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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:

 

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.

Year 5 Reading Survey

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