2 May 2014

Year 5 Week 18 2014

Big Maths Work, Today
Welcome back to Year 5 after a well deserved Easter break!

It’s been a great first week to the summer term full of enthusiasm for what lies ahead in the coming weeks.

This week we have started our new Literacy unit.  We are studying ‘The Highwayman’, a poem written by Alfred Noyes.  This week we have focussed on understanding the language that has been used and explored the imagery that is used in the poem.  We have also used some role play to begin to explore the events of the story.  The children all made a tremendous effort on their piece of research homework about highwaymen. 

Speaking of drama, we are fortunate enough to have Mrs Hood, a specialist drama teacher, working with us every Wednesday from next week.  The drama workshops will coincide with our units of work in Literacy and will be a wonderful opportunity for the children to further develop their learning.  We can’t wait!

Year 5 Painting In Art
In maths this week, Mrs Pond-Barrett’s group have been revisiting place value involving 4-digit numbers, placing them on empty number lines and rounding them to the nearest 100 or 1000.  We have also revised dividing 2-digit and 3-digit numbers by a single digit number.

Mr Westmoreland’s group have been looking at a variety of calculations involving different operations.  The children have identified ways in which they can be solved and what ‘traps’ to look for when using different methods.

In PE, the children will be learning and developing the skills involved in tennis.  The children will also be working with a partner to create some simple sequences in gymnastics.

We look forward to another great week next week.
Mrs Pond-Barrett