Welcome to 5.1
Safa for excellent partner work
Please find this week's spellings below. There are 3 groups of spellers in this class - Penguins, Pandas and Pelicans. On the document below you can find the spellings for all 3 groups, your children should know their group name and their spelling rule for the week.
No spellings over half term
As part of our topic this half term, we have been looking at the movement of the Earth around the Sun. In Science, we learnt about why we have night and day, and how the orbit of the Earth makes it look like the Sun is moving across the sky.
We turned ourselves into human sundials, drawing round our shadows every hour to see what happened to them. We noticed that, even though we were in the same places, the shadows were moving and changing size too!
Once we had talked about why the shadows were moving and changing, we then made some actual sundials from paper plates.
Take a look at the photos below to see what we made!
Dancing like the Romans
For the last half term, we have been putting together dance routines as if we were Roman soldiers. We spent 5 weeks building up our routines, starting with an army portion then adding in daily life movements, a battle scene and finally a ball.
We worked really hard on our performances and were very excited when Mrs Napper and Mrs Hall came to watch us this week. They were very impressed!
Have a look at some of the photos taken by our fantastic class photographer Ethan (who had to sit out of PE due to a broken arm this term). Can you work out which scene each of the photos are from?
Visit from the fire service
We were lucky enough to have a visit from Maidenhead fire service this week. We had a very interesting talk about fire safety in the home. We even had a fabulous demonstration of what to do if your clothes catch fire.
Then we got to look at all the equipment in the fire engine and even have a look inside!
Children in Need Maths
In our maths lessons this week we have been learning about angles and circles. On Friday, as it was Children in Need day, we used our skills to design Pudsey Bear a new bandanna.
We had to practise using a pair of compasses and some given radius measurements to draw some new spots on his bandanna. Then we got to finish our designs by colouring them in.
Take a look at some our designs!
In English last half term, we were learning about myths and legends, focusing on Prometheus and Pandora. We learnt about Pandora and what happened when she opened the box she was given as a gift by Zeus.
In our Art lessons, we had a go at designing our own versions of Pandora's box. Then we got to use air-drying clay to make them. Once they had dried, we got to paint them.
Have a look at the pictures below to see some of our designs.
All children are expected to read for at least 15 minutes each evening. Each child has a reading record that should be signed by an adult to show that they have been reading. Reading records are checked on Tuesdays and Fridays and there will be rewards for regular readers!
Topic/English Topic or English homework is set on a Monday and due back by Thursday.
Maths Maths homework is set on a Friday and due back in by the following Wednesday.
Spellings Spellings are handed out on a Thursday and tested the following Thursday.
Information for parents
Please find the recommended reading list and statutory spelling list for children in years 5 and 6 below.
Also attached is the recommended reading list for Years 3 and 4 for children who may find reading more challenging.
Below is a copy of our Spring 1 timetable. Please be aware that this timetable is subject to changes.
If you want to see what we are learning about in each subject, the Year 5 topic map can be found on our year group page.
Mrs Eaton-Price is the class Year 5 Teacher and Leader. Should you have anything you wish to bring directly to her attention, please use this form. Under our service standards, you should expect an answer within 3 school working days. Thank you.