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Autumn 2018

Autumn 2.3 - Week beginning 19.11.18

Here is a flavour of what we will be getting up to this week.

 

It's Career's Week at Fernwood this week. We're looking forward to finding out about all the amazing things our parents and other grown-ups get up to!

 

Focused Writing - We are continuing work with our new book "Holes"

Literacy - A second week of the Highwayman awaits. It really is an amazing poem.

Science - We continue to further investigate our topic of solids, liquids and gases. We will be looking at reversible and irreversible changes; filtering and dissolving and evaporation!

Humanities - More on the Vikings this half term!

Autumn 2.2 - Week beginning 12.11.18

Here is a flavour of what we will be getting up to this week.

Focused Writing - We are all looking forward to delving into our new book "Holes"

Literacy - After our powerful and often emotional week in the build up to Remembrance Day, we are moving our attention to poetry. The Highwayman to be precise! Much drama ahead then (and maybe The Highway Rat to follow???)

Science - We continue to further investigate our topic of solids, liquids and gases. We will be looking at reversible and irreversible changes; filtering and dissolving and evaporation!

Humanities - More on the Vikings this half term!

 

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Week beginning 5.11.18

 

Welcome back Year 5! We hope you have had a wonderful half term and that you are raring to go this half term! It is such an exciting time with Christmas just around the corner.

 

This week in Literacy we are working on some grammatical concepts to help with our writing and we are using a new book for focused writing. We all enjoyed 'Lizzie Zipmouth' and we are looking forward to starting a new book.

 

Swimming this half term is for 5CH and 5M. Please bring in your kits for Monday 5th November. This will take place in the afternoon and the children will be back by the end of the school day.

 

Week beginning 15.10.18

 

The last week our first half term! Can you believe it?

 

It's a busy week this week with Parents Evening on Monday and Tuesday and Dragon Day on Friday. Please see your child's class teacher if you need anymore information either of the above.

 

This week in literacy we are using our Dragon day as a basis for our learning. We will be completing lots of different activities to do with Dragons and learning even more grammar along the way.

 

This is the last week for 5E and 5P in their swimming journey. They will resume back after Christmas. 5CH and 5M, you will start the first Monday back after half term. Once again, if you have any questions please see your child's class teacher.

 

I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support this half term. We have all agreed that, as a year group, this years cohort are amazing and it is a genuine joy teaching them all. We will see you all at Parents Evening.

 

Week beginning 8.10.18

 

We are now in week 6 of your Year 5 journey. Hopefully it's going well and that you are all looking forward to parents evening next week. If you haven't already brought back your slip, please do so on Monday so that a time can be allocated to you.

 

Swimming this week is 5E and 5P. Just this week and next to go and then it's the turn of 5M and 5CH.

 

In literacy this week we are continuing to look at grammatical concepts including parenthesis so that this can be used consistently in your writing.

 

BREAKING NEWS - Dragon Day will be on the last Friday of this half term (19th October). A letter will be sent out to parents early this week to make sure you are all prepared for it - I can't wait to see what outfit some of the staff will be wearing - I'm looking at you Mr Precious!

 

See you Monday!

 

Week beginning 1.10.18

 

October! Can you believe it? The Year 5's have settled into school so well over the past month and we are very much looking forward to seeing that blossom further leading up to half term and beyond. Like always, us teachers are all here with an open door policy to answer any queries you may have.

 

Swimming this week is 5E and 5P - this will be their fourth session at Harvey Hadden and the children seem to be really enjoying the experience and taking a lot from it.

 

This week in literacy we are carrying on looking at some grammatical concepts in literacy and we will be focussing on editing our work in focussed writing - a skill that is really important as you move up the school.

 

We look forward to seeing you Monday morning.

Week Beginning 24.9.18

 

5E and 5P swimming this week. Please make every effort to remember your kit!

 

This week in literacy we are carrying on with our story of 'How to Train Your Dragon' as well as learning some grammatical concepts that we can use in our writing. The teachers are all looking forward to seeing some magnificent non-finite clauses.

 

 

Week beginning 17.9.18

 

This week in Literacy we will be turning our attention to instructions. We will be carrying on with How To Train Your Dragon and coming up with different ways we could train our own dragon!

 

After all of the excitement of the boys football trials last week, it is now an opportunity for the girls to have a go. Miss Peat will be holding these trials on Wednesday lunchtime. Please see Miss Peat for more information.

 

5E and 5P swimming.

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 10.9.18

 

This week sees swimming beginning for 5E and 5P! Please can you make sure that all children have their swimming kits with them and that all kit is clearly labelled so they don't lose any. We set off from school at about 1 PM and we will return by about 3PM ready to carry on learning until the end of the school day.

If you have kindly volunteered to help out, please either come to school reception for just before 1 and you can join us on the bus or if you prefer to meet us there, please wait in reception until we arrive.

 

This week also sees the boys' football trials take place for Year 5. These will be held at Wednesday lunchtime and the children, if chosen by Mr Precious and Mr Newell, will be invited back for a second trial on the Friday when the team will be confirmed.

 

This week in Literacy we will be carrying on working on our descriptive skills and trying to add our own spin to the book - How To Train Your Dragon.

In Science, we are grouping materials using scientific vocabulary such as brittle, fragile and hardness.

 

Anything you need, please ask.

 

The Year 5 Team

 

 

Week Beginning 3.9.18

 

Welcome back and a big welcome to Year 5.

 

This year we will be learning lots of new things as well as making sure you haven't forgotten anything from Year 4! We will be looking at lots of different topics including the Mayans and Space. This year, we will also be going swimming!

 

The Year 5 teachers are Mr Edwards (5E), Mr Precious (5P), Miss Marriot (5M) and Mrs Chohan/Mr Hartley (5CH). We are all very approachable and will answer any questions or concerns you may have; please drop by for a chat or ring the office and we will get back to you.

 

This week in Literacy we will be working on our descriptive language by starting on the book - How To Train Your Dragon - there is so much opportunity for great descriptive work and we can't wait to see what skills you can bring from Year 4.

 

We hope to have an excellent week and remember, we are here for any concerns you may have.

 

Year 5 Team

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