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South West Herts Schools Consortium Testing Information to Schools and Parents for Secondary Transfer 2021

Please find the information for Y5 parents about the South West Herts Schools Consortium Testing for Secondary Transfer 2021.

 

Please note the deadline for applying and the contact details for any questions you may have.

Learning Week Beginning 29th June 2020

 

Good morning Year 5

Hope you have all had a great week and been able to enjoy this fantastic weather.  Thank you sending all of your amazing work from home so that we can see the brilliant work you are doing.

 

We have lots of exciting work for you to complete again this week.

Daily English activities

Daily Maths activities

Home learning activities https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/home-learning/

Maths Whizz - a minimum of 4 progressions a week

 

It's that time of year to start thinking about Woodfest! 

 

Check out what activities you can try out :

https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/home-learning/

 

Have fun!

 

 

As both Miss Summers and Miss Bennett will be teaching in school every Thursday and Friday from this week moving forward. We do ask that you email by 12pm on Wednesday so that we can keep in contact with you all and see your amazing work!  

 

Don't forget that come and collect your things from school.  Parents can come in and collect your child's belongings at these allocated times:

 

5 Obama Wednesday 1st July 1pm - 3pm

5 Parks   Wednesday 8th July 1pm - 3pm

 

If you have any questions, please email us and we'll be happy to help.

We hope you have a great week and we look forward to hearing from you.

Keep safe everyone.

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 22nd June

 

Good morning Year 5

We hope you have had a fantastic weekend.  Thank you so much for continuing to email us all your hard work at home.

 

We have lots of activities for you to complete this week including:

Daily English Activities

Daily Maths Activities

-Life skills activities https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/home-learning/

-Home learning activities https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/home-learning/

Maths Whizz - a minimum of 4 progressions a week

 

Summerswood Got Talent

Do we have any talented children out there in Year 5?  

If yes why not enter the Summerswood Got Talent competition?

You can film yourself performing a joke, playing a musical instrument or showing us your hidden talents.

 

Please send all video entries to nightingale@summerswood.herts.sch.uk

Good Luck!!

 

 

As both Miss Summers and Miss Bennett will be teaching in school every Thursday and Friday from this week moving forward. We do ask that you email by 12pm on Wednesday so that we can keep in contact with you all and see your amazing work!  

 

If you have any questions, please email us and we'll be happy to help.

We hope you have a great week and we look forward to hearing from you.

Keep safe everyone.

 

 

 

Links to useful videos to help learning

- Adding and Subtracting decimals (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0heWxHeRbkY)

 

Below we have added some resources to help the children with some of the tasks they need to complete this week.

Learning Week Beginning 15th June: 

 

Good morning! 

We hope you had a lovely weekend.

Thank you to for emailing us your work and showing us what you have been doing at home. 

 

This weeks whole school focus is 'Poetry' which has been planned by Miss McLaughlin and Mrs Young. We are looking forward to seeing your great work!

 

There are lots of activities for you to complete during the week including:

-Daily English activities

-Daily Maths activities

-Daily theme week activities (Poetry) https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/poetry-wc-15th-june-2020/

-Life skills activities https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/home-learning/

-Home learning activities https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/home-learning/

-Maths Whizz – a minimum of 4 progressions a week

-Nessy

 

As both myself and Miss Bennett will be teaching in school every Thursday and Friday from this week moving forward. We do ask that you email by 12pm on Wednesday so that we can keep in contact with you all and see your amazing work!  

 

If you have any questions, please email us and we'll be happy to help.

We hope you have a great week and we look forward to hearing from you.

Keep safe everyone.

 

Links to useful video to help learning: 

-Fractions as decimals (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jcW-ZgpRbM)

-Rounding Decimals (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJIBA2L_ihE

 

Below are some resources to help the children with some of the tasks this week. If the maths seems tricky to them, I have attached an extra activity sheet, guidance sheets and a video of myself explaining how they can change decimal numbers into fractions using the place value. 

Miss Summers explains how to turn decimal numbers into fractions

Still image for this video

Learning Week Beginning 8th June: 

 

Good morning! 

We hope you had a lovely weekend.

