Croeso i Blwyddyn 5!
Week beginning 21/02/19
Cornerstones: Our topic next half term with be Scream Machine. We will be using a lot of Science and DT skills. In the first week we are going to have our own mini fairground experience to get the pupils in the mood!
Science: We will be researching fairground rides and the way that they are designed, as well as looking at how forces act upon them.
Literacy: We will be starting the week by looking at calligrams. Pupils will be writing their own shape poems.
*It is really important that, as well as the work we do in school, the children read as much as possible at home, or are read to by someone else. This will help them to gain a greater understanding of how stories are structured and give them more experience of story plots.
Maths: The focus of the first week back will be adding and subtracting money. Pupils will be using their column addition and subtraction skills and applying them to practical problem solving using money.
Here are the learning objectives for the week:
*** To add and subtract totals up to and above £100 using correct notation
** To add and subtract totals less than £100 using correct notation
* To add and subtract totals less than £10 using correct notation
At the end of Autumn 2, we were focusing on converting fractions into decimals, with some of the children converting into percentages too. This is an area that requires a lot of revisiting, so remember to learn the below facts:
Fractions, decimals and percentages
1/4 = 0.25 (also 25%)
1/2 = 0.5 (also 50%)
3/4 = 0.75 (also 75%)
3/10 = 0.3 (also 30%)
8/10 = 0.8 (also 80%)
1/2 = 2/4 = 3/6 = 4/8 = 5/10
1/3 = 2/6 = 3/9 = 4/12
1/5 = 2/10 = 3/15 = 4/20
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