Happy New Year!
We are back!
It has been brilliant welcoming the children of year 5 back to school, the children have returned looking smart and shiny and are very keen and happy and unlike the end of term, they are all here and not ill! This week, we have worked hard on calculation methods that we found tricky in Maths, our Science end of unit task based on Physical and Chemical changes. The children created their own comic strip based on a physical change and a chemical change (see photos). We have also started our new English unit on poetry, focusing on personification.
We finished the week with a real challenge to our fitness from our P.E. coach Mrs Edwards, we ran for 12 minutes to achieve the maximum distance and set our personal target to beat when we revisit this later in the term.
We are still working on the spellings for last term and due to illness, we are concentrating next week on the spellings in the 4th column, dated 12.12.21 as we only had half a class for the last week of term. In terms of home learning, can I remind everybody that the expectation is that children read for at least 10 minutes at home everyday, this can be magazines, newspapers, manuals, cookery books, as well as their reading books, as it is all reading. I would also like children to spend time working on their times tables, which are vital in so many areas of the Maths curriculum. I will also send home a Wider Curriculum Home Learning sheet next week, when we have really got to grips with the elements of our new learning for this half term.
Next week, the children will be working on Fractions in Maths, working on their new unit of Poetry in English, in Science, we will start to look at Magnetism and in Computing, we will work on Video editing.
Have a great weekend whatever you are doing - it looks like it may be dry, for part of it at least.
See you on Monday
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