Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Perimeter and area: the basics...

We will start the Spring term by revising area and perimeter. Do you know how to calculate the area and perimeter?

The last Straw Challenge



Millions of plastic straws pollute our ocean where endangered animals like sea turtles can choke on them. The average American eats out four times a week and almost everyone gets a straw (or two). If we get 25,000 people to skip the straw at restaurants every time, we can keep 5 million plastic straws out of our ocean and landfills in just one year.

Take the Last Straw Challenge: when eating out, ask your waiter or waitress to skip the straw.

How Much Plastic is in the Ocean? Have a look at this. Our new topic is called 'Material World'. We will be discussing recycling and the damage plastic does to our world.




Friday, 15 December 2017

Christmas Break Home Learning

Over the Christmas period we would like you to really focus on your reading and times tables! Please read as much as you can and take every possible opportunity to make sure you know your times tables inside out!

As for spellings... We are now a third of the way through year 5. This means you should really know all of the words on our word mats by now. Click the link below to see the list of words!

Year 5 Spelling List

Happy Christmas 5 Poplar!

'Twas the night before Christmas, when in Shaftesbury town,
There were excited year 5's needing to calm down!
Their stockings were hung and trees all ready,
But from Santa did they deserve a toy or a teddy?!

The children were reluctantly heading to their beds,
While excitement for the next day rushed around in their heads.
Their teachers were relaxed and enjoying some rest,
But their parents were thinking that school term time is best!

Once finally settled, the children fell fast asleep,
They knew they must stay in their beds without a peep.
As Father Christmas filled up their stockings and smiled,
The teachers were pleased with the progress of each child.

Christmas morning came and the children woke early,
It was Mrs Charlesworth's first Christmas not being Miss Birley!
Teachers and children ran downstairs with a cheer,
And all were happy to shout "Santa has been here!"

All were having a well deserved break from school,
Spending time with their families, taking time to refuel.
New year would soon come and to school they'd return,
Ready to work hard and excited to learn.

So for now Happy Christmas to Poplar class,
Enjoy your holidays for time with families will fly past.
Well done for your work in the first term of year five,
When we come back in January to even higher places we will strive!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - enjoy your break, spend precious time with your families and get ready for working hard in your next term in year 5!




Friday, 1 December 2017

5 Poplar Home Learning

This week the children have been sent home with some word problems where they must draw upon their times tables knowledge.

We are doing long multiplication and bus stop division in class at the moment and our times tables really help us with working out the answers to some really difficult calculations!

So, to help with this any additional time spent learning our times tables would be brilliant! At school we use times tables rockstars, but there are a lot of games we can play at home too. Have a go at some of these and let Mrs C know how you get on!

Top Marks Times tables games


5 Poplar Spellings 1/12/17

1/12/17
Learn these spellings ready to be tested on 8/12/17. Make sure you know what they all mean - look them up if you’re not sure! Use the ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ table to help you (look at the word, cover it, write it, check it and then repeat). It can help you learn them if you write them into sentences too.

Mild

Write and check
Write and check
Write and check
enjoyable



adaptable



reasonable



understandable



bearable



beatable



comfortable



breakable



therefore



consider




Spicy

Write and check
Write and check
Write and check
enjoyable



adaptable



reasonable



believable



changeable



noticeable



reliable



enviable



therefore



consider




Hot

Write and check
Write and check
Write and check
reasonable



believable



changeable



noticeable



reliable



enviable



miserable



adorable



therefore



consider




Thursday, 23 November 2017

5 Poplar Maths - Division


Today in Poplar we have learnt the bus stop method for dividing 4 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. We are remembering to use our times tables knowledge to help us - any extra practice on times tables at home will really help us with this method! Tomorrow we will be recording some more examples in our books.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Year 5 Spellings - 17.11.17

17/11/17
Learn these spellings ready to be tested on 24/11/17. Make sure you know what they all mean - look them up if you’re not sure! Use the ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ table to help you (look at the word, cover it, write it, check it and then repeat). It can help you learn them if you write them into sentences too.

Mild

Write and check
Write and check
Write and check
possible



sensible



visible



incredible



reversible



impossible



earth



strength



calendar





Spicy

Write and check
Write and check
Write and check
sensible



visible



impossible



inedible



irreversible



illegible



marvellous



interrupt



achieve




Hot

Write and check
Write and check
Write and check
sensible



invisible



inedible



irreversible



irresistible



incredible



irresponsible



impossible



illegible



interrupt



achieve



marvellous



recommend



explanation




Friday, 10 November 2017

Autumn 2 Topic Letter - Year 5











Our New Topic

After a lovely 2 week break, we are ready to get stuck into our next topic - ‘To Infinity and Beyond’! Our Literacy, Geography, Science, Music and Art will all be taught as part of this space-themed topic.

In Literacy this term we will be reading and writing a range of non-fiction texts to do with our space topic. We will also be exploring some poetry about space and have a go at some impressive descriptive writing about space. We will be focusing on making sure our writing is at a year 5 standard by revisiting different sentence structures, word classes and paragraph use as well as learning even more writing skills to make our writing interesting and exciting to read. The children will continue to work through the Read, Write Inc. spelling scheme and daily reading, with some more focused guided group reading each week.

This term in Maths we will be working on formal written methods for multiplication and division, learning about factors and multiples, squared and cubes numbers and prime numbers. We will also use our knowledge to solve a variety of problems. We will also be learning about statistics and interpreting data on a graph.

In Science we will be learning about space! We are really excited to find out as much as we can about our solar system and the way we move around it. We will use this knowledge to explain why we have seasons and how we have day and night, as well as investigating time zones around the world. At the end of this term, we will be learning about the different phases of the moon and we will discuss Newton’s discovery of gravity to help us understand the moon and its position in space!

Reminders

Now it is getting colder, please make sure your children are coming in with coats and jumpers! This should be their responsibility, but we have had some forgetful mornings already this week! We have also had several children forgetting their PE kits - we have PE on Mondays and Tuesdays. It is no problem if kits are left at school between holidays, as long as they go home for a wash each break.

If you are happy for your children to walk home by themselves, please write a letter (if you haven’t done so already!) so we know you have given consent.

Home Learning

We will be sending home weekly spellings and homework this term. The spellings will also be available on the blog and homework will be available on Google Classroom. We love seeing all of the wonderful learning going on at home! Please do plenty of reading at home as often as possible too - it all helps with other skills we are learning and using each day at school.

This term, we would also like the children to create something to do with space. This could be a powerpoint, a poster, a model or anything else you can think of! This is to be completed and brought to school by Monday 11th December, so there are several weeks to start getting creative! We’re really excited to see your creations.

Keep checking our blog to see what we’re getting up to in school. Please don’t hesitate to come and speak to us if and whenever you need to.

Thank you for your continued support,


Heather Charlesworth Hayley Mullett
Karen Mutton Debbie Pike

Sandra Luffman