Friday 6th December
Friday 6th December 2019
Please read here to find out what Year 5 have been learning and about upcoming dates for the diary.
Notices and Key Dates
Year 5 School Trip to Kent Life – Monday 9th December (letter available on the MCAC app)
- Victorian costume is optional but a warm coat and sensible shoes are essential
- All children will need a packed lunch
- Please arrive at school a little earlier (8.30am) so we can leave on time
- The coach will arrive back at school at approximately 3.40pm. A text will be sent to parents to update them of any changes. Please collect your child from Year 5 classrooms as usual.
Swattenden – details of the talk can be found here: https://www.chiltonprimary.co.uk/attachments/download.asp?file=2217&type=pdf
Last day of term – Wednesday 18th December 2019 (2pm)
Year 5’s PE sessions will be 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:
In Street Child, Jim joins a circus so our writing has been inspired by this theme. Victorian circuses were notorious for using wild animals for entertainment so we debated this issue. We then wrote a persuasive piece of writing detailing the reasons for and against using animals in circuses. We also wrote a detailed piece describing the Victorian Circus using our senses. It really helped to bring the book to life.
In maths, we have been calculating the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes. This has involved calculating missing lengths of complex shapes and them adding all the different lengths accurately to find the perimeter. In addition, we have been estimating different capacities and had a fun practical lesson to help with our understanding.
Our Topic learning has been geography based this week. We have used atlases to help us identify the countries in the British Empire during Queen Victoria’s reign and identify them on a world map. As a challenge, we identified each country’s coordinates.
Mymaths – please complete the set task
(if you have any issues accessing it, please complete TTRS)
SPAG – Create a poster explaining what relative clauses are and how they improve your writing.
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!