Super week in Year 5
Another super week in Year 5 at WLPs! We are so busy yet again but are loving everything that we are doing in school.
In English, we are still looking at our book"There's a boy in the girls bathroom." Our writing has been focused around diary entries and formal letters. In both of these text types, children have had to put themselves in a character's shoes and we have been really impressed with their empathy towards others. Children have also used their diary writing skills in Science lessons, writing "It's a bird's life!" If you are ever in school, make sure that you check out our displays to view these fantastic pieces.
In Maths, extending our multiplication formal written methods has been key. All three teachers are so pleased with how hard children have worked in order to develop this skill and it is fantastic to be able to say that all children made great progress during this week. Practising times tables is essential in order to be able to move on, so if you have chance to do this at home we would be very grateful.
We also had our wow starter day for our new topic "living on the edge." We looked at typical American sports such as baseball, line dancing and cheerleading and also made some yummy pancakes. Children loved learning all of these new skills and are very excited to continue with our topic.
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Welcome back to school and a happy new year to all of our families! The children have settled back into their busy routine fantastically well and are working to high standards consistently. Our curriculum newsletters for spring term have been sent out via parent mail- check them out to see what our plans for this term are. In English, we have begun to look at "There's a boy in the girls' bathroom", by Louis Sachar. Our writing over the coming weeks will focus on the journey of the protagonist of the story: Bradley Chalkers.
In Maths, we are enhancing our multiplication skills. We aim to be able to multiply 4 digits by 2 digits. Any practice that you can do on this at home will be greatly appreciated. We will also be incorporating a range of word problems and reasoning skills throughout this topic.
We are looking forward to our wow starter day which will be taking place next Wednesday. Children will be immersing themselves into American culture. They can come dressed as an "All American" child if they wish to do so. Of course, more adventurous dress up will be amazing!
Thank you to all of Year 5 who are continuing to work so hard in the lead up to the Christmas holidays.
This week, we presented all of our Viking knowledge to our buddy classes as part of our Grand Finale. 1CP, 1R and 2C were a fantastic audience and we really hope that they enjoyed coming to visit us and learnt lots about the Vikings. Alongside our normal learning, we have collected Christmas hampers for Wheelies, practised our production, partied at the Christmas disco AND had a visit from Santa! What an amazing week!
Reminder to parents:
We have the production on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday- please see ParentMail for access to tickets
The homework showcase is Thursday 20th December. All homework should be brought in before or on this day
The Christmas parties are next Thursday afternoon. Please could you bring in some nut- free goodies
On Friday, the children finish school at 12pm. They will be having their class rewards during this morning.
Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard this term. We hope that you have a lovely winter break.
The Christmas display week has arrived and competition is in full force. 5K have looked at Christmas in Japan, 5A Christmas in Russia and 5B Christmas in Australia. Check out our twitter page to see what you think of them!
In English this week, the teachers were really impressed with the paired write setting descriptions. Children worked together to create a fantastic piece of writing and this is definitely something that we will be doing again. We have also started to plan our own myth. There are lots of creative ideas for what they could be about, including why the moon appears to change and why leaves fall down.
In Maths, our focus has been on multiples and factors. We now know what this vocabulary means and have completed lots of interesting investigations to discover the lowest common multiple and highest common factors. We will continue with this next week, looking at prime numbers and even abundant numbers (Mr Knight bets that you don't know what these are!)
We have also been lucky enough to take part in a variety of Scientific investigations. Did you know that you can blow up a balloon using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar? 5B were so worried it was going to explode!
Keep a look out on our twitter for examples of all of this amazing work @Year5_WLPS