It's really important to make homework fun, so the school has invested in Spelling Shed, TT RockStars and My Maths, to help support learning at home. Please make sure you log in regularly to these three websites and practise spelling and maths skills.
A big thank you to all parents and friends who visited our exhibition. Children made a terrific effort to produce beautiful artefacts, and it was also a good opportunity to show our Science Week work (War of the Worlds).
Ancient Egypt/Science Week exhibition
Year 5 would like to invite you to their Ancient Egyptian exhibition on Tuesday 7th January at 2:40pm. The home projects have been amazing so far! For those that still would like to contribute something to display, you can still bring your artefacts in up until the morning of the exhibition. We hope to see you then.
Please produce a piece of artwork or writing for our Egyptian Exhibition for you parents. You could make a pharaoh's head-dress, some coins, a cartouche, or produce a written piece about something you are particularly interested in. You have a lot of freedom to choose how you present your work, and you can use the internet for ideas. Hand in your project by Monday 16th December, as the exhibition will be sometime in the final week of term.
In English we have been studying non-chronological reports so that we can produce our own. This week we have focused on planning our own on King Tutankhamun. We worked on a sub heading each in teams and presented out findings to the rest of the class. Then using the knowledge from all the groups we have began drafting our Non Chronological Reports.
This week we have been working on our squared and cubed numbers - challenge the children to tell you the difference!
In English we have been studying non-chronological reports so that we can produce our own. This week we have focused on our shared report on Ancient Egypt - next week we are looking forward to researching and writing our own on Tutankhamun
This week we have been working on our factors, prime numbers and multiples. Ask your child to tell you the difference between the three different sets of numbers!
We have been using atlases, websites and our own knowledge to accurately pinpoint countries, cities and features such as rivers and mountain ranges on maps of the UK and the world
This week we designed our own book corner based on the book we are about to start reading: The time travelling cat by Julia Jarmen. We are looking forward to reading this and our own books in our newly decorated book corner.
Next half term (Autumn 2)
Our topic is Ancient Egypt. We are holding an exciting day on Wednesday 13th November, where all children can dress up as an ancient Egyptian. We have invited an expert historian to lead the day, and we will learn about mummies, Egyptian gods and much, much more. Voluntary contributions are requested of £4.00 per child to cover costs, and we are anticipating a very exciting learning experience. Photographs will follow...
Each week in Year 5, the children are expected to complete the following homework:
- Reading at least 5 times a week. Each week should be recorded in your reading record book. Remember that this can be any reading you choose to do - your school book, your favourite magazine, a sports' website or anything else you are interested in.
- Practising your times tables. Each child has a times table book. They should complete one page of practise each week ready for a test on Friday. There are 5 boxes on each page, so practise once a day to keep your times table knowledge fresh.
- Practising your spellings. Every week we have a spelling test. Spellings are put onto the website - please practise ready for the test on Friday.
Please see your child's teacher if you have any questions about the homework.