Dali Class

WB 6.11.17

Monday, 6th November, 5:14 PM

WB 6.11.17

 

English

 

Writing: This week, we are starting to write our setting description about ‘The Chocolate Room’ in Charlie the Chocolate Factory. We are being encouraged to use similes, powerful adjectives and expanded noun phrases.

 

Reading: This week, we will read chapters 14, 15 and 16 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and looking into how the Oompaloompas are described in the text. We will be comparing their home in Loompa Land and the factory, thinking about which one they would prefer to live in and why. This will involve thinking about how to write our answers in full sentences, and explaining our thinking.

 

Spelling: We are now settled well into our new spelling groups. In our spelling groups we will learn different spelling rules to help us spell new words and learn strategies for supporting our spelling.

Maths

In maths this week, we will be using our new learning of column subtraction and addition and applying them to word problems. The children will be encouraged to use what they learnt last week such as counting on when needed, column method and using inverse to check their answers if they are unsure.

Science

We will continue to learn about reversible changes this week, and how we can recover materials from a mixture. For example: how can we separate the pebbles from sand? What equipment can we use to separate them?

 

Computing

We will continue to create our games using Scratch. We will all be learning different skills, depending on what our game involves and we will work hard to overcome challenges we face in our coding and also to ‘debug’ our codes to correct errors.

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.

·         Can you find some powerful adjectives to create a fantastic expanded noun phrase that you could use in your writing this week?

·         Visit the Scratch website – can you practise your coding to help you in your computing lessons?

·         Practise your days of the week and months of the year in Spanish.

·         Set up a reversible change experiment – can you create a mixture or solution and find ways to separate your materials out again? E.g. How could you recover the sugar from a sugary water solution?

 

 


Week commencing 30.10.17

Monday, 30th October, 5:00 PM

WB 30.11.17

Don’t forget to bring your letter back for our ‘Sugar shocker workshop’!

Also, please remind your child to bring their PE kits and water bottles back into school J

English

Writing: This week, we are continuing to develop rich, exciting vocabulary to describe our chocolate rooms including powerful adjectives, similes and expanded noun phrases. We will also learn about using paragraphs and using cohesion effectively to link our paragraphs together.

Reading: This week, we will read chapters 11-13 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and we will be looking at Roald Dahl’s use of figurative language such as similes. One example of this is: ‘They were as shriveled as prunes, and as a bony as skeletons.’ We will discuss the impact of language like this on the reader and write some figurative language of our own.

Spelling: We are now settled well into our new spelling groups. In our spelling groups we will learn different spelling rules to help us spell new words and learn strategies for supporting our spelling.

Maths: In maths this week, we will begin with mental subtraction, using counting back, or counting on to find the difference. Then, we will learn to subtract larger numbers using column subtraction. As well as this, we will learn how to use the inverse operation (addition) to check the answers to subtractions.

Science: We will continue to learn about reversible changes this week, and how we can recover materials from a solution in which they have been dissolved. For example: how can we separate salt from a salt water solution? And how can we separate sand from a mixture of sand and water? We will also discuss the difference between a solution and a mixture.

Computing: We will continue to create our games using Scratch. We will all be learning different skills, depending on what our game involves and we will work hard to overcome challenges we face in our coding and also to ‘debug’ our codes to correct errors.

 

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 a descriptive paragraph about your favourite place. Can you include powerful adjectives (consider using a thesaurus), similes and expanded noun phrases? Remember to use all 5 senses!

·         Visit the Scratch website – can you practise your coding to help you in your computing lessons?

·         Practise your days of the week and months of the year in Spanish.

·         Set up a reversible change experiment – can you create a mixture or solution and find ways to separate your materials out again? E.g. How could you recover the sugar from a sugary water solution?


Week beginning 16.10.17

Monday, 16th October, 4:39 PM

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There are still some children who do not have a water bottle in school. Every child in school must have a water bottle in their classroom. In Monet class we had a bad case of children being off sick due to the bugs.  Therefore, we are trying to avoid the children using cups in case they share them which spread germs.

