Next week’s learning

Topic

Next week in topic we will be looking at how the Battle of Britain impacted on the world with our main focus being Croydon and where this fit within World War 2.

Maths

Next week we will be looking at rounding a variety of numbers to the nearest tenth, whole number, 10, 100, 1000, 10000, 100000 and 1000000.

This week’s learning

Topic

This week the children have spent some time investigating and researching artifacts from this period. This included medals which were awarded to soldiers, postcards from home and the opportunity to examine school books from the 1940s.

Maths

This week the children have learnt how to use mental strategies to add and subtract numbers. Place value has been an integral part of this. They also have learnt and took a key interest in Roman Numerals. You may want to ask your child to convert the current dates or ages of people in your family into Roman Numerals.

Homework

Topic

Look at propaganda posters. What do you understand about propaganda?

Design your own poster clearly showing how propaganda was used during the Battle of Britain.

Maths:

Next week we will working on multiplication and rounding. We will continue to use our place value skills to help us. Do some online activities on rounding and the four operations.

Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPaG)

Continue to learn the Year 5 and 6 common exception words. You will find these in your Home School Liaison book. This week we would like you to focus on the words: accommodate, accompany, aggressive, amateur and ancient. Use read, cover, write and check to learn the spelling. Write the common exception word/s in a sentence.

Reading

You are expected to read and record the pages you have read in your Home School Log book every day. You can also include a comment about what the book is about or what you enjoyed about it. Your parent/carer can also write a comment if they have heard you read.

Next week’s learning

Topic

In topic we will begin to learn and gain an understanding of The Battle of Britain. We will discover what the children already know and would like to learn about. We shall also learn about the timeline of events so that the class has a greater understanding of the events that have occurred in the past.

Maths

The learning will be based on place value, Roman numerals and rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and 10 000.