Year 5

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    Welcome to our class page – 2018! We hope you enjoy reading about our wonderful learning, exciting activities and amazing achievements. Please keep visiting weekly to find out important information about homework and the latest news!

    STAR OF THE WEEK

    Saif and Mia are our stars of the week.

    Saif is our star because he always impresses me with his attitude towards learning.  He is a very dedicated young man who wants to achieve his best and take control of his learning.  His behaviour is always exemplary.

    Mia is a pleasure to have in the classroom.  She is bright and bubbly and always positive.  She has grown in confidence over the last term and is making great progress in her reading.  She has a great sense of humour.

    THIS WEEK’S SHOW STOPPER

    This week’s Showstopper is:

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    Above you will find work from year 5. These pieces were created in lessons and are displayed in the classroom as a sign of excellent work.
    Well done

    Homework

    Homework 16.9.18

    Homework 16.9.18

    Week 3 Homework Hand out: Tuesday 18.9.18
    Hand in: Tuesday 25.9.18

    General information:
    Homework will be given each week.
    It will be handed out on a Tuesday to be completed and handed in the following Tuesday.
    Spellings will be tested on Tuesday afternoons.
    If spellings are not learned, retests will take place.

    Maths
    Your homework task will be set online via the MyMaths website.
    Your login and password will be stuck into your homework book.
    The focus this week is decimals (tenths, hundredths and thousandths)

    Reading
    Please make sure you are reading regularly at home.
    Your reading record will be checked during your independent reading session each week.
    Passport points will be given for every book completed.

    Topic/literacy
    Imagine you are an archaeologist and you have discovered an Anglo-Saxon artefact.
    Sketch your artefact and create a fact file about it.
    What is it?
    Who does it belong to?
    What is it made of?
    What is its purpose?

    This is a useful website for some background information:
    www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zq2m6sg

    Spellings
    Practise your spellings each week using the strategies suggested in your spelling book.

    Spelling pattern: silent letters
    knife
    tomb
    gnome
    column
    doubt
    thumb
    watch
    know
    wrote
    tongue

    Y5/6 statutory spellings:
    amateur
    ancient
    apparent
    appreciate
    attached

    If there are any problems regarding homework please let me know.

    Homework 25.9.18

    Homework 25.9.18

    Year 5: Miss Brierley

    Week 4 Homework

    Hand out: Tuesday 25.9.18

    Hand in: Tuesday 2.10.18

    General information:
    Homework will be given each week.
    It will be handed out on a Tuesday to be completed and handed in the following Tuesday.
    Spellings will be tested on Tuesday afternoons.
    If spellings are not learned, retests will take place.

    Maths

    Your homework task will be set online via the MyMaths website.
    Your login and password will be stuck into your homework book.
    The focus this week is addition.

    Reading

    Please make sure you are reading regularly at home. Your reading record will be checked during your independent reading session each week. Passport points will be given for every book completed.

    Topic/literacy

    Using the image, write a description of the scene.
    Think about the toolkit we’ve used in our writing this week.

    Spellings

    Practise your spellings each week using the strategies suggested in your spelling book.

    Spelling pattern: silent letters
    lamb
    thistle
    solemn
    knickers
    numb
    knight
    debt
    doubt
    island
    whistle

    5/6 statutory spellings:
    available
    average
    awkward
    bargain
    bruise

    If there are any problems regarding homework please let me know.

    Darkness

    Darkness

    Darkness

    Homework 2.10.18

    Homework 2.10.18

    Homework will be given each week.
    It will be handed out on a Tuesday to be completed and handed in the following Tuesday.
    Spellings will be tested on Tuesday afternoons.
    If spellings are not learned, retests will take place.

    Your homework task will be set online via the MyMaths website.
    Your login and password will be stuck into your homework book.
    The focus this week is angles.

    Please make sure you are reading regularly at home.
    Your reading record will be checked during your independent reading session each week. Passport points will be given for every book completed.

    This week we looked at our Anglo-Saxon timeline and you asked lots of questions.
    Choose one of your questions and investigate.

    Here are a few examples:
    What was Lindesfarme?
    Who was St Augustine?
    Who did the Vikings battle with?
    Was Christianity a religion before the Christian king?
    Why did Alfred die?

