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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

 

Our teachers:

Coral Class:   Scott

Amber Class: Alastair and Sabrina

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. 

 

This week we have been working on:

 

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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