Year 5

Autumn newsletter

Homework

The children should be practising their Year 5/6 spelling words at home every week. This website has some great ideas to help!

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/5/Year-5-and-6

They can also practise times tables here:

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

These websites have some great information to support we are currently doing in class:

Maths

http://primarygamesarena.com/Topics/Negative-Numbers

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/rocket-rounding

https://nrich.maths.org/6554/note

https://nrich.maths.org/2646/note

English

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/en29punc-game-going-to-work-with-commas

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?e=spelling-grammar05

Topic – Space

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zkbbkqt

Rocket Workshop 28/11/18

This week we we were lucky enough to have been visited by physics students from The University of Manchester. They challenged us to make the best rocket possible. We had to decide how to make our rockets as aerodynamic as possible (to make it go further). Here are some pictures from the afternoon.

Blackpool Zoo

Outdoor Maths

The good weather has given us plenty of opportunities to work outdoors. Here we are working on some Maths problems in pairs. One of us is being the tutor and the other is being the tutee. We had to explain how we found our answers.

The Nowhere Emporium

Year 5 have just finished reading ‘The Nowhere Emporium’ by Ross MacKenzie. It has been our favourite book EVER! The children gave a spontaneous round of applause as we finished the last chapter.

We are working on our own ‘Book of Wonders’ and the children were so inspired that they wanted to try and persuade the author to pay us a visit. Here are some of the letters we wrote. What do you say, Ross Mackenzie??Y

Look at some of our descriptions!

We were so inspired by The Nowhere Emporium, we created our own ‘Wonder Rooms’ using our wildest imagination! We are putting together our own ‘Book of Wonders’ We hope Ross MacKenzie is impressed!

Summer Term Newsletter

Year 5 Long Term Plan

Year 5 MTP – Autumn

Home Learning

Try these activities to support classroom learning!

Maths

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/angles/read/1/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity16

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/transformation/read/1/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/2d_shapes/read/1/

English

https://gridclub.com/activities/comma-castle

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/interactive/punctuation.html

Year 5 & 6 Spelling List

Pick out the tricky ones to practise!

http://ludgvan.cornwall.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Word-list-5-and-6.pdf

Some useful topic websites!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/materials/

http://www.easyscienceexperiments.co.uk/curriculum-science/materials-and-their-properties-key-stage-2/

Is there life on Mars??

Year 5 had great fun transforming the Roamers into Mars Rovers! We used lots of Maths and Computing skills to program them to collect rock samples from different parts of the planet’s surface!