    Write your question below:

    ………………………………………………………………………………

    ………………………………………………………………………………

    ………………………………………………………………………………

    Practise your spellings each week using the strategies suggested in your spelling book.

    Spelling pattern: ible able
    Incredible
    Dependable
    Sensible
    Understandable
    Predictable
    Responsible
    Achievable
    Renewable
    Possible

    Y5/6 statutory spellings:
    Breakable
    category
    cemetery
    committee
    communicate
    community

    Homework 9.10.18

    Homework 9.10.18

    Homework will be given each week.
    It will be handed out on a Tuesday to be completed and handed in the following Tuesday.
    Spellings will be tested on Tuesday afternoons.
    If spellings are not learned, retests will take place.

    Your homework task will be set online via the MyMaths website.
    Your login and password will be stuck into your homework book.
    The focus this week is perimeter and area.

    Please make sure you are reading regularly at home.
    Your reading record will be checked during your independent reading session each week.
    Passport points will be given for every book completed.

    We are looking at writing effective explanation texts.
    Choose a topic and write your own explanation text.
    Think about the type of features and language used in the examples we’ve looked at in class.

    Practise your spellings each week using the strategies suggested in your spelling book.

    Spelling pattern: able and ible
    loveable
    agreeable
    acceptable
    comfortable
    usable
    available
    divisible
    reversible
    assessible
    compatible

    Y5/6 statutory spellings:
    competition
    conscience
    conscious
    controversy
    convenience

    Homework 16.10.18

    Homework 16.10.18

    Year 5: Miss Brierley
    Week 7 Homework
    Hand out: Tuesday 16.10.18
    Hand in: Tuesday 30.10.18

    General information:
    Homework will be given each week.
    It will be handed out on a Tuesday to be completed and handed in the following Tuesday.
    Spellings will be tested on Tuesday afternoons.
    If spellings are not learned, retests will take place.

    Maths
    Please focus on learning your times table and division facts over the holiday ready for your next test.
    We should soon see children achieving their awards.
    To practise why not visit www.ttrockstars.com

    Reading
    Please make sure you are reading regularly at home. Your reading record will be checked during your independent reading session each week. Passport points will be given for every book completed.
    Please make sure you have a suitable book to read over the holidays.

    Topic/literacy Our topic focus next term will be the Vikings.

    Why not complete some research of your own about one of the following topics; daily life, work and jobs, food and hunting, weapons and war, travel, religion, important characters.

    It could be a multimedia presentation, sketch, poster, model or song.

    Spellings
    Practise your spellings each week using the strategies suggested in your spelling book.

    Spelling pattern: homophones Allowed
    Aloud
    Heard
    Herd
    Effect
    Affect
    Isle
    Aisle
    Past
    Passed

    Y5/6 statutory spellings:
    correspond
    criticise
    curiosity
    definite
    desperate

    If there are any problems regarding homework please let me know.

    Homework 30.10.18

    Homework 30.10.18

    General information:
    Homework will be given each week.
    It will be handed out on a Tuesday to be completed and handed in the following Tuesday.
    Spellings will be tested on Tuesday afternoons.
    If spellings are not learned, retests will take place.

    Maths
    Your homework task will be set online via the MyMaths website.
    Your login and password will be stuck into your homework book.
    The focus this week is addition and subtraction.

    Reading
    Please make sure you are reading regularly at home. Your reading record will be checked during your independent reading session each week. Passport points will be given for every book completed.

    Children have now been re-banded and should have a colour banded book to read in addition to their ‘reading for pleasure’ book choice.

    Children can use Bug Club online to complete quizzes as they read their colour banded books.

    Topic/literacy
    This week we are focusing on narrative poetry.
    A narrative poem tells a story through poetic techniques.
    They often have rhyme and rhythm but don’t have to!

    Choose a short story that you are familiar with and write in the form of a narrative poem. See the example below for support.

    Goldilocks was greedy, that’s for sure,
    Without a care, she pushed open the door.
    To the kitchen she marched and walked straight to the food displeased with the choice she said something rude.
    Trying out each chair, she rocked and swayed,
    Not liking them either, not long she stayed.
    Up to the bedroom to test each bed,
    Squashing each pillow with her blonde covered head.
    Just getting comfy she discovered it there,
    An angry, disgusted, threatening bear!