Thank you to for emailing us your work and showing us what you have been doing at home. 

 

This weeks whole school focus is 'English' which has been planned by Miss McLaughlin and Mrs Young. We are looking forward to seeing your great work!

 

There are lots of activities for you to complete during the week including:

-Daily English activities

-Daily maths activities

-Daily theme week activities (English) https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/english-wc-8th-june-2020/ 

-Life skills activities https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/home-learning/

-Home learning activities https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/home-learning/

-Maths Whizz – a minimum of 4 progressions a week

-Nessy

 

As both myself and Miss Bennett will be teaching in school every Thursday and Friday from this week moving forward. We do ask that you email by 12pm on Wednesday so that we can keep in contact with you all and see your amazing work!  

 

If you have any questions, please email us and we'll be happy to help.

We hope you have a great week and we look forward to hearing from you.

Keep safe everyone.

Links to useful video to help learning: 

 

- Multiplying fractions (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8LVDxQB_LQ

- Multiplying fraction with simplifying (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbAaKAR5ErM

- Synonyms (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFFW9zKJ5os)

- Antonyms (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEFqdj41kEQ)

- Multiplying mixed number fractions (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcetv-5QDww)

- Semi-Colons (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zshfdxs

 

Learning Week Beginning 1st June:

We hope you had an enjoyable half-term week, while enjoying the sunshine. 

 

There are lots of activities for you to complete during the week, which includes:

-Daily English activities (Please see below)

-Daily maths activities (Please see below)

-Daily theme week activities (PSHE - https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/pshe-wc-1st-june-2020/)

-Life skills activities (https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/home-learning/)

-Home learning activities (https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/home-learning/)

-Maths Whizz – a minimum of 4 progressions a week

- Nessy 

 

Please remember to email us during the week so we know that everything is ok. If we have not heard from you by the end of the day on a Thursday, we will make contact with you on the Friday. Also If you have any questions, please email us and we'll be happy to help.

 

We hope you have a great week and we look forward to hearing from you.

Keep safe everyone.

 

Miss Summers and Miss Bennett

Links to support learning:

 

- English (Parenthesis) this is a link to a video the children have already seen in class, when learning about parenthesis. This should help to recap before completing the work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZJbRaA3LUI

 

- Maths (Multi-step problems) This link will take you to the BBC Bitesize website, where there is a slide show on how to use RUCSAC to help solve problems. The children should use each step to work through and find the answer. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z429kmn

Home Learning Week Beginning 25th May:

 

As this is half term week there will not be any maths or English challenges. However there will still be the home learning challenges for you to complete if you would like to. The link is https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/science-wc-25th-may-2020-may-/ . 

 

We hope you have a nice relaxing week at home and look forward to catching up with you all from the 1st June. 

 

Miss Summers and Miss Bennett 

   

 

       

Home Learning for the week beginning 18th May:

 

Well done to you all for continuing to share all your hard work with us and staying in touch each week. We  hope you are all well and ready for the new week ahead.

 

We will continue to put the daily activities on this page, but you also have the challenges on the home learning part of the website (https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/home-learning/)

 

We hope you have all had an opportunity to use the Nessy Programme to support home learning with English. If you have not had a chance to look yet, then please make sure you access the email  you received from school about how you child can login and begin using this programme. 

 

This week we really want to encourage you to take part in the Spirited Arts competition on the Home Learning page.  We will choose 3 pictures from each class at the end of the week. Don't forget to include your explanation about your picture.  So get drawing and painting!

 

 

Maths

Please remember you should be making at least 4 progressions  on Maths Whizz and spending at least 45 minutes in tutor mode each week. We have been doing really well so far, but we are not top of the school yet, lets keep going!

                                                        

 

This week we are going to look at Roman numerals. Before you have a go at the activities below please look at the PowerPoint that Recaps previous learning you have done on Roman numerals.

English

This week we would like you to practice your skills with fronted adverbials. This is something you have been using in your writing since for a while. It can be tricky sometime to remember where the comma should be placed, but this practice should help you with that. Please see the video, which is linked below, before you complete any of the activities:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCpJXDy0tb8

We hope you were able to make use of the spelling and grammar mats last week.  We have added some writing mats below to help support your writing activities. We would like you to practice your extended writing skills.  Remember to include the words from the spelling lists to make it a piece of exciting writing.

