Croeso i Blwyddyn 5!
Week beginning 26/11/18
Cornerstones/Science: We had a great time last week using our Geography skills! We researched mini beasts, created fact files about them on Picollage and then used the HP Reveal augmented reality app to place the collages onto the countries where the mini beasts can be found. Have a look on our school Twitter page to see the work in action! Over the next couple of weeks we will be using our DT skills to plan and create a minibeast puppet using our sewing skills, we can't wait!
Literacy: We continued our cross curricular work in Literacy by creating a new Superbug and labeling its physical features, focusing on both the negative and the positive. We then used atlases to focus on climate and landscape and wrote about the habitat of our Superbug. Next week we will be using all this information to write a fantasy adventure all about the bug, looking at how we can open the story in a way that will engage the reader and then build up the action, finally ending with a satisfactory solution. We are going to include plenty of Alan Peat sentences (see the link below) to make the stories as descriptive as possible.
Miss Morris' group will be starting a new RWI book and will be learning to hold and write sentences and edit sentences for correct punctuation.
Maths: Last week we started our work on measuring. We used mm, cm, m, km, g, kg, ml and l in our work and converted measurements from small to big as well as using equipment to find the weight, length and capacity of other items. It can get a little confusing when converting measurements so any extra practice the children can do with this the better. These are the kinds of questions we are looking at:
5.7km = 5,700m
12.8kg = 12,800g
3.6cm = 36mm
5km 300m = 5,300m
16kg 450g = 16,450g
3cm 6mm = 36mm
We will be revisiting this work in a couple of weeks to make sure the children are secure in their knowledge.
This week we are using our reasoning skills to gather data and record it in different formats such as graphs and charts.
These are the skills:
***To represent data in frequency charts and grouped data graphs and extract and interpret information
**To represent data in tally charts and bar graphs (2s, 5s, 10s) and extract and interpret information
Important things to remember:
We have P.E. every Thursday afternoon. Pupils need to bring their P.E. kit with them. Blue or white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers.
We are often asked how parents can help their children at home. Here are some ideas for you:
* Pupils will have a homework menu each half term, with activities linked to their topic work. They can complete them as little or often as they like but should aim to complete all the tasks by the end of the half term.
* Basic addition and multiplication skills are at the heart of most of our maths work. Helping your child practise these skills will really help them to progress. There are many websites with worksheets you can print or games you can load. We suggest that 5 minutes a day on the Hit the Button website will have a positive impact on your child's learning. Please take a look (see the link below). If they have mastered Hit the Answer on a particular times table, move on to the Hit the Question. After that, have a go at division facts.
* Reading. Your child has an online account with their reading books (as well as some maths games). They need to read the books and answer the questions. This helps us to assess their comprehension skills, which are as important as their ability to read fluently. Listening to your child read means that you can pick up on their mistakes. Reading TO your child helps them to understand what good, fluent reading with expression sounds like.
Miss Lewis and Mrs Cobb