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Welcome back to Term 4! 

?Year 5 Classes are: Edison, Curie and Babbage 

?A reminder that P.E. is on a Monday and children are required to have their full P.E. kit in school with them on this day.

Our topic title is 'Journey to Refuge', and this term we have been learning lots about refugees, the countries that they are escaping from, the journeys that they undertake and their destinations in places of refuge. 

We have been particularly looking at the picture book "The Journey" by Francesca Sanna, and our topic learning has been inspired by the family in this story. 

We have completed a variety of experiments to separate different substances from water, and designed, tested and evaluated our own water filters made from recycled materials. 

We were also lucky enough to have a skype video call with award-winning photo journalist Kate Geraghty, and we asked her lots of questions about the refugees she has met and the different experiences she has had in her role. 

Within English, we have been looking very closely at newspaper articles. We have explored a variety of real newspaper articles about refugees across the world, and have been paying particular attention to the authors' grammatical choices, and how the words we choose to use in our writing can affect the impact that our articles have on the readers. 

We are using all of our own learning to write our own newspaper articles about refugees and their journeys, and we are looking forward to sharing these articles with you at the next Open Classroom event! 

Spelling and Handwriting:  

Each week we are looking at a new spelling pattern in our spelling lessons. We investigate different ways that sounds are spelled, and look for patterns and themes that help us to remember different families of words and their spellings. We practice new spellings in sentences, and test each other to make sure that we have learned them correctly. 

Children are all encouraged to use spellodrome to practice the weekly spelling patterns and also key words for their key stage. Spellodrome can be accessed at home and there is also a mathletics and spellodrome club at lunchtime each day.

In maths, we are revisiting our multiplication and division learning and deepening our understanding through investigating patterns and number. Children will be interpreting remainders and exploring through their noticing skills the patterns within multiplication.

As always, we encourage the children to use Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars to further support their learning. Mathletics is updated weekly with challenges to link to their learning in class. There is also a year group challenge for the class with the most Times Table Rockstars points each week which all children are participating in. Mathletics and TT Rockstars can be accessed at home and there is also a lunchtime club each day. 

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