Holy Trinity CofE Primary School (Merton)

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

YEAR 5

This Term:
 
The summer term has started successfully and smoothly along with the beautiful weather. This term we will be reading Eva Ibbotson's much-loved novel 'The Journey to the River Sea'. The book contains a number of memorable characters, a beautifully described setting and an exciting storyline. By immersing ourselves in the text, we will be able to explore a number of valuable themes as well as delving into the world of South American geography and culture. 
 
 
 
Homework:
 
Maths:
This week in Maths we concluded our learning on percentages by finding percentages of amounts and solving word problems including fractions and percentages before moving onto geometry next week. 
 
For your homework we would like you to complete the Mathletics tasks set for you. 
  
English:
This week we began reading Journey to the River Sea and focused on finding out as much as we could about the characters we have met so far. We stepped into the shoes of either Maia or Miss Minton and considered their feelings and thoughts at this point in this story. 
 
For your homework, we would like you to write a diary entry (from the perspective of yourself) about our trip to the Polka Theatre and the production of 'Chocolate Cake'. Your diary entry must be in first person, chronological order, include detailed descriptions and a self-reflection on our morning out of school. 
 
Spellings: 

New spellings will be introduced next week. 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
Notices:
 
Reading Records:

We expect all of you to be updating your reading records with at least 3 entries every week. This should include:

-Date

-Title of book

-Page numbers read

-A detailed comment about what you have read eg What did you enjoy most? What type of story was it? Which character was your favorite and why? Is it similar to any other stories you've read? 

Please make sure you bring your reading book and reading record to school every day and an adult signs it after each entry.

 
PE Kits:

Please remind your children that if they go to an after-school club that requires them to wear their P.E kit, that it is returned to school the following day.

 If, for any reason, your child is unable to take part in P.E, please inform the class teacher directly, send an email or write a note. Otherwise, they will be expected to take part.

 PE lessons will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure you bring in your PE kits.

 

Reminders:

Please try to provide your child with a healthy snack for break time and a pencil case with the required equipment.

Please ensure children always have a water-proof jacket in school as the weather can be very unpredictable.