26 Jun 2015

Year 5 Week 24 2015

Life saving skills. Placing a friend in the recovery position 
The children earned the title of Official Junior Life Savers this week when they successfully completed training on life saving skills as part of the SSAFA health promotion for Healthy Heart Day.  It was great to see how quickly the children learnt these essential life skills and were able to confidently place people in the recovery position as well as demonstrate CPR on a Resusci Anne.

In English, almost all of the children earnt two smile points for reading at least five times a week at home – well done.  This week in writing we have looked at the structure of instructions in more detail and have planned a class set of instructions based on ensnaring a Cyber Gremlin.  Their homework this week is to now plan their own instructions (see below). 

In maths, Mrs Scannell’s group have revised multiplying fractions by whole numbers and have also completed two maths assessments. Mrs Hood’s group have been learning about Roman numerals, understanding how to both read and write numbers from 1-9000.

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

English The children should plan their own instructions for trapping the creature they created for their homework previously on the boxed up 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.  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