A warm welcome to the Year 5 page!

Reading List

Please click here to download our suggested reading list for year 5.

Maths – formal written methods
I’ve put together some examples (with a step by step guide) of the written methods that we are currently using for the four operations in Maths. I hope that you find this useful:

Written methods for 4 operations

Spring Term 1

Click here to download our curriculum newsletter for this term.

This Term’s prayer:

Week beginning 5th February 2018

Please find the homework below, for this week:

Spellings 05.02.18

Learn-Its 05.02.18

Congratulations to our new Year 5 school council representatives – Jessica & Advit!

I was really impressed by all of the hard work you all put into your campaigns and how well you all delivered your speeches. Excellent work!

     

Week beginning 29th January 2018

Please find the homework below, for this week:

Spellings 29.01.18

Learn-Its 29.01.18

Direct and Reported Speech Group 1

Direct and Reported Speech Group 2

Inuit Art
We have been creating our own drawings in art, inspired by the work of Kenojuak Ashevak. Using the same techniques and style, we produced our own versions of some of her famous paintings.

 

Have a look at some of our drawings below:

Week beginning 22nd January 2018

Please find Spellings and Learn-Its below, for this week:

Spellings 22.01.18

Learn-Its 22.01.18

SPAG homework – Group 1 – Apostrophes Group 2 – Apostrophes

Woolly Hat Day!

Thank you to year 5 for showing support for the homeless today by wearing their hats and donating money to St Mungo’s charity.

      

This week in Maths, we’be been doing a lot of measuring! We started with measuring different carbohydrates in g and then converting these to kg and vice versa, then we moved on to capacity where we estimated and measured containers filled with different liquids.

Next week we will be looking at converting between m and km.

    

Week beginning 15th January 2018

Please find Spellings and Learn-Its below, for this week:

Spellings 15.01.18

Learn-Its 15.01.18

In RE, we have been discussing the parable of the Good Samaritan in detail and acting this out (using freeze frames) to focus on the characters’ thoughts and feelings. Following this, we then started writing our own modern day Good Samaritan stories in the style of a news report.

In Maths this week, we have been solving various word problems using the Read, Note, Calculate, Answer (RNCA) strategy to practise the four operations. Last lesson, we wrote our own creative word problems and then gave it to our partner to solve and see if we both came up with the same answer.

    

Week beginning 8th January 2018

Welcome back year 5! I hope you all enjoyed yourselves over the Christmas holidays.

Please find Spellings and Learn-Its below, for this week:

Spellings 08.01.18

Learn-Its 08.01.18

This term in literacy, we have been reading The Ice Palace by Robert Swindells.

Image result for the ice palace

The children have been working very hard this week to prepare ideas for their news report. We have been doing role-plays as different eyewitness characters from the story and as news reporters to practice using direct and reported speech to record the key events from the story.

In RE, we have been exploring the meaning some of Jesus’ parables and how we could live out these teachings.

Our prayer for this term is The Confietor:

A big well done to Year 5 for their beautiful singing and reading at the carol service yesterday – you were excellent! Thank you to everyone who came along to support the children.

Merry Christmas!

Week beginning 11th December 2017

Please find Spellings and Learn-Its below, for this week:

Spellings 11.12.17

Learn-Its 11.12.17

What a fun week! We all enjoyed our Christmas lunches on Wednesday and wearing our Christmas jumpers (see photos below).

In Spanish, we made our own Christmas cards, using new vocabulary that we had learnt. Feliz Navidad!

In Science, we created our own Christmas decorations using either buzzers, lights or motors, based on our group design. We then tested the circuits after finishing our designs. Great team work!

VISIT TO CAVERSHAM LIBRARY  – TUESDAY 5TH DECEMBER
We had a great time visiting Caversham Library and learning all about how the books are organised. We also had an opportunity to explore the many books in the children’s area and took part in some fun activities. Thank you to all who volunteered to join us on our trip!

Week beginning 4th December 2017

Please find Spellings and Learn-Its below, for this week:

Spellings 04.12.17

Learn-Its 04.12.17

Week beginning 27th November 2017

Please find Spellings and Learn-Its below, for this week:

Spellings 27.11.17

Learn-Its 27.11.17

This week in Art, we looked at paintings by the famous artist Lowry and drew our own industrial revolution scenes, inspired by this artist’s work. Next week we will be painting these using the 5 oil paints that Lowry used! Have a look at some of the photos below:

In RE this week, we made our own Advent cards to share messages about how to prepare for the coming of Jesus during this time of Year.

