Mrs Jones & Mrs Slusarczyk
Friday 30th November - Theme of the week: Mindfulness
Please bring in plastic mixing bowl, baking tray and container for baking next week. Thank you.
Winter lunchtime playground rota: In addition to all the usual games and activities on offer every day, on Thursdays Year 5 children who want to play football on the field may do so if they are changed into school PE kit, shin pads and football socks (no boots). On Fridays, Year 5 pupils can change into wellies and play in the copse.
Friday 14th December is Christmas jumper day. Please send £1 donation for charity. Thank you for your generous donations for FOLS Christmas Fayre.
PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please have your kit in school on these days. Please make sure that all uniform and PE kit are named as we have already had some confusion over belongings. It is useful to have both indoor and outdoor kit in school all week so that we can be flexible and take advantage of the good weather when we have it. Thank you.
Spellings: spellingframe.co.uk is a really useful website for all of the spelling foci for the year. There are practice activities and tests to complete.
Our spelling focus this week has been 'Word webs'. We have used them as a strategy for learning the spellings of root words, prefixes and suffixes and for extending understanding of the meanings of words. We have made a couple together in class this week so why not choose your own starting word and create a web at home.
Carry on reading each evening and try to record three new words in the 'Increase your vocabulary' section of your Reading Record.If you need inspiration for your reading material visit the 'must have' books for Year 5 at https://www.bagsofbooklists.com/product-category/upper-key-stage-2/reading-for-pleasure-upper-key-stage-2/must-haves-for-year-5/.
You could be close to finishing your Autumn Reading Challenge. Don't forget to get each section signed off so that you can claim your house points.
There is a folder on the Interactive Resources website to support our current learning of perimeter and area.
Composer Study We have continued to listen to the children's projects and hope to finish the remainder before the end of term. They are very entertaining and informative. Thank you all for your support.
A Taste of our Learning
We are meditating for five minutes at the beginning of each afternoon in order to refocus for our learning. You could also try this at home, maybe just before bedtime. There are lots of short videos for meditation for children on You Tube.
Year 5 attended a pizza-making workshop at Pizza Express where they learned about food from around the world from the restaurant manager, who has worked at many top restaurants around the globe. He also talked about his experiences training to be a pastry chef for Gordon Ramsey, at Claridge's in London, and the commitment and hard work that it takes to make it in the restaurant business.
The children have been working scientifically during various practical sessions this half term. They have been investigating reactions, dissolving and whether lemonade is the same mass before and after it has gone flat.
The children were lucky enough to attend another workshop this week- this time 'Romeo and Juliet'. They used freeze frames to explore different aspects of the play.
Year 5 World War I Day
The children looked great in their costumes and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the The Great War. They have written some superb war poems, produced very effective silhouette art and took part in a drama workshop. The day ended with a minute silence and each class performed their section of the whole school production.
We enjoyed a fantastic time at Ditcham park's performance of 'Comedy of Errors' this week. The children really enjoyed it and were super ambassadors for Langrish.
Thank you so much to all the parents and grandparents who came to support the children at their class assembly about Diwali. The children planned and prepared it themselves in just three days! So a magnificent well done to them all. The class room was buzzing afterwards with conversations about the children's learning. This support is so important for the children's progress, so thank you once again.
Thank you much to Head of Drama, Susie Wey, for coming into school to run the workshop. The children were amazing; confident and resilient.
Well done to all the children on the presentation of their immigration projects. They were amazing; very informative, well researched and all so different!
We have been investigating the suitability of different materials for different jobs this week. For example, which materials would be most appropriate for a black-out blind, switch or insulating cup holder.
During our gymnastics lessons we have been learning about shapes and balances. Which shapes and balances have we practised? Which ones are shown here? Practise them each day to improve your core strength.
At the start of each new unit, we complete an 'Anchor Task'. These are concept based investigations which allow us to assess the children's understanding of the new concept. This week, we completed a task using the part-whole model to check understanding of addition and subtraction.
Have a look at our 'Immigration' topic learning wall. What can the children tell you about what they have learned so far. Can you find definitions for the keywords?
Year 5 joined Year 3 this week to investigate whether they could run faster than Usain Bolt. Do you think they can?
Our Class Charter
We have completed our class charter, which is up on display in the classroom. The children decided upon the articles from the UNICEF rights of the Child and then thought about how adults in school will ensure that all children access these rights. The charter formed a starting point for a discussion about what our learning environment should be like. Ultimately, this has resulted in our Class Rules.
Roles of responsibility
Well done to all those who put themselves forward as candidates this week. You all gave superb speeches. Many of the class have been chosen to be librarians and we also elected our School Council Rep, Arts Ambassador and Rights Respecting Reps.
Fire Service Visit
The children enjoyed the workshops with the Hampshire Service this week. They learnt about fire safety in the home and road safety too.