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Switzerland

Welcome to Switzerland 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.

We have a variety of different people working in our class including our teaching assistants Mrs Edwards and Mrs Read as well as a number of other adults. Miss Roberts will teach the children fortnightly on a Monday whilst I am on my planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time.

Land of the Free - Spring Term

 

 

Topic number 2 in Year 5 is all about America! We can't wait to get started on another adventure learning about the land of the free and the home of the brave! This topic is a Geography focus so be prepared to learn about the different states, time zones and geographical features of America! 

 

Our English text will be Holes by Louis Sachar, a fantastic book that we're really looking forward to going to see at the theatre in early February. It was lovely to see the children so engrossed in War Horse and we're expecting more of the same for Holes.

Class Blog

 

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 or so to find out what they've been doing!

 

06.02.20

We're having another busy half term in Switzerland class and have been up to some weird and wonderful things as usual. The children took part in some basic first aid training and had a go at doing chest compressions as part of the Flat Stanley campaign. They also bandaged each other up and learnt what to do in the event of some basic accidents. We're very much looking forward to our Theatre trip to see Holes at the Playhouse. It's a great opportunity for the children to compare what they're reading to a live performance. Thanks for all your help taking and fetching them.

 

 

Spellings

You are hopefully aware of Spelling Shed, our new program to help children with their spelling. The children will all have a login for Spelling Shed, which will be stuck into their diary. Our spelling tests will either be on the Year 5 Word list which is separated into words for Autumn, Spring and Summer or a different spelling rule.

 

 

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 words from the year 5 word list. The spellings will be posted here for the following Friday. They are below along with the date they are tested:

 

13.03.20 Words with silent letters 

doubt   

 island  

 lamb    

 solemn               

 thistle 

 autumn              

 build    

 receipt

 ascend

 disciple

 

06.03.20 Words with first silent letters

knight
wreckage
writer
knowledge
knuckle
wreath
pterodactyl - Why they need to spell this I don't know!
mnemonic
wrestler
knife

 

 

14.02.20 - Adding suffixes to -fer words

 

 referring  
 preferred  
 transferring  
 reference  
 referee  
 preference  
 transference  
 difference  
 inference  
 conferring

07.02.20 - Adverbs of Time
afterwards
immediately
earlier
eventually
previously
finally
recently
yesterday
tomorrow
whilst

 

31.01.20 - Words ending in able

changeable  
 noticeable  
 manageable  
 agreeable  
 knowledgeable  
 replaceable  
 microwaveable  
 salvageable  
 rechargeable  
 irreplaceable

 

 

24.01.20 - Challenge Words - No set rule

accommodate
available
controversy
dictionary
marvellous
opportunity
secretary
sincerely
suggest
twelfth

 

17.10.19 - Words ending in ably and ibly

 

reliably  
 dependably  
 comfortably  
 possibly  
 horribly  
 terribly  
 visibly  
 incredibly  
 sensibly  
 legibly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

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 to do that. 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.

 

 

Date the homework is set:

06.03.20 - MyMaths - perimeter 

28.02.20 - MyMaths - Measuring Angles 

 

06.02.20 - Keep a diary of the different phases of the moon over the next few weeks. As a challenge can you state what the moon phase is for each day? A recording sheet has been sent home.

 

31.01.20 - SPAG.COM - Apostrophes & plurals 

 

24.01.20 - My Maths - Multiplying Fractions

 

17.01.20 - Based on what we have read so far, design your own alternative front cover for the Holes book. This could go on our display, so make sure it's your best work!

 

10.01.20 - My Maths Bar Model Fractions

 

 

 

Diary Dates

 

 

 

 

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