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Week beginning Mon 21st May

Our final week of Allotment; the poems you all wrote last week were FAB! This week, we continue our learning on poetry as we look to extend our poetic writing even further. I'm sure they'll be absolutely fantastic! In maths, we will be learning about the properties of shapes, their nets and the difference between regular and irregular polygons. Spellings will be a test of rules from this half-term and some others too. 

 

The Big Spelling Quiz of the HALF-Term! – Test on Thurs 24TH May

This week, we will be testing you on the spelling rules we’ve practised this half-term and some previously too.

strawberries

families

ambitious

fresher

raspberries

trolleys

nutritious

ought

memories

spacious

species

brought

penalties

gracious

grander

rough

 

Week beginning Mon 14th May

We will be continuing with our learning on time this week as we think about converting between minutes and hours and between 12 and 24 hour clock, solving problems using these skills. In writing this week (and next) we will be writing poetry inspired by The Orchard and by flowers. We have a visit to the Orchard on Wednesday to look at Bee Keeping and will be learning more about Hayfvever!! You will notice spellings have, for most of us, stayed the same as we need a little more practice of these.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 18th May

As a number of us found these trickier, we are going to have an extra week on them.

Words ending –cious or –tious

If the root ends –ce then  it’s usually spelt as c e.g space à spacious

Anxious is an exception word.

spacious

nutritious

gracious

anxious

precious

nutrients

ambitious

climate

infectious

meadow

 

Week beginning (Tues) 8th May

This week we continue with our learning on measures as we think about how to solve problems using different units of measure. We will also be writing reports about our scientific investigations which we have carried out into how seeds grow into cress. We'll look at report writing and communicate our findings!

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 10th May

Words ending –cious or –tious

If the root ends –ce then  it’s usually spelt as c e.g space à spacious

Anxious is an exception word.

spacious

nutritious

gracious

anxious

precious

nutrients

ambitious

climate

infectious

meadow

 

Week beginning 30th April

This week we are carrying on with our Secret Garden stories and we'll be writing them on Wednesday! As well as this, we are off to the Orchard to plant our seeds. In maths, we will be beginning to look at measurements and how we convert between different units of measure. As some of us found the spellings a bit trickier this week, we have kept the same rule for a second week to consolidate. 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 3rd May

Words ending y  becoming plural.

If the letter before the y is a vowel (a,e,i,o,u) just add s. If it’s a consonant it’s –ies

Berry – r is a consonant à berries

Boy – o is a vowel - boys

strawberries

candies

raspberries

sprays

memories

replays

penalties

enjoys

families

trolleys

 

Week beginning 23rd April

This week we will be conducting some experiments using cress; we will also be learning about farming and how our food makes its way to the shop's shelve and our plates! Our maths learning will continue to focus on percentages.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 26th Apr

Words ending y  becoming plural.

If the letter before the y is a vowel (a,e,i,o,u) just add s. If it’s a consonant it’s –ies

Berry – r is a consonant à berries

Boy – o is a vowel - boys

strawberries

orchard

raspberries

pollen

journeys

vegetable

valleys

roots

memories

compost

 

Week beginning 16th April

Welcome back to the SUMMER term! We begin our Allotment topic this week with a visit to the Orchard where Mr. Arnold is kindly helping us set up a few experiments and some planters! In English, we will begin thinking about our own settings for a story we are going to write whilst in Maths we will be learning about percentages.

 

Week beginning 26th March

The final week of the term is a busy one! We have Easter service, parents' meetings, end-of-term Disco and a Theme Park to 'launch'. We will be finishing our persuasive advert writing which we began last week and we will continue to work on our knowledge of decimals as we look at how we convert between fractions and decimals.

 

The Big Spelling Quiz of the Term! – Test on Thurs 29th Mar

This week, we will be testing you on the spelling rules we’ve practised this term

ought

knight

horrible

species

rough

plumbing

adorable

caffeine

cough

enough

quicker

their

although

applicable

darker

weird

 

Week beginning 19th March

What an exciting week ahead; for some of us, it's 3 days in the Peak District on our residential whilst those of you still at school will be doing some exciting learning about the Winter Paralympics and also the Easter story.

When we get back from Lea Green, we will be looking at persuasive writing in English, designing and advertising our new Theme Park! Our Maths learning will focus on decimal and fraction equivalence. 