Creative Writing Activity

Writing Mats

Home Learning for the week beginning 11th May:

 

Hello to you all and hope you are all safe and well and ready for another week. 

We will continue to put the daily activities on this page, but you also have the challenges on the home learning part of the website (https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/home-learning/) and a minimum of 4 progressions on Maths Whizz to complete.

Please also do use the Nessy Programme to help your children continue learning with English. You should have received and email from school about how you child can login and begin using this programme. 

 

Maths

This Link will take you to a series of video lessons on for each day and there are the activity links next to the video to complete afterwards. Please make sure you have completed week 1 before you do 2 or 3. 

If you have siblings in other year groups, there are the links to the other years down the right side of the web page. 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

It is great to see some of the work from some of you who have begun to access these lessons. 

 

English 

Below are Spelling and Grammar Mats that the children can complete, Apostrophe work and a writing task. There are different grammar techniques included. If the children are unsure you can follow this link https://www.theschoolrun.com/english  and search for what they are stuck on and it can help to show them. 

 

I would like you to write a story based on the image below. Think carefully about: 

- what characters you will include 

- can you include parenthesis 

- how you will include figurative language throughout (alliteration, onomatopoeia, simile, metaphor ect.)

- can you include relative clauses in your writing 

- what speech will be included 

 

 

Science/Art 

As our topic this half term is space. I would like us to look at an artist called Peter Thorpe who has created space themed pieces of abstract art. I would then like you to create your own piece of abstract space art in the style of Peter Thorpe's work.

Home Learning for the week beginning 4th May:

Good morning,

We hope you are all ok and had a nice weekend.

We will continue to put the daily activities on this page, but you also have the challenges on the home learning part of the website (https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/home-learning/) and a minimum of 4 progressions on Maths Whizz to complete.

 

Maths 

This Link will take you to a series of video lessons on for each day and there are the activity links next to the video to complete afterwards. Please make sure you have completed week 1 before you do 2 or 3. 

If you have siblings in other year groups, there are the links to the other years down the right side of the web page. 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

It is great to see some of the work from some of you who have begun to access these lessons. 

 

English

Below are Spelling and Grammar Mats that the children can complete each day. There are different grammar techniques included. If the children are unsure you can follow this link https://www.theschoolrun.com/english  and search for what they are stuck on and it can help to show them. 

 

Science 

Our Science topic this term was Space. This week I would like you to look into an area of space that you are interested in. Below is a link to the NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Kids Website. On this website you will fine questions to answer, informative game to complete and craft ideas to carry out with the new information you have learnt. 

 

https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/play/ 

 

Please choose from one of the topics across the top of the web page as show below.

 

 

Please watch this video about the earths Solar System: 

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/tg2-a-01-movement-of-the-planets-in-our-solar-system-animation 

Can you create and informative piece of writing about the Solar System? 

 

Week beginning 27th April

 

We hope you have been keeping yourself busy this week and had fun celebrating St George's Day as we did. It was good to see the work some of you had produced and your stories.

We want to make sure that you keep up with all aspects of your Maths and English and we're sure some of you have finished your reading books. Reading is so important so just in case you have run out we have found websites you can use to download free books.

 

http://www.loyalbooks.com/ 

https://www.storynory.com/archives/

https://storyweaver.org.in/

 

Maths Whizz

We can see once again that some of you have been working very hard working on Maths Whizz it's so important to keep your skills up.  Make sure you complete at least 4 levels on Maths Whizz each week. 

 

Mini Maths Lessons

Below is a link to the white rose maths home learning page. The link should take you straight to the year 5 week one sessions. There is a small video to watch and then an activity sheet you can open and complete. There is one for each day this week. It is practising decimals and fractions this week which is what we have covered previously in school. Please do email if you would like any support with this. 

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

We are looking forward to speaking with you all - as Ms Kneller's message.

Stay safe and keep working hard.

Grammar Practice

Week beginning 20th April

 

Happy St George's Day everyone!

