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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

 

Our teachers:

Coral Class:   Scott

Amber Class: Tanika

Esther (Cover Supervisor)

 

 

Our Class:

In Year 5 we think it is important to work well together. Over the year we aim to always do our best work and are constantly striving to achieve our personal goals. 

 

Learning Update & Homework - 19th October 2018

 

Well done everyone on their hard work this half term!

The children have written fantastic quest stories in the style of the Ancient Greek adventure, The Odyssey. They have begun exploring multiplying in mathematics using mental strategies

 

Reading

We would like to encourage parents and carers to read with their children in the evenings and comment in the yellow Reading Records that go home every day. 

 

Homework this week is - 

 

Mathematics  - pg 12-13, Multiplying

English - pg 48-49, Commas for extra information

 

Spellings

In preparation for our next topic on persuasive writing, please see this week's spelling list:

 

persuasive 

government

democracy

rhetoric 

argument

disagree

support

persuade

alternatively

furthermore

because

against

specifically

particularly

opinion

conclusion

additionally

importantly

 

Have a wonderful half-term break, get plenty of rest and we look forward to seeing you in a week!

Learning Update & Homework - 5th October 2018

 

Well done everyone on their hard work this week!

The children have been busy creating unique monsters that could be found in an Ancient Greek myth in English and exploring problem solving and inverse in Mathematics.

 

Reading

We would like to encourage parents and carers to read with their children in the evenings and comment in the yellow Reading Records that go home every day. 

 

Homework this week is - 

 

Mathematics  - pg 29-30, Money Problems

English - pg 36-37, Sentence Punctuation

 

Spellings

In these words of Greek origin, the letters ch are used to spell the sound /k/.

 

chaos

character

chord

ache 

anchor

echo

stomach

chorus

monarch

technical

scheme

orchestra

technology

architect

school

 

 

 

Have a fabulous weekend, get plenty of rest and we look forward to seeing you on Monday!

 

 

 

Learning Update & Homework - 28th September 2018

 

Wow, what another great week of learning we have had! We began a new unit in English and have been following Odysseus on his amazing quest to get back home to the island of Ithaca. In our Mathematics, we have been challenging our misconceptions around angles and improving our skills at measuring them. We have also been exploring the Sikh religion and learning about the Gurdwara. 

 

Well done everyone for keeping up the momentum with filling in your reading records. Remember to comment on what you have read. Here are some questions to help you write your comments...

 

  • How has the author made you feel?
  • What is the purpose of the text you are reading?
  • Does the text remind you of anything else you have read - can you make any connections?

 

Homework this week is - 

 

Mathematics  - pg 8-9, Subtraction

English - pg 94-95, Homophones

 

Amber class - remember to learn you class assembly words! You have your performance next week!

 

Spellings

accompany

government

odyssey

achieve

bargain

sufficient

hindrance

interfere

lightning

bruise

conscious

rhyme

Odysseus

Ithaca

criticise

 

Have a fabulous weekend, get plenty of rest and we look forward to seeing you on Monday!

 

 

 

 

Homework - 21st September 2018

 

Thank you for remembering to fill out you reading records, it has been fantastic to see what kind of things you are all reading at home. Remember to keep this up over the weekend!

 

Below is the homework for this week. Remember, it is not due in until Wednesday.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Scott & Tanika 

 

English - pages 15,16 &17 - Clauses

Maths - 6-7 - Addition 

 

Spellings

tolerant

substantial

decency

aisle

allowed

solemn

mischief

financial

hesitancy 

conscience

awkward

rhythm

secretary

marvellous 

mischievous

 

 

Homework - 14th September June 2018

 

English - Pages 1&2 of SpAG book - Nouns and Verbs

Maths - Pages 4&5 of Maths book - Place Value and Ordering

 

Spellings:

The words to be learnt are:

 

Ancient

Mythology

Tunic

Chiton

Olympics

Philosophy

Democracy

Soldier

Athens

Olympus

Minotaur

Odysseus

Dionysus

Immediately

Somehow

 

Remember to fill out your Reading Journals after reading independently or out loud to an adult for at least 20 minutes each day!

 

Have a lovely weekend, 

Tanika and Scott 

 

 

 

Year 5 Curriculum Information

Tower of London Choir - Prison

Tower of London Choir - Diamonds and Crystals

Tower of London Choir - With her head tucked under her arm

Tower Of London Choir - Streets of London

Tower of London Choir - I wish I knew How

Homework - 24th May 2018

English

 

All children have been given a spelling sheet and will be tested on Thursday 7th June.

