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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.

5G 5R 5ES 5B

Florrie

Jesse

Alex

Ewan

Connor

Alvi

 

Leo

 

 

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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