 

Week beginning 12th March

How would you feel on a rollercoaster? What would it feel like as the wind rushes through your hair? Or if your hair is dangling upside down as you loop-the-loop? This week we will be writing shape poems all about this. We'll look at the science behind why you don't fall out and also explore water resistance. We will continue to think about fractions in maths as we add, subtract and multiply with them.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 15th Mar

Words which break the i before e, except after c rule! And further spellings from our reading.

species

subtly

caffeine

landscape

foreign

stride

their

emerge

weird

unwind

Week beginning 5th March

Well year five...lots to learn this week after 2 Snow Days. We'll continue with working towards writing our biographies and will also continue with our fractions learning. In topic, we will be looking at the different climates of cities in the world and will also be exploring some of the physics behind rollercoasters!

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 8th Mar

Adding –er the suffix –er is added if the verb ends with two consonants e.g grand ends nd so you tag on -er

grander

bankruptcy

fresher

trademark

quicker

production

darker

trading

smarter

animation

 

Week beginning 12th February

Well, this week I can't wait to see your fantastic home learning creations! I've heard lots of great things and on Wednesday we will have a big showcase in the classroom to look at them! Reckon you could live in space? This week, we'll look at life on board the space station and think about what it takes to become an astronaut. Our maths learning will continue to focus on division methods. 

 

The Big Spelling Quiz of the Half-Term! – Test on Fri 16th Feb

This week, we will be testing you on the spelling rules we’ve practised this half-term

ought

enough

considerable

adorable

brought

although

biscuit

applicable

cough

island

knife

legible

rough

knight

plumbing

horrible

 

Week beginning 5th February

Fingers crossed for good weather this week as we have a very exciting rocket lesson planned with Mr. Arnold! We'll be thinking about the moon in our writing, as we create poems bout The Moon. In maths, we will be continuing our learning of written methods of 4-digit and 2-digit multiplication before beginning division.

 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 8th Feb

-able or –ible? Just like words ending –ant/-ancy you use –able if you can also make  word ending –ation e.g consider(aion)à considerable

considerable

lunar

adorable

satellite

applicable

eclipse

legible

launch

horrible

engine

 

Week beginning 29th January

This week, it's all about gravity! We'll be conducting experiments including some involving a bucket of water...(weather permitting!!). We'll be continuing to write our sci-fi stories about adventures in space. In maths, we will be extending our multiplication skills as we use the column method for multiplying 4 digits by 1 and 2-digit numbers.

 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 1st Feb

Words with silent letters and topic vocabulary

island

Newton

knight

gravity

plumbing

force

knife

weight

biscuit

motion

 

Week beginning 22nd January

This week we are off to the Space Centre in Leicester! We will be learning about rockets and Mr. Arnold will be visiting us to help us conduct some very exciting experiments! This week we will also begin planning our own piece of Science Fiction writing. In maths, we will begin to learn about multiplying 4-digit numbers by 1 and 2 digits. Monday is World Religion Day.

 

 

Spellings – to be tested on Friday 26th Jan

Words containing the letter string ‘ough’’ when pronounced ‘oh’ or ‘uff’ and 5 new topic words to use.

dough

asteroid

although

orbiting

tough

shuttle

rough

module

enough

capsule

 

Week beginning 15th January

It's been a terrific start to 2018 Year 5; well done. This week, we will be learning about NASA and the moon landing. We will find out about the first man on the moon as well as the Apollo missions. We'll also find out about some very important people, without whom we might never have reached the moon! In maths, we will be continuing to develop our multiplication skills using mental arithmetic and using the inverse method (division) to find related facts. Here are our spellings

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 18th Jan

Words containing the letter string ‘ough’’ when pronounced ‘or’ or ‘off’ and 5 new topic words to use.

ought

space

brought

astronaut

thought

explore

cough

solar

trough

weightless

Week beginning 8th January

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome back for the Spring Term! I hope everybody had a terrific Christmas holiday. We've got a really exciting week to start our Stargazers topic, as we learn a Rap about the Solar System (yes, even I will be attempting to rap!), discover the true scale of the solar system and make models of the planets. There will not be a spelling test this week but I will be checking planners for 4 or more reads on Friday.  