The words to be learnt are:
 

amateur

ancient

bargain

muscle

queue

recognise

twelfth

identity

develop

harass

Homework - 11th May 2018

 

English 

Homework is 'Coordinating Conjunctions' - page 21 of the English work book.

 

All children have been given a spelling sheet and will be tested on Thursday 17th May.

The words (adverbials of time) to be learnt are:

 

yesterday

tomorrow

later

immediately

earlier

eventually

recently

previously

finally

lately


Maths

Homework is 'Measuring problems' - page 25 of the Maths work book.

Homework - 4th May 2018

English

Homework is ‘Commas in lists’ and ‘Commas to join sentences’  (Pages 40 - 43 of the English work book).

 

All children have been given a spelling sheet and will be tested on Thursday 10th May.

The words to be learnt are:

plough

bough

drought

brought

bought

wrought

thought

ought

borough

thorough

 

Maths

Children need to complete pages 8 and 9 of the Maths work book; ‘Subtracting’.

Have a great bank holiday weekend!

 

In addition to our regular Homework. Please read below.

We are going to be starting an art project next week. To facilitate this can all children please bring in a large plastic water bottle (that you do not want back!) and a copy of a free newspaper (Metro or evening standard) as we will use these materials in our creations! 

 

Please remember to empty the contents of the bottle and rinse it out before it is brought into school. 

 

BBC Super Movers

We have been using these warm up songs to help us with our learning and keep us moving. Many of the children wanted the link so they can continue the fun at home!

Here it is -  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/supermovers/42675177

 

English

Homework is ‘Subordinating Conjunctions’ (Page 22 of the English work book).

 

All children have been given a spelling sheet and will be tested on Thursday 3rd May.

 

The words to be learnt are:

though

although

dough

doughnut

through

cough

trough

rough

tough

enough

 

Maths

Amber Class – Children need to complete their ‘Fractions and Decimals’ booklets by Thursday 3rd May.

Coral Class – Children need to complete pages 8 and 9 of the Maths work book; ‘Subtracting’.

 

Have a great weekend!

This week we have been working on:

 

20th April 2018

 

Maths:

 

Homework is from the workbook: pages 2 and 3.  It should be completed by next Thursday (26th April).

 

English:

 

Homework is page 67 of the workbook (Headings and Sub-Headings) and should be completed by next Thursday (26th April).

 

Coral Class Homework

Next term we are going to be exploring the history of Ancient Benin in history. We want you to research and find out as much as you can about this amazing civilisation. You are going to need to present your research to the class on the first week back, so you can show us as a poster, powerpoint or any other way you think will be effective. 

 

Remember that you are also needing to keep up your daily reading and practising your key number facts such as times tables and number bounds to 10, 100, 1000 and beyond. 

 

We hope you have a fantastic holiday and look forward to hearing all about it when you get back on Tuesday the 17th!

 

23rd March 2018

 

Maths:

 

We have been looking at factors and percentages.

 

Homework is from the workbook: pages 23 & 24.  It should be completed by next Thursday (29th March).

 

English:

 

We have started looking at persuasive writing, including analysing letters.

 

Homework is page 21 of the workbook and should be completed by next Thursday (29th March).

 

All children have also been given a spelling sheet and they will be tested on Thursday 29th March.  The words to be learnt are:

 

Amplify

Solidify

Signify

Falsify

Glorify

Notify

Testify

Purify

Intensify

Classify

 

16th March 2018

 

All children have been given a spelling sheet and they will be tested on Thursday 22nd March.  The words to be learnt are:

 

Criticise

Advertise

Capitalise

Finalise

Equalise

Fertilise

Terrorise

Socialise

Visualise

Vandalise

 

Please make sure that children also look up the meaning of any words they do not know.

 

9th  March 2018

Your homework for this week is:

 

Maths - page 17 - Dividing

English - page 15 - clauses 

Spelling - words ending in 'ate

 

Remember to be reading aloud to your parents or carers for at least twenty minutes each day.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

23rd February 2018

 

Maths:

 

We have been looking at factors and prime numbers, and methods of multiplication, including mental methods.

 

Homework is from the workbook: pages 10 & 11 (Primes, Factors and Multiples) and 12 & 13 (Multiplying).  It should be completed by next Thursday (1st March).

 

English:

 

We have started a new unit and have watched the short film 'Varmints'.  We have been working on describing the changes throughout the film using contrasting conjunctions (whereas, although, but, when).  We progressed to making sentences using main and subordinate clauses with subordinating conjunctions (if, so, as, when, although, whilst, after, before, until, because).

