Welcome to Year Five!
Crikey- we're nearly at the end of Year Five! We start off with a fantastic writing fortnight, where we will be investigating the wordless picture book 'Journey', before moving onto 'Sky Dancer', by Gill Lewis, which the children have already read plenty of during Term 5.
We will also be continuing our exploration of the life, times and work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, considering some of the stories in his life and evaluating them using a range of different sources, as well as linking into some of our Science work on forces.
From Week 3, we will be starting our RSE programme, and we will let you know the week before which areas we will be studying in particular. I have posted the St Mary's progression for RSE below.
Times Tables Games
As we come onto some of the more complex methods for calculating and problem solving in Maths, it is becoming increasingly apparent that we need to do a little more with our Times Tables, to ensure that they come so naturally to the children that they can focus more on the whole method.
According to the government, children should know all of their Times Tables by the end of Year Four. I would like to see all children practising tables that challenge them, like the 6s, 7s and 8s. If they still need cementing in the easier ones, then by all means have a go too!
I've attached some handy games websites to get your children really engaged with this; if you find any others, please tell me in their Homework Books so that I can share it on here too!
There are also a billion different apps on various stores for tablets and phones and the like.
Let me know how they go!
'Full Steam Ahead' Brunel game.
Have a go at the official 'design and build' game of the ss Great Britain; as visitors on Friday we got a free access code to unlock all the levels so that you can built the best ship straight away! I have had a go this evening and it's ace!
Access code- 1843SCHOOLS