Parents’ Evening

Dear parents and carers,

Many thanks to those who have already returned your slips to request an appointment on parents’ evening.

We still have a couple of slots left, so if you would like to meet, please do let me know and I’ll allocate one of the time slots to you.

Many thanks

Miss Lezameta

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Maths Videos!

Just to let you know that we have a new page to our blog, which contains maths videos which give an example of how we set out and work out some of our maths. So far we have added long multiplication and the bus stop method for division, as we have been learning these most recently. We’ll add to this over the year to support your learning.

Take a look!

Weekly Round Up w/c 21.11.16

Last week in Maths we used all of our times tables facts to help us in lessons looking at factors and multiples and then using this knowledge to help us with short division. We spent some time in the Learning Pit struggling with the bus stop method for division, but we all persevered and are hopefully coming out the other side. We will have more practice on this to cement our learning this week. Also, look out for Maths videos on the blog which will take you through the methods for short division and long multiplication, so that you can refresh your memories at home.

In English we continued to use Shaun Tan’s book ‘The Lost Thing’ to inspire our writing. We used modal verbs and certain phrases to make suggestions about what someone should do if they’d found a lost thing. We also looked at the features and mannerisms which make up a character, so that we could make our own central characters, ready to write our own Lost Thing stories in the coming weeks.

In Science we continued with our topic of forces, focusing on air resistance this week.

In Art, we started work on our Christmas hoop! These will be going up very soon to get us into the festive spirit, so please do come and take a look. We’ll put photos on our blog as well.

We have also started planning our class assembly, which will take place on Tuesday 6th December. I’m sure you’ll be hearing all about it in the coming days!

Miss Lezameta

Spellings w/c 28.11.16

This week our spellings are again from the Year 5 and 6 spelling list.

Make sure you understand what the words mean by looking them up in a dictionary or talking to someone about the meaning.

conscience
conscious
controversy
convenience
correspond
criticise
curiosity
definite
desperate
determined

Invite to Write 21.11.16

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Look at the picture and use an expanded noun phrase to describe one of the Lost Things that you can see. Respond to it using the comments button. You do not have to write a draft in your book first, just make sure you check your spelling and punctuation before you press send!

You can also do this at home.

Weekly Round Up w/c 14.11.16

We’ve had another fantastic week of learning in 5SL.

In Literacy we have started a new book, ‘The Lost Thing’ by Shaun Tan, which we have used to inspire our writing. We looked at the language used in the book to do some writing, giving advice and using modal verbs. We also designed our own Lost Thing and used expanded noun phrases to describe it. This will be used in writing our own Lost Things stories over the coming weeks.

Multiplication was our focus in Maths this week. We looked a formal methods for multiplying one-digit by 3-digits or two-digits by two-digits. We will continue to look at multiplication and then move on to division next week.

In Science we continued with our Forces topic, looking this week at why certain shapes sink whilst others float. We’ll continue looking at forces, in particular air resistance, next week.

I hope you all have a great weekend,

Miss Lezameta

Invite to Write w/c 14.11.16

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Look at the picture and use a simile, metaphor or personification to describe the scene. Respond to it using the comments button. You do not have to write a draft in your book first, just make sure you check your spelling and punctuation before you press send!

You can also do this at home.