Dali Class

WB 4.6.18

Monday, 4th June, 4:41 PM

WB 4.6.18

This week, most of the Year 5 children are on Camp and we hope they are enjoying themselves, while learning and trying lots of new things!

 

English Writing:

Miss Spoard’s Class

In writing this week, we are starting our new mission ‘Animated’! We are building character descriptions and using our imagination as well as inferring information already given to us to help us develop characters. We will be writing a character description at the end of the week.

 

Miss Lamm and Miss Harvey’s Class (who are still in school):

This week, you will be revisiting some key features that we must try to fit into our writing. For example, learning about fronted adverbials and how to put them into our writing to make it more interesting! This will help us next week when we begin our new writing missions!

 

Maths

In maths this week, we are all learning about statistics and data! We are revisiting pictograms and bar charts and then learning how to collect data and present it in different ways.

Science

In science, we are learning about food chains! Can you research your own food chain?

 

Home learning opportunities

  • Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.

  • Complete some Book Bingo challenges and record them in your Book Bingo scorecard (don’t forget to add up your points!).

  • Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).

  • Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.

  • What do you know about food chains? Can you research and make your own one?


Week beginning 21.5.18

Monday, 21st May, 4:01 PM

English Writing:

Miss Spoard’s Class:

In English, we are working towards writing our guidebook for Astroland. We are trying to include all the persuasive features that we have learnt, as well as practical features that you might need to know when visiting somewhere. For example, where the toilets are and opening times.

 

Miss Lamm and Miss Harvey’s Class:

After practising with the story Little Red Riding Hood, we will continue to work on transforming a story into a poem, using our time-slip stories from earlier in the term. We will be including lots of descriptive features including powerful adjectives/adverbs, similes, metaphors and personification. Also, we will be considering carefully the rhythm and rhyme of our poem.

 

English Reading:

As it is the end of another term, we will practise answering a variety of assessment questions and will discuss the answers as a class – how can we ensure we are answering the question accurately and in enough detail? How can we search efficiently for answers in a text? We must remember that we will often need to be ‘detectives’ and search for clues as the answers are not always obvious!

 

Maths

Miss Lamm and Miss Harvey’s groups:

After completing a place value assessment last week, we will spend this week revising areas of Number and Place Value including; reading, writing and ordering numbers up to 1,000,000 and beyond, counting forwards and backwards in powers of 10, solving problems involving number and place value, and reading Roman numerals up to 1000.

 

Miss Spoard’s group:

In maths this week, we are starting the unit on position and direction. This will involve plotting points on a grid using coordinates, and identifying what coordinates make a shape on the grid. We also will practise recognising how a point has moved on a grid e.g. 2 up, 3 left.

 

Science

At the end of last week, we planned and carried out an investigation on gravity to answer the question – ‘How are different objects affected by gravity?’ This week, we will present and analyse our results and conclude our investigation by answering this question. As well as this, we will be looking back at the other learning that we did in Science week in order to clear up any misconceptions.

 

Art

We will create our own mosaic patterns, following our designs carefully.


Home learning opportunities

  • Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.
  • Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).
  • Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.
  • Using everything that you have learnt about Earth and Space, could you make an information leaflet to teach a Year 3 child about Earth and Space?
  • Can you practise writing numbers using Roman numerals? E.g. How high can you count in Roman numerals? Could you write down some important dates in Roman numerals?
  • Don’t forget to make your Roman shield! Be creative – how could you make good use of the materials that you have available to you?

WB 14.5.18

Monday, 14th May, 6:00 PM

WB 14.5.18

Science week!

This week, in our afternoon sessions, we will be learning all about Earth and Space! We will look at how the Sun appears to move across the sky, how and why day and night occurs, and what gravity is. Throughout the afternoons, we will undertake lots of investigations and using our scientific skills to answer some tricky questions, by explaining our understanding.

Our reading lessons this week, will also be linked to our science learning; doing some research on the iPads and reading fact sheets to help us understand more about Earth and Space!

English Writing:

Miss Spoard’s Class:

In writing this week, we are learning about guidebooks and using adverbs and adjectives to make places and attractions sound interesting for the reader!  For example, uniquely wonderful, amazingly superb and entirely exciting. We will be practising these in a ‘Big Write’, where we will be writing about a made up ride and making it sound fantastically fun!

