Year 5 – Week Beginning 23/5/16

In Literacy, we continued with our unit of learning– Persuasive Writing. We have spent the week writing and editing our own persuasive letters to Mrs Baron regarding a charity bake sale!  Towards the end of the week, the children published their up-levelled letters into their Mega-Write books (ready to deliver too Mrs Baron’s office).

In Numeracy, we began our week by starting a new learning unit – finding percentages. We were great at represent percentages as decimals and fractions. Towards the end of the week, we had a great time solving measuring (capacity) 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:

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

Summer 1 week 3

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

3rd June 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.

This week’s writing task is:

During Arts Week, on Friday 3rd June, our school will be running a ‘John Chrysostom Oracy Festival.’ This whole school festival is a speaking competition for children to publically express their views on a specific topic. One child from Ithaca and Spetses will be chosen (voted by their peers) to represent their class to speak about their allocated topic. Our topic is as follows:

Year 5:  ‘How might Orthodox Christians contribute and support the efforts to eliminate poverty and hunger in the world?’

To prepare for the competition, you should research and write a speech about our topic in your home learning books.  Please take your time to present your view, ensure that you share your ideas clearly.

If you wish to take part, you will then present your speeches to the class. Once everyone’s speeches have been heard, a vote will take place to decide who will take part/represent our class (in the finals). The finals are where the class speaker will speak in front of the rest of KS2 and a panel of judges. Your speech should be no longer than 5 minutes.

 The winner of the festival will receive a certificate and their name placed on to the ‘St John Chrysostom Oracy Cup.’

Due date:  31.5.16 – so that we can vote and choose a representative for the 3rd June!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Anastasiou and Miss Malik