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"The Hound of the Baskervilles" - Writing, June 2019

Wednesday 3rd July 2019

We are now inching ever closer to the end of term and, in fact, the end of our year in Sparrow Hawks. They say "time flies when you're having fun" and I firmly believe this is true - the last 7 months have flown by, perhaps because I have enjoyed teaching the wonderful Sparrow Hawk class so much! I will miss each and every child so much but I am really looking forward to finding out how they are getting on in Year 6...


Next week (8th-12th July), I will be going on the Year 6 residential and the class will be covered by Miss Hodges, who will join Mrs Beamish and I as a  Year 5 teacher next year. I know that the Sparrow Hawks will make her feel welcome and will make me feel proud of them - there is still learning to be done before we break for the Summer, so read on and find out...!



We will now be finishing off our 'decimals' unit, then moving on to our final few maths topics, which are 'measuring angles', 'shape & space', 'volume' and 'reflection & translation'. We will continue to practise our times tables in our daily Rockstars session. 



Over the past few weeks, we have been focusing mainly on non-fiction writing. We have presented discussion texts about whether or not 'Jack' deserved to be punished for stealing from then killing the giant in 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. We then designed our own dragons and wrote non-chronological reports about them. 


Our final English unit this year will be on play scripts. We'll read some of the Street Child play, then choose a scene from our favourite Guided Reading text in Y5 and turn it into our own play! Which book will you choose...?




Guided Reading

We are currently reading Grahame Baker-Smith's beautifully illustrated picture book, 'Farther'. The book offers the opportunity to develop lots of our reading skills, but we will be focusing mainly on 'inference'. The story line and pictures are full of detail if you look closely enough...


So far, we have made predictions based on the cover and blurb and we have written down our observations and inferences about the father and son dynamic, which is told through the language and shown in the pictures. 




Our final topic this term is 'Rivers'. We are learning about how rivers are formed and what features they have. We will also find out about some of the world's most famous river, including the River Thames! 


Your new LinoIt discussion page is still LIVE! Please follow the link below and join in - it would be great to find out what you already know and what you would like to find out.



Design & Technology

This term, we will be making a felt case for a mobile phone! We would like to invite parents, relatives and any other 'keen' family members to come in and help with our sewing skills on Thursday 17th July from 9:30-12:00. 


It has been a pleasure and a privilege to teach your children this year. I hope they have enjoyed it as much as I have. Thanks to all parents/carers for the support you've given to the Year 5 team this year - we really appreciate it.


Have a wonderful Summer holiday and all the best for Year 6. 

Mr P frown





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