Year 5

Hello and welcome to Year 5! It is so wonderful to have the children back in school. We have spent the last few weeks getting to know each other and settling back into the school routine. We have lots planned for the Advent Term so please continue to check this page to keep up to date with the latest news and events in Year 5.
Here are some important reminders for you:

Spelling Test - Monday
Reading Record Check - Monday
Times Tables Rockstars - Tuesday
PE - Wednesday and Thursday
Homework - Thursday (due in on Tuesday)
Miss Carroll and Ms Mentiady
Weekly Update (16.10.20)
Another busy week in Year 5! All the children have chosen their accelerated reader books and have begun completing their book quiz. Books will only be changed once they have completed the quiz. It has been wonderful to see the children so motivated to read!

In English, we have been discussing whether animals should be kept in zoos. The children have taken part in debates and are now planning their own balanced argument on whether animals should be kept in zoos. We have been exploring the feature needed to make a balanced argument - rhetorical questions, present tense, third person, introduction, conclusion, facts. It’s been a bit tricky not to use persuasive language!
In maths, we have have been looking at subtraction. We are following a new concrete, pictorial, abstract approach. The children have drawn on tables and used place value counters to demonstrate their understanding. We are now exploring the pictorial representation and abstract.

In geography, we have been analysing graphs to compare data. We have been comparing the precipitation and temperature between the UK and India. We have plotted our own graphs based on information we have been given.
In RE we have continued to look explore Judaism. We created our own Shema prayer and explored the celebration of Passover, looking at the Sedar Plate and what all the items on the plate represent.
 Miss Carroll and Ms Mentiady