Monet Class Letter
Today (Friday 30th September 2016), at 2:30pm we have a meeting for parents in the classroom to go over the curriculum and other activities in year 5. I will include the main points in next week’s newsletter if you can’t make the session today.
Continuing on with their autobiographical studies, this week year 5 had the chance to write their own autobiographies which looked at four areas; birth, earliest childhood memories, hobbies and future plans/dreams. After reviewing their work, it is clear Monet have a great ability to write with interesting language skills!
Monet this week investigated, identified and drew 3D shapes from 2D representations including: cubes and other cuboids. Work was of a high standard and the class should be proud of their efforts.
Year 5 is highly interested in the historical study of the Viking civilisations. This week, using their ICT skills, in pairs students have created engaging PowerPoint presentations. Areas of Viking life that have been examined included: food, clothing and warfare to name a few. They are soon to be Viking experts!
English – Year 5 will be focusing on improving their autobiographical skills by focusing on a key moment in their life and trying to expand this story (much like Roald Dahl’s “Boy”) into more descriptive and engaging language.
Maths – Students will be multiplying and dividing numbers mentally, drawing upon known facts.
Science/ICT – We will be looking into an investigation in regards to air resistance to improve our knowledge of forces.
Topic – Following on from their Viking’s PowerPoint presentation, students will be presenting their slides to their peers. Speech work and presentation skills will be the key focus.
To prepare the class for their key moment during English this week, students will be writing a chapter based on “The naughtiest thing I’ve ever done”. Students are to draw pictures of key moments of their story, from: beginning, middle, end and aftermath. Only key words are to written down, NOT full sentences, as this is just a plan.
Due date: Monday 3rd October 2016
Students are to complete the “Points of view” worksheet. The 1cm square dot paper is not required, students can completed the sheet using the dots provided. Rulers and coloured pencils are required to complete the sheet.
Due date: Wednesday 5th October 2016
|Reading Group||Book||Pages to be read for homework|
|Crows||The Rope and Other Stories||57-66|
|Eagles||Beyond The Beanstalk||64-76|
|Falcons||War At Home||34-52|
Spellings’ will now be tested every Friday. Students will be expected to learn and study these words throughout the week.
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 brilliant weekend,