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Year 5 Blog Friday 17th May 2024

Date: 17th May 2024 @ 8:21am

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Pick 3 words you haven’t used before and say them in your own sentence.   

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week.

Try to use the strategy of writing the word once, tracing over it, and then copying it.

exaggerate          yacht          physical          serious          nature          adventure          jealous          famous          hideous          television          invasion          aloud          wary          allowed          weary

 

Counting

Count out loud in:

0.25s up to 2          0.25, 0.5, 0.75, ...

0.5s up to 4             0.5, 1.0, 1.5, ...

0.3s up to 2.4          0.3, 0.6, 0.9, ...

 

 

Times Tables

Please practise your times tables every day.

Remember, you can now compete and have lots of fun on Times Tables Rockstars. Well done to Maizie who was our rockstar last week.

 

Sumdog

Maths Competition

Spelling Challenge

 

We have had a fantastic week in Year 5.

In English, we have been learning about the features of a newspaper report and then writing our own about the mysterious vanishings from our class novel Varjak Paw.

In maths, we have been solving problems involving measures. These were tricky but everybody tried really hard. We have also been learning at reflecting shapes, and fractions.

In geography, we continued with our new topic all about Europe. We used maps of Europe to so that we could identify the countries we have visited. We also used an atlas to locate the countries which have qualified for the Euros 2024. Come on England!

In PE, we played different games to practise our underarm throws. Everybody is getting very good at this! We finished off our PE lesson with a game of cricket which was so much fun!

In RE, we spoke about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and how we can use these gifts for good. We then wrote prayers for the Year 4 children who will be doing their First Holy Communion this weekend.

Have a happy weekend! 

 

Year 5 Blog Friday 10th May 2024

Date: 9th May 2024 @ 12:59pm

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Practise using different voices.  

Read the Rain Player story attached to this blog. 

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week.

certain          cemetery          frequently          purpose          muscle          soldier          transferred          preferred          adorable          century          shoulder          tolerable          reliable          sensible          incredible

Try to use the strategy of splitting the words into memorable chunks.

For example,

Cemetery: cem-et-ery

Sensible: sens-ible

 

Counting

Count out loud in:

0.4s from 0.4 to 4.8 and back again.      0.4, 0.8, 1.2, ...

0.7s from 0.7 to 8.4 and back again.      0.7, 1.4, 2.1, ...

0.5s from 0.5 to 6.0 and back again.      0.5, 1.0, 1.5, ...

 

Times Tables

Please practise your times tables every day.

Remember, you can now compete and have lots of fun on Times Tables Rockstars. Well done to Phoebe who was our rockstar last week.

 

Sumdog

Maths Competition – Dogs v Cats v Frogs

Spelling Challenge

 

It’s been a lovely week in Year 5 this week. We have only had four days in school, but have done lots of exciting learning.

In history, we started our new topic about Ancient Maya. We tried some of the food the Maya people used to eat including avocado, cocoa and corn. We thought about clues these foods gave us, such as the Maya people must have lived near rainforests and were gatherers. We also watched a video to introduce the topic.

Ancient Maya video

We followed our history lesson with an art lesson. We read a story called Rain Player - you can read the story in the file attached to this blog. This story was set during the Mayan times. It tells the story of a boy who challenged a God to a game of pok-a-tok (similar to football) and won! We then used the illustrations from the book to create our own piece of art. They are all amazing!

You can see our art work here. 

In RE we watched a video and read some scripture about the Ascension. We then retold it in our own words. We also attended Ascension Mass in church.

In maths we have been using our knowledge of multiplication and division to convert between measures.

1 kilogram = 1000 grams

1 kilometre = 1000 metres

1 litre = 1000 millilitres

 

Have a super sunny weekend!

Year 5 Blog Friday 3rd May 2024

Date: 3rd May 2024 @ 3:30pm

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Look at different ways the author has started sentences.

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week.

various          disappear          pressure          vicious          expectation          innocent          delicious     incredible          horrible          occupy          queue          symbol          forty          identity          develop

Practise every day using a range of strategies, for example:

Dot to dot

Look, cover, say, write, check

Trace, copy and replicate

Words without vowels

Pyramid words

 

Counting

Count out loud in:

10s from 25 to 125 and back again                    25, 35, 45, …

100s from 301 to 1,301 and back again             301, 401, 501, ..

1000s from 7,983 to 17,893 and back again     7,893   8,983, 9, 983   …

 

 

Times Tables

Please practise your times tables every day. Remember, you can now compete and have lots of fun on Times Tables Rockstars.

 

Sumdog

Maths Competition - PNE v Blackburn Rovers

Spelling Challenge 

 

We have had a great week this week, made even better by a little bit of sunshine.

In English we continued reading our class novel Varjak Paw. We have been learning about subordinating conjunctions. We used this video to help us remember what a subordinating conjunction does, and some examples. Have fun singing and dancing along at home.

 Grammar song

In maths we have been multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 and using these skills to solve problems, including converting between measures such and centimetres and metres.  

In RE we enjoyed re-enacting the conversion of Saul to Christianity. We thought about the feelings and experiences of the different people who were there.

We started our new geography topic all about Europe and Greece. We recapped the continents by singing our beloved continents song.

Continents song

 

Have a super weekend! 

Year 5 Blog Friday 26th April 2024

Date: 26th Apr 2024 @ 8:20am

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Try to find as many adjectives as you can in your reading. Remember an adjective describes or adds information to a noun.  

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week.

peculiar          opposite          particular          possession          height          separate          imagination          surprise          occasion          centre          uncovering          enjoyable          sentence          befriender          address

Practise every day using a range of strategies, for example:

Dot to dot

Look, cover, say, write, check

Trace, copy and replicate

Words without vowels

Pyramid words

 

Counting

Count out loud in:

50s from 0 to 500 and back again          50, 100, 150, …

30s from 0 to 300 and back again          30, 60, 90, …

40s from 0 to 400 and back again          40, 80, 120, …

 

Times Tables

Please practise your times tables every day. Remember, you can now compete and have lots of fun on Times Tables Rockstars.

 

Sumdog

Maths Competition – Traffords v Whitworths  

Spelling Challenge

 

We have had a lovely week this week.

