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Week Thirty-Four. w/e: Friday 15th June 2018

Apologies for the late update, I spent Friday evening camping with Year Two in Wollaton Park! They had a fantastic adventure and were absolutely brilliant!

Caterpillars:

Our caterpillars are starting to metamorphose! On Friday, we looked in detail at the process of metamorphosis and learned what will be happening to our caterpillars over the next 2-3 weeks! We created predictions based on what we thought would happen to them. Key question ~ Why do caterpillars turn into butterflies? What advantage is there?

English:

This week, we have been writing based on the video: RUIN ~ Literacy Shed (click to view!).  We have been using the video to inspire us to write what happens next after the video has ended... What do you think happens next? Fantastic planning and writing so far, we will continue this on Tuesday!

P.E

We are having a big push throughout school on the amount of physical activity we do each day! We are aiming to get an extra 30 minutes of activity in... We'll see if we can smash this target!

Year Six Fair

On Friday, we had an extraordinary time at the Y6 fair! There was an enormous range of stalls to choose from ~ soaking a Y6, playing Xbox on the large projector or having a snack at the waffle stand! Well done Y6!

Key dates w/c 18.06.18: 

Monday 18th June - Reading assessment.

Tuesday 19th June - Maths assessment.

Tuesday 19th June - Mathletics due & set.

Thursday 21st June - Science investigation part one.

Friday 22nd June - Science investigation part two.

Friday 22nd June - Spellings test & set.

Friday 22nd June - JGA Midsummer Madness!

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 Thirty-Three. w/e: Friday 8th June 2018

Welcome back to the final half term of year five! Seven and a half weeks of exciting activities and interesting discoveries await!

Art with 1B:

On Wednesday, Class 1B and 5P got together again, this time for some brilliant artwork! Class 1B have been exploring how to draw a variety of leaves. Class 5P were very enthusiastic about helping with some artwork. We used the JG garden and the wild area to inspire us! Brilliant teamwork and artwork!

English:

This week, we have been writing based on the video: RUIN ~ Literacy Shed (click to view!). We have had a mini-revision of the key techniques we have learned this year: sentence starters, similes, metaphors, personification, parenthesis, commas and so much more! We have been using the video to inspire our writing this week, as next week we will be writing what happens next after the video has ended... What do you think happens next?

Maths:

This week, we have been revisiting and revising some of the key year five areas. We have explored problem solving, both solving and creating our own. There were lots of fantastically designed problems: well done! Next week, we will be revisiting of the main (and longest!) areas of year five: fractions, decimals and percentages!

Key dates w/c 11.06.18: 

Tuesday 12th June - Mathletics due & set.

Friday 15th June - Spellings test & set.

Friday 8th June - Y6 fair, please bring £2 - £3.

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 Thirty-Two. w/e: Thursday 24th May 2018

Treat Afternoon:

Well, what a busy half term it has been! We finished off with our treat afternoon, spending some time outside and some playing on iPads with lots of treats in between! This photo sums up the afternoon:

English/Maths:

This week, we have been writing based on the title: If you were washed up on a beach...what would happen next? All the teachers and staff at JG had a chance to read your amazing writing and we were all truly impressed! Well done! We have also been looking at open ended problem solving, and once again the standard of work was great! Good use of maps, timetables and distances!

Next half term:

So here we are approaching the final half term of year five ~ where has this year gone?! It's going to be a busy seven weeks and three days! I can't wait to see you all after the half term holiday and see what you've all been up to...

Homework reminder: Some children did not complete the grammar booklet on time and so it will be set in the first week back. There was no spellings tested in the final week before half term, so the first test will be Friday 8th June. Also, there was no new mathletics homework set, however some children still need to complete some from the previous week.

Key dates w/c 04.06.18: 

Monday 4th June - Back to school.

Tuesday 5th June - Mathletics set

Wednesday 6th June - Joining with 1B again in the afternoon.

