Friday, 3rdth February 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

Notices:

Next Tuesday February 7th is Safer Internet Day and we are taking the opportunity to continue our work with the children on how they can stay safe on line. It is essential that all children develop the skills to identify and avoid risk; they will either watch a presentation or have an assembly that will help them learn these skills. In class we will be following this up with a related activity. To help you support your child to stay safe, you can either access the  ‘Thinkuknow’ materials on the school website, under the parents and carers section, or access them through https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/​.

English:

We have been writing our diary entries as William, the main character from ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’. I have to say, some of the writing the children have produced is impressive, lots of feelings, emotions and terrific vocabulary used. 

Maths:

Year 5 has been looking at word problems this week, using multiplication and division. We have been discussing the importance of understanding ‘what we know for sure’ from the problem and what operation we need to solve it. 

Science:

We have explored what a healthy lifestyle means by sharing an ‘exploratory’ lesson with year 6. The children have all been incredibly engaged and recorded many findings and points for discussions, ready to write their ‘Spread The Healthy Word’ leaflets next week.

Homework:

Spellings:

Dependable

Comfortable

Understandable

Reasonable

Countable

Deliverable

Disagreeable

Suitable

Portable

Enjoyable

Your child might have a couple of extra spellings to practise, which I have picked directly from their work in class. Please make sure these are practised too. There is no need to hand in the spellings sheet, as the children won’t be able to practise them at home if they do so.

Maths:

Children have been given a sheet to recap their learning this week. A brief explanation of how we looked at the maths problems has been given above. The children are to solve them as they prefer, the two key things are noting down ‘everything the problem has told us’ and what mathematical operations need to be used to solve it.

Reading:

Children should have reached chapter 14 of ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’. Please read up to chapter 17.

Have a lovely weekend,

Irene