In English we wrote poems all about Earth Day. We used this poem as an example.

Our planet Earth.

Our planet Earth – so beautiful,

A planet of land and water,

How will it look for your children?

Or your great grandson or daughter?

 

Ask yourself, “Am I bothered?”

Ask yourself, “Do I care?”

Ask yourself, “Can I make a change?”

It’s a responsibility we all share.

 

Are you prepared to make a change?

Instead of driving, will you walk?

Or catch a bus or cycle?

Or is this just all talk?

 

We can all do our bit to help.

We can use less plastic each day.

We only have one planet Earth.

Let’s make a change, what do you say?

 

In maths we have been learning about prime numbers. A prime number only has two factors, one and itself. We have also been practising multiplying three-digit numbers by two-digit numbers. Everybody did such an amazing job.

In RE we have been learning about the Holy Spirit and Pentecost. We spoke about why Jesus died for us and how the disciples felt at the time.

We started our new topic in science all about animals including humans. We revised some features of mammals and their life cycles. We also looked at the life cycle of some insects including butterflies.

Have a super weekend! 

 

Year 5 Blog Friday 19th April 2024

Date: 19th Apr 2024 @ 12:52pm

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Look at different ways the author has started sentences. Which is your favourite? Write it down and bring it into school.

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week. They are some of the spellings you need to know by the end of Year 5.

twelfth          rhyme          rhythm          explanation          pronunciation          convenience          criticise          interrupt          guarantee          committee          community          thorough

Practise every day using a range of strategies, for example:

Dot to dot

Look, cover, say, write, check

Trace, copy and replicate

Words without vowels

Pyramid words

 

Counting

Count out loud in:

20s from 0 to 400 and back again          0, 20, 40, …

25s from o to 500 and back again          0, 25, 50, …

9s from 0 to 108 and back again             0, 9, 18, …

 

Times Tables

Please practise your times tables every day. Remember, you can now compete and have lots of fun on Times Tables Rockstars.

 

Sumdog

Maths Competition – boys v girls

Spelling Challenge

 

Times Tables Rockstars

Complete the session and take part in the different games. You are all doing so well so far! 

Below are some links for the website and for a video for parents and carers. 

Video for parents and carers about Times Tables Rockstars

Link for Times Tables Rockstars

 

 

It has been a great week back after the Easter holidays.

In English, we started our new class novel – Varjak Paw by S.F.Said. We are loving it! We have spent the week writing a non-chronological report all about Mesopotamian Blues which are the cats in the story. The purpose of our non-chronological reports is to teach the Year 4 children about the cats to help them understand the novel when they read it next year.

 

In maths we have been learning about factors and common factors.

The factors of 21 are 1, 21, 3, 7

The factors of 9 are 1, 9, 3

The common factors of 21 and 9 are 1 and 3.

 

In Art we started our new topic all about architecture. We are going to be looking at different architectural designs, making our own, and discussing if we think architects should fill the world with big and beautiful buildings or build more modest, eco friendly buildings.

We also started our new topic in PSHE. It is called: How can drugs common to everyday life affect health? We discussed drugs that are legal and illegal and spoke about different drugs which are used as medicines. 

 

Have a happy weekend! 

Well done for an amazing week this week! 

 

Year 5 Thursday 28th March 2024

Date: 28th Mar 2024 @ 4:32pm

Welcome to your Easter Blog

We have had a brilliant last week of the Spring Term

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We retold some chapters of our novel in our own words and as characters from the story. Everyone has tried to improve their presentation this week, well done Year 5!

Книга: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe | Narnia, Lion witch wardrobe, White  witch

In maths we have been revisiting the formal written method for addition and subtraction. We have been working with 4 digit numbers and remembering our place holders.

In In Science we researched the planets in our solar system and created fact files for each planet.

solar system transparent gif - Clip Art Library

In DT we completed our straw house designs. They all stood up on their own and resisted some rigorous testing!

In French we learned how to ask for help at the doctors and how to describe our condition. Tres bien!

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Have a fantastic Easter break and keep up the regular home reading!

The Year 5 Team

Year 5 Blog Friday 22nd March 2024

Date: 22nd Mar 2024 @ 3:39pm

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog

Home Practice

 

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Look out for speech, discuss how it is punctuated. 

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week. 

 

favourite

temperature

opportunity

opportunities

identity

identities

cemetery

cemeteries

community

communities

curiosity

curiosities

dictionary

dictionaries

vegetable

 

Counting

Count out loud in:

7s from 0 to 84 and back again          0, 7, 14, ...

8s from 0 to 96 and back again          0, 8, 16, ...

12s from 0 to 144 and back again      0, 12, 24, ...

 

Times Tables

Please practise your times tables every day. You either have your own tables target or please practise dividing by 12.

 

Sumdog

The winner of last week’s maths competition was …

Freya - well done :) 

Times Tables Challenge

Maths Competition – individual   

Spelling Challenge

Year 5 Blog Friday 15th March 2024

Date: 15th Mar 2024 @ 2:06pm

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Tell somebody your favourite thing about the book you are reading.  

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week. Most of them contain the letters -ei or -ei.

achieve          leisure          mischievous          neighbour          soldier          sufficient          variety          ceiling          belief          believe          experience          weight           quite          quiet          quit

 

Counting

Count out loud in:

1s from 5 down to -20 and back again          5, 4, 3, …

5s from 5 down to – 60 and back again         5, 0, -5, …

3s from 3 down to -36 and back again          3, 0, -3, …

 

Times Tables

Please practise your times tables every day. You either have your own tables target or please practise square numbers e.g., 2 x 2 = 4, 3 x 3 = 9.

 

Sumdog

The winner of last week’s maths competition was …

THE DOGS by one point!

Times Tables Challenge

Maths Competition – individual   

Spelling Challenge

 

 

We have had a great week this week. On Wednesday we were joined by Freddy Fit and enjoyed our workout. We spoke about the importance of both physical and mental wellbeing.

In English we continued reading our class novel - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. We finished our character description of the professor using dialogue and action. Our objective was to describe a character who sounds eccentric to the reader. We then read our descriptions to Year 4. We didn’t tell the children our objective. After reading, we asked them to write a word to describe the professor. When they wrote unusual, strange, etc, we knew we had achieved our objective.

