Holy Trinity CofE Primary School (Merton)

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

YEAR 5

This Term:
 
This term, we will be entering the perilous and icy lands of the Antarctic through our ‘Power of Reading’ text ‘Ice Trap: Shackleton’s Incredible Expedition’, which follows the adventures of Ernest Shackleton. We will also continue to learn about the Americas, more specifically focusing on Central America through learning about the Mayan civilisation and their contribution to life today.
 
 
 
Homework:
 
Maths:
This week in Maths we explored our understanding of position and movement by focusing on the translation and reflection of shapes. 
 
For your homework, please complete the Mathletics tasks set for you. 
  
English:
This week in English we began our class text 'Ice Trap', which we are thoroughly enjoying so far! We learnt about Ernest Shackleton as well as usin maps to plot his journey across Antarctica with his brave crew. 
 
Your homework this week is Talk Homework! Please share with your family all you have learnt this week about Shackleton and his polar expedition. 
 
Things to discuss:
Who was Ernest Shackleton? 
What was the name of the ship?
Who was the ship's captain? 
How many men made up the crew? 
When did the expedition start?
How long did the expedition take? 
 
Spellings:

Please find our new spellings below, which were covered in class on Friday. We will be carrying out a spelling test of these words next week. 

Sincere

Interfere

Sphere

Adhere

Severe

Persevere

Atmosphere

Mere

Hemisphere

Austere 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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.