Skylarks WB 13.06.22
Date: 9th Jun 2022 @ 3:18pm
Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊
Another fantastic week in Skylarks Class. We had a super day on Tuesday celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We have another exciting week ahead…
Next week (W.B. 13.06.22)
Friday 10th June: Whole School Sports Day starting at 1pm – Parents are invited to come along with their camping chairs and running shoes to support their children on the day. Please ensure your child wears their normal PE uniform (white t-shirt, black/navy shorts/leggings/joggers and suitable running shoes) on this day.
Tuesday 14th June: Year 5 Violin and Cello Concert – Parents are invited to join us in the school hall at 2.30pm to watch the children showcase their talents. Please ensure your child has their instrument in school on this day.
Friday 17th June: Party-wear costumes to be in school for the KS2 production please.
In English next week, we will use our research and plans to help write our own persuasive information text about landfill. We will be working to apply all of our learning from last half term, including using a formal tone, higher level conjunctions, fronted adverbials, a range of modal verbs, parenthesis and well-developed factual information.
In Shared Reading, we will continue to read our text ‘Pollution: A Look Behind the Scenes. Our focus will be on identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning, as well as inferring the thoughts and feelings of others.
In maths next week, we will be moving on to learn about decimals. We will begin by learning about the place value of decimals, focussing on how to read and write decimals up to two decimal places. We will then move on to look at converting between decimals and fractions. We will also consolidate our understanding of the four operations through daily 4-A-Day activities.
In Science, we will continue our learning on ‘Earth and Space’. Next week we be looking at the sun, moon and planets and will focus on describing the movement of the Earth relative to the Sun and the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth.
In art we will continue to develop our drawing skills by learning how to draw realistic human faces in proportion and with different expressions. We will also begin to look at the sketching work of Leonardo da Vinci.
In RE, we will be introduced to the five pillars of Islam and will explore the meaning of community for Islamic people. We will also explore how Ramadan and Eid are celebrated.
Our PE day this term is on Friday so your child should come to school in their PE kit on this day. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue.
In year 5 the children will be set a weekly maths homework that they should complete and mark at home using the answers in the back of the homework book.
If your child is finding the homework tricky, I will ensure that supervision is provided on a Thursday lunchtime for your child to ask any questions or receive some support to complete their homework.
The children should complete the worksheet on fractions this week to be returned by Friday 17th June.
Please also encourage your child to read for 20 minutes each evening and practice their spellings/times tables. The following websites are both great for times tables practice:
Our spellings for the quiz on Friday 17th June will focus on words ending in the suffix ‘-cious’:
Spacious, pugnacious, luscious, suspicious, conscious, delicious, gracious, malicious
Please remember that if you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to get in contact 😊
Miss Beattie x