Year 5 Weekly Update

We have had a wonderful first week back with the children and very much enjoyed starting our new topic called ‘Allotment’. Some of the children were brave on Monday and challenged themselves to try new textures and flavours when we provided them with a range of fruits, vegetables and herbs that can be grown in allotments.
In Literacy, we will be writing non-chronological reports about allotments and our grammar focus has been using relative clauses. The children wrote some amazing sentences this week using relative embedded clauses.
In Maths, we have continued to work on adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators.
In RE, the children were excellent representatives of the school when the attended the Ash Wednesday Mass at St Gregory’s on Wednesday. In class, we wrote Lenten promises and started our new topic on reconciliation.
In art, the children had a lesson on one-point perspective. They absolutely loved learning how to draw a street that looks like it is trailing off into the distance!
Next week we will continue our Maths topic on fractions, as well as finishing our non-chronological reports about allotments.
For spellings this week, the children assessed themselves on the year 5/6 statutory spellings words that we have covered so far this year. They have generated their own spelling lists to take home and learn this weekend. They will be coming home in book bags on a ‘look, say, cover, write, check’ sheet. Please keep an eye out for them!
Children should be read with regularly, even if they are a fluent reader, and should try times tables with associated division facts daily.
Enjoy your weekends!
The Year 5 team