Year 5 Preview Learning Archive

 


20 June 2022

In English, we will be recapping when to use commas to avoid ambiguity. We will also be consider our use of sentence starters to make sure we engage the reader and identifying and using similes, metaphors and personification. To get ready for our hot write next week, we are going to explore and develop ideas for our own traditional tale.

Comprehension: Please complete the ‘Wimbledon’ comprehension in the comprehension pack given to you after half term. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (27.06.22).

Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are: cemetery, committee, communication and community. Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each term.

For Maths this week we will describing position and direction, draw coordinates and shapes on a grid, positioning in the first quadrant, translation and translation with coordinates.

For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version:

Y5-Position and direction.pdf

 

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

The more you read the better your understanding will be and it will also improve your writing.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


13 June 2022

In English, we will planning and writing an innovated version of our text. We will be thinking carefully about using all the features in our toolbox and making sure we are setting the correct atmosphere.

Comprehension: Please complete the ‘Nelson Mandela’ comprehension in the comprehension pack given to you after half term. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (20.06.22).

Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are: awkward, bargain, bruise and category. Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each term.

For Maths this week we will calculating angles on a straight line and around a point. We will be recapping our knowledge of triangles and quadrilaterals. We will be calculating lengths and angles in shapes, learning about regular and irregular polygons, and reasoning about 3D shapes.

For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version:

Y5 Properties of shape.pdf

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

The more you read the better your understanding will be and it will also improve your writing.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


06 June 2022

In English, we will be starting a new unit based on traditional tales. Looking specifically at the Tale of the Three Brothers from the Harry Potter series. This week we will explore the text in detail, focusing on vocabulary, features of a traditional tale and creating a story map.
There are some excellent retellings of traditional tales by Hans Christian Andersen available here if you would like to explore them with your child at home:
English KS2: Tales of Hans Christian Andersen – BBC Teach

Comprehension: Please complete ‘Queen’s Birthday’ comprehension in the comprehension pack given to you after half term. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (13.06.22).

Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are: appreciate, attached, available and average. Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each term.

For Maths this week we will starting a new unit looking at geometry – properties of shape. We will be learning to; identity, order and compare angles; measure angles; and measure angles accurately using a protractor.

For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/web-pages/parent-resources/Y5-HL-Summer-Block-2-Properties-of-shape-2020.pdf

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

The more you read the better your understanding will be and it will also improve your writing.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


23 May 2022

In English, we will finish writing our adventure story with a flashback and we will be trying to build a specific atmosphere. Once complete, we will edit and redraft our writing.

Comprehension: Please complete ‘Steve Jobs’ Biography’ on pages 30 and 31 in the CGP comprehension book 2 (please note this is a new comprehension book that your child will be given at the start of the week). You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (06.06.22).

Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are: aggressive, amateur, ancient and apparent. Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each term.

For Maths this week we will be continuing our unit on decimals. We will be adding and subtracting decimals and wholes, looking into decimal sequences and multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version:

Y5-HL-Summer-Block-1-Decimals-

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

The more you read the better your understanding will be and it will also improve your writing.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


16 May 2022

In English, we will be planning and writing our adventure story with a flashback and we will be trying to build a specific atmosphere. We will also be learning how to use semicolons.

Comprehension: Please complete ‘The Highwayman’ on pages 28 and 28 in the CGP comprehension book 2 (please note this is a new comprehension book that your child will be given at the start of the week). You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Tuesday in school (23.05.22).

Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are: accommodate, accompany, according and achieve. Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each term.

For Maths this week we will be starting a new unit on decimals. We will be adding and subtracting decimals with the same number of decimal places and a different number of decimal places.

As well as learning to solve problems involving adding and subtracting decimals.

For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home.

Y5-HL-Summer-Block-1-Decimals-2020

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

The more you read the better your understanding will be and it will also improve your writing.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


09 May 2022

In English, we will be creating a setting for an adventure story of our own and gathering vocabulary which builds a specific atmosphere. We will then plan and write our own adventure story with support.

