Year 5 - Class 5G - Autumn 2020

Welcome to Class 5G
 
 
Our Teacher is Mr Greaves and our teaching assistant is Mrs Wilkinson.
We're looking forward to a wonderful year!
 
Some important notes:
  • Our PE lessons are on Monday and Friday
  • Please remember to come in to school wearing your PE kit on these days. You can wear trainers or pumps on these days as well.
  • Reading books will go home on Monday and should be returned on a Friday
  • Your child can take home a library book of their choice over the weekend and this can be returned whenever they have finished.
Parents: Please try to read at home with your child every night, even for just 5-10minutes and then sign their home reading record. It really does make a massive difference!
Class 3 Homework | Howard Primary School
 
Homework will be completed through Class Dojo this year. Children are used to this platform! Homework tasks will still include weekly spellings times tables and reading each night.
Spellings
 
As we're settling in to Year 5, how many spellings from Years 3 and 4 can you remember? Challenge yourself to see how many of these you know!
Eureka Dr. Seuss Classroom Banner, Cat in The Hat Reading is Fun, 12 x 45
 
We've just signed up to this amazing website which lets you read any book from our school set online!
 
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
 
All you need to do is visit the page and log on. I'll send your login details through Class Dojo tomorrow morning.
 
When you're logged in, go to the Oxford Owl Ebook Library and choose your level in the Oxford level menu. Start the level that you're normally reading, but try to challenge yourself and read a level higher if you're feeling confident!
 
Happy reading
Art - Frida Kahlo monkeys
 
Our Art topic was all about South America art. We studied an artist called Frida Kahlo who had a tough life but used her emotions to create beautiful art. Many pieces of her art work used images of monkeys - they represented the children that she never had.
 
We used this as inspiration to create clay monkeys. Have a look at some of our work.
Finding common factors
 
We learnt a new word today: factors. 
 
Realising the link between factors and our times tables, we quickly set about finding different numbers, writing down all of the possible factors they had and then finding just those numbers which had 3 as a factor.
Music
 
This afternoon, we looked at some famous composers throughout the history of music - in particular, Bach. We listened to some of his more well-known pieces, trying to work out the emotions he intended to make his audience feel.
 
Following this, we listened to a piece of modern rock music from the band Muse. Amazingly, they took inspiration from Bach himself and used many of his cannons and musical scores within their work.
We also had a lesson focusing on passwords. To start off with, we used PurpleMash to play a quizz on password creation; testing ourselves on which passwords were more secure than others and why. We then thought about why we knew what we knew and how we could phrase this in to our own words.
 
Lastly, we used SeeSaw to create advice rules for a younger child to help with creating, using and keeping their passwords safe.
Computing
 
To start off Computing week, we had a series of cards to sort out. Some had a matching partner to its definition whilst others were comments which needed to be 'reported' for various reasons.
 
We created posters to demonstrate our learning and to also explain why we would choose to report some comments online.