Dear Parents and Guardians,
I hope you have all had a very healthy and happy summer. I'm very excited about the year to come and looking forward to the experiences and the learning we are all going to share.
As always, if you have any queries or need to speak to me please don't hesitate to do so.
Please see some learning materials, including videos and attachments, that the children can look through at home.
Half term homework has been given out (English, maths and 1 topic project due at the end of the term).
Here's a video to help with your project:
Next half term (Autumn 2), Year 5 will be building confidence and recall with addition and subtraction methods. Year 5 will be working on problem solving, involving the use of formal written methods and mental methods too.
We have been learning about healthy living and the various food groups that we require to upkeep this healthy lifestyle.
See the attached video and document for the information that supported our learning this week.
We have been learning about Earth and Space. So far, we have focused on the planets that exist in our solar system and explaining how day and night occurs.
See the attachments for the information that supported our learning this week.
We have been learning about why staying hydrated is extremely important for our bodies. We were specifically focusing on the role that water plays for our bodily health.
We have booked a workshop for Friday 11th October 2019. This workshop will be used for the starting stimulus for the children’s learning on Greeks. They will have a chance to explore the wonders of the Greeks through numerous activities and are welcome to dress up for the day.
The morning workshop consists of a short introduction to Greek life and culture, followed by other engaging activities.
After lunch, your Greek warrior will demonstrate his weapons and armour. Then the differences between the city states of Athens and Sparta are explored, and the children take a lesson in democracy, which is followed by a mini Olympic Games.
The great battle of Gaugamela between Alexander the Great and King Darius will round off an engaging and fun day.
In PSHE, we have been looking at healthy living, including the choices we make when it comes to food according to their nutritional value.
Our class project includes the design and making of smoothies made from fresh fruit and vegetables.
In this lesson, we all had a chance to taste a wide variety of fruit and vegetables (some of which we had never eaten before in our lives). We began creating a range of combinations with the food to see which fruits and vegetables would compliment each other in a smoothie.
This enabled us to accumulate a list of ingredients that we agreed for our smoothies.
This week, a parent workshop took place to show parents how we learn about place value using various images and representations. This was provided with the aim of parents being more confident to support the maths mastery ways of teaching at home.
We were visited by the Book Bus today and Lime Class enjoyed the opportunity to browse, make new book discoveries and discuss the books they bought.