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Week beginning 13th July 2020

 

A big thank you and well done to you all for the great work you have been doing at home.

This is now the last week of learning in Year 5! It has been a strange year and although there have been challenges, we are really impressed with how the children have adapted to a new style of learning and will miss them all greatly when they move into year 6 in September.

 

Google classroom meet ups

 It has been lovely to see some of the children on Google meet ups this week. If you were unable to join, please try to this week. Add your name to the document on Google Classroom. 

 

There have been some technical hitches but most children have been able to join. If you experience any difficulties the teachers will try to help as best they can. Make a comment in the stream on the page and they will try to get you onto the meeting. 

 

There will be a meet link at the top of our classroom page that will be visible just before the meeting time. You may need to refresh the page for this to appear. Please only log on to the session you have signed up to. This will ensure that all children can contribute to the discussion. 

 

If your child is the only one signed up for a slot, we will ask them to move to another day. Please sign up by Sunday evening (12th), so that we can make any adjustments on Monday morning.

 

Below is an outline of activities set on Purple Mash this week:

Purple Mash:

 

Maths- We are having a bit of revision of all of the topics over this year. There will be focus on the 4 operations.

 

Reading- The children will have a chapter to read each day and some questions to answer.

The books this week are, 'Seeds of Doom', 'Undercover Zoo' and 'Bramble the Bold' depending on which group you are in.

 

Below is an outline of work set of Google Classrooms this week:

 

Writing- This weeks writing tasks will be based on our T4W Topic Wonderful Wizards. This week we are in the final stage and will be writing our very own persuasive text to advertise our own schools.

 

Topic- This week topic learning is looking ahead to Year 6. There are a number of tasks for you to choose from, be as creative as you like. These will be shared with your new Year 6 teacher.

 

Reminders:

Google Classroom assembly rooms- Please have a look at the last art challenge of the school year, from Ms Melotte.

 

Link to home learning tab on our website: https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/home-learning/

 

Emails

As some staff are now in school all week with key worker children, please be aware that you may not get an immediate reply to emails. 

Please email any questions about home learning to Miss Rodd (k.rodd@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk). 

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Book Bingo

We hope you are still trying to get some of your book bingo challenges ticked off! If you need a new bingo card there are some on the English Home Learning page.

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/english/

 

Summer Reading Challenge:

 The Reading Agency have now launched their annual summer reading challenge. This year the theme is the Silly Squad and the focus is to celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children will aim to read at least 6 books over the summer and can record their progress on the free digital platform. 

Parents will be able to sign up using the link https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

We hope lots of you will take part and look forward to hearing all about the funny books you read. 

Happy Reading.

 

 

Thank you, have a good week.

Year 5 Team

Here are some additional Home Learning activities you may want to have a go at this week (these are optional).

Week Beginning 6.7.20

Thank you for all of the work you are doing with your children at home. We know that it has been challenging at times but you are all doing a great job. This week we have seen some lovely learning and have enjoyed seeing your creativity in our Topic work. 

 

New teachers

I am sure that your child was excited to find out who their new Year 6 teacher was going to be. There are some short videos on Google Classroom to introduce them as we couldn't have class swap day this year. Please have a look if you haven't already done so. 

We are working with the Year 6 staff to ensure there is a smooth start to Year 6.

 

Google classroom meet ups

Next week we will be meeting with small groups of children on Google Classroom. We are really looking forward to seeing the children. Please log in with your child's details and fill in the document to show which session you would like them to attend. 

 

We hope that the meetings will run smoothly and will be a good opportunity to finish the year positively. However, please bear with us if there are technical issues.

 

To access this meeting, there will be a meet link at the top of our classroom page that will be visible just before the meeting time. You may need to refresh the page for this to appear. Please only log on to the session you have signed up to. This will ensure that all children can contribute to the discussion. If you have any difficultly, please call the school office. 

 

If your child is the only one signed up for a slot, we will ask them to move to another day. Please sign up by Sunday evening (5th), so that we can make any adjustments on Monday morning.

 

Below is an outline of the work set on Google Classrooms this week:

 

Writing: The activities on Google Classroom this week are based on our T4W unit called 'Wonderful Wizards'. We will be looking at differnt grammar skills and will be designing our very own school.

Project: The activities on Google Classroom this week will be based on reflection. We will be reflecting on our year in year 5 and all of the things we have learnt during lockdown.

 

Below is an outline of activities set on Purple Mash this week:

 

Maths: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on the 4 operations and using squared and cubed numbers.

 

Reading: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on the texts ‘Sky-scraping Sunflowers',

 'James King of England' and 'The Suffrajitsus', depending which groups you are in.

 

 

Reminders: 

Blogs: 

Please continue to use the blogs to ask questions and celebrate learning. 

We will continue to upload messages and stories to our classes, however please be aware that some staff are now in school full time, supporting key worker children. The posts on Google classroom, may be from another member of staff in the Year group. 

Please visit the assembly room too-there are lots of great things on there for you to have a look at.

 

Emails

As some staff are now in school all week with key worker children, please be aware that you may not get an immediate reply to emails. 

Please email any questions about home learning to Miss Rodd (k.rodd@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk). 

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Book Bingo

We hope you are still trying to get some of your book bingo challenges ticked off! If you need a new bingo card there are some on the English Home Learning page.

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/english/

 

Extra Tasks - Paper Based

We know we have been using Purple Mash for a long time now so here are some other optional activities you can do at home. They are all printable but if you are unable to print you could have a look at them and then try them on paper.

 

  

 

Week Beginning 29.6.20

 

Well done for another good week of home learning. We have really enjoyed reading your fantastic wishing tales this week year 5. We hope that you have managed to have some time away from your screens and outside enjoying the sunshine.

 

Google Classroom

There are still children who do not seem to be accessing the work on Google Classroom. 

Our Writing and Topic Tasks are set on Google Classroom so it is very important that they are able to access these activities.

 

Writing: The activities on Google Classroom this week are based on a new T4W unit called 'Wonderful Wizards'. We will be looking at a persuasvie advertisement for a brand new Wizard's school.

