12 Jun 2015

Year 5 Week 22 2015

In English, we have continued to look at instructions and have now entered the crucial imitation stage of the Talk for Writing process; this is the stage in which an example text should be memorised by the children so that they become fully conversant with all of the language, as well as the structure of the text. In order to help the children learn the text, they have had fun thinking of actions to go with the words; as our text is about how to trap an ogre, this has been quite amusing! The children will be bringing a copy of the text map home this weekend to finish learning (see homework below) – it would be great if you could support them by listening and watching whilst they are memorising it.

Drawing 3D shapes with a partner
In Maths, we have focused on drawing and constructing shapes with given dimensions and angles. We have also looked at multiplying 4 digit numbers by a 1 digit number and 3 or 4 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers.

Unless otherwise stated, all homework should be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday.
The children should learn the text map for ‘How to Trap a Common Ogre’ by heart using the accompanying words as a prompt when necessary.
Both groups should complete the challenges set in their homework books.
The spelling list was sent home on Tuesday after the spelling lesson.  Spelling homework should be completed and returned on Monday.
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