Week beginning 20th November 2017

Please find Spellings and Learn-Its below, for this week:

Spellings 20.11.17

Learn-Its 20.11.17

Week beginning 13th November 2017

Please find Spellings and Learn-Its below, for this week:

Spellings 13.11.17

Learn-Its 13.11.17

Thank you Year 5 for showing your support and raising money for Children in Need.

In Literacy this week, we had fun putting role-plays together in our groups to help us picture the setting and write a dialogue for our own versions of Oliver Twist.

  

Week beginning 6th November 2017

Please find Spellings and Learn-Its below, for this week:

Spellings 06.11.17

Learn-Its 06.11.17

Year 5 Homework Grid – The Industrial Revolution.

Please remember to bring homework books in every Friday to be marked. Spellings and learn-its should be practised everyday and Bug Club also used daily.

SPAG: In SPAG this week, we will be looking at:

  • Apostrophes for contraction and possession
  • Using a variety of subordinating conjunctions in complex sentences (since, provided, although, even though, in order that etc.)

Week beginning 30th October 2017

Please find Spellings and Learn-Its below, for this week:

Spellings 30.10.17

Learn-Its 30.10.17

In our topic lesson, we had lots of fun learning Victorian slang words to help with writing dialogue in our historical narrative. we even had mini conversations, using the slang words in context. Have a look at our photos below:

       

We also used our knowledge of different eras and civilizations to place the Industrial Revolution on a historical timeline.

Week beginning 16th October 2017

A big well done to everyone in year 5 for all of the hard work they have put into this term. Enjoy the break!

Well done to everyone who competed in our Years 5&6 hockey tournament. It was great to see the children put all of the skills they’ve learned over the past few weeks into action and working as a team

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Please find Spellings and Learn-Its below, for this week:

Spellings 16.10.17

Please ensure children are writing their spellings out in full sentences as per instructions on his/her spelling sheet.

Learn-Its 16.10.17

Week beginning 9th October 2017

Please find Spellings and Learn-Its below, for this week:

Spellings 09.10.17 

Please ensure children are writing their spellings out in full sentences as per instructions on his/her spelling sheet.

Learn-Its 09.10.17

I’m so pleased to see how much effort you are putting into your Second World War homework projects – keep up the good work!

In Art, we have been analysing and evaluating propaganda posters from World War Two. Looking at word choice, colours and imagery, we then made our own posters aimed at mothers/ host families by using persuasive techniques.

Here are some lovely examples from Advit, Alan and Isla:

Week beginning 2nd October 2017

Please find Spellings and Learn-Its below, for this week:

Spellings 02.10.17

Learn-Its 02.10.17

Next week in SPAG, we will be focusing on:

  • Using and identifying different sentence types – simple, compound and complex sentences (with subordinating conjunctions).
  • Using a variety of openers (-ing,-ed,fronted adverbials and simile openers)

Below are some useful websites.

Evacuation Day

Today we had our evacuation day where the children took on the role of evacuees. They each brought a selection of items from home, were given identity cards and details of their new host families.

We also learned about rationing and made our own wartime recipe; an egg-less sponge cake! The children then evaluated this on taste, texture and appearance.

Throughout the day we discussed the emotions and thoughts that evacuees would have had during this uncertain time and listened to real-life interviews from child evacuees during the Second World War.

Week beginning 25th September 2017

Please find Spellings and Learn-Its below, for this week:

Spellings 25.09.17

Learn-Its 25.09.17

Week beginning 18th September 2017

Please find Spellings and Learn-Its below, for this week:

Spellings week 3

Learn-Its

Group 1 Learn its

Group 2 Learn its

Group 3 Learn its

Many thanks to those who joined us for the ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening. Please find the Powerpoint and newsletter from the evening below:

Meet the teacher 2017-18 Yr5&6

Curriculum Newsletter Yr 5

In hockey, we have been learning to pass the ball and dribble with more control and accuracy. We then put our skills into practice when playing in teams. Have a look at the photos below:

Week beginning 11th September 2017

Year 5 have settled in excellently and have enjoyed learning about life during the Second World War.

In history, we identified and placed key events from this period onto our own timeline. Have a look at some of the photos below.

  

In literacy, we have been exploring poems written about life during the Second World War. Over the next couple of weeks we will be writing our own version of these poems and presenting them to the class.

 

Here is our class prayer, The Guardian Angel Prayer.                guardian-angel-prayer

 

Please note:

P.E. days are on a Monday afternoons and Tuesday mornings please make sure you bring the correct kit to school.

Spelling homework and Maths Learn-its will be given out every Monday for a test on Friday.

Please keep an eye on our class webpage for all the latest news.

 

 

Many thanks,

Miss Roberts