Primary 5 News

Welcome to Milepost 2.  

Please check this news page regularly for reminders, updates, news and photos about our learning journey. 

Try using these prompts with your child to find out more about the learning below: 'Tell me...',  'Show me...', 'Talk to me about...'.  




End of Term 1

posted by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated ]

Many thanks for the chocolates and gift voucher for the meal in town.
Something to look forward to in the new year!

A big thanks to all the parents in Primary 5 for your support with the children's learning over the term.

Here are the last Mathletic certificates of the year and a couple of Reading Eggs too!
Well done everyone for a great first term.

In Term 2 we will begin a new IPC unit Active Planet - all about volcanoes and Earthquakes
Have a look at the Learning Letter on the Primary 5 page just under the timetable.

Enjoy your time with family and friends and we will see you back at school next year.

     

Happy Splash!

posted 12 Dec 2017, 21:21 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 12 Dec 2017, 21:21 ]

We did not have a Snow Day today, but we did have our Happy Slash!

Here we are walking to the pool.



    
  



School Production Term 2 Costume Details

posted 11 Dec 2017, 23:29 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 11 Dec 2017, 23:30 ]

The School Production in Term 2 will be "Alice in Wonderland'

The Primary 5 song will be a song for the white rabbit who is always late.

The children will be dressed as forest animals.
Each child may choose from the following list of animals
squirrel, mouse, rabbit, deer or fox

They could wear leggings/tracksuit bottoms and a long sleeved shirt or t-shirt in one solid colour
black, light or dark brown, or grey  

NO PRINTS PLEASE

Each child will make a mask to wear during the art classes in the run-up to the production.

Reading Eggs/Reading Eggspress Certificates

posted 10 Dec 2017, 18:34 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 10 Dec 2017, 18:34 ]

Well done to certificate winners this week.
We don't get many certificates for Reading Eggs or Reading Eggspress so a big well done to these two!

      

Pottery Master Class

posted 10 Dec 2017, 15:20 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 10 Dec 2017, 15:20 ]

Primary 5 pupils enjoyed a trip to City Mall to experience a Pottery Master Class.
Children used their skills and learnt new skills to make a doll out of clay.
We will paint the dolls and school and then send them home this week.



Mathletics Certificates

posted 10 Dec 2017, 15:00 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 10 Dec 2017, 15:00 ]

We have the pictures from last week and this weeks Mathletics certificates to share with you today.
Lots of happy children improving their learning, well done!

  

Week 15 Term 1

posted 10 Dec 2017, 14:52 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 10 Dec 2017, 14:52 ]

In the last week of term, we will be continuing our learning and finishing off our IPC unit with a Reflection week in IPC learning.

In Literacy
We will continue with our focus on Non-Fiction Biography writing

Knowledge
To know that biographies are non-fiction
To know that a biography is a true story of someone's life

Skills
To be able to identify adverbials
To be able to use adverbials in your own writing
To be able to discuss the timeline of Leonardo da Vinci's life
To be able to make a timeline of your own life now and in the future
To be able to write a short autobiography
To be able to use powerful verbs and adverbials in writing


In Maths
We will continue with Multiplication and Divison

We will continue with the 'chunking' method to divide and will move towards a more formal written method of long division

Knowledge
To know how to use the 'chunking' method for division

Skills
To be able to divide 3, 4 and 6 with no remainders
To be able to divide 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers with and without remainders
To be able to use multiplication to check division calculations
To be able to begin to round up or round down after division, depending on context 


Understanding
To understand the relationship between multiplication and division

In IPC this week we will be a Reflection of our learning

There will be a knowledge quiz to see how much children know about the ancient civilisations they have studied

IPC groups will present their learning about ancient civilisations to the class

Through the use of Visible Thing Tools we will find out the pupils understanding of how peoples skills have changed over time



Term 1 Week 14

posted 3 Dec 2017, 15:21 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 3 Dec 2017, 15:37 ]

A busy week this week in Primary 5 as we head towards the end of term 1 for this academic year.

On Wednesday afternoon we have the Swimming Gala over at the Oasis pool from 13.00 - 15.00.
Children should come to school as normal for registration and parents make their way over to the pool.
Children will be allowed to leave with parents after the event, please inform me if you are taking your child so we can keep a check of class numbers on the day.

Wednesday evening is our Open Evening when you are invited to come and have a look at your child's learning.

On Thursday we have a trip to City Mall for a Pottery Masterclass as the Exit Point for our IPC unit Scavengers and Settlers - Survival.

Literacy
We continue with our unit on Biographies

Knowledge
To know that a biography is a text about someone's life
To know that an autobiography is written by the person that it is about

Skills
To be able to read and discuss non-fiction books (autobiographies)
To be able to ask and respond to questions about a text to improve understanding

To be able to identify and use adverbs
To be able to identify fronted adverbials
To begin to use fronted adverbials