Year 5

The Daily Smile

 

What a wonderful week it has been. From start to finish, it has included so much, such as: the start of the Christmas countdown in earnest; crisp and fresh outdoor weather for our Santa Dash; an amazingly popular and enjoyable Xmas Fair week; and, lots and lots of learning in lessons!

To start with, I have to say how impressed I was with all of the children after we – slightly reluctantly – left our warm classroom on Tuesday morning and ventured to Grosvenor Park for some early morning Xmas-themed exercise! Once warmed up, they really were a credit to our school, with all the team spirit and positive focus they showed throughout our multiple laps of the course. Two members of the public even commented on how lovely it was to see so many smiling faces on our runners, which was just as lovely to hear and made me a very proud teacher.

Thank you for all your support this week with the build up to the Christmas Fair. Decorations, gifts, hampers and much more has gone into the event directly from yourselves and it is important to say that we could not run these events so successfully if it was not for the effort and attendance from all of our children and parents. Well done to our coin toss winners as well – it was definitely harder than it looked!!

Lessons have also been as busy as ever. In maths, our inverse skills were put to the test this week when we considered lots of scenarios in which we might have to use the ‘opposite’ operation to solve a missing number question, eg 71,356 = ? – 24,901. Answers to me on a sticky note for Team Points by the way!! In English we have been planning to write a detailed description of one of our main characters from the story The Promise, with some excellent vocabulary shared so far; I am, once again, very excited to read the children’s drafts soon.

Homework this week includes spellings for daily practice and also a lunar diary for completing each day this month, which links to our science topic of space and the specific lesson we had this week on what our moon is, what it does and why we have it near to our amazing home, the Earth.

See you all next week,

Mr Lee