Legendary Lions

Autumn 2 Newsletter:

Welcome back!

We hope that you all had a wonderful half term break and are ready for another jam-packed one! 

This new term brings with it a new and exciting topic for the children:  The round city of Baghdad.  We will start by exploring the development of the Arab city and then look into the advancements made there, for example with regards to medicine and astronomy.  We will then compare this to how life was like for the Saxons in Britain at the same time.

Reading

Many children in Legendary Lions are well underway to achieving their Bronze Reading Medal.  Thank you so much for all of the parents/carers at home who have supported this.  We would appreciate your continued support with this reading challenge as we move into this half term too.  Remember, three signatures from an adult during the week will result in the children being rewarded with one sticker.  Once they have earnt 12 stickers, they will achieve their Bronze Reading Medal.  Come on Legendary Lions, you can do it!

Targets

READING

I can make comparisons within and across books.

I can summarise main ideas and key details, using quotations for illustration.

I can discuss and evaluate how authors use language (including figurative language) and its impact on the reader.

 SCIENCE

I can recognise what thermal insulation is and make predictions based on scientific understanding.

I can recognise irreversible changes.

I can recognise that a new material has been formed in irreversible change.

Homework

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday. 

Weekly homework will be as follows:

Week beginning

 

08.11

Maths – books

English – English task

Spellings

15.11

Maths – Mathletics

Reading comprehension

Spellings

22.11

Maths – books

English – English task

Spellings

29.11

Maths – Mathletics

Reading comprehension

Spellings

6.12

Maths – books

English – English task

Spellings

13.12

Maths – Mathletics

Reading comprehension

Spellings

20.12

Topic based homework

Spellings

Spellings will still continue to be handed out on a Wednesday to be tested the following Monday.  Children can then take their books home so that you can see their results but they must have their book back in school every Monday.  The expectation is that they will get 5 or 6 correct every week. 

Water Bottles & PE Kit

Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

This half term, indoor PE continues to be on a Thursday afternoon and outdoor on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has appropriate kit in school on these days.  Long hair must be tied back and earrings should be removed.

Diary Date

Y5 Enterprise Science Fair:  Monday 9th December 2019 from 2:30 pm to 3:10pm. Parents/carers are invited into school to attend Y5’s Enterprise Science Fair. This is an opportunity to see and hear explanations about the experiments that the children have been conducting over the last term in our topic Properties and Changes of Materials. We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help then please do not hesitate to ask.

Miss Stewart and Miss Ireland

Black History Month:  October 2019

This week, the children have been learning about Dr Martin Luther King.  After looking at all of his achievements and studying his 'I have a dream' speech, the children wrote down words and phrases linked with the impact he had on society and why he deserved the Nobel Peace Prize.  The class had great discussions based around discrimination and the forms it can take and also why diversity is so important.  This linked with our current PSHE topic - Difference and Diversity.

Autumn 1 Newsletter:

Welcome back to a new academic year!

We hope that you all had a great summer holiday and the children are raring to go and keen to start Year 5.  We are sure that this year will be a positive one filled with lots of learning and fun.  .

We kick start this year, with a new topic based on the Romans – Rome wasn’t built in a day!  We will teach this topic in a cross curricular way and will start by writing our very own gladiator narrative in English.  In fact, we have already began to learn the model text linked with this narrative which will give the children the techniques, language and grammar skills needed to write their very own historical story.  We will also be exploring the effectiveness of the Roman army, Boudicca’s revolt and the growth of the Roman Empire as the term progresses.

To help us develop our reading skills, we would like to ask you to hear your child read for at least 10 minutes, 3 times a week and sign their reading record.  This can be their class book or a book from their Lexiled reading list, which can be found by logging into Reading Pro.  We appreciate your support with this as we know how busy life can be but those extra reading sessions will help your child to achieve their highest potential.  As a reward for reading regularly, each child will be awarded a sticker each week that they read 3 times to an adult (not including this week!).  If they get 12 stickers, then they will achieve the Bronze Reading Medal!  You can do it Legendary Lions!

Targets:

Reading

Targets:

I can actively discuss a wide range of texts, justifying my ideas with evidence.

I can discuss how authors use figurative language.

I can explore the meaning of words in context.

 Science

Targets:

I can plan an independent investigation

I can compare and group materials based on their properties (e.g. hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity, [electrical & thermal], and response to magnets).

I can describe how a material dissolves to form a solution; explaining the process of dissolving.

I can describe how some materials can be separated.

Homework:

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday. 

Week beginning:

 

4.9

NO HOMEWORK

 

9.9

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

16.9

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

23.9

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

30.9

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

7.10

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

14.10

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

21.10

Topic based homework

Spellings

Spellings will be handed out on a Wednesday to be tested the following Monday.  Your child can then take their spelling book home so that you can see their results but they must have their book back in school every Monday.  The expectation is that they will get 5 or 6 correct every week. 

Coming soon, will be a copy of the words that children need to spell correctly in Years 5 & 6.  Some of these will be sent home for the spelling tests but you may want to work through them with your child as they will need to use them in their writing during Years 5 and 6.

Water Bottles & PE Kit:

Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

This half term, indoor PE will be on a Thursday afternoon and outdoor on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has appropriate kit in school on these days.  Long hair must be tied back and earrings should be removed.

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help then please do not hesitate to ask.

Miss Stewart and Miss Ireland