Friday 8th June - Spellings set.

Friday 8th June - JGA Disco!

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 Thirty-One. w/e: Friday 18th May 2018

R.E Day ~ Charity

A huge thank you to Javid Khan, from the charity: Muslim Hands, for telling us all about the wonderful work you do as a charity @muslimhandsuk.
Year 5 learned so much! #ramadan2018 #GiveMoreGainMore

Vikings Topic:

On Tuesday, we explored the different place names around the UK which have Viking origins. We also looked at where the Vikings came from and where they settled. Have a look at: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/vikings/vikings_live/old_norse_origins.aspx for more information!

Science/Space Rock Visit

On Wednesday, 20 lucky Year 5s had the opportunity to visit West Bridgford Juniors to study real samples of the moon, brought back on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission! The children, and adults, thoroughly enjoyed learning  how to identity meteorite rocks on Earth and all about the Apollo 11 mission. We also found out lots of fascinating facts: Did you know that Neil Armstrong actually left a pair of his boot on the moon to make room for the samples!). 

Maths:

This week, we have been investigating scale drawings, volume and capacity and interpreting data in line graphs!m Phew, what a busy mathematical week! Next week, we will be solving some open-ended problems. One of which is how far you could get from school using your legs/transport in an hour... How far do you think?

English:

This week, we have been writing a balanced argument based on: Do the Vikings deserve their violent reputation? You have written some amazing balanced arguments ~ great use of sentence starters and sophisticated language, well done! Next week, we will be writing: If you were washed up on a beach...what would happen next?

Homework reminder: The grammar booklet is due in on Monday 21st May!

Key dates w/c 21.05.18: 

Monday 21st May - Punctuation Homework Booklet due

Tuesday 22nd May - Mathletics due and set.

Thursday 24th May - TREAT PM ~ see emailed letter home.

Thursday 24th May - NSPCC workshops.

Friday 25th May  - 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 Thirty. w/e: Friday 11th May 2018

Vikings Topic:

On Tuesday, we explored the Viking raid on Lindisfarne. We uncovered what it would have been like from both sides and how we might have survived or what might have happened to us. Take a look at one of our drama re-enactments of a Viking raid...

 

 

Maths:

This week, we have been investigating a variety of measures! We started the week looking at the difference and equivalence of metric and imperial. There were lots of 'Well, why do we need THIS?' type questions for imperial measures... We also had a Maths lesson outdoors measuring as many objects as possible using both metric and imperial measures...

English:

This week, we have been looking at how to write a balanced arguments. We have realised that in a balanced argument, we can't just argue from one point of view! A little tricky for some... Next week, we wil be using these skills to write a balanced argument based on: Do the Vikings deserve their violent reputation?

 

Homework reminder: The grammar booklet is due in the last week of term. Please make sure you have completed it within the next week! Also, there are lots of children who have not completed Mathletics this week... it must be done by Tuesday!

Key dates w/c 14.05.18:

Reminder: SATS week. Please remember to take extra care around school during this week. We want to wish all of Year Six and Year Two the very best of luck. You've worked so hard, remember there is so much more to you than this one test! 

Tuesday 15th May - Mathletics due and set.

Wednesday 16th May - 3:00-5:00 selected children to West B Juniors for a Moon Rock Experience!

Friday 18th May  - JGA Afternoon Tea

Friday 18th May  - RE Day. Focus ~ Charity.

Friday 18th May  - 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 Twenty-Nine. w/e: Friday 4th May 2018

Thank you to the parents who were able to come to the Curriculum Evening on Thursday. If you couldn't make it, please find the PPT/resources attached at the foot of this page.

What a busy week! Sorry I was not there on Friday, but Mrs Johnston said you were brilliant ~ well done, I'm extremely proud!

