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smileyfrown WELCOME TO CLASS 5 frownsmiley

 

Thank you to all the parents and children in Class 5 for the tremendous effort that you put into your SPOTACULAR outfits today. It was great to see so many outfits that the children had put together themselves. 

 

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mailOur topic for this half term is:mail
The Great Fire of London

A lot of our English work will be based on non-fiction texts that we have read about the fire and some stories based on the fire. We well be looking at the factual content of these stories too: 

A theatre company will be coming in to school and we will have the opportunity to get into role and imagine what it was like living during the time of the fire. We will also be trying our hand at baking bread and making replicas of some of the Tudor houses that were burnt down.

 

The visit from the theatre company went do well! The children a great time reenacting the events of the fire and dressing up for the roles. 

All children should be taking a book home each day. When myself or Mrs Wright listen to the children read, we will comment (in the reading diary) on what they have done well and given them a target to work on in future reading.  ​​It would be great if you could listen to your child read about 3 times per week and write a comment in their diary to show how they are getting on with their target from previous reading sessions. Your support in this regard would be greatly appreciated. 

WHAT WE ARE UP TO THIS WEEK

Autumn 2 / Week 4 / 20th – 24th November 2017

MATHS

Continuing with our money focus, we will be solving problems linked to comparing amounts of money, finding the totals and differences between amounts of money and giving change.  

ENGLISH

Using our knowledge of the events of The Great Fire of London, we will be writing an information text that highlights wat we have learnt to far in our topic.  

GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION

We are going to practise adding adjectives and adverbs to extend sentences and make them more detailed.

PSHE

Our TEAM GB focus for this half term is ‘Equality’. We will complete last week’s activity on equality – we’ve done the learning, we now just need to record our thoughts.

PE

On Monday we will be practising our ball skills by kicking and hitting objects towards a target.  

SCIENCE

Our topic this half term is 'Uses of everyday materials'. This week we will be finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching, by changing the shape of objects

HISTORY

We are going to take a closer look at reasons for the fire spreading so quickly and what was learnt from this disaster.

ICT

INTERNET: We will be learning how to use a safe search engine for image search or web search and understand how this works as part of the wider internet.

HANDWRITING

We are going to focus on forming letters from the curly caterpillar family (a, c, d, g, q, s, e and o)

 

WHAT WE ARE UP TO THIS WEEK

Autumn 2 / Week 3 / 13th – 17th November 2017

MATHS

This week we will be starting our new topic on money. We will be focussing on counting money in pounds (£) and pence (p), knowing which money so select to make a given amount and learning about making the same amount in different ways.

ENGLISH

Using our knowledge of the events of The Great Fire of London, we will step into Samuel Pepys’ shoes and be writing a recount of the day that the fire started. To help us understand the features of a recount, we will be doing a comprehension based on a recount too.  

GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION

We are going to continue focussing on using subordinating conjunctions to join two simple sentences together in order to make our writing more interesting for the reader.

PSHE

Our TEAM GB focus for this half term is ‘Equality’. Based on the discussions we had about equality last week, we will be completing a writing task to show that we know what equality means to us.

PE

We will be having both PE sessions indoors this week, as we will be continuing to practise our fire themed dance which we will be showing to the parents before the end of the half term.

SCIENCE

Our topic this half term is 'Uses of everyday materials'. This week we will be comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials by exploring the purposes of different objects.

HISTORY

We are going to take a closer look at who Samuel Pepys is and the role that he has played in how much we know about the events of The Great Fire of London

ICT

INTERNET: We will be learning how to use a safe search engine for image search or web search and understand how this works as part of the wider internet.

HANDWRITING

We are going to focus on forming letters with descenders, correctly and learning to join ure, tch and ch

 

WHAT WE ARE    UP TO THIS WEEK

Autumn 2 / Week 2 / 6th – 10th November 2017

MATHS

To support our work on addition and subtraction, we are going to be looking at ways to estimate if an answer is correct by finding the nearest 5 or ten. We will be be practising using the inverse operations to check the accuracy of our calculating. 

ENGLISH

We will start the week some bonfire night poetry and after some reading and comprehension work, we will be writing explanation texts linked to 'The Great Fire of London'.

GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION

To support our writing of an explanation text, we will also be looking at how to write and punctuate explanation sentences and using coordinating conjunctions to join simple sentences. 

PSHE

Our TEAM GB focus for this half term is ‘Equality’. This week, we will be discussing what we think the word equality means to us. 

PE

We will be having both PE sessions indoors this week, as we will be starting to practise a fire themed dance which we are hoping to show to the parents before the end of the half term. 

SCIENCE

Our topic this half term is 'Uses of everyday materials'. This week we will be identifying and classifying the uses of everyday materials, in the context of the local area.

ART

We will be designing Tudor houses based on pictures that we've seen. 

ICT

INTERNET: We will be learning how to use a safe search engine for image search or web search and understand how this works as part of the wider internet.

HANDWRITING

We will continue practising accurate letter formation and writing on the line. During phonics, we will try and join up 'sure' and 'sion'.

 

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