Friday 1st November
Welcome back -Year 5 have had a great start to Term 2.
Friday 1st November 2019
Welcome to Term 2. Please read here to find out what Year 5 have been learning and about upcoming dates for the diary.
TERM 2 KEY DATES
Monday 11th November – Year 5 Open Classes for book looks 3.15pm to 4.00pm
Victorian Day Entry Point (held at school). Dressing up as a Victorian will be encouraged but optional (date TBC early next week)
PTC - book online
Team Colbalt PTC (Monday 18th / 19th Nov)
Team Aqua PCT (Tuesday 19th / 21st Nov)
Team Topaz PTC ( Tuesday 19th / 21st Nov)
Year 5 School Trip to Kent Life – Monday 9th December (a letter detailing the trip will be sent)
Year 5’s PE sessions will be at school (either gymnastics or dance). Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit and suitable footwear.
Year 5 children are expected to read for at least 10 minutes every day and hand in their reading record daily. Please sign their record and encourage them to read a range of genres. There are banded books in school in addition to the books in the school’s library and the class book corner (including those in the ‘Classics Challenge’).
Learning this week:
Our Term 2 class text is Street Child by Berlie Doherty. We have only read the first few chapters and are loving it already. Our writing this week has been a character description of the ‘Stick Man’, evil Mr Spinks, with a focus on expanded noun phrases. Additionally, we wrote a setting description of the Victorian workhouse that Jim Jarvis entered. We focused on using ambitious vocabulary and using our senses to portray the full extent of the harsh workhouse environment.
In maths, our learning has been focused on converting units of time. We have looked at the vocabulary associated with time and learnt some strategies to help us remember it. We then applied this learning to a range of challenges.
Our first week back has been a Values focus on Healthy and Positive Relationships. As classes, we have had some valuable circle time to discuss what makes relationships positive and healthy as well as looking at what we can do as individuals to improve our relationship with others.
Please complete the challenge on mymaths.
If you are having difficulty accessing the mymaths website please complete a challenge on Time Table Rockstars instead.
Spook-tacular Term 2 writing challenge. Theme: Halloween Muahahahaha… I have a terrifyingly difficult writing challenge for you all this term. If you dare, write me a story based on this term’s theme of ‘Halloween’. You can choose your characters, the storyline, setting… everything, as long as you make Mr McAuley impressed (or terrified) of your frightfully good writing. A prize will be given for the 3 best stories. Remember, you only have 100 words to do this story in, so every word counts! The ‘dead’-line for this Halloween story is Friday 29th November on Mr McAuley’s desk. Good luck!
From Mr McAuley
There is no right or wrong way to complete a Love to Learn task! Please be as imaginative or as creative as you would like! Love to Learn tasks should be returned on the Wednesday following them being set. Whilst books may not be formally marked, in class we will spend time looking at and enjoying what everyone has learned at home and rewards and house points will be given!