Teams Aqua, Topaz and Cobalt Have had a Great week!
Friday 15th November
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
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 are 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:
We have continued to read Street Child this week. New characters, Shrimp and Grimy Nick have continued to highlight the harsh reality of Victorian life. To embed our understanding of the Victorian era and continue to inspire our writing, we drew a Victorian Workhouse and constructed sentences to describe it in detail. Our writing then progressed onto using different types of sentences to describe a Victorian schoolteacher.
Our maths learning has continued to focus on fractions. We started the week by finding fractions of amounts. We practised the method of dividing the amount by the denominator and then multiplying the answer by the numerator. By following (then adapting where appropriate), we have embedded our understanding. Our learning then progressed onto converting fractions to decimals. By drawing on our learning from the past few weeks, we understand the maths links and applying methods with confidence.
Year 5’s Victorian Day was a huge success. Everybody looked fantastic in their costumes and really got into role. The range of activities on offer gave everybody the opportunity to have a ‘taste’ of life in a Victorian school.
Research Queen Victoria and show your learning in any way you wish. Be factual or be creative!
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!
VIKING ACADEMY TRUST ART PRIZE 2019
We are very pleased to announce our first ever art competition across all three schools in the trust. The Viking Academy Trust Art Prize is inspired by the famous Turner Prize, which is currently being held in Margate’s Turner Contemporary Gallery. Inspired by the artwork you saw during this term’s art assembly, we want you to make innovative, exciting art that is driven by your experiences and opinions. What does it mean to be you? What is important to you? What do you think is unfair in the world?
[Symbol] Work can be any size, from a big installation to a tiny creation
[Symbol] Work can be either 2D or 3D
[Symbol] You can use any material or process including Lego, animation, video, installation, clay, fabric, origami or painting
[Symbol] All artwork needs to be handed in to your class teacher by Monday 25th November 2019
[Symbol] Give your piece a title and a short description explaining the concept that inspired it
[Symbol] Include your full name, class, year group and school Choose a theme that will inspire you. Here are some ideas to get you started;
[Symbol] The environment
[Symbol] The rights of groups or individuals
[Symbol] Animal rights
[Symbol] Your hobbies or interests
[Symbol] Humour Finished artwork will be displayed in a Margate gallery.
There will be a private viewing for parents, children and school staff on Monday 2nd of December from 6pm, when the winners will be announced. The gallery will also be open to the general public on the 7th and 8th December from 11am to 5pm. We are really looking forward to seeing your exciting creations and showing them off to the world! Mr Brown and Miss Vost