Welcome to Year 5!
Our Trip to Cirque du Soleil’s Totem
On the 25th of January we went to see Cirque du Soleil's Totem at the Royal Albert Hall. It was a fantastic opportunity for the children to experience world-class performers and a great start to this term's D&T project based on the show. The trip also had many cross-curricular links as our geography topic this term is North and South America and gymnastics is the PE focus is this term too.
This term, Year 5 are involved in an exciting engineering project. They are working in groups to create a model inspired by Cirque Du Solei with the help from with Rolls Royce engineers. Year 5 will learn about the design process, as well as various mechanisms in models to make them move.
Here is our progress so far.... Keep a look out for further updates!
In year 5 we will be reading 'Room 13' - a mystery and suspense story, and applying the focus reading strategies each week. The reading strategies include; making predictions, summarising, inferring, questioning, visualising and building our vocabulary knowledge. Through the reading of Room 13, we focus on improving students reading fluency and accuracy.
Students had the opportunity to write their own nightmare stories inspired my our class book. Here are some of our freeze frames that captures each part of their short nightmare story.
We complete many hands on tasks, which include investigations that require; making predictions, observing, recording results, comparing and analysing data in order to make conclusions.
This is our recent investigation - upthrust Force.
Children learnt that the bigger the surface area the more upthrust and therefore the more coins their boat structure could hold.
Throughout year 5, we will be looking at a number of different maths topics.
Below are a few links to help you with your learning.
Multiply and divide by 10, 100 or 1000
In year 5 we are focusing on reading, spelling and vocabulary.
WEEK 6 (5th April 2019)
Children should be reading for at least 15 minutes per night and getting their reading record signed by an adult to prove they have done this. This is to improve on their reading accuracy and fluency.
Children are working through a list of spellings (found in their reading record) in which they are required to learn by the end of year 5. Children have 5 words to learn per week. Our spelling tests are on Fridays. Any words that children do not learn, they add back into their spelling homework to make sure they learn.
Write out your spelling work 3 x (this is so you can practice, reading, saying the word and spelling it correctly)
Find the meaning of your spelling word using dictionary and writing meaning in your own words.
Write your word in a sentence. This is once you know how to spell your word and understand the meaning of your word. You should be then able to use you word in a sentence to show your understanding.
You are able to complete additional homework by finding the synonyms and antonyms for their spelling words.
Write a diary entry of two of your days during the spring break.
Include timings using analogue clock timings (i.e. 'Fourteen minutes past twelve')
Don't have homework book or spellings?
If children don't have their spelling words with them because they were away etc.- they can choose 5 of their own words from their reading book. These are words that children may find interesting, or have never heard of before. This gives them an opportunity to build their vocabulary and learn new words which would benefit their writing.
Multiplication is also required for children who still need to learn them. Children are required to learn all tables up to 12.