New Maths Homework for Year 5

We have been reviewing the homework packages you use at home and have decided to make some changes.  Whilst we will continue to use Mathletics we will be introducing a new system called Flipped Learning. Part of  this system is a homework package called My Maths.  This is also being introduced in Year 6 and as a lot of secondary schools use it, our children will be more prepared for this transition.

We will be showing the children how to use the site tomorrow at school and they will then come home with their personal log in details.  We will be using this site to set homework in the future which will be a mixture of revision work and new learning.

Hopefully, you and your child will enjoy working on this new site – if you have any problems with it please speak with your class teacher after the holidays.

Please let us know about your experiences by commenting below.

 

 

Strictly Strings

Today we were lucky to listen to a string quartet and join in with some of the music they played.  It was amazing to listen to classical music as well as modern music from the violins, viola and cello.  We were taught about the vibrations made from the strings on each instrument and what that means for the sound made by each instrument.

A great way to spend some time this morning!

 

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Harvest Time

img_2223At our harvest celebration we were entertained by Mr Woods and Mrs Archer and their fruit masterpieces.  Class 12 were lucky enough to win these to eat – they were really yummy. Many thanks to both Mr Woods and Mrs Archer x

 

Amazing Assembly

On Friday we had the pleasure of being the first year group to hold an assembly. All of the children were involved in writing the assembly and they all performed well on the day.

Thank you to all parents & carers for taking time out to come and watch, it means so much.

 

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Forces

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Class 20 have been enjoying their investigations looking at different forces. We weighed items around the classroom when looking at gravity. Most of us found the dictionary was the heaviest item that we could weigh.

Then we used the force meters to measure the friction produced on different surfaces around the school. We found that the grass outside the classroom had the most friction and the carpet in the classroom had the least.

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Next week we will be investigating air resistance.

Class 20 🙂

Welcome to year 5

Welcome back everyone we hope you enjoyed your 1st week. Thank you for a super start to the year. We hope that you continue with as much enthusiasm.

Please be aware of the following Year 5 expectations with regards to homework, reading diaries and learning logs:

Homework – Mathletics, will be checked weekly that you have been accessing your Mathletics account. If work is not set for you, we are expecting you to use ‘Mathletics Live!’ to practise your mental maths.

Reading – we expect you  to read at home at least 4 times per week and record this in your Home/School Reading Diary.  Please hand in every day and on Friday reading will be checked to make sure that each child has been reading at least 4 times.

Learning Logs – To be handed in every Monday and these will be returned by Wednesday of the same week.  Please make sure that you complete 1 activity to the best of your ability each week.

Our topic is term in The Vikings and we will be using this as a stimulus for our writing.

PE kits should be brought into school for a whole half term and returned home at the end for washing.  PE days are Thursday on Ecton Brook Campus and Wednesday and Thursday on Bellinge Campus.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Male, Mrs Wild and Miss Tew