 

Maths: The activities on Purple Mash this week are looking at missing number problems and place value.

Reading: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on the texts ‘Pirates of Puddleton Bay', 'The Last Days of the Energy War' and 'Planet Earth?', depending which groups you are in.

  

Project: The activities on Google Classroom this week are based on our Topic of Space, this week we will be looking at the different phases of the moon.

 

Additional Activities: 

 

If you finish your home learning and would like to try additional activities please have a look at the links below. There are lots of great activities for you to try. Please remember there are also lots of additional activities on our website. 

Link to home learning tab on our website. https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/home-learning/

 

The BBC are providing online lessons on a wide range of subjects:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2/zvh3jhv

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-english/zbrwnrd

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-maths/zm9my9q

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-pshe/zbrg7nb

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-art-and-design/zd4jscw

 

Oak National Academy has been set up to provide lessons from children who are unable to learn at school:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/year-groups/year-5

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-5/subjects/english

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-5/subjects/maths

 

The NEU have set up resources that you can download and print. Their site also has ideas for creative activities: https://coronavirusandschools.org.uk/resources/

 

Reminders: 

Blogs: 

Please continue to use the blogs to ask questions and celebrate learning. 

We will continue to upload messages and stories to our classes, however please be aware that some staff are now in school full time, supporting key worker children. The posts on Google classroom, may be from another member of staff in the Year group. 

Please visit the assembly room too-there are lots of great things on there for you to have a look at.

 

Emails

As some staff are now in school all week with key worker children, please be aware that you may not get an immediate reply to emails. 

Please email any questions about home learning to Miss Rodd (k.rodd@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk). 

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Book Bingo

We hope you are still trying to get some of your book bingo challenges ticked off! If you need a new bingo card there are some on the English Home Learning page.

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/english/

 

Summer Reading Challenge

 The Reading Agency have now launched their annual summer reading challenge. This year the theme is the Silly Squad and the focus is to celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children will aim to read at least 6 books over the summer and can record their progress on the free digital platform. 

Parents will be able to sign up using the link https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

We hope lots of you will take part and look forward to hearing all about the funny books you read. 

Happy Reading.

 

Have a great week and stay safe! 

 

The Year 5 Team 

 

Extra Tasks - Paper Based

We know we have been using Purple Mash for a long time now so here are some other optional activities you can do at home. They are all printable but if you are unable to print you could have a look at them and then try them on paper.

WB:22.6.20

 

Well done Year 5 for another great week of Home Learning. It is lovely to see so many of you completing all of your work to a good standard. We have loved your creativity with the Topic work and have been watching lots of lovely videos!

 

Here is an outline of activities set on Purple Mash this week: 

 

Grammar: The activities on Purple Mash are based on recapping skills covered so far. Please be aware that we are also incorporating Grammar based activities within our writing on Google Classrooms. 

 

Maths: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on using and applying knowledge of Place Value.

 

Reading: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on our texts, 'Sam and the Wet Day', 'Replica Face' and 'To catch a Beast'. You will need to read the chapter and then answer comprehension questions based on what you have read.

 

Here is an outline of activities set on Google Classrooms this week: 

 

Writing: The activities on Google Classroom this week are based on our Talk for Writing Unit called, 'One Chance'. We will be thinking about planning our own wishing tale this week, taking inspiration from the model text and other stories that we know. We will then be writing our own Wishing Tale. 

 

Project: The activities on Google Classroom this week are based around our topic of Space. This week we are focusing on Night and Day.

 

Additional Activities: 

 

If you finish your home learning and would like to try additional activities please have a look at the links below. There are lots of great activities for you to try. Please remember there are also lots of additional activities on our website. 

Link to home learning tab on our website. https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/home-learning/

 

The BBC are providing online lessons on a wide range of subjects:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2/zvh3jhv

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-english/zbrwnrd

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-maths/zm9my9q

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-pshe/zbrg7nb

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-art-and-design/zd4jscw

 

Oak National Academy has been set up to provide lessons from children who are unable to learn at school:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/year-groups/year-5

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-5/subjects/english

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-5/subjects/maths

 

The NEU have set up resources that you can download and print. Their site also has ideas for creative activities: https://coronavirusandschools.org.uk/resources/

 

Reminders: 

Blogs: 

Please continue to use the blogs to ask questions and celebrate learning. 

We will continue to upload messages and stories to our classes, however please be aware that some staff are now in school full time, supporting key worker children. The posts on Google classroom, may be from another member of staff in the Year group. 

Please visit the assembly room too-there are lots of great things on there for you to have a look at.

 

Emails

As some staff are now in school all week with key worker children, please be aware that you may not get an immediate reply to emails. 

Please email any questions about home learning to Miss Rodd (k.rodd@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk). 

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Book Bingo

We hope you are still trying to get some of your book bingo challenges ticked off! If you need a new bingo card there are some on the English Home Learning page.

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/english/

 

Summer Reading Challenge

 The Reading Agency have now launched their annual summer reading challenge. This year the theme is the Silly Squad and the focus is to celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children will aim to read at least 6 books over the summer and can record their progress on the free digital platform. 

Parents will be able to sign up using the link https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

We hope lots of you will take part and look forward to hearing all about the funny books you read. 

Happy Reading.

 

Have a great week and stay safe! 

 

The Year 5 Team 

WB:15.6.20

Thank you for all for another great week of home learning.You are all doing a great job and we have been really impressed with the quality of your work. Please remember, you need to be attempting all of the tasks you are being set on both Purple Mash and Google Classrooms.

 

Here is an outline of activities set on Purple Mash this week: 

 

Grammar: The activities on Purple Mash are based on recapping skills covered so far. Please be aware that we are also incorporating Grammar based activities within our writing on Google Classrooms. 

 

Maths: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on using and applying knowledge of the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). 

 

Reading: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on our texts, 'Nikki's New Shoes', 'School Swap' and 'Dark Castle'. You will need to read the chapter and then answer comprehension questions based on what you have read.

 

Here is an outline of activities set on Google Classrooms this week: 

 

Writing: The activities on Google Classroom this week are based on our Talk for Writing Unit called, 'One Chance'. We will be thinking about Reading as a Reader and Writer and will be looking at the language and grammar used within the model text in more detail.

