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Welcome to the Class 5 Page 2018-2019

 

This term we've got some great plans. I'm already getting excited about teaching this year's topics.

Here is some useful information to help children and their parents this term.

 

Organisation

Now that you are in year 5, there is a lot more responsibility on you. It is up to you to make sure that letters and messages go home and that your kit is in school every day.

We will be having 2 PE lessons a week and they could be on any day so you will need your full PE kit in school every day.

You'll also need to have your reading books in school every day too. There are books in the class library which you can use (don't forget to sign them out) or you can read something from home if you prefer.  You can change your book at the start of any day or break time.

We aim to hear every child read at least once a week in a group.

 

 

Homework and Spellings

I will try to set homework and spellings every Monday morning. If you are absent then ask someone what they are or check the app, where I will post them every week.

Homework will be be posted here, on the app and copied into your organiser.  If none of these work for you, you can always ask a friend before the date that it is due in.

One of the main drives in spelling will be learning all the spellings on the year 5/6 list. But we also want you to be able to use them in your work too.

 

 

Rewards

Good to be Green continues and hopefully we will have lots of gold card too. For those extra special efforts in class there are platinum cards to be earned.

Every gold card will be worth a gold sticker for our reward chart as a class. When we get 1000 sticker there will be a class reward which the children will be able to select from a list.

Consequences of not following the rules (which I am sure won't happen to any of you) are also simple. We still have yellow warning cards and red consequence card. If a child gets a red card they will have to miss the next break time (which could be the next day). A child may also be asked to work in another environment in order to help him or her to calm down away from a situation or do a physical activity to help burn off any excess energy.

 

Staff

This year we will have support from Mrs Johnson, Mrs Whitt, Mrs Doel and Mrs Belton.  

 

Topics

We will be studying World War One this year and this will have an impact on the English work that we do as well as other afternoon lessons.  Our topic work will involve Art, Music, DT, History, Geography on the whole.

English will cover poetry, diary writing, information texts and story writing.  There will also be a greater focus on grammar rules which are more fun than they sound!

Maths will cover: Basic written and mental calculation strategies; fractions and decimals; place value and data handling.

Science will be a about forces and space

RE will cover Slavery and Freedom

PE will include fitness and dance (yes I will be teaching dance and enjoying it!)

We will be visited by the GREAT Project as part of our PSHE lessons to discuss what makes a good relationship.

We were on the radio following Footprints Theatre visit.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/p06mdcf3 

Copy and paste the link into your browser.

 

This is a link to a health website that reminds us all about the good things we should be doing.

https://www.healthforkids.co.uk/ 

 

Here is a link to the website with the recipe for the soda bread we made:

https://onceuponafoodblog.com/irish-soda-bread/

We also used the pumpkin soup recipe as a basis for the soup we made in the autumn term.

We wrote in the style of the author of this blog and she emailed us when we told her we'd used her website.

For clarity, she is also a personal friend.

Homework

Autumn

WB 10/9/18

 

Spellings: Group A: accident actual address answer appear arrive believe bicycle breath breathe   Group B: accommodate accompany according achieve aggressive amateur ancient apparent appreciate attached

Homework: Draw a picture of a WWI aeroplane for a display and write down 4 facts about it on the paper

Thought for the week: How do I show off what I’m good at without showing off?

 

WB 17/9/18

Spellings: Group A:  build business calendar caught centre century certain circle complete consider Group B: available average awkward bargain bruise category cemetery committee communicate community

Homework: Research and copy a WWI recruitment poster don’t stick it into your books.

Thought for the week: Do other people’s feelings matter even if they are wrong?

 

WB 24/9/18

Spellings: Group A: continue decide describe different difficult disappear early earth eighth enough Group B: competition conscience conscious controversy convenience correspond criticise curiosity definite desperate

Homework: Reading X5 X15 mins (including Bug Club) and research 10 facts about World War One trenches and place them around a drawing of a trench

Thought for the week: How do I control how I show my feelings?

 

WB 1/10/18

 

Spellings: Groups A: exercise experience experiment extreme famous favourite February forward fruit grammar Group B: determined develop  dictionary  disastrous embarrass environment equipment especially exaggerate excellent

Homework: Create 10 maths Questions (and answers) about WWI which involve multiplication and division e.g. Tom has 15 clips of bullets, each clip contains 6 bullets. How many bullets does Tom have?

Thought for the week: What question would you ask the picture on the board?

 

WB 8/10/18

 

Spellings: Group A: group guard guide heard heart height history imagine increase important Group B: existence explanation familiar foreign forty frequently government guarantee harass hindrance

Homework: Make a diorama, in a shoe box, of a trench or a model of a World War One Tank for after half term (Three weeks’ worth of effort / time)

 

WB 15/10/18

Spellings: Group A: interest island knowledge  learn length library material medicine mention minute Group B: identity immediate individual interfere interrupt language leisure lightning marvellous mischievous

Homework: As last week and Reading X5 X15 mins

Thought for the week: Where do you need to show self-discipline?

