maths: In maths, we will be continuing to learn about the written method of multiplication, up to multiplying four digits by a two digit number. Then we will focus on the written method of division, both with and without remainders.
PE: In in Outdoor PE, will be starting our new topic of ‘Short Tennis’. We will be focusing on our forehand and backhand techniques, seeing how long we can rally with a partner. In Indoor PE, will be starting our new dance topic inspired by the planets. Starting on Friday 18th January, Maple class we will be going swimming, please make sure children come to school with the correct kit ready to take part.
PHSE: We will be learning about different jobs and the contributions they make to the community through them.
RE: We will be learning about Passover and how Jewish people celebrate the festival, particularly focussing on the Seder meal.