 

Project: The activities on Google Classroom this week are based around our topic of Space. This week we are focusing on the International Space Station. 

 

Additional Activities: 

 

If you finish your home learning and would like to try additional activities please have a look at the links below. There are lots of great activities for you to try. Please remember there are also lots of additional activities on our website. 

Link to home learning tab on our website. https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/home-learning/

 

The BBC are providing online lessons on a wide range of subjects:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2/zvh3jhv

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-english/zbrwnrd

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-maths/zm9my9q

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-pshe/zbrg7nb

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks2-art-and-design/zd4jscw

 

Oak National Academy has been set up to provide lessons from children who are unable to learn at school:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/year-groups/year-5

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-5/subjects/english

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-5/subjects/maths

 

The NEU have set up resources that you can download and print. Their site also has ideas for creative activities: https://coronavirusandschools.org.uk/resources/

 

Reminders: 

Blogs: 

Please continue to use the blogs to ask questions and celebrate learning. 

We will continue to upload messages and stories to our classes, however please be aware that some staff are now in school full time, supporting key worker children. The posts on Google classroom, may be from another member of staff in the Year group. 

Please visit the assembly room too-there are lots of great things on there for you to have a look at.

 

Emails

As some staff are now in school all week with key worker children, please be aware that you may not get an immediate reply to emails. 

Please email any questions about home learning to Miss Rodd (k.rodd@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk). 

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Book Bingo

We hope you are still trying to get some of your book bingo challenges ticked off! If you need a new bingo card there are some on the English Home Learning page.

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/english/

 

Summer Reading Challenge

 The Reading Agency have now launched their annual summer reading challenge. This year the theme is the Silly Squad and the focus is to celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter. Children will aim to read at least 6 books over the summer and can record their progress on the free digital platform. 

Parents will be able to sign up using the link https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

We hope lots of you will take part and look forward to hearing all about the funny books you read. 

Happy Reading.

 

Have a great week and stay safe! 

 

The Year 5 Team 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WB: 8.6.20

Well done to you all for another week of home learning. You are all doing a great job-keep it up! 

 Please remember you need to be attempting all of the tasks you are being set on both Purple Mash and Google Classrooms.

 

Here is an outline of activities set on Purple Mash this week: 

 

Grammar: The activities on Purple Mash are based on recapping skills covered so far.

 

Maths: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on prediction and probability. 

 

Reading: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on our texts, The Silver Secrets of the Golden Hind, The Sleeping Volcano or The Secret of the Sandcastle.

 

Here is an outline of activities set on Google Classrooms this week: 

 

Writing: The activities on Google Classroom this week are based on our new Talk for Writing Unit called, 'One Chance'. We will be thinking about a wishing tale and using our ideas to  create some poetry.

 

Project: The activities on Google Classroom this week are based on The Moon Landing.

 

Reminders: 

 

Blogs-Please continue to use the blogs to ask questions and celebrate learning. 

We will continue to upload messages and stories to our classes, however please be aware that some staff are now in school full time, supporting key worker children. The posts on Google classroom, may be from another member of staff in the Year group. 

Please visit the assembly room too!

 

Emails

As some staff are now in school all week with key worker children, please be aware that you may not get an immediate reply to emails. 

Please email any questions about home learning to Miss Rodd (k.rodd@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk). 

 

Ickabog Competition:

 J.K. Rowling is inviting you to help illustrate The Ickabog for her. Every day when chapters of the story are uploaded, she will be making suggestions for what you might like to draw or paint to illustrate the story as it goes along. You should let your imagination run wild!

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Book Bingo

We hope you are still trying to get some of your book bingo challenges ticked off! If you need a new bingo card there are some on the English Home Learning page.

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/english/

 

Have a great week! 

Week beginning 1st June 2020

 

We hope that you all had a good half-term and were able to enjoy the sunshine and time away from the screen. Home learning will continue to be set as before on Purple Mash and Google Classrooms. 

 

Here is an outline of the activities set on Purple Mash this week: 

 

Maths- The tasks will be based around recapping knowledge and skill to do with Multipliclation and Division.

 

Reading- The children will have a chapter to read each day and some questions to answer. The books this week are: 'Magic in the Moonlight', 'The Last Selkie' and 'A bit of a Hero.'
 

Grammar- The tasks this week will include various skills from adverbials to relative clauses with the aim of uplevelling and improving our sentences. 

 

Here is an outline of activities set on Google Classrooms this week: 

 

Topic- This week we are learning about our new topic of Space, you will be learning about the order of the planets from the sun and labelling them. 

 

Writing- We are continuing our Talk for Writing Unit based on thed Rhiswanozebtah. This week we are in the Independent Application stage where all children will be using their knowledge from the unit so far to plan and create their own Information Text. 

 

Blogs-Please continue to use the blogs to ask questions and celebrate learning. 

 

 

Reminder: 

We will continue to upload messages and stories to our classes, however please be aware that some staff are now in school full time, supporting key worker children. The posts on Google classroom, may be from another member of staff in the Year group. 

Please visit the assembly room too!

 

Emails

As some staff are now in school all week with key worker children, please be aware that you may not get an immediate reply to emails. 

Please email any questions about home learning to Miss Rodd (k.rodd@earlswood.surrey.sch.uk). 

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Have a good week! 

Sun Safety

22.5.20- Half Term 

 

As we reach the end of this very different half-term, we would like to thank you for all the hard work you are doing to support your children at home with their learning. Although it has been a different experience for us all, we have seen some great work from the Year 5 children.

 

Next week is half term so there will be no work being set on  Purple Mash or Google Classroom for this time. Please use this week to spend some time away from screens and enjoy a little bit of a break. 

Home learning will begin again on 1.6.20.

 

If you want some suggestions of activities there are lots of resources available on the website under the home learning tab. Additionally, on Google Classroom, you can see an assembly from Ms Melotte, introducing the next whole school art project that you might want to have a go at. 

 

Please enjoy a well deserved rest and stay safe!