 

I hope you are all well and have been able to a fun Easter break with your family. It has been such lovely weather so I hope you have been able to get your daily walks in as part of a exercise routine and take in the views of all the lovely flowers beginning to bloom.

 

I know that this is a strange time for everyone but we need to keep ourselves safe and well during this time. Make sure you follow the school facebook page daily as there are lots of exciting activites and challenges that you can join in with. 

 

Keep up the good work with Maths Whizz I can see that both classes are doing really well.  Let's see if we can make even more levels of progress and be top of the table.

 

Keep well everyone and we will hopefully be together soon

 

Stay safe

Miss Bennett

 

 

Week Beginning 6th April: 

 

Maths Whizz - Both classes are showing good use of Maths Whizz and a lot of children are making good progressions. Please Keep this up and we can continue to climb the rankings across the whole school

 

Useful links for the children to use:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers   (Maths/English)

 

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities.html  (Science) 

Maths and English Challenges

Maths and English Challenges 1
Maths and English Challenges 2
Maths and English Challenges 3
Maths and English Challenges 4
Maths and English Challenges 5
Maths and English Challenges 6

Please do feel free to email us with any work or any questions about how to support your child with learning at home. 

I hope you are all safe and well at home and look forward to seeing you back in school in the future. 

 

Miss Summers 

Maths Challenge 27.03.2020 (Word Problems)

Maths Challenge 27.03.2020 (Word Problems) 1
Maths Challenge 27.03.2020 (Word Problems) 2
Maths Challenge 27.03.2020 (Word Problems) 3

HOME LEARNING 

 

Hi All, 

 

Hope you are all well and keeping safe. Please do check this page over the coming weeks for updated links to useful websites and challenges for the children to complete. Please also email any work completed by the children that they would like to share. 

 

You currently have home learning grids for maths, English and other subjects to be working through, but we will also post some challenges for the children to have a go at. 

 

Also please do remember to use Maths Whizz and make those 4 progressions a week. 

Please remind your children of the kit required for their PE lessons - see list below:

 

  • White PE t-shirt
  • Navy blue, black or grey jogging bottoms (outdoor PE)
  • Plain navy blue, black shorts (indoor PE)
  • Socks. Please note tights are not allowed so if your child is wearing tights in school they must have a different pair of socks for PE
  • Trainers – Please ensure these are different from school shoes

 

Many Thanks,

 

Year 5 Teaching Team

Statutory spellings for Years 5 & 6

Year 5 Spring 2 Homework

Year 6(5) PGL letter October 2020

Year 5 Homework Grid - Spring 1

Learning Week Beginning 9th March: 

 

This week in English we have begun a new book called 'Boy in the Tower' by Polly Ho-Yen. We have read the first 14 chapters this week and have analysed the characters and the suspense/mystery that the author creates. We have made our own predictions and have also been considering the characters inner thoughts and emotions. We have been expected to use modal verbs and adverbials within our writing this week. 

 

In Maths this week we have continued looking at area and how we use multiplication to find the answers. We carefully made sure to include the right units of measure and showing the area as m, cm, mm squared (2). We have also looked at finding area when there is an unknown measurement. Then we moved onto Volume. We have recapped finding the square of a number, before moving on to find the cube of a number. We will continue our work on volume next week. 

 

In topic we have continued looking into the Vikings. This week we have focused on there armour and weapons they used. We then had a go at designing our own helmets in the style of the Vikings and included typical Viking patterns to decorate the helmets. 

 

We have a workshop happening in school next week on the 18th March. The cost per child is £7.50, which can be paid via the gateway or directly to the office. Thank you in advance for your support. 

Learning Week Beginning 2nd March: 

 

In English this week we have taken a book called Dreams of Freedom by Amnesty International. The idea behind the book is to look at the different types of freedom we should have. To do this the book uses quotes from prominent figures who have fought for freedom or human rights e.g. Nelson Mandela and Anne Frank. Over the week we focused on different pages and discussed the meaning. we wrote a letter, a recount, political speech and inserted ourselves into an image in the book and decided what we would say. 

