Homework Autumn 2 Week 7

Autumn 2 Week 7 – due in Wednesday 3rd January 2018

 

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Homework from now on will focus on reading, spelling and times tables.

Reading: You should be reading every day. Remember your comment can relate to one of the questions below:

  • What do you predict will happen next?
  • What do you like about the language used and why?
  • Who is your favourite character and why do you like them?
  • How does the text make you feel? Why?
  • Who would you recommend the book to and why?
  • What examples of figurative language can you find?
  • What do you notice about the sentence structures used?
  • What atmosphere does the author create and why?
  • What do you notice about the vocabulary?  Any new words you have learned?
  • Can you write a definition?

You need to complete the final two comments in your reading diary for this week.

  • There is also space to record your reading over the holidays. Please ensure you fill this in each day during the break!

Spellings:  Please remember you need to practise the spellings we have been learning this week. You must practise these spellings in your reading diary in the look, cover, write and check section. Please use this (Week beginning 4th January) to help you remember your spellings.

inconsiderate          impatient

Illegible                     inability

impossible               immature

inactive                    illegal

imperfect                incorrect

*There are also extra: look, cover, write, check sections – either practise the above spellings more often or choose words that you are unsure of and try to learn these.

 

Mental Maths:

Underneath the look, cover, write section, there is a mental math box. For homework this week we would like you focus on a specific times table.

You can use your homework book to complete additional spelling and mental math practise in, but this does not need to be returned to school.

 

Have a good break!

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Winter Warblers Reminder!

The ‘Winer Warblers’ concert is today!

The pupils will be singing a medley of festive and popular music. It is an extravaganza you will not want to miss!

It will be held today at 2:30pm!

The performance will be held in the downstairs hall!

Parents and carers please arrive no earlier than 2:20pm and enter through the school office!

Just bring your ears, tissues and singing voices!

Treat Day!

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Puffin, Heron and Cormorant class have successfully filled their marble jar, and will be having a treat afternoon on Wednesday 13th December 2017.

For the treat they have decided to:

  • Come in own clothes!
  • Bring a DVD which the class can vote on to watch – please ensure it is of ‘U’ certificate.
  • Bring board games
  • Bring electronics as long as it doesn’t use 3G or 4G connections

Please note that anything brought into school will be the responsibility of the pupil who has brought it in and please could it be clearly labelled!

Well done Puffins on working together to fill your jar!

Homework Autumn 2 Week 6

Autumn 2 Week 6 – due in Wednesday 13th December 2017

 

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Homework from now on will focus on reading, spelling and times tables.

Reading: You should be reading every day. Remember your comment can relate to one of the questions below:

  • What do you predict will happen next?
  • What do you like about the language used and why?
  • Who is your favourite character and why do you like them?
  • How does the text make you feel? Why?
  • Who would you recommend the book to and why?
  • What examples of figurative language can you find?
  • What do you notice about the sentence structures used?
  • What atmosphere does the author create and why?
  • What do you notice about the vocabulary?  Any new words you have learned?
  • Can you write a definition?

You need to complete the final two comments in your reading diary for this week.

Spellings:  Please remember you need to practise the spellings we have been learning this week. You must practise these spellings in your reading diary in the look, cover, write and check section. Please use this (Week beginning 4th December) to help you remember your spellings.

 

Competition              Communicate

Disastrous                  Desperate

Aggressive                  Excellent

Soldiers                       Environment

lightning                      Equipment

Mental Maths:

Underneath the look, cover, write section, there is a mental math box. For homework this week we would like you focus on a specific times table or you could draw and label mixed and improper fractions and explain your understanding of how to convert these.

You can use your homework book to complete additional spelling and mental math practise in, but this does not need to be returned to school.

Winter Warblers!

 

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Year 5 cordially invite you to a ‘Winer Warblers’ concert! The pupils will be singing a medley of festive and popular music. It is an extravaganza you will not want to miss!

It will be held on Friday 15th December at 2:30pm.

The performance will be held in the downstairs hall!

Parents and carers please arrive no earlier than 2:20pm and enter through the school office!

Just bring your ears, tissues and singing voices!

 

 

Homework Autumn 2 Week 5

Autumn 2 Week 5 – due in Wednesday 6th December 2017

 

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Homework from now on will focus on reading, spelling and times tables.

Reading: You should be reading every day. Remember your comment can relate to one of the questions below:

  • What do you predict will happen next?
  • What do you like about the language used and why?
  • Who is your favourite character and why do you like them?
  • How does the text make you feel? Why?
  • Who would you recommend the book to and why?
  • What examples of figurative language can you find?
  • What do you notice about the sentence structures used?
  • What atmosphere does the author create and why?
  • What do you notice about the vocabulary?  Any new words you have learned?
  • Can you write a definition?

You need to complete the final two comments in your reading diary for this week.

Spellings:  Please remember you need to practise the spellings we have been learning this week. You must practise these spellings in your reading diary in the look, cover, write and check section. Please use this (Week beginning 27th November) to help you remember your spellings.

perpendicular        equilateral

isosceles                  scalene

quadrilateral          parallel

irregular                  polygons

symmetry                vertices

Mental Maths:

Underneath the look, cover, write section, there is a mental math box. For homework this week we would like you focus on a specific times table or you could demonstrate your knowledge of angles.

You can use your homework book to complete additional spelling and mental math practise in, but this does not need to be returned to school.

Getting to grips with balanced arguments

Today Year 5 were looking into balanced arguments. They had a go at writing one last week on one of two controversial subjects… ‘Should mobile phones be allowed in school?’ and ‘Should we wear school uniform?’ These topics evoked passionate debates from all sides!

Today we began exploring the features of balanced arguments in more detail in order to expand upon our previous efforts and write an improved piece in a few weeks time. We looked at two examples and searched for common features. We identified several, such as persuasive language and opposition conjunctions, then colour coded them. We finished by scanning our texts to find as many examples as possible and discussing why each feature had been used.

It has really prepared us for building up our own balanced arguments in the weeks ahead.

Shape Mapping

Year 5 have explored the changes that have happened to a shape! Initially, they were given an a shape and they had to identify the properties of the shape. They would then look at a second shape and discuss how this shape has changed from the original using the correct mathematical language. From this they would then look at a range of shapes and see, which shape has been changed in a similar way. By using mathematical opening statements it helped the children to explain the thought process and give clear mathematical reasons for the change.

 

How did using practical resources help you identify the change?

Shape Shifting!

In Year 5,  this week we are developing our knowledge of shape through practical exploration. The challenge was around folding a range of different sized rectangles and arranging them in a  variety of ways to investigate 2D shapes and their properties. They noticed how new shapes were made, as more shapes were added or noticed how shapes could be created by positioning one of the shapes in a different place. It helped to develop mathematical language and used a wide range of shape terminology.


What did you discover?

 

Dear Diary…

Year 5 have been building their knowledge on the elements that need to be included within a diary entry. They applied all the skills to write a dairy entry linked to their learning about volcanic eruptions! Year 5 imagined they were alive, when Mount Vesuvius erupted! They carefully thought about the vocabulary that could be used in order to describe the events and help the reader imagine the terrifying scenes that they would have witnessed. As great writers, they then edited and shared the dramatic writes!

 


What are you most proud of in your diary entry?