Year 5 - Thames, Wandle and Brent 2019 - 2020

Miss Stanway

Mrs Andrews

Mrs Moorhouse

Miss Stanway

Friday 13th September 2019 

Year 5 Weekly Newsletter 

 

What have we done this week? 

  • This week we have started to read our first text of the year: ‘Queen of the Falls’ by Chris Van Allsburg.  The children have used lots of description to describe Annie’s daredevil act and the waterfall, Niagara Falls, which she plummeted from! 
  • In Maths, we have started reasoning all about Place Value.  The children have learnt lots about the value of digits within an integer and how to order numbers up to 1 000 000. 
  • The children also enjoyed their first Geography lesson, learning all about UK cities, rivers and mountain ranges, using the iPads and atlases to help them place these on a map.  Quiz them to see if they can name 3 of each!

Homework

We have been very impressed with the quality of holiday homework that the children have brought in so far.  Weekly homework is sent home on a Friday, to be handed in the following Wednesday.  This will consist of:

  • 10 minutes reading every night - Many of the children will be reading independently, which is great. Where this is the case your child can fill in the book and pages details and if you could please sign the diary confirming that it has taken place then that would be lovely.  Even better than that would be to ask your child a few questions about what they have read, to ensure understanding.  A comment about the type of responses that they gave you would be perfect.
  • This week’s homework includes spellings, an English and a Maths task.  Each of these activities we expect the children to spend 20 minutes on.  If they are finding it difficult, then please don’t force them to keep going.  A short note describing how they have tried their best will suffice.  Please come to see us on Monday or send a note in your child’s diary, if there are any issues with homework.

What can you do at home to support our learning at school? 

  • Read with your child every night for 10 mins and complete their reading record to show you have done this.  Please comment on how your child is reading, rather than just sign it.  It is good to see that children are reading fluently and independently, but can we still ask that you model this good reading to your child? Take a look at this link – it shows children who are working at the expected level for the end of KS2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU0jRe5cnMw 
  • Ensure your child has completed their homework.  Encourage the use of pencil and joined writing in their homework books.  Please ensure books are returned by Wednesday. 
  • Promote independence by asking your child to check they have everything they need ready for school. 
  • For safety, earrings should be taken out or covered with plasters for PE (Monday and Thursday) and swimming. 
  • Please ensure children bring a coat and water bottle to school. 

 

What is happening next week? 

  • In Maths, we will be continuing to reason about Place Value, comparing integers and creating calculations to make the integer greater or smaller. 
  • We will be debating whether we think the famous Annie Taylor is a daredevil or crazed lady for her stint down the falls and reading more about her story!
  • We will be leaning more about our topic: ‘The Salt Revolution’ and look at a timeline of history and where the industrial revolution and significant events fit into it.
  • PE will be on Monday and Thursday afternoons – please ensure children bring PE kits in on Monday to stay in school for the half term. 

 

If your child has been well-behaved at school all week and followed our Golden Rules, a text will be sent home on a Friday to celebrate your child’s good behaviour. 

Staff are available on a Monday night after school from 3.15-4pm, if you would like to talk to us about your child and need a longer time rather than a ‘quick word’ before and after school.  Mrs Moorhouse and Miss Guppy will not be available after school on Monday, so if you need to talk to them specifically, Mrs Moorhouse will be available on a Tuesday after school and Miss Guppy will be available on a Wednesday after school. 

 

Have a lovely weekend, 

The Year 5 Team 

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Friday 6th September 2019

Year 5 Weekly Newsletter

 

Welcome to Year 5! We hope you have had a restful, but fun summer, and are feeling refreshed and ready to start the new school year.

 

What have we done this week?

  • This week, we have started our first unit of Art, where we decided to focus on a canal boat painting in the style of French artist, Claude Monet.
  • We have learnt some sketching, water colour and oil pastel techniques which have helped us in producing a final piece of artwork to cover our new topic books.
  • This work forms a link to our new topic: ‘The Salt Revolution’, where we will be looking at how the British canal system played a vital role in the United Kingdom’s Industrial Revolution and more importantly, how Winsford played a significant role in the transportation of salt during this time.
  • We have also learnt about our school logo, the salt cup, and created a ‘Salt Cup Stained Glass Window’ for each of our classrooms based on what we love about school.

What can you do at home to support our learning at school?

