Hi Year 5s,
I am so excited to start this new year with a lovely bunch like you. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a relaxing break.
This half term, we will be analysing the wonderful text and the amazing characters from the classic ‘The Jungle Book’. We will look at descriptive writing and have an opportunity to write our own origin story.
We will explore more multiplication and division in Maths, properties of light in science and experiment with various shading techniques in Art. Last but not least, there will be swimming to look forward to every week.
Mrs Ahmed and I can’t wait to see you soon.
Preview Learning: Week commencing 30 January 2023
In English, year 5 will be writing their own origin story based on Kipling’s ‘Just So’ stories. I can’t wait to read their amazing stories.
Comprehension: Please complete pages 8 and 9 in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, next Monday (06.01.23).
Spellings: The spelling we are focusing on this week are: occur, opportunity, parliament and persuade. 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 completing the fraction unit. We will learn how to find the whole if a fraction is known, problem solve using fractions and move on decimals unit where we will look at equivalent fractions and decimals (tenths and hundredths), decimals up to 2 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 as well as their division facts. 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.
Here is a link to the online version
- 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 (title of book, pages read and day read). I will collect them in next Monday.
- The more you read the better your understanding will be and it will also improve your writing.
- Don’t forget to complete the Maths Frame Multiplication check 3 times, write your result in your home/school diary and make sure your parents sign it off.
Many thanks for your continued support,
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