Forest School Outing Tomorrow

Dear Parents and Carers,

Just a reminder that we will be heading into the woods tomorrow for a day of forest school and team building activities.

The children will need to bring a packed lunch with them, unless they are entitled to free school meals, in which case on will be provided. Please make sure they have drinking water with them.

Please take a look at the weather and make sure that the children dress appropriately. As we’ll be outside all day, a coat is recommended and please could the children wear long trousers to avoid any brambles or nettle stings. They will also need sensible footwear which may get muddy.

It should be a great fun day – I hope everyone’s looking forward to it!

Miss Lezameta

Join us this Friday!

Throughout the past few weeks children across the school have been thinking about their local community and our local area.  In particular, Year 5 have been focusing on the history of Herne Hill during our project lesson. As part of this we have produced some fantastic learning across the whole school and this will be on display for parents to come and see this Friday in the Sports Hall between 2.50 and 3.20.
Each year group will have a stall which will feature some of our fantastic learning and it is a great opportunity to learn about what your child has been doing and also to see what the other classes in the school have been learning about as well.  It also has been fantastic hearing the children’s opinions about their local community.
Please do join us if you’re able, it would be great to see you there!
Miss Lezameta

Weekly Round Up w/c 10.10.16

This week

We’ve had another busy week in year five!

This week in maths we’ve been learning mental strategies to help us with addition and subtraction, and have been looking at decimals.

In literacy we have been learning how to edit our own work, working with our partner to improve our spelling, punctuation and sentence structure.

In project we continued with our presentations on Herne Hill. Make sure you come in next Friday to see some of our work!

Next week

Next week in maths we will be learning column addition and column subtraction.

In literacy we will be finishing our unit on the Iron Man, learning about persuasive writing.

In project we will be finishing our presentations.

Spellings w/c 17.10.16

This week we will be learning plurals of words ending in ‘Y’. Can you see a pattern? Can you think of any other words that end in ‘Y’ that end ‘ys’ when plural? Comment below!

lorries
berries
pennies
ladies
worries
babies
cities
valleys
monkeys
donkeys

Invitation to Write

Use this line somewhere in your short story:

‘Peering over the edge, I saw…’

Things to think about:

Where are you? The edge of what?
What has happened just before this to take you to the edge?
What is about to happen?
What can you see? What is ‘it’ doing? What does it sound/smell like?

Remember to write a draft version before putting your story on the blog.

Weekly Round Up w/c 3rd October

Apologies everyone for the delay in getting this out to you!

Last week in class was a very busy one indeed!

The highlight of the week was going down to Elmgreen Secondary School to listen to the author David O’Doherty give some rather funny commentaries about what things can be dangerous and talk about how he got in to writing from a young age. (see photo)  I hope the children were inspired to read and write more!
In Maths week we have been learning about using mental methods to do different addition and subtractions, which can be very useful when going to the shops and trying to work out change! We also moved on to adding and subtracting decimals.  For example 5.5 – 2.3 is quite easy as we can just subtract the 2 from the 5 and then the 0.3 from the 0.5 to get 3.2.  There were also some trickier ones such as 6.7 – 3.9 which you would need to use a number line for as you can’t automatically take away 0.9 from 0.7.
In Literacy we were writing a diary entry as Hogarth when he sees The Iron Man for the first time.  It begins with him being calm and peaceful, fishing and builds up to him feeling like something is watching him and then seeing the Iron Man emerge over the cliff top.  The children wrote some brilliant diary entries, imagining what Hogarth must have felt at the time.
In Project we began our final piece of work bringing together all the knowledge we have learned about the local area as well as the school in to a presentation.  These will be on display on the last day of half term for parents to come and view!
Finally, in Art we started to experiment with a 2B and 4B pencil, drawing various types of lines and patterns. This will build up to our final piece being a sketch of a shoe.
Next week in class…
Maths – using our knowledge of mental addition and subtraction to problem solve
Literacy – to write a descriptive piece of writing
Project – continuing with our presentations