So here begins a brand new year! Welcome to everyone, especially those Y5 pupils who are new to our school. Between now and half-term we are going to be so busy. We already have a trip to the Ormeau Library to meet some local authors scheduled and we are going to tackle the topic of electricity in TWAU. In numeracy, we have addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to perfect and we are recounting in our literacy work. Here are a few things to remember:
- Reading homework are set on Monday and Wednesdays. Please remember to do your reading at home. Only read the pages you have been allocated in your reading record.
- You should read some of your accelerated reading novel each night.
- Spellings and Tables are tested on Fridays.
- PE will be on Thursdays so don't forget your kit.
Date for your diary: Year 5 Parent Meeting, 2.10pm, Wednesday 7th September in the Year 5 classroom.
In our final term in P5, we are studying our local area in our topic work. Our end of year trip will be our very own big red bus tour of Belfast when we will complete a multi-stop treasure hunt around our city. We will also visit the Ulster Museum to find out about the industries for which Belfast is so well-known. Fingers crossed the weather is good that day! Please keep an eye in school bags to ensure you sign the permission form.
Homework Challenge - Thursday 21st January 2016
Click on the links below. You can choose one game or you could have a go with both. Remember to upload your screenshot for each time you play - as many as you like :)
Welcome back! I hope you all had a great break over Christmas. This term we are looking at the properties and value of water. We will be posting some photos of our experiments here. In numeracy we are improving our knowledge of 2D and 3D shape and also doing quite a bit of measuring, including weight, length and capacity. In literacy we will be writing explanations and instructions. We are also continuing our accelerated reader programme - make sure you do your reading at home each evening! In ICT we are completing a task in our VLE linked to our water topic.
Remember to keep checking our Facebook page and Twitter feed to keep up to date with what is happening in school.
Mrs H :)
So between now and the Christmas break we have quite a bit to do! Our new topic is Explorers and Discoverers. We will be finding out about explorers from the past, like Christopher Columbus. In Literacy we have finished our recounts (have a look on your google drive to see your piece of writing uploaded) and we will be moving on to reporting. We are going to use the iPads to record our own news bulletin and then write our own newspaper reports. In numeracy we are improving our times tables recall - keep learning these each evening at home. We are going to extend our ICT skills using our google drives and creating learning logs on the iPads.
Have a look below at our comic strips depicting scenes from our class novel 'The Fastest Boy in the World'. We used the app 'ComicLife' to create them.
Mrs H :)
Welcome to P5! I hope you are ready - we have a busy year ahead! This term we are looking at our four functions of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in Numeracy. In Literacy, we are writing recounts of something that has happened to us in the past - it can be anything - a summer holiday, a day out, anything memorable that you would like to write about. We are reading 'The Fastest Boy In The World' together as a class. Our topic is France and we will be learning a lot about the geography, history and culture of France as well as a lot of French language from our language assistant, Clémence.
Our parents meeting is on Tuesday 8th September in the P5 classroom at 2.15pm and I have something different and exciting to explain to everyone so I hope someone will come from each pupil's home to hear all about it.
Keep checking back for updates!
Mrs H :)
Can you believe we are coming to the end of the school year? We still have a lot to do this term, including our class trip on 12th June. We will be taking a Belfast bus tour and visiting the top points of interest in our city as part of our local study topic. In Numeracy, we are looking at all kinds of fractions and improving our times tables with a bit of karate ;) In Literacy, we are studying poetry. We will be writing Haiku about Belfast. In ICT, we are getting artistic with our faces and trying to use the computer to create abstract self-portraits.
It's been a great year so far - let's go out on a high!
Mrs H :)
This term, we are going to become scientists! In January and February we are looking at water, how we use it, how we can conserve it and we will do a few experiments to see what we can find out. In March we will be looking at textiles, their properties and how these impact on their usage.
In Numeracy, we will be looking at handling data - this means we will be drawing graphs in lots of different forms. We are also going to keep practising our times tables up to 10x10.
In Literacy, we are taking a close look at instructional, explanatory and persuasive writing. Our new class novel is 'Stig of The Dump'.
I've added a few more links below for you all to have a look at - they're all connected to our learning this half term :)
We have been Mystery Skyping! This involves linking with other primary schools around the world - we have to guess where they are and they have to guess where we are. It means we have to be really good at deducting and map reading. Mrs H always knows where the other school is but she won't tell us until we have worked it out. We have skyped an international primary school in Tunisia and an elementary school in South Carolina. Who knows where we will Skype next?!
This year in Year 5, we have lots to learn! I am going to keep you all up to date with what we are doing here on our class page. Keep checking for updates!
Mrs H :)