Week commencing 5th Julu
This week in Copper Beech – It’s test week- opportunity for pupils to really show off all they’ve learnt. We’re doing a past paper for the year 6’s and a Puma and Pira test for the year 5’s.We will also be finishing off our instruction manuals for our gadgets and creating a model using everyday items. Our leavers assembly is looming so we’ll be working hard on preparing our songs and poems whilst finishing off work on WW1.Year 5 are also Kayaking this Friday which I’m sure they are looking forward to.
Week commencing 28th June
This week in Math we’re looking at creating our own theme park! How hard can it be? We’ll be creating the park, a price list, and designing roller coasters and other attractions. Looking at other park’s designs and aiming to be competitive in our marketing. Our English this will is focused on last week’s experience (the highs and lows). We’ll be considering how best to write up what happened and explain to others what it’s like to be away from home. We will look at some of the activities and aim to discuss a day in the life of a PGL rep. In Topic work this week we will be focusing on ‘Create’- our final element of WW1. We’ve done so much work on this subject and it’s now time to get making! We’ll start with some work around a gadget and then look at how it might have been useful on the front line.
Week commencing 14th June
This week in Copper Beech we’re finishing off Fractions and moving into Decimals in Mathematics. In English we’re looking to persuade a reader, eventually, creating a document to convince someone to join WW1.As we finish ‘Explore’ and start ‘Create’ within our Topic, we’ll look at trench location and consider what a soldier would carry in their ‘Kit’. Science is Evolution and inheritance and after much discussion last week we’ll start to look at what it all actually means to us today.
Please practice the scripts with your children whenever possible and look at who comes before and after their part.
Year 5 and 6 Strategies for learning words:
Strategies for learning words: words from statutory and personal spelling lists.
Trace, copy and replicate,
Look, say, cover, write, check,
Drawing around the word to show the shape.
Other words should be included from class topic lists (personal WW1 vocabulary)
Week commencing 7th June
Hey! In English this week we’re going to be looking at writing a newspaper report. What features are used and to what effect. Maths this week will be around fractions- finding lowest form, multiplying, dividing and converting mixed and improper fractions. Our topic work is still around the great war with two weeks left ‘exploring’ before we move to our final stage ‘create’.
We are starting an end of year play! (Yes, we know we’ve only got 5 weeks) Please help your child with their lines and costume as much as possible.
Year 5- pupils apply the approaches used for ‘chunking up’ words to support spelling:
uncovering enjoyable imagination befriender
soldier sufficient suggest symbol system