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Class 5P

Week Ten. w/e: Friday 17th November 2017

Children in Need:

Thank you for all your kind donations for Children in Need today! You looked fantastic!

English:

This week we have focused on the features of a biography, writing using a formal tone and using cohesion. We have started to plan our biography for the Gorgon, Medusa! If you have any brilliant ideas, write them down and bring them in!

Maths:

This week we have been looking at multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. We have also recapped place value. We ended the week with short and long multiplication! Long multiplication can be tricky, because there are so many steps involved! Don't worry if you're not sure, we will revisit it next week!

Science:

We have been continuing to look at: Space! Today, we have explored the relative sizes of the Earth, Moon and Sun. We acted out the orbits of each and explored what makes day and night.

Key dates w/c 20.11.17:

Tuesday 21st November – rescheduled D.T DAY!

Tuesday 21st November – Mathletics due and set.

Friday 24th November – INSET DAY.

P.E kit is needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays please!

As always; any questions, comments or problems: please email me.

Have a great weekend, stay safe and happy!

Mr Price

mprice@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk


Week Nine. w/e: Friday 10th November 2017

Message for Parents/Carers: It was great to see/meet you all on Tuesday and Wednesday this week ~ thank you for your time. One of the biggest outcomes for me was the range of reading books; inspiring children at home to try different books. I will be recommending books for individual children, but in the meantime, https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/1/100-best-books-9-11/ is a great website to start with. Thanks again for your time; I look forward to seeing you soon.

English:

This week we have been exploring myths & legends, with a focus on Ancient Greek myths. We have analysed the legend of Robin Hood, looked in detail and Hercules vs Hydra and explored the story of Perseus and the gorgon Medusa. Next week, we will be continuing our theme of Myths, with a focus on Medusa. The end result will be a biography of her life!

Maths:

This week we have been looking at the formal written methods (column method) for addition and subtraction. What tips and tricks can you remember? Which ones worked best for you and why? We have been looking at missing numbers using this method (which even I found tricky!) and developing our problem solving skills. Next week we will be looking multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000 and moving on to short/long multiplication.

D.T:

Over the next few weeks we will be designing, making and evaluating catapults! We have drawn inspiration from the Ancient Greek battle formations. Today (Friday), we have designed our catapults ready to make them all day on Monday (13th)! Please remember to bring anything in to help you decorate your catapult. Don't worry if you haven't got anything ~ we've got plenty at school!

Key dates w/c 13.11.17:

Monday 13th November – Homework (Ancient Greece) due.

Monday 13th November – D.T DAY!

Tuesday 14th November – Mathletics due and set.

Friday 17th November – Children in Need ~ wear something spotty and bring a donation.

Friday 17th November – spellings due and set.

P.E kit is needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays please!

As always; any questions, comments or problems: please email me.

Have a great weekend, stay safe and happy!

Mr Price

mprice@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk


Week Eight. w/e: Friday 3rd November 2017

What a fantastic first week back! I am extremely proud of each and every one of you!

Ancient Greece Assembly:

Wow! The Ancient Greek Year Five performance today was incredible! We are so happy that we shared our learning about the Ancient Greeks so far with you in such an engaging format. All the children really enjoyed both the performance to Parents and to the whole school. Their drama skills were fantastic; there are clearly lots of actors and actresses in the making. Well done to all the children and thank you to everyone who has supported us (especially with costumes and learning lines)!

English:

This week we have been exploring and analysing our favourite books. We have redesigned the front cover and rewritten the blurb for our books. I am incredibly impressed with how enticing your blurbs were, well done! We also looked at Stitch Head and Tower to the Sun. Have any books inspired you to read them? Next week we are starting our three week unit all about Myths, specifically the gorgon - Medusa!

Maths:

This week we have been looking at the formal written methods (column method) for addition as well as how to add lists of numbers efficiently. What tips and tricks can you remember? Which ones worked best for you and why? Next week we will be looking at column subtraction in more detail.

