The children are taking hand hygiene seriously. Please continue to reinforce this at home as we have had better attendance this week and want to maintain this.
Thank you for providing family photos, our family walls are looking wonderful and are starting to take shape as a superb celebration of our diversity. In Year 5 we speak a total of 14 languages.
The children have been budgeting and negotiating as they spend limited funds to best arm their battalions with new weapons of attack as the war progresses. They have also been considering the important roles that women played in the war both on the home front and abroad.
We have immersed ourselves in the tales within the story of The Silver Donkey and have compared them to Rudyard Kipling’s Just So stories. We are working hard to produce our own tales with rich language and deeper or symbolic meaning.
In Science, we have been learning how to read scatter graphs and even detect and try to explain anomalous data.
Maths continues with considering and working with the power of 10 and rounding and estimating.
New drop off time (8.25 – 8.35) and pick up (3.00 – 3.10).
Monday: Guest STEM visit (on Teams) as a launch to our new ‘We are Scientists’ topic
Guided Reading: The Silver Donkey
Topic: WW1 Propaganda
There is an expectation that Year 5 children will read independently at home for around 30 minutes a day.
The statutory spelling list for Year 5 and 6 is attached here: Y5.6 Statutory spellings. We will be working on this in school, but you might like to create some spelling games to consolidate at home. (https://spellingframe.co.uk/). And on Purple Mash https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/spelling_sow_y5.
Glasgow Science Festival has gone online this year: https://www.gla.ac.uk/events/sciencefestival/scienceonthesofa/. Super activities and fun learning opportunities.