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Class 5P

Week Twenty-One. w/e: Friday 16th February 2018

Well done for all your hard work this half term! We are half way through year five now.

I am so impressed with you ~ well done!

Have a very well earned rest.

Homework: Some children have a compulsory booklet to have a go at over half term. This involves extra practise of writing for a variety of genres, grammar accuracy and the maths topics: time, timetables, area and perimeter and fractions. Please do as much as you can and return on Tuesday 27th February. Any questions, please let me know. 

There is also the Topic homework challenge ~ build a geographical landmark from Brazil! Letter attached to the foot of this page for more information.

There is no Mathletics homework over half term, unless you haven't caught up!

SpellingsIn the business of the last day of term, we didn't have time to complete our weekly spelling test! This will now roll over to Friday 2nd March. I explained to the class that if they can be tested at home that would be great and that they can then try and learn these 10 words from the statutory Y5/6 spelling list:

  1. According
  2. Bruise
  3. Identity
  4. Persuade
  5. Queue
  6. Programme
  7. Signature
  8. Equip
  9. Conscience
  10. Category

English:

This week, we have looked at parenthesis. This is a technique used to add extra information to sentences, using brackets, dashes, commas or italics. We looked at the different uses of parenthesis and created some very interesting sentences about Zeik the cat... After half term, we will be looking at reports. What rainforest animal would you like to research?

Maths: 

This week we have started our next unit: Fractions, Decimals and Percentages! We have been exploring equivalent and simplifying fractions. We were a little shaky after Tuesday's lesson but by Thursday, we'd mastered it! Well done! We will be continuing with Fractions after half term.

Science:

This week, we have been exploring irreversible reactions! These are reactions that produce new mixtures that cannot be returned to their original form. We looked at the combination of bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. Take a look at what occurred below:

Key dates w/c 26.02.18:

Monday 26th February - INSET day.

Tuesday 27th February - Rainforest animal visit!

Tuesday 27th February - Mathletics set.

Wednesday 28th February - Paul Cookson visit ~ Poetry workshop.

Thursday 1st March - World Book Day! Dress up & bring blankets/pillows for a reading for pleasure themed day.

Friday 2nd March - DISCO!

Friday 2nd March - 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. w/e: Friday 9th February 2018

D.T/Topic:

In our DT afternoon this Wednesday, we made a Brazilian stew: a feijoada! You learned and used so many skills ~ cutting, frying, mixing, peeling... Well done! Hopefully everyone at home enjoyed your creation. I can tell you enjoyed it from the tasting at the end! Superb! I'll hand out copies of the recipe on Monday. Great teamwork:

English:

This week, we have written persuasive letters to a company producing palm oil in Brazil. We have written letters against deforestation, using a variety of persuasive techniques (such as rhetorical questions, modal verbs and personal pronouns) to tell them to stop. The letters are FANTASTIC! You're writing is extremely persuasive. Top quality.

Maths: 

This week we have been planning a journey to Brazil, using timetables and our geographical knowledge of Brazil. We have also tried a variety of representations in questions for shape, perimeter, area, time and angles. Great personalised learning from all of you ~ well done! Next week, we will be starting our new unit (it's a big one): Fractions, Decimals and Percentages!!

Key dates w/c 05.02.18:

Monday 12th February - Instrumental concert 6pm. Rehearsal to school 9:15. If you are involved PLEASE remember your instrument!

Monday 12th February - Challenge House Team ~ Crafty Afternoon!!

Tuesday 13th February - Last Mathletics set for this half term ~ none over the week break. Please make sure you are up to date!

Wednesday 14th February - Exciting Rainforest Day...

Friday 16th February - 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 Nineteen. w/e: Friday 2nd February 2018

English:

This week, we have looked at the persuasive features used in adverts and trailers. We have focused on emotive language and the role of sentence structure in persuasion. We have used the 'I have a dream' speech by Martin Luther King Jr to inspire our own writing. We have also used this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24FNE60FRzw to inspire our persuasive and emotive writing... Well done!

Maths: 

This week we have been investigating time and timetables. These are real life skills! Remember to practise with an analogue clock too! We have investigated the range of information that we can take from a timetable ~ there's loads! We have also had a visit from class 3TH, helping them to tell the time. Great explaining!

Geography:

This week, we have used a vast array of maps and information to create our own 'messy map' of Brazil! They look incredible and show visually the different areas of Brazil... Well done!

Homework: Children need to research deforestation as part of our English work. This is due by Wednesday 7th February please. Notes/ideas/posters are great!