D.T:

Over the next few weeks we will be designing, making and evaluating catapults! We have drawn inspiration from the Ancient Greek battle formations. Today (Friday), we have used art straws to create proto-types and have a practice! What will your catapult look like?

Spellings

Apologies, but in all of the excitement of our assembly day we haven't had chance to check our spellings. We will have a test next Friday (10th November) as normal. I am sure you'll all get full marks... If you would like your parents to test you before Friday, please bring in your test with the score signed and I shall give you the next list!

Key dates w/c 6.11.17:

Tuesday 7th November – Parents Evening.

Tuesday 7th November – Mathletics due and set.

Wednesday 8th November – Parents Evening.

Friday 10th November – spellings due and set.

P.E kit is needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays please!

As always; any questions, comments or problems: please email me.

Have a great weekend, stay safe and happy!

Mr Price

mprice@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk


Week Seven. w/e: Friday 20th October 2017

Well here we are, half term! Well done for all your hard work over the last 6 and a half weeks. I have been really impressed with your attitude, behaviour and hard work. Well done! Have a fantastic half term break ~ rest and recover, ready for all the fun in Autumn Two!

Message for Parents/Carers: Thank you for booking your Parents Evening times for Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th. If you haven't had booked an appointment yet, please do so as soon as you can!

English:

This week we have been writing our own newspaper reports based on an even from the book: 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'. I've read and marked them all; I'm impressed! Formal language and reported speech are both really challenging. After half term, we will be exploring exciting reading before moving on to Greek Myths. What do you know about Medusa?

Maths:

This week we have been analysing the best methods for mental addition and subtraction. We've looked at a range of methods such as using place value and bridging through 10. After half term, we will be looking at the formal written methods (column method) for addition and subtraction.

R.E:

Today (Friday), we have had our first RE day of the year. We looked at 'inspiration'! What does it mean and who is inspirational for us? We looked in detail at Jesus, Joan of Arc and Mother Teresa. You were especially impressed with Mother Teresa, thinking of fantastic questions to ask her if you could! Well done!

Half term & homework:

Over half term, there are a number of activities I would like you to complete (nothing HUGE, I promise)!

  1. Find your favourite reading book and bring it in on Monday 30.10.17. Please see the foot of this page for a letter with more information.
  2. Pick 2 of the activities from the Ancient Greek homework letter to complete by Monday 13.11.17. Please see foot of this page for a copy of the letter.
  3. Practise your assembly lines and get together any costumes you would like to use ~ not compulsory!
  4. Weekly spellings ~ there is no mathletics due over half term!

Key dates w/c 30.10.17:

Tuesday 31st October – Mathletics set.

Wednesday 1st November– class meeting.

Friday 3rd November – spellings due and set.

Friday 3rd November – Fireworks night!

Tuesday 7th/Wednesday 8th November - Parents Evening.

P.E kit is needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays please!

As always; any questions, comments or problems: please email me.

Have a great weekend and half term, stay safe and happy!

Mr Price

mprice@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk



Week Six. w/e: Friday 13th October 2017

What a superb week six!

Individual photo proofs were sent home this evening (Friday). Please check bags and return ASAP. They are all brill!

English:

This week we have been analysing newspaper reports; exploring in detail the difference between formal and informal language. We have also been evaluating the similarities and differences between direct and reported speech. Both formality and types of 'speech' are extremely difficult to get your head around, BUT you've taken to it like a duck to water... Is that formal or informal? Next week, we will be planning and writing our own newspaper report and finishing Hugo ~ both the book and film...

Maths:

This week we have been investigating roman numerals ~ what are they and how can we convert them? We have also explored the use of rounding for digits up to 1,000,000. Which column do we look at for rounding to the nearest 10,000? Next week, we will be looking at how to improve our speed of mental addition and subtraction, before playing the Pirate Game on Wednesday...

Ancient Greece:

This week, we have delved into the Battle of Marathon! We have uncovered facts about Sparta, Greece and Persia. Who won the battle? What was the famous runner called? (Hint ~ Phid for short...)

