24 Apr 2015

Year 5 Week 16 2015

It was great to meet with many of the Year 5 parents this week and share the children’s progress. From our discussions, it is clear that the children are extremely well supported in their learning at home and it is fantastic to see this crucial home-school partnership.

In English, we have furthered our comprehension skills through exploring what ‘schema’ is and how to use it to support our development in answering questions involving inference.

Designing games in computing
In maths, Mrs Scannell’s group have completed end of unit assessments in both arithmetic and problem solving. The children have had the opportunity to reflect over the tests and talk through the answers to develop their understanding. Mrs Hood’s group have been completing division questions where there are remainders and have investigated how to find the perimeter of a shape.

In computing, the children have started to design their own game, thinking about the algorithms they would need to put in place for the game to work successfully.

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 3 articles from First News and use the thinking stem to write 2 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.
Reading The children should continue to read at least 5 times a week and record this in their journal. We encourage the children to read a wide range of texts, including non-fiction and fiction books.  Two smile points will be awarded each week for children who read 5 or more times a week and record it in their journal.

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

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