A spring update
Well, what a fantastic term we’ve had!
We had a brilliant science week learning about birds. Not only did we go to Rye Meads to bird watch, mini-beast hunt and splash about in puddles, we have also raised five chicks at school. The chicks are now at Aldenham Country Park (in Watford), if you want to visit them over the Easter holidays.
Year 5 were also victorious with their year 5 and 6 TT Rockstars competition. There will be a year 5 battle over the Easter holidays between Dolphins and Whales.
Over the easter holidays…
Dates for the diary
Tuesday 23rd April – INSET
Wednesday 24th April – children return to school
Monday 29th April – 3rd May – cycling proficiency week
Friday 17th May – occasional day (children not in school)
Wednesday 22nd May – Lion King trip
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Enjoy your Easter break and have a good rest!
At parents evening, some parents requested for us to put up some resources to help with supporting their child with home learning or class work. As promised, we have attached links to websites and videos with helpful information about the year 5 curriculum.
Short division: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLze82Zcc4Y
Short multiplication (multiplying a one digit number by a 2,3, or 4 digit number: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO8rJRBZzAQ
Long multiplication (multiplying a two digit number by a 2,3 or digit number): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jhf1ldvP-o
Equivalent fractions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU5249bHGuc
Converting mixed and improper fractions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpumUOiGS6Q
Grammar definitions: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/244216/English_Glossary.pdf
Though there are a lot more maths resources that we could post on here, these are the ones that are relevant for the learning that the children are doing at the moment. If you would like any other support, please always come and ask us and, of course, we can always add more resources on here. Home learning support can also be found at homework club, which is on at 8-8.45am for the children.
Thank you for your continued support.
Year 5 have worked incredibly hard today planning, designing, making and, of course, tasting their pizzas. They have shown amazing perseverance and collaboration and, as a result, have produced delicious Christmas party treats.
Welcome to Cookie and Caramel who have arrived this week to year 5 Dolphins class.
We’ve been feeling Christmassy in year 5. Our Christmas tree is up and ready for baubles on Monday.
Get into the festive spirit by donating to our year 5 Mexican hamper (see flyer below). All of the hampers will be part of the raffle at the Christmas fair (Wednesday 19th December). Raffle tickets can be bought before school at £1 a ticket or £3 a strip.