It has been an exciting week in Year 5 as we have been busy making poppies for Remembrance Day, exploring energy in STEM and working on bar models in maths. We have delved deeper into our explosive earth unit and found out even more about Zoe in our guided reading tale, Floodland.
In English, we have been exploring effective sentence structures using subordinated conjunctions like ‘because’, ‘but’ and ‘so’. Using this knowledge we have explored volcanoes even more, including why they erupt, how to predict an explosion and the dangers of ash! This will support us as we continue to explore building coherent sentences in our writing!
In Maths, we have continued working hard on using the bar model to solve missing part equations, with a particular focus on finding difference this week. The bar model is a valuable aid to have in our mathematical tool kits so we can make use of it when presented with questions that challenge us!
In STEM, we have continued to explore sustainability, this week with a particular focus on energy! Year 5 completed citizen service by using tools to measure sunlight and windspeed around school with a view to answering the question: where is the best place to put solar panels and wind turbines at school? Children collected the data and discussed their findings before putting this into a bar chat!
We have noticed that there is quite a gap in the spelling knowledge of the Year 5 pupils this year. We would like you to continue to revise the common exception statutory words for Year 3 and 4, as children were expected to know these at the end of Year 4, as well as the common homophones.
This week’s spellings to revise are below:
A reminder that swimming takes place on Tuesdays and PE on Wednesdays. It is vital that children come to school with the correct PE kit. This term, children are doing tag rugby and will need outdoor trainers and warm clothing.
As the weather is getting colder, please ensure that your child has a warm coat and wears it to school.
Bikeability will be taking place in Year 5 from Monday 28th November to Thursday 1st December. Your child must have a helmet and functioning brakes to participate.