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# Friday 15th December

Friday 15th December

Welcome to Y5F’s blog for this week. It has been another busy week and we have been working hard.

Maths – This week in Maths the children continued with multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. After that, we moved on to looking at fact families. This means that for every one fact you know there are three more that accompany it. For example…

3x4=12 therefore 4x3=12

Once you know the multiplication facts then you can easily add on the division facts…

12÷4=3 therefore 12÷3=4

There you have it…a fact family!

English – This week the children have been looking at when to use a and when to use an. Usually, when a noun (naming word) starts with a vowel sound (aeiou) you use an before it. In addition, if a noun starts with a consonant sound (all the other letters of the alphabet) then you place a in front of it. Remember it is the SOUND not the letter that determines whether to use a or an. So a noun like unicorn (which begins with the vowel u) would have a in front of it, as it is making a y sound which is a consonant sound. Whereas, a noun like hour (which begins with the consonant h) would have an in front of it, as it is making an ow sound which is a vowel sound.

Topic – This week the children have been imagining what it was like to be a Viking warrior about to raid Lindisfarne. They have been the fearsome, fierce and merciless Erik from Denmark. Each child has written a diary entry as if they are Erik on the day of the raid. They have described their feelings and emotions as they left their longship after many days at sea. Then, they have gone on to describe how they ransacked, pillaged and plundered, searching for the treasure that the monks tried to hide from them.

Here is our CERTIFICATE WINNER this week. She won for her hard work and sheer determination when learning her 2 and 5 times tables. We are sure she will conquer her 5s next. A true pleasure to teach. She went on to be chosen as THE UPPER PHASE PUPIL OF THE WEEK. A massive well done to her from all of Year 5F. (PS – that’s FOUR weeks on the bounce that a pupil from our class has been chosen! What a magnificent achievement!)

We would like to thank all the parents who were able to join us on Tuesday after school for our drop-in session. It was a great success and an informal way to chat about your child and have a look through their work.

REMINDER

The Year 5 Christmas Party is on Tuesday 19th December and the children are allowed to come into school in their own clothes for the day. Also, school finishes on Wednesday 20th December for the Christmas holidays.

We would like to wish you all a fantastic weekend and we will see you again on Monday.

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