Miss Lamm and Miss Harvey’s Class:

We will begin the week by writing a review of a time-slip story, Grace’s Room, as part of our writing mission considering our own opinions and giving evidence for these. Next, we will be looking at poetry (focussing on using description, rhyme and rhythm). We will be performing poems and working on transforming our time-slip stories into a poem.

 

Maths

Miss Lamm and Miss Harvey’s groups:

To begin the week, we will be finishing our coordinates topic and drawing shapes on grids. We will be reflecting and translating shapes.

At the end of the week, we will be completing a place value and number assessment to assess which areas we need more work on.

 

Miss Spoard’s group:

In maths this week, we are learning about lines of symmetry and reflecting shapes. We are also going to be learning about how 2D and 3D shapes are different and practising making our own 3D shapes by making nets.

 

Home learning opportunities

  • Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.

  • Complete some Book Bingo challenges and record them in your Book Bingo scorecard (don’t forget to add up your points!).

  • Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).

  • Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.

  • Could you present everything you have learnt so far about Earth and Space?

  • Are there any questions you have about Earth and Space that you want to learn about this week?

  • Could you write a book review about the book you are currently reading? Or a book you have recently finished?


Week commencing 7.5.18

Tuesday, 8th May, 3:56 PM

English

Writing

This week, we will be continuing with our exciting new mission!

Miro and Dali classes will be looking at feedback for our time-slip stories from last week and spend some time editing and up-levelling these. To help us with this, we will practise by up-levelling and editing an example time-slip  story first. Finally, we will learn how to write a book review to help Annie to decide which stories to feature in her anthology.

In Monet, we are using our persuading skills to write an advertisement for Astroland.

 

Reading

We will work collaboratively this week, in small groups, to retrieve, record and present information about a Roman god. In order to do this, we will need to read about our chosen god and summarise the information by picking out the key facts and writing them in our own words. Next, we will have to decide how to present the information to the rest of the class in an interesting way. For example, we might write and perform a play or a poem about our god or we might make and present a poster.

 

Maths

Miss Lamm and Mrs Harvey’s classes are continuing to work with shapes. We will begin the week by finding lines of symmetry in 2D shapes, learning about what rotational symmetry is and using lines of symmetry to complete symmetric shapes and patterns. After this, we will recap how to read coordinates and use given coordinates to plot and draw given shapes onto a grid. We will also learn how to reflect these shapes across an axis.

In Miss Spoard’s Maths class, we will be learning about different types of lines (e.g. parallel and perpendicular) and sorting 2D and 3D shapes.

 

Science

This week, we will continue to learn about ‘Earth and Space’ and we will focus on the moon, how it moves around the earth, the different phases of the moon and why the moon is not a light source.


Computing

In Computing, we will use our research about the Roman army to create a ‘website’ that persuades people to join the Roman army and gives them all the information they need to know before they join. We will learn how to create links between different pages to help the user to navigate around the website.

 

Home learning opportunities

  • Year 5: Complete your weekly homework. New homework will be handed out on Thursday.
  • All of Years 4 and 5 have been set the task to design and make a Roman shield – please come and see us if you have any questions about this.
  • Learn and practise some of the spellings from the spelling lists (from your home learning book).
  • Read, read, read – and record your points in you Book Bingo score card.
  • Practise your times tables (the ones that you don’t know!) including the related division facts e.g. 3 x 4 = 12, 12 ÷ 3 = 4.
  • Practise your handwriting (especially if you don’t yet have a pen licence).
  • Can you research interesting facts about Earth and Space? E.g. what is a star? Or, make an eye-catching poster to show what you know so far about this topic.
  • Do more research on your Roman god/goddess to help you in your Reading lessons.
  • Can you make or draw a mosaic pattern? Can you give it a line of symmetry? Or 2 lines of symmetry?

Week commencing 30th April 2018

Monday, 30th April, 8:05 AM

Well done to all our year 5’s for putting so much effort into your first week of homework – keep it up! (Apologies that Miro class didn’t get a mention in the weekly newsletter.)

Homework will continue to be handed out on a Thursday and will be due in on the following Wednesday.

English

Writing

This week, we will be continuing with our exciting new mission!

