Year 5 – 19/04/24

Welcome to the final term in Year 5; where is the time going?! Here’s what’s been happening in the Year 5 classroom this week:

Science: This afternoon, we kicked off our Earth and Space science unit, igniting curiosity and raising questions we’re eager to explore in the coming months.
English: Linked to our science topic, we dove into our new text “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly, discussing the inspiring journey of four female African-American mathematicians at NASA, and began to explore the key themes of resilience and overcoming gender and racial barriers.
Maths: Building on our previous knowledge of equivalent fractions, we tackled comparing, ordering, and adding fractions.
RE: In RE, we delved into the four Resurrection accounts, comparing them and creating visual representations of Mark’s account through Resurrection art.
PE: Our PE sessions introduced us to the fundamentals of athletics, focusing on running and jumping as we began our athletics unit for the half-term.

Home learning for this week is as follows:

Maths Mathletics assignments:

·        Comparing & ordering fractions less than 1

·        Comparing & ordering fractions greater than 1

·        Add & subtract fractions with the same denominator

Reading 5 tests on Readtheory or 20 minutes of reading per day
SPaG quizzes:

·        Brackets to indicate parenthesis

·        Dashes to indicate parenthesis

·        Commas to indicate parenthesis

Spelling Log on to Spelling Shed using your EdShed login, and play a variety of games to practise this week’s spelling rule: Challenge Words (from the Year 5 and 6 Statutory Word List)

·        amateur

·        foreign

·        ancient

·        pronunciation

·        awkward

·        symbol

·        criticise

·        yacht

·        excellent

·        equipment

Please see the attached letter that outlines the RSE learning for this term.

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday!

Miss Donatantonio

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