15 May 2015

Year 5 Week 19 2015

In English, we have continued our work on narrative writing, developing the warning story. We focused this week on using the ‘tool kit’ we constructed last week to write a description of a setting. We also discussed how to think as a writer when writing about settings.

In maths, we have read and marked co-ordinates in the first two quadrants of a graph and drawn simple polygons by joining the marked co-ordinates. The children then went on to move the polygons by translating them (adding and subtracting co-ordinates on each axis) and reflecting them on the y axis.
Working as a team in forest school

In forest school, the children learnt a new way of tying a clove hitch and used figure of eight lashing to construct a tripod that was strong enough to support a wash bowl. They demonstrated excellent team work during the activities – it was fantastic to see the children supporting and collaborating so well with each other.

Working as a team in forest school
Working as a team in forest school

Unless otherwise stated, all homework should be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday.
English: The children should find and learn a poem by heart and copy it using cursive writing onto the lined paper provided.
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