Spring Bank Primary School

Year 5 Category

 

In literacy, we are looking at instructions. Year 5 had great fun playing board games, following the instructions carefully so that we could see what makes for successful instructions. Next we will be making our own board game and writing our own instructions for it.

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Year 5 had a great day on Tuesday making our own bridges with Matthew, a civil engineer. We learned all about what it means to be an engineer and how important strong structures are in our everyday lives. One group’s bridge was able to hold a whopping 6kg!

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Year 5 made some fantastic canopic jars.

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Dear parents and carers,

Welcome to the last half term of Year 5. I have outlined key information for this half term, any questions please ask.

Topic

This half term, our topic will be ‘Raging Rivers’. Children will learn all about the geography of rivers: key landforms, formation and the location of key world rivers. On Tuesday 9th July, we will be visiting Nell Bank to study the River Wharfe.

Curriculum

In literacy, we will begin by writing speech based on ‘The Hobbit’ using standard and non-standard English. We will then move onto instructions and explanations. In maths, we will be looking at translations and reflections. Science this half term will be on the life cycles of animals. Music will be ukulele with Miss Freitas on Monday afternoons.

Homework

This half term’s topic homework will be to research a world river and the communities that live by this river. We will share our homework on Monday 22nd July.

Please continue to support your child with their Guided Reading Homework. It is essential for your child’s progress in reading that this is being completed and that they are up-to-date with the reading. All children will have their homework in the same format this half term, if you have any questions about this please come and see me.

Children’s ongoing homework is to be using TTRockstars, Prodigy and Spelling Shed at home. Please encourage your child to be responsible for their own logins as I have given these out on many occasions. These will be updated regularly with tasks to do. All of the Y5/6 words are on Spelling Shed for your child to practise.

PE

Now that the weather is getting brighter and warmer, PE will be on the outdoor pitch. Please ensure your child has appropriate PE kit in school. PE will be on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.

Any questions, please come and see me I will be happy to help.

Many Thanks

Miss Johnson

 

Year 5 had a fantastic trip to Leeds City Museum. The children were fantastic at exploring the artefacts to learn all about the process of mummification. They got the chance to make their own amulet and mummify a doll!082002011074

 

Dear Year 5 and Year 6,

Can you solve my problem for me? You can post your answers on the problem solving board in the hall.

Good luck!

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Warning! Terrible maths joke…

What do mathematicians eat at Hallowe’en?

 

Pumpkin pi!

I look forward to reading your solutions and perhaps hearing some better jokes!

From Mrs Baruah

 

Dear parents and carers,

Welcome back! I hope you have had a lovely break. I have outlined key information for this half term, any questions please ask.

Topic

This half term, our topic will be ‘Awesome Egyptians’. Children will learn all about Ancient Egypt, their discoveries, what life was like and what we can learn from Ancient Egypt. On Tuesday 7th May, children will enjoy a trip to Leeds City Museum for an Ancient Egypt workshop. In art, children will be making their own death masks.

Curriculum

In literacy, we will begin by writing balanced arguments on a topic of your child’s choice. We will then move onto looking at C.S Lewis’ ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. In maths, we will be looking at fractions, decimals and percentages. Science this half term will be on forces. Music will be ukulele with Miss Freitas on Monday afternoons.

Homework

This half term’s topic homework will be to research an interesting discovery about Ancient Egypt. There have been articles on the news recently about excavations of ancient tombs and all the amazing artefacts in there. We will share our homework in the final week of this half term.

Please continue to support your child with their Guided Reading Homework. It is essential for your child’s progress in reading that this is being completed and that they are up-to-date with the reading. All children will have their homework in the same format this half term, if you have any questions about this please come and see me.

Children’s ongoing homework is to be using TTRockstars, Prodigy and Spelling Shed at home. Please encourage your child to be responsible for their own logins as I have given these out on many occasions. These will be updated regularly with tasks to do. All of the Y5/6 words are on Spelling Shed for your child to practise.

PE

Now that the weather is getting brighter and warmer, PE will be on the outdoor pitch. Please ensure your child has appropriate PE kit in school. PE will be on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. We are very lucky to have two rugby sessions from Leeds Rhinos this half term which I’m sure the children will enjoy!

Staff

Last half term we said goodbye to Mr Tooley and we wish him luck in his new job. For the summer term, we are delighted to welcome Mr Cohen who will be supporting in Y5.

 

Any questions, please come and see me I will be happy to help.

Many Thanks

Miss Johnson

 

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