In maths we learnt about negative numbers and different methods to add and subtract. We spoke about where we might see negative numbers including lifts, football matches, and thermometers.  

In RE we started our new topic all about Lent. We thought about giving. We also had a visit from Father Michael. He spoke to us all about saying sorry for things we had done wrong. We then each had the chance to say sorry to God with Father Michael.  

In history we started to learn about the Vikings who arrived in Britain around 790AD. We discussed what the Vikings were like and reasons they might have come to invade Britain.

We have had a fantastic two weeks with Atsuya and the other Japanese students. It was amazing to learn about their culture. We were lucky enough to play with some traditional Japanese toys which we loved! Safe travels back to Japan. 

Have a fantastic weekend! 

Year 5 Blog Friday 8th March 2024

Date: 8th Mar 2024 @ 12:54pm

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Try to find 3 new words to bring into school.

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week. They are homophones. This means they sound the same but have different meanings. You need to know how to spell them and also what the different spellings mean.

isle          aisle         aloud          allowed          are          our          affect          effect          herd          heard          past          passed          led          lead          definite

 

Counting

Count out loud in:

10s from 217 to 417 and back again                 217, 227, 237, …

1000s from 99 to 10,099 and back again          99, 1099, 2099, …

0.001s from 2.199 to 2.229                                2.199, 2.2, 2.201, …

 

Times Tables

Please practise your times tables every day. You either have your own tables target or please practise dividing by 7.  

 

Sumdog

The winner of last week’s maths competition was …

THE GIRLS

Times Tables Challenge

Maths Competition – Cats v Dogs  

Spelling Challenge

 

We have had a very exciting week this week. We are very lucky to have been joined by 4 Japanese students who are training to become teachers in Japan. Atsaya has spent the week with us in Year 5 and has been very impressed.

In English we started our new class novel – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. So far, we have been introduced to the main characters and are starting to learn about Narnia and The White Witch. In our writing we have been using action and dialogue to describe the professor from the story. We all agreed that he was an eccentric character so we have been discussing things that an eccentric character would say (dialogue) and do (action).

Narnia: The Professor From The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Explained

In maths we learnt about the place value of numbers up to 3 decimals places. We also used our knowledge of place value to order and compare numbers.

In RE, we considered different parts of the Eucharist and discussed their significance. We read the Eucharistic prayer and wrote our own prayer to God remembering Jesus and the sacrifices he made for us.

We had a fantastic World Book Day. It was wonderful to see all of the different book characters and discuss our favourite books. We even managed to take part in our dance lesson dressed as the characters!

 

Happy Weekend!

Year 5 Blog Friday 1st March 2024

Date: 1st Mar 2024 @ 8:01am

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog

Just - Happy St David's Day! | FacebookWhere to see lambs this spring

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Look at how speech is used. Try to use good expression when reading speech. Next week we will be writing a character description from our new book. If you have a character that you like, bring your book into school.

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week. They are words which have apostrophes for contraction. This means a word or group of words have been shortened. The apostrophe represents missing letters. It is important that you remember to put the apostrophe in the right place.

don’t          they’re          can’t          doesn’t          won’t          I’ve          I’ll          she’s          he’s          you’re          you’ve          couldn’t          wouldn’t          shouldn’t          persuade

 

Counting

Count out loud in:

5s from 0 to 60 and back again.                   5, 10, 15, …

Tenths from 0 to 2 and back again.             0.1, 0.2, 0.2, …

Halves (0.5) from 0 to 10 and back again.   0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, …

 

Times Tables

Please practise your times tables every day. You either have your own tables target or please practise dividing by 9.  

 

Telling the time

Visit the following website to practise telling the time.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

 

Sumdog

Times Tables Challenge

Maths Competition – boys v girls

Spelling Challenge

 

We have had a wonderful week this week.

In English, we wrote two different adverts to persuade different audiences. The first was an advert to persuade children to go to the circus. The second was an advert to persuade an adult to donate money to a charity which helps animals. The language we used was very different in each advert as they had different audiences and different purposes. We also recorded our adverts and used our voices as an additional way to persuade our audience. We tested out our circus adverts on Years 2, 3 and 6 who gave us a star rating for how likely they were to go to the circus after hearing our advert. There were lots of 7/7 ratings.  

In Maths, we calculated the area of different shapes and also solved problems involving time. This included converting between 12-hour and 24-hour times and reading analogue and digital clocks. If you are not confident with reading the time, please practise at home this week.

In RE we made links between the Passover and the Last Supper. We discussed how Jesus would have celebrated the Passover each year to celebrate his people being freed from slavery. We also discussed how the Last Supper was a very special Passover feast as this was when Jesus knew he was going to die, and was the first time Jesus turned the wine into his blood and the bread into his body.

In art, we started our new topic about landscapes. Throughout the topic we will be using different media to create pictures of landscapes. These will include pencil, ink, paint, charcoal, pastels, etc. This week we used different sketching pencils. Everybody did such a fantastic job.

Weekend Inspirational Quote - Wishing You a Weekend Full of Pleasure,  Laughter and Bliss. Happy Weekend. with Yellow Flower. Stock Photo - Image  of sunday, concept: 263869014

Year 5 Blog Friday 23rd February 2024

Date: 23rd Feb 2024 @ 3:27pm

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog

Lenten Student Reflections - Brother Rice High School

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Discuss the characters and what you know about them.

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week. These are some of the words you need to know by the end of Year 5. Some of the spellings have the suffix -ly.

competition          definite          definitely          immediate          immediately          special          especially          sincere          sincerely          frequent          frequently          desperate          desperately

 

Counting

Count out loud in:

6s from 0 to 72 and back again.

7s from 0 to 84 and back again.

12s from 0 to 144 and back again.

 

Times Tables

Please practise your times tables every day. You either have your own tables target or you can practise square numbers.

 

Sumdog

Times Tables Challenge

Maths Challenge

Spelling Challenge

 

 

We have had a wonderful week this week.

In English, we finished reading our class novel Street Child. We wrote a persuasive radio advert to persuade children to go to the circus, this was after reading about the circus that the main character Jim visited. The focus was on using vocabulary and sentences that would persuade a child.

