Our inspiration for English this week was the book Letters from the lighthouse by Emma Carroll. We used her style of writing to learn how to develop a feel of ‘mystery’ in our own writing, using these key features:
- Rhetorical questions
- Specific choice of verbs
- Empty nouns (e.g. ‘the figure’, ‘the shadow’, ‘the man’)
- Characters response to events
We used the experiences of evacuees in World War 2 London as a stimulus for our writing, thinking about the journey these children went on from packing to meeting their host families.
Maths was a mixture of old and new. We recapped working with place value up to 4-digits and extended this to 6-digits. Here are this week’s worksheets:
We will continue with this learning next week, as we understand it can take a while to get to grips with 6-digit numbers!
Our guided reading lessons have been spent reading Once by Morris Gleitzman and learning new vocabulary. Top words that made us think this week were: scarce, convent, devote, exaggerate, tragically, glance, chapel, naive, singe, scowl.
We won’t be doing worksheets this year in the same way we did in year 4, so if you’d like to support your child with the text at home the best way is to get a copy of the book and read it with them.
TastEd was most definitely a highlight of the week. During our first sessions, we used our senses to discuss different types of peppers, including their shape, texture, taste, smell and feel.
***Junior Travel Ambassadors***
UCPS has signed up to the nationwide scheme of Junior Travel Ambassadors (JTAs). The scheme empowers pupils to identify what they think needs to change to improve road safety for their school and make decisions about what they want to do to do this. It encourages pupils to get more active and lead healthier lifestyles.
If you would like to apply, please write a letter the UCPS Travel Committee and give to Mrs Glenister by Friday 24th September 2021. Your letter should explain:
- Why you want to be a JTA
- Why you would be good for the role
and give two examples of what you think needs to be improved with regards to road safety at UCPS and how you would change it.
The UCPS Travel Committee looks forward to hearing from you!
- English: Our text for the half term is Letters from the lighthouse by Emma Carroll. Next week we continue to learn about evacuees and explore ways to develop character.
- Writing Journal: Our grammar focus next week will be punctuating speech.
- Guided Reading: Our text for guided reading is Once by Morris Gleitzman.
- Maths: Place Value up to one million (working with 6-digit numbers).
- Topic: Life in Britain during WW2. Vocabulary for World War 2
- Science: Our focus this half term is forces.
- RE: Our focus this half term is Hinduism.
CHILDREN MUST WEAR PE KIT FOR PE LESSONS.
- PE Fuji: Mondays and Tuesdays
- PE Sagamartha: Mondays and Wednesdays
- PE Olympus: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school. Children in Key Stage 2 may bring in healthy snacks for their morning break.
NO NUTS or products containing nuts are to be brought into school.