Highlights of the term so far...
This term has seen the first school trip of Year 5 2019-20! Both classes were able to visit Jodrell Bank together and we all had a busy, but fantastic time visiting all the exhibits, and our favourite - the inflatable planetarium. Once back at Oldfield Brow Primary, we were able to consolidate our learning and discuss the results of the experiments undertaken during our Jodrell Bank workshops. In class, science lessons have involved looking at the solar system and its planets with a rather exciting lesson involving planets substituted for fruit of different sizes to help us learn just how different in size they are. We also took our learning outside and used a lot of toilet roll to model the planets vast and varying distances from the sun. In addition, we have discussed the spherical nature of planets and historical beliefs that the Earth was flat.
In English, we have applied all our learning so far to creating our very own Greek myths, balanced arguments linked to the science-fiction series Doctor Who and writing non-chronological reports about alien lifeforms from another galaxy!
We have been focussing on place value, addition and subtraction this term, working with numbers up to 1,000,000 in Year 5. We have used place value charts, numberlines and part whole models to support our learning and worked on rounding and Roman numerals too as part of this unit.
In history lessons, we have so far learnt about greek mythology and also about timelines, using our knowledge to look at key dates in Ancient Greece. In art we have looked at works by Salvador Dali and discussed surrealism. We are using this learning to inspire our own artwork with a focus on imaginary worlds to link in with our work on science fiction.
In gymastics, we have been learning about mirror routines with balances and transitions. Our tennis lessons have seen improvements in ball control. Indoor PE is on Tuesdays, and outdoor PE on Wednesdays. Please ensure PE kit is at school all week, in case of minor changes to the weekly timetable.
PE Kit - PE does take place outside, please ensure your child has tracksuit/ jogging bottoms and a jumper, please. Separate outdoor PE shoes are required which are especially important in damp weather. (Indoor kit, which is the same as outdoor, plus the warmer layers, is a house t-shirt, black shorts and trainers/ black pumps).
The Chatterday homework options were sent home earlier this term, and already some amazing work is decorating the walls of 5RC classroom! Don't forget, if your child wishes to do the Maths homework, the weekly challenge sheets are available to collect from the classroom.
Weekly spellings will continue as normal, and children should be encouraged to read on a daily basis, with progress logged within their Reading Record book. Keep up with daily times tables practise - the confidence it gives your child, to be able to quickly solve basic arithmetic problems, cannot be measured when it comes to the trickier mathematical problems that we encounter in Year 5!
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