Miro and Dali classes are learning about ‘time-slip’ stories. After reading an example time-slip story last week and discussing ideas for our own, we are going to continue to focus on the type of language needed in a time slip story. We will build on our ideas from last week to begin to develop our own stories.

In Monet, we are continuing our mission on ‘Space tourism’. We are building up our knowledge on writing to persuade. We are trying to convince the ‘Earthling Travel Agents’ that children will want to go to the new intergalactic resort. This week, we are going to look at how to write a persuasive argument and plan a positive review. We will focus on up-levelling language. For example, using superlatives to make the resort sound amazing!

 

Reading

Our Reading this week will continue to be focussed on our ‘Ruthless Romans’ topic. We will be reading information pages about the Roman army to learn more about the weapons they used for attacking and the armour they used to protect themselves. Our focus for the first 2 lessons will be on asking questions to improve our understanding of the text. We might ask questions about the content of the text, the vocabulary used in the text or the choices made by the author when writing the text. Towards the end of the week, we will discuss the presentation and layout of the information pages.

 

Maths

Miss Lamm and Mrs Harvey’s classes will be looking at properties of shape. We will learn about the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals and we will be required to use our knowledge of angles to help us with this. Also, we will look at 3D shapes and their properties (which will include building some 3D shapes using nets.

In Miss Spoard’s Maths class, we are learning about shapes! First, we will be looking for angles within shapes. Then, we will be learning about different triangles and quadrilaterals and comparing them based on their properties.

 

Science

This week, we will complete our learning on fossils from last week and then we will be introduced to our new Science topic, ‘Earth and Space’.


Art

After our trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace, where we saw lots of magnificent mosaics, we will be learning a bit more about how mosaics are made and then begin to design a mosaic of our own. Will it be symmetrical? Will it show an image of something special?

 

Home learning opportunities

Year 5: Complete your weekly English and Maths homework. New homework will be handed out on Thursday.

 

  • Learn and practise some of the spellings from the spelling lists (from your home learning book).
  • Read, read, read – and record your points in your blue Book Bingo score card.
  • Practise your times tables (the ones that you don’t know!) including the related division facts e.g. 3 x 4 = 12, 12 ÷ 3 = 4.
  • Practise your handwriting (especially if you don’t yet have a pen licence).
  • Explain to a family member how fossils are formed. We learnt about the ‘Mould and Cast’ process. Can you research other ways in which fossils are formed?
  • Which 3D shapes can you spot in your house? On your way home from school? Can you sketch and label some 3D shapes? Or even better, can you draw a net and make one?
  • Can you design a symmetrical design for a mosaic on squared paper?

 

 


WB 23.4.18

Monday, 23rd April, 4:19 PM

 

 

WB 23.4.18

English

Reading: In reading, we are starting to read ‘A Roman Soldier’s Handbook’. We will be thinking about the vocabulary we are not familiar with and practising using a dictionary to look up the definitions for these new words.

Writing: In writing, we are going to become writing agents and starting a new mission! All will be revealed on Tuesday this week! Do ask us questions about the mission or even if you have any advice or ideas that may help us with the mission, please share them with us!

 

Maths

Miss Lamm and Miss Harvey’s groups:

In maths, we will be learning how to measure angles using a protractor. Once we know how a protractor works, we will also be practising how to draw angles accurately.

 

Miss Spoard’s group:

In Maths this week, we will be learning about angles. We will practise identifying, comparing and ordering obtuse, right and acute angles!


Science

In Science this week, we will be learning about fossils! We will be exploring how they are developed and even looking at some real life examples!

 

Topic

We will be going to Fishbourne Roman Palace this week, as part of our ‘Ruthless Romans’ topic!

 

Home learning opportunities

  • Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.

  • Complete some Book Bingo challenges and record them in your Book Bingo scorecard (don’t forget to add up your points!).

  • Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).

  • Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.

  • Write something about your trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace. Could it be a recount of the whole day? Maybe a fact page about what you learnt there?

 


Week commencing 16.4.18

Monday, 16th April, 6:02 PM

WB 16.4.18

English

Reading: Our Reading this week will link closely to our Science. We will be reading ‘The Pebble in my Pocket’ by Meredith Hooper which is a story about the journey of a rock, beginning 480 million years ago. We will be discussing the rich, descriptive and figurative language which is used in the text, considering why the author has used it and the effect that it has on the reader.

