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Week beginning 10.2.20, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 12th Feb 2020 @ 6:57pm

Hi everyone,

The children have had a brilliant final week before half-term creating their plans for their final piece of writing for Arthur and the Golden rope.  After half-term, the children will be starting to write their new piece and complete them by the end of the week and have time allocated to edit and improve their pieces of work. 

In maths, the children have been looking at short division working to divide up to 4 digit numbers by one digit. The children will come back after half-term and begin to look at fractions. 

A note was given last week about all the homework in the CGP maths books that the children should have completed. Over half-term, if your child hasn't made a start to page 24, this will need to be done for the first Friday back in school. 

Please make sure your children are continuing to go on TT rockstars as they are realising how important it is in our multiplication and division units, to know their times tables.

Homework:

CGP maths book (page 24)

Reading

TT rockstars

Spellings (see in link attached)

 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Hulse

Week beginning 3.2.20, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 5th Feb 2020 @ 4:58pm

Hi everyone,

Thank you for attending our class worship, the children had a really enjoyable time sharing their knowledge with you. There was such a great atmosphere and sense of pride when you all came to look at your children's books. 

This week the children have been doing some fantastic pieces of writing, they have planned and written a recount of Arthur's journey through the sea using relative clauses, expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials to link the paragraphs together. Next week, we will be planning our own fantasy story using our book 'Arthur and the Golden rope' to guide us. 

In maths, the children have been grappling with long multiplication and putting it into practice. We will continue to rehearse this for the remainder of the week, before moving on to short division next week. 

 

A note will be coming home this week to remind the children of the maths homework they should have completed by the 14.2.20. Therefore, I won't be setting anymore homework this week but if the children would like to get a headstart before the homework for half-term then they will need to complete page 24.

 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Hulse

Week beginning 27.1.20, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 29th Jan 2020 @ 8:36am

Hi everyone,

What a fantastic week Skylarks class have had, they had such a brilliant time learning all about the Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and the Jutes at Weaver Hall museum. The children have been looking at where they come from and reasons behind why they migrated. 

In maths, the children are coming the the end of looking at perimeter and area. Next week, the children will be loooking at multiplication using the written method and then division using the short written method. 

Our class worship will take place on Wednesday 5th February at 2:30pm. Please come along to listen and celebrate your childrens learning that has taken place throughout year 5 so far.

Next Friday, the children will take part in an intra football competition in the afternoon with year 6. Please make sure all your children have suitable kits.

Homework:

CGP maths book: pages 48 and 49

Times tables rockstars

Reading

Spellings (see attachment)

 

Thank you

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Hulse

Week beginning 20.1.20, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 20th Jan 2020 @ 6:48pm

Hi everyone,

Skylarks have had an exciting week learning about perimeter and area in maths. As there homework for this week, instead of doing their homework book, I would like them to tell define what perimeter and area are to their friends and family. Next week, we will be continuing to look at this and then going back into our multiplication and division; starting with multiplying 2 digit numbers.

The children had two visitors this week, who came in to speak to them about managing finance. There was a 'grandfather' figure who told them a story about his grandchildren and how he needed to save, estimate and total costs to buy all his grandchildren things that they wanted. The children really got on board and involved with this and it was fantastic to see their maths skills playing a big part in this. 

In writing, we have been looking at new, unfamiliar language and using dictionaries and iPads to decifer what the words mean. The children have been introduced to their new book and have begun to predict what the book may be about and the plot of the story. They will be using expanded noun phrases and relative clauses to describe the main character 'Arthur'.

Homework:

Reading 

Spelling (I am sending home spellings that we have already looked at this term, but I feel there is still a gap so would like to revisit them).

Maths (Tell a family member or friend what perimeter and area are and how you calculate them).

Times tables rockstars

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Hulse

Week beginning 13.1.20, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 13th Jan 2020 @ 4:55pm

Hi everyone,

Skylarks have had a fantastic week completing their work on The Lost Happy Endings. This week, they have started to look at their new book 'Arthur and the Golden Rope' which will link nicely to our Vikings topic work. 

In maths, the children have been looking at using factors to grapple with them to secure their understanding of factors and prime numbers. They have also been looking at squared numbers and cube numbers. In the following week, we will be looking at using the inverse operations and looking at multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. 

Over the next few weeks, the children will be mapping out which countries the Vikings came from and where they migrated too. We will be delving deeper by looking at the counties that they moved too in the UK. The children will be looking into the reasons as to why the Vikings migrated.

Cheshire Fire Service will be coming into school Friday 17th January in the afternoon to talk to children about how to keep safe and what to do if a fire was to occur. 

