Welcome to Lupin Class
This is the place to find out everything about our class and what we have been up to in Year 5. Check here for our spellings and homework which is towards the bottom of the page.
Inspirational Women - Summer 1
Welcome on board the HMS Lupin as we embark on a journey to find out all about inspirational women that have travelled the globe and achieved some incredible things! Our topic for the next half term is Inspirational women and is focused on:
Ellen MacArthur, a lady who sailed around the world in the fastest ever time.
Amelia Earhart, the first female avaitor to fly solo across the Atlantic
Grace Darling, a rescuer of many many sailors due to her lighthouse.
The topic will have a Geography focus and we'll look at Oceans and seas in the world as well as features of coasts. Maths will see us hold our reasoning and problem solving week and we'll write biographies of the inspirational women we learn about in Literacy.
We look forward to welcoming you aboard. Bon Voyage!
If when you ask your child what they've been doing at school and get the reply nothing much, check back here every couple of weeks to find out what they've been doing!
Spring Half Term 2
W/C 25th March
Thanks for supplying materials and helping the children out with their homework this week, we had eggcellent (sorry I couldn't resist) fun testing them out! The children have done very well with assessment week this week and are now starting to complete these assessments against the clock which prepares them for their SATS in year 6.
You should have received an interim report from your child in an envelope this evening. We realise you may have some questions as a result and have tried to explain them in a little more detail. I have put a mini guide in the homework documents section which may answer the questions you have.
W/C 18th March
Lots of our seeds are starting to grow in our little corner of the classroom, you might even be able to see them as you drop off and pick up. Most of them are sunflowers which germinate quicker but there are a couple of Lupin plants starting to grow. Next week is assessment week and at the end of the week you'll be receiving a mini report keeping you up to date with your child's progress. I'll post a bit of a guide later on next week explaining the report. There is a parents evening drop in session on Wednesday 3rd April followed by our curriculum evening on the same day. The children were very mature this week as we looked at changes girls go through during puberty and have been very welcoming to a student we had helping out this week. Well done Year 5!
W/C 4th March
This half term looks to be a very busy one! With Forest School, bikeability, World Book Day, Red Nose Day, first aid training and even a swimming gala happening this half term! Thank you to those of you who have volunteered to help out with Forest School, hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as the children do. We'll be getting all green fingered growing our Lupin plants very soon so thanks again for your toilet rolls. If you haven't seen my post on Class Dojo about internet safety, please do have a look as we are having a big push on that in school. To finish on a bright note, for lent this year our class will be taking part in a 40 acts of random kindness challenge, 1 for each day of lent so hopefully the kindness will be evident!
You are hopefully aware of Spelling Shed, our new program to help the children with their spelling. The children all have a login for Spelling Shed, which is stuck somewhere in their diary. To help the children improve their spelling, I have made a couple of changes to the way spellings are taught/tested.
1. We will still continue to test the words on the Year 5 word list which is available as a document below. However this will only happen once or twice a month rather than each week.
2. Each week or every other week we will focus on a particular spelling rule, for example words that end in tial. The children will complete activities in class for these words and will also have that spelling rule set for them on Spelling Shed to practise at home or in school when time allows.
This will allow the children exposure to a greater number of words and help them with their general spelling in written work rather than just focusing on spelling a few words. The spellings will be posted here for the following Friday. They are below along with the date they are tested:
To be tested 12th April
To be tested 5th April
Spring Word List
The homework for each date is below. Homework is set on a Friday of each week and is expected to be completed by the following Friday. Children are able to use school laptops if they do not have access to the internet at home and are aware of the appropriate time. If any documents go with the homework, they'll be in the homework documents section below the dates. Almost always, the homework set reinforces learning that has taken place in the classroom. Homework for the next term will be listed below.
05.04.19 - My Maths - Statistics, Two Way Tables
29.03.19 - SPAG.COM Linking ideas and Cohesion
22.03.19 - Create a contraption that will protect an egg during a fall. Remember the bigger the surface area, the more air resistance! Wrapping the egg in foam or something soft is cheating! Bring these into school when complete for testing day next Friday!
15.03.19 My Maths - Translating and Reflecting, pre learning task
08.03.19 -SPAG.COM Suffixes and Prefixes
01.03.19 - My Maths - Measuring Angles
6th Feb - China Information Evening
15th Feb - Break up for Half term
25th Feb - Start back at school
7th March - World Book Day
27th March - Y5 First Aid Training
2nd May - School Closed for Voting