Instructions

In literacy this week we are looking at  instructions, the main features and whether they are easy to follow. Some of the instuctions we are going to follow include: making play dough, making a mask, folding a chatterbox, playing a game and finding instructions around the school.

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WC: 29.11.10

English: Next week we will be investigating instructions so that we can find out what the key features of an instruction text is. At home brainstorm how and when instructions are used and given. Remember that the best writers are readers so make sure that there are at least 3 entries in your home reading journal by next Friday. Your reading book and home reading journal needs to be brought to school everyday.

Numeracy: Next week we are going to create a catalogue for the Christmas sales so we will need to use percentages to make the discounts. Make a list of everything that you know about percentages. Also log onto Sam Learning to find out what super, special maths work is waiting there for you to complete.

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 Topic: Next week we are still working with colour. We will be mixing it, to make secondary and tertiary colours and creating shades and tints in preparation for making our masks for the pantomime. If you have paints at home see how many different tints and shades that you can mix using only blue, black and white.

Get talking, get learning

WC: 22.11.10

English:  Next week we will continue to write our pantomime scripts.  I’ve noticed that many of you need apostrophe practice, so whilst you are reading please look out for where and when apostrophes are used.

Remember that the best writers are readers, so get reading.

 

Numeracy:  Next week we are going to design and make a game that will help children to develop their understanding of fractions.

Make a list of the fraction knowledge and skills that we could include in the game.  

 

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Next week we are going to be working with colour.

We will be mixing it, to make secondary and tertiary colours and creating shades and tints in preparation for making our masks for the pantomime.

If you have paints at home see how many different colours you can mix using only red, blue and yellow.

We’ve only just begun…

Year 5 have started to script their pantomimes. Have a look at our initial attempts. If this is just the beginning imagine how good they will be by the end!

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Get talking, get learning 15.11.10

English: Next week we are going to write the script for our pantomime so make sure that you vote, which pantomime you would like to do, on the blog. Also note down 2 problems for the lead character of your chosen pantomime: one small problem and a big problem.
And remember that the best writers are readers, so get reading.

Numeracy: Next week we are going to be market researchers so find out what a market researcher does and think about what we might research.
Also think about what mathematical skills it might be useful to have if you are a market researcher.

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Next week we are still looking at light and shadows and how we see.
Now that we have begun looking at this topic, formulate 5 questions that you would like to find the answers to.