Welcome to Moonstone Blog Spring Term 2 2020
Welcome to Moonstone's half-termly blog. We are halfway through the school year and the hard work is paying off. The children have been doing some Wonderful Writing, Marvellous Mathematics, Sensational Science, and Amazing Art. I cannot wait to see what they will achieve by the end of the year.
This term our topic is Animal Magic which we hope will inspire them to find out more about the natural world as well as helping to make the world a better, safer place.
In English the Children will write stories with suspense and persuasive texts about recycling and saving the planet. We will need to develop lots of technical skills to really bring the quality of their writing to their full potential. We are also focusing on using planning and editing techniques.
Our spelling this term we will focus on learning more words from the years 5 and 6 spelling list. We will also look at homophones (eg ) , words with ‘ei’ and ‘ie’ spellings (eg ) and using root words to support spelling.
For Maths we will continue building confidence and our skills in fractions, decimals and percentages; fluency with our times tables; shape and measure; and improving our reasoning skills.
In Science we will be finding out about the life-cycles of animals and looking at how and why animals become extinct.
In Art we will be developing our drawing techniques and exploring ways to add interesting effects.
In Design and Technology we will be making clay models of an animal.
For our class book we will continue reading The Beast of Buckingham Palace and will also explore a range of other challenging extracts and poems.
Sponsored Read – 3rd March – 10th March
Parent / Carer Coffee Morning – 20th March 9 – 10am
British Values Week – Week Beginning 30th March
Moonstone's P.E. lesson continues to be on a Friday. Please ensure that they have all the required P.E. kit in school every day, as there may be times we need to change the timetable, or have extra lessons, especially as spring is fast approaching. No Jewellery is to be worn in any P.E. lesson.
Homework will be given out on Friday’s and will be expected to be returned by the following Wednesday.
Year 5 children are responsible for choosing and changing their own reading books. As always please encourage and participate in your child’s reading. They are not too old to read to an adult or share their books with you. Have them read a wide range of different books and types of reading. This should happen daily and have a focus on their comprehension and inference skills. Ask them lots of questions and have them ask you questions when they are not completely clear about what they have read.
Homework is set on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday.
The Viking homework below has also been given out on paper. You have until Monday 24th February to complete.
The children can choose how much they wish to do over the next 2 weeks, including the half term holiday.
It is based on bingo so than can choose how many pieces they do based on whether they do a diagonal, vertical, horizontal, four corners or a full house.