Monday 20 May 2024

Spellings wc20.5.24

Below are your spellings for this week. Please practise those which you got wrong or were not confident with. Please put these into sentences as well as trying a spelling challenge as this will help you remember them.

forty

explanation

community

criticise

excellent

leisure

lightning

physical

profession

thorough


Ext:

sufficiently

systematically

persuasion

controversies

aggressively

 

Mrs Stevenson’s group have their individual spellings in their Home Spelling Book to be tested and reviewed on Friday. Please practise these and put them into sentences to help your understanding.

Friday 17 May 2024

17.5.24

 Year 5,

Well done for this week! You have been extremely busy and managed timetable changes etc. really well. In maths, you identified, estimated and measured angles. In English, you planned a discussion text and wrote the lifecycle of a species of bird of your choosing. In science, you observed the changes in our potato plants and caterpillars (or should I say chrysalis), and understood the reproduction of mammals; researching the different gestation lengths for different species. Mini Police this week was bleep test and pad work to learn about the police annual fitness tests, and in computing you programmed micro:bits into nightlights. You have also researched Andy Warhol and created a piece inspired by emotions linked to a piece of music. Not only all that, but you also had a trip to Herts Young Mariners’ Base where you were kayaking, bell boating, and participating in archery!






Next week will be busy too. You will write your discussion text in English and continue to work with angles and shape in maths. You will have a chance to share your maths games from your half term project, and you will participate in Mini Police which will focus on the impacts of drugs and vapes. On Friday, you also have the mini marathon in the morning.

Half term project – Masters of Maths

This half term, your project is to create a game for your classmates to play which covers areas of maths that we have learnt about in class. This game could be a quiz, or could be a board game (or a more creative idea if you have one).

You can focus on one topic or a range of maths which we have covered, such as: place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, shape, fractions, decimals, percentages, area, perimeter, translation and reflection.  

Please ensure that you bring your game to school by Monday 20th May as we will be playing them sometime that week.

Remember:

- Monday is when this half term’s project is due

- Wednesday is Open Afternoon for parents to see your learning

- Friday is the Oakmere Mini Marathon in the morning

-    Reading – please ensure that you read 5 times a week and record this in your Reading Journal. You MUST have your reading book and journal in school every day

-    Spellings – please practise putting spellings into sentences as well as practising them.

-   SumDog – Please practise on this as it is crucial that you maintain your learning knowledge – these games help you to maintain what you have already learnt and maybe learn a little before we begin in class

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Cresswell 😊

 

Monday 13 May 2024

Spellings wc 13.5.24

       Below are your spellings for this week. Please practise those which you got wrong or were not confident with. Please put these into sentences as well as trying a spelling challenge as this will help you remember them.

isle

aisle

herd

heard

past

passed

steel

steal

which

witch


Ext:

accompanies

appreciation

yachts

environmentally

dictionaries

 

Mrs Stevenson’s group have their individual spellings in their Home Spelling Book to be tested and reviewed on Friday. Please practise these and put them into sentences to help your understanding.

Friday 10 May 2024

Lincolnsfields Day 3 - 10.5.24

 What a final day at Lincolnsfields. The children were up, packed and out for breakfast by 9am. They then spent the morning roller skating/blading and playing hockey. Many of them demonstrated fantastic resilience with the amount of time they spent on the floor.

They will hopefully sleep well this weekend and then I look forward to seeing them bright and ready on Monday.

 








Thursday 9 May 2024

Lincolnsfields Day 2

 Today was a very busy day with lots of new experiences! After a fairly decent night's sleep, the children were up and out for breakfast at 9am. This was after playing a few games and enjoying balloons as it was one of the children’s birthdays. After breakfast, they participated in 3 Children at War activities. They visited a wartime house and learnt about the different tools, toys and activities in that period. They went into a wartime ‘Digging for Victory’ garden, where they saw an Anderson Shelter and then had the job of putting out an incendiary device which had fallen onto a roof – this required a lot of hard work with a stirrup pump. They also visited a Blitz experience where they learnt about the Blitz from a gentleman who was a child at the time. They learnt about his first hand experiences before then attending a museum on the time. Not only this but they also got to ride in the back of a wartime military vehicle which was used in Normandy in 1942 but is still in working condition.


































After all of this, they went to the woods, completed a minibeasts hunt and created colour palates with materials in the woodland. They had a dinner of Spaghetti Bolognese, apple crumble and custard, and fruit. They had a campfire with marshmallows and singing, and then finished with a movie and birthday cake. Some are already asking about going to bed!

 

Wednesday 8 May 2024

Lincolnsfields 2024 Day 1

 We have had a fun packed first day here at Lincolnsfields. We arrived in glorious sunshine and it continued throughout the day. We began with a quick talk about the safety requirements and expectations and then went straight into an activity. We were orienteering, using maps to get to know the site. The children solved a range of riddles (they were better at this than some of the adults!) 



After this, it was lunchtime. We then headed to the woods where we were taken on a walk through them – including some muddy bits. The children then took part in team building challenges in the woodland. They completed ‘The Floor is Lava’ using boards to cross the lava, and ‘The Wind Game’ where they worked together to reach between 2 trees (some were rather a stretch). The children then played Zombies vs Humans and finally returned to the main buildings where they were told their rooms. They then began making their beds – some more successfully than others. 













We had dinner, a quick rest and then Softplay for an hour of running around. We are now enjoying a movie night. More to come tomorrow.



 

Spellings wc20.5.24

Below are your spellings for this week. Please practise those which you got wrong or were not confident with. Please put these into sentence...