Star Learner

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Lauren from 5B

Congratulations to Lauren who has been chosen as Star Learner for always showing an excellent attitude to learning. She has also been a real asset at Top Trumps Club by helping younger children to learn the game. Well done Lauren!

 Term 6

Mya oh Mya oh Mya!

Welcome to Term 6 – Information regarding homework and spellings is at the bottom of this page.

English

We will start the term by looking at traditional stories and fables.  We’ll look at the moral lessons that they provide before writing our own fro a younger audience.

We are putting the finishing touches to our writing skills this term as we write about The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars.  Adjusting to life in the country is hard for city boy Tom. But, when he discovers a fox and her cubs living in the forest, he is captivated and determined to protect them.  How can we help?

Writing an MISSING poster for a newspaper to raise awareness? 

Constructing a map of the farm to help Tom track the Midnight Fox?

Maths

In Maths, we will continue develop our multiplication and division skills.  We will be using our knowledge of formal written methods (Bus stop and column multiplication).  As always, we will apply our skills to a range of problems.  We will also be looking at area and volume – focussing on their practical applications.

Continuing the theme of practical maths, we will be trying to calculate the percentage of or off an amount. So, next time you are at the shops and spot any special offers, try quizzing your child about how much discount you are getting.

Foundation

What did the Ancient Maya Civilisation do for us?  What did they invent? What did they eat? How did they worship? These are only a few of the questions we will be looking to answer in the coming terms, as we exploring The Maya Civilisation.

In our science lessons we will be investigating life processes and habitats, focussing on mammals including humans.

In PE we are developing our stamina and fitness as we seek to improve our Quad kids scores.  As Wimbledon season approaches, we are taking to the courts to play tennis.  We will be fine tuning our ball skills and working on our hand-eye coordination before playing games. GAME, SET and MATCH Year 5.

In French we are getting ready for the annual French Spelling Bee.  This year’s theme is le grand bleu – The Ocean.

TARGETS

Reading

*TARGET 1

I can learn and recite a range of poems from memory. 

**TARGET 2

I can summarise a book that I have read in detail.

I will use extracts from the book to help.

*** TARGET 3

I can make comparisons within and across and range of books.

Writing

* I can identify, use and apply fronted adverbials.

 

 

** I can identify relative, subordinate and embedded clauses and use them in my writing. ***I can use high level punctuation (e.g. :  ;  …) for effect and to join clauses.

Maths

* I can identify the correct operation(s) to answer word problems. ** I can identify and use the correct operation(s) in order to accurately solve words problems. *** I can give reasons for my answer using mathematical vocabulary.

(Greater than, less than, compared to, product, total, multiple and factor etc.)

 

Homework and spellings will continue to be set on a Monday and collected in/tested on Friday. Children should also be reading at home every evening and please show your support by signing the reading record book 3 times a week.

PE continues to be on Tuesday and Thursday – outdoors both days. however it is always best to keep PE kit in school for the duration of the week incase of clubs or any last minute changes.

Mr Smith and Miss Burke

Online times tables games to help support children at home:

http://www.maths-games.org/times-tables-games.html

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

http://www.mad4maths.com/multiplication_table_math_games/

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-multiplication.html