Year Five Penguins
Buster’s Book Club!//php the_excerpt(); ?>
We were all visited by Buster today from Buster’s Book Club and we spoke about how important and fun reading is. Year 5 have been doing a brilliant job of monitoring reading across the school and it was great for Buster to see this for himself 🙂
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Hello from Penguin class this week we have been writing our character descriptions and our setting descriptions for our game that we will be create at the end of the term. We have been using a range of punctuation including sentence openers, expanded noun phrases and personification.
In maths we have been doing fractions converting them to decimals.
In literacy this week, we have been describing how to make a lantern machine using imperative verbs, time connectives and causal conjunctions.
In maths we have been working on fractions, multiplying, dividing and finding a fraction of an amount.
Hope you all have a brilliant half term and see you back on the 25th
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This week in literacy we have been writing instructions on how to make your own lantern.
In maths we have been adding and subtracting with multiple denominators.
Spellings this week are:
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This week in literacy we have been learning how to write a formal letter. We have been writing to the Government about building a wall around the United Kingdom.
In maths we have been working on fractions, how to add fractions and learning what equivalent fractions are.
Spellings next week will be
Term 3 Newsletter – Year 5//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Happy new year and welcome back!
In Literacy we will be focusing on writing to inform this term. To link with our topic of China, we will be reading a variety of nonfiction text and within our writing we will apply many skills such as:
- Relative clauses
- Specific Vocabulary
- Subordinating clauses
This term our topic is China.
We will research facts about the Great Wall, Forbidden City and the Pandas living in the bamboo forests.
In maths we will be learning about multiplication and division. The children will need to know their 7, 8, 9 and 11 times tables by the end of this term and this will be helped with regular practice on Time Tables Rock Stars at home. They will learn to use formal methods to multiply and divide and towards the end of the term we will move on to fractions.
In Science children will be learning about animals and plants specifically linked to China.
As the weather becomes colder and wetter, children often need their PE kit to get changed into, if their clothes get wet on the way to school. Therefore it is imperative that their PE kits are in school at all times. Year 5 have PE twice a week this term. They may need track suit bottoms or leggings for doing PE outside.
The children should be practising times tables for at least 15 minutes a day, reading for at least 20 minutes a day, and practising their weekly spellings.
Thank you for all your support.
Miss Jull 🙂
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In penguin class this week we have been drafting our research about China ready to put into our iMovie, we have been writing to inform.
In maths we have been dividing by 1 and 2 digit numbers using the bus stop method and the chunking method.
Spellings this week are….
Term 3 week 2//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This week in literacy we have been researching facts about China ready to film our own iMovie next week. We have extended our facts by writing them up in paragraphs and adding relative clauses.
In maths this week we have been learning how to multiply by 2 and 3 digit numbers.
Spellings this week are
Happy New Year from Penguin class//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Happy New Year
This term we will explore the land of China through non-fiction text and create a range of writing, art and DT that inform the reader.
We will study the culture, cuisine and commerce that have pioneered through China’s history
In maths we will be multiplying by 1 and 2 digit numbers.
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This week in literacy we have been writing a travel guide around our Solar system visiting all the different planets Mercury, Jupiter, Neptune, Venus and lots more. We then recorded our travel guides onto Seesaw.
In maths we have been working on area and perimeter of basic and compound shapes.
Our value this month is HOPE which the children have written amazing poems about.
Spellings this week are
equip (-ped -ment)
We hope everyone has an amazing Christmas 🙂
Fizz Pop!//php the_excerpt(); ?>
A mad scientist visited Rose Street School on Tuesday morning! Mr Neil Nuclear brought his wacky Fizz Pop Science company to our assembly hall and demonstrated to the children lots of crazy investigations about air. He will be running an after school science club after Christmas at the school and parents are invited to book a place for their child on line at http://www.fizzpopscience.co.uk.
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Hello all from Penguin class, this week we in literacy we have been designing and creating Space buggies.
We are planning and writing a non chronological report about our Space buggies.
In maths this week we have been learning our times tables, multiples and factors.
Spellings this week are
Welcome to term 2//php the_excerpt(); ?>
A week at Hogwarts
The children in year 5 have had a wonderful week of potions, wand making and turning their teacher in to a frog. They have calculated amounts and created spells.
The children have enjoyed a visit from the owls and they are hoping that their letters will arrive by owl post soon.
The children looked amazing on Friday, all dressed to impress their Professor! Thanks you for your support this week.
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This week in Penguin class we have been learning how to write a metaphoric poem using a range of different metaphors. We also looked at Kenning poetry using hyphens and included this into our metaphoric poems
In maths we have been learning how to subtract more than 4 digit number, estimating and approximation and finally solving problems and showing their reasoning.
We are also in a new month so our value for October is Respect.
Spellings for this week are
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This week in penguins we have been learning how to write poems using rhyming couplets, in our poems we wrote about our topic the Vikings raiding villages.
In maths we have been learning how to add and subtract 4 digit numbers.
Spellings for our spelling bee on the 28/9/18
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This week in Penguin class for literacy we have written about a battle scene between Beowulf and Grendel using verbs and adverbs along with suspense to keep the readers on the edge of their seat.
In maths we have been rounding numbers to the nearest 10,100 and 1000s
Spellings this week for our spelling bee on Friday 21st are..
Minster Abbey//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This week Penguin class visited Minster Abbey along with year 5s from West Minster primary to learn more about our topic-The Vikings. We acted out a Viking dance routine, learnt how the Vikings used the Isle of Sheppey all them years ago and listened to many historical stories about the Viking times (over 1000 years ago).
Our first week back.//php the_excerpt(); ?>
It has been an exciting first week back after the summer holidays. This week in literacy we have started to read Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo, we are describing and comparing characters using antonyms and expanded noun phrases.
In maths we are learning about place value and being able to order numbers up to 10,000.
A great start to what will be a brilliant year.
Welcome to Penguin Class//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Miss Robinson and I (Miss Jull) have enjoyed our two weeks getting to know our new class. We have had lots of fun and activity and we have learnt a lot about each other.
The children are all ready to enjoy the summer break and we look forward to welcoming them all back into year 5 in September.
Enjoy the summer fun!
Miss Jull & Miss Robinson
Next Week – W/C 02.07.18//php the_excerpt(); ?>
English – In English we will be writing a newspaper report about the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
Maths – In Maths we will be doing Active Maths and consolidating our learning on topics such as: addition, subtraction and reflection.
Science – Our Science lesson will involve studying water resistance and looking out how it affects different objects.
Topic/Design and Technology – In Topic/DT we will be constructing our Titanic models in our groups, using recycled materials.