Both Year 5 classes have now completed the first of two sessions discussing pedestrian safety. This is such an important area as our pupils prepare to become increasingly independent. We will complete our training next week.
Thank you to all the parents and carers who were able to attend our Learning Assembly. We shared some of our literacy and art work before completing a number of activities relating to our history topic.
Over the next fortnight we will be focusing on spellings with a silent t such as whistle and castle.
In maths, we are moving onto looking at the perimeter and area of regular and irregular shapes.
Please can you continue to try hard in your related homework tasks as we head towards the end of a long and busy term. Thank you.
We are spending another week thinking about homophones. This week we are learning: morning, mourning, aisle, isle, bridal, bridle, ascent and assent. Make sure you know the meanings of these words and demonstrate your knowledge by writing them into sentences in your homework books please.
Our statutory words this week are: relevant, convenience, familiar and government.
In Maths this week we are learning about multiples, factors and prime numbers and solving puzzles relating to these. You'll find it much quicker to complete this work if you know your times tables facts (and the related division facts) really well. Remember that the Times Tables Rockstars competition is well underway and our two Year 5 classes are both performing well - perhaps you could spend a few minutes now working on this.
We are all looking at homophones in our spelling sessions (e.g. stationery, stationary, cereal, serial, father, farther, great, grate, heard, herd, steal, steel). We need to know the meanings of these words in order to ensure that we use the correct ones in our own writing.
Our high frequency words are: eight, twelve and thousand. Our statutory words are: hindrance, identity and sufficient.
Let's see who can score full marks this week and get their name added to our 'star spellers' board.
We hope everyone has a brilliant half-term break. We have all worked really hard so far this year so this week off is well deserved. Enjoy spending time with your families and if you take part in any Halloween or Bonfire night events remember what we learnt on our Safety Rangers Day and stay safe.
We look forward to seeing your projects relating to our history topic when we return in November. Have fun!
Having learnt the -ible spelling pattern we are now working on the -able pattern. How many words can you think of that have this spelling pattern? How many of those words can you add a prefix too?
We've been delighted with how well everyone is doing with their weekly homework tasks. Well done for getting into the routine of bringing your homework books (along with your brass instruments) in on a Monday morning.
Our maths homework links closely to our new maths topic this week - addition and subtraction. So the extra work you are doing at home will no doubt feed into great progress in class.
We're always thrilled to see any additional tasks you have undertaken at home too. We love to celebrate your success so bring in those art projects and sporting certificates. We're also more than willing to sample your baked goods - 5SE loved India's space themed biscuits on Monday. Thank you.
Well done with our previous spelling rule - there have been some great scores in our weekly spelling tests so far.
Our new spelling rule involves the letter combination - ible. We have discussed words such as sensible, visible and incredible. How many more words are there with this spelling combination.
Our high frequency words are: why and friends. Remember....i to the end will be your friend!
Over the next two weeks we will be focusing on learning spellings which contain silent letters (specifically b). These are some examples: comb, limb, debt and subtle. Can you think of any others?
We are also learning high frequency words and statutory words from the Y5/6 spelling lists. This week we are learning something, important, accommodate, accompany and according.
Welcome to Year 5!
Our teachers are: Mrs Hoare in Class 5HH and Mrs Ellis and Mrs Stocks in 5SE
Class support are Mrs Harrison and Mrs McNae.
We've had a great start to the week already, children have been enjoying coming back to school and seeing their friends and classmates and making new friends in their new classes.
Our Science topic is Space and our History Topic is World War One, so watch this space for exciting work and photos we produce!