 

Homework is pages 44 and 45 of the workbook 'Commas after Subordinate Clauses' and should be completed by next Thursday (1st March).

 

All children have also been given a spelling sheet and they will be tested on Thursday 1st March.  The words to be learnt are:

 

Ambitious

Cautious

Fictitious

Infectious

Nutritious

Contentious

Superstitious

Pretentious

Anxious

Obnoxious

 

Please make sure that children also look up the meaning of any words they do not know.

 

Half Term Homework 

 

For your homework over the week we would like you to create something that you can bring in and use to show the class what you have been up to during your holiday. 

 

Throughout the week, takes pictures and make notes and then collate them into one final piece of work that you can present to us. 

 

Ideas could include:

  • A journal
  • A poster 
  • A powerpoint presentation 
  • A video (perhaps using iMovie or a similar app)
  • You could even write a song!

 

How you do this is up to you. The deadline for this work is Thursday Morning as we will be showing our work to the class on Thursday afternoon.

 

Make sure you have a good rest and a brilliant holiday!

See you all on the 19th of February at 8:45!

 

26th January 2018

 

Coral Class Homework

 

Hello! Your homework for this week in Coral Class is to research and find out as many things as possible on the Brunels and the connection they have with the local area. 

 

Then you are to create a poster that displays and presents this knowledge. We will be displaying these in class. 

 

Remember, deadline for this is Thursday. Any problems then speak to Scott on Monday morning.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

19th January 2018

Hello! Here is the homework for this week.

 

English - pages 60-61 pf the English workbook

Mathematics - pages 31-32 of the mathematics work book. 

 

Any issues or problems with completing the homework, please come and speak to your class teacher on Monday morning. 

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

5th December 2018

Happy New Year!! It is great to be back and already there has been some great learning!

 

Homework for this week is:

 

English - pages 12 and 13 from the workbook.

Mathematics - pages 18 and 19 from the workbook.

 

Remember to speak to your teacher on Monday if there are any problems and that all homework needs to be handed in on Thursday.

 

In addition to this you are still expected to read aloud to an adult or older sibling for 20 minutes a day.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

8th December 2017

This weeks Homework is to learn off by heart all of the lyrics to the four songs that we are performing in our Christmas production on Thursday. You were all given a lyric pack on Friday. The year group song lyrics are below. 

 

In addition to this you are still expected to read aloud to an adult or older sibling for 20 minutes a day.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

The year group song lyrics are: 

Tune - symphony by clean bandit

We've been hearing Christmas Carols

Before all we had was school work

We're all playing in the snow

even though it's freezing cold now.

 

Year 5 are all having fun

Building up a big tall snowman

Our christmas lights are shining bright

Everywhere we go we see them

 

and now Year 5 is there for me

And I'm decorating my Christmas tree

And there are presents for all to see

So, if you want the truth

 

I just want to hear the sleigh bells ring

Let's all hang up our Holly wreath

Sleigh bells ring

It's the sound of fun festivities

At home and school we're so happy

 

 

 

 

 

The festive season's so much fun

No more school until the New Year

We've been writing Christmas cards

 

Laughter and joy filling our hearts

 

We can't wait for Christmas lunch

Because the food is all just so nice

Hanging with the folk we love

Can there be a better feeling?

 

Bridge

 

Ah, ah, ah, ah-ah-ah, ah, ah, ah

Ah, ah, ah, ah-ah-ah, ah, ah, ah

 

and now Year 5 is there for me

And I'm decorating my Christmas tree

And there are presents for all to see

So, if you want the truth

I just want to hear the sleigh bells ring

Let's all hang up our Holly wreath

Sleigh bells ring

It's the sound of fun festivities

Sleigh bells ring

At home and school we're so happy

Sleigh bells ring

Let's all hang up our Holly wreath

At home and school we're so happy

 

 

 

 

1st December 2017

 

Maths: pages 30 - 34 in the maths workbook

English: Pages 15 - 17 in the English workbook

 

Remember that you should also be reading aloud to an adult for at least twenty minutes each day. 

 

Spellings: below is the list. Some may be familiar, but they are still being regularly misspelled, so we will refresh this week. 

accommodate 

ancient

criticise

exaggerate

parliament

pronunciation

lightning

telegraph

sufficient

yacht

 

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

24th November 2017

 

Maths: 

 

We have been revisiting percentages, consolidating our knowledge and having a go at some percentage word problems.. 

