P5M – What we have been learning this week 11.09.20

Primary 5M have had a great week this week learning about lots of different things:


This week has been a big week for P5M for literacy. We started off the week practising using connectives in our sentences. To do this we enjoyed creating silly class rules using a range of connectives (such as; after, before, while and instead of) in small groups. The class rules included things like; you must shout ‘bingo’ instead of saying good morning to the teacher.

As well as practising our class spelling words, we also sat a ‘Single Word Spelling Test’ as a class. Similarly, P5M completed their ‘Big Writing’ assessment. We enjoyed doing this as it was an opportunity for us to write an imaginative story of our choice, using all the skills we have been developing over the past few weeks. To help us concentrate during this, we enjoyed having relaxing music on in the background.

P5M received their reading books this week which have been sent home. Our reading days will be on a Wednesday, therefore please see the ‘My Progress’ sheet given out with the books for the required reading pages. Please sign this progress report once the pages have been read and feel free to leave any comments in this box for me to see.

We continued our class novel ‘The Creakers’ and have all been laughing along with the kids of Wiffington Town trying to make do with no adults around.  

Things to do at home –

See the progress record for this week’s reading pages. Try summarising the main events of what you read to someone at home

Keep spotting connectives in any reading you do – this can be personal, or the reading book given

Please see spelling document posted on Monday

Maths and Numeracy

This week we have been learning about 3D objects. We have been learning to name different 3D objects and are describing their properties by saying how many edges, vertices and faces they have.

Following on from last week’s work on understanding the value of digits in numbers up to 10,000, we have continued working on rounding numbers to the nearest 10. We really challenged ourselves this week in maths by progressing on to rounding up to the nearest 100 and 1000. We did this through class discussion and whole class activities as well as written challenges.

Things to do at home –

Try to spot 3d objects around your house – name them and describe them to someone at home


Practice counting in 6’s to help with your 6 times table

Have a go rounding any numbers you come across (page numbers, door numbers, scales etc.) to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.

Other curricular areas

  • P5M started our ‘Free the Forest’ topic this week. We began by carrying out research in small groups about what global warming is. We then created fact files with all the information we found.
  • In our outdoor learning time we carried out a scavenger hunt based around our 5 senses, finding objects that has different surfaces and made different sounds etc.
  • This week we had fun in P.E playing games to improve our fitness levels, including eye-spy the P.E version. This involved pupils playing eye-spy in groups and if their guess/question was wrong, they performed a given exercise.

We also started to put together our Learning Stories this week. We identified our class targets and individual targets for Maths and Numeracy, Literacy and Health and Wellbeing. Please find this in your child’s bag today and return it to school next Friday.

P5M’s P.E days will be on a Monday and Wednesday. Please come ready for P.E in the morning.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Mangan