Year 5 – week beginning 16/5/16

In Literacy, we continued with our unit of learning– Persuasive Writing. We began our week by learning a new grammar skill – using commas to clarify meaning and avoid ambiguity. We found out that this is a very important grammar skill to apply to our persuasive writing. Towards the end of the week, we planned and began writing our own persuasive letters to Mrs Baron!  The scenario given to us was ‘write a letter to persuade Mrs Baron to allow us to organise a charity bake sale.’ The charity we are supporting is the R.S.P.C.A and we feel very strongly about their work and how they care for vulnerable animals.

In Numeracy, we began our week recapping our fraction learning – finding fractions of numbers and amounts.  We then continued our learning of adding and subtracting decimals. counting up in fractions and decimals. Towards the end of the week, we had a great time solving money problems using the ‘R.U.C.S.A.C’ technique. Read. Understand. Calculate. Solve. Answer. Check. We have thoroughly enjoyed our week of challenging Numeracy learning and we are feeling very confident with the skills we have developed!

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.

Summer 1 week 2

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

27TH May 2016

New Home Learning news:

For the summer term, all Year 5 children have been given a ‘Writing for Home Learning’ book. This book has been provided, as we would like every child to complete a weekly writing task at home. Each task will be set by us, the Year 5 teachers, alongside other Home Learning tasks. The aim of us setting these writing tasks are to enhance the children’s writing skills, related to the topics being taught in school. We are encouraging the children to use the Year 5/6 writing to help them as they complete each task. Each book must be returned by the deadline set, ready for the next task to be given. It is imperative that the structure is maintained and deadlines are stuck to, so that tasks do not end up building up!

This week’s writing task is:

Please write a persuasive essay/speech on the topic – ‘Should students have to wear uniforms?’

Please choose which side you will write from. Do you feel students should or should not wear uniforms. Persuade your reader to agree with the side you have chosen (your point of view).

Please remember to include all persuasive features and have a clearly structured essay – clear opening which introduces what you want to say, explain your reasons, include emotive language, rhetorical questions and a conclusion. Complete in your Homework book in clearly written paragraphs.

Due date:  27.5.16

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Anastasiou and Miss Malik