Comprehension: Please complete ‘Harambe the Gorilla’ on pages 26 and 27 in the CGP comprehension book 2 (please note this is a new comprehension book that your child will be given at the start of the week). You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Tuesday in school (16.05.22).

Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are: vegetable, vehicle and yacht. Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each term.

For Maths this week we will be starting a new unit on decimals. We will be learning to add and subtract decimals, decimal complements to one (0.64 + 0.36 = 1), adding decimals by crossing the whole and adding decimals with the same number of decimal places.

For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home.

Y5 Decimals-and-percentages.pdf

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

The more you read the better your understanding will be and it will also improve your writing.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


03 May 2022

In English, we will be creating a setting for a story and gathering vocabulary which builds a specific atmosphere. We will also summarise and explore the vocabulary within the model text.

Comprehension: Please complete ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ on pages 24 and 25 in the CGP comprehension book 2 (please note this is a new comprehension book that your child will be given at the start of the week). You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Tuesday in school (09.05.22).

Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are: temperature, thorough, twelfth and variety. Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each term.

For Maths this week we will be continuing are work on decimals and percentages. We will be specifically learning about: percentages as fractions and decimals and equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.

For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version:

 

y5-hl-spring-block-3-decimals-and-percentages-2020

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

The more you read the better your understanding will be and it will also improve your writing.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


25 April 2022

In English, we will be

Comprehension: Please complete ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ on pages 24 and 25 in the CGP comprehension book 2 (please note this is a new comprehension book that your child will be given at the start of the week). You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Tuesday in school (02.05.22).

Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are: temperature, thorough, twelfth and variety. Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each term.

For Maths this week we will be continuing are work on decimals and percentages. We will be specifically learning about: thousandths as decimals, rounding decimals, ordering and comparing decimals and understanding percentages.

For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-3-Decimals-and-percentages-2020.pdf

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

The more you read the better your understanding will be and it will also improve your writing.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


04 April 2022

This week we have our trip to Marwell Zoo and we will be going to the church for our Easter service.

In English, we will be practising our spellings.

Comprehension: Please complete ‘Candara’s gift’ on pages 22 and 23 in the CGP comprehension book 2 (please note this is a new comprehension book that your child will be given at the start of the week). You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (25.04.22).

Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are: temperature, thorough, twelfth and variety. Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each term.

For Maths this week we will be understanding decimals as fractions and understanding thousandths.

For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version:

  https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-2-Fractions-A-2020.pdf
  https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-2-Fractions-B-2020.pdf

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

The more you read the better your understanding will be and it will also improve your writing.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


28 March 2022

In English, we will be editing our instructions, researching Charles Darwin and writing a non-chronological report on him.

Comprehension: Please complete ‘Robot on ice’ on pages 20 and 21 in the CGP comprehension book 2 (please note this is a new comprehension book that your child will be given at the start of the week). You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (05.04.22).

Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are: sufficient, suggest, symbol and system. Please practise these at home.

You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

 

For Maths this week we will be exploring fractions as operators, problem solving fractions, looking at decimals to 2 decimal places and decimals as fractions.

For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-2-Fractions-A-2020.pdf
https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-2-Fractions-B-2020.pdf

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

The more you read the better your understanding will be and it will also improve your writing.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


21 March 2022

In English, we will be learning about the use of a colon for introducing a list and for demarcating an independent clauses. Here is a video clip that explains the role of a colon.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-language-ks3-colons-and-semi-colons/zfmj6v4 (Watch the clip until 1:05).
We will also be planning, writing and editing our own set of instructions. These will be very detailed and include as many of the features in the toolkit as appropriate.

Comprehension:

Please complete ‘Cora and the King’ on pages 18 and 19 in the CGP comprehension book 2 (please note this is a new comprehension book that your child will be given at the start of the week). You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (28.03.22).

