Welcome to Class 5
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Class 5 Staff
Teachers- Miss King
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Thorne
Year 5 had a wonderful day at Ightham Mote for the World War 2 Home Front Workshop. Their evacuee outfits were brilliant and it made the experience feel so much more authentic. Fortunately, the rain held off and the sun even made an appearance throughout the day. In groups, the children took turns to learn about the blackout, Make Do and Mend, how to wash and dry clothes in wartime households and the role of fire wardens. The workshops were very practical and involved dressing up in fire warden overalls with helmets, putting out (fake) fires, using carbolic soap and a mangle, making rag rugs and a competition to see which group could best blackout Ightham Mote. Year 5 were very well behaved and polite to the staff and volunteers on the workshop. They even doffed their caps to visitors they passed by. After the trip I received an email from the staff commending the children on their behaviour and the quality of their questions and answers. Well done Year 5! Take a look at the photos on the Year 5 gallery.
In maths this week, the children have continued with column addition and subtraction but have also learned to estimate their calculations first in order that they can check their final answers.
In English, the have created propaganda posters about the war and thought about slogans they could use to persuade others. They have also story mapped the story of Goodnight Tom so far in preparation for a creative piece of writing after half term.
In Science, the children investigated whether dissolving is a reversible process. They took a salt solution and heated it to evaporate the water – and found that they were left with the salt.
There is no spellings, mathletics and fluency this week. Have a fantastic half term break. Miss King.
This term's home learning menu will be found here.
This week we are looking at words with the suffix 'ible' and learning some of the Year 5 statutory spellings. The spellings for this week are below:
awkward, bargain, bruise, category, horrible, terrible, possible, edible, reversible, invincible.
Here is the reading menu for this term. They are for the children to work on at home and in school. If they complete a line or four corners, they get a bookmark/sticker and once they complete a full house they get to choose a book from Mrs Hard's special box. We ask parents to sign to show that they have completed the challenge.
We hope to encourage a wide reading diet and to support the children in reading daily and developing a good stamina for reading in order to complete the whole menu by Christmas.