7.2.20 Weekly News
Notices and thank you!
Year 5 Greek Day – Thank you for supporting your child and sending them in dressed up! The children had a fabulous day learning about Greek maths, creating their own Greek mythological creature, taking part in an Olympic torch run, learning Greek dance and trying new and interesting Greek food!
Learning this week:
English – The children worked hard creating their own narrative linked to our class text – Odysseus. Their short narrative needed to include a hero, a problem, a location and a solution. The children focused on using their descriptive writing skills and also weaving dialogue and action.
Maths – All week the children have been adding and subtracting fractions with the same and different dominators. They have also used their previous knowledge to change improper fractions into mixed proper fractions and putting their answers into the simplest forms.
Topic – This week the children have been learning about The Trojan War. They were able to re-tell the story using their comic strip knowledge and design their own Greek pot using images from the Trojan War as inspiration. The children also produced clay Greek pots!
The children will now start to learn about The Romans. We would like the children to research who Alexander the Great is. Some examples of where to start their research are:
What did Alexander inherit from Phillip II?
What influence did his tutor, Aristotle, have on Alexander?
What were Alexander’s achievements?
What do you think Alexander was like?
What did Alexander do for the Greek culture?
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!
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’).
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