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Year 5

The year group enjoyed their science practical experiment this week, to research and recommend the most absorbent and durable cleaning materials for the onerous task of clearing up at this year’s Camp Bestival. We have returned to fractions in maths and this time our focus will be on their multiplication. In English, we have been practising the skills that we will be bringing together in our ‘big write’ as a culmination of our learning. Our audience is the book’s author, Carol Ann Duffy and our purpose for writing is to convince her that the supposedly evil witch is a misunderstood innocent.  Gymnastics learning in PE is progressing well, with plenty of children enjoying the warm-up activities. Finally, our weaving has taken off into the realm of designing and making woven landscapes! Wow!

Key Messages:

  • Please remind your child/ren that they should only be looking in their own locker at school and that they don’t have permission to look in anyone else’s 

  • Healthy break snacks now include fresh and dried fruit and vegetables. No other break snacks are permitted. 

  • Year 5 needs parent volunteers to support with reading next term. Please email the year 5 inbox if you can help. 

  • Our KIRF focus is doubling and halving numbers between 1-100. Please quiz your child as often as possible.

Year 6

This week we have be writing our obituaries for Shakespeare’s Macbeth in English. We have learnt about Macbeth’s early life and saw in more details his fate and the tragedies he caused. During our art lessons we have been learning about Hokasai, a famous Japanese artist. We experimented with different methods of printing such as monoprinting and block - printing. In science we learnt how to conduct electricity- we made different circuits like; series, simple and parallel. In P.E this week we played lacrosse and tried throwing and catching with the lacrosse sticks and balls.

Key Messages:

  • The children will be taking their mock English SATs on Monday and Tuesday - any  spelling(Y5&6 common exception words) /comprehension practise will be beneficial
  • Please ensure that the permission form and payment has been submitted for The Globe trip
  • Key words for this week: parenthesis, ratio, parallel and circuits