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Year 5 -The Brainy Bunch

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE.

Well done 'Brainy Bunch', on all your successes this year.  Have a relaxing and safe summer holiday.  I look forward to welcoming you back on 1st September as Year 6 Eagles of Excellence.

Mr Catchpole

SPORTS DAY 15th JULY - WELL DONE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS AND RACE WINNERS!

COMPLETING THE OPAL RESEARCH PROJECT AT NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY

Yesterday, the children concluded their work with OPAL and the University with a day on campus.  Children completed a pond life study, and investigated the favourite foods of snails!  We also prepared reports for other students at the university.  The children were excellent, and we hope to work with the University again in the future.

*Photos to follow.

THIS WEEK IS OUR MATHLETICS CHALLENGE WEEK!  GO  AND GET SOME POINTS!

www.mathletics.co.uk

PRIMARY WORLD CUP - TOP VALLEY ACADEMY

Congratulations to the children who took part.  A second and third place finish for our teams is a very good result.  To be beaten on penalties is an unpleasant way to finish, but I am very proud of the way all the children competed and enjoyed the morning.  Well done!

Mr Catchpole

SUMMER TERM - TREASURE

 

This term's topic focus is 'Treasure'.  This will be aimed around the concept of conserving natural treasures - wildlife and plant life.  Our Learning Away visit to Twycross Zoo will form the basis of much of our learning.  We are also incredibly pleased to be working on a national survey run in conjunction with Nottingham University. 

 

Please access the links to the topic overview as well as the homework activities below.  There are also some website links below which will be very useful for research purposes - check them out.

 

www.twycrosszoo.org

 

www.wwf.org.uk

 

www.opalexplorenature.org

OPAL Biodiversity Research

TOPIC OVERVIEW OF LEARNING

SUMMER HOMEWORK GRID

COUNCIL HOUSE LEARNING AWAY MAY 6TH

Summer Term Newsletter

TOPIC - THE ELECTION

 

This term's topic will be mainly focussed on The Election.  This is an election year, so we will be finding out how people vote, and what the purpose of voting is.  We will look at the concept of democracy, and what it means for people in this country.

Most excitingly, Class 5 will be involved heavily in school elections.  We will have children running for the role of school ambassador - a very important and prestigious title.  The class will be split into election 'parties', each of which will have to come up with a manifesto reflecting their policies. 

 

The party who receives the most votes will have their candidate elected as ambassador.

 

HOMEWORK 23RD APRIL

HOMEWORK 26TH MARCH

LITERACY - Impact word 'search'.  Find impact words from your reading.  Tasksheet to complete.

NUMERACY - Scaling quantities.  Use scaling to work out ingredients needed.  Tasksheet to complete.

Spare sheets can be found in the hub.

Friday 20th March - Solar Eclipse.  Between 8.30 and 9.30am.  This is a very exciting event, as it hasn't happened for 16 years, and won't occur again for another 10.  As homework, find out how it happens.  However, don't look directly at it in the morning (it can really damage your eyes).

 

 

HOMEWORK 5TH MARCH

Literacy - Subordinate clause practice.  Find the subordinate clause in a sentence.

Numeracy - Line Graph Pre-Learning Task.  What do you already know about reading line graphs and answering questions?

BOTH TASK SHEETS CAN BE FOUND IN THE HUB IF YOU NEED A SPARE COPY.

To be completed for next Thursday (12th March)

World Book Day- Storytelling

All the world's a stage... Practicing scenes from Macbeth

THIS WEEK'S WRITING CHALLENGE - YOUR EFFORT COULD BE CHOSEN FOR MERIT ASSEMBLY!

 

IN 15 WORDS  - "What should we call our Friday Creative Time?  Explain your choice."