Perlethorpe Trip:

On Wednesday, we spent the day at Perlethorpe Education Centre near Sherwood Forest. We spent the morning creating shelters, marking out territories and trading/invading. Despite the (extreme) rain, it was brilliant to see you all so engaged with building your shelters! In the afternoon, we learned about the Viking way of life ~ trying out swords, axes and shields. We also made some Viking inspired jewellery and trained our shield arms ready for battle! What a day! 

Viking Long Boats:

On Tuesday, we started to build our own Viking Long Boats (not to scale)! We learned about how the ships were built, the materials they used and how they would have been used in battle.

English:

This week, we have been looking at balanced arguments. We have explored the ways to present our ideas for both sides, before concluding our argument with our opinion based on the evidence. Great writing!

Maths:

This week, we have finished our unit on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages and have moved on to Measures. We have looked at how to convert from one to another (e.g. cm to m then km) and created a scale drawing of our classroom. Next week, we will be looking at measures in more detail ~ imperial/metric. We will be finishing the week with an investigation using snow...

Key dates w/c 07.05.18:

Monday 7th May - Bank Holiday ~ school closed.

Tuesday 8th May - Mathletics due and set.

Friday 11th May  - 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 Twenty-Eight. w/e: Friday 27th April 2018

What a great week! I'm INCREDIBLY impressed with the quality of your writing!!

English:

This week, we have been gearing up to re-writing the battle between Beowulf and Grendel's mother. We have looked how to add well-chosen detail to writing in order to SHOW not TELL details about a character or event. The quality of writing is absolutely phenomenal. Well done! We'll be starting a new unit away from Beowulf next week.

Maths:

This week, we have been finishing our unit on fractions, decimals and percentages. We have looked at adding/subtracting fractions, multiplying fractions and finding fractions of amounts. Next week, we will be looking at problem solving before our trip, then measures and scaling on Thursday/Friday.

Visit to 1B:

On Wednesday, we had our fortnightly trip to class 1B. You were brilliant readers and teachers! Great use of your voices when reading and superb comments on the Year One's reading. Superb effort!!

Art:

This week, we have been looking at how to add detail to drawings/sketches of nature. Next week, we will be looking at how we can use watercolours to create our own image like this:

Key dates w/c 30.04.18:

Tuesday 1st May - Mathletics due and set.

Wednesday 2nd May - TRIP TO PERLETHORPE! Bring outdoor clothing, footwear and a packed lunch!

Thursday 3rd May - Curriculum Evening for Parents. Starts at 6pm in Y5 classrooms.

Friday 4th May  - 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 Twenty-Seven. w/e: Friday 20th April 2018

Welcome back to the Summer Term of Year Five 2018! 

It's been a superb but busy week...

Topic/Vikings:

It has now been revealed that our Summer topic is ~ the Vikings! On Tuesday, we had a special visitor who explained lots about the Vikings, including what they believed in and why. We also got the chance to look at some Viking armour and weapons. I can't wait to get stuck into this new topic!

Assembly:

On Friday, we had our class assembly to the whole school. We showed a wide range of work that we had created as part of our Brazil topic ~ from writing to parrot murals! All things that have been featured on this website, and can be found in the footer of this page and in our website archive.

Science:

This week, we have been looking at mechanisms and water/air resistance. On Friday, we spent half the day creating a mechanism...

And the other half creating a boat...

Brilliant work!

English: 

This week we have been looking at the story of Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo. On Monday, we brought in blankets and torches to add to the atmosphere when reading the story. We have also looked at using the semi-colon accurately and how writers engage their readers. Next week, we will be moving on to the monster's lair...

Maths:

This week, we have been focusing on fractions ~ adding/subtracting fractions and finding fractions of amounts. These were two key year five areas and you put all your effort into them! Well done! We will be moving on to multiplying fractions next week.

Key dates w/c 23.04.18:

Tuesday 24th April - Mathletics due and set.

Wednesday 25th April - Mixing with class 1B.

Wednesday 25th April - Whole class photos.

Friday 18th April - Science ~ Year 3 assembly to Parents and to whole school.

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