Class Blog for Year 5

Vocabulary 

Posted: 15/11/2019
Sophie Birch

Word of the Day! 

swagger
grating
tongue-tied
vacant
demolish
flawless
humiliated
tempestuous
incessant
sparse
bloodshot
grudge
impeccable
                                                                                                                                    velvety
                                                                                                                                   indulgent

These are some of the words we have been looking at during the last few weeks.
We discuss the words by thinking of: 
* word pairs
* synonyms
* definition
                                   * then putting it into a sentence

 


Spellings 15.11.19 

Posted: 15/11/2019
Sophie Birch

Adverbs of possibility and frequency

certainly
definitely
perhaps
possibly
probably
frequently
often
occasionally
rarely
always

Can you think of any more?

 


Parents Consultations 

Posted: 08/11/2019
Sophie Birch

It was lovely to meet with so many of you this week, to discuss the progress of your children.
Thank you for your time, your valuable feedback and great input.
Have a lovely weekend.

 


Spellings 08.11.19 

Posted: 08/11/2019
Sophie Birch

Words ending with the suffix -ment

equipment 
environment
government
parliament
enjoyment
document
management
movement
replacement
statement

Can you think of any other words that end with the suffix -ment?
Write them down and bring them into class :) 

 


Parents Consultations 

Posted: 01/11/2019
Sophie Birch

Just a quick reminder that the sign up list is now available for parent/teacher consultation meetings next week. You can find the Year 5 list on the classroom door leading outside. Thank you to those who have already signed up - there are still plenty of spaces.
I'm looking forward to the opportunity to spend time talking about your children and the great progress that is already being made in Year 5.

 


Homework 

Posted: 01/11/2019
Sophie Birch

Although homework is not compulsory in Primary School, we feel that it is important for the children to begin this process in preparation for Secondary School. 
We would like the children to start taking ownership of their own learning by collecting the homework in the classroom voluntarily. As of Monday there will be a 'homework corner' where I will leave various pieces for the children to take if they wish to. These will include times tables, grammar and punctuation, writing and maths reflection activities.
Remember to read with and listen to your children reading as often as you can - use the VIPERS skill questions to help with the comprehension and understanding of the texts being read. Continue to practice the times tables - we have done all of the tables now apart from 11x and 12x. The children need to know these forwards, backwards, out of order and with quick recall: all children have made significant progress with their speed tests this half term already.
Finally, please do spend time with your children having a go at the Greek tasks I sent out before half term too. 
Thank you for your continued support working together with us at school to help your children become the best that they can.

 


Spellings 01.11.19 

Posted: 01/11/2019
Sophie Birch


Words with silent letters


wrestle
wrapper
island
aisle
debris
mortgage
Christmas
yacht
guarantee
guilty

 


Welcome back 

Posted: 01/11/2019
Sophie Birch

We hope you have all enjoyed your half term as much as we did; some time to relax and spend quality time with family and friends.

We have had a great start to the second half of this term with plenty of exciting activities.
This week we introduced the Ancient Greeks officially with the question 'Were the Greeks actually groovy'? We have already received some excellent homework from the half term and look forward to more throughout this term.

Please encourage your children to ask questions about the Greeks - what would they like to know about them? The children will direct our learning adventure with their questions, making it more relevant to their interests.

We have completed our English unit of writing today; which has been focused on writing news report scripts, and we are looking forward to beginning our new unit of writing next week  about Myths and Legends.

In Maths we have been learning about different written methods for multiplication. We have revised the grid method and the informal partitioning method. Next week we will continue to look at column multiplication. Some children are already moving on to think about multiplication reasoning questions too!

We are looking forward to the rest of this term being as positive and fun filled as it has started!

Mrs Birch, Mrs Mills, Mrs Fry, Mr Bailey and Miss Collier.


 


Orienteering at Duchy College - 17.10.19 

Posted: 18/10/2019
Sophie Birch

We enjoyed another great day out!
The children covered a number of miles throughout the day, problem solving around the campus of Duchy College.
They worked in teams with children from other schools and tested their map reading skills.
All children were once again a pleasure to take out; all participating in the activities with great enthusiasm.

 


Orienteering at Duchy College - 17.10.19 

Posted: 16/10/2019
Sophie Birch

We are looking forward to our day of orienteering at Duchy College tomorrow!

Please arrive at the normal time but come straight to the classroom once the gates open so we can get registered and onto the coach as soon as possible.

Children will need to wear their school PE kit; this can be worn from home into school, or changed into on arrival. Please ensure comfortable trainers are worn for the days activities - the children will be spending time on their feet a lot during the day.

Also bring:
Packed lunch
Plenty to drink
Warm jumper (school jumper is preferably)
Waterproof coat

The coach will return us back to school for the end of the school day.
Thank you.

 


World Music Day 

Posted: 16/10/2019
Sophie Birch

Thank you so much for transporting your children to /from Liskeard School today - We have had a great day full of singing, instrument playing and new experiences! 
Some of the activities we participated in included: steel drums, Samba, African drums, Indonesian dance and singing.

Mr Montgomery-Smith has worked hard with us over the last few weeks. The children have thoroughly enjoyed his sessions in school and it was great performing them alongside the other schools today.

Your children have behaved impeccably and are a real credit to themselves and the school.


 


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