This week Year 5 have enjoyed developing close-up sketches of some of London’s famous landmarks and bridges. These will be published in an intricate book of sketches.
We have also continued along the theme narrative poetry from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in our English lessons, exploring poetic techniques and drawing out how these are used in a range of different examples of narrative poetry. Next week the children will use this knowledge to begin writing their own.
In Maths, we have moved from fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents, to looking at equivalent fractions. Children began the week investigating this playfully using Cuisinaire rods, and then spotted patterns and made links which enabled them to calculate and reason about equivalent fractions. The sheets can be found here. Sum1 W3 sheets
In Geography this week, we have been looking at the reasons that a settlement was built where the city of London now resides. Children have examined land use and how to design a city with a limited budget. They used reasoning and critical thinking skills to justify their choices.
During learning conversations you may have been directed towards the Year 6 Readiness document. This is a list of areas that you may wish to revise with your child in preparation for Year 6. Year 6 readiness documents
Please ensure your child has a water bottle and sun hat, especially now that the weather is getting warmer.
PE kits must be brought in to school for PE. Please ensure that children bring appropriate footwear for outside lessons.
Maths – we are continuing our unit on fractions and working on how to simplify fractions.
English – Children will be writing their own narrative poems.
Guided Reading – We are starting a new book in Guided Reading called ‘London River Tales for Children’. A copy of the text we will use can be downloaded here, if you wish to pre-read it with your child. London River Tales for Children – text