In Maths, we have been solving problems involving multiplication. We used different strategies including doubling and halving, and drawing bar models.

In RE, we watched videos about the Jewish festival Passover. We then wrote a diary entry as if we were one of the slaves freed from Egypt. We focused on what life had been like and how Passover would be remembered in the future. We also made our Lenten promises, we spoke about saying sorry for the things we have done wrong and turning over a new leaf. We all decided something we would do during the season of Lent to become a better person. 

We had a sporty day on Thursday with a dance session from South Ribble and our PE lesson. We loved learning a new dance and in PE we did some tag rugby and gymnastics. Everybody was amazing!

Have a happy weekend

Year 5 Blog Thursday 8th February 2024

Date: 8th Feb 2024 @ 3:27pm

Happy Half Term and welcome to your weekly blog

Happy Half Term!

I'm getting married' Coasters | Spreadshirt

Please spend this half term:

Resting

Relaxing

Having fun

Spending time with loved ones

 

Try to keep up with the reading – you can do all of the above whilst reading.

If you would like to go on Sumdog, there will be challenges available to practise times tables and the Year 5 and 6 spellings.

 

We have had a wonderful week this week.

On Monday, we finished our set designs for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They all look amazing! Take a look at our gallery to see us in action and our finished pieces.

This week has been Children’s Mental Health Week. The theme this year is My Voice Matters. This theme was chosen to help us develop the skills we need to express our opinions, beliefs, values and feelings. We spoke about ways we can express ourselves including:

  • Making choices
  • Talking to a trusted adult
  • Writing a letter or note to ourself or somebody else
  • Voting on decisions
  • Drawing a picture
  • Creating a journal or diary
  • Writing a song
  • Having a check in system with somebody

We also celebrated our achievements and spoke about these proudly. We then came up with some positive affirmations all about My Voice Matters.

  • I have important contributions to make
  • When I speak, people listen
  • I take time to listen and learn from others
  • I feel empowered when I share my thoughts and feelings
  • MY VOICE MATTERS

Have a happy Half Term.

 

 

Year 5 Blog Friday 2nd February 2024

Date: 2nd Feb 2024 @ 1:19pm

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog

A Wonderful Week - we've been enjoying the sunshine and it has been a  really wonderful week for us - Odd Socks & Lollipops

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Talk to somebody at home about the punctuation used in speech and look out for it when you are reading.

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week. Most of the words have double letters, try to remember where the double letters are. These are tricky spellings; you will need to practise every day.

accommodate          attached          apparent          appreciate          community          communicate          especially          exaggerate          conscience          conscious          government          environment          equipped          according          excellent

 

Shape Practice

Next week in maths we will be learning about perimeter and area. Visit the following websites to recap your learning from Year 4.

Perimeter

Area

 

Times Tables

Please practise a mixture of times tables including squared and cubed numbers.

 

Sumdog

Maths Competition: Boys v Girls

Times Tables Challenge

Spelling Challenge

 

This week in maths we ordered and simplified fractions. This was tricky but everybody embraced the challenge and did an amazing job!

In English we wrote stories all about time travel. Everybody decided where in time their character would travel to and decided how to make their stories interesting to the reader.

In RE we spoke about different Christian communities. We discussed some of the differences between the different denominations, but we focussed on the similarities, especially that we all share Jesus’ mission. Christians believe that we should love one another.

In art we started our set design for the chocolate room in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It was amazing to see everybody use their imagination. We can’t wait to see the finished pieces!

Have a happy weekend. 

Year 5 Blog Friday 26th January 2024

Date: 26th Jan 2024 @ 1:03pm

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday blog. 

Happy Weekend Vector Art, Icons, and Graphics for Free Download

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Look out for speech, see if the books follow the rules that we came up with in class. 

  1. Opening speech marks before the spoken words.
  2. Capital letter for the first spoken word. 
  3. Punctuation after the spoken words. 
  4. Closing speech marks after punctuation. 
  5. Use a comma to separate the speech and the rest of the sentence. 

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week. 

science          mischief          quiet          medieval          ancient          glacier          weigh          neither          height          restaurant          vegetable          cemetery          temperature 

 

Times Tables

Please practise cubed numbers or your own individual target. 

What are Cube Numbers? Explained by PlanBee

 

Counting

Count out loud in square numbers from 1 to 144 and back again. 

1, 4, 9, ...

144, 121, 100, ...

 

Sumdog

Spelling Challenge

Times Tables Challenge

Fractions Challenge

 

Reminders

Online Safety

We have noticed that some children are using WhatsApp and other messaging services that are not age appropriate. WhatsApp has a 16+ rating and was designed for adults. Primary aged children have not developed the emotional maturity to use these messaging platforms, and we have found having round the clock access to their friendship groups is placing an undue pressure onto their wellbeing. 
 
Here is some guidance from the NSPCC and our WhatsApp guide for your information.       Is WhatsApp safe for my child?
 

Please try to find a cardboard box for art over the next couple of weeks. A shoe box would be perfect. 

Remember to bring in anything else you want for our model set of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's chocolate room. 

Here are some ideas you came up with in class:

Plastic cup

Paper cup

Cellophane

Bottle caps

Fabric

Pom poms

Lollipop sticks

 

Maths

In maths we learnt how to find equivalent fractions. We also compared fractions by finding a common denominator. 

Equivalent Fractions for kids - YouTube

How to find common denominators in fractions?

 

English

We revised the rules for speech and wrote our own conversations. 

We came up with some funny conversations between the teachers in the staff room. 

We also became sub-editors by reading sports reports and checking them carefully for spellling, punctuation and grammar mistakes. 

 

PE

We enjoyed learning some hockey skills and playing little matches to put our new skills into practice. Everybody played fairly and had a great time! 

 

Computing and Science

We made PowerPoint presentations all about Earth and Space. 

This week we recapped our skills and managed to:

Add new slides

Change the background

Insert wordart and textboxes

Change the font

Import, move, rotate and resize an image

 

We also learnt how to:

Add bullet points

Add outlines and fill colours to our text boxes

 

Have a very happy weekend! 