 

In maths this week, we looked at converting units of measure into to smaller and larger amounts. We looked at changing minutes into hours, days and weeks.  We also looked at using standard units of measure such as kilometres, metres, centimetres and litres. Towards the end of this week we have changed topics to area and we have been estimating the size of real life objects.

 

For world book day, we read with a class lower down in the school and they read to us. We paraded our outfits to the other year groups and where able to see their outfits. We also looked at Freedom of life and liberty and wrote a short story to image what would happen in the artwork on that page in the book. 

Learning Week Beginning 28th February:

 

In English this week we started our new focus. We have been looking at suspense and mystery and have used the book called 'The Watertower' by Gary Crew. Throughout the week we focused on understanding the how the author created mystery and suspension, while looking at how we felt as readers as we read through the book page by page. 

 

In maths this week we finished working on our fractional word problems and moved on to looking at converting measurements. We recapped what we had learnt in year 4 about km, m, cm, kg, g, l and ml. We then looked at how we can represent them as fractions and decimal numbers. We have practised using our knowledge of multiply 10, 100 and 1000 to be able to convert measurements in worded problems. 

 

Our new topic focus is the vikings and this week we looked into their timeline and discussed important events in the Viking period. We also discussed how the Anglo-Saxons and vikings encountered each other during their time in Britain. 

 

 

Learning Week Beginning 10th February: 

 

In English this week we have continued to look at the book Dragonology. We used the information from the book to create our own page using dragons we made.  We used descriptive sentences and made sure we used the different features such as prominent features about the dragon as well as information about their lair, size and forms of hunting for food.  We have been able to collate the pages and will be making our own class book! 

 

In Maths this week we have been working on multiplying fractions by a variety of whole numbers as well as using our preferred method of working them out.  We started by multiplying  mixed numbers that we regrouped  as well as converting mixed numbers to improper fractions before multiplying.    To help work out our answers we looked at a variety of models that could help us do that.  .

 

In topic this week we looked at the Anglo-Saxon Kings and carried out a role play about this.   We will be continuing to look at Anglo Saxons as well as the Vikings as part of Invaders and Settlers in History. 

 

 

Learning Week beginning 3rd February

 

In English this week we focused on sentence structures such as relative clauses, parenthesis, adverbials and relative pronouns.  This was carried out as part of the text we are reading, Dragonology.  We looked at using descriptive language to describe the dragons and used prepositions to help set the scene where they lived.

 

In Maths we looked at different forms of problems solving and looked at different creating different models to help with this.  We then went on to look at interpreting Statistical information using charts and diagrams and answered questions about them.

 

 

In Topic we looked at Anglo Saxons Religion and the Gods and Goddesses they worshiped.

Learning Week Beginning 27th January:

 

In Maths this week we have been comparing different fractions and have been adding and subtracting improper fractions and mixed numbers. We have continued to use visual representations to show finding a common denominator.  We then used them to either add or subtract to find the answer.  We used a

these to help us prove our answers towards the end of the week.

 

In English this week we started a new book in class, Dragonology. We begun by immersing ourselves into the next text and listened to music to set the atmosphere.  We then wrote a diary entry in the role of Ernest Drake, the amazing dragonologist. We also had a chance to create a newsreader script about a dragon sighting. Then we had a go at labelling a dragon with our own creative sentences that included relative clauses.  

 

 

Learning Week Beginning 13th January:

 

In English this week we have continued to look at the book Arthur: The Seeing Stone, by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Throughout the week we continued to develop our understanding of the character and considered his thoughts and reasons behind he actions. We have been learning about the use of parenthesis and how to add additional information about the subject into the sentence. 

E.g. The king has been shot with an arrow   

Was then changed into:

The king, how has fought many battles, has been shot with a deadly arrow. 

 

We also focused on improving our use of conjunctions within our writing to make them more varied. 

 

In maths this week we began looking at fractions and how to find equivalent fractions. We first practised recognising fractions and how to visually represent them. Then we began to use these representations to compare them and find out if they are equivalent to one another. Once we felt confident with this we began looking at how we can use our knowledge of times tables to multiply the numerator and denominator by the same number to create and equivalent fraction. Then we looked at how we can also use division by finding the multiples of a number and then dividing by that number. For example: 

 

As our topic is Anglo-Saxons this half term this week we focused on learning about Illuminated letters and had a go at creating our own during our art lesson. This is in preparation to use when creating a piece of writing next week in English. 