Science:

This week we have almost finished our unit on life cycles. We have found the ratio of each other's head to body (as well as Mr Price Jr). Can you remember what the ratio of head:body a baby has compared to yours?

Key dates w/c 16.10.17:

Tuesday 17th October – Mathletics due.

Wednesday 18th October – class meeting.

Friday 20th October – RE Day!

Friday 20th October – spellings due and set.

P.E kit is needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays please!

As always; any questions, comments or problems: please email me.

Have a great weekend, stay safe and happy!

Mr Price

mprice@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk


Week Five. w/e: Friday 6th October 2017

What a fantastic week five!

Superb writing, working with negative numbers and Greek warfare re-enactment! 

Thank you for all of the Harvest Festival contributions ~ they are all extremely appreciated.

English:

This week we have used the book 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret', to write effective character descriptions. We have looked in detail at a character's appearance, personality and actions. We have also looked at how we can use 'show not tell' in our writing. Next week, we will be analysing newspaper reports...

Maths:

This week we have been investigating negative numbers ~ what are they and how can we add and subtract them? We have used the hot air balloon model to explain how to add/subtract a positive/negative number accurately. Next week, we will be looking at place value, rounding and roman numerals...

Ancient Greece:

In our third lesson, we have discovered what made the Ancient Greeks so successful in war. We have discovered all about the phalanx ~ a method of warfare. We recreated what it would have been like to work together, shielding each other and fighting with a 2m spear! Excellent soldiers! Next week, we will be looking at the battle of Marathon...

Class meeting:

Every Wednesday, we have a class meeting which is led by two elected class representatives. Any problems that need sorting are voiced in this session. We also have regular debates in this time. This week, we discussed a class mascot. The chosen bear is rather large...

Key dates w/c 09.10.17:

Monday 9th October – Individual school photos.

Tuesday 10th October – Mathletics due and set.

Wednesday 11th October – class meeting.

Friday 4th October – spellings due and set.

P.E kit is needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays please!

As always; any questions, comments or problems: please email me.

Have a great weekend, stay safe and happy!

Mr Price

mprice@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk


Week Four. w/e: Friday 29th September 2017

What a brilliant week four! Excellent writing, bar modelling and poster-creating. You have taken everything we have done this week and flown. Well done, each and everyone of you should be proud of your behaviour, attitude and effort!

English:

This week we have continued to look at the book 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'. We have looked at figurative language: similes, metaphors and personification. Can you remember an example of personification?  Next week, we will be looking at creating effective characters...

Maths:

This week we have been investigating how to use the bar model to solve a variety of problems. This method will help you not only in Year Five, but throughout your time at JG and beyond! Next week, we will be looking at negative numbers...

Ancient Greece:

In our second lesson, we have delved deep into the Ancient Greek democracy. We have discovered all about the assembly of law creators. We also revealed that you could banish someone from Athens if you had over 6000 votes to back you. Can you remember any other facts about the Ancient Greek democracy?

Science:

On Friday, we looked at the difference between when we are in the baby stage of the life cycle, compared to the childhood stage. Thank you for bringing in your baby photos - it was great to share them with everyone! 

Key dates w/c 02.10.17:

Tuesday 3rd October – Mathletics due and set.

Wednesday 4th October – class meeting.

Friday 4th October – spellings due and set.

P.E kit is needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays please!

As always; any questions, comments or problems: please email me.

Have a great weekend, stay safe and happy!

Mr Price

mprice@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk


Week Three. w/e: Friday 22nd September 2017

What a busy, fantastic third week of year five! I am really impressed and proud of all your hard work and effort so far this year ~ well done!

Well done for raising nearly £500 on Jeans for Genes day. A great cause!

Good Luck to all those running in the marathon on Sunday... You can do it!!

Science homework: please bring in (or email me and I can print) a baby photo for next Friday (29th September)!

English:

This week we have continued to look at the book 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'. We have looked at verbs, adverbs and powerful adjectives. We have also looked at auxiliary verbs and within that: modal verbs. You have created some fantastic posters for your own information. Can you remember an example of an auxiliary/modal verb?  Next week, we will be delving deeper into the message that the invention might be writing...

