Friday 17th February

Thank you for your support over this very busy half term. We have had a productive time learning all about Space. It has been brilliant to see all of the children’s hard work with their Long Term projects and we have been very impressed with the quality of them. Please visit the Year 5 corridor to see the wonderful and informative work on display.

In Literacy this week, the children have been completing and publishing their non-chronological reports ensuring all language and structural features have been included as well as reflecting on their work through careful editing. After half term we will be moving on to instructional texts, before studying The Highwayman (narrative poem) by Alfred Noyes throughout Book Week.

In Maths, we have been using all of our number knowledge to create a Space themed Maths game. Firstly, we analysed different Maths games to inspire us and then we applied out mathematics knowledge to create challenging questions. After half term we will begin our unit of work about fractions and decimals.

In Humanities this week, we completed our learning about the space race and some classes debated who was the ‘winner’ of this very important historical event.

In Science, we conducted a space themed investigation; making rockets and investigating how far they flew with and without fins. The children firstly made a hypothesis before writing a detailed conclusion which referred back to their prediction, incorporated their results and made a generalization.

In Art, we completed our amazing collage work all about the history of space. These will go on display in the corridor during the next half term.

Finally, may we please remind you to check your child’s communication book for their parents evening appointment time.

We wish you a very happy half-term holiday!

Many thanks

The Year 5 Team


Notices:

Monday 27th February – Start of term 2b (Day 6).

Tuesday 28th February  and Wednesday 1st March parents appointments will be held after school in classrooms.

Fully Booked week (From Monday 6th March) is full of exciting activities, including a book swap, storytelling sessions and a character parade. Full details are available on Parent Portal.

Friday 3rd March entries for the bookmark competition for Fully Booked week must be in.

Monday 6th March entries are due on for anyone entering the Reading Fair (which will be held on  Wednesday 8th March).

Friday 10th March there will be a character parade for book week. Children can come dressed as their favourite character and join the junior school in a competition for the best costume.