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’).
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.
Cereal Box Request
Please can the children bring in any empty cereal boxes next Monday to Thursday.
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.
Learning this week:
English – This week the children have continued to read Odysseus, focusing in colloquial language and using emotive language within their writing. All three learning groups showed fabulous writing skills and many children decided to peg their writing on to the class proud peg lines!
Maths – All week the children have been learning about prime numbers, composite numbers, square numbers, factors and multiples as well as using their multiplying and dividing skills. This week we ventured outside to draw prime factor trees all over the playground. Ask your child to explain what a prime and composite number is!
Topic – All week the children have focused on their knowledge based skills. The children are now confident with their understanding about Athens and Sparta in 500 BCE and they are able to explain what it was like to live in both Greek states. Both classes took part in debates and were able to use their persuading skills to convince others to join them in their chosen location!
Home Learning: We would like the children to create a piece of home learning explaining when and how to correctly use an apostrophe in their writing. Their home learning should be designed to teach a year 4 child how to use an apostrophe correctly. All home learning will be shared with both year 4 classes.
All children must continue to log on and play TTRS at least three times a week.
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!