Learning Week Beginning 6th January

 

In English this week we began a new book called Arthur: The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland. We immersed ourselves in the first few chapters of the book to develop our understanding of the main character and the time period the book is set in. We wrote diary entries as Arthur and a letter to Squire School to persuade them to let Arthur join. 

 

In maths this week we began focusing on division. We began by using the dienes to share out the values and find the answer to our division sums. To do this we had to exchange the values to divide equally. E.g 5 hundred would not share into 4 equal groups and we were left with 1 hundred, which we exchanged for ten 10-sticks. Once we felt secure with this we moved onto the formal written methods of division, which required us to understand how to share equally and what to do with any remainders. 

 

Our new topic is Anglo-Saxons and this week be began to learn about who they are and where they came from before settling in England during the middle ages. We looked at a typical Anglo-Saxon village and the different roles people carried out. For example, the women would cook and weave.

 

Learning Week Beginning 19th December:

 

In Maths this week we began to look at the written methods we can use to find answers for larger multiplication sums. We looked at 4 different ways we can use written methods (which are shown below) and made sure we were comfortable with how to use them. 

 

 

In English this week we continued to prepare for our school elections on Friday (13th). We made sure our manifestos were ready to share with the rest of the school. We made propaganda poster that will be shown to the other classes and placed around school and we also recorded our speeches to play over the tannoy for everyone to hear before they vote. 

Learning Week beginning 2nd December:

 

In maths this week we have continued to use our place value knowledge to add and subtract. We started the week by using our column addition knowledge and working out sums with larger numbers (up to millions) and numbers with 3 decimal places. This meant we carefully had to line up the numbers to find the correct value. We then moved onto column subtraction with the same size variation of numbers. Once we felt confident we used this method to problem solve with problems such as missing number problems. 

 

In English this week we began our preparation for election week next week. We have been given the task of developing our own political parties for our school to help improve different areas, such as play times, school trips etc. We began by learning about our government in the UK and how it is formed up by political parties and the manifestos they create. We then wrote our proposal for which political party we would like to be in and shared our speeches with the class. Once we were placed into the political parties we began to develop our ideas and manifestos ready to campaign next week. 

Learning Week Beginning 25th November

 

In Maths this week, we have been developing our mental skills further by regrouping for addition and subtraction.  This involved regrouping a number in order to solve a given sum.  We then looked at using bead strings to find the equal difference and equal sums. The purpose of the all the strategies we used this week were to make them easier solve mentally.

 

In English this week, we have been looking at information texts. We began by looking at the features of information texts and created our own success criteria to use. We then carried out research and collected our information in note form. With our notes we then developed sentences that used persuasive language. Once we had done this we created out own information text about Greece. 

 

Mini Police (5P)

 

We enjoyed our opportunity to go out and help stop people speeding outside our school. We measured the speed and then with support spoke to the drivers who were speeding. We then asked them questions about their speed and whether they were aware of the the dangers. 

 

Learning Week Beginning 21st October:

 

In maths this week we have been developing our mental strategies. We have explored the different ways we can break down a multiplication fact to help us find the answer mentally. Once we felt confident with this we moved on to looking at using known facts to help us find the answer. For example, to find 0.3 x 5 we used 3 x 5, because this sum is 10 times larger we knew we had to make the answer of this sum 10 times smaller. Finally, we looked at doubling and halving a multiplication sum. By doing this we found another sum that would give us the same answer. For example, 24 x 6 = 144. If I halved 24 to give me 12 and doubled 6 to give me 12, my new sum would be 12 x 12 = 144. 

 

In English this week we first used what we had learnt about Apartheid to write a diary entry. We recapped the features and then produced a piece of writing that explained what a day in South Africa during Apartheid could have been like. We then moved onto looking at a pass raid more in depth and produced some great poems, which explained a pass raid and included emotions. 