 

Year 5 Team 

Week Beginning 18.5.20 

Well done for another great week of home learning! Well done to those of you who have been onto and are using Google Classrooms- we hope that you are enjoying the stories and assemblies.

If you are unable to log on please call the school office for assistance. We are continuing to set Writing and PBL (Topic) on Google Classrooms so it is vital you are able to access this platform. Learning on Purple Mash will also continue as normal.

 

Google Classroom

We are continuing to set Writing and PBL on Google Classrooms this week. Please ensure that your child is logging on and completing the work set.

Please also have a look at the art challenge in the assembly room on Google Classroom. It would be lovely to see some of your creations!

 

Here is an outline of activities set on Google Classrooms this week: 

 

Writing: The activities on Google Classrooms this week are based on a new Talk for Writing Unit called: The Rhiswanozebtah. This week we will be upscaling and adapting our model text. We will be using structures from the original and combining them with our own ideas to invent a new creature.

 

Project: This week the children will need to read through the power point provided and then use the key information to present their work based on Anglo-Saxon life. There is no set format for this task but we would like you to be as creative as possible.

 

 

The following outline of activities will be set on Purple Mash this week: 

 

Grammar: The activities on Purple Mash are based on word classes and punctuation.

 

Maths: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on positive and negative numbers and Roman Numerals.

 

Reading: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on the texts 'Where the eagles fly',  
'Ice Cream Villain' and 'Percy the Poorly Pony.'

 

  

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Have a great week! 

Week Beginning 11.5.20 

 

We hope you have all had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and enjoyed the VE day celebrations.

Well done for working hard this week!

 

Google Classroom

You should have all received emails asking you to set up your child’s Google Classroom log in.

Please ensure that your child's account is set up as we will be setting work for them to complete on Google Classrooms this week! As well as work being set, there will be 'Assemblies' for your children to watch and a message from their class teacher.

 

In Year 5 we have decided to set Writing and Project activities on Google Classrooms this week.

The rest of the activities will be set as normal on Purple Mash for the children to complete.

When your child is logged in, they will be able to see the work that has been set for them under 'Assignments'. Here they will have one writing activity to complete each day and a topic activity that will remain open for them to complete all week (until Friday). If you have any issues accessing Google Classrooms please contact your child's class teacher.

 

Here is an outline of activities set on Google Classrooms this week: 

 

Writing: The activities on Google Classrooms this week are based on a new Talk for Writing Unit called: The Rhiswanozebtah. We will be having a look at the new model text and completing activities based on this new spiecies of animal.

 

Project: This week the children will need to read through the power point provided and then use the key information to create their own leaflet based on 'Viking Life'.

 

 

The following outline of activities will be set on Purple Mash this week: 

 

Grammar: The activities on Purple Mash are based on constructing different sentences.

 

Maths: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on Fractions.

 

Reading: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on the texts ‘The Night the Diamons Fell', 'Alien Street' and 'Poppa Joes Race Car'.

  

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Have a great week! 

4.5.20 You will need to use this PDF to find information on Anglo-Saxon Gods for Topic this week!

Week Beginning 4.5.20

 

Thank you for your continued support with the Home Learning, we are enjoying reading all of your work each day.

We hope that you are all keeping safe and well.

 

This week we will only be setting work on Purple Mash from Monday (4.5.20)- Thursday (7.5.20) as Friday is Bank Holiday. 

 

Below is an outline of activities set on Purple Mash this week: 

 

Writing: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on out T4W unit 'The Game'. We are on the Independent Application stage so children will be creating their own Finding Tales.

 

Grammar: The activities on Purple Mash this week involve parenthesis, bullet points and punctuating different sentence types.

 

Maths: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on Place Value and the 4 operations. Children will need to apply their knowledge to solve some problems using the 4 operations.

 

Reading: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on the texts that involve Aliens. They will need to read the chapters set and then answer the comprehension quiz set for them. 

 

Project: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on our new topic of Vikings and Anglo Saxons. This week we will be focusing on Anglo-Saxon Gods.

**Please note: you will need to use the PDF from this page to help you find information!**

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Reminder

If your child completes their work on Purple Mash and would like to so some additional activities, please have a look at the Home Learning section of the website for some extra ideas. This page is being updated with new activities regularly. 

You can get to it via ‘Children’ on the signpost, or click this link:

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/home-learning/

 

Have a great week! 

 

 

For Topic this week, you will need to have a look through this document and make notes of any key dates to help you complete your Timelines.

Week Beginning 27.4.20 

 

Thank you to you all for continuing to support us with the Home Learning this week! It is great to see so many of the children completing activities and commenting on the blogs. We have really enjoyed reading all of your lovely writing this week-keep it up! 

 

Below is an outline of the Home Learning on Purple Mash for next week: 

 

Writing: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based around visiting outer Space. The children will have a range of activities to complete including an Alien and Planet Profile, a Post Card from outer space and An Alien Adventure Story. 

 

Grammar: The activities on Purple Mash this week involve identifying and using commas in the correct places in sentences and using inverted commas to punctuate speech. 

 

Maths: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on Multiplication and Division, using known strategies to answer questions and using known multiples to answer different questions. 

 

Reading: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on the texts that involve adventure- The Time-Lock Detectives, Time Freeze and Daisy's Memory Box. 

  

Project: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on our new topic of Vikings and Anglo Saxons. The children will be using their historical knowledge to create and order a Timeline based on this period. **Please note: you will need to use the PDF from this page to help you find information!**

 

If your child completes their work on Purple Mash and would like to so some additional activities, please have a look at the Home Learning section of the website for some extra ideas.

You can get to it via ‘Children’ on the signpost, or click this link:

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/home-learning/

 

Additional Information and Resources:

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Book Bingo

We hope you are still trying to get some of your book bingo challenges ticked off! If you need a new bingo card there are some on the English Home Learning page.

https://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/english/

 

 

BBC Bitesize

Additionally, BBC Bitesize have launched their daily lessons this week for a range of subjects including Maths, English, Science, History, Geography and Science with links to Twinkl resources, videos, animations, quizzes and lessons with Sir David Attenborough and Professor Brian Cox.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

 

Week Beginning 20.4.20 

 

Welcome to the Summer Term!

