St Philip Howard                                     

 Academic Year 2017-2018

Class Teacher: Mrs Branagan

Children in Need "Mad Hair" Day

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As part of our forces Science topic we investigated if the material or size of the parachute increase of decrease the speed of the descent?

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Watch and listen to our clapping and singing chant which we learnt as part of our music lesson.

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Basketball

Year 5 are really enjoying their basketball sessions with coach James. 

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Roman Numerals

Can you complete these challenges?

http://www.transum.org/software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/Students/Roman_Numerals.asp

 

http://www.transum.org/Maths/Activity/Jigsaw/Roman_Numerals.asp

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 Year 5 are reading Street Child by Berlie Doherty.

This is based on the true story of an orphan who inspired Doctor Barnardo to set up his famous children's refuge.

Here are some of our freeze frames.

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Curriculum Information - Autumn Term.

 

Homework
Homework will be given out on a Thursday, to be returned the following Tuesday. Those children who do not return the homework by Tuesday will have to complete it during their lunchtime. A homework club will be running during golden time on the Friday (the day after the homework is set) for children who choose to miss golden time in order to complete their homework then. 
 
    P.E.
PE will be on Mondays - Hockey and Thursdays - Basketball. 
Please make sure your child has their PE kit  in school at all times - black shorts, a green St Joseph's t-shirt and trainers or plimsolls.
Year 5 children will also be doing the "daily mile" on the other three days.
 

Reading
Please encourage your child to read every night and remember to record it in their reading record.

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What a fantastic year 2016-2017 was!

Connect with the Countryside Day

Cardinal Newman Enrichment Day

Year 5 enjoyed the pirate themed science afternoon.

English

This week  in English we have been writing instructional texts for futuristic transportation.

Here is some of our work.

Rainforests

The children have been discussing the sounds they might hear in the rainforest. Then we made rainsticks to explore the recreation of these sounds. 

 Earth Matters

In our Earth Matters topic we have been learning about climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts  and how animals and plants are adapted

to suit their environment.

We made our own biomes in a bag.

  

We were lucky enough to have some student doctors come in to talk to the children. They bought lots of interesting tools in to help the children learn more about the human body. Take a look at the photos below.

              

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Topics

 

Please click on the images to find out more information

about your child's topic.

                                                                                                                                                             

 

Homework

Homework will be given out on a Thursday, to be returned the following Monday. Those children who do not return the homework by Tuesday will  be required to complete their homework during golden time. 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                             

Spellings

 

Click on the link below for a list of the spellings that your child is expected to know

Year 5 spellings

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

 Letters

 

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