Spellings:

The spelling we are focusing on this week are: sincere, sincerely, soldier and stomach. Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

For Maths this week we will be multiplying unit fractions, non-unit fractions and mixed numbers by integers. We will also be calculating the fractions of a quantity and the fractions of an amount.
For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version:

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-2-Fractions-A-2020.pdf
https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-2-Fractions-B-2020.pdf

This week in topic we will be printing feathers and looking into evolution and inheritance in animals.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

The more you read the better your understanding will be and it will also improve your writing.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


14 March 2022

In English, we will practising answering written comprehension questions. We will also be practising our writing skills in a free-write, in which we will be able to write whatever we like but making sure we include as many of the writing skills we have learnt so far this year.

Comprehension:

Please complete ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ on pages 10 and 11 in the CGP comprehension book 2 (please note this is a new comprehension book that your child will be given at the start of the week). You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (28.02.22).

Spellings:

The spelling we are focusing on this week are: physical, prejudice, privilege and profession.

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

 

For Maths this week we will be recapping our times tables knowledge and making sure we can answer any multiplication question, up to 12 x 12, within 6 seconds. We will also be recapping what we have learnt about fractions so far this term.
For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly.

Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home.

Here is a link to the online version: https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-2-Fractions-A-2020.pdf
https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-2-Fractions-B-2020.pdf

This week in topic we will be making and evaluating our quesadilla and dip recipes. We will also be reviewing what we have learnt about the human body so far.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

The more you read the better your understanding will be and it will also improve your writing.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


07 March 2022

In English, we will be starting a unit on instructions. We will be learning the text, story mapping, exploring the vocabulary, analysing the features in the text and creating a toolkit. We will also be recapping the SPAG we have already learnt.

Comprehension: Please complete ‘Poems about words’ on pages 14 and 15 in the CGP comprehension book 2 (please note this is a new comprehension book that your child will be given at the start of the week). You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (14.03.22).

Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are: relevant, restaurant, rhyme and rhythm. Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

For Maths this week we will be adding fractions within one, adding 3 or more fractions, add fractions more than one and adding mixed numbers.
For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-2-Fractions-A-2020.pdf
https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-2-Fractions-B-2020.pdf

This week in topic we will be making and evaluating our quesadilla and dip recipes. We will also be reviewing what we have learnt about the human body so far.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

The more you read the better your understanding will be and it will also improve your writing.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


28 February 2022

In English, we will practising and learning how to answer comprehension questions. We will also be recapping similes and metaphors and planning and writing a poem based around them.

Comprehension: Please complete ‘Facts about hurricanes!’ on pages 12 and 13 in the CGP comprehension book 2 (please note this is a new comprehension book that your child will be given at the start of the week). You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (07.03.22).

Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are: pronunciation, queue, recognise and recommend. Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

For Maths this week we will be recapping previously taught knowledge. We will also be learning about comparing fractions greater than one and adding and subtracting fractions. For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version:

https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-2-Fractions-A-2020.pdf
https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-2-Fractions-B-2020.pdf

This week in topic we will be thinking about life cycles and life processes of animals. We will be drawing feathers in pencil and charcoal.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

The more you read the better your understanding will be and it will also improve your writing.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


14 February 2022

In English, we will practising answering written comprehension questions. We will also be practising our writing skills in a free-write, in which we will be able to write whatever we like but making sure we include as many of the writing skills we have learnt so far this year.

Comprehension: Please complete ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ on pages 10 and 11 in the CGP comprehension book 2

(please note this is a new comprehension book that your child will be given at the start of the week). You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (28.02.22).

Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are:

  • physical
  • prejudice
  • privilege
  • profession

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

For Maths this week we will be recapping our times tables knowledge and making sure we can answer any multiplication question, up to 12 x 12, within 6 seconds. We will also be recapping what we have learnt about fractions so far this term.
For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.


