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Hello and welcome to 5R!

 

During the course of the year, we have lots of exciting activities going on in year 5.  Make sure you are in every day and on time to make sure you don't miss anything.

 

Important Information

 

Make sure you take your reading record home every night and get it signed four times a week. Don't forget you can sign your own reading record, but try to get an adult to sign your reading record at least once per week.

 

Homework is given out on a Friday and must be completed by the following Wednesday.

English

 

During term 3, in English, we will be looking at a number of units.

To begin, we will look at persuasive writing and how persuasion can sway your individual viewpoint.

Next, we will look at instructions; how instructions are written, why they are used and the important features of instructions. We will then write our own set of instructions.

Finally during term 3, we will begin to look at 'Classic Literature.' During this unit, we will look at a number of classic books including 'The Wizard of Oz' and 'The Hobbit.'

 

We hope you will enjoy looking at these units of work and look forward to sharing your work with your parents.

English

 

During term 1, in English, we are currently studying a book called 'Tuesday' by David Weisner. This book is very different to most books which we have read so far in year 5, in that the book only contains 6 words and three points that determine the time.

 

We are going to use this book to help us write recounts via a newspaper report. We hope to publish some of these fabulous pieces of work on our website and around our classroom when they are complete, so please revisit and see our amazing work.

Maths

 

This half term, we are looking at a lot of work to do with 'number' and 'calculations'. Our current topic is measurement and will involve lots of practical maths activities including finding the perimeter of our school playground, finding out which of our playgrounds is the largest and whether this differs depending on whether we look at the area and perimeter. 

 

We will also be taking a small number of children to Alsop High School to complete maths in another setting. These sessions are for a select group of children and will change every six weeks.

 

Remember to use your Mathletics log in and password to support your own home learning and understanding of the work we have completed, each week in class.

Maths

 

This half term, we are looking at a lot of work to do with 'number' and 'calculations'. Our current topic is place value and have looked at using the four number operations, (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), multiplying and dividing numbers including decimals by 10, 100 and 1000, rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000 and even 100,000 and finally looking at multiples and factors.

 

Remember to use your Mathletics log in and password to support your own home learning and understanding of the work we have completed, each week in class.

I.P.C

 

Our I.P.C topic this half term is called 'A.D. 900'. This topic involves us looking at the Mayas and Benins. So far this topic we have understood that the Maya empire was in Central America, specifically around countries including Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Belize. Although we really wanted to go on a trip to Central America to see the artefacts and archaeological sites of the Mayas, we settled, and were very lucky to visit Liverpool World Museum and see the Mayan exhibition.

 

Please visit the gallery section to see pictures of our trip to the Mayan exhibition at Liverpool World Museum.

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