Year 5 Blog Friday 19th January 2024

Date: 16th Jan 2024 @ 2:55pm

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Try to find one amazing word and bring it into class - we will add these to our English display. 

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week. They all contain the letters ei. Can you figure out what different sounds the ei makes and identify any patterns or rules?

ceiling          receive          receipt          deceit          perceive          vein          rein          reign          veil         

weigh          eight          neighbour          weird          their          height

 

Counting

Count out loud in:

Tenths from 0 to 1 and back again          one tenth, two tenths, three tenths, (ten tenths = one whole)

Thirds from 0 to 4 and back again          one third, two thirds, three thirds or one whole, one and one third, ... (three thirds = one whole)

Fifths from 0 to 2 and back again           one fifth, two fifths, three fifths, ... (five fifths = one whole)

 

Times Tables

Please learn cube numbers or your own individual target. 

What are cube numbers?

 

Sumdog

Spelling Challenge

Times Tables Challenge

Maths Competition in teams

 

Reminders

Please remember to collect things for our art project this half term when we will be making a model set for the chocolate room in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. 

You might collect:

Fabric

Cardboard

Plastic

Chocolate and sweet wrappers

Cocktail sticks or lollipop sticks

The Chocolate Room | Wonkapedia Wiki | Fandom

 

Maths

In maths this week we have been using our new method to divide and interpet remainders. It is so important that we know our times tables!

Our new method includes looking at our times tables and using related facts 

2,600 ÷ 5 = 

We can partition 2,600 into 2,500 and 100

25÷ 5 = 5

So 2,500 ÷ 5 = 500

100 ÷ 5 = 20 

So 2,600 ÷ 5 = 520 

 

English

In English we read more of our class novel Street Child. We also wrote a non-chronological report all about the Victorians. 

A non-chronological report gives the reader facts about a topic and can be read in any order. 

 

RE

In RE we spoke about Jesus' mission to teach, preach and spread the Good News. We read Good News for the Poor from Isaiah which was one of the scriptures Jesus first read when he started his mission in Nazareth. We thought about how the words would have helped and comforted people. We then came up with ways we can comfort people when they need us. 

 

Geography

We thought about different ways humans have affected the landscape in Britain and had a really interesting discussion about: what if the government banned any more building in the United Kingdom?

Have this discussion at home, does everybody agree? 

 

Science

In science we carried out a fair test to find out the effect water resistance has on different shapes. 

We know that water resistance is a force which slows objects down as they move through water, it is a type of friction. 

We made different shapes out of playdough and timed how long they took to fall to the bottom of a cylinder of water. 

 

Have a happy weekend.

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Online Safety January 2024

Date: 12th Jan 2024 @ 4:14pm

With your children returning to school, it is a great time to review Online Safety in your homes and make sure we are all up to date with developments in the online world. At St Oswald's, all classes will be continuing with their Online Saftety learning where they will learn all about safe practices online in the following areas. 

Self image and identitiy

Online relationships

Online bulllying

Health, Well-being and lifestyle

Online reputation

Managing online information

Copyright and ownership

 

To access a huge range of information on the National Online Safety website click the link below and join our school online safety hub.You will get access to videos, training and guides to keep you informed of the best practices in keeping your children safe online.

http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/st-oswald-s-catholic-primary-school-pr45eb

Year 5 Blog Friday 12th January 2024

Date: 9th Jan 2024 @ 2:33pm

Happy New Year.

New Year – Fresh Start - Morneau Law

Welcome to your Friday Blog. 

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Find the meaning of new words and try to use them in your own sentences. 

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week. Please use your favourite strategy and Sumdog to practise every day. 

centre          bicycle          calendar          peculiar          woman          women          suppose          quarter          century          unfinished          undone          unable          unlikely

 

Counting

Count out loud in:

0.3s from 0.3 to 3.6 and back again          0.3, 0.6, 0.9, 1.2, ...

0.4s from 0.4 to 4.8 and back again          0.4, 0.8, 1,2. ...

0.6s from 0.6 to 7.2 and back again          0.6, 1.2, 1.8, ...

 

Times Tables

Please practise the 12x tables or your own individual target. 

 

Sumdog

Spelling Challenge

Times Tables Challenge

Maths Competition - individual 

 

Reminders

Year 5 will have PE on a Friday for this Half Term. Children will need spare shoes and socks for cross country. 

Please start to collect materials for our art project this half term, we will be making a model set for the chocolate room in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You might want to start collecting:

Fabric

Cardboard

Plastic

Chocolate and sweet wrappers

Cocktail sticks or lollipop sticks

 

Maths

We have been learning different methods to multiply and divide. 

Partition to multiply:

64 x 4 

60 x 4 = 240

4 x 4 = 16

64 x 4 = 256

 

Known facts:

1,200 ÷ 4 

12 ÷ 4 = 3

120 ÷ 4 = 30

1,200 ÷ 4 = 300

 

English

We started our new class novel Street Child by Berlie Doherty.

We have been carrying out research about the Victorian times to help us understand the novel. 

Street Child x 30 - Scholastic Shop

 

RE

We started our new topic all about our mission and life choices. We started by learning about inspirational people. We watched this video all about Thomas Barnardo and spoke about what made him inspirational. 

Thomas Barnardo

 

History

We continued with our learning about Anglo-Saxons. We learnt that Britain used to be split into seven kingdoms each with its own king and government. We located these kingdoms on a map. 

Anglo-Saxon heptarchy – The seven kingdoms of Old England - YouTube

 

 

 

Year 5 Blog Thursday 21st December 2023

Date: 21st Dec 2023 @ 1:16pm

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all

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Home Practice

Have an amazing happy time with family and friends.

 

Reminders

PE will be on a Friday for the 5 weeks after the Christmas holidays.

Please bring in spare shoes and socks for Cross Country.

 

We have had such an exciting week.

On Monday we watched the All Hallows roadshow where we saw lots of children performing our favourite Christmas songs. 

On Tuesday we went to church for a Christingle service led by Year 6.

On Wednesday we enjoyed our Christmas lunch in our Christmas jumpers. We also had a farewell assembly for Mr Mears. 

