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Year 5
* Highlight of the Week *
Wow - it is hot, hot, hot! We haven't let that stop us though and this week, we have been super creative, both as a class and across the school!

On Wednesday, a group of Year 5 and Year pupils whose work was reached the finalist stage of the Rotary Club's 'Purple for Polio' competition earlier this year, joined myself and Karen Wroe from Art With A Heart on an epic adventure across Manchester. We travelled by car, tram, foot, bus, lift, and escalator as we took in the magnificent bees at the Football Museum, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Cathedral, Central Library, Arndale Centre and of course, The Manchester Museum which will the home of our bee during the Bee In The City trail. The trial, including the 6ft bees will be open to the public from the 23rd July to 2nd September. Over 130 schools and organisations have taken part so it is fantastic to be part of this. The children loved seeing their artwork transferred on the sculpture by the students at AWAH. Take a look at our photos below.

(Details of the trail can be found here http://beeinthecitymcr.co.uk/art-trail/ )

Thursday saw the long anticipated judging of the wheelbarrow for 'Altrincham in Bloom' - and if you look at the pictures, I'm sure you'll agree - it looks magnificent! Year 6 have created the beautiful artwork on the barrow, Year 5 contributed the pebbles featuring bees and crocuses, Year 4 made the beautiful recipe cards to support our 'Red-dy Meals' theme, including Simple Tomato Soup, Beetroot and Radish Salad and Summer's favourite, Strawberries and Cream. Mrs Smith-Barnand and her super helpers from classes across our younger years did a stirling job of sowing and planting. A huge and heart-felt thank you to everyone - Well Done!!

Results are out on Friday - check back here for the results :-)

*********** Results ***************
I am very proud to be able to report that Oldfield Brow has received a Runner Up prize in the competition! (I personally think we should have won First Prize, but I might be just a tiny touch biased !!)

Grammar School Entrance Exams Update
*** Please check in our e-bag for the latest information regarding the timetable for those interested in Grammar school for Year 7 and beyond.***

Loreto, St Ambrose and Altrincham Boys will continue to use either GL or their own in-house exams.

PE Kit - the weather doesn't seem to know it is Spring yet, and as PE does take place outside, please ensure your child has tracksuit/ jogging bottoms and a jumper, please. (Indoor kit, which is the same as outdoor, plus the warmer layers, is a white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers/ black pumps).

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in-touch. Either come and see me before or after school, send a message for me to call you, or email the school for my attention.

Dip into the E-BAG!
In the e-bag (to the right of the page) you will find useful documents/trip letters etc. that we will add to over the year.

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Following feedback from parents, a user guide for grammar in Year 5 has been added to the ebag :-)
I have also included a poster for the week's spellings to help with creating example sentences to consolidate meaning.

A timetable for times tables!
The children and I discussed making our times tables more challenging and ‘real world-y’ and have decided to start using times tables of numbers from 13 to 19. As this will incorporate knowing the regular times table and then adding the multiple of 10, there will be extra time allowed on our weekly quizzes while we get into the swing of things 

Week Beginning 12th June – 13x and 14x tables

Week Beginning 18th June – 14x and 15x tables

Week Beginning 25th June - 16x tables

Week Beginning 2nd July – 17x tables

Week Beginning 9th July – 18x, tables

Week Beginning 16th July –19x tables

Week Beginning 23rd July – All of them!

