Friday 30th June, 2017

In Maths this week we have been searching for missing angles on different lines. We know that there are 90 degrees in a right angle and 180 degrees in a straight line. Can you answer the questions below? Comment for house points!

We also a brilliant experiment with crisps. We looked at the ingredients found in crisps as well as looking at their packaging. When we had finished, we put them in the oven to shrink them and made really cool keyrings!

The Spelling test will be on Wednesday.

Next week, we have our walk to Eccup on Friday. This is going to be all day.

Have a great weekend,

5SK

Friday 16 June, 2017

This week we learned all about rivers and their physical features. We spoke about:

– Transportation
– Erosion
– River Manders
– River Mouths

Can you remember what these are?

We did not have a great week in our reading challenge, falling short of our weekly 800 mile target.We need to make sure we all record our reading. If we have lost our diaries, recording reading on paper is fine. Hopefully we can improve next week!

We have My Mini Maths and Topic to doing as well as our reading challenge,

See you next week!

5SK

Friday 9th June, 2017

We wrote our Newspaper Reports in neat this week and they look great. We had to imagine that we could go back in time and be a reporter in the Indus Valley. We had to include formal language, quotes and illustration reporting on why Indus people left the valley. These will be available to read at the end of the year in our IPEELL (English) book. Our choice of vocabulary is improving day by day and we are now independently using a thesaurus to improve our writing.

In Maths, we are steadily progressing through learning about decimals. Place value isreally important when understanding decimals, so recapping on this is always worthwhile. We no know place value in decimals up to ‘thousandths’. We are successfully converting decimals to percentages and fractions. Towards the end of the week we focused on adding decimals and discussed that this is very much like adding money. Again, place value is really important when adding decimals, ensuring tenths are being added to tenths, hundredths being added to hundredths etc.

Adding up the totals mentally from a shopping list is excellent practice for this, as many of us have already demonstrated in our ‘Year 5 Real Life Maths’ Home Learning book.

We discussed the general election and we wrote brilliant formal letters addressed to the prime minister, explaining what MP’s should do for children. We had some really good talks and super ideas.

Our new school value is Humility. We have been discussing in class how we can be proud of our achievements whilst still being humble, whilst considering others thoughts and feelings.

Spelling and Grammar home learning has been set, as well as Maths. Our methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are improving each day, well done 5SK!

Have a great weekend,

5SK

Friday 26th May, 2017

We’ve had a packed final week of term in our class consisting of lots of learning, trips and excitement!

Wednesday, ‘The Deep’ trip:

Thursday, LS17 Leeds Beckett trip:

New Spellings:

1. doubt (silent letter b)
2. horrible (ible)
3. enviable (able)
4. castle (silent t)
5. incredible (ible)
6. frequent (ent)
7. intelligence (ence)
8. neither (ei)
9. assistance (ance)
10. delicious (cious)

Home Learning we can be doing:

– Reading Eggs
– Sumdog Challenge
– Lexia
– Topic Home Learning Grid (we have had some amazing pieces so far).

As the weather is gradually getting warmer, please make sure we bring a water bottle so they can stay hydrated throughout the day. Also, we will still bring a small jacket to school after half term just in case the weather changes!

Thanks for an great term, see you in June!

5SK

Friday 19th May, 2017

Newspapers have been a hit in our class this week. We looked at how they are different from other text types and paid attention to how they are written. We have just completed some work on newspaper headlines which you can see below:

Did you enjoy this lesson? Can you think of anymore headlines using similar techniques? Comment below!

Our class target has been to record more reading in our diaries. Some of us do this EVERY single week, well done! We are becoming excellent readers and enjoy getting stuck into a book in more or less all areas of the classroom!

Here are our new spellings:

Our scores from this week are in our diaries. Let’s keep up the good work practising.

We have also been set Maths home learning, topic and reading eggs.

We go to ‘The Deep’ on Wednesday which will be a wonderful class trip!

See you next week,

5SK

Friday 12th May, 2017

We have had another successful week studying fractions in Maths. We added fractions with the same denominators and even looked at those with different ones. We know how to convert these if the denominators are different.

Our non-chronological reports look incredible! They show all the remarkable facts we have learnt about the Indus Valley so far.

We have all now had a go at cooking Indian snacks. They were delicious! Scroll down to see some of the photos.

Our new spellings:

Our spelling scores are in our diaries.

Thank you to all of us who have brought in our ‘The Deep’ letters.

Have a great weekend,

Mr Kay

Thursday 4th May, 2017

FRACTIONS!

We are making amazing progress with fractions, so far we have covered: Mixed Numbers, Improper Fractions and Equivalent Fractions… Can you answer the questions?

Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers:

Equivalent Fractions:

Here are the new spellings:

Those of us who are camping, have an amazing time and get plenty of rest on Sunday ready for Monday back at school 🙂

5SK

This week has been packed with new learning!

We learnt to code in the computer room which was excellent. We know that the website we used is: www.code.org so we can practise this in our own time if we wish.

Some of us have also been lucky enough to bake various snacks in the cafe. Can you remember what we baked? How are they linked to our topic?

We have now worked our way through the recommended spelling list for Year 5 and 6. We are now going to revisit previous spelling rules from Read Write Inc. We are learning ten spellings still, each one with a different spelling rule. Here they are:

1. bomb (silent letter b)
2. terrible (ible)
3. comfortable (able)
4. listen (silent t)
5. sensible (ible)
6. magnificent (ent)
7. patience (ence)
8. receive (ei)
9. assistant (ant)
10. ferocious (cious)

We also have a home learning grid to do with our new topic, The Indus Valley.

– We can choose which task we do.
– We do not have to do all of them, but the ones we choose to do must be completed to the highest standard possible.
– They can be completed how we want (in our home learning books, on paper, computer etc).
– There is not a hand in date for each task, but we are expected to always be working on a project.

Congratulations to all of the children who got their pen passes this week, super news!

Well done to all involved in school sports this week as well, great success in both Football and Netball.

Have a great long weekend and see you on Tuesday!

5SK