Star of the week: Ziyad Soliman for linking his fractions, decimals and percentages knowledge when problem-solving.
Pride of the week: Jak, Owen, Honey and Erin for persevering and listening to advice when problem-solving.
Welcome to Year 5!
Check out our Theme Plan below to find out more about what we are learning this term.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please come and speak to one of our dedicated Year 5 Team Members:
Miss Gibson and Mrs Manterfield.
P.E.: Please ensure P.E. kits are in school on a Monday and a Wednesday, to enable your child to fully participate in lessons.
Diary Dates for Term 1:
Remember: if you have found your homework difficult to do at home or haven't had enough spare time out of school to complete it, there is a homework club in the year 6 classroom on a Monday and Wednesday lunchtime where you can get help and advice (or just some extra time to complete it).
All homework is handed out on a Friday, along with new spellings. All homework should be handed in BY THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY, with Spelling Tests usually taking place on Friday afternoons.
This should be filled in with any reading undertaken outside of school (NB: children should be aiming to read for 20 minutes per day). Additionally, when learning words for a spelling test, children will have the opportunity to record their words here for them to practice at home.
Where possible, homework should be completed independently. If your child is struggling, they should see their teacher or attend homework club, for further clarification and support.
Children need to insert the commas and semi-colons in the correct places in the sentences.
For more help, please see: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/semicolon or http://www.keystage2literacy.co.uk/semi-colon.html
Children chose one of two maths homework sheets, focusing on subtraction.
- Circle the mistakes in the calculations (i.e. circle the top number if it is greater than the bottom number) and correct them, by rewriting the calculation.
- Work out the missing digits in the calculations - remember that there will have been some exchanging going on somewhere in the calculation! The best method for this is a trial and error process, which the children have been encouraged to use in school.
Rule/focus: Words with the graphemes 'ie' and 'ei'.
I would suggest that any unfamiliar words are looked up by the children to work out how they are pronounced and what they mean. This way, these words can be used in the children's own writing successfully.
Children choose their spellings from a pyramid of words related to the spelling rule that week (gradually increasing in difficulty) - generally, they are required to choose at least one word from each tier until they have ten. Should they have made any errors on their previous spelling test (up to 4 errors), they 'replace' words from the spelling pyramid with these i.e. 6 new words from the pyramid and 4 words from the previous spelling test.
Using techniques such as 'Look, say, cover, write, check' and word pyramids (gradually building a word up in a pyramid formation, letter by letter) can be helpful when practising spellings.
Spelling tests take place on every second or third Friday; please ensure children have their spelling book in school with them.
These websites will help you if you get stuck with your homework. If all else fails, type your question into Google and see if you can find anything to help you!