Thank you all for a fantastic half term! The children have worked so hard and should be very proud of themselves. We hope you have a restful break and look forward to seeing you on Monday 1st November 2021!
This week we finished off our stories in English, creating wonderful mini books. These stories followed a character the children created, from their back story in an English city to being evacuated to the countryside where they had to take on employment. From this the characters discovered that their host families weren’t all they seemed…
In maths, we continued working with negative numbers; learning when they’re used in contexts such as with temperatures and bank accounts:
Year 5 children have been given their Mathletics logins to take home. Tasks have been assigned for year 5 linked to the maths learning we covered in this half term. This resource is to support learning and can be used at your discretion.
For some ‘tasty’ activities to do at home, following our weekly TastEd sessions at school, visit this website:
Next half term:
Our topic for next half term is Force Majeure. Our lessons will cover what natural disasters are, look at prominent natural disasters in history and humanitarian responses to local need.
English: Non-Fiction writing based around natural disasters.
Guided Reading: Our text for the half term will be Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick.
Maths: Recapping multiplication strategies, including short multiplication.
Topic: Our first lesson will look at rocks: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic.
Science: Changing materials
CHILDREN MUST WEAR PE KIT FOR PE LESSONS. It’s getting cold now, please ensure they have long trousers and a warm jumper (no hood) to wear for outdoor lessons.
Swimming kit Fuji & Olympus only:
- Swimming costume (no bikinis or tankinis, please) or swimming trunks (please avoid long swimming trunks, as they impede the pupils’ ability to swim to the best of their ability)
- Swimming caps for those with longer hair
- Bath-size towel.
PE Fuji: Mondays and (swimming) Thursdays
PE Olympus: Mondays and (swimming) Thursdays
PE Sagarmatha: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school. Children in Key Stage 2 may bring in healthy snacks for their morning break.
NO NUTS or products containing nuts are to be brought into school