Holy Trinity CofE Primary School (Merton)

Holy Trinity C of E Primary School

YEAR 5

What we have achieved this week:
 

This has been a very busy week in Holy Trinity. It has been Arts and Humanities Week!

 

In Year 5, we have been learning about Chichen Itza and the Maya Civilisation. We designed and created colourful Mayan masks using the milk cartons you provided - thank you. We also had a workshop with an artist who taught us how to make prints inspired by Mayan carvings.

 

On Thursday, we had a workshop by the Polka Theatre. We read a book called Ada's Violin. We used our drama skills to improvise short role-plays about the trials of living in a slum in Paraguay and the perseverance needed to learn an instrument. It was an incredible day! 

 

Phew! What a busy week it has been! We hope you have a restful weekend. 

 
Homework:
  
Maths
 
Create your own Kandinsky artwork using straight lines and shapes. Find 3 obtuse angles, 3 acute angles, 3 right angles and 3 straight line angles. (See attached artwork below for an example)
 
English 
 
This week we had a Polka Theatre workshop based on the book 'Ada's Violin' - a story about a girl whose life is changed when she joins a music group. 
For your homework, write a newspaper report about The Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. 
 
Spelling
 
New spellings will be introduced next week. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notices:
 
*Pencil case re-stock*
 
Please check if your child needs any replacement stationary, especially handwriting pens (no biros) and glue sticks. 
 
Please see below a letter regarding pedometers to be worn during our daily mile/step it up campaign. 
 
PE will continue to be on Thursdays and Fridays for both classes this half-term. We will be outside when it is dry; please ensure your child has tracksuit bottoms and a jumper as part of their PE kit. 
 
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. 

 

If you are supporting your child's reading at home, please find a document containing the Year 5 reading targets and possible questions to support each one at the bottom of this page. 

 

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.

 

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.