On Thursday we LOVED our Australian themed celebration day for Ollie. The effort made by everybody was super!

 

Year 5 Blog Friday 15th December 2023

Date: 14th Dec 2023 @ 4:59pm

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday blog

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Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Talk about your impression of each character. 

 

Spelling

Everybody has brought home their own spellings this week. Please practise using one of the strategies we have used in class. One of the favourite strategies was trace, copy, replicate. 

There is also a Sumdog challenge to practise the words you need to know by the end of Year 5. 

 

Counting

Count out loud in:

12s from 0 to 144 and back again.          12, 24, 36, ...

9s from 0 to 108 and back again.             9, 18, 27, ... 

6s from 0 to 72 and back again.                6, 12, 18, ...

 

Times Tables

Please practise the 12x table or your own individual target. 

 

Sumdog

Times Tables Challenge

Spelling Challenge

Maths Competition

 

Reminders

On Thursday 21st December we will be having our Australian themed celebration. Children are invited to come in Australian themed clothing. Please see the letter brought home last week for more information.

After Half Term, children will need spare shoes and socks for cross country in PE. 

 

Maths

We learnt about multiples, factors and common factors. 

12 is a multiple of 4. 

4 is a factor of 12. 

3 is a common factor of 12 and 15. 

 

English

We used The Highwayman poem to create our own booklet, we also created some artwork to go with it. 

The Highwayman | Carnforth

 

RE

We learnt about Advent and Christmas for Christians and created posters. 

 

PSHE

We started our new topic - What decisions can people make with money?

We spoke about:

Ways to spend money

Ways to earn money

Ways to save money

Influences 

 

Have a super weekend. 

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Year 5 Blog Friday 8th December 2023

Date: 7th Dec 2023 @ 1:05pm

Welcome to your Friday Blog

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Look at how speech is punctuated. 

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week. Some of them are homophones, this mean they sound the same but have different meanings. You need to know how to spell these words as well as their meaning. 

led          lead          steel          steal          alter          altar          allowed          passed         

aisle          bridal          bridle          occupy          occur          opportunity          parliament 

Counting

Count out loud in:

3s from 0 to 36 and back again         0, 3, 6, ...

8s from 0 to 96 and back again         0, 8, 16, ...

7s from 0 to 84 and back again         0, 7, 14, ... 

 

Times Tables

Practise your tables target every day.

Make sure you know the square numbers up to 144 and the square root. 

1 x 1 = 1

2 x 2 = 4

5 x 5 = 25

 

Sumdog

Spelling Challenge

Tables Challenge

Maths Competition in teams

 

Reminders

Everybody has brought home a letter about an Australian themed celebration we will be having in Year 5 on Thursday 21st December.

Start thinking about what you want to wear for the celebration. 

 

Maths

We have been learning about multiples and divisibility. 

A multiple is a number made by multiplying two whole numbers greater than one. 

 

English

We have been reading The Highwayman poem. 

We have been learning about famous highwaymen and finding the meaning of new words by exploring their context in the sentence. 

 

RE

We have been learning about Advent. We talked about how Christians are waiting in hope during Advent for the coming of Jesus, and how we can use the period of Advent to do good deeds and remember Jesus. 

 

All Hallows PE day

The children were fantastic taking part in various sports including football, dance, netball, handball, basketball, etc. 

You can see our gallery on the Year 5 class page. 

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Year 5 Blog Friday 1st December

Date: 29th Nov 2023 @ 4:59pm

Happy Friday and Happy December.

Welcome to your Friday Blog. 

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On Wednesday, we brought home a sheet of paper with a list of things that we need for our DT work. 

Our DT brief is to design, make and evaluate a Greek snack. 

We have decided as a class to make pitta breads. School will provide the ingredients for everybody to make the pitta bread. 

Most children decided they wanted to include something along with the pitta bread. This is what they need to bring in from home, for example: feta cheese, olives, salad, tzatziki, etc. The children also wrote a list of utensils we will need. Anything that we can borrow would be much appreciated, but if not, don't worry. 

We will be making our Greek snack in school on Monday 4th December. 

 

In Geography this week, we used maps and our knowledge of the UK to plan a trip for somebody coming to England. Our trip had to include a flight to our closest airport, a visit to our local area and some local attractions, and finally a visit to the closest capital city to us and some points of interest. Everybody's knowledge of the UK was very impressive and we came up with some exciting sounding trips. 

Vector Map Of United Kingdom With Named Counties And Cities Royalty Free  SVG, Cliparts, Vectors, and Stock Illustration. Image 138646401.

 

In History, we have been learning about the Anglo Saxons. We discussed why we thought the Anglo Saxons settled in Britain. Some of the reasons we discussed included:

They settled in Britain to fight the Britons after they were left weak. 

They were invited to help out when the Romans left the Britons vulnerable to attack. 

They came because the land in Britain was better for growing crops. 

They came for a better life where there would be more opportunity to earn money. 

Who were the Anglo-Saxons and where did they come from? - Twinkl Homework  Help

 

In RE we have started our new topic Advent.

Advent is a time to remember God’s promise to send a Messiah. It is about waiting in joyful hope for the coming of Jesus at Christmas. 

What is Advent? - Answered - Twinkl Teaching Wiki - Twinkl

 

In Maths we have been naming, measuring, and drawing different angles including:

Acute angles - between 0 and 90 degrees. 

Right angles - 90 degrees.

Obtuse angles - between 90 and 180 degrees.

Reflex angles - between 180 and 360 degrees.

 

Home Practice

DT

Don't forget to bring in anything from home that you want to use in DT. 

We will make our pitta breads on Monday 4th December. 

 

Reading

Please read out loud every day for 20 minutes.

 

Counting

Count out loud in:

9s from 0 to 108 and back again      9, 18, 27, ...

90s from 0 10 1,080 and back again      90, 80, 270, ...

25s from 0 to 500 and back again      0, 25, 50, ...

 

Visnos angles

Test somebody at home on their angles knowledge. 

Visnos angles website

 

Times Tables

Please practise your tables target every day. 

Next week in maths we will be using our times tables - you will find it much easier if you are quick and confident with your tables. 

