Half Term

Autumn 1 Week 7 – due in Monday 1st October 2017

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Over half term you will need to complete the activities in your reading diary.

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 and then read every day over half term and record this.

Spellings:  The children have chosen ten words they still do not feel confident in from this term. They have written these in the first column on  the spelling and mental maths practice underneath the ‘look’ section. They can then practise these words in the write and check sections for this week and the half term week.

 

 

Mental Maths:

Children are to use this section to practise times tables they do not feel confident in.

As there is no homework to be written in the homework books, we have kept them in school.

Have a wonderful half term!

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Bikeability Impact Study

 

 

 

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Year 5 and 6 have been asked to participate in an anonymous survey by Bikeability and Department for Transport, to find out about more about how children today use bikes.  This is so they can examine the impact of the scheme on pupils’ attitudes to cycling and safe cycling behaviour.

You will need to click on this link:

http://survey.sqw.co.uk/s/Bikeability_PupilSurvey/

and then enter your special code that your class teacher has given you.

 

 

Parachute Performance

Year 5 have been learning about forces. They have been planning and preparing an experiment to investigate air resistance. Parachutes were constructed out of plastic cups, string and bin bags. They were then dropped to see which of the parachute designs were most effective and discussed why.

 

What was the greatest challenge when making the parachutes?

Will our boats float?

In Science this term we have been exploring forces! After planning an investigation into buoyancy and upthrust earlier in the week, today it was time to make boats.

Heron class will be investigating which shape of boat most effectively balances the forces of gravity and upthrust and floats on water. In our groups, we used plasticine to make three different shaped boats, paying particular attention to varying the surface areas.

We have become quite skilled at planning fair tests, so made sure that we only altered one variable (the shape of our boats) whilst keeping the others the same. This way we will be able to ensure our results are reliable.

We can’t wait to put these on water next week and find out which shapes float best!

 

Homework Autumn 1 Week 6

Autumn 1 Week 6 – due in Wednesday 18th October 2017

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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?

Spellings: Please remember you need to practise the spellings we have been learning this week. You may have noticed that in your reading diary there is a look, cover, write and check section. Please use this (Week beginning 9th October) to help you remember your spellings.

Information                 Adoration

 Sensation                    Preparation

Education                    Location

 Exaggeration             Concentration

 Imagination               Organisation

Topic: This term we have been learning about Forces! For homework, we would like you to explain your knowledge on the different forces! Remember you can inform us about: air resistance, gravity, buoyancy, up thrust and water resistance! You can include images, make a poster or present your work in another creative way of your choice!

Remember you should only use two pages.

 

Heroes of the past and the future!

Over the last two days, year 5 have been learning about Black History Month in assemblies and workshops.

We learnt of the heroes that enabled everyone to have freedom and how one hero can make a change. By creating a  tableaux of each figure,  the children were able to explain the importance and significance of figures such as: Martin Luther King,  Rosa Parks, Mary Seacole, Nelson Mandela and many more.

 


What did you learn about a hero?

Parents’ and Carers’ Evening Booking System

NEW Parent’s Evening Booking Form!

Selsdon Primary School and Nursery

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Today we have unveiled the new Parents’ evening booking system! Within the next 24 hours you should receive a text and email containing a unique link. Follow this link, and enter the first name of your child as a security measure, and you will be able to book a parents evening slot with your children’s teachers for Tuesday 31st October or Wednesday 1st November. 

If you do not receive a link via text and email, it means that the school does not have the correct contact information for you. If this is the case, it is extremely important that you update your contact information as soon as possible, by returning the slip that your child was sent home with today (Tuesday 10th October).

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Sentence Satisfaction

Year 5 have been developing writing skills this week. They have focused on how they can make the opening of a narrative more engaging to the reader. They have previously generated vocabulary and learnt of the power vocabulary has on the reader.

 

In pairs, they then edited the sentences to create opening paragraphs to a narrative with great success!

What skills will you take forward to your next narrative write?