Strictly is back on TV, September is drawing to a close and we are already more than half-way through this half term. Incredible. The children have made a great start to UKS2 and we are really impressed by their attitude and commitment.
Monday 3rd October is an INSET day!
Junior Travel Ambassadors – JTA
Applications for the role of JTA must be brought to school on Tuesday 4th October.
You just need to write or type a letter to the Travel Committee explaining why you would like to be a JTA and why you are committed to promoting safe and sustainable travel in Eddington.
We have a busy few weeks of learning ahead!
This week we have been multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 and understanding how to apply this when converting between units of measure (grams to KG / metres to KM / ml to litres). Sheets to practice can be downloaded here: A1 W4 Maths Sheets 10, 100, 1000
Our exploration of the story Beowulf continues. We have been learning about the function of a monologue in the oral story telling tradition and are busy drafting our own monologues. These will be published and performed next week.
This week’s spellings are downloadable by the link below – please practice them at home.
Winter of the Wolves by Tony Bradman
We have read chapters 1 and 2 this week and met our protagonist Oslaf.
The text is set during the Anglo-Saxon period and complements our history learning.
History: Anglo Saxons
This week we have focused on the hierarchical nature of Anglo-Saxon society. In Art we also created some illuminated letters that were inspired by Anglo-Saxon manuscripts such as the Book of Kells.
Thank you for completing your reading reviews – we will create a reading river to provide book recommendations to each other.
This week there is no additional home learning. We just ask that, as usual, children support their own learning and:
- Read for 30 minutes each day
- Practise times tables for 10 minutes each day
- Practise and revise year 3-4 and year 5-6 spellings
Children must change into PE uniform for all PE sessions. This includes ensuring that long hair is tied back and that ear-rings are either removed or taped.
Failure to bring the correct PE uniform to school will result in a letter home and a re-start being issued.
Year 5 are enjoying swimming sessions on Tuesday mornings at Parkside Pool. This is part of their PE. Please ensure that children bring their swimming kit to school with them and remove any jewellery.
Only children who have permission to walk home alone and whose parents have provided written consent may bring a mobile telephone to school. It must be given to the class teacher at the start of each day and will be returned at home time.
Enjoy your long weekend and we’ll see you on Tuesday
The Year 5 Team