# Measuring Up!

In Maths this week we were party planners and had to test out recipes, challenges and games.

We have been estimating, measuring and converting using metric measures such as: centimetres, metres, millilitres, litres, kilograms and grams.

The activities were: making ginger cookies, making our own who wants to be a millionaire power point for converting mass or capacity, making cocktails, completing challenges and playing marbles.

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# Get talking, get learning

WC: 13.12.10

English:  Next week we will be performing our Pantomime to other classes if we are ready, so please learn your parts at home and assemble any costumes and props that you may need. Please clearly label anything that you bring to school for your performance.

Numeracy:  Next week we are going to make Christmas boxes for the cookies that we made this week. Please explore the nets of cardboard boxes by carefully opening them out. Please bring examples to school on Monday.

Also log onto Sam Learning to find out what super, special maths work is waiting there for you to complete.

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Next week we will be finishing, evaluating and using our masks for the pantomime. Please bring in any extra resources that you would like to use on your mask.

Look on the Y5 blog to find lots of links to helpful and exciting websites.

# Winter Wonderland

On Friday 17th December 2010 Key Stage 2  will be attending St Mary’s Church for their  Christmas Concert. Year 5 will be performing the song ‘Winter Wonderland’. Please listen and practise at  home.

# Get talking, get learning

WC: 6.12.10

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 go to Sam Learning to complete the work set on instructions.

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 become party planners and as planners we will need to measure length, mass and liquids.

Make a list of everything that you know about measures.

Also log onto Sam Learning to find out what super, special maths work is waiting there for you to complete.

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# Big Talk

Big Talk

3rd December 2010

Tomorrow in Writer’s Workshop you are going to write a story entitled, ‘The Lost Instructions’

Consider:

• what the instructions were for
• who lost them
• wow they were lost
• what the consequences are
• how the problem is resolved

Talk about how you could use:

• VCOP
• SOAP
• WOW words to use
• 2 A sentences
• How to use ! and …

# 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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# Bright start

This morning our bright start activity was to create a snowman using our bags of stuff (everyday classroom items).

Here are some of our creations.

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# Percentages Webquest

Are you up for a challenge?

Do you want to be totally prepared for Maths next week?

Do you enjoy using the internet to discover new things?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, click on the link below and have a go at the webquest. Please let me know how you get on.

http://www.mathgoodies.com/Webquests/Percent_Daily_Life/

# Children in Need

We created a small change Pudsey and went on a Pudsey treasure hunt to raise money for Children in Need.

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