Owl (Y5)

Welcome to Owl Class – it’s a real hoot!

It’s been a funny week without seeing all you lovely Year 5 children. I popped into school today to pick up some work and found a new message from Charlotte the Spider.

“I miss you all having such fun in our classroom. Here is a joke for you – What keeps rock stars cool? Their fans! I hope to see you all again very soon. Love Charlotte x”

I wonder what her next message will be? Perhaps you could make a small joke book to share with your family.

I hope you’ve had a look at your home learning tasks and perhaps tried to complete some of them. Some of you may have finished a reading book by now too. I started a new book yesterday which is very gripping – I’ve already read 30 pages! 

Our usual morning routine:

In Owl Class, we start the day with morning activities of free writing or Maths. We use http://www.pobble365.com as a stimulus for our writing. You might like to have a look at it yourself and try some free writing at home.  

Reading

Between 9 and 9:30, we would usually have our guided reading session. This includes expanding our vocabulary range in preparation for reading the variety of texts, discussing what we have read, answering retrieval (‘right there’) questions, followed by inference (thinking about what we have read) questions. These involve being clue detectives to read between the lines for a deeper understanding of what the author is trying to tell us. It is really important that we can give evidence from the text to support our ideas. So do please read every day and discuss what you are reading with an adult, including finding out the meaning of new words when you come across them.

 

Maths

This term, we have been working on fractions. So far we have simplified them, converted them into mixed numbers, added them and subtracted them. Perhaps you could practise some fractions work at home – maybe using cake or sweeties! 

Have a look on here for some fun activities to do:

https://nrich.maths.org/

 Click on Primary Pupils, then click on Topics (top right of screen). This will then take you to a list of topics to select from. When you click on a topic, there is a number of activities to choose from, including the suggested age range the activity is aimed at. Have fun!

Writing

This term, we are attempting descriptive writing based on the book Tom’s Midnight Garden. Our aim is to write about your own trip through a midnight place. The midnight place could be anywhere – a garden, an aquarium, a forest, sand dunes for example. You could use some of the features we packed in our suitcase to write about a midnight trip. Remember to include lots of description to bring the writing alive. You can find lots of images online to inspire your writing – try searching for Tom’s Midnight Garden actual house to see the real life house and gardens that inspired Philippa Pearce.

Handwriting

All letters must be of the correct size and positioned accurately. Joins must be clear. Remember, people who don’t know your handwriting style, must be able to read it easily.

 

Hopefully we will see each other again soon and maybe there will be another message from Charlotte the Spider ……

Mrs Howard reads Tom's Midnight Garden 
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