Information and Reminders
This week, letters have gone out in Year 5 sharing students' login details for MyiMaths. This fantastic website offers a wealth of resources and homework tasks that can support your child with their learning. If your child is set a homework task on MyiMaths, it should be completed by the following Monday. If your child is finding the task tricky, they can first look at the lesson linked to that topic for more guidance.
Next Friday (18th November), we will be holding our Ancient Greece day, which you should have already received more detail about. Don’t forget to let your child’s class teacher know what food they are able to bring to the Greek banquet, and to start preparing those fantastic togas!
We are looking forward to receiving our Global Campus Creative Writing Competition entries on Tuesday! This year’s theme is ‘Fan Fiction’.
Friday 11th November and Monday 14th November – School closed due to staff training
Tuesday 15th November - David Greenberg author visit – 6pm fun session for all the family
Friday 18th November - Year 5 Ancient Greek Day
Sunday 27th November - Christmas Bazaar
Friday 2nd December - Christmas Carol Service at the Ritz Carlton
Wednesday 14th December – Primary Workshop and Coffee Morning – Reading – 9am to 10.30am
Friday 16th December - Last day of term (School ends at 12pm)
Stars of the Week
Star of the Week in 5A is Alexandre Denes, for super work in topic, where he analysed sources and retold historical events.
Star of the Week in 5B is Jazmyn Crowther, for her positive approach and tremendous effort in all her learning, and for demonstrating leadership and collaborative skills in order to achieve fantastic outcomes.
Next week in English, we will finish our work on 'Tiger, Tiger’. After discussing our favourite parts, we will write blurb for the story to make other readers want to enjoy this amazing novel too! We will look at the use of modal verbs and adverbs when drawing the reader in with our rhetorical style. Then, we will share our prior knowledge about Greek Myths and Legends, and find out who's who in the world of Ancient Greek gods and goddesses. In spelling, we will be focusing on words with the ‘ee’ sound spelt ‘ei’ after the letter ‘c’. We will also be looking at exceptions to this rule. If you want to work with your child on this at home, you could use the words and activities found on Spellzone website, a great starting place for online games and activities linked to spelling.
Next week in Mathematics, we will be revisiting multiplication. Focusing firstly on mental recall of multiplication facts, we will be looking at how we use these acquired mental facts to support us in solving other problems, for example, in using 5 X 7 to help us solve 0.5 X 70. We will revisit the formal written method for long multiplication, ensuring that we are confident in applying this independently. We will also be problem solving linked to place value and multiplication, explaining our understanding of how the value of each column changes the value of the answer. To support your child at home, please revise times tables facts with them. You could use the following websites to help, where there are some great games available:
BBC Skills Wise (http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find)
Top Marks (http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables)
Next week we will focus primarily on a detailed recount of the events spanning the Persian War. We will be acting out events to retell them as stories. We will be using a range of sources – both primary and secondary – to find out about the past. We will continue to discuss source reliability and evaluating how these support our learning as historians. On Friday, we will get into role as philosophers, Athenians, Spartans, citizens, slaves and warriors for our Ancient Greek topic-themed day!