17 Apr 2015

Year 5 Week 15 2015

We hope you had a lovely Easter – the children have certainly returned well-rested and ready for the challenges of the new term.


Exploring 'real reading' in English
In English, we have been developing our comprehension skills through exploring what ‘real reading’ is. We considered ‘real reading’ as a balance between reading and thinking about the content of the text, making connections with our experiences to develop our understanding. This led us to furthering our knowledge of metacognition: thinking about our thinking.

In maths, Mrs Scannell’s group have been looking at fractions, converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa. Mrs Hood’s group have been dividing 2 and 3 digit numbers using mental strategies and their knowledge of inverses.

In art, the children have been learning about the principles used in visual illusion and the fact that things are not always what they seem (see the picture at the top of the journal note – what can you see?) They have considered the use of ‘empty space’ to create shapes and have produced their own artwork in this style.

Homework
Unless otherwise stated, all homework should be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday.

English
To complement our work in English this week, the children should study the ‘Mystery News’ pictures in their homework folder and use the thinking stem to write 4 statements about each picture.

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

Spelling
The spelling list was sent home on Tuesday after the spelling lesson.
Spelling homework should be completed and returned on Monday.

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

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