Friday 24th January
What have year 5 been up to this week?
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’).
Can we please remind parents that if your child has a mobile phone, they must be given into the school office before the children enter their classrooms. Only children walking to and from school alone are permitted to bring in a mobile phone. Mobile phones will be confiscated if this policy is not adhered to.
Reminder - The children are invited to dress up as a character / person linked to our topic – The great, the bold and the brave on Thursday 6th February 2020. The children will take part in activities including: food tasting, mosaic making, drama, pottery and Greek Olympics.
NSPCC Number Day – Friday 7th February. Please see additional Number Day information. Children are invited to dress up in a number theme related to Times Tables Rock Stars.
Learning this week: .
English – The children have continued to read Odysseus in their Guided Reading lessons, using drama to summarise the story. This week the children have focused on their figurative language writing skills and have included similes and alliteration to describe Odysseus. The children have also used their art skills this week to create their own interpretation of The Land of the Dead in Odysseus.
Maths – The children have continued to work on their rounding skills, moving on to rounding decimals. They have also added and subtracted decimals, challenging their understanding when they have missing numbers and using their inverse skills to calculate their answers.
Topic – Year 5 have started their new topic this week – The Great, the Bold and the Brave. The children have learnt about Greek inventions and how they have changed the modern world. Year 5 also worked with their partners, becoming Greek architects to create a Greek building using only paper, tape and scissors.
We would like the children to research Ancient Greece this week. They can present their work any way with wish. This could be presented as a PowerPoint, a word document, a poster, an information booklet.
Year 5 have been invited to take part in the Viking Academy Trust Speaker Competition.
If your child wants to take part in this competition please read below!
Speaker / presentation title- A world in Crisis- Climate Change. Children need to prepare a 2 minute speech around this topic. It is up to them how they interpret the title.
Written presentations must be given to Miss Barrow by Monday 27th Jan.
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!