P5M – What we have been learning this week – 16.10.20


Happy Friday!

We have had a great week this week…


In Spelling, we focused on our rule ‘ly’. We know that this is a suffix and usually appears in adverbs, for example, slowly, quickly and silently. We are trying to remember that an adverb describes the verb. Please see our spelling words and activities to do at home from our post on Wednesday.

In Reading, we were learning how to take notes. We know we should try to find the key information and then write this in our words but not in sentences. We showed our notes through bullet points and mindmaps. Some of us then tried to create a factfile using our notes. We also were thinking about the context of a passage and using this to find missing words. We had to ensure we understood the text before choosing a word.

In Writing, this week we have been further developing our descriptive writing skills. We practised using a variety of descriptive words to help us and we worked on ‘characterisation’. We focused on thinking about good descriptive words and phrases to help create a clear picture of our chosen character from a book.

Activities to do at home:

  • Try to take notes on whilst watching something at home(for example, Newsround or even a documentary)
  • See our spelling document
  • See the progress record for this week’s reading pages. Try summarising the main events of what you read to someone at home, focusing on key events
  • Think about how the characters are described in your reading books (school or personal). Can you picture them in your head? What good wow words and phrases did the author use to describe them?

Maths and Numeracy

This week we have been consolidating our learning on 3D objects. We did well at remembering the names and properties of different 3D objects. We know we should describe them using language such as vertices (corners), faces and edges. Ask us what they mean if you don’t know!

In Numeracy we have been focusing on using a chimney for subtraction up to 3-digits. This week we introduced exchanging. We have been practising this all throughout the week and will continue to work on this next week.

Activities to do at home:

  • Create a poster showing your learning about 3D objects


Practise subtracting one number from another both in your head and using the chimney sum strategy

Other areas of the curriculum

French – We were learning how to count (up to 30) in French. We enjoyed playing a game to practise our counting.

In our Free the Forest topic this week we have been discussing the resources that humans use from the rainforest. For example, wood for benches, tables, doors, medicine and palm oil for chocolate, shampoo and bodywash. We discussed the impact that this is having on orangutans

We hope you have a super holiday and look forward to seeing the children back on Tuesday 27th October.

Miss Martin and Miss Mangan