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Tudor Workshop: Monday 25th November
On Monday 25th November, Year 5 have a Tudor Christmas Workshop. They will be learning about how the Tudors would have celebrated the festive period, learning all about the food and gifts that would have been given at the time. The day will finish off with a Tudor banquet, where the children will perform dances and songs to others, as well as eating Tudor food (all allergies have been taken into consideration).
To enhance the day, it would be great if the children could come dressed up in Tudor costumes. Please find some ideas for these below:
Mrs Gaze and Mrs Waggeh
Wednesday 16th October 2019
In Maths this week, the children have been focusing on geometry. They have learnt how to translate shapes to the left, right, above and below. They have worked really hard to translate shapes using co-ordinates.
In Literacy, the children have started a new book - King Kong by Anthony Browne. They have written job descriptions for the leading lady and looked at writing dialogue accurately. We have spoken about using synonyms for 'said' and splitting speech to create speech sandwiches.
In theme, the children used role play to explore the events of Henry VIII splitting England from Rome. They played the key characters which really helped to solidify the key events from history.
In art, the children created wonderful space art pastel drawings.
Tuesday 8th October 2019
I am excited to let you all know that we have joined TTRockstars to support the learning of times tables here at Jupiter. Today the children have been sent home with their own log in details. Keep these safe! You can access the website through the link attached. You will need to click on 'login' and 'school pupils'. Please feel free to feed back any information once your child has had a go at home, such as ease of use and engagement.
Friday 27th September 2019
In Literacy, we have started reading a new book - Robot Girl by Malorie Blackman. The children discussed different genres, looking specifically at science fiction. They decided whether they wanted to give robots rights or not, whether they could educate us or have votes. So far in the story, we have found out that Claire's dad is a famous inventor. He has taken all of Claire's measurements and even carried out a brain scan!
In maths, the children have been focusing on geometry. They have looked at nets of 3D shapes and concentrated on the properties of the 3D shapes.
Theme has seen the children research and write fact files on each of Henry VIII's wives. Ask them about them, I am sure you will be amazed!
Friday 20th September 2019
Year 5 is well and truly underway. The children are settled into their new class routines and have been working hard.
In Literacy this week we have been writing biographies about the life of Philippe Petit. The children used their own research and written notes to refer to. Today they wrote their own autobiography. They had to include paragraphs, subordinate clauses and interesting information.
In maths this week the year group have been focusing on addition and subtraction. They have looked at ways to work out calculations mentally. The children were encouraged to self-mark there work at a separate station which really helped to motivate them.
Our topic this term is The Tudors. The children have learnt about all the Tudor monarchs and this week have focused on Henry VII and Henry VIII. They have looked at paintings to see what information this would give them about that king.
Spellings and homework for the half term have now been uploaded onto the website.
Please continue to ensure your child is reading every day at home and that a note is being made in their reading record. Times tables roll on this year with the aim to get every child through to the end of the challenges. This will really help to support their mental maths strategies as they move towards Year 6. This is a link to an online game to help them practise at home: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Should you need to contact either Year 5 teacher please use this email address: