Once again it has been a really busy time in Year 5 this past fortnight. Below is a quick recap of our learning in class, as well as some questions/ ideas to get you thinking about how you can support your child.
In Writing, students completed the body paragraphs of their persuasive texts using the acronym PEEL (Point, Evidence/ Examples, Elaborate, Link). This technique is used to help structure paragraphs in a way that presents a single clear and focused argument, which links back to the essay topic or thesis statement. Students then moved on to summarising their persuasive text with a concluding statement, ensuring that they included sequence words, their point of view and summary of three arguments. Most students are now applying proofreading and editing skills prior to publishing.
How can you support this at home? Ask your child to share their point of view and three evidence/examples for their persuasive text with you.
We have finished our investigation on ‘Dynamic Dominoes’. Students are saving their creations to play with you at the Student-Led Conferences. Our new investigation is titled ‘Radical Renovations’. This Investigation allows students to demonstrate their creativity using colours, lines and shapes. They will learn about perimeter, area, angles, using scale, flip/slide/turn and revising enlarging properties. Working in the areas of measurement and geometry, students will create their very own bedroom design using geometric elements.
How can you support this at home? Ask your child about how their knowledge of maths operations (e.g. multiplication, calculating areas) is important for home renovators and tradespeople, such as painters.
We have begun our unit on light! The students are learning what light is, where it comes from, how it travels and helps us see. Students can identify the difference between natural and artificial light sources, as well as create ‘ray diagrams’ that show the direction light travels. They have begun to understand that we need light to shine onto an object, which then reflects that light into our eyes for us to see objects.
How can you support this at home? Ask your child what light is and how we can see objects.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Year 5 Team
Aaron Flugge (Head of Year 5), Rose Millington, Diana Toufeili, Mark Wnek
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