Year 5 – Week beginning 11.4.16

This week and next week is ‘Easter weeks’ in school. Therefore, most of our learning is linked around the theme of Easter,

In Numeracy this week, we have had a busy week learning about fractions! We began our week by recapping everything we learnt last week (converting fractions between mixed numbers and improper fractions! ) We then introduced the children to the new skill of adding and subtracting fractions – some with the same denominator and some where the denominator is different. We then continued to extend our skills by moving onto multiplying fractions. Therefore, it’s only fair that we give them even more fraction learning to do at home for their home learning! (see Home learning link for further details!) Towards the end of the week, the children also recapped their learning of number sequences, using a variety of rules to continue a sequence. Furthermore, the children completed 1 Numeracy Assessment Tests to consolidate their learning of the term. Each day, the children were given up to 45 minutes to complete a mathematics test. These tests were completed under ‘SATS style’ conditions. The test was on Fractions and Percentages!

R.E: Every day this week, the children have had a Holy Week based task – where we cover a different day of Holy week in an exciting way. For example, on Monday, the children wrote excellent news reports to share the events which took place during Lazarus Saturday! All reports were engaging with key details and beautifully presented.

Home Learning:

In year 5 we would like the children to be constantly practicing their times tables, number bonds, spellings and reading.

We suggest a minimum of 30mins of reading each day; this will consolidate strategies learnt in the class and ultimately make the children better and more confident readers.

It would be beneficial to practice number bonds at least three times a week. Number bonds are two number that add together to make another; for example 394+606, 8+2, 65+35.

We advise that the children need to practice their times tables regularly in order to support their knowledge and understanding when performing operations (times and divide).

Please click on the following link to explain the Spellodrome and Mathletics Home Learning.

spring 2 week 7

All home learning tasks (Spelling and Numeracy) are due in:

22nd April 2016