 

Week beginning 18th December

Well here it is, the last week of the term and the last school week of 2017! Thank you for a terrific term Year 5. You've all got lots to be proud of and I know you'll be ready for a couple of weeks off before 2018!!! This week we have all of our Christmas performances as well as the lovely Carol Concert at St. Barnabas. We have a Christmas mystery solve in Maths and some lovely artwork to focus on as well. There won't be a spelling test this week as it's Disco and Party Day on Thursday but I will still be checking planners on Thursday.

 

Week beginning 11th December

As we continue with our Christmas learning, on Monday we will be having a school Christingle service. Remember it's non-uniform for The Children's Society. We will be doing some Christmas/Winter-themed Maths and English learning as well as rehearsing for our big Drumming Concert on Thursday! Plus, there's the Big Spelling Quiz of the Term...

 

The Big Spelling Quiz of the TERM! – Test on Thurs 14th Dec

This week, we will be testing you on the spelling rules we’ve practised all term.

That’s their football.

He’s our dog.

independent

difference.

My house is there.

Where are you?

confident.

transferring.

They’re going home.

Were you busy?

hesitant

crucial.

Are you ok?

incredible

ferocious

residential.

 

Week beginning 4th December

We're into December and with Christmas around the corner, we'll be thinking about creating our own stories based on some of the Christmas adverts on the television which have morals to the story. We'll create our own stories with morals behind them. In maths, we will be using our knowledge of mental calculation to help solve problems.

 

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 7th Dec

Some revision of our tricky week and some festive writing vocabulary for winter! There will be a ‘big test of the term’ sent home for the final full week.

ferocious

festive

ambitious

season

mysterious

celebration

tremendous

decoration

cautious

appreciation

 

 

Week beginning 27th November

Holidays in Egypt? Seeing the Pyramids? A Cruise down the Nile? This week, we will be looking at the tourism industry in Egypt and even designing and advertising our own holiday resorts! Our maths will link to this as we use our knowledge of addition and subtraction to price up holidays and work out a budget for our new holiday resorts! This week marks the end of our Pharaohs topic!

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 30th Nov

-tial or –cial

cial goes after a vowel e.g official

tial goes after a consonant e.g torrential

As always there are a couple of exceptions! E.g financial and initial

official

confidential

commercial

partial

artificial

essential

special

residential

crucial

financial

 

 

Week beginning 20th November

We have a busy week ahead as we study and think about 'The Fall' of the Pharaohs, which we will be writing a newspaper article about - I hope to be able to share some of the finished pieces on our class page. Our maths learning will focus on column subtraction.

Spellings – to be tested on Thurs 23rd Nov

-fer suffixes

The rule tends to be to double the r if you stress (pronounce) it in the word e.g. referring.

It tends to be one r if you don’t stress it in the word e.g reference.

referring

difference

deferred

tolerance

interference

inferring

reference

referee

transferring

prefer


Week beginning 13th November

On Monday it's our whole-school Anti-Bullying day a part of National Anti-Bullying Week. As well as this, we have an instructor coming in to teach lots of classes Yoga! The rest of the week, we will be creating our own clips in the style of Horrible Histories including writing our own 'sketches'. In maths, we will be subtracting numbers with more than 4 digits. And don't forget it's non-uniform on Friday for Children in Need!

Spellings to be tested on Thurs 16th Nov

Words ending with the suffix –ant or –ent

observant

independent

hesitant

decent

expectant

frequent

tolerant

confident

hesitant

obedient

 

Week beginning 6th November

Quite a special week this week Year 5 - we are creating digital comics! On Monday, Richard from Ground Zero Comic Store (in Mansfield) is going to visit us to talk about Comic Books including artwork and stories. From here, we will be using the Comic Life app to create our own Comic versions of our Marvel Ancient Egyptian stories! Hopefully, we will get these published on the class website for other classes to read!

In maths, we will be developing our knowledge of addition of numbers with more than 4 digits into formal written (column) methods.

Don't forget our walk on Wednesday.

Spellings are unchanged for most of us as we do need a bit more practice. Otherwise, I have asked you to pick 5 new words you have found in a dictionary which you'd like to use in your writing, to learn to spell!