 

Spellings

Your spellings will be uploaded onto the blog next week. In the meantime, they are on the Sumdog challenge and on the sheet you brought home on Wednesday, so try to practise every day. 

 

Sumdog

Spelling Challenge

Times Tables Challenge

Maths Competition 

 

Have a happy weekend, enjoy your Advent calendars 

 

 

Year 5 Blog Friday 24th November 2023

Date: 21st Nov 2023 @ 11:02am

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog.

We have had a super week this week.

As you know, this week we did our RSE lessons. We talked about changes that males and females go through during puberty including physical and emotional changes. The children were extremely mature and sensible, and asked lots of questions. The children said they felt happy to learn about the changes they are experiencing or will experience in the future, and said that it was good to know that it is all normal. 

Growing and changing

In English we continued reading our clas novel Room 13, we have nearly finished now and it is getting very exciting. We have really enjoyed this book and can't wait to find out what our next novel is. 

This week we have been focussing on starting our sentences in different ways so that our writing is more interesting for the reader. We found sentence starters in some books and pieces of writing and then tried to use these in our own writing. Here are some that we came up with:

Adverbials of time

At the stroke of midnight,

Eventually,

Suddenly,

 

Adverbials of place

The abandoned house...

Out of the darkness...

Somewhere in the distance...

 

Adverbials of manner

Hesitantly,

Carefully,

Room 13 by Swindells, Robert

 

In maths we have been using bar charts, tables and line graphs to answer questions. We know that before answering questions we need to first look at the graph to learn:

What is it about?

What steps are the axes counting in?

Year 5 line graphs - YouTube

In science we planned and carried out a fair test to investigate the amount of friction on different surfaces. We chose 5 different surfaces and measured how far a toy car could travel on each surface. 

In order for our investigation to be a fair test, we knew we could only change one thing, and everything else would have to stay exactly the same. 

We then made our predictions by stating which surface we thought would produce the most friction and which surface would produce the least and why. 

We carried out our investigation in groups, recording our results in a table. Finally we wrote a conclusion where we stated whether our not our prediction was correct and how we could make the investigation more accurate. We also spoke about anything that surprised us. 

Everybody did an amazing job at working scientifically. 

In PE we did some rugby skills and also some handball skills. In rugby we learnt how to throw and receive a swing pass, and then we played some games to put our new learning into practice. 

The Tag Rugby Coach

Year 5 will be starting Cross Country lessons for PE w/c 27th November until the end of term. As you know the weather conditions can be variable therefore the children will need an old pair trainers and spare socks as the children are highly likely to get muddy in these sessions. 
 
The Cross Country lessons are always challenging with the children trying their best. 
 
If you need any further clarification, please contact school.
 
Cross Country Event – Broughton Primary

 

Home Practice

Angles

Next week in maths we are going to be measuring and identifying different types of angles. Please go on the Visnos website to have a go at measuring angles and deciding if they are acute, right angle, obtuse, or reflex. 

Visnos Angles

 

Reading

Please read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Please write down any sentence starters that you find interesting to share with the class.

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week. Please practise every day. 

incredible          incredibly          sensible          sensibly          reliable          reliably          respectable          respectably          aggreeable          aggreeably          enviable          enviably          awkward          vegetable          competition

 

Counting

Count out loud forwards in 1s from:

-7 to 17          -7, -6, -5, ...

-1 to 21          -1, 0, 1, ...

-51 to -31       -51, -50, -49, ...

 

Times Tables

Please practise your tables target every day. Make sure you know the related division facts too. 

 

Sumdog

Times Tables Challenge

Spelling Challenge

Maths Competition in teams: Gryffndor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin 

 

Happy Weekend by Pati Zywert on Dribbble

Year 5 Blog Friday 17th November 2023

Date: 15th Nov 2023 @ 4:24pm

Help the homeless – Foxton Centre Big PNE Sleepout Friday 17th November

The Big PNE Sleep Out 2023 - Help in Preston

Miss Smith and Mrs Dexter are sleeping by the football pitch at PNE’s football ground, Deepdale Stadium this Friday 17th November. This is to raise money for a day centre called The Foxton Centre who provide food and warmth to the homeless people of Preston. Miss Smith and Mrs Dexter will sleep on cardboard and will only have with them what they can carry. This will give them an insight into how difficult it is for people sleeping on the streets, particularly as the nights are getting colder. We are all fortunate that we have food and somewhere warm to go to sleep every night, this is not the case for some people in Preston. Miss Smith and Mrs Dexter are asking for sponsorship, any donation would go a long way to help Preston’s vulnerable homeless community.

You can read more and donate here:

https://www.justgiving.com/team/deepdaledreamers?utm_medium=proxy_team&utm_content=team%2Fdeepdaledreamers&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=pfp-email

 

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog

We have had a very busy week this week. We spent a lot of time writing, practising, and perfecting our assembly which we performed for parents on Thursday. Everybody was extremely proud as it was all our own ideas and things that we felt proud of. It was nice to remind ourselves that – IT’S GOOD TO BE ME!

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We had a visit from a familiar face on Tuesday, Freddy Fit. We always love our lessons with Freddy Fit where we learn about teamwork, resilience, and looking after our body as well as our mind. Freddy was impressed with everybody!

You can see us getting sporty in our gallery here. 

This week has also been Anti-Bullying Week. The theme this year was Make a Noise About Bullying. We spoke about bullying online and offline and considered who we could speak to if we have concerns about bullying, advice we can give, and ways we can comfort and stand by each other.

Anti-Bullying Week 2023: Make A Noise About Bullying

You can see a film about Anti-Bullying Week here:

Anti Bullying Week

On Friday we all dressed in our pyjamas to raise money for Children in Need. It was great to see everybody come together for such a great cause. 

Children in Need set to benefit from school non-uniform day – Giles Academy

 

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Look for different ways to start sentences, try to use them in your own writing.

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week, some spellings contain a hyphen, can you figure out why?

bruise          yacht          guarantee          vehicle          immediately          co-operate          co-own          coexist          co-ordinate          re-enter          re-emerge          reinvent          retell

 

Counting

Please count out loud in:

12s from 0 to 144 and back again          12, 24, 36, …

7s from 0 to 84 and back again               7, 14, 21, …

8s from 0 to 96 and back again               8, 16, 24, …

 

Times Tables

Please practise your tables target every day.