    Spellings

    Practise your spellings each week using the strategies suggested in your spelling book.

    Spelling pattern: homophones
    Affect
    Effect
    Cereal
    Serial
    Which
    Witch
    Their
    They’re
    There
    Assent
    Ascent

    Y5/6 statutory spellings:
    determined
    develop
    dictionary
    disastrous
    embarrass

    Homework 6.11.18

    Homework 6.11.18

    General information:
    Homework will be given each week.
    It will be handed out on a Tuesday to be completed and handed in the following Tuesday.
    Spellings will be tested on Tuesday afternoons.
    If spellings are not learned, retests will take place.

    Maths
    Your homework task will be set online via the MyMaths website.
    Your login and password will be stuck into your homework book.
    This week please practise your times tables on TT RockStars ready for testing on Friday.

    Reading
    Please make sure you are reading regularly at home. Your reading record will be checked during your independent reading session each week. Passport points will be given for every book completed.

    Children have now been re-banded and should have a colour banded book to read in addition to their ‘reading for pleasure’ book choice.
    Children can use Bug Club online to complete quizzes as they read their colour banded books.

    Topic/literacy
    Our narrative poem last week contained lots of different mythical creatures. Our focus of myths and legends means we will be meeting lots more over this unit of work.

    Design your own mythical creature.
    What are they called?
    What are their strengths/weaknesses?

    Annotate your diagram.

    Spellings
    Practise your spellings each week using the strategies suggested in your spelling book.

    Spelling pattern: apostrophes
    Can’t
    Won’t
    Shan’t
    Couldn’t
    Shouldn’t
    I’ll
    I’d
    It’d
    Babies’
    Ladies’

    Y5/6 statutory spellings:
    environment
    equipment
    especially
    exaggerate
    excellent

    The true meaning of Christmas

    The true meaning of Christmas

    Scene 1: family sat around Christmas tree looking at all of the presents

    Doorbell rings – grandparents enter.

    Grandma: Wow look at all of these presents! I’d have been happy with an orange and a colouring book back in my day.

    Child 1: Oh grandma you are funny.

    Grandad: She’s serious, you don’t know you’re born you lot with all these expensive gadgets, clothes and toys!

    Grandad: You don’t appreciate the true meaning of Christmas! I’ll show you.

    Grandad pulls out a small snow globe.

    Grandad: Place your hands on this snow globe and Ill take you on a special journey!

    Sound effect – time warp

    Scene 2: Children land in scene set in Bethlehem

    Narrators read poem and nativity scene assembles

    As poem is read grandad points to different things whispering to children.

    Narrator 1:
    An angel called to Mary one day.
    “You will have a baby,” she heard him say,
    Not yet married was Mary – this seemed far away
    The baby unexpected to be born in the hay.

    Narrator 2:
    Now the trip to Bethlehem was long and tiring.
    The poor old donkey was sure perspiring.
    It was a heavy burden upon their backs
    That compulsion to pay a Roman tax!

    Narrator 3:
    A comfortable stable with fresh cut hay
    Was the only place to end the day.
    Of simple comforts there was a dearth
    And no wise midwife to help give birth.

    Narrator 4:
    God’s son in a manger,
    Can anything be stranger?
    A truly odd place for a baby to sleep.
    A feeding trough for a cow or a sheep!

    Narrator 5:
    An angel came to shepherds that night.
    It’s not surprising – they were filled with fright
    “No need,” said he, “for such behaviour,
    Because tonight for you is born a Saviour!”

    Narrator 6:
    When the shepherds got there, this they found
    A babe in a manger and straw on the ground.
    Maybe they wondered, it’s obvious since
    He didn’t look much like a royal prince!

    Narrator 7:
    Some wise men came from far away
    With gifts for a king they wished to convey.
    They called with Herod – an evil king
    But rival monarchs were not his thing!

    Narrator 8:
    When the wise men came, they entered the house,
    Found Jesus, Joseph and Mary, his spouse.
    Presented their gifts, most precious we’re told
    Frankincense, myrrh and a casket of gold.

