Monet Class Letter

25.11.16

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

This week:

 

English

Year 5 wrote their newspaper report relating to the Floodlands natural disaster.

 

Maths

 

Monet revisited multiplication and division problems, moving up to 4 digit multiplication problems.

 

Science

Year 5 began their new science topic of Animals, including humans by discussing what they already knew and things they would like to discover throughout this topic.

 

Next week

 

English – Monet will be writing their final copy of the “Floodland” newspaper report and writing it up on a word/publisher document. Following this will be creating a diary entry from Zoe’s perspective.

 

Maths – Year 5 will be recognising and using square numbers and cube numbers, and the notation for squared (2) and cubed (3). They will also be multiplying and dividing whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.

 

History – Monet will be investigating the trade routes of the Viking Empire and how the links are still in force to this day.

 

Homework

 

English

Seeing as Monet will be writing a diary entry related to Zoe’s leaving of her parents on the boat, students are asked to read this section of the book (photocopies provided) and annotate instances of; dramatic and emotive language techniques throughout (eg. Adjectives/similes).

 

Due Date: Monday 28th November 2016

 

Maths

Students are to complete the Multiples & Factors worksheet

 

Due Date: Wednesday 30th November 2016

 

Science

Year 5 has begun the topic of Animals, Including Humans. As such, students are asked to complete the Food Chains worksheet and decipher the roles both animals and humans take on Planet Earth.

 

Due Date: Wednesday 30th November 2016

 

Guided Reading

 

Reading Group Book Pages to be read for homework
Hawks The Exiles 103-129
Magpies Stormbreaker 27-50
Crows Simone’s Diary 78-End of book
Eagles Rope and other stories 1-15
Falcons Born Lucky 5-14

 

Note: As discussed throughout the meeting with parents, it is highly advised children read a minimum of 20 minutes per day outside of class.

 

Spelling

 

Spellings will now be tested every Friday. Students will be expected to learn and study these words throughout the week.

 

Week 5

 

Group 1

 

  1. Dictionary
  2. Disastrous
  3. Disastrously
  4. Embarrass
  5. Embarrassment
  6. Environment
  7. Environmentally
  8. Equip
  9. Equipped
  10. Equipment

 

Group 2

 

  1. Board
  2. Bored
  3. By
  4. Buy
  5. Bye
  6. Flew
  7. Flu
  8. Flue
  9. Fair
  10. Fare

 

Times table test

 

Students are to learn the x12 times tables and will be tested in random order.

 

Notices

P.E / Swimming

 

Please ensure your child has the correct swimming kit (towel, swimming trunks and hat) for Monday’s lesson. If these are not brought to school, your child will not be allowed to swim and will instead stay at Weston Park Primary School for the afternoon instead of swimming.

 

 

Have a terrific weekend,

 

Callum