HOMEWORK 12TH FEBRUARY

LITERACY:  Creative writing task

NUMERACY:  Using & Applying Multiplication Problem Solving

 

TO BE RETURNED FOR 26TH FEBRUARY

HOMEWORK 5.2.15

Literacy - Homophones challenge sheet

Numeracy - Multiplication challenge sheet

Spare copies are in the hub if you lose yours.

REMINDER:  If you are stuck and don't know what to do, SPEAK TO ME ON FRIDAY OR MONDAY.  Do not leave it until Thursday morning to tell me!

MMM..! Spanish Food!

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Homework 29th January

Lit:  Have a conversation with someone at home and turn it into a script.

Num:  Go shopping or check out the price of your grown up's shopping.  How much change should they have got from £5?  £10?  £20?  £100?

iPad Coding.

A.L.E.X:  Is a challenging game and therefore suitable for me. - Ella.

I felt very happy when I beat one of the challenges. - Millie.

When I started it, I realised it was my sort of thing. - Jennifer.

It was easy until I got to Level 10.  -Kian.

It gives your brain a push! - Margarida.

TOP VALLEY MEXICO MORNING

HOMEWORK 22.1.15

Literacy: Choose 5 subordinating conjunctions to use within 5 instructions.

Numeracy: Addition and subtraction challenge.

There are spare sheets in the hub area if one is lost.  To be returned by Thursday 29th January.

CSI - Forensic Science 8.1.15

Congratulations to Ibk and Brodie - they have completed their first reading challenge.

 

Also, congratulations to Ella, Faith and Jennifer for earning Mathletics over the holidays - well done all of you!

Newsletter 7.1.15

Class 5 have just finished reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Here are some of our reviews.

e-Learning Centre Experience 12th December. Special Effects - Sound & Vision!

Class 5 demonstrate how the Earth orbits the Sun - and how the moon orbits the Earth.

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Well done to Ibk and Josh L for their Mathletics certificates last Friday.  Keep it up!

Homework for 27th November - Literacy

Homework for 27th November - Maths

More certificates earned this week.  Well done to the following people for 1000 or more Mathletics  points this week: Brodie, Charlie, Demi, Josh B, Joseph, Julia, Josh J, Katie, Maddi, Quinn, Jasdeep, Josh L, Kian, Matthew, Kyla (x2) and Summer L.  Very well done!

 

Also, Swimming certificates and badges have finally arrived for Julia (10m), and Zuzanna (25m).  Superb!

Homework Task 13.11.14

 

Maths Fraction Task.

A yummy one this - buy a pack of Smarties, or Skittles, or Opal Fruits (Starburst).  Sort the colours out.  Work out what fraction of the pack each colour is.  If the child gets it right, they might be able to eat that colour!

To extend - Use division to work out what each sweet cost (A calculator could be used).

 

Needs to be returned by Thursday 20th November at the latest.

Thanks

INVESTIGATING MAGNETS!

Congratulations to Charlie, Quinn and Katie for Mathletics certificates recently.  Keep up the hard work!

Also, many congratulations to Jasdeep and Ryan for 5m swimming certificates.  No longer sinkers, but swimmers!

Year 5 Autumn Newsletter

Hello from Class 5, The Brainy Bunch.

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Welcome to Year 5!


Welcome to Class 5's page!

 

This year, we have a lot of exciting and interesting things happening, including learning away visits, coaches coming into school to teach PE, and many more.

We will try our hardest to fulfill our potential as learners and as mature children in Upper Key Stage 2.  By working together, we can make this a very successful year, for both the children, and the school as a whole.

I look forward to sharing some of the brilliant work we will do on these pages.  Watch this space!

Class 5 have been working on 'The GREAT Project', which teaches the children about domestic violence and how to have more healthy relationships now and in the future.  We think it is very worthwhile.  Photos and work examples should follow soon.  Watch this space!

Mr Catchpole

THE GREAT PROJECT

Congratulations to Precious, Joshua L and Kian for your first Mathletics certificates of the year.  Hopefully many more to come soon!
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