Children must have their PE Kits in school on a Wednesday and Friday in Monet Class. Girls with long hair must always have their hair tied up in school, especially if they are doing PE. Children must be able to remove their own earrings, if not take them out before school. If they are newly pierced, please bring your own tape to cover them. Children cannot take part in PE with earrings in.  Thank you very much for your cooperation.

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English

Writing: This week, we are looking at the chocolate room from Charlie and the Chocolate factory.  We will be building vocabulary banks together to enable us to write a setting description.

Reading: This week, we will read chapters 7-10 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  We will discuss and evaluate how authors use language and the impact of this language on the reader.

Spelling: We will be continuing our spelling groups this week and learning the common skills and rules to help us in our writing.


Maths: In maths this week, we will start by learning a range of strategies for mental addition.  We will be moving on to using column addition for larger numbers.  Lastly, we will be practising rounding to check our answers.


Science: This term we will be looking at different materials and learning about their properties, uses and how they can change. This week, we will be learning about reversible changes such as freezing and melting.


Computing: We will begin a new unit of work in computing called ‘We are game developers’ where we will be developing an interactive game using Scratch.

 

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.

o   Perhaps practise your 3 and 4 (and 10s if you still don’t know them!) times tables as it would help you in CLIC maths!

·         Choose your favourite toy or game and write an advertisement to persuade others to buy it.

·         Explore reversible changes.


Week beginning 9.10.17

Monday, 9th October, 4:30 PM

Wb 9.10.17

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Children must have their PE Kits in school on a Tuesday and Thursday in Dali Class. Girls with long hair must always have their hair tied up in school, especially if they are doing PE. Children must be able to remove their own earrings, if not take them out before school. If they are newly pierced, please bring your own tape to cover them. Children cannot take part in PE with earrings in.  Thank you very much for your cooperation.

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English

Writing: Using the persuasive language which we created last week (such as hyperboles (exaggeration), rhetorical questions and expanded noun phrases), we will be finishing and editing our advertisements to persuade people to buy our chocolate bar inventions. We are also going to be responding to feedback on our extended writes from last week.

Reading: This week, we will read chapter 6 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and discussing the character ‘Augustus Gloop’. We will discuss vocabulary and then make comparisons between characters with evidence from the text.

Spelling: We will begin our spelling groups this week and learning the common skills and rules to help us in our writing.

 

Maths: In maths this week, we will start to read and write Roman Numerals. This will also involve applying our new learning to word problems – we are practising using parts of the question to write our answers. Later in the week, we will be practising ordering large numbers.


Science: This term we will be looking at different materials and learning about their properties, uses and how they can change. This week, we will be learning about irreversible changes such as frying an egg.

Computing: We will begin a new unit of work in computing called ‘We are game developers’ where we will be developing an interactive game using Scratch.


DT: We will be finishing our chocolate bar packaging and evaluating our designs.

 

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.
  • Perhaps practise your 3 and 4 (and 10s if you still don’t know them!) times tables as it would help you in CLIC maths!
  • ·         Choose your favourite toy or game and write an advertisement to persuade others to buy it.

 

 


Week beginning 2.10.17

Monday, 2nd October, 5:52 PM

Wb 2.10.17

On Thursday this week, we have our special Harvest Festival assembly (in school this year, not at the church).

English

Writing: Using the persuasive language which we created last week (such as hyperboles (exaggeration), rhetorical questions and expanded noun phrases), we will be writing our advertisements to persuade people to buy our chocolate bar inventions.

Reading: This week, we will read chapters 4 and 5 of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and discussing Willy Wonka’s ‘Secret workers’. We will discuss vocabulary and then use inference skills to answer questions. This means we will be finding clues in the text which tell us how a character is feeling, what they are thinking or what their motives are.

Spelling: We will be focussing on homophones this week (words that sound the same but are spelt differently (e.g. see/sea or hear/here) and practising using them correctly in our writing.

 

Maths: In maths this week, we will continue with rounding numbers (e.g. to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000). Then, we will be counting below zero and solving calculations and word problems including negative numbers.

 

Science: This term we will be looking at different materials and learning about their properties, uses and how they can change. This week, we will be learning about thermal insulators and conductors and finding examples of these.

