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Netherthong

Primary School

Class 5

Happy Half Term from Mr. K

admin on: Class 5

Happy half term! I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know my new class and I feel we have really come on in the last 7 weeks. I hope the children have enjoyed our topic on space and I am so so sorry that I left our class book, Cosmic, on a cliffhanger, but you will find out what happens after half term!

Homework

1.) Mathletics: 4 tasks for the 2 weeks on equivalent fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers.

2.) Spellings are the same as last week. They are: Miserable, reliable, adorable, believable, enjoyable, understandable, comfortable, changeable.

I will also upload the list onto Spelling Shed.

3.) Over a half term, I often set some additional homework on our new topic. Please see the sheet attached.

Balloon Race

Here is some information on the FONS balloon race. Keep an eye out for our Class 5 balloon!

It was lovely to get to meet you all (albeit virtually!) at parents' evening this week. Thank you for your support. Have a lovely half term!

Mr. K

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Week 6 in Class 5

admin on: Class 5

We are already 6 weeks into Year 5! The time has gone so fast! I have to say, it has been a lovely week in Class 5, with all members of the class working hard. I have particularly enjoyed reading their writing this week, which has revolved around a mysterious figure and a magical green portal. 

Homework

1.) This week, I have put two Mathletics tasks for the children. One is on long multiplication and the other is on short division. You will need a pen and paper to complete these. 

2.) I have uploaded a grammar quiz onto Microsoft Teams. Hopefully the children will 'wow' you with their amazing grammar knowledge!

3.) Here are the new spellings for this week. The first test will be on Thursday 22nd October and then the second test will be on the Friday back after half term.

Miserable

Reliable

Adorable

Believable

Enjoyable

Understandable

Comfortable

Changeable

Something to watch

I have discovered a documentary on Netflix called 'A Year in Space'. It follows the story of astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent nearly a full year on the ISS back in 2015. There are 12 episodes and each one is only short (usually around 15 minutes). It was absolutely fascinating to learn how the astronauts live on the ISS and I highly recommend it. The rating on Netflix is that it is suitable for 'all' audiences and after watching it, I would love to recommend the children watch it. As we have written a biography about Tim Peake, who was also on the ISS, it seems very relevant to our topic. The episodes that I think they would most be interested in are episodes 5, 7, 9 and 10.  

This isn't homework, but just something I thought the children might be interested in to help pass the time over the next few weeks when we may all have less leisure activities to do!

Have a lovely weekend and I look forward to speaking to you all at parents' evening next week.

Mr. K

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World Mental Health Day 2020

admin on: Class 5

9th October 2020

As October 10th is World Mental Health Day, throughout the today, every year group has learnt about what mental health is, discussed this topic and completed different activities based upon this. Why not ask your child/ren about what they have learned today?

Young Minds is a charity that is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They are there to make sure young minds get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.

For more information about Young Minds click the link here: 

Young Minds

For more helpful links about the topic of wellbeing and mental health, please visit our PSHE curriculum webpage. Here, you will also find other useful links to topics such as healthy lifestyles, safety and anti-bullying. The link can be found below: 

PSHE Curriculum Webpage

Have a lovely weekend! 

Miss H x

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Week 5 in Class 5

admin on: Class 5

Another week is over! We are zooming through this half term, now. This week, we have had our first 'virtual' visitor! We had a Zoom call with the owners of Read bookshop and the author Harriet Muncaster. She led a great workshop on how she is inspired to write. The children got to draw a dragon, create ideas for their own 'world' and she answered questions submitted by pupils. Here are some photographs of the event. It really is lovely to see that despite everything going on at the moment, we can still have a visitor inspire and enthuse the children! If your child has pre-ordered a signed version of her book, it should be with your child early next week.

Homework

A big thank you to everyone who has been keeping up the homework so far. The Mathletics and spellings are the main homework components and anything I put on Teams is a little bit of extra work. Apologies for the HUGE document I put on Teams last week, I should have mentioned that reading this was only an extra task if the children wanted to prepare for Wednesday's topic lesson. All the children got the opportunity to look at this document in the lesson and make notes. 

The homework this week is:

  • Mathletics: Rounding. We have done a lot of practice this week on rounding, and we are feeling more confident as a class now. I think this task will just solidify rounding in their heads!
  • Spellings are the same as last week and are listed below.
  • No assignments on Teams this week, but please check you can log in to it if you haven't already. 

Horrible

Terrible

Visible

Possible

Sensible

Responsible

Credible

Edible

Have a lovely weekend and stay safe! 

Mr. K

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Week 4 in Class 5

admin on: Class 5

This week, we have come up with mnemonics to help us remember the order of the planets in our solar system. There were some very entertaining ones! Hopefully, they will help the children remember the planets. Also, we have worked hard to get our addition and subtraction written methods back on track - I was very impressed! We have also learned about the British astronaut Tim Peake and we will be writing a biography about him next week.

A big thank you to everyone who has logged on to Microsoft Teams and completed the quiz. If you haven't already, please log on to Teams with your child and have a look at the quiz. Teams will be really important moving forward in the event of any remote learning, as well as being used for parents' evening. If you have any issues logging on, please get in touch. Remember, the username needs to end with @netherthongprimary.co.uk

Homework

If any of the children are having trouble gaining access to a laptop to complete Mathletics, please let me know and I can arrange for them to attend homework club on Wednesday lunchtimes. I am keen for all the children to continue the great start they have had completing the homework; it really helps them consolidate what they are learning in school. 

  • Mathletics this week is on the written method for addition and subtraction. You will need a pen and paper with you to complete them. 
  • Your child should have come home this week with a library book. Please ensure they are reading it. I am keen to start a reading log in their planners next week, where I write in them and it would be great to see the planners being written in at home as well.
  • I have put a pre-reading task on Microsoft Teams. This is some research on the planets in our solar system, ready for some written work in science next week. Just give the documents a read. 
  • The new spelling list is below. 

Horrible

Terrible

Visible

Possible

Sensible

Responsible

Credible

Edible

Behaviour

A massive well done to the class this week with daily routines. I have noticed them coming into class much more focussed and ready to learn. It really helps to have these routines in place as it can maximise learning time. 

Just a reminder of our theme for well-being this half term is 'being kind' and we are encouraging all the children in school to think before they speak and ask themselves are their comments necessary, helpful and kind. I am continuing to talk to the class about this theme and it would be great if these discussions could happen at home as well.

Coming up

Coming up next week is our virtual author visit from Harriet Muncaster. She will be hosting a live talk on her new book Victoria Stitch: Bad and Glittering. This will be on Wednesday 7th October and will last approximately 40 minutes. I, for one, am looking forward to getting the opportunity to hear from a successful author! If you have preordered a signed book from her, please send your child in with £5 on the day of the talk. 

Have a great weekend, and keep smiling!

Mr. K

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