P5M – What we have been learning this week 13.11.20

We have had a busy week and have lots to tell you about:


In reading this week, we focused on taking notes in our own words. To help us with this, we used a passage about Remembrance Day. We highlighted the key pieces of information then created notes to help us to create a fact file about it. We also discussed in our reading groups the different strategies we can use to find the meaning of unknown words, such as; read forward and read back, dictionaries or ask the teacher/parent.

For our writing this week we have been creating and describing our own unique characters. We discussed our favourite characters from books, films etc and what characteristics make them interesting. P5M then loved having the opportunity to create their own characters, thinking of great descriptive phrases and words to describe their appearance, personality and voice.

We spent some time this week reminding ourselves of the punctuation we need in our writing, such as; capital letters, full stops and question marks.

Things to do at home –

See the progress record for this week’s reading pages. Try out the ‘read on, read back’ strategy to uncover the meaning of any unknown words

Keep developing your unique character throughout the week, thinking of more ‘WOW’ words for our writing at the end of the week

Please see spelling document posted on Monday

Maths and Numeracy

In numeracy this week we moved on to multiplication. We spent time reminding ourselves of the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables through various games and activities. We began using a chimney sum to multiply 2 and 3 digit numbers by 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 and will continue this next week.

Things to do at home –


Practise your times tables throughout the week to improve your mental multiplication. Focus on the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10.

Other curricular areas

  • In our Free the Forest topic this week we have been discussing how charities can help global warming and the rainforest. We have been designing our own conservation charities such as; Palm Down to Palm Oil, Pull the Plug on Palm Oil, Illegal Logging Enders and Save the Big Cats
  • We had our NSPCC assembly this week therefore have been discussing different worries we all may be having and the importance of kindness
  • In ICT we were learning how to copy images onto a word document to create a poster for Children in Need

Have a great weekend!

Miss Mangan