Key dates w/c 05.02.18:

Tuesday 6th February - Trip to the Emmanuel School. Everyone must bring a packed lunch on this day. School uniform please.

Tuesday 6th February - Mathletics due and set.

Wednesday 7th February - Feijoda DT cooking! Please bring a tupperware pot!

Friday 9th February - 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 Eighteen. w/e: Friday 26th January 2018

DT ~ Food.

On Tuesday, we had our first cooking lesson. We looked at health and safety, especially with knives. We also looked at a range of cutting skills, in order to make our salsa. I hope you enjoyed making and eating it!

English:

This week, we have written about what we would do if we crash landed in the Amazon jungle. We have used TIPTOP to structure our paragraphs and made sure to include dialogue which is punctuated accurately. We have also used a film clip called 'Ride of Passage' to inspire our creative free writing. Well done for both your independent and free writes! Next week, we will be moving on to persuasion. How are you persuaded?

Maths: 

This week we have been investigating area, perimeter, volume and capacity. How would you define those words? We investigated a problem involving capacity on Friday. Well done for all your hard work reasoning and problem solving!

Science:

This half term, our Science topic is Materials and their Properties. Today, we have explored separating mixtures. We have conducted an experiment into how to separate a variety of mixtures, such as rice, sand and staples . Can you remember the six ways of separating mixtures?

Homework: Some children are 8+ Mathletics behind! Parents, can you please check your child has completed the set work before Tuesday 30th January. Thank you.

Key dates w/c 29.01.18:

Tuesday 30th January - Mathletics due and set.

Wednesday 31st January – Class meeting. 

Friday 2nd February - 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 Seventeen. w/e: Friday 19th January 2018

Thank you to all those who attended the Kingswood Information Evening on Thursday. If you couldn't make it, please find the PowerPoint attached at the foot of this page.

English:

This week, we have been using the novel, 'Journey to the River Sea' by Eva Ibbotson to inspire our writing. The book is set in Brazil, following a young girl as she explores her new surroundings. We have been looking at correct paragraphing ~ TIPTOP (TIme, Place, TOpic, Person) and the correct punctuation of speech. Both difficult concepts, but you have done well! Next week, we will be applying this to an independent write. If you want to get ahead...what would you do if you crash landed in the Amazon jungle?

Maths: 

This week we have been investigating angles and 3D shapes. We have also been looking in detail at how to calculate perimeter and area. Can you remember the tricks to work out the perimeter and area of rectilinear shapes? Great investigation work:

Science:

This half term, our Science topic is Materials and their Properties. Today, we have explored solubility. We have 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?

Homework: A grammar booklet has been sent home, which needs to be complete by Friday 9th February 2018. Any questions, please let me know. There will continue to be weekly Mathletics homework as well as spellings. Some of you may have extra angles homework. Please complete this by Tuesday 23rd January.

Key dates w/c 22.01.18:

Tuesday 23rd January - Mathletics due and set.

Wednesday 24th January – Class meeting. 

Friday 26th January - 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 Sixteen. w/e: Friday 12th January 2018

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas holiday. What a fantastic first week back!

Topic:

This week, we have been introduced to our Spring term topic ~ Brazil! We have had a Brazilian drumming masterclass, so we are now experts in the samba... There are lots of exciting activities planned for this topic; watch this space...

 

 

English:

This week, we have had a grammar focus. We have explored apostrophes for possession, plural possession and contractions. We have also looked at homophones. Can you remember the difference between two, to and too? What is special about its and it's? Next week, we will be starting our new book focus in English. If you want to get ahead, check out 'Journey to the River Sea' by Eva Ibbotson.

Maths: 

This week we have been looking at 2D nets, 3D shapes and a whole load of angles! We have learned how to use a protractor, how to calculate missing angles on a line and round a point and even how to draw our own angles. I'm seriously impressed with all your hard work this week. Next week, we will be moving on to perimeter and area.

Science:

This half term, our Science topic is Materials and their Properties. Today, we have explored Moh's Hardness Scale, looking in detail at how we can group and classify materials. We also watched an interesting video about seven of the strangest materials. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo1lDsESD90

Homework: A grammar booklet has been sent home today, which needs to be complete in the next four weeks, by Friday 9th February 2018. Any questions, please let me know. There will continue to be weekly Mathletics homework as well as spellings. 

Key dates w/c 15.01.18:

Tuesday 16th January - Mathletics due and set.

Wednesday 17th January – Class meeting. 

Thursday 18th January - Y5 children for Parents. Information about Kingswood 2018.

Friday 19th January - 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

 

  • 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