Welcome to 2018!
We're really excited to be back. This half term our main theme is Space and we're going to be looking closely at our solar system.
English will also link with this topic as we are exploring music from the Holst to inspire our writing.
Thank you for all your support this term, the children have worked really hard and made us very proud of their achievements. Thank you to those of you who sent in Christmas gifts for us, they really are very much appreciated. Have a lovely holiday, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Mrs Fearn and Miss Woodroffe
It's December! That has come around very quickly!
We are still in full flow with our English work, using a visual text called The Piano. We will be doing some drama and creative writing using this wonderful film as a stimulus. We have been doing some work on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 and are about to move onto perimeter and area. We have started a Design and Technology project to design, make and evaluate a Christmas gift box, the children have really enjoyed exploring cardboard boxes!
We have been singing, getting ready for the Christmas Concert, hopefully the children have bought home the note about what to wear for the concert, for Year 5 this is a red top with green tinsel. Red Christmas jumpers are also acceptable! Please do not worry if you don't have the right colour top - school uniform is perfectly acceptable!
We had an absolutely wonderful trip to the Holocaust Centre. The children's behaviour was wonderful but more importantly we all learnt so much about the Holocaust and Kinder Transport. We hope the children came home and told you all about their time there and that the important lessons they learnt will stay with them forever. We have taken some photos, which will be on display in the classroom shortly.
We are now working on our recount of the day and have just started planning and drafting. We believe editing a piece of writing is very important, so the next step will be to go through their draft to correct errors and make improvements. We hope to have some published work by Friday!
We have completed our work on tables in maths, and have now moved onto multiplication and division. We have been learning about multiples and factors and will move onto special numbers such as prime and square numbers. Practising multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 would help your child in this unit of work.
We are coming to the end of our WW2 topic (sadly!) and will be looking this week at the events that bought the war to an end. This includes the D-Day landings and Hiroshima.
The children are doing really well learning their times tables and spellings, thank you for all your support!
This week we have continued our look at Judaism, the children have learnt all about synagogues and Hanukkah, and we are all looking forward to our trip to the Holocaust Centre on Thursday. On our return we will be asking the children to write about their time there, and so we have been learning what makes a good recount.
In maths we are continuing with our work on statistics and have been looking at tables. We will be moving on to learn about timetables, so whilst you are out and about this weekend have a look at bus timetables, train timetables, or even school timetables that belong to older brothers and sisters!
The children wrote some amazing stories linked to the story The Matchbox Diary, thank you for sending in such special items.
Next week we will begin looking at the spellings we sent home to learn, we will be building words from roots so make sure you spend some time looking at the words on the list.
Thank you for bringing in your match boxes filled with your special items. The stories you told were fantastic.
This week we are focusing on a book called the Matchbox diary and how stories are told in different ways.
We are also going to look at Judaism this week and how this links to the work we have been doing on WWII.
In maths we have begun the topic of Statistics and have begun looking at line graphs. We will continue this work for a few weeks to come.