1 May 2015

Year 5 Week 17 2015

In English, we have started our new unit of work on narrative writing, looking at descriptions of settings. We have concentrated specifically on the structure of warning stories and have developed our descriptive writing so that it includes specific nouns, prepositions and adverbial phrases. For example, Beyond the horizon, the sun began to set.

In maths, Mrs Scannell’s group have been adding 2 place decimal numbers and in the context of money, trying to be as efficient as possible with their calculations. Mrs Hood’s group have continued to explore perimeters of shapes, including shapes with missing lengths.

In geography, the children took part in a ‘Round the World’ fact hunt to find out more about some of the key geographical features (such as rivers and mountains) of each continent.

Additional Forest School session
The children will have an additional Forest School session next Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child brings their Forest School kit to school for this session.

Homework
Unless otherwise stated, all homework should be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday.
English: The children should plan their own warning story using the plan in their homework folder.
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