Homework:

Reading- please keep up with the reading at least three times a week

Spellings

Times tables rockstars

CGP maths book (page 16)

 

Thank you 

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Hulse

Week beginning 06.01.20, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 7th Jan 2020 @ 8:28pm

Hi everyone,

Happy New Year, I hope everyone had a lovely and relaxed Christmas holiday. Skylarks class came back to school in such a positive manner and showed just how much they have grown since the beginning of this academic year. 

The children have been thrown in at the deep end this week by beginning to write their final piece of writing to conclude our book 'The Lost Happy Endings'. The children have really enjoyed reading this story and recreating their own fairytale story incorporating dialogue and using techniques such as: personification, metaphors and similes. 

In maths, the children have started looking at prime and squared numbers and have worked really well with our new scheme 'Power Maths'. The children have all showed initiative and enthusiasm for what they are learning about; which is brilliant. 

Looking into the new week, we will be starting our new class book and will be looking into cubed numbers, explore using factors and using the inverse operations. 

Homework:

Spellings (see attachment)

Maths CGP book (Page:19)

Reading

Times tables rockstars

 

Reminder: The children will be showing off their musical talents next week in church, so please come down and watch their performance on Tuesday 14th January at 2:30pm.

 

Thank you for all your continued support.

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Hulse

Week ending 16.12.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 17th Dec 2019 @ 11:24am

Hi everyone,

What a lovely week the children have had designing and making their own mini Viking shields. The children have had a fantastic first term in year 5 and I am extremely proud of how much they have progressed already.

When the children come back in he new year we will be continuing with multiplication and division in maths. In Literacy we will be completing our final write for the book ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ which the children have throughly enjoyed. 

In the new new year we will be looking in more detail into the Vikings and looking at animals including humans in Science. The children will continue to have their cello and violin lessons on a Tuesday afternoon and PE will be on a Monday and Wednesday; please ensure all children have the appropriate and full kit they need for the Winter months.

i would like to apologise for the spellings I gave to the children on the week beginning 25.11.19. There were two spelling mistakes due to the formatting that the document is written in the spell check doesn’t work and I made a couple of typing errors. Therefore, I have resent the spellings to the children and they have been uploaded to this blog; they will be tested on these words the first week back after Christmas.

Please have a lovely, well-deserved rest over the Christmas break and a Happy New Year to you all.

 

thank you for all your continued support this term!

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Hulse

Week beginning 16.12.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 13th Dec 2019 @ 8:18am

Hi Everyone,

What a fantastic week Skylarks class have had. They have certainly been amazing Rockstars in the Christmas production and I am really proud of them and all your help to supply them with their fantastic costumes!

As we are winding down to finishing for Christmas, the children will be looking more into Viking art next week and will make a shield as part of our Design and Technology using the 'Jelling' technique. 

Please make sure your child is up to date with their maths homework. 

Remember next week the draw will be done for the reading prize for this year, so make sure you get every tick you possibly can!

Reminders for next week:

Tuesday: Christmas Lunch.

Wednesday: Mrs Judge will be bringing in some German foods to sample 

Thursday: Pantomime visit to The Grange Theatre

Friday: Carol concert in church.

 

Thank you for all of your continued support during this half-term.

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Hulse

Week beginning 9.12.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 4th Dec 2019 @ 6:01pm

Hi everyone,

What a busy week Skylarks have had completing some of their Autumn assessments and practicing their singing and dancing for the Christmas pantomime. The children  will continue their assessments into next week whilst rehearsing and performing their play. The children cannot wait to show off their super rockstar moves.

Next week, the children will be completing a design and technology project; they will design and make a Viking shield  using the Viking art technique (Jelling).

Homework:

As it is such a busy time I would like children to make sure that they are up to date with their learning. Please can the children make sure they have completed the required pages of their maths cgp books.

spellings- I will test the children on the words they have had to learn this week, next Friday. 

Keep up with reading and practicing times tables on times tables rockstars.

Thank you

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Hulse

Week beginning 2.12.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 26th Nov 2019 @ 3:11pm

Hi everyone,

What a busy week Skylarks class have had. The children have enjoyed doing Gymnastics this week as a one-off session and continue to enjoy their viloin and cello sessions.

The children have been looking at multiples this week in Maths and will look at factors and prime numbers in the forthcoming weeks. They have also been developing their understanding of personification by creating poems and performing them via iMovie. The children will be looking at developing their knowledge of dialogue and beginning to write another scene using the skills they have been taught. 

