Friday 9th December 2022

Good morning Year 5! I’m sorry that we are all at home today and we are not getting to build our final frame structures in DT!.

If you would like to have a go at home, I would love to see your creations!

Spellings

Symbol

Mystery

pyramid

oxygen

symptom

physical

system

typical

crystal

Egypt

English

On Monday and Tuesday, we will be writing our final non-chronological reports on Ancient Egypt. This weekend, think about what subheadings you have planned. Research each area at home so that you have all the information you need on Monday.

Challenge: What do the following words mean?

Relative clause

Parenthesis

Fronted adverbials

Adverbial phrases for cohesion

Pronouns

Proper nouns

Challenge: When you complete your research, can you include an example of each word in your writing.

Maths

There is a TTRS competition set up between Cormorant and Puffin Class. Let’s see who will win!

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FRIYAY! 2ND DECEMBER 2022

Good evening everyone!

This week, the children have worked really hard across all subject!

We have had so many exciting lessons and opportunities this week with our Artist Zoom call!

The children all really enjoyed art this week, where they created a piece that was influenced by their chosen artists (Rebecca Burnets, Claude Monet and Adam Dix). Below are just a few amazing examples!

SPELLINGS

Please practise the below spellings:

Nuisance 

Neighbour 

Occupy 

Opportunity 

Parliament

Persuade 

Physical 

Prejudice

Profession 

Privilege 

As ever, thank you to all parents and children for their continued resilience in both supporting children at home and working so hard in school!

Have a well deserved and lovely weekend!

-The year 5 team

Artist zoom call

This term in Art, our topic has been ‘painting’. We looked at 3 painters with very different styles: Claude Monet, Rebecca Byrne and Adam Dix.

Today we had a Zoom call with artist Rebecca Byrne. She showed us her studio, her thinking chair, her sketchbook and some of her artworks. We were really impressed by how big some of her artworks were!

We prepared lots of interesting questions to ask her and spent the afternoon interviewing her and learning about her life.

History debate – Should Ancient Egyptian artefacts be returned to Egypt?

After all our learning this term, we had a class debate on whether Ancient Egyptian artefacts should be returned to Egypt.

The children used chromebooks and non-fiction books to research Ancient Egyptian artefacts. We then came up with reason for and against our debate question.

Finally we had a class debate and had a final vote! Some ideas were very interesting and persuading and the overall vote was very close!

Friday 18th November

MATHS

This week in Maths we have been working on using different methods of multiplication and division.

For multiplication we have been using the area models as well as the formal column multiplication.

In division, we have ben using partitioning and the bus stop method.

Below are some questions which you can print or copy to practice your Maths work at home:

TTRS Competition

Don’t forget Year 5 that there is a TTRS competition every Friday! Let’s see which class will win!

spellings

Shrivelled

Shrewd

Tutankhamun

hieroglyphics

tomb

impressive

treasures

symbol

temperature

system

English/History

Autumn 2 Week 2- Happy Friday

Whitgift

This week, both year 5 classes attended the Whitgift Primary Project at Whitgift School. Whilst there, they had the opportunity to use computers and learnt about coding a microchip and robot as well as create a stop motion animation! The children really enjoyed the science lesson, where they used Bunsen burners to observe what happens to different materials when heated. In P.E, all the children took part in football matches and enjoyed working as a team.

Below are a few pictures from Cormorant Classes trip

Spellings

Stifling

Blistering

Pampered

Accommodate

Accompany

According

Achieve

Aggressive

Amateur

Ancient

Homework

Reading diaries – Make sure you read and complete your reading diaries over the weekend for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, ready to be signed on Monday. 

Remember if you do not complete your reading diary or do not bring it in, you will receive first a yellow card and then a 10 minute detention.

Maths – TTRS competition! Puffin Vs Cormorant! Who will win?

Have a lovely weekend all!

Whitgift Trip

Puffin Class: Monday 7th November and Tuesday 8th November

Cormorant Class: Wednesday 9th November and Friday 11th November

Things to remember:

Full school uniform
Packed lunch
Water bottles
Rain coat

As the weather forecast is set to rain, it is essential that all children wear rain coats and sensible footwear. Depending on the weather, it may be a good idea to wear wellies and bring a spare change of shoes in bags. After we get off the bus there is a short walk to Whitgift School, so children will need to be prepared!

HOMEWORK: SUMMER 2 WEEK 5

This week’s Spellings are (to be learnt and tested at the end of the week – Summer 2 Week 5).