 

WB 22/10/18

 

Spellings: Group A: natural naughty notice occasionally often opposite ordinary particular peculiar perhaps Group B: muscle necessary neighbour nuisance occupy occur opportunity parliament persuade physical

Homework: Reading X 5 X15 minutes including something on Bug Club; plus previous work set

Thought for the week: If you fail with self-discipline, what should you do?

 

WB 5/11/18

 

Spellings: Group A: popular position possession possible potatoes pressure probably promise purpose quarter Group B: prejudice privilege profession programme pronunciation queue recognise recommend relevant restaurant

Homework: Reading X 5 X 15 Mins including Bug Club and a grammar sheet about 1st, 2nd and 3rd person

Thought for the week: Why do we behave as we do? Is it nature or nurture?

 

WB 12/11/18

 

Spellings: Group A: question recent regular reign remember sentence separate special straight strange Group B: rhyme rhythm sacrifice secretary shoulder signature sincerely soldier stomach sufficient

Homework: Create a piece of art suitable for remembrance, reading X5 X 15mins including Bug Club

Thought for the week:  If I said I had a pound because I felt it in my pocket, but later it turned out to be a button, did I lie?

 

WB 26/11/18

 

Spellings: All 100 spellings covered so far this term (they are in your organisers under Y3 and 4 or Y5 and 6 spellings)

Homework: ID word groups on the sheet you have been given.

Thought for the week:  Who should make the laws?

 

WB 3/12/18

 

Spellings: The same for everyone: Happening, running, swimming, hoping, hopping, dribbling, cutting, piping, catching, baking

Homework:  Design a WW1 Board game based on everything that you have learned about WW1

Thought for the week: Why was Jesus born as a baby and not just appearing as a man?

 

WB 10/12/18

Spellings: Pudding, cracker, Christmas, Bethlehem, angels, shepherds, frankincense, myrrh, magi, advent

Homework: Grammar sheets

Thought for the week: Should animals have the same rights as humans?

 

Spring Homework 2019

WB 7/1/19

 

Spellings: Find own words in books that are wrong (that have been corrected) and learn the correct spelling 

Homework: Collect 10 facts about pollution and recycling and present them neatly on the back of an item that would otherwise be thrown away + Reading X5 X15 mins including reading on bug club 

Thought for the week: What are we responsible for?

 

WB 14/1/19

Spellings: Group A accidentally actually address  answer appear arrive believe bicycle breath breathe  Group B accommodate accompany according achieve aggressive amateur ancient apparent appreciate attached

Homework: To create a poster about recycling or pollution, reading X5 X15 mins including on Bug Club (There will be gold stars for anyone who reads on Bug Club each week from now on)

Thought for the week: Big Bang or creation or something else?  What do you think?

 

21/1/19

Spellings: Group A: build business calendar caught centre century certain circle complete consider    Group B: available average awkward bargain bruise category cemetery committee communicate community

Homework: Reading X5 X15 mins including Bug Club; Start a Moon Diary (to carry on all month); to make a model (no bigger than A4) of an under sea creature from recycled materials over the next 3 weeks.  It will hang in the reading corner.

Thought for the week: What makes you unique and why is it important?

 

WB28/1/19

Spellings: Group A: continue decide describe different difficult disappear early earth eight enough    Group B competition conscience conscious controversy convenience correspond criticise curiosity definite desperate

Homework: Reading X 5 X 15 mins including bug club and continue making under the sea creatures from last week

Thought for the week: If I read a comic in a shop, without paying for it, is that stealing?

 

WB 4/2/19

Spellings: Group A exercise experience experiment extreme famous favourite February forward fruit grammar Group B determined develop dictionary disastrous embarrass environment equipped especially exaggerate excellent Group C phlegm broccoli Mississippi oblique obscenities quintuplets quintessential scintillating undulations unequivocal

Homework: Continue moon diaries, finish recycled under sea creatures, grammar sheet

Thought for the week: If I swap your pen for the exact same one without telling you, is that stealing?

 

WB11/2/19

Spellings: Group A: group guard guide heard heart height history imagine increase important Group B: existence explanation familiar foreign forty frequently government guarantee harass hindrance Group C: acknowledgement, acquiesce, acrimonious, adjournment, adhesion, admittance, aerodynamics, affirmation, Afghanistan, agonizingly

Homework: To read X5 X15 mins including bug club, to complete grammar worksheet.

Thought for the week: Can you know what you know about the solar system and not believe in a creator?