 

We hope you all had a lovely Easter and have been making the most of the nice weather, spending time with your families and trying out lots of different activities at home.

 

As before, we are carrying on with work being set on Purple Mash. The children can access this under the '2dos' tab.

 

Please see below an outline of the Purple Mash learning for this week:

 

Writing: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on short burst writing, where the children will be using a base story and adding to and adapting it. 

 

Grammar: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on improving sentence structure; using correct punctuation and upscaling sentences using different clauses.  

 

Maths: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on Multiplication and Divison of known numbers, using known strategies. 

 

Reading: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on the texts relating to our new History topic.

  

Project: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based around our new topic- Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. There will be some information and activities set for children to complete.

 

Please remember that the class teachers are contactable via Purple Mash blogs or by email, if you have any questions.

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

 

Monday 20.4.20 If you are having trouble seeing the information regarding King Alfred on Purple Mash please see document below:

Easter Holidays- 3.4.20

 

Firstly, a massive thank you to all of you for being so flexible and supportive of the children with their home learning this week. It is great to see the children engaging and working hard on the activities set for them on Purple Mash! Well done Year 5! 

 

The next two weeks are the Easter Holidays so there will be no compulsory work set on Purple Mash for the children to complete. As it is the Easter break, teachers will not be monitoring work that is completed or responding to any queries on Purple Mash or via email during this time.

 

It will be a different kind of holiday for everyone this year, but we hope that you can enjoy the time with your family at home, staying safe. 

 

Although there will be no compulsory work set over the next two weeks, we have put together some suggested activities that you may want to complete with your children. 

 

Suggested Activities

 

If you would like to complete some activities on Purple Mash we recommend you try these: 

 

-2Code - this sets you coding and debugging challenges. They get harder as you go down the page.

-2Animate - you can make a short animation using drawings or taking your own pictures.

-2Quiz - create your own quizzes for the rest of the class.

-2Create a Story - try the Adventure Story and you can add backgrounds, animations, sound recordings and moving pictures!

 

Alternatively, below are other suggestions of websites and activities that you could do together during the Easter break.

Websites/apps

Activities without a screen:

  • Sketch something in your house/garden
  • Tell a joke to make people laugh
  • Help your parent with a job/chore
  • Design your own indoor sports game
  • Set up your own indoor bowling alley
  • Use the resources in your house to make a musical instrument
  • Host a talent show with the people at home
  • Create your own science experiment using the things you have at home
  • Complete 50 star jumps in one day
  • Design your own paper aeroplane
  • Make a card for everyone at home
  • Arrange your food into an animal
  • Tidy your bedroom without being asked to by a parent
  • Make a fitness routine and put your family through their paces
  • Give five compliments to people throughout the day
  • Order your books alphabetically
  • Host a birthday party for a teddy or toy
  • Have a game of noughts and crosses
  • Spend the whole day in your pyjamas

 

 

Thank you again for all of your hard work year 5!

Have a great Easter and keep safe!

 

Week Beginning 30.3.20

 

A huge thank you to all of the children who have been working hard to complete their home learning each day. Thank you to all of you for being kind and supportive of each other on our class blogs. 

If you haven't already, please take a look at our Year 5 display board on Purple Mash- we have put some fantastic examples of work on here. 

 

If you have any problems or questions regarding any of the home learning please contact your child's class teacher. 

 

Here is a brief outline of activities that will be set for the children to complete on Purple Mash this week:

 Literacy: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on persuasive writing.

 

SPAG: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on recapping skills and spellings.

 

Maths: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on Number and Place Value with a focus on addition and subtraction. 

 

Reading: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on different books relating to suspense.

  

Project: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on the Rainforest. 

 

 

Homework:

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Maths-Scofield and Sims

Thank you to those of you who have been completing your Maths homework this week. If you would like to continue using your Scofield and Sims book feel free- this will really benefit your maths learning. Remember to get a parent or older sibling to check your answers! 

Week Beginning 23.3.20 – Year 5 Home Learning

 

Thank you for all your support and patience at this time. The majority of the work set for the children will be through Purple Mash. The tasks will be set each day of the week and then cleared on the Sunday ready for the next week’s learning. Teachers will be monitoring what the children are doing so please let us know if you are having any issues.

 

As well as these activities, there is a list of other ideas on the ‘Home Learning’ page on our website which is located under the tab ‘Children’ on the signpost. I have also put a few suggestions below!

 

If you have any questions about the home learning do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher- we will do our best to help!

 

Purple Mash Log Ins

The children should all have their log in details for Purple Mash but if you are unsure please email your class teacher and they will provide these for you.

 

 

Additional Resources:

 

Classroom Secrets Kids Log Ins

We have also created accounts for all the children on Classroom Secrets Kids, this is an additional reading resource that they can access with their passwords. If you would like their log in details sent home again please email your class teacher and they will provide these for you.

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/

 

Times Tables

In order for the children to continue to practice their timetables up to 12x12 there are some games on Purple Mash but we here are some other links to websites they can use as well:

https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.maths-games.org/times-tables-games.html

PE

One option for ensuring your children are still getting some exercise within the house is to use some fitness videos. Joes Wicks has some designed for children on his YouTube channel on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

Music

If you are looking for some music related activities, Mr Scullin has a YouTube channel with lots of videos on it that you can watch and join in with. Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKovqh8teAdzoNuEk52a8RA

 

Here is a brief outline of activities that will be set for the children to complete on Purple Mash this week:

 

Literacy: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on writing a setting description.

 

SPAG: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on recapping skills and spellings.

 

Maths: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on Number and Place Value.

 

Reading: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on different books relating to animals.

  

Project: The activities on Purple Mash this week are based on Deforestation of the Rainforest.

 

 

Homework:

 

Reading

The children should still be reading every day and they are welcome to keep recording this in their reading records. When they are reading, please ensure you are asking them questions and discussing what they have read to gauge their understanding.

 

Maths-Scofield and Sims

The children should still be completing 1 test per week in their homework books. We will put a notice on the blog each week instructing you as to which test to complete.