Criticise

Embarrass

Apparent

Leisure

Harass

Opportunity

Existence

Disastrous

Controversy

Occupy

Literacy task SUMMER 2 WEEK 5

Ancient Olympics Comprehension

As we get closer to Sports Day, and given our ‘topic’ of the Ancient Greeks, we thought it a good idea to create a fact file about your chosen Ancient Olympic Event. (Hint Hint, it may be useful if you could get this done before Wednesday’s history lesson)!

Try these websites:

https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-olympics.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z87tn39/articles/z36j7ty

Sketch a picture of your chosen event in the box provided!

MATHS HOMEWORK SUMMER 2 WEEK 5

Estimating Volume

As you know, in Maths this week we have been learning about volume. Volume is the measurement of the space inside a 3-D shape . We can use cubes to measure the volume inside shapes. To calculate the volume of cuboids we can use the formula length x width x height to find out how many cube units fit into it.

Happy Friday!

Well done everyone for having such a good first week back at school.

ART

We had a great afternoon learning about some fantastic artists ready for our new topic on painting.

Spellings

Eerie

Imposing

Secluded

Pharaoh

Tomb

Pyramid

Awkward

Determined

Confident

Embarrass

Homework

Reading diaries – Make sure you read and complete your reading diaries over the weekend for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, ready to be signed on Monday.

Remember if you do not complete your reading diary or do not bring it in, you will receive first a yellow card and then a 10 minute detention.

Maths – TTRS competition! Puffin Vs Cormorant! Who will win?

English – Listen to the parentheses song.

Challenge: Can you write a paragraph/letter/story with 10 sentences using parentheses in each sentence!

Friday October 14th

Happy Friday!

The end of the term is very near! And a well deserved break is within our reach..

Today in ART, the children created their own perspective masterpieces! The final products are amazing.

Here are some examples:

SPELLINGS

This weeks spellings, which will need to be written into your diaries are:

Experiment 

Forwards 

Heard 

Heart 

History 

Library 

Pressure 

Remember 

Early 

Earth 

Finally, have a lovely weekend all.. Your hard work and resilience are very much noticed by the year 5 team so well done!

-The Year 5 Team

Friday 7th October

Maths – This week we have been working on using the column method for addition and subtraction.

For your homework this week complete the following questions:

English – This week we have been learning lots of skills to help us with our biography writing.

Homework:

Research your chosen famous figure for your biography. 

Make sure you know: 

When were they are born?

What are they famous for?

What’s their family like?

Where did they go to school/university?

Any other important information.

Spellings – Words with the spelling rule: -cious -tious

Luscious

Anxious

Spacious

Delicious

Precious

Cautious

Suspicious

Infectious

Nutritious

Gracious

Reading diaries

Fiction – Who is the main character in your book? What descriptive language has been used to describe them? How do you think the story will develop next?

Non – fiction – What is your book about? What are the different chapters about? Is there a glossary? What new words have you learnt?

Week 4

Happy Friday Year 5! 

The children have shown real resilience throughout what has been a challenging week of learning, how amazing! 

P.E: The children were learning to attack and defend in rugby.

Art: The children were exploring different types of perspective art, taking photo’s and sketching their own!

Homework challenge: Take your own perspective photograph of somewhere really interesting! (You can use it to sketch in our final art lesson!)

English Homework 

This week, the children have been given two tasks to complete on the provided resources. 

The children have been reading all about the Ancient Egyptians during our reading lessons over the last few weeks, they can use this information for their homework this week. 

Howard Carter was the archaeologist who discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb! Feel free to research more about him to help you with your chosen writing! 

Maths Homework

This week, the children have been building on their knowledge of addition and subtraction using a range of strategies. Below are the two short tasks that the children have been set and provided with. 

Spellings

Caught 

Century 

Certain 

Circle 

Complete 

Different

Decide 

Describe 

Difficult 

Disappear

A Few Reminders…

As we all know, the weather is changing and becoming a lot colder/wetter! Please can we ensure that all children have a waterproof coat and a water bottle every day.

Please encourage the children to bring their Reading Diaries in every day.

Homework must be completed and brought back into school by the following Friday.

E.g Homework was given out today (30/9/22) this must be brought back in by next Friday (7/10/22). Failing to complete homework will result in a yellow card/10 minute detention every time after.

Finally, well done this week to each and every one of you! Have a safe and restful weekend!

-The Year 5 Team