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Class 5

Autumn 1 Week 4


This week, we will be cracking on with our diary entry, stepping into Eva Hart's shoes as she sailed on the Titanic.  We are starting to look at the four operations in maths.  This is a lengthy unit which will take us up to the half term break.  In Latin, we are beginning to look at how to ask people's names and to say who we are.  On Tuesday, the Year 5s will be joining with Class 4 for part of the day for an English activity for Roald Dahl Day.  Don't worry, Year 6s: you also have something fun that day.


Our guitar lesson went really well last Friday.  Mr R was very impressed with how much everyone could remember.  Don't forget to bring your guitar in on Friday after some practice at home.  Be on the lookout for an email giving you all of the details to register your instrument with Leicester & Leicestershire Arts.  It's vital that you register with them. 


Remember: Friday is our day for PE so come dressed for it that day. 




    Expectations generally are:


    • Reading - at least 3 times per week.  It doesn't have to be all night.  A minimum of 10 minutes will do it.  Reading comprehension cards are available to be taken home - one per week - and the swap with another child the following week. 
    • Times table rock stars - keep your practice up so your speeds increase.  It's amazing how much time you can gain to work out maths questions when your recall of number facts is speedy and accurate.
    • SATs Companion - Year 6s only - you will have various tasks set on this platform to help you consolidate work done in class and to support your learning as you approach SATs which are due to take place next May.
    • Spellings - no lists to learn at home; just rules/investigations/practising in class.  Be on the lookout when reading for words which match the rule of the fortnight, your own 'focus five' and practise them to boost your knowledge and understanding.


    Year 6s: don't forget to go onto SATs Companion for your homework activities!  It will really help you recap and cement your knowledge across the Maths and English curriculum.   

    It's a shame that this week doesn't look like it will be as warm as last week.  It does look as though this week could be (more than) a little damp so make sure you've got a rain mac with you this week.  For those of you having school lunches, we're back to week 1 on the menu.

    Here's to a great week!

    Mrs Greaves, Mrs Fowkes, Mrs Hart

    Class 5 Knowledge Organiser - Whole Autumn Term - SURVIVORS