For the week beginning 23.3.20 please ensure that your child completes Test 11.

 

 

5G 5R 5ES 5B

Jackson

Emily

Sophie

Imogan

Alex

Belle

Thomas

Jasmine

 

Adarsh

Sam

Isaac

Haleema

Hannah

 

Dilan

Issy

 

 

 

Week Beginning 16th March

 

Maths: We will ordering and comparing decimals (up to thousandths)

 

English: We will begin our non-fiction unit, looking at writing a debate. We will be looking at how the passive voice and how to create cohesion within our writing. 

 

Reading: This half term our book is The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. Each week we will be practising the skills of retrieval and inference, deepening our understanding of vocabulary and practising comprehension skills.

 

Project: We will be looking at how humans use the rainforests (e.g. wood, farming, palm oil) and the impact of deforestation is having on the world.

Week Beginning 9.3.20

 

Maths: We will be converting fractions to decimals e.g. 1/2 =0.5, 2/10 =0.2

 

English: We will be writing our own suspense story, ensuring we include sentences of varying lengths, similes and personification.

 

Reading: This half term our book is The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. Each week we will be practising the skills of retrieval and inference, deepening our understanding of vocabulary and practising comprehension skills.

 

Project: We will be looking at how humans use the rainforests (e.g. wood, farming, palm oil) and the impact of deforestation is having on the world.

 

Reminders 

Our PE day has changed. Outdoor PE will continue to be on Mondays but our indoor PE will now be on Thursdays. 

Week Beginning 24.2.20

 

Maths: We will be looking at subtracting fractions. We will be subtracting mixed numbers from an proper fraction (e.g. 1  4/5 - 3/20) and subtracting two mixed numbers (e.g. 5  3/6 - 3  1/3).

 

English: We will be focusing on suspense writing. We will be learning the story 'The Nightmare Man'. We will be looking at using figurative language (similes and personification) and a variety of sentence structures

 

Reading: This half term our book is The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. Each week we will be practising the skills of retrieval and inference, deepening our understanding of vocabulary and practising comprehension skills.

 

Project: Our topic this half term is The Rainforest. We will begin our topic with a visit from Urban Farm and we will then be using our Geography skills to look at where rainforests are located around the world.

 

Reminders:

  • Friday 28th March is Mardi Gras - children are allowed to dress up in gold, purple or green to celebrate the festival. We will be making floats to parade around the playground. We still need shoe boxes so if you have any shoe boxes at home, please send them in with your child.

Week Beginning 10.2.20

 

Maths: We will be subtracting fractions with different denominators. We will convert them to the same denominator before subtracting them.

 

English: We will be writing our own persuasive texts about a theme park. We will include emotive language, modal verbs (must, will) and powerful adjectives.

 

Reading: This half term our book is The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas. Each week we will be practising the skills of retrieval and inference, deepening our understanding of vocabulary and practising comprehension skills.

 

Project: We will continue to make our theme park rides, ready for our Theme Park Showcase!

 

Reminders:

  • Wednesday 12th February. 3.00 - 3.40, Year 5 classrooms - please come along to our Theme Park Showcase and see what we have been learning this half term. 
  • After half term, we will be needing shoe boxes for Mardi Gras. Please start bringing in any shoe boxes you have collected.

Week Beginning 3.02.20

 

Maths: We will be adding fractions with different denominators and adding mixed number fractions e.g.  3   1/+   1  3/8

 

English: We will be learning how to use emotive language and modal verbs in our writing. We will then be looking in more detail at our text to see which techniques have been used to make the writing persuasive.

 

Reading: This half term our book is The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas. Each week we will be practising the skills of retrieval and inference, deepening our understanding of vocabulary and practising comprehension skills.

 

Project: We will be making our own theme park rides using cams and pulleys.

 

Reminders:

  • Friday 7th February is Number Day. This is a non-uniform day where children can dress up in anything relating to numbers, for example a football kit, a onesie or a tutu!
  • After half term, we will be needing shoe boxes for Mardi Gras. Please start collecting now but we would kindly ask that you keep them at home until after half term as we don't have space to store them all! If you are able to get hold of any shoe boxes in large quantities, please let us know.

Week Beginning 27.01.20

 

Maths: We will be learning about fractions. We will be recapping equivalent fractions and how to convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers. We will use these skills to order and compare different fractions.

 

English: We will be learning a non-fiction text. We will be looking at the features included in the text, such as persuasive language, emotive language and modal verbs (e.g. should, must)

 

Reading: This half term our book is The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas. Each week we will be practising the skills of retrieval and inference, deepening our understanding of vocabulary and practising comprehension skills.

 

Project: We will be creating video adverts for our own theme parks.

 

Reminders:

After half term, we will be needing shoe boxes for Mardi Gras. Please start collecting now but we would kindly ask that you keep them at home until after half term as we don't have space to store them all! If you are able to get hold of any shoe boxes in large quantities, please let us know.

Week Beginning 20.01.20

 

 

Maths: We will be learning about area. This will include the areas of rectangles, rectilinear shapes and estimating the areas of irregular shapes. Click here for more information.

 

English: We will be writing our own version of a wishing tale. We will be trying to link the ending of our stories back to ideas mentioned at the start and will try to include dramatic speech.

 

Reading: This half term our book is The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas. Each week we will be practising the skills of retrieval and inference, deepening our understanding of vocabulary and practising comprehension skills.

 

Project: We will be looking at Edward Munh's Scream painting. We will be focusing on the techniques he used in order to create our own drawings using pastels.

 

Reminders:

Please ensure your child has PE kit and wellie in school on the correct days. 

  • Mondays - Outdoor PE
  • Tuesdays - Indoor PE
  • Wednesdays - Outdoor learning (woodlands)

Week Beginning 13.01.20

 

 

Maths: We will be looking at short division, using 'bus stop method'. For more information on this method, click here. We will also be working out perimeters of shapes by measuring the length of their sides.

 

English: We will be looking at how to link the ending of our story back to events at the start and will begin to plan our own version of the story. 

 

Reading: This half term our book is The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas. Each week we will be practising the skills of retrieval and inference, deepening our understanding of vocabulary and practising comprehension skills.

