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15/06/18

Spectacular end to our performance arts week with this morning's whole school production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream! https://t.co/U6Y4VRnCuB

18/05/18

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03/05/18

Year 3 have had a fantastic day identifying the benefits of different plants on their nature walk...followed by a tea workshop where some truly unique blends were created! https://t.co/EAzIqVoN2j

03/05/18

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28/04/18

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27/04/18

KH's amazing cheerleading team did an excellent job performing during our Friday celebration assembly! #unity https://t.co/rXRIQ7vHr8

20/04/18

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20/04/18

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19/04/18

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29/03/18

Excellent scientific thinking happening this afternoon in year 5. Super teamwork to create a mechanism to lift a heavy weight! https://t.co/jWVaQC6Jhs

29/03/18

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21/03/18

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21/03/18

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20/03/18

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09/03/18

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08/03/18

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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5:
Klee Class & Miro Class


Mrs Souissi and Mrs Harrison are teaching Klee Class and Mrs Dale is the class teacher in Miro Class.

Welcome

Welcome to year 5! We hope you find the information below useful as your child starts the summer term with us. This information will help you support your child at home with the organization of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times

Homework

Homework will be set every half term. Your child will be asked to work on a number of projects, designed to enrich the learning taking place in school. This approach to homework has been designed to enable you and your child to work together in a creative way and to develop a love of learning. Please see the homework document for the Summer term.

PE

In year 5, the PE day for Klee class is Friday and for Miro class is Tuesday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit and on this day.

Trips

In Summer 2 we will be visiting Greenwich Observatory for our topic Space. We welcome parent helpers who are DBS checked to support us on our trip.

Inspire Workshops

In Summer 2, the topic of the inspire workshop will be on how to help children learn at home. We would welcome parent involvement in this, and look forward to seeing you then.

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. From 8.45, children will be able to walk to their own classrooms. Children must be on their way to their classrooms by 8.55 as the playground doors will close as normal, at 9am. In KS2, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:25.

 

Homework

Read it

Research it

Make it

This term we will be reading a book called ‘Cosmic,’ which is a story based on a journey to outer space.

 

Your task is to read another fiction book with a theme of space.

  • How is it similar to ‘Cosmic?’
  • What are the differences?

For our Science unit this half term, we will be researching the different phases of the moon. Spend some time, research and observe the cycle from ‘New Moon’ to ‘Full Moon’, and back to ‘New Moon’.

 

Your task is to draw and record your observations.

Below is a useful website to use to check which phases should occur on a particular night. http://www.moonconnection.com/moon_phases_calendar.phtml

As our Science topic this term is based on outer space, your task is to make a rocket to transport you to the Moon!

 

It can be as little or big as you would like! Think about the features it will need to have to transport you safely.

 

Use a range of materials such as recycled plastic, cardboard, paper, Papier Mâché, modelling clay, etc.

Practise it

Write it

Design it

Spend some time practising the skills we are learning in school;

  • Spellings: To be handed out each week.
  • Times tables and division facts: From 2x to 12x and then the inverse.

 

Handwriting: cursive and joined up.

For your Write it task, ‘adopt a planet’ in our solar system (apart from the Earth).

Your task is to create a tour guide speech persuading space tourists to visit your planet. If there are any negatives to visiting this planet how could you turn them into positives?

  • What would it be like to visit the planet?
  • What are its key features and/or locations?
  • What would ‘wow’ a space tourist?

 

Your task is to design the rocket that you will make in the ‘Make it’ section of this homework. Remember to label your diagram. You could also write out a plan for how you would make the rocket.

Things to consider:

  • Aerodynamics.
  • Size.
  • Shape and colour.
  • Material.

A note to parents, over the course of this half term please work with your child to complete the above. Each of the activities has been designed to support, enhance and enrich an aspect of the curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing the results of your work together.

The homework will be due in on the second-to-last week of half term


What are we learning?

In literacy we are reading ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cottrell Boyle. This book is about Liam who is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he’s the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force defying Cosmic rollercoaster – or be offered the chance to drive a Porsche. Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the best boy for the job? Sometimes being big isn’t all about being a grown-up.

In maths, we will be returning to our learning about length, mass and capacity. We will also be learning about money and decimals, fractions and problem solving involving algebra.

How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 20 minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Children have a Mathletics login – please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts. They are also given a login to “Literacy Planet - word mania,” which can be used regular to help develop spelling and fluency.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mrs Souissi, Mrs Harrison or Miss Dale, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.

Thanks,

Mrs Souissi, Mrs Harrison and Mrs Dale