    Narrator 9:
    His birth was humble, His death was tragic,
    But the rest of His story was more than magic.
    Though buried on Earth, He rose up to the sky
    As our Lord in Heaven, never more to die.

    Song 1: Starry Night

    Sound effect – time warp

    Scene 3: Trenches of World War

    Children cower as the sound of gunfire resonates. Grandad wraps his arms around the children as they crouch.

    Grandad: On Christmas Eve in WW1 a strange thing happened. The fighting stopped and all sides were overcome with Christmas spirit. Some say they even played a game of football together.

    Children to act over reading of poem or create freeze frames.

    Reader 1:
    Christmas Eve in the trenches of France, the guns were quiet.
    The dead lay still in No Man’s Land –
    Freddie, Franz, Friedrich, Frank . . .
    The moon, like a medal, hung in the clear, cold sky.

    Reader 2:
    Silver frost on barbed wire, strange tinsel, sparkled and winked.
    A boy from Stroud stared at a star
    to meet his mother’s eyesight there.
    An owl swooped on a rat on the glove of a corpse.

    Reader 3:
    But it was Christmas Eve; believe; belief thrilled the night air,
    where glittering rime on unburied sons
    treasured their stiff hair.
    The sharp, clean, midwinter smell held memory.

    Reader 4:
    On watch, a rifleman scoured the terrain –
    no sign of life,
    no shadows, shots from snipers, nowt to note or report.
    The frozen, foreign fields were acres of pain.

    Reader 5:
    Then flickering flames from the other side danced in his eyes,
    as Christmas Trees in their dozens shone, candlelit on the parapets,
    and they started to sing, all down the German lines.

    Reader 6:
    A Scotsman started to bawl The First Noel
    and all joined in,
    till the Germans stood, seeing
    across the divide,
    the sprawled, mute shapes of those who had died.

    Reader 7:
    All night, along the Western Front, they sang, the enemies –
    carols, hymns, folk songs, anthems, in German, English, French;
    each battalion choired in its grim trench.

    Reader 8:
    So Christmas dawned, wrapped in mist, to open itself
    and offer the day like a gift
    for Harry, Hugo, Hermann, Henry, Heinz …
    with whistles, waves, cheers, shouts, laughs.

    Song 2: Silent night (candles shining from either side of the trenches)

    Sound effect – time warp

    Scene 4: A 1970s home. Family sitting round the Christmas tree opening their presents.

    Children land and look around. They are drawn to the toys and annuals being opening by the familiar children in the scene.

    Grandad: This was one of my favourites, your mum and uncle used to be so excited opening their presents in the morning. We didn’t have much but it never mattered to them.

    Child 1: What is that grandad?

    Grandad: We used to get your mum an annual each year, she read this magazine and the annual was her favourite present.

    Child 2: Ha look at uncle Chris playing with that doll!

    Grandad: Good job he can’t hear you… he’d say its not a doll, it’s an action figure! He took that thing everywhere with him for months. The day he left it in the supermarket trolley was a stressful one for your grandma, he was so upset!

    Child 1 hears a song on the radio…

    Child 1: I’ve heard this song grandad… dad always sings it and dances. It’s so embarrassing when he talks about his glory days, his bell bottoms and luxurious hair!

    Child 2: Not much evidence of that now!

    They all giggle.

    Grandad turns up the radio.

    Song: I wish it could be Christmas every day

    Sound effect – time warp

    Scene 5: News room – music starts up and reporters sit at desk ready to read news.

    Grandad points at news readers and children listen as broadcast begins.

    News reader 1: In Ethiopia up to 7 million people are threatened by starvation. The famine caused by drought is the worst in living memory. The rains have failed again for the third year in succession.

    News reader 2: Organisations are doing all they can but there just isn’t enough food to go around. As war breaks out between countries the situation is becoming desperate. Refugees gather on the plains of Korem.

    News reader 1: One man along with some of his friends is planning to make a difference but will need your support. Over to Sarah in the studio with Bob Geldof.

    Sarah: Good evening, I’m here with Bob Geldof who has responded to the famine in Ethiopia by creating a unique track that will raise money to support those in need. Bob, tell me how this came about.