To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-2-Fractions-A-2020.pdf
https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-2-Fractions-B-2020.pdf

This week in topic we will be making and evaluating our quesadilla and dip recipes. We will also be reviewing what we have learnt about the human body so far.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

The more you read the better your understanding will be and it will also improve your writing.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


07 February 2022

In English, we will be continuing our unit about persuasive writing. We will evaluate the effectiveness of last week’s group written persuasive letters; pinning down what exactly makes a piece of writing persuasive. We will also identify parenthesis in writing and make sure we understand that parenthesis is extra information so the sentence will make sense without it. We will then plan and write our own persuasive letter using all the techniques we have learnt so far.

Comprehension: Please complete ‘Johnny and the Dead’ on pages 8 and 9 in the CGP comprehension book 2 (please note this is a new comprehension book that your child will be given at the start of the week). You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (14.02.22).

Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are:

  • occur
  • opportunity
  • parliament
  • persuade

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

 

For Maths this week we will be continuing our fractions unit. We will be converting mixed numbers (a whole number and a fraction combined) to improper fractions (top heavy), sequencing fractions and comparing and ordering fraction less than and greater than one.
For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-2-Fractions-A-2020.pdf

This week in topic we will describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including microorganisms and animals. We will learn to give reasons for classifying animals based on specific characteristics.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

The more you read the better your understanding will be and it will also improve your writing.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


31 January 2022

In English, we will be starting our new unit looking at persuasive writing. We will investigate and analyse persuasive texts this week. We will also start developing our understanding of persuasive features such as: rhetorical questions, indicating degrees of possibility using modal verbs (e.g. might, should, will, must) or adverbs (perhaps, surely), use of technical language and using brackets, dashes and commas for parenthesis. This link might be helpful in explaining some of these techniques and more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsvjkty

Comprehension: Please complete ‘Baby Birds’ on pages 6 and 7 in the CGP comprehension book 2 (please note this is a new comprehension book that your child will be given at the start of the week). You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (07.02.22).

Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are: necessary, neighbour, nuisance and occupy. Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

For Maths this week we will be starting a new unit on fractions. We will be recapping what a fraction is and some simple equivalent fractions. We will then move on to more equivalent fractions, fractions greater than one and converting improper fractions (top heavy) to mixed numbers (a whole number and a fraction combined).
For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-2-Fractions-A-2020.pdf

This week in topic we will be recognising the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom

 


24 January 2022

In English, we will be writing our own version of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So stories. We will be using all our knowledge on relative clauses, trying to embed them in a sentence, and subordinate clauses as well as figurative language.

Comprehension: Please complete ‘The Unluckiest Boy in the World’ on pages 4 and 5 in the CGP comprehension book 2 (please note this is a new comprehension book that your child will be given at the start of the week). You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (31.01.22).

Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are: lightning, marvellous, mischievous and muscle. Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

For Maths this week we will be starting a new unit on multiplication and division. We will be recapping how to multiply using the formal written method. We will also be learning how to divide 3 digits by 1 digit.  For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home.

Here is a link to the online version: https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-1-Multiplication-and-division-2020.pdf

This week in topic we will be describing the changes as humans develop to old age and recognising that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


17 January 2022

 

 


10 January 2022

In English, we will be continuing our work on Rudyard Kipling looking specifically this week at The Jungle Book and his short animal stories. This week we will be thinking about authentic dialogue with correct punctuation, comparing different Kipling texts and manipulating a text to a different point of view.
Comprehension: Please complete ‘The Wolves of Willoughby Chase’ on pages 30 and 31 in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (17.01.22).

Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are: identity, immediate, immediately and individual. Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

For Maths this week we will be starting a new unit on multiplication and division. We will be learning how to multiply: 2 digits in grid method, 2 digits by 2 digits, 3 digits by 2 digits and 4 digits by 2 digit.

For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly.

Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-1-Multiplication-and-division-2020.pdf

This week in topic we will be Identifying and naming the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describing the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. We will draw the heart and explain the movement of the blood. We will also be investigating the principles of a healthy and varied diet in the context of understanding how diets are varied around the world but still consist of the same food groups. We will investigate where ingredients come from and discussing different food groups, on the Eatwell plate and around the world.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


5th January 2022

This week we will be starting our new unit about heritage literature. We will be reading and familiarising ourselves with Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, specifically: How the Rhino got his skin and How the Camel got his hump. We will be exploring Kipling’s style of writing and looking at how specific features engage the reader now and of that time.

