Welcome back after half-term. We hope everyone is well rested and ready for an exciting run up to the Easter holidays.
During this week we are busy completing a few assessment papers. We hope that there will be some great results that will reflect the progress that we are all making. These results will be ready to share with families at our parents' consultation meetings next week.
Our spellings this fortnight are focusing on the vowel sound ee spelt ei (e.g. achieve, caffeine, ceiling, protein). How many other words can you find that follow this spelling pattern? Add as many as you can to your homework sheets please.
In Maths, we continue to deepen our understanding of fractions and our homework relates to this.
This week we are also learning two songs in preparation for the Newsome Big Sing next Tuesday. This will be a fantastic celebration within the community. Not only will we be singing, but we will also be performing on our brass instruments. We hope to see as many people as possible there after school to enjoy this great opportunity. Please bring back the completed permission slips as promptly as possible.
In the run up to half term, we are going to be focusing on the spelling pattern 'ough'. This pattern can make many different sounds. Read this passage and see how many different sounds you can spot.
A rough-coated, dough faced ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough coughing and hiccoughing thoughtfully.
Our statutory words are: bargain, bruise and category.
Our high frequency words are: important and children.
This fortnight we are striving for spelling excellence by learning the spelling rule -ence. We are modifying last week's spellings by changing the ending (for example we are changing 'patient' to 'patience' and 'silent' to 'silence'). We are also thinking about the Characteristic for Learning "Being a Self-manager". One way we can demonstrate this characteristic is to take responsibility for learning our own spellings.
Happy New Decade from 5SE!
Our new history topic is Crime and Punishment. We will be studying the trends in Crime and Punishment from the Roman era to the 21st Century.
In Science we are looking at the materials that things in our world are made from.
We have been working hard on our column multiplication in maths this week and are making fantastic progress.
Look out for some mystery stories which we are planning to write in Literacy.
Your spelling task for this fortnight is to look at words that end in -ent. It is always correct to write ent after a soft c or soft g (for example, magnificent). It is almost always correct to write ent after qu, ti or ci (for example, frequent).
As we start a new year, we are revising the spellings for January, February and August. Remember, these proper nouns require capital letters too please.
Our statutory words are controversy, dictionary and disastrous.