 

Project: We will be looking at ordinance survey maps in order to create maps of our theme parks.

 

Reminders:

Please ensure your child has PE kit and wellie in school on the correct days. 

  • Mondays - Outdoor PE
  • Tuesdays - Indoor PE
  • Wednesdays - Outdoor learning (woodlands)

Week Beginning 06.01.20

 

Welcome back to the Spring Term. We hope you had a relaxing break and are ready to get back into learning!

 

Maths: We will be looking at column multiplication and will be multiplying 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers by a 2 digit number (e.g. 1234 x 23) using formal written methods of multiplication - for support at home please see the maths sections of our website for support videos.

 

English: We will be starting our new model text, 'The Man Who Walked Between Two Towers' - a wishing tale with a focus on Openings and Endings. We will be using a range of conjunctions and speech to hook the reader in. 

 

Reading: We will be starting our new book, 'The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas'  and will be looking at the author's use of vocabulary to explain different events and characters.

 

PBL: We will be starting our new topic 'Scream Machine' and will be looking at ordinance survey maps, the history of theme parks and roller coasters and will be designing our very own as part of our DT learning. 

 

Thank you for a lovely half-term.

We would like to thank you all for your help and support so far  this year and would like to wish you all very happy holidays. We hope that you have a lovely, relaxing break! 

Our next topic is Scream Machine which has a DT focus. We will be learning about the history of theme parks and creating our very own using different materials. 

We look forward to seeing you all in the new year!

Best wishes,

The Year 5 Team

Week beginning 16th December

 

Maths: This week in Maths we are focusing on the 4 operations. We will be using the formal written methods to solve problems and answer reasoning questions in different contexts. 

 

English: We are continuing to write our explanation texts based on our invented diseases. We will then be writing an explanation text about the Plague and how it was spread. 

 

Reading: We are continuing to look at our book, 'Plague - a cross on the door'. We will be focusing on ordering and inference to find information about characters and main events. 

 

PBL: This week we are looking at medieval castles and their key features. We are going to be designing and making our own castles out of cardboard with moving sections. 

Please can you bring in any old boxes/cardboard for us to use. 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 9th December

 

Maths: We will be multiplying and dividing using formal methods (column multiplication and bus stop division). We will also be multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 using our place value knowledge.

 

Writing: We will be producing our own piece of writing about how a virus spreads. We will be including subordinating conjunctions, parentheses (brackets, dashes and commas) and adverbial phrases.

 

Reading: We will be reading poetry. We will be inferring meaning using clues from the text.

 

Christmas Assemblies

 

5G and 5R - Wednesday 11th December, 2.45pm

5ES and 5B - Thursday 12th December, 2.45pm

 

Please encourage your children to practise the songs at home.

 

 

Week beginning 25th November

 

Maths: We will be looking learning factors, multiples and prime numbers.

 

Writing: We will be using the skills we have learned in our writing this half term to do write an independent piece, with an effective setting.

 

Reading: This half term we will be reading The Curse of Castle Cranston. We will be looking at vocabulary within the text. We will also be reading fact files about scientists and looking at what can be inferred from texts

 

Project: This week is Science Week. We will be investigating the most effective solutions to launch a rocket, creating exploding buboes and looking at reversible and irreversible changes in food.

Week Beginning 18th November

 

Maths: We will be looking at information presented in tables and using this data to answer questions.

 

Writing: We will be planning our own warning tales with a focus on creating an effective setting. We will then be writing our warning tales, taking inspiration from our model text, The Caravan. 

 

Reading: This half term we will be reading The Curse of Castle Cranston. We will be answering fact and opinion questions based on the text and justifying our answers.

 

Project: We will be creating art work based on the medieval designs.

 

Reminders

We have visitors from Tales of The Plague visiting this half term. Children are invited to dress up on this day as either peasants, lords or ladies. If you would like more inspiration, please search on line for ‘medieval costumes’.

  • Monday 18th November - 5R and 5B
  • Tuesday 19th November - 5G and 5ES

 

Please ensure that your child has their PE kits and Wellies in school on the correct days, including extra pairs of socks and a spare jumper.

  • Monday - outdoor PE
  • Tuesday - indoor PE and lunchtime gardening club
  • Wednesday - outdoor learning

Week Beginning 11th November

 

Maths: We will be learning about graphs, focusing on line graphs. We will be interpreting the information represented by the line graph and creating our own graphs.

 

Writing: We will continue to learn our new text using a variety of drama techniques. We will also be considering why the author has chosen specific language and the effect this has on us as readers.

 

Reading: This half term we will be reading The Curse of Castle Cranston. We will be focusing on the vocabulary within the text and summarising events in the story. We will also be looking at non fiction texts about the plague, focusing on sequencing events and answering comprehension questions.

 

Project: We will be creating art work based on the plague doctors.

 

Reminders

We have visitors from Tales of The Plague visiting this half term. Children are invited to dress up on this day as either peasants, lords or ladies. If you would like more inspiration, please search on line for ‘medieval costumes’.

  • Monday 18th November - 5R and 5B
  • Tuesday 19th November - 5G and 5ES

 

Please ensure that your child has their PE kits and Wellies in school on the correct days, including extra pairs of socks and a spare jumper.

  • Monday - outdoor PE
  • Tuesday - indoor PE and lunchtime gardening club
  • Wednesday - outdoor learning

 

 

Friday 15th November 2019

Please donate to Children in Need.

Just a small contribution can change the lives of children. At Earlswood we are asking all children and staff to bring in a contribution of £1 or more. We are also asking all staff and children to something spotty on this day if possible to support Children in Need. Please bring your ‘Children in Need’ donation with you on the day and hand it to your class teacher. Many thanks.

Week Beginning 4th November

 

Maths: We will be using addition and subtraction to find the inverse and approximations.

 

Writing: We will be learning The Caravan story. This unit will focus on creating an effective setting using personification and prepositions.

 

Reading: This half term we will be reading The Curse of Castle Cranston. We will be answering questions based on retrieving information and inferring what is meant by the author. We will also be looking at The Tyger by William Blake, focusing on unfamiliar vocabulary.