Comprehension:
Please complete pages 28 and 29 in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (10.01.22).

Spellings:
The spelling we are focusing on this week are: identity, immediate, immediately and individual.  

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

Maths:

This week we will be starting a new unit on multiplication and division. We will be learning how to multiply: 2 digits by 1 digit, 3 digits by 1 digit and 4 digits by 1 digit. For most of the maths this term the children will need to rely on their times table knowledge, therefore it is so important that they know their times tables facts and can answer questions quickly. Practising a little everyday (2-5 mins) will improve their knowledge and help them to access the maths learning more easily this term.

To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://assets.whiterosemaths.com/fixed/wrm/2020/07/Y5-HL-Spring-Block-1-Multiplication-and-division-2020.pdf

This week we will be building bird feeders out of lollipop sticks as part of our Amazing Animals topic stunning start. We will decorate them and place them around the school site to help encourage birdlife to BSM. We will also be starting our new guided reading book: Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom

 


06 December 2021

This week in English we will be watching a Christmas advert (The Greatest Gift). We will start by watching the video and summarising its contents using expressions to time, place and cause to show how the story develops chronologically. We will then plan and write our own diary entries based on the father in the video. We will be using informal language, adverbial and prepositional phrases, expanded noun phrases, a range of sentence types and emotive language.

Comprehension:
Please complete pages 26 and 27 in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (13.12.21).

Spellings:
The spelling we are focusing on this week are: government, guarantee, harass and hindrance.  

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

 

For Maths this week we will be starting a new unit on area and perimeter. We will be learning how to calculate area by counting squares and how to calculate the area of a compound and irregular shapes.

To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Y5-HL-Autumn-Block-5-Perimeter-and-area-2020.pdf

This week we will be evaluating the marble runs we made last week, considering the effectiveness of the build, speed, ease of use and appeal to the audience. We will also be working in groups to design our own castles.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


29 November 2021

English

This week we will be investigating how to answer specific comprehension reading questions. We will look closely at how to read and understand what the question is asking, how to skim a text for key information, how to select appropriate evidence from the test and how to word and support explanations of the text.

Please complete pages 24 and 25, ‘Wind in the Willows (musical)’ in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (06.12.21).

Spellings
The spelling we are focusing on this week are: familiar, foreign, forty and frequently.  

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

Maths

For Maths this week we will be starting a new unit on area and perimeter. We will be learning how to measure perimeter, calculate perimeter, finding the perimeter of rectangles and rectilinear shapes and finding the area of rectangles.

To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Y5-HL-Autumn-Block-5-Perimeter-and-area-2020.pdf

Topic

This half term we will be starting our history portion of our Regal Rulers topic, looking closely at different castles in the UK. This week we will be exploring Richmond castle. We will be investigating the castle’s history using a timeline and we will try to discover trends and patterns overtime as well as linking it to the castles we have looked at so far. We will look at different types of sources with information about Richmond castle and we will write about two of their historical significance making links to changes overtime.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


22 November 2021

In school:

This week we will be starting a new unit about non-fiction writing. We will be exploring cohesion, which is about how the structure and content of a sentence or text is linked together to create meaning. We will first learn more about cohesion, then add it in to an existing test and finally we will create our own writing with a focus on cohesion, evaluating how successful we have been.

For Maths this week we will be continuing our unit on multiplication and division. We will be learning about square numbers, cube numbers, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 and how to multiply and divide with multiples of 10, 100 and 1000.

This half term we will be starting our history portion of our Regal Rulers topic, looking closely at different castles in the UK. This week we will be exploring Richmond castle. We will be investigating the castle’s history using a timeline and we will try to discover trends and patterns overtime as well as linking it to the castles we have looked at so far. We will look at different types of sources with information about Richmond castle and we will write about two of their historical significances, making links to changes overtime.