Learning Week Beginning 14th October:

 

During Maths this week we continued our work with prime numbers. We learnt about composite numbers ( a whole number that can be multiplied by other whole numbers, not just one and itself) and how we can make a composite number with its prime factors. For example:

 

In English this week we continued to write our narratives. Our focus was to write our story to include issues from apartheid. We used our word bank to include our topic words and we focused on using the best descriptive words we could. Once we had finished we chose a section of our story to edit and improve, checking that we had used punctuation in the correct place. 

Learning Week beginning 7th October: 

 

This week we have been continuing to read Journey to Jo'Burg. This week we focused on how the author describes a setting. We focused on the descriptive language used and the figurative language, such as metaphors, alliteration and onomatopoeia. We have written setting descriptions and then begun to plan a story of our own. On Friday, we then begun to write our own story based around the theme of Apartheid and our characters have to go o a journey. 

 

In maths, we have been learning about how to show factors of a multiple. we then used this method to begin finding prime and squared numbers. Once we felt confident with this we began to look at prime factors. 

 

This week we took part in a fantastic workshop! We took ourselves back 200 years and played our roles during the Crimean War. All children took part and were able to describe Mary Seacole's life and the events that shaped her life. 

Learning Week Beginning 30th September: 

During English, we have begun to look at a book called 'Journey to Jo'burg'. We looked at the characters and described in our own words how the author portrays them. We made sure to make our point, give evidence and explain. We developed our own questions that we could ask the characters and then had a go at answering them as if we were the character.

 

During Maths, We have been multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. We first did this with whole numbers and then moved onto decimal numbers. Once we all felt secure with this we moved onto our new topic which was multiples and factors. 

 

Learning Week Beginning 23rd September:

 

This week we have been focusing on decimal numbers and their value. We first began by recapping what we have learnt about tenths and hundredths in year. We then looked at thousandths and their value . Once we felt confident with this we moved on to comparing the number and looking at how we can sequence them. We then looked at how we can round decimal number to the nearest whole and nearest tenth. 

 

In English this week, we focused on Martin Luther King Jr. and his life story. We first focused on the time line of his life and how we could put it in chronological order. We then moved on to creating a newspaper article explaining the main points in his life. 

 

In science we have been looking at animals and their living things and have looked at how plants and mammals reproduce. In History, we have continued to learn about the Civil Rights movement and discussed how people were treated and may have felt. 

Learning Week Beginning 16th September:

 

This week we have been looking at negative numbers. We began by counting across zero to become more fluent when answering questions using mental strategies. Once we felt confident with this we moved onto answering difference problems. For example, 'On Monday the temperature was 2 degrees and on Tuesday the temperature was -3 degrees. What is the difference between the temperate on both days?' 

 

In English this week, we continued to use the story of Rosa Parks and prepared to write a Biography about her. Before writing our biographies we worked on some of our grammar skills, such as past tense and adverbial phrases. We discussed biographical features including sub-headings and writing in chronological order.

 

We have continued our science topic this week and continued to look at how plants reproduce in different ways. We then discussed the advantages and disadvantages of the reproduction process.

Learning Week Beginning 9th September:

 

We have all been settling well into Year 5 so far. In English this week, we have focused on a Non-fiction book about Rosa Parks. We learnt all about her life what events took place to make her a big name in history. We took part in role-play to put ourselves into a role and use empathy and emotions to consider how each person may have thought and felt. We then had to use our opinions and write a piece about how we would feel as a witness on the boat. 

 

In maths this week, we have been learning all about place value with larger numbers. We have looked at the value of each digit in a number (up to million). We then used this knowledge to begin ordering and comparing numbers. We then began to estimate on a number line using these large numbers and different scales. Then we began rounding the numbers using our place value knowledge. 

 

We would also like to thank those who attended meet the teacher. 

If you were unable to attend please see slides below. 

Meet the Teacher PowerPoint

Week beginning 3rd September:

 

It has been a great first week back in year 5, which has been filled with exciting activities and a pop art project. While getting to know our new teachers we have been learning about who are classes are named after and an artist called Roy Lichtenstein. All of us are settling into our classrooms well and are learning the new school rules. 

Why do you ask us at home what are three school rules are! 

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