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Welcome to Year 5! We are really looking forward to an exciting year ahead working with all of you.

We will be using the blog to keep you updated on what we have been doing in class and school. This is also a place where you will be able to find information such as any school trips and/or upcoming events.

For more information please come and speak to myself or any member of staff. We are always there to help with any queries.

Many thanks,
Mrs Downey and Miss Cuff

Teacher: Mrs Downey and Miss Cuff

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Pattison

 

Week beginning 16th September 2019

 

 

English

In English this week, we have read  mythical settings and gathered some amazing descriptive vocabulary in order to write sentences. We have also looked at how to open sentences in a variety of ways using fronted adverbial and conjunctions.

Maths

This week we have continued to explore the place value of digits with the value up to 10,000. In particular, we have been adding and subtracting in powers of 10, 100, 1,00 and 10,000. On Thursday we took part in a maths ‘Escape Room’ challenge – as you can see from the photographs, we were very excited and completed all the challenges!

Topic

This week we have continued our learning all about Ancient Greece. We have written fantastic diary entries from the point of view of an Athenian solider in the Battle of Marathon. We have also used a range of sources, including images, artefacts, books and the internet to find information about Ancient Greece, then we presented it in different ways. They ranged from news segments, interviews, posters and non-chronological reports. Year 5 have also found information about Greek Gods and Goddesses, as well as start to learn about The Trojan War.

In P.E this week, we went outside to play dodgeball, practising our throwing skills and having lots of fun at the same time. In ICT, we have continued to learn about coding and we had a go at trying to make our own simple program. In PSHE, we considered what makes a good team and thought about our own roles within various teams, both inside and outside of school. In RE, we continued to learn about the Northern Saints and linked them to our own experiences. We thought about what our own coat of arms would look like and what we would like to be remembered for if we were saints.

Awards

Headteacher Award: Molly W for being an absolute superstar.

English Award: Mercedes B for lovely, descriptive sentences.

Maths Award: Hayden S for super place value work.

 Reminders

  • Homework: Spellings given out on a Monday and tested the following Monday and English/Maths homework given on a Wednesday and to be returned the following Monday.
  • Books are changed once they are returned with rewards given for every 10 stamps received.
  • Please complete Homework Projects linked to the topic as these make a wonderful display in the classroom – a dip from the trolley will be given for each project returned.
  • PE is on a Thursday

 

 Week beginning 9th September 2019

English

In English this week we have read the Greek myths ‘Thespina and the Scorpidon,’ ‘Pandora’s Box,’ and ‘Medusa’. The children have enjoyed exploring the texts and looking for key features. In our writing, we wrote fantastic diary entries from the perspective of Thespina.

Maths

This week we have been exploring the place value of digits with the value up to 10,000 and using a range of resources to support our thinking. We have been using our reasoning and problem solving skills to answer a wide range of questions.

Topic

This week, Year 5 have started their history topic ‘Meet the Greeks’. We have used a timeline to order events chronologically and considered where modern day fits on the timeline. We have also enjoyed talking about Ancient Greek democracy and how it has influenced or changed modern day democracy in the U.K. and compared them. This week we have also been able to learn about the origins of the Olympics and we have started to learn about The Battle of Marathon.

In P.E. this week, we have started to refine our existing basic skills, such as running, jumping and throwing.

In I.C.T we refreshed our memories about coding vocabulary before creating our own simple program using commands on Purple Mash.

In PSHCE this week, Year 5 have been talking about rules in school and the classroom, and considered their rights and responsibilities in school.

English Award: Maggie G

Maths Award: Neave S

 Reminders

  • Homework: Spellings given out on a Monday and tested the following Monday and English/Maths homework given on a Wednesday and to be returned the following Monday.
  • Books are changed once they are returned with rewards given for every 10 stamps received.
  • Please complete Homework Projects linked to the topic as these make a wonderful display in the classroom – a dip from the trolley will be given for each project returned.
  • PE is on a Thursday
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