At home:

Maths:
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Y5-HL-Autumn-Block-4-Multiplication-and-division-1-2020.pdf

Comprehension:
Please complete pages 22 and 23, ‘Poems about knights’ in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (29.11.21).

Spellings:
The spelling we are focusing on this week are: exaggerate, excellent, existence and explanation.  

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


15 November 2021

In school:

This week we will be starting a new unit about non-fiction writing. We will be investigating when to use commas to avoid ambiguity or to improve the clarity of our sentences. We will also be using the Titanium music video as a stimulus to write a story opening, write a character description and a summary of the video’s content.

For Maths this week we will be starting a new unit on multiplication and division. We will be learning about multiples, factors, common factors and prime numbers.

This half term we will be starting our history portion of our Regal Rulers topic, looking closely at different castles in the UK. This week we will be exploring Hemsley castle. We will be investigating which Monarch’s built and made use of the castle as well as observing the contrasts and trends of its use overtime. The children will devise questions to try to understand the significance of events within Deal Castle’s past. We will try to answer those questions by looking at a range of sources but the children will have to consider the possible bias of the sources they are using.


At home:

Maths:
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Y5-HL-Autumn-Block-4-Multiplication-and-division-1-2020.pdf

Comprehension:
Please complete pages 20 and 21, ‘A Letter from E.B. White’ in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (22.11.21).

Spellings:
The spelling we are focusing on this week are: equip, equipped, equipment and especially.  

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


08 November 2021

In school:

This week we will be completing our unit about descriptive narrative writing looking at using precise detail to create meaning description and a clear atmosphere. We will be planning, writing and editing an invented piece of descriptive writing, trying to use as many of the features learnt as possible.

For Maths this week we will be continuing a unit on statistics. We will be reading and interpreting tables, using line graphs to solve problems, as well as investigating two way tables and timetables. We will also completing an end of unit test.

This half term we will be starting our history portion of our Regal Rulers topic, looking closely at different castles in the UK. This week we will be exploring Deal castle. We will be investigating which Monarch’s built and made use of the castle as well as observing the contrasts and trends of its use overtime. The children will devise questions to try to understand the significance of events within Deal Castle’s past. We will try to answer those questions by looking at a range of sources but the children will have to consider the possible bias of the sources they are using.


At home:

Maths:
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Y5-HL-Autumn-Block-3-Statistics-2020.pdf

Comprehension:
Please complete pages 18 and 19, ‘Tracking Basking Sharks’ in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (15.11.21).

Spellings:
The spelling we are focusing on this week are: dictionary, disastrous, embarrass and environment.  

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


01 November 2021

In school:

This week we will be continuing our unit about descriptive narrative writing looking at using precise detail to create meaning description and a clear atmosphere. We will be planning, writing and editing an innovated piece of descriptive writing, trying to use as many of the features learnt as possible.

For Maths this week we will be starting a unit on statistics. We will be reading, interpreting and answering questions on charts and line graphs. We will also be drawing our own line graphs.

During our topic session this week we will be finding royal residences around the world and we will create a tourist poster for Machu Picchu using all the geographical knowledge about the area.


At home:

Maths:
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Y5-HL-Autumn-Block-3-Statistics-2020.pdf

Comprehension:
Please complete pages 16 and 17, ‘From a Railway Carriage’ in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (08.11.21).

Spellings:
The spelling we are focusing on this week are: definite, determined, develop and desperate.  

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


18 October 2021

In school:

This week we will be continuing our unit about descriptive narrative writing looking specifically in to a style of description called show not tell. When we use show not tell, we describe the character’s emotions through the senses or the setting in order to create a particular atmosphere. For example, if I am trying to create a tense piece of writing, instead of saying ‘The boy was terrified.’ I might write ‘All the hair on the boy’s arms stood on end and a single bead of sweat dripped down his quaking spine.’ The idea is to show the reading how a character is feeling rather than telling them explicitly.

