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Week commencing 12th February 2018

Highlights from last week: I hear from 5DM that the DT/cooking session was fabulous - all the children enjoyed making the Feijoada and MOST also enjoyed eating it! Well done on following instructions so carefully whilst chopping, peeling and stiring!

Already today, Challenge house team have taken part in their Arty treat afternoon. We can't wait to see what they have created. It sounds like we will soon have some bright and colourful flowers dotted around the school, which it just what we need to give us a 'spring' in our steps :)

Year 5 have an additional treat this Wednesday - we have an external provider coming into school to lead an Arts/Drama based workshop day. The theme of our day is 'The  Rainforest, which links perfectly with our Brazilian topic.

Mathletics - This will not be set during the holidays - please use this time to make sure that you are fully up to date. Spellings and reading can be practised as usual :)

In Maths this week, we begin our unit on fractions and in English, we learn about PARENTHESIS - or adding extra information to sentences using commas, brackets and dashes.

Week commencing 5th February 2018

What a week we have planned!! Don't forget our trip to watch Oliver - Tuesday 6th February. All children need a packed lunch. Our return to school will be just after 3.30pm.

Our English focus this week is: writing a persuasive letter AGAINST deforestation - all children need some research/facts from home to support them in this task. We will study how to structure a formal letter, using paragraphs for each point of our argument.

In Maths today, we have used our understanding of timetables to plan a journey to Brazil. We have considered time zones, distance between cities and tourist attractions along the way!

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This Thursday, our journey into Brazil continues as we make the traditional stew dish, Feijoada. Please could children bring in a plastic container to take some food home in :)

English grammar booklets are due in by Friday 9th, please - many thanks for your support.

Week commencing 29th January 2018

Reflection on some highlights from last week: The children learnt cutting/chopping skills as they made their own Brazilian inspired salsas on Thursday :)

5DM also excelled on Friday, when they solved mathemetical problems based on capacity and volume.

A special mention is deserved in terms of our progress in writing - the use of speech and paragraphing was TIPTOP - we were SO impressed!

Reminder - School trip next Tuesday 6th Feb to watch Oliver - all children need a packed lunch please - 'CAN I HAVE SOME MORE PLEASE?'....!

Homework for w/c 5th Feb - Research into deforestation of The Amazon ready for writing a persuasive letter - a letter has been sent home.

The Kingswood Information Evening PowerPoint can be found at the foot of this page.

Week commencing 22nd January 2018

In English last week, we based our learning on a novel by Eva Ibbotson: Journey to the River Sea, which is set in Manaus, Brazil.

Our focus was using accurate paragraphs and punctuating speech correctly. We continue with that theme this week, as the children will plan, write and edit a piece of writing. Hopefully we will see some changes in paragraphs linked to TIPTOP (Time, Person, Topic, Place) and that the children include some effective dialogue.

Our Maths focus builds upon previous lessons on finding Area and Perimeter and we then move on to Volume and Capacity. Don’t forget to keep up to date with Mathletics and also to practise those times tables via TT Rockstars!

Our D.T. lesson involved the children studying Brazilian recipes, considering why certain ingredients were used. This coming week, Year 5 will be making salsa – please remember to bring in a small plastic pot to take a sample home. 

Science:

This half term, our Science topic is Materials and their Properties. On Friday, we  explored solubility. The children conducted an experiment into the solubility of various materials. We looked at ten different everyday materials and tested their solubility. Can you remember how to define solubility?

Week commencing - Monday 15th January 2018

Further updates to follow. Apologies, the webpage is running VERY slowly.

Maths - Our focus remains on ANGLES (not ANGELS!), as we solve problems involving missing angles on straight lines and in full turns. Following this, we move onto finding the perimeter and area of shapes. English - We are learning how and when to change paragraphs accurately in fiction writing - what is TIPTOP?! "We will also be revisiting speech punctuation!" shouted Mrs Durkin.

Key dates w/c 15.01.18:

Tuesday 16th January - Mathletics due and set.

Wednesday 17th January – Spellings set and tested

Thursday 18th January - Y5 parents' Information evening about Kingswood 2018.

We had a great launch to our Brazilian topic - the drumming wordshops were fantastic!

 

Monday 8th January 2018

Happy New Year!

We hope you’ve had a great Christmas Break, 5DM. We hope you’re refreshed and ready for a spectacular Spring Term. It’s going to be GREAT! More information coming soon…..Watch This Space…..

Mrs D and Mrs M x

PS PARENTS ~ A huge thank you for your generous wishes and gifts. We greatly appreciated them.

 

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