 

Computing: We will begin a new unit of work in computing called ‘We are game developers’ where we will be developing an interactive game using Scratch.

 

DT: We will be using our designs to make our chocolate bar packaging.

 

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.

·         Choose your favourite toy or game and write an advertisement to persuade others to buy it.


Week beginning 25.9.17

Monday, 25th September, 5:56 PM

Wb 25.9.17

English

To support our understanding of the text (Charlie and the Chocolate factory) and helping us in our writing, we will be watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this week.

Writing: We will be writing adverts for our chocolate bard focussing on the persuasive features such as slogans, hyperbole (exaggeration) and interesting adjectives.

Reading: We will read the second chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where we will be introduced to Willy Wonka and his fantastic sweet inventions. After discussing the language and vocabulary used in this chapter, we will create our own sweet invention.

Spelling: This week we are continuing to familiarise with the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 word lists and we will be learning some strategies to help us practise our spellings at home. 

 

Maths: This week we will continue to focus on place value.

 

Science: This term we will be looking at different materials and learning about their properties, uses and how they can change. We will begin by learning some important vocabulary for the properties of materials. Following on from this, we will explore materials and the properties they have, discussing how this makes them fit for purpose.

 

DT: In DT this term, we will be producing packaging for our chocolate bars. We will continue by creating the eye-catching design for our packaging including all the features that we discussed last week.


Wb 18.9.17

Monday, 18th September, 4:45 PM

Wb 18.9.17

We have had a very exciting start to the week with our Roald Dahl Day and the children’s outfits were fabulous. We hope you enjoy eating your chocolate!

English

Writing: We will be writing recipes for our chocolate bars focussing on the organisation of our writing and the language we use such as imperative verbs, adverbs and asides (using brackets).

Reading: We will read the first chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where we will be introduced to the characters. After discussing the language and vocabulary used in the first chapter, we will discuss what we can infer about the characters.

Spelling: To kick off our spelling lessons for the term, we will discuss the importance of spelling before ensuring we know how to spell the days of the week and the months of the year. After this we will begin looking at the Year 3/4 and year 5/6 word lists.


Maths: Our focus this week will be on place value of 4-digit numbers (Y4) and 5-digit numbers (Y5).


Science: This term we will be looking at different materials and learning about their properties, uses and how they can change. We will begin by learning some important vocabulary for the properties of materials. Following on from this, we will explore materials and the properties they have, discussing how this makes them fit for purpose.

 

Computing: As we are beginning a new school year, we will be revising how to stay safe and act responsibly when we are online.

 

DT: In DT this term, we will be producing packaging for our chocolate bars. We will begin this week by discussing different types of packaging and why they are chosen and then deciding what we will need to include in our packaging designs.  

 

Home learning opportunities

·         Practise your spellings from the year 3/4 or year 5/6 spelling list.

·         Complete some book bingo challenges and record them on your bingo card.

·         Practise your times tables (use the times table sheet in your home learning book).

·         Investigate some of the materials in your home. Can you describe their properties using some of the vocabulary you have learnt this week?

·         Do some baking and write the recipe in your own words.


Dear Dali Class Parents

Wednesday, 28th June, 8:10 PM

Not long to go until the end of Year 5.  The children have been working hard to show off all they have learnt this year in their end of year Maths and Reading assessments.  I look forward to seeing you all at Parent's evening soon to discuss your children's progress.  

In English, we have been looking at how to write a report (Writing to inform) and are currently writing about a chosen animals from the fictional moon, Pandora (From the film, Avatar!)  The children have loved learning about the various animals, comparing them to the animals on Earth, and recording their ideas in a variety of ways.  This report will form their final written piece in Year 5 and will be counted as part of their assessment.  The children know this and are really pushing themselves to achieve their very best.  

To support them at home, ask them about the animal they have chosen to report on.  The more opportunities they have to talk about their ideas, the better their writing will be.

In Science we have been learning about how animals are classified and the different group's lifecycles vary.  We have studied the lifecycles of amphibians, mammals, birds and insects in more detail.  This will prepare us for learning about how humans change as they grow into adults.  

Thank-you again for all your support.  The children are much better at returning their homework in on time.  

Mrs Collar