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Mrs Alison Davies

Lowton Junior & Infant School

Encouraging Growth

Welcome to Lowton Junior and Infant School, encouraging growth at every stage of your child’s development.

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Year 5 2017/18

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Friday 22nd September

Welcome back! As it has been World Peace day this week, we have been concentrating on being kind to others and treating children with respect. Well done to all of the children who have shown kindness to others and who have been excellent role models.

In English this week, we have been learning how to create atmosphere, using multi- sensory writing, action and description. We have really enjoyed exploring different sentence structures and using the language that we have read. Well done to all of our children for producing excellent sentences this week.

In Maths, we have been learning all about negative numbers and we are proud to say that we have all done very well- we can even solve some quite tricky problems! Well done Year 5! Next week, we are moving on to addition and subtraction, using both our mental and written methods to answer questions.

We have now begun our art project, using the artist Georgia O’keefe as inspiration. We have started to explore mark making based on our observations of patterns and shapes in nature. Using charcoal and graphite was quite challenging for some of us at first, but everyone tried so hard to have a go. We just have to remember to take more risks and experiment more.

Thank you to all of our children who rose to the challenge of reading four times this week! We are very proud of you.

Well that’s all for now. We hope that you have a wonderful weekend and we will see you next week.

Mrs Fitzroy, Miss Henry and all of Year 5.

xxxxxx

Friday 15th September

It’s only the second week back and already we are rising to the challenges of Year 5; we have really impressed Mrs Fitzroy and Miss Henry!

In English this week, we have been exploring multi- clause sentences and how to vary their structure to make our writing more exciting. This was quite tricky at first, but by the end of the week, we were really getting better at it. We have been using all of the wonderful language from our book, ‘Leon and the Place Between’ to describe settings, thinking carefully about the order of our subordinate and main clauses. Well done to our children for being resilient learners this week.

In Maths, we have been continuing to explore Place Value, focusing on rounding numbers up to 1,000,000. We loved the rounding rap- it helped us to understand the rounding rule. Please ask us about this at home.

In our topic work, we have been exploring the developmental stages of humans and animals and next week, we will be writing a non- chronological report, using all of the scientific language that we have been learning. We will also be starting our art topic. We will be exploring shapes in nature, looking at the Fibonacci pattern and using the work by artist Georgia O’Keeffe as inspiration for our own drawings and prints.

Well done to Kian who was our Pupil of the Week this week. He is really trying hard to settle into Year 5 and we are very proud of him.

We hope that you have a wonderful weekend and we will see you all next week.

Mrs Fitzroy, Miss Henry and all of Year 5.

xxxxx

 

Friday 8th September

Welcome back everyone! We hope you have all had a wonderful summer break.

We’ve started a brand new year as we mean to go on: with lots of exciting lessons and lots of learning!

In English, we have been reading the fantastic book, Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister. We have been exploring how to describe settings using expanded noun phrases and some of our children have really impressed Mrs Fitzroy and Miss Henry. Next week, we will be continuing to describe settings using complex sentences with different structures. We just know that we will rise to the challenge!

In Maths, we have been learning about the place value of numbers up to 1,000,000. We have all really worked hard and we are looking forward to trying some hard challenges next week.

In our topic lessons, we have begun to learn about the Vikings and we are all so excited to dig deeper and find out more. We have really enjoyed reading all of our brand new books and sharing new facts- next week, we will be carrying out research, using a variety of sources, to answer our own questions.

Well done to all of the children who became Star of the Day this week- already, you have shown an excellent attitude.

Please could we remind parents and carers to sign the relevant parts of school planners as soon as possible- this would be much appreciated.

Well that’s all for now. We hope you have a lovely weekend and we will see you on Monday.

Mrs Fitzroy, Miss Henry and all of Year 5.

xxxxxxx