Spellings to be tested on Thurs 9th Nov – we have kept the same spellings for further practice

Words ending able/ible and ambitious writing vocabulary

incredible

mysterious

considerable

ambitious

legible

cautious

applicable

ferocious

noticeable

tremendous

 

Week beginning 31st October (Monday 30th is INSET Day)

As we return from half-term, we will be learning all about Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt at the time of her rule. We will continue to work on our Marvel comics by beginning to look at stories in a comic format. In Maths, we will be moving on to start looking at addition and subtraction. 

Spellings to be tested on Thurs 2nd Nov

Words ending able/ible and ambitious writing vocabulary

incredible

mysterious

considerable

ambitious

legible

cautious

applicable

ferocious

noticeable

tremendous

 

Week beginning 16th October

What a busy week this is going to be Year 5! Getting ready for the school museum and also Harvest Festival. In maths, we will be using all the knowledge and skills we have developed over the last few weeks in word problems. In topic, all of our work will be helping us to get ready for the opening of the museum.

Can you please bring your creative home learning in on Wednesday ready to show in the museum?

Spellings will be tested on Friday. At the end of every half-term you will be tested on spelling rules which we have practised across the half-term.

The Big Spelling Quiz of the half-term – Test on FRIDAY 20th Oct

In the final week of every half-term, I will be testing you on the spelling rules we’ve practised. (This won’t include topic words). Many of the homophones you’ve learnt are listed here ready!

That’s their football.

I threw it away.

We drove through the gates.

That’s too hot.

My house is there.

Where are you?

The witch was scary.

I am going to the shops.

They’re going home.

Were you busy?

Which one is yours?

I would like two sweets.

Are you ok?

That’s our football.

I am off to the shop.

It is made of plastic.

 

Week beginning 9th October

It doesn't seem 2 minutes since we were planning our stories but, this week, we FINISH our Marvel-inspired Egyptian God/Goddess stories! As well as this, it's Love 2 Investigate Science Day on Thursday. In Maths, we will be learning about and with Roman Numerals!

Spellings to be tested on Thurs 12th October  

Topic words and homophones

Dunes

I threw it away.

Goddess

We drove through the gates.

Cairo

The weather was warm.

Giza

We decided whether to go out.

Beetle

Archaeology

 

Week beginning 2nd October

This week we are continuing to write our Marvel-inspired stories form Ancient Egypt with the Egyptian Gods. We will also be designing and making Canopic jars out of clay! In maths, we will be developing our knowledge of negative numbers linked to temperature.

 

Spellings to be tested on Thurs 5th October  

Topic words and homophones

Papyrus

Are you ok?

Museum

That’s our football.

Scroll

I am off to the shop.

Feather

It is made of plastic.

Please write your name

Turn right here.

 

Week beginning 25th September

This week, we will be beginning to write our stories about 'If Marvel did Ancient Egypt' by dropping our comic versions of the Egyptian Gods into the modern world! Our topic work will also see us develop our knowledge of Ancient Egyptian beliefs about the after-life. In Maths we will be developing our knowledge of rounding numbers.

 

Spellings to be tested on Thurs 28th  

Topic words and homophones

Egyptian

Do you know the answer?

Amulet

There are no chips left.

Mummify

I will meet you at Costa!

Ushabti

We need meat from the butchers.

Can you hear me?

We are over here.

 

 

 

Week beginning 18th September

Our topic focus this week will be the locations of Ancient Egypt as we find out more about The River Nile, The Valley of the Kings and the Great Pyramids. We will also begin to develop our own comic version of an Egyptian God using some of the Marvel world as inspiration. In maths, we will continue to develop our place value knowledge as we work on the power of 10.

 

Spellings to be tested on Thurs 21st

Topic words and homophones

Tomb

The witch was scary.

Nile

Which one is yours?

Valley

I would like two sweets.

Desert

I am going to the shops.

Sphinx

That’s too hot!

 

Week beginning 6th September

 

As we get back into school and begin our new year together, we will be learning all about the mythology and Gods of Ancient Egypt. We will be carrying out Ancient Egypt's God Talent(!!!) and looking at the different responsibilities of the Pharaohs before finding out which God would get your Golden Buzzer! As well as this, we will be taking part in  a number of activities related to the new academic year.

 

 

Spellings to be tested on Fri 17th Sep (due to the trip on Thurs!)

Topic words and homophones

Hieroglyphics

That’s their football.

Pharaoh

My house is there.

Egypt

They’re going home.

Pyramid

Where are you?

Mummies

Were you busy?

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