    Bob: Well I’ve been watching the devasting reports and felt that if we didn’t take some action and do something about it in our way and anybody watching this in their way then we’re going to be guilty.

    Sarah: We can see you’ve been working in the studio with a collection of musical talents to produce something special. Can we hear it?

    Song 4: Do they know its Christmas time at all? Band Aid
    Grandad and child sing along to the familiar song.

    Time warp – special effect

    Scene 6: pop up soup kitchen in city centre.

    People gather round hot bowls of soup and cups of tea.
    Grandad: Unfortunately, not everyone has a place to go at Christmas time. Even today people are struggling on our own doorsteps.

    Children look solemnly at one another.

    Volunteer 1: I can’t believe how many people are out tonight.

    Volunteer 2: It feels like it gets worse each year!

    Volunteer 1: I just spoke to Tom over there. He lost his job, got kicked out of his flat and had no luck in finding another job. Six months ago he was working for a business in town and then it all went wrong.

    Volunteer: How awful!

    Grandad: I think it’s time to go home!

    Children place their hands on the snow globe and they are transported back into their own lounge.

    Sound effect – time warp

    Scene 7: family sat around Christmas tree looking at all of the presents

    Doorbell rings – grandparents enter.

    Grandma: Wow look at all of these presents! I’d have been happy with an orange and a colouring book back in my day.

    Child 1: Oh grandma you are funny. (Child 2 looks at child 1)

    Child 2: I have a strange feeling of de ja vu!

    Grandad: She’s serious, you don’t know you’re…

    Child 1 interrupts: don’t know were born grandad?

    Grandad smiles and winks.

    Child 1: Let’s leave the presents for now. Christmas isn’t all about presents you know.

    Mum and dad look surprised at each other.

    Child 2: Can we sing some Christmas songs? Dad you can show us your moves…. (laughing)

    Family starts to sing jingle bells…

    Song 5: Jingle bells

    Narrator 10:
    Christmas is….
    A time of blessings and happiness.

    Narrator 11:
    Christmas is….
    A time of caroling and songs.

    Narrator 12:
    Christmas is….
    A time for giving thanks.

    Narrator 13:
    Christmas is….
    A time for giving and sharing.

    Narrator 14:
    Christmas is….
    A time of good cheer and friendship.

    Narrator 15:
    Christmas is…
    A time of love for all.

    Narrator 16:
    Christmas is….
    A time for helping others.

    Narrator 17:
    Christmas is….
    But most of all Christmas is a time to stop and thank God for all that we have.

    Final speaker: Please join us in our final Christmas song; We wish you a Merry Christmas.

    Song 6: We wish you a merry Christmas.

    Y5 6 Christmas song lyrics

    Y5 6 Christmas song lyrics

    It was on a starry night
    It was on a starry night, when the hills were bright Earth lay sleeping, sleeping calm and still.
    Then in a cattle shed, in a manger bed a boy was born, king of all the world.
    Chorus:
    And all the angels sang for him, the bells of heaven rang for him for a boy was born, king of all the world.
    And all the angels sang for him, the bells of heaven rang for him for a boy was born, king of all the world.
    Soon the shepherds came that way where the baby lay and were kneeling, kneeling by his side. And their hearts believed again for the peace of men, for a boy was born, king of all the world.
    Chorus
    And all the angels sang for him, the bells of heaven rang for him for a boy was born, king of all the world.
    And all the angels sang for him, the bells of heaven rang for him for a boy was born, king of all the world.

    Silent night, Holy night,
    All is calm, All is bright
    Round yon virgin mother and child.
    Holy infant so tender and mild,
    Sleep in heavenly peace.
    Sleep in heavenly peace.