 

Sumdog

Spelling Challenge

Times Tables Challenge

Maths Competition

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Year 5 Blog Friday 10th November 2023

Date: 9th Nov 2023 @ 5:05pm

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog.

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It has been a great week filled with lot of exciting learning.

In maths we have been using the written method to add and subtract. It is really important that we know our number facts so that we can calculate quickly and accurately. Please practise these at home. 

What is Mental Math? – World Mental Calculation

In English we have continued reading our class novel Room 13. This is a suspense story so we have been looking at different ways the author builds suspense. We then wrote our own suspense story. We tried to use as many different techniques as we could to make the reader feel worried and scared. Some of the techniques included:

Don't reveal the threat e.g. a dark figure

Rhetorical questions e.g. Was something following her?

Reveal the character's thoughts e.g. She wondered if this was all just a terrible dream.

Cliff hanger e.g. There was nobody there, unless...

Suspenseful vocabulary e.g. murky, gloomy, staggering, dark, whisper. 

Everybody did such an amazing job writing their suspense stories! 

Suspense Meaning in Literature: Illustrated by Examples - Drawings Of...

In PE we did some indoor athletics including long jump, hop skip jump, high jump, and speed bounce. Mrs Cookson was very impressed! 

In DT we sampled some Greek food. This was to help us prepare to design and make our own Greek snack which we will be doing over the next couple of weeks. Most of us enjoyed the feta cheese, pitta breads and tzatziki. The olives weren't very popular. You can see us carrying out our sensory evaluation of the food here. We focussed on the appearance, smell, texture, and taste. 

DT Gallery

Fun Facts About Greek Cuisine - Krasi Boston

This week in French, we started our new topic of ‘Les Émotions’. We started the lesson by going through the vocabulary and discussing the differences between the pronunciation for masculine and feminine adjectives. We then wrote these in our books, translating what they mean. To check our understanding, we chose the right picture for each emotion shown and then started a game of ‘Qui veut gagner 1200€?’ (Who wants to win €1200?) where every correct answer from a multiple choice question would ‘win’ €100. This week was a practice, we will complete this again next week to see if we can remember the vocabulary.

In RE we have been learning about Judaism. We learnt about a special feast called the Passover. We discovered why and how the Passover is celebrated. Each year during spring the Jewish people get ready to celebrate the Passover or Pesach. Jewish people remember the story of how God delivered them from slavery in Egypt, how God still takes care of them and how there is still the need for freedom in some places of the world. 

What is Passover? - BBC Bitesize

 

Home Practice

Number facts

Please go on Hit the Button and click on number facts. Make sure you know these number facts without having to count.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Counting

Count out loud in tenths from:

203.01 to 205.01          203.11       203.21       203.31       ...

79.01 to 81.01              79.11         79.21         79.31         ...

83.81 to 85.81               83.81         83.91        84.01

 

Reading

Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Talk about what you have read. 

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week. Please practise every day including the challenge on Sumdog. The Sumdog challenge includes extra spellings. 

telephone          telegraph          grapheme          graphics          autograph          automatic          headphones          microphone          microwave          microscope          sign          design          signal

 

Sumdog

Spelling challenge

Times table challenge

Maths competition in teams

 

Have a happy weekend. 

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Year 5 Blog Friday 3rd November 2023

Date: 2nd Nov 2023 @ 8:28am

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog. 

 

It has been a lovely week back after Half Term, so nice to all be back together again doing lots of exciting learning. 

In English we started our new class novel - Room 13 by Robert Swindells. We are absolutely loving it. We have been looking at ways the author builds suspense to make the reader feel nervous and scared. We have been practising some of these techniques and will be writing our own suspense stories next week. Here are some of the ways we have identified to build suspense:

Short sentences to make the reader panic.

Longer, more detailed sentences to give the reader chance to reflect.

Show don't tell sentences where we talk about the character's actions to show the reader that they are scared.

Writing about an abandoned setting to make the reader worry for the main character.

Rollercoasters Room 13: Amazon.co.uk: Swindells, Robert: 9780198328933:  Books

In maths we have been practising different mental strategies for addition and subtraction. We then looked at a range of calculations and chose the most efficient strategy. This week we have been practising:

Reordering the numbers to make the calculation easier, for example 27 + 15 + 3 + 14 we reordered to 27 + 3 + 15 + 14 as we spotted that we can use number bonds to ten to quickly calcuate 27 + 3. 

Compensation. This is where you round a number to the nearest multiple of 10, 100 or 1000 to make it easier to add or subtract. You then add or subtract the difference. 

Subtraction to 100 via compensation method | Gynzy

This week in French, it was Halloween! We completed a French wordsearch with Halloween vocabulary and translated each word into our books. We discussed whether some facts about Halloween in France were vrai o faux. We practised some of the Halloween vocabulary again and played ‘What’s missing?’ to help remember them.

In music we started a new jazz piece on the glocks, Three note bossa, looking at the structure and learning related vocabulary. We enjoyed a new song, Try Everything. We explored music with 2 beats in a bar.

Our trip to Rock and River was incredible. We loved doing zip line, climbing tower, low ropes course, air bag jump and going out on the lake in canoes. Check out the gallery on the Year 5 page to see us in action. 

Home Practice

Reading

Please read out loud to an adult every day for 20 minutes. Retell the story in your own words. 

 

Counting

Count out loud in 10s from:

217 to 417 and back again          217, 227, 237

509 to 709 and back again          509, 519, 529

899 to 1099 and back again        899, 909, 919

 

Spelling

Here are your spellings this week. They do not follow a rule or pattern so you need to practise at home. 

accommodate          accompany          according          achieve          aggressive          amateur          ancient          apparent          appreciate          attached          available          average          awkward          bargain          bruise 

 

Sumdog

Spelling Challenge

Times Tables Challenge

Maths Competition in teams

 

Have a fantastic weekend and please be safe if you are going to a bonfire.

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St Oswald's Catholic Primary School

Chapel Lane, Longton, Preston, PR4 5EB

T: 01772 613402

E: bursar@longton-st-oswalds.lancs.sch.uk

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