This week in school, it is assessment week. If you are working from home this week and are unable to do the assessment tests, we would like you to revisit some of the objectives we thought some Year 5s have struggled with in the past, to give you a bit more practise.
In English this week, we would like you to revisit the back to basics lessons, since our return to school. This includes covering objectives such as capital letters and full stops, subordinate and coordinating conjunctions as well as expanded noun phrases.
In maths, we would like you to revisit multiplying and dividing by multiples of 10, 100 and 1000 and then have a go at the square and cube numbers worksheets again (we have included the white rose teaching slides to support you in this). On Wednesday, in school we will be learning how to complete short division using the bus stop method. Finally, we will finish the week completing some more problem solving and reasoning questions based on the objectives covered over the last couple of weeks.
In reading comprehension this week, we will be using the non-fiction text, Great Apes, as this links to our rainforest topic, the work we completed on the female scientist (Jane Goodall) and also to this week’s science learning on animal life cycles and habitats. We will be using the test to answer retrieval questions.
Wider Curriculum –. This week in Science we start our unit on living things and their habitats and life cycles as well as a brief look at the human life cycle into old age. From Monday to Wednesday our lessons focus on the plant reproduction cycle, and how different organisms from animals to the wind interact with this. At the end of the week we take an in depth look at the human life cycle and the changes your body goes through as you get older.
You will also find resources for our Jigsaw lesson this week. Please remember to continue to practice your spellings and read at home as often as possible.
We hope you have a great week and a wonderful Easter break.
Love, the Year 5 team.