For Maths this week, we will be spending some time practising our times tables. We need to know all our multiplication facts from 1- 12, really fluently in year 5 so we will be making sure we do. It would be extremely beneficial if the children practised the times tables they are not as confident in at home as much as possible. Their fluency in times tables will make most of the other maths units we are doing this year much easier to achieve.

During our topic session this week we will be taking part in our school Marvellous Middle tournament in our mixed age house groups. We will take part in different physical activities that may have been used in some of the times periods we have or will be studying this term.


At home:

Maths:
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Y5-HL-Autumn-Block-2-Addition-and-subtraction-2020.pdf

Comprehension:
Please complete pages 14 and 15, ‘Pompeii’ in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday in school (01.11.21).

Spellings:
The spelling we are focusing on this week are: convenience, correspond, criticise and curiosity.  

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


11 October 2021

In school:

This week we will be continuing our unit about descriptive narrative writing using Zelda Claw and the Rain Cat as our model text. We will identify features in the text and use the toolkit to improve the model text. We will also be recapping our understanding of commas and clauses (main, subordinate and relative). We will be creating a piece of descriptive writing from the Rain Cat’s perspective and editing it.

For Maths this week, we will be continuing our unit about addition and subtraction. We will learning about: subtraction of numbers over 4 digits with exchanges using column method; rounding to estimate and approximate; inverse operations (addition and subtraction); multi-step addition and subtraction problems.

During our topic session this week we will be plotting the royal residences on a map of the UK and then looking at royal residences around the world and why each location may have been chosen based on the human and physical features of the landscape. In Art we will be creating perspective drawing.


At home:

Maths:
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Y5-HL-Autumn-Block-2-Addition-and-subtraction-2020.pdf

Comprehension:
Please complete pages 12 and 13, ‘The Iron Man’ in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday (18.10.21).

Spellings:
The spelling we are focusing on this week are: competition, conscience, conscious and controversy.  

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


04 October 2021

In school:

This week we will be starting a new unit about descriptive narrative writing using Zelda Claw and the Rain Cat as our model text. We will learn this text orally, creating a text map, asking questions about the text and unpicking the vocabulary used in the text. We will also be recapping our understanding of full stops and commas as well as different sentence types (simple, compound and complex) and different clauses (main, subordinate and relative). We will be using our knowledge of the latter in short burst pieces of writing based on our model text.

For Maths this week, we will be starting a new unit about addition and subtraction. We will recapping addition and subtraction with 4 digit numbers and one or more exchange. We will also be learning about addition of numbers over 4 digits with exchanges using column method.

During our topic session this week we will be planning investigations to answer a question about materials that we would like to know the answer to, considering fair testing. In Art we will be using chalk, pastels, paints or collage to create a pop art picture of a royal person.


At home:

Maths:
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Y5-HL-Autumn-Block-2-Addition-and-subtraction-2020.pdf

Comprehension:
Please complete pages 10 and 11, ‘The Great Fire of London’ in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday (11.10.21).

Spellings:
The spelling we are focusing on this week are: cemetery, committee, communicate and community.  

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. You should have at least three reads. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it. If it doesn’t work, practise your timetables another way and get your parents to sign it off in your home/school diary.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


27 September 2021

Year 5 Preview Learning for the week beginning 27/09/21

In school:

This week we will be writing, editing and publishing our own recounts. Making sure that we are including all the grammar and punctuation we know so far and completing our work to year 5 expectations. We will also be writing a short descriptive from a picture stimulus.

For Maths this week, we will be continuing to learn about place value. We will recapping rounding, negative numbers and roman numerals. We will also be learning about how to solve problems involving place value.

During our topic session this week we will be learning about reversible and irreversible changes that can occur and fair testing. . In Art we will be learning to draw Henry VIII and looking at Tudor portraits.


