Information and Reminders
Tuesday 8th March - Friday 11th March - Beauty and the Beast
Thursday 10th March - Careers and University Fair - the Year 5 and Year 6 students will be visiting the Careers Fair to conduct a Careers ‘scavenger hunt’. The students will also be bringing home a piece of homework this week linked to this event.
Monday 14th – Friday 18th - Space themed Book Week
Monday 14th March – Book Week Parade, 9am
Monday 14th March – Whole school coffee morning, getting the most out of our Learning Centre, 9.30 to 10.30am
Monday 21st - Friday 25th March - International Week
Monday 21st March: Y5 Residential, Information Meeting for parents – 6pm
Tuesday 3rd May – Friday 6th May – Year 5 Residential to Moganshan
Stars of the Week
5A - Olga for a positive attitude in all lessons
5B - Arne for showing great enthusiasm during our English and Spelling lessons
5C - Jack for his dedication and hard work, especially in handwriting
5D - Jasmine for cooperating with others to achieve shared goals
Next week in English, we will be launching a text related to our new topic, ‘Space Explorers’. As we are also looking at a space and science-fiction focus for Book Week, we will be exploring our Book Week text, ‘Team Moon’. This book looks at all the people involved in launching the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, and the challenges they faced. While the book is non-fiction, we will be linking this to some of the objectives we have recently covered. In particular, we will be unpicking figurative language, researching the space race, making predictions and drawing inferences linked to the figures mentioned in the book.
Next week in Maths the children will be reinforcing their understanding of 2D and 3D shapes. They will then have the opportunity to identify specific shapes from perspective and isometric drawings. The next objective will be to distinguish between regular and irregular polygons before moving on to measuring and drawing given angles. After that, the children will then identify specific angles from a point, half turn and whole turn. Towards the end of the week, they will have the added challenge of estimating acute, obtuse and reflex angles.
As Scientists, the children will begin the new topic ‘Space Explorers’. During the knowledge harvest, the children will have the opportunity to show what they already know about the sun, moon and Earth and what they would like to find out. To further engage the children, they will be challenged to build a rocket using recyclable materials. The first lesson is focused on comparing the size of the sun, moon and other planets. We will use a range of differently sized sports balls to emphasise the comparisons. After this, the children will learn some facts about the planets in our Solar System. At the end of the week, we will look at how the Earth orbits the sun.