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Monday 26th February - INSET Day School Closed
W/b 26th February - Book Week
Thursday 1st March - World Book Day
W/C 5th March- Year 5/6 Space Creative Week
W/C 12th March - Science Week
(Homework in Year 5 consists of a maths consolidation activity as well as a spelling task sheet, it is set on a Thursday and due back into school the following Wednesday. In addition all children in Year 5 are expected to read a minimum of 3 times per week, each entry must be logged in your home/school contact book with an adult signature.)
In science we planned and carried out an experiment to test the velocity of different liquids, we were very surprised how slowly paint travelled!
Here are some photos of us carrying out the experiment.
In art we have been studying 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa' by Katsushika Hokusai. We used our inference skills to unpick the image, then used the iPads to find out exact details.
Did you know the mountain in the centre of the painting is Japan's highest mountain: Mount Fuji?
After studying the picture in detail, we then began to draw and paint our own artistic interpretation of the painting.
It was quite hungry work and seen as it was Shrove Tuesday, we managed to squeeze in eating a pancake whilst painting!
In Year 5 we really enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year. We learnt that the Chinese zodiac calendar follows a 12 year cycle and each year is named after an animal, 2018 is the year of the dog.
We celebrated in Year 5 by having our own Chinese banquet!
In year 5, the children will be given homework every week; This will be either Maths, English or Science.
Spellings are essential so it is an expectation that your child regularly practices their individual spelling list in preparation for their weekly spelling tests.
A topic homework menu will be sent home at the start of each term. Children can opt to complete these as additional homework in order to gain 5 extra team points.
We also expect that your child reads at every opportunity.
If you would like to support your child's reading at home, you could:
- discuss key characters and settings
- make a list of unfamiliar words and their meanings
- discuss the book with your child and the events that occur
Please ensure that your child is completing homework and bringing it into school on the days it is due in. We appreciate all the hard work you do with your child at home.