Maths:

This week we have been investigating square numbers, before moving on to place value of digits up to the millions. If you want to play the nice or nasty number game, all you need is a dice, 4-7 squares each and you're away! Here are the instructions if you need them: https://nrich.maths.org/6605 

Next week, we will be looking at how we can use the bar model/method to solve problems.

Ancient Greece:

In our first topic lesson of the year, we have done a 'market place' activity; becoming experts in one aspect of Ancient Greece and then moving round to teach/learn to/from other people. Well done! Next week, we will be looking at democracy and the Ancient Greek voting system...

Science:

On Friday, we started our Science topic which is living things & life cycles. We looked in detail at the human life cycle, creating a range of wonderfully presented posters!

Key dates w/c 25.09.17:

Monday 25th September – Choir starts 8:10am.

Tuesday 26th September – Mathletics due and set.

Wednesday 27th September – class meeting.

Thursday 28th September – whole school world languages assembly.

Friday 29th September – JGA coffee morning.

Friday 29th September – spellings due and set.

P.E kit is needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays please!

As always; any questions, comments or problems: please email me.

Have a great weekend, stay safe and happy!

Mr Price

mprice@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk


Week Two. w/e: Friday 15th September 2017

Parents/Carers, three key documents were sent home this evening: Autumn Term curriculum map, homework letter and Autumn Term key dates. The three documents are also attached to the foot of this page. 

Ancient Greece

Wow! What a fantastic hook we've had today (Friday)! We've discovered our topic for this term will be Ancient Greece. We have competed in Olympic sports, created the latest Ancient Greek fashion, tasted Greek food, created an Ancient Greek musical instrument, and performed a Greek dance. I can tell from all of the conversations, you have had a fantastic day, class 5P. I can't wait to get stuck into our Topic! What is something you want to find out about the Ancient Greeks?


English:

This week we have started to look at the book 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'. This graphic novel/written story has a range of media to portray the events. We have looked at expanded noun phrases, detailed description and how to edit our own work. A fantastic first week of English! Next week, we will be delving deeper into the invention that Hugo is creating...

My apologies, in the rush of the Topic launch, we didn't get chance to hand out spellings. They will now be sent out on Monday 18th September.

Maths:

This week, we have been looking at the number system: multiples, factors and prime numbers. You completed a fantastic investigation into prime numbers! Next week, we will be at prime factors and place value in more detail.

Key dates w/c 18.09.17:

Monday 18th September – Spellings set (usually Friday).

Tuesday 19th September – Mathletics set.

Wednesday 20th September – class meeting.

P.E kit is needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays please!

As always; any questions, comments or problems: please email me.

Have a great weekend, stay safe and happy!

Mr Price

mprice@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk


Welcome to year five, class 5P!

It has been fantastic to have spent the past three days getting to know you all better! You should all be proud of the hardworking attitude you have returned to JG with. 

You have created a fantastic range of hat inspired artwork, filled with objects or ideas which are special to you. It's been great to see your interests!

Next week, we will begin our year five work. In English, we will be looking at what it means to be a year five writer, and how you can extract details from pictures. In Maths, we will be investigating factors, multiples and prime numbers...exciting stuff!

From next week:

  • Mathletics will be set on a Tuesday, due in the following Tuesday. 
  • Spellings will be set and checked on a Friday.
  • I will be looking at your planners/reading records on Tuesday.
  • PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday, so please remember your PE kit.

I will be giving you all a copy of the timetable, once we've had a week or two to iron out any mistakes.

Parents and carers, the meet and greet will be on Monday 11th September at 2:45. If you are unable to make it, don't worry, the PowerPoint will be on this class page next week. Feel free to catch me on the playground, or send me an email.

Any questions, comments or problems: please email me.

Have a great weekend, stay safe and happy!

Mr Price

mprice@ga.jessegray.notts.sch.uk