At home:

Maths:
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Y5-HL-Autumn-Block-1-Place-value-2020.pdf

Comprehension:
Please complete pages 8 and 9 in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday (04.10.21).

Spellings:
The spelling we are focusing on this week are: awkward, bargain, bruise and category.  

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary and make sure your parents have signed it. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


20 September 2021

In school:

This week we will be recapping our knowledge of subordinate clauses, expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials and relative clauses. We will also be looking at help the reader to follow our writing by using cohesion techniques. We will be planning our own recount.

For Maths this week, we will be continuing to learn about place value. We will be rounding numbers to the nearest million, counting in 10s, 100s, 1,000s, 10,000s and 100,000s. We will comparing and ordering numbers to one million and learning about negative numbers and roman numerals.

During our topic session this week we investigating solutions. In Art we will be looking at royal portraits and we will try to create our own.


At home:

Maths:
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Y5-HL-Autumn-Block-1-Place-value-2020.pdf

Comprehension:
Please complete pages 6 and 7 in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday (27.09.21).

Spellings:
The spelling we are focusing on this week are: appreciate, attached, available and average.  

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary, write three comments about the book you are currently reading and make sure your parents have signed it. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


13 September 2021

In school:

This week we will be recapping our knowledge of simple, compound and complex sentences and relative clauses. We will also be looking at how to engage the reader by varying sentence types, sentences structures, adding description and interesting word choices. We will be writing our own recount based on the model text and the visitors we had last week.

In this week’s spelling we will be looking back at year 2, 3 and 4 words, checking our confidence with homophones and common exception words.

For Maths this week, we will be continuing to learn about place value. We will be rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000 or 10,000. We will comparing and ordering numbers to 100,000 and making sure that we understand numbers from 100,000 up to one million.

During our topic session this week we recapping changing states and investigating separating different mixtures and solutions. In Art we will be looking at royal portraits and we will try to create our own.


At home:

Maths:
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Y5-HL-Autumn-Block-1-Place-value-2020.pdf

Comprehension:
Please complete pages 4 and 5 in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday (20.09.21).

Spellings:
The spelling we are focusing on this week are: aggressive, amateur, ancient and apparent.  

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary, write three comments about the book you are currently reading and make sure your parents have signed it. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash and press hand in so I can see that you have completed it.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom


06 September 2021

Year 5 Preview Learning for the week beginning 06/09/21

In school:

This week we will be learning a recount text in English. We will recap our knowledge of word classes (nouns, verbs, adverbs, determiners etc.), simple and compound sentences. We will also learn about complex sentences and relative clauses.

In this week’s spelling we will be looking back at year 2, 3 and 4 words, checking our confidence with homophones and common exception words.

For Maths this week, we will be starting a unit on place value. We will be securing our understanding of numbers to 1,000 and rounding to the nearest 10 or 100. We will also be learning how to round to the nearest 1,000 and to understand numbers up to 10,000.

During our topic session this week we will be completing our Stunning Start and will take part in workshops with ‘Flying Colours Entertainment’. The workshops will explore medieval history from the Normans to the Tudors. As part of the class workshops the children will have the opportunity to be characters and explore life in medieval Britain. We will also have a visit from King Henry VIII. The actor playing Henry VIII works at Hampton Court and the Tower of London, and has also played Henry VIII in several TV documentaries about the Tudors.


At home:

Maths:
To help your learning in Maths please work through some of the pages in your Maths booklet that has been sent home. Here is a link to the online version: https://wrm-13b48.kxcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Y5-HL-Autumn-Block-1-Place-value-2020.pdf

Comprehension:
Please complete pages 2 and 3 in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday (13.09.21).

Spellings:
The spelling we are focusing on this week are: accommodate, accompany, according and achieve

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 5/6 word list each half term.

Remember:

  • Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary, write three comments about the book you are currently reading and make sure your parents have signed it. I will collect them in next Monday.
  • Don’t forget to complete the times table challenge I’ve set for you on Purple Mash.

 

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Thom