Next week is assessment week for the children, they will be tested based on aspects of the curriculum they have been taught so far. Children need not to worry about these are for me to see where extra coverage is needed based on the children's gaps. 

Homework:

Reading

Spellings (see attached)

Times tables rockstars

Maths CGP books: page 18

 

Thank you

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Hulse

 

Week beginning 25.11.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 19th Nov 2019 @ 6:36pm

Hi everyone,

Skylarks class have been working super hard this week in their writing. They have been looking at metaphors, similes and personification and have managed to incorporate them into desriptions of scenes. They have also been able to use dialogue effectively in their work. 

The children have been looking at two-way tables and time tables and have been able to extract the relevant information to answer targetted questions. They are begining to look at multiples, factors and squared numbers and will continue to do so in the forthcoming week. 

Reminders:

- Violins and cellos need to be in every Tuesday

- Our cellos and violins concert will take place in the church on Tuesday 10th December @ 2:30pm

- Children's costumes for the christmas play need to be labelled with their name and in on Monday 2nd December (please see attachment of letter if you missed it when it was sent home)

 

Homework:

Spellings (see attachment)

Times tables rockstars 

Reading

Maths CGP books: pages 72 and 73

 

Thank you for your continued support!

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Hulse 

Week beginning 18.11.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 12th Nov 2019 @ 4:00pm

Hi Everyone,

Skylarks have had a great week focusing on developing skills to retell a story based on our new book 'The Lost Happy Endings'. The children have been solving problems based on line graphs to show their understanding of reading and interpreting line graphs.

Next week, the children will be looking at time tables in maths and then moving on to starting to look at multiplication and division. 

The children are having a great time learning their cellos and violins. The external teachers who come in every tuesday have mentioned to the children about joining a strings group. If your child is interested it is completely FREE. The details are as follows:

Vale Royal Super Strings @ Weaverham High school

6-6:45pm with Mrs Singleton.

This group offers free tuition with lots of opportunities to perform in other countries too. 

Homework:

Times tables rockstars

Reading

Spelling

CGP books- pages 70 and 71

Week beginning 11.11.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 6th Nov 2019 @ 8:18pm

Hello Everyone,

Skylarks class have had a great start back this week. We have been exploring our new class book 'The Lost Happy Endings', which the children have loved giving their predictions of what the book may be about. We have been looking at line graphs in maths; how to read and interpret them. The children will continue to do this next week.

The children have begun to share ideas and develop their dance routine for our part in the christmas production as rockstars. Please see attached to this blog what costume the children will need (letters have been given out previously). 

Homework:

Timestables rockstars

Spelling

Reading

GCP maths book: For next week can every child catch up and make sure all their homework from previous weeks is done and up to date. I will be checking everyones workbooks next Friday (15th).

 

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Hulse

Week beginning 4.11.19 (Autumn 2), by Miss Thwaites

Date: 23rd Oct 2019 @ 4:18pm

Hi Everyone,

The children have been working hard in the final week running up to half term. We have completed a series of diary entries to finish our writing based on the Queen of the Falls. The children have thoroughly enjoyed this book and should be proud of all the work they have achieved. When we return to school after half-term we will be starting our new book 'The Happy Lost Endings'. 

The children have been really challenging themselves in maths and have worked so hard. When they return to school, we will be looking at line graphs developing skills on how to read, interpret and present results. 

Homework:

Reading

Times tables

Spellings

CGP maths books: pages 21 and 22

 

I hope everyone has a safe and well-earnt rest. 

Thank you

Miss Thwaites and Mrs. Hulse

Week beginning 21.10.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 16th Oct 2019 @ 4:56pm

Hi Everyone,

Thank you to all the parents who were able to make parents evening over the last two evenings. If anyone has any further questions or queries do not hesitate to come and speak to me. Looking forward to our final week before half term, Skylarks will be looking at multi-step problems using their knowledge of addition and subtraction. The children will be planning their final write to plan and write a series of diaries about significant events in Annie Edson Taylor’s life.

The children will be going on their trip to the Lion Salt Works on Monday 21st October, they will need to wear their uniforms and will require coats.

Next Friday 25th October, it will be a non-uniform day and the children are asked to bring a bottle in for Friends Of Lostock.

Homework:

Times tables Rockstars

Reading

Spellings

CGP books- pages 14 and 15

Week beginning 14.10.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 9th Oct 2019 @ 4:18pm

Hi Everyone,

The children in Skylarks have been working super hard this week with their rounding of numbers to estimate answers to addition and subtraction questions. We will be continuing the practice this skill next week. They have been working hard to plan a recount of Annie's journey from the top of the falls until she gets to the edge of the falls. They have begun to write the recount and will continue this into the new week. 

