Friday 8th November
Another great week had by Year 5!
Friday 8th 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.
Swattenden – details of the talk can be found here: https://www.chiltonprimary.co.uk/attachments/download.asp?file=2217&type=pdf
TERM 2 KEY DATES
- Monday 11th November – Year 5 Open Classes for book looks 3.15pm to 4.00pm
- Thursday 14th November – Victorian Day Entry Point (held at school). Dressing up as a Victorian will be encouraged but optional.
- 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 after the break (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:
Street Child has continued to capture our imaginations as we journey through Victorian life with Jim Jarvis. This week our writing focused on action. We created a short comic strip to detail an ‘escape plan’ for Jim using imperative verbs and then wrote a short narrative focusing our writing skills on incorporating ambitious verbs and adverbs in addition to speech.
In maths, our learning has been focused on fractions. We created a fraction wall to help us understand the concept of equivalent fractions then spent time learning how to calculate equivalent fractions. Using common factors has helped our understanding of simplifying fractions and understanding why we should find the ‘highest common factor’ supported our learning of finding the simplest form.
Our afternoon learning has been about Islam and understanding how the religious figure Muhammed has shaped the religion and contributed to world history. We have identified similarities between other religions and have been learning how to respect and understand other peoples’ beliefs.
As you may have already heard we are recording our very own Christmas Song. We would like to invite pupils to design the inside sleeve for the c.d. The front of the sleeve would need to have the title of the song on, which is 'I believe in...'. It would also need to say by the pupils of Chilton Primary School. Miss Cheshire will pick a winner whose design will be used. All entrants need to be handed in to Miss Cheshire by Wednesday 20th November.
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!