 

Project: Our topic this half term is Peasants, Princes and Pestilence, all based around the Middle Ages and the plague. We will be learning about the different types of plague and how the plague spread.

 

Reminders

We have visitors from Tales of The Plague visiting this half term. Children are invited to dress up on this day as either peasants, lords or ladies. If you would like more inspiration, please search on line for ‘medieval costumes’.

  • Monday 18th November - 5R and 5B
  • Tuesday 19th November - 5G and 5ES

Week Beginning 21st October

 

Maths: We will be adding and subtracting using column method. We will then be applying these skills to solving real-life problems.

 

Writing: We will be writing a non-fiction leaflet about What Makes Britain Great. We will look at what is included in a leaflet in order to make it effective and will include these things in our own writing.

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read Wolves of Willoughby Chase and answering questions based on retrieving information, infering what is meant by the author and the vocabulary within the text.

 

Project: We will be finishing off our topic with a Great British Tea Party! We will be making decorations for our tea party and cooking a range of tasty treats!

Week Beginning 14th October

 

Maths: We will be converting between fractions and decimals. 

 

Writing: We will be writing a non-fiction leaflet about What Makes Britain Great. We will look at what is included in a leaflet in order to make it effective and will include these things in our own writing.

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read Wolves of Willoughby Chase and answering questions based on retrieving information, infering what is meant by the author and the vocabulary within the text.

 

Project: We will be reseaching human and physical landmarks in Britain. We will then be presenting our findings to the rest of the class.

Week Beginning 7th October

 

Maths: We will be sequencing and ordering fraction

 

Writing: We will be starting our non-fiction writing. We will be looking at a leaflet and learning to use the SPAG skills associated with this style of writing e.g. bullet points, sub headings and using topic sentences.

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read Wolves of Willoughby Chase and answering questions based on retrieving information, infering what is meant by the author and the vocabulary within the text.

 

Project: We will be learning about the modern royal family and looking at their family tree.

Week Beginning 30th September

 

Maths: We will begin to learn about fractions. We will be using our knowledge of multiplication to find equivalent fractions and learning how to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers e.g. 5/2 = 2 1/2

 

Writing: We will begin the Independent Application part of our writing. We will be using the skills we have learned so far (relative clauses, show not tell, speech) to write our own story. 

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read Wolves of Willoughby Chase and answering questions based on retrieving information, infering what is meant by the author and the vocabulary within the text.

 

Project: We will be focusing on artist William Morris and creating our own artwork based on his work.

Week Beginning 23rd September

 

Maths: We will be learning about negative numbers. We will be looking at the symbols used to represent numbers up to 1000 and be solving problems involving Roman Numerals.

 

Writing: We will be writing our own versions of My Name is Bob. We will be including description of the characters, speech and show not tell (describing what is happening to a character without explicitly saying it). 

 

Reading: We will be continuing to read Wolves of Willoughby Chase and answering questions based on retrieving information, infering what is meant by the author and the vocabulary within the text.

 

Project: We will be focusing on artist William Morris and creating our own artwork based on his work.

 

Reminders:

 

Book donations: We would like to expand our collection of books in our classrooms. If you have any books at home that you are no longer reading we would really appreciate it if you could donate them to the school. If you would like to donate please hand them to your child's class teacher who will make sure they are put to good use. 

 

Please ensure your child has their full PE kit and wellington boots in school all week. We have specific days for PE and woodlands, however there may be other occasions during the week when PE kits or wellington boots may be needed.

PE - Monday and Tuesday

Woodlands - Wednesday

 

Reading records need to be in school everyday. Children can change their books when they have finished them. Please ensure that all reading is being recorded because there is an expectation for the children to read at home at least 5 times a week.

Week Beginning 16th September

 

Maths: We will be learning about negative numbers. We will be looking at negative numbers in a variety of contexts including temperatures, sea levels and money. We will be adding and subtracting using negative numbers and solving problems using these skills.

 

Writing: We will be looking at our model text, My Name is Bob, in more detail. We will look at the language features that have been used and considering the effect these have on us as a reader.

 

Reading: We will be focusing on inference. We will be looking for clues in the text that give us information about the story without explicitly telling us what is happening.

 

Project: We will be continuing with our topic What Makes Britain Great. We will be learning about the Royal Family and historical monarchs.

 

Reminders:

Please ensure your child has their full PE kit and wellington boots in school all week. We have specific days for PE and woodlands, however there may be other occasions during the week when PE kits or wellington boots may be needed.

PE - Monday and Tuesday

Woodlands - Wednesday

 

Reading records need to be in school everyday. Children can change their books when they have finished them. Please ensure that all reading is being recorded because there is an expectation for the children to read at home at least 5 times a week.

Welcome Back!

 

We have had a great few days back in year 5, it is lovely to see all of the children returning with a positive attitude towards their learning! 

 

Reminders:

Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit (clearly named please) in school all week. Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday, however  there may be times when trainers are needed on seperate occasions. 

 

We are lucky enough to have the lovely woodlands and allotments on site so your child will also need to have wellington boots in school for these sessions. Our woodlands day will be on a Wednesday, however there may also be seperate times when these are needed. 

 

Spellings- Spellings test will be each Thursday. New spellings are given on Fridays.

 

Reading records need to be in school everyday. Children can change their books when they have finished them. Please ensure that all reading is being recorded because there is an expectation for the children to read at home at least 5 times a week.

 

Visit: 

Next Wednesday (11th September) year 5 are visiting Redhill Library- there is no form required for this. 

 

Learning: Week Beginning 9th September

 

Reading: We will be beginning our new book: The Wolves Willoughby Chase, which is a classic book written by Joan Aiken. They will be exploring the language features used within the text. 

 

Maths: We will be starting our new topic of Place Value where the children will explore the value of numbers up to 1 million. 

 

Writing: We will be starting our new cycle of Talk for Writing focusing on the text 'My Name is Bob' which is a story about a street cat. 

 

PBL: This term our topic is 'What Makes Britain Great?' We will be exploring the 4 countries that make up the United Kingdom and be researching the history of the Union Jack. 

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