    When the snowman brings the snow
    Well he just might like to know
    He’s put a great big smile on somebody’s face
    If you jump into your bed
    Quickly cover up your head
    Don’t you lock the doors
    You know that sweet Santa Clause is on the way

    Well I wish it could be Christmas everyday
    When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
    Oh I wish it could be Christmas everyday
    So let the bells ring out for Christmas

    When your skating in the park
    If the snow cloud makes it dark
    Then your rosy cheeks are gonna light my merry way
    Now the frosty paws appear
    And they’ve frozen up my ear
    So we’ll lie by the fire
    Till the sleet simply knocks ’em all the way

    Well I wish it could be Christmas everyday
    When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
    Oh I wish it could be Christmas every day
    So let the bells ring out for Christmas

    When the snow man brings the snow(snowman brings the snow)
    Well he just might like to know(just might like to know)
    He’s put a great big smile on somebody’s face
    So if Santa brings that sleigh(Santa brings that sleigh)
    Along the milky way(along the milky way)
    I’ll sign my name on the rooftop in the snow
    Then he may decide to stay

    Well I wish it could be Christmas everyday
    When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
    Oh I wish it could be Christmas everyday
    So let the bells ring out for Christmas

    It’s Christmastime, there’s no need to be afraid

    At Christmastime, we let in light and we banish shade

    And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy

    Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time

    But say a prayer, pray for the other ones

    At Christmas time it’s hard, but when you’re having fun

    There’s a world outside your window

    And it’s a world of dread and fear

    Where the only water flowing

    Is the bitter sting of tears

    And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging chimes of doom

    Well tonight thank God it’s them instead of you

    And there won’t be snow in Africa this Christmas time

    The greatest gift they’ll get this year is life

    Where nothing ever grows

    No rain nor rivers flow

    Do they know it’s Christmastime at all?

    Dashing through the snow
    On a one-horse open sleigh,
    Over the fields we go,
    Laughing all the way;
    Bells on bob-tail ring,
    Making spirits bright,
    What fun it is to ride and sing
    A sleighing song tonight
    Jingle bells, jingle bells,
    Jingle all the way!
    O what fun it is to ride
    In a one-horse open sleigh

    Version 1:
    We wish you a merry Christmas
    We wish you a merry Christmas
    We wish you a merry Christmas
    And a Happy New Year

    [Refrain:]
    Good tidings we bring to you and your kin,
    We wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Now bring us some figgy pudding
    Now bring us some figgy pudding
    Now bring us some figgy pudding
    And bring some out here

    [Refrain:]
    Good tidings we bring to you and your kin,
    We wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Homework 4.12.18

    Homework 4.12.18

    Year 5: Miss Brierley
    Week 5 Homework
    Hand out:
    Tuesday 4.12.18
    Hand in:
    Tuesday 11.12.18

    General information:
    Homework will be given each week.
    It will be handed out on a Tuesday to be completed and handed in the following Tuesday.
    Spellings will be tested on Tuesday afternoons.
    If spellings are not learned, retests will take place.

    Maths
    Your homework task will be set online via the MyMaths website.
    Your login and password will be stuck into your homework book.
    The focus task this week is time and timetables

    Reading Please make sure you are reading regularly at home. Your reading record will be checked during your independent reading session each week. Passport points will be given for every book completed.

    Children have now been re-banded and should have a colour banded book to read in addition to their ‘reading for pleasure’ book choice.

    Children can use Bug Club online to complete quizzes as they read their colour banded books.

    Music
    Please learn the lyrics for the songs we will be performing in our Christmas production. A copy of the lyrics can be found on our Y5 website page.

    Spellings
    Practise your spellings each week using the strategies suggested in your spelling book.

    Group 2:
    Spelling pattern: mixed test
    -ough
    Silent letters
    Hyphens
    -able
    -ible
    Homophones

    Y5/6 statutory spellings:
    language
    leisure
    lightning
    marvellous
    mischievous

    Group 1:

    Spelling list – individual – see own list

    Year 3 and 4 statutory spellings

    centre
    century
    certain
    circle
    complete

    Spelling pattern – ible/able
    Sensible
    Flammable
    Terrible
    Possible
    Adorable

    Links to online learning platforms:

    https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

    This half terms newsletter:

    Y5 Autumn 2 2018 newsletter

     

    UPDATES FOR PARENTS

    PE this half term will be on Wednesday and Friday.

    The Wednesday session will be indoor and the Friday session will be outdoors.

    Please ensure that on these days, children have the full kit in school.

    Thanks

    Miss Brierley

     

     

    Thorn Grove Primary School
    Woodstock Avenue
    Cheadle Hulme
    SK8 7LD