As we look forward into the new week, parents' evenings will take place on Tuesday 15th October and Wednesday 16th October. Appointments have been sent home but if there are any problems please come and speak to me. 

The book fair has arrived in school it is located in the year 5 classroom and will be here 3:15-4pm on the 10th, 11th and 14th of October and then 3:15-6pm on the 15th and 16th October. 

Homework

Times Tables Rockstars

Reading

CGP maths books- pages 12 and 13

Spellings

 

Thank you

Miss Thwaites

Week beginning 7.10.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 2nd Oct 2019 @ 7:51pm

Hi all,

Skylarks have had a fantastic week this week. I am extremely proud and pleased with the children's telling of the stone soup story at our harvest service. The children have completed some great maths work on place value this week and have made an excellent start to our new topic of addition and subtraction. The children have also written some great reports using different viewpoints about Annie Edson Taylor. 

 

Looking forward to the new week: 

Please come and share our KS2 come join with us event on the 9th October at 2pm. The children will be delving deeper into their understanding of addition and subtraction. We will be continuing to produce work based on our 'Queen of the Falls' book. 

 

The children have been allocated their instruments this week and letters will be sent out in the next couple of weeks to give permission to take instruments home. 

Homework:

Maths CGP books pages 6 and 11

Times tables rockstars

Reading

Spellings- see document attached.

 

Thank you

Miss Thwaites

Week beginning 30.9.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 25th Sep 2019 @ 5:24pm

Hi everyone,

This week in Skylarks class we have produced some fantastic pieces of writing. We have been writing letters to Annie Edson Taylor telling her why she should and should not go down Niagara Falls in a barrel. Next week, we will be working towards creating a newspaper report announcing Annie's arrival to Niagara. The chidren have continued to work on their place value and will be looking more at negative numbers next week. 

Homework:

Times tables Rockstars

Spellings- see format attached

Reading

CGP books- Please complete pages 9 and 10. Should your child need any help, please bring in the homework on Wednesday for support.

Thank you

Miss Thwaites

Week beginning 23.9.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 18th Sep 2019 @ 5:54pm

Week beginning 23.9.19

 

 

 

Hi Everyone,

 

Skylarks class have been working super hard this week and have produced some great quality pieces of work in maths and writing. We had a great time at the go run for fun event at Moss Farm leisure centre. Looking into next week, we will continue to work on our place value skills in maths and we will be working on and completing letter writing to Annie Edson Taylor (from our class book ‘Queen of the falls’). The children will be taking part in our National fitness day on the 25th September. They will be working with Teresa in the morning and there is lots of activities ready for the children to take part in.

 

Our new GCP books for maths homework have arrived in school and the children will be given them this Friday and they will self-mark the pages they have been given and bring their homework back in on the following Friday. Should anyone need any help with the homework before then, please bring these books back in on Wednesday. From this, I can support the children with aspects of the homework they do not understand.

 

 

Homework:

 

Times tables rockstars

 

Reading

 

Spellings- these are in blue diaries but a copy is added to the blog

 

Maths homework- CGP books- pages 7 and 8

 

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Miss Thwaites

Week beginning 16.09.19, by Miss Thwaites

Date: 11th Sep 2019 @ 8:23pm

Week beginning  16.09.19

 

 

 

Welcome to Skylarks class weekly blog. Every Thursday evening a blog will be posted containing information on what the children have been up to during the week and with expectations of what is to come in the following week. I would like to stress how pleased I am with how the new year 5 class have settled into the daily routine. Their behaviour is impeccable and our new behaviour policy is ensuring that their positive behaviour continues. Thank you to all of the parents who attended our ‘meet the teacher’ evening, it was lovely to meet you all.

 

 

 

This week we have began our learning on place value with some fun games and tricky problems.Next week, the children will be continuning to build on these skills of place value looking at Roman Numerals and comparing numbers.

 

 

 

Skylarks have loved inferencing ideas on what our new class book is, from which, we have began to create some brilliant pieces of writing. Next week, we will be writing up begin to create descriptions of settings based on pictures in the book.  The children are working collaboratively to ensure that they are meeting expectations during lesson time.

 

 

 

Homework will consist of weekly spellings, reading, times tables rockstars and a piece of maths homework. Spellings and maths homework will be given out on a Friday and is due back the following Friday for marking and testing.

 

 

 

I hope everyone has a fantastic week and if you are unsure of anything please feel free to come and speak to me (Miss Thwaites) or Mrs Hulse in the mornings.

 

Miss Thwaites and Mrs Hulse

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