23 May 2014

Year 5 Week 21 2014

Mrs. P-B's School Of Tennis
Well, that’s half of the summer term completed already.  The past four weeks seemed to have whizzed by and what a busy time it has been!

We have completed our Literacy unit of work studying ‘The Highwayman’.  The children have worked incredibly hard this week to plan, draft and then write a narrative version of the poem from a character’s perspective.  I certainly look forward to reading these through during the half-term break!

In Maths this week, the children in Mr Westmoreland’s group have continued to work on solving problems using all four number operations.  The children have also set their own targets regarding their knowledge and understanding of these four number operations.
Year 5, In Singing Practise

Mrs Pond-Barrett’s group have been working with fractions and decimals. They have been multiplying and dividing numbers with 1 and 2 decimal places by 10 and 100, and have also used place value to add and subtract numbers with 2 decimal places.

In ICT, the children have started to learn how to use Microsoft Excel to create spread sheets.  They have already become familiar with the cells and how to input information into particular cells to create a picture. 

This week they have created a spread sheet based upon a modelled example on income and expenditure of a family for a year.  The children used formulas to calculate total expenditure for a month, as well as the total savings or investments that could be made.
Harder Than It Looks

  • Continue reading daily.
  • The children have brought home a times table challenge to begin working on.  The details of how to complete these challenges on the times table challenge booklet.
  • The children have also been asked to log onto www.interactive-resources.co.uk & play some of the multiplication games in the Y5 Games folder.
Thank you for continued support. Have a great half-term break. Mrs. Pond-Barrett