Trafford SSP Tag Rugby competition18th October 2017Children's Match ReportTrading cardsExhibitionBernard !InvestigationWearing the poppies we madeOur Skype chat with Colin ClayClay 2Clay 2Clay 2Clay 2Clay 2Clay 2Clay 2Swimming Gala Feb 2018Swim GalaSwim Gala - always conscious of fashion !Assault CourseScramble NetClimbing WallClimbing WallClimbing WallBollywood Dancing - Stretch!Bollywood Dancing!World Book DaySports Relief DaySome Easter Hols HomeworkPenpals in IndiaTitanic TripTitanic Trip-rivot catchingTitanic Trip- on boardTitanic Trip- who would be saved?Titanic Trip- how many yr5's will fit in a lifeboat?Royal Wedding Picnic - red white and blueRoyal Wedding Picnic - flagsRoyal Wedding Picnic Royal Wedding Picnic Royal Wedding Picnic Royal Wedding Picnic Royal Wedding Picnic BreadBreadBreadBreadBreadBreadBreadBreadBreadOn the way to John Ryland's libraryJohn Ryland's libraryJohn Ryland's libraryJohn Ryland's libraryJohn Ryland's libraryJohn Ryland's libraryJohn Ryland's libraryJohn Ryland's libraryJohn Ryland's libraryJohn Ryland's libraryJohn Ryland's libraryJohn Ryland's libraryStockport Grammar Maths CompetitionStockport Grammar Maths CompetitionOur team who came third being presented with certificatesSt Ambrose Maths  DaySt Ambrose Maths  DayFootball MuseumFootball MuseumRoyal Exchange Theatre - craft activityArndale CentreManchester CathedralManchester CathedralManchester CathedralOn the TrailFinally reach Manchester Museum!Our Bee in Manchester Museum!Our Bee in Manchester Museum!Finding our own art on the Bee !Finding our own art on the Bee !Finding our own art on the Bee !Finding our own art on the Bee !Finding our own art on the Bee !Finding our own art on the Bee !Finding our own art on the Bee !Finding our own art on the Bee !Coming home - tired but happy !Altrincham in Bloom Red-dy Meals WheelbarrowAltrincham in Bloom -  Close up!
Learning Goals

We will continue our appreciation of number this half term by looking at how we can express fractions as decimals, and as percentages. We will also be looking at properties of 2d and 3d shapes, how to translate and reflect 2d shapes and increase our accurate recognition, estimation and drawing of different types of angles.

We will practise our skills in interpreting line graphs, tables and timetables, then finish the year by considering how we convert units of measurement, and work with measuring volume.

Throughout the year, we will constantly be applying our learning to real world problems.

Animals on the Move will let us delve into the fascinating world of migrating animals, and the challenges which they face. We will use this non-fiction stimulus to help us create non-chronological reports. The Museum of Fun will let us hone our presentation skills in person as well as on paper, as we use all of our persuasion skills through a variety of mediums. We also hope to create a diary from the perspective of a Titanic passenger to link our Topic work to our English.
After half-term, we will be look at dialogues and play scripts, as well as enjoying and creating our own stories of imaginary places. What makes these stories effective, and why do we enjoy them so much?

A key development in Year 5 is the ability to self-assess and improve work so we will be enhancing our skills of editing and improving our work. We do daily independent reading, and children are welcome to bring in their own books.

Hang on to your hats as we discover all things Titanic during our first half term. Time lines, the design, the fateful journey and some of the characters involved in her creation and final voyage are all elements we will be discovering. A real highlight will be our visit to the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Titanic exhibition!
After half term, the children will get the opportunity to create and present their own independent study of an area of the UK. Stand by for details of when an open-house presentation of all their hard work will be running.
There should be an average of 30 minutes spent each night on homework. if there any issues due to outside school commitments, please let me know so we can find a solution!
Homework will now be issued on 5 nights to prepare the children for the challenge of Year 6. With the exception of Spellings homework which is due back on the following Friday, each homework will now be due in on the next day.

Monday - Spellings and times tables (back in Friday)
Tuesday - English
Wednesday - problem solving/ mental maths/ times tables of the week activity
Thursday - Comprehension activity
Friday - Maths (back in Monday)

Homework is a very important way of consolidating the work we are doing in school and is NOT optional!
Parents - Any help you may wish to give your children is welcomed. Please write on their homework if you have any notes/concerns/questions regarding it.
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