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Week ending 29th March - end of the Spring term!
Wow - what a whirlwind this half term has been, Class 9! For such a short half term, we have certainly crammed lots in! Another super week this week; you have shown excellent determination and resilience in completing your end of Spring term assessments. We also had a FANTASTIC day at Hall Park Academy, learning lots about languages (German and French) in different ways. Some of us even learnt French through handball! Your behaviour and attitudes towards the day were exemplary, Year 5; we were very proud to be your teachers! Also, a big thank you to the parents who walked to and from Hall Park with us - a huge help!
I hope you all have a well-deserved, relaxing and fun Easter break - eat lots of chocolate and get lots of fresh air! Let's hope we have some sunshine! Remember, there's no homework over the holidays, and our topic for the Summer term is 'World War II', with our new text being 'Goodnight, Mister Tom'. This is one of my favourite books in the world, so I know you will all enjoy it too! If you have any WWII books or items of interest at home, please feel free to bring them in after the break.
Happy holidays, you lovely lot!
Mrs McK-Sav x
Week ending 16th March
Thank you, parents, for participating in our parent's afternoon on Thursday. Although it was Mr Honey in class, he told me that you had a fabulous afternoon - the children had a great time and the art work that was created in beautiful. We will be displaying it in the corridors very soon!
In maths, we have continued with our fractions learning; we are now confidently adding and subtracting proper fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers. We have also begun to multiply fractions by a whole number. You are all showing such super determination and resilience with this challenging maths - I am a very proud teacher.
In English, we have been reminding ourselves of some literary devices and using them in our own writing. We have also been reminding ourselves how to use the possessive apostrophe, which is also this week's homework focus.
As it has been science week, we have been doing all sorts of exciting lessons based on our current science topic 'Fantastic Forces'. We have learnt about Isaac Newton and he was the focus of our art work that will be put up on display. This afternoon, we designed parachutes to complete an air resistance experiment on Monday. Exciting stuff!
Have a great weekend, everyone - next week it's Sports Relief week, where we'll be totting up our miles to take us to Russia! (The letter that has come home will explain all!)
See you on Monday, everyone!
Mrs McK-Sav x
Check out our super Viking longships!
Week ending Friday 9th February
A super week in Year 5. We have completed our amazing persuasive adverts, which advertise a holiday to the moon (we are writing these up next week, so parents, you will have the chance to read them at our parent event on Thursday!) In maths, we've begun our block of learning on fractions; we have been focusing on identifying equivalent fractions and converting improper fractions to mixed numbers.
We also painted the planets we created using paper mache last week and they look fantastic!
Us getting messy with paper mache last week!
Thank you for a super week, Class 9, and have a brilliant weekend!
There's no Goldbook now until after half-term. Next Friday is an INSET day.
We can't wait to see lots of parents at our 'out of this world' parent event next Thursday afternoon!
Mrs McK-Sav x
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Summer Term Topic
In the Summer term, our topic is World War II - our text is Goodnight, Mister Tom. One of my favourite ever books - I know you're going to love it!
Teachers and parents can communicate about homework and reading via the diary. Children have a responsibility to let the teacher know when they have a message to respond to. Diaries should be in school daily.
Children are allocated a book band based on their reading attainment. Children are encouraged to choose their own reading book from the allocated level. Children are able to change their book once it is indicated in the home school diary that the book has been read at home. Children are sometimes encouraged to reread books to support their reading fluency and comprehension. Reading of additional materials from school or home is actively encouraged.
Homework and spellings:
Homework is sent weekly in the child’s homework book.
Homework details can also be found each week in our Homework section of this webpage.
Date set: Friday Date due in by: Following Thursday
Weekly pieces sent:
One piece of English, including spellings, which will be in the form of a spelling practice sheet in the spelling homework folder, and one piece of maths.
Weekly amount: 10 words set, linked to in class learning or key spelling list.
Date set: Each Friday
How sent home: In spelling homework folder (on spelling homework sheet)
Date tested: Each Friday
Result communicated: Via homework diary (test completed in the diary)
End of Year Expectation: All multiplication tables to 12x.
Bronze award: Skip count multiplication table in order.
Silver award: Recall multiplication table in order.
Gold award: Answer multiplication table questions in any order.
Children to inform teacher when ready to be tested for an award.
PE will be: Tuesdays and Thursdays.
PE kits should be in school from the first day of term. PE kits remain in school until the last day of term, when they are sent home for washing.
No Jewellery is allowed, earrings must be removed at home, if not able to be removed by the child. Earrings will not be removed by school staff and cannot be covered.