Writing: We will recap how to write a persuasive letter, beginning by looking at some examples. Then we will be writing our own persuasive letter.

GPS: Our focus will be on using adverbs for different purposes to show when (e.g. tomorrow), where (e.g. nearby), how often (e.g. regularly) or in which order (e.g. firstly).

 

Maths

Miss Lamm and Miss Harvey’s groups:

To begin this term, we will be learning about angles. We will start by understanding angles as turns e.g. a half turn = 180 degrees then will move onto to recognising angles in shapes, identifying the different types (acute, right, obtuse, straight and reflex), and ordering angles by size. Towards the end of the week, we will move onto estimating and measuring the size of angles.

Miss Spoard’s group:

We will be finishing off our unit on time, converting times from analogue clocks into 24-hour digital times. After this, we will move onto learning about angles, beginning with right angles.


Science

In Science this week, we will be learning about different types of rocks (including natural/manmade, sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous). We will go on a rock hunt around the school grounds. Then we will look at different types of rocks and discuss their properties.

 

Topic

Our new topic this term is ‘Ruthless Romans!’ To begin our topic, we will learn about where Rome is and the spread of the Roman Empire. Next, we will research the Roman Army in preparation for writing a webpage.

 

Home learning opportunities

  • Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.

  • Complete some Book Bingo challenges and record them in your Book Bingo scorecard (don’t forget to add up your points!).

  • Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).

  • Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.

  • Explore the soil and rocks in your garden or outside your house – what properties do the rocks have? Can you explain to your parents what soil is made from?


Week commencing 19.3.18

Monday, 19th March, 4:25 PM

wb 19.03.18

English

This week, we will continue to focus our English work on children who are living in poverty in India.

Guided reading

In Reading, we will watch a video of ‘Rag pickers’ in India who are searching through landfill sites for items to sell or use. We will read a transcript of the video and discuss the language that has been used, thinking carefully about why the author has chosen to use that particular language and the effect that the language has on the reader/listener.

Writing

We will be planning, and beginning to write, a diary entry in role of a ‘Ragpicker’ who is living in poverty in India. Before we write, we will use thesauruses to search for appropriate emotive language to use in our diary entries and we will develop our character by thinking about their background and what their daily life involves.

GPS

Our focus will be on recapping some of our tricky grammar terminology! This will help us remember what they mean and to use them appropriately in our writing. We will be looking at:

  • ·         Prepositions
  • ·         Conjunctions
  • ·         Determiners
  • ·         Modal verbs
  • ·         Pronouns


Maths

Miss Spoard’s class

We will be practising telling the time on an analogue clock (to the nearest minute) and converting the analogue times to digital. We will also be looking at 12 hour and 24 hour clocks.

 

Miss Lamm and Mrs Harvey’s classes

We will begin by continuing with measure and solving problems involving different types of measure such as mass, length and capacity. Then, we will move onto time. This will involve reading time on analogue and digital clocks (and converting between the two). We will also learn to read timetables and solve problems involving time.


Science

We will continue to learn about reproduction in plants, looking at the processes of pollination, fertilisation and seed dispersal.

 

Art/DT

We will be designing and making an Indian purse which will involve lots of sewing! We will use coloured thread, sequins and beads to decorate our purses and we will be adding a button to fasten the purse.


Home learning opportunities

  • -          Practise your spellings from your home learning books (this may be the Year 1 and 2 common exception words, Year 3/4 word list or Year 5/6 word list). Use the strategies we have practised in class e.g. Quickwrite, Look, Cover, Write, Check or Pyramid.
  • -          Practise your handwriting using joined up handwriting (especially if you haven’t yet earned your pen licence).
  • -          Practise your times tables and related division facts. Go to https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help you practise.
  • -          Practise telling the time on an analogue clock. How would that time look on a digital clock? Solve practical problems e.g. work out how long you spent doing a particular activity or how long it is before dinner is ready.
  • -          Practise some sewing (with supervision)!
  • -          Write a diary entry about an exciting day that you have had recently. Try to include lots of emotive language.