Learning Note 7th February 2020

This week… year five have exceeded all expectations and are starting to take pride in their work. In Topic, the children learnt about droughts and why some parts of the world have less rain than others. They drew and labelled the water cycle and their representations were so impressive, we decided to display them. In English, we have focused on commas, subordinate clauses, compound and complex sentences in preparation for our writing activity. The children continued the story of ‘Holes’ predicting what would happen next, using evidence from the story to make their predictions. In maths, the children are continuing to count in multiples forwards and backwards with a lot more fluency. They have been generating division number facts from the times tables and moving onto some problem solving. Our main objective has been improper fractions, where we have used area models and division to turn an improper fraction into a mixed number. The children independently read for 20 minutes after lunch. It would be very helpful if children were reminded to bring in their reading record and book daily.

This week we have been reading:

· Holes


We will continue to learn year five spellings as part of our SPAG lessons, with a particular focus on pronunciation and applying spelling rules. Dictation with a few of the spellings will help your child understand the meaning of the word.

Times Tables

Times tables will continue being taught through maths and morning activities, where the children will have time to practise their times tables using TTRockstars.

Next week … In English, we will be planning, drafting and editing our diary entries. The children will pay particular attention to using commas correctly and writing complex and compound sentences, to express their ideas in their diary entries. In maths, we are concentrating on changing improper fractions into mixed numbers and vice versa. The children will deepen their understanding with additional activities and challenges. Our topic will focus on extreme weather and learning in detail some of the causes of extreme weather. There will not be a Forest School sessions as this has now been replaced by swimming.

Have a lovely weekend.

Ms Kachwalla & Ms Brown

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