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.
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.
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.
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
Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPaG)
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.
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.
All the parents/carers of pupils who will be attending our residential at Downe are invited to a parent meeting on Monday morning at 9.00 in the KS2 Hall. Please click on the link for other information.
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.
The learning will be based on place value, Roman numerals and rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and 10 000.