Star Learner

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Arthur from 3M

Congratulations to Arthur who has been chosen as Star Learner. He has been demonstrating real RESILIENCE by not only working hard to complete all of his work but also by completing EXTRA homework. What a Star!

To Bruton and Beyond!

Year 5

Welcome everyone to Term 4!

PE, this term is on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  We aim to be outside on a Tuesday so it will be a good idea to bring warm clothing.  Both Year 5 classes will be attending Forest School in the playscape this term – warm clothes, waterproofs and wellies are required.  We will be taking it in turns each Friday, starting with 5S in week 1 and 5B in week 2 and so on.

In Year 5, we are all very excited about our camp at Mill on the Brue! We are away from Wednesday 22nd March to Friday 24th March – kit letters have now been issued.

English

Most of our learning in English this term will be about persuasive writing and how we can best use our language in order to complain, protest, inform and persuade. We will be researching a range of persuasive writing, including adverts and letters, before having a go at writing our own.

Targets

Reading

* I can identify, in detail, how a character is feeling (beyond happy or sad) using evidence from the text ** I can formulate questions based upon the text and illustrations. *** I can identify  examples of figurative language and suggest alternatives.

Writing

I can use similes and metaphors to create an image. ** I can use personification to create an image. *** I can use a range of figurative language to create an image and re-order sentences to start with -ing, -ed, -ly.

 Maths

We will be putting our multiplication skills to the test this term as we sink our teeth into some juicy divisions, succulent multiplications and mouth-watering fractions. On our journey to fraction sized glory, we will be learning more about angles and measuring our progress in metric and imperial units.

KEEP PRACTISING YOUR TIMES TABLES AT HOME!

(Use the links at the bottom of the page)

Targets

*

I can add and subtract using 3 and 4 digit numbers, including missing digits/ numbers.

**

I can multiply and divide using 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers, including missing digits/ numbers.

***

I can solve 2 step problems using + – x and ÷ that include square2 and cube3 numbers

Foundation

In Humanities we are continuing to learn about the Amazon rainforest, but focussing more on its Human Geography, researching the indigenous people as well as its settlements. Later in the term, we will be looking at the future of the rainforest and how human actions impact upon it.

In Science we are exploring space. We will be learning about why we have night and day and how the planets and sun move in relation to each other. We will also find out why we have seasons and how eclipses come about. Later in the term we will find out about the moon and the lunar cycles as well as human discoveries and landings.

In Music we will becoming songwriters.  We will explore the composition of modern pop songs and coming up with our own class songs inspired by areas of learning.  Ed Sheeran better watch out!

In P.E. we will be using our striking and fielding skills as we aim knock cricket for six. In Gymnastics, we will be exploring different ways to travel using levels and practising a variety of balances.  As the term progress we will start to create sequences in canon and unison.

In R.E we are learning about why certain journeys and places are important for different people and religions. By the end of the term, we will be ready to embark on our own pilgrimage to a special place somewhere around school.

In P.S.H.E we are thinking about why it is good to be me as well as thinking about gifts and what we have to offer others.

In Computing we will be using google sketch up to put ourselves into the shoes of an NASA designer.  We will be using computer aided design )CAD) to create model of Space Station modules that we will later be building in DT.

In term 4 in French we will be learning to talk about the food and drink that we like and dislike; to help us we will be learning a fun song that you can see here;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french/food_and_drink/songs/

We are also lucky enough to be welcoming some native French speaker into school – a chance to get some great speaking practice.

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.

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