 

Homework is pages 21 and 22 of the work book: 'Fractions, Decimals and Percentages'.

 

English:

 

We have been working on story maps and plans of the book 'Firebird'.  We have started re-writing the book in our own words.

 

Homework is Section 9 of the workbook - 'Brackets and Dashes', pages 52, 53, 54 and 55.

 

Spellings - 'words with endings -cious.' All children have a spelling sheet and they will be tested on Thursday 30th November.

 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

17th November 2017

 

Homework for this week is to re-write the lyrics to your favorite festive song. Will we be bringing all of your ideas together to create a class song that we will sing at the Christmas Performance at the end of this term. 

 

English - pages 8 - 9 of the English workout book

Mathematics - pages 8 - 9 of the Maths workout book (Subtraction)

 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

3rd November 2017

 

Maths: 

 

We have been learning about percentages.  We have learnt what 'percent' means and some equivalent fractions of common percentages (10%, 25%, 50%, 75%).  We have practised calculating percentages, and tried some percentage problems.

 

Homework is page 20 of the work book.

 

English:

 

We have started reading a new book: 'Firebird'.  We have been making predictions about what will happen in the book, and writing narratives about what has happened so far.

 

Homework is pages 4 and 5 of the workbook.

 

Spellings this week are challenge words.  All children have a spelling sheet and they will be tested on Thursday 9th November.

 

20th October 2017

 

Maths: 

 

We have been ordering fractions and converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa. 

 

Homework is pages 1, 2 and 3 of the work book 'Counting and Numbers'.

 

English:

 

We have been writing up our own versions of the story; 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret.'

 

Homework is Section 7 of the workbook - 'Sentence Punctuation', pages 36, 37, 38 and 39.

 

Spellings - 'Adverbs of possibility and frequency.' All children have a spelling sheet and they will be tested on Thursday 2nd November.

 

Have a lovely half term!

 

13th October 2017

 

Maths:

 

We have been consolidating formal methods of division.

 

Homework is pages 15 and 16 of the workbook 'Dividing' and should be completed by next Thursday (19th October).

 

English:

 

We have now finished reading 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'.  We retold the story through drama and have begun planning and writing the story ourselves.

 

Homework is page 30 of the workbook 'Present tense and past tense' and should be completed by next Thursday (19th October).

 

Spellings - Words ending with 'ment' - All children have a spelling sheet and they will be tested on Thursday 19th October.

 

 

6th October 2017

 

Maths:

 

We have been practising formal written methods for short multiplication.

 

Homework is pages 12 and 13 of the workbook 'Multiplying' and should be completed by next Thursday (12th October).

 

English:

 

We continued reading 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'.  We consolidated our understanding of the use of the present perfect tense, used descriptive language to write in role as a character, and made our own conclusions about the book.

 

Homework is page 32 of the workbook 'Past tense with 'have' and should be completed by next Thursday (5th October).

 

 

 

29th September 2017

 

Maths:

 

We have consolidated our understanding of acute, obtuse, reflex and right angles.  We have worked on estimating and measuring angles in degrees.

 

English:

 

We have continued reading 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'.  We consolidated our understanding of relative clauses, and did some longer writing activities using relative clauses and semi-colons.  We also wrote a formal letter of complaint.

 

Homework is pages 18 and 19 of the workbook 'Trickier Relative Clauses' and should be completed by next Thursday (5th October).

 

22nd September 2017

 

Maths:

 

Addition and subtraction using formal written methods and looking for patterns.

 

Homework is pages 6 and 7 of the workbook 'Adding' and should be completed by next Thursday (28th September).

 

English:

 

We have continued reading 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'.  We used parenthesis in a diary entry, identified and wrote a set of commands, converted direct speech to reported speech and started to make sentences with relative clauses.

 

Homework is pages 16 and 17 of the workbook 'Relative Clauses' and should be completed by next Thursday (28th September).  All children have a spelling sheet and they will be tested on Thursday 28th September.

 

15th September 2017

 

Maths:

 

We have been working on place value and ordering, including decimals.

 

Homework is pages 4 and 5 of workbooks and is due on Wednesday 20th September.  Please ask any questions about the homework on Monday.

 

English:

 

We have been reading 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'.  This week we have written an article in role as a journalist and written a diary entry.  We also identified prefixes and suffixes and up levelled our vocabulary. 

 

Homework this week is spellings - all children have a spelling sheet and they will be tested on Thursday 21st September.

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