 

WB 4/3/19

Spellings: Group A available average awkward bargain bruise category cemetery committee communicate community Group B wrestle wrapper island aisle debris mortgage Christmas yacht guarantee guilty Group C As B + catastrophic calamitous contraband combustion characteristics

Homework: Grammar sheets and reading X5 X15 mins including bug club

Thought for the week: Is there ever a time when it is OK to lie?

 

WB 18/3/19

 

Spellings: Group A: determined develop dictionary disastrous embarrass environment equip especially exaggerate excellent Group B: equipment, environment, government, parliament, enjoyment, document, management, replacement, statement Group C: As group B +

Homework: To read X5 X15 minutes and at least once to include Bug Club, to create a cross word about pollution on the squared paper given out

Thought for the week: Can you ever really know what it is like to be someone else?

 

Summer 2019

WB 22/4/19

Spellings:  Group A+B: Though, although, dough, doughnut, through, cough, trough, rough, tough, enough Group C: As A+B + fastidiously, fascism, fictitious, flamboyant, fructification

Homework: To find people from different decades of birth and ask them what their favourite toy / food was when they were a child.  (See sheet – you have two weeks to complete this)

Thought for the week: Do clowns point out the truth?

 

WB 6/5/19

Spellings: A+B: Yesterday, tomorrow, later, immediately, earlier, eventually, recently, previously, finally, lately C: As A+B + Hypochondriac, hypocritical, hemisphere, hypoventilation, honourably  

Homework: Design and make a Cold War Poster and read X5 X15 mins

Thought for the week: If you knew someone was watching you all the time, how different would your life be?

 

WB 13/5/19

Spellings: Group A+B: nearby, everywhere, nowhere, inside, downstairs, outside, upstairs, underneath, behind, somewhere Group C:  inconsequential, intervention, inquisitorial, indulgence, ideology

Homework: Reading X5 X15 minutes; find out about different phones and how they have developed over the years since they were invented; make a poster to explain what you have found out to be displayed.

Thought for the week: Can anything be a toy? Can anything definitely not be a toy?

 

20/5/19 for after half term

 

Spellings: Groups A+B sincere, interfere, sphere, adhere, severe, persevere, atmosphere, mere, hemisphere, austere Group C as Groups A+B + Juvenile, juxtaposed, juggernaut, jeopardise, judiciary

Homework: To design / copy an outfit from the 60s, 70s or 80s and explain the fashions involved

Thought for the week: Can animals be naughty?

 

3/6/19

Spellings: A+B amateur, ancient, bargain, muscle, queue, recognise, twelfth, profession, develop, harass Group C knave, kumquat, kedgeree, kamikaze, kaleidoscope

Homework: Reading X5 X15 minutes complete a “Pop Art” style picture

Thought for the week: Can you step “on” water?

 

WB 10/6/19

Spellings: Groups A+B definite, desperate, literate, secretary, stationary, dictionary, Wednesday, familiar, original, animal  Group C Laodicean, liquorice, liquidation, lustre, luscious

Homework: Reading X5 X15 mins and complete the Maths based sheets

Thought for the week: Can you step “on” water? Continued from last week

 

WB 17/6/19

 

Spellings: Group A+B deflate, deform, decode, decompose, defuse, recycle, rebuild, rewrite, replace, revisit  Group C malevolent, malfunction, Mediterranean, municipality, multimillionaire  

Homework: Reading X5 X15 mins 

Thought for the week: Is it OK to swear in a language that you don’t understand?  What if it is a language that you have made up? 

WB 24/6/19

 

Spellings: Groups A+B overthrow, overturn, overslept, overcooked, overreact, overtired, overcoat, overlook, overbalance, overpaid Group C: Neanderthal, noncommittal, neurogenesis, necessitarian, nutritionist

Homework: Reading X5 X15 mins, Learn all words for songs for the summer show (see Y6 class page on the school website)

Thought for the week: Do ideas come from inside or outside your head?

WB1/7/19

 

Spellings: Groups A+B boastful, faithful, doubtful, fearful, thankful, beautiful, pitiful, plentiful, fanciful, merciful Group C obligation, obelisk, obsequious, obnoxious, oceanography

Homework: To read X5 X15 minutes, to learn all song words for the performance which can be found on the Y6 class page of the school website

Thought for the week: What questions would you ask the picture?

WB 8/7/19

 

Spellings: Group A+B: Attractive, creative, addictive, assertive, abusive, cooperative, exhaustive, appreciative, offensive, expressive Group C: Pugnacious, propaganda, prerogative, pneumatic, pilgrimage

Homework: Learn all words without needing words, reading X5 X15 minutes

Thought for the week: If you always got everything you ever wished for, would you always be happy?

Fun making bread and home grown pumpkin and parsnip soup in the woods

Y5 Trip To Mansfield MRF to Learn About Recycling

Den Building and Cooking in the Woods

We sent a team of scientists to The Nottingham High School for a Physics day

Year 5/6 word list for spellings