27 Mar 2015

Year 5 Week 13 2015

The children have continued to work hard in lessons right up to the end of term, further impressing the staff with their attitude and the quality of their work.

Painting canopic jars in art
In English, we concluded our work on discursive writing. As part of the build up to their ‘hot write’, the children wrote a paragraph at a time on the subject of whether or not a roller coaster should be built in the school playground! They thought of some fantastic reasons for and some extremely sensible reasons against building this rather large piece of playground equipment on the KS2 playground! The children then went on to apply everything they had learnt about the features of a discursive text to write an impressive piece of writing entitled, ‘Should School Uniform be Banned?’

In Maths, Mrs Scannell’s group have been exploring 2D shapes and identifying polygons. In the process of learning about polygons, the children have revised and used terms such as parallel and perpendicular. Mrs Hood’s group have been developing their understanding of answering questions mentally, along with adding large numbers.

Homework. All homework should be completed and returned on Monday 13th April.

Easter reading challenge. The children should read at least one book during the Easter holiday and complete the book review in their English homework folder. Five smile points will be awarded for each book review completed. So, the more books the children read and complete a review on, the more smile points they will receive. Note that reviews should only be completed on books read during the Easter holiday and not ones that have been read previously!

Handwriting. We would like the children to practise their cursive (joined up) writing with a lead stroke. The children should complete the first 6 pages of their handwriting booklet, remembering to take their time over each exercise, ensuring each letter is formed correctly.

Spelling. The spelling list was sent home on Tuesday after the spelling lesson. Spellings should be practised ready for the test on the first Monday back.

Maths.  Both groups should complete the challenges set in their homework books.

Thank you for your continued support.
Have a great Easter!

Mrs Scannell, Miss Graham and Mrs Hood
Mrs Grant and Mrs Porter.