Year 5 – 12/01/24

Happy New Year and welcome back!

It has been lovely to see the children again this week after the Christmas break and to hear some of their stories from the holidays!

In RE, we have been thinking about the meaning of the Feast of the Epiphany, and then began our new topic for this half term, which is about Exodus and Passover. In Maths, we were multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000, whilst in History, the children began a new topic with Mrs Heymoz (who will be teaching the children on Tuesday afternoons this half term) on Ancient Greece.

In D&T, we began our learning about mechanical systems, for which the premise is that the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) want to get people interested in caring for the endangered/vulnerable animals which live on our planet but do not believe it is ethically correct to put live animals on display. Instead, a way to show the animals could be to use working, moving models. Thus the design brief that we have been given is to create a collection of appealing moving mechanical animal models that will captivate people’s interest. In order to research what to aim for in our models, we watched clips of different endangered animals and focused on what they look like, how they move and what their natural habitats are.

PE this half term will continue to be on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesdays will be gymnastics and Thursdays will be health-related fitness. Here are some snaps from Thursday’s circuit training session!

Maths Mathletics assignments:

·         Multiplying by 10, 100, and 1000

·         Dividing by 10, 100, 1000

Reading 5 tests on Readtheory or 20 minutes of reading per day
Spelling Log on to Spelling Shed using your EdShed login, and play a variety of games to practise this week’s spelling rule: Words ending in ‘-able’ and ‘-ible’

·         dependable

·         reliable

·         comfortable

·         possible

·         understandable

·         horrible

·         reasonable

·         terrible

·         enjoyable

·         incredible

This term we also start our new units in RHE using our Life to the Full Programme.  The letter for parents is attached here.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Donatantonio

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