Holy Trinity CofE Primary School (Merton)

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

YEAR 5

This Term:
 
Our Power of Reading text this half term is the celebrated novel ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce. This humorous adventure is seen through the eyes of twelve year old Liam Digby, a ‘gifted and talented’ child whose physical appearance ages him beyond his years. We’ll be spinning into space with Liam and his friend, Florida Kirby, as they experience the ups and downs of their childhood and the consequences of a ‘little white lie’. Our novel ties in with our two Science units: Earth and Space and Forces. 
 
 
 
Homework:
 
Maths:
This week in Maths and over the course of the next few weeks, we will be focusing on fractions. We will look at dividing whole numbers to make fractions, equivalent fractions, improper fractions, mixed numbers and comparing and ordering fractions. 
 
For your Maths homework we would like you to complete the sheet provided. Remember to show your workings.
 
English:
This week, we have continued our novel, 'Cosmic' by Frank Cottrell Boyce. We are thoroughly enjoying reading about Liam's adventures and the comical aspect of the book!
 
For your homework, we would like you to choose two of the 'dads' from 'Cosmic' and for each, think of 3 reasons why they should be the dad that accompanies the children into space.
 
 
Spellings: 

Forty

Scorch

Absorb

Decorate

Afford

Enormous

Category

Tornado

According

Opportunity

 
 
 
 
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.

Dates: 
  • Science Museum trip - Monday 15th January 
  • 5T Class Assembly - Thursday 8th March