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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
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