  • Read with your child every night for 10 mins and complete their reading record to show you have done this.  Please comment on how your child is reading, rather than just sign it.  It is good to see that children are reading fluently and independently, but can we still ask that you model this good reading to your child? Take a look at this link – it shows children who are working at the expected level for the end of KS2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU0jRe5cnMw
  • Ensure your child has completed their homework.  Encourage the use of pencil and joined writing in their homework books.  Please ensure books are returned by Wednesday.
  • Promote independence by asking your child to check they have everything they need ready for school.
  • For safety, earrings should be taken out or covered with plasters for PE (Monday and Thursday) and swimming.
  • Please ensure children bring a coat and water bottle to school.
  • Extreme Reading: we are currently looking for the children to do some extreme reading in unusual places or at unusual times – if you could help them to complete this and send a picture to school, that would be brilliant!

What is happening next week?

  • We will be starting our first Maths unit of Place Value; the children will be learning lots about the value of digits within a number.
  • We will be looking at our first text of the year: ‘Queen of the Falls’ by Chris Van Allsburg and starting to think about writing recounts in the form of diary entries.
  • We will start our unit of Science, which is all about Forces!
  • PE will be on Monday and Thursday afternoons – please ensure children bring PE kits in on Monday to stay in school for the half term.
  • The Year 5 Welcome Meeting will be held in the theatre on Wednesday 11th September at 3.15pm, we look forward to seeing you there.

 

If your child has been well-behaved at school all week and followed our Golden Rules, a text will be sent home on a Friday to celebrate your child’s good behaviour.

Staff are available on a Monday night after school from 3.15-4pm, if you would like to talk to us about your child and need a longer time rather than a ‘quick word’ before and after school.  Mrs Moorhouse and Miss Guppy will not be available after school on Monday, so if you need to talk to them specifically, Mrs Moorhouse will be available on a Tuesday after school and Miss Guppy will be available on a Wednesday after school.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

The Year 5 Team

 

Getting Ready For Year 5: Holiday Homework

We are all so excited about next year that we have already started our learning and investigating. After completing some photo-realism artwork we discovered that next term we will be exploring The Industrial Revolution, focusing on how it has affected Winsford and the surrounding area and how big a role salt played in it. We will also be looking at some elements of Queen Victoria’s reign that link.

Over the holiday we would love you to start your own journey of exploration by researching one of the following:

  • Why is salt important to our local area?
  • How was salt transported during the Industrial Revolution?
  • How were the lives of children different then to now?

You can choose how to present your findings, you could produce a model, a picture, poem, letter, leaflet, Power Point, video ….. or a different way of your choice, the possibilities are endless!

We are looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Please be ready to present your findings to the rest of you class by the start of the second week back (Monday 9th September).

We also hope that you will continue using Times Table Rockstars over the summer and read a book …. Or 5! (The library is doing their Summer Reading Challenge again.) Don’t forget to tweet your Extreme Reads; it’ll be interesting to see whose photo goes up on the wall first!

Most importantly though, we hope that you have a relaxing break, full of fun and laughs, and that you come back to school with a positive attitude, ready to enjoy Year 5!

 

Mrs Moorhouse, Miss Stanway, Mrs Lawton and Miss Guppy

Year 5 Team

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Friday 19th July 2019                                              

Year 5 Weekly Newsletter

 

What have we done this week? 

  • TB will be holding a charity event.
  • Transition Days on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • PJ day.
  • We have been writing a letter to companies to pursuade them to use palm oil free products or sustainable palm oil in their products.
  • We have also had a maths investigation using match sticks.

 

What can you do at home to support our learning at school?

  • Read with your child every night for 10 mins and complete their reading record to show you have done this. Please comment on how your child is reading, rather than just sign it. It is good to see that children are reading fluently and independently, but can we still ask that you model this good reading to your child? Take a look at this link- it shows children who are working at the expected level for the end of KS2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU0jRe5cnMw
  • Ensure your child has completed their homework. Encourage the use of pencil and joined writing in their homework books. Please ensure books are returned by Wednesday.
  • Promote independence by asking your child to check they have everything they need ready for school. 
  • For safety, earrings should be taken out or covered with plasters for PE and swimming
  • Please ensure children bring a coat, water bottle to school. 

 

What’s happening next week?

 

What’s happening next week?

 

  • Y6 leavers assembly
  • End of term

 

 

If your child has been well-behaved at school all week and followed our Golden Rules, a text will be sent home on a Friday to celebrate your child’s good behaviour. 

 

Staff are available on a Monday night after school from 3.15 – 4pm if you would like to talk to us about your child and need a longer time rather than a ‘quick word’ before or after school. Mrs Moorhouse will not be available after school on Monday, so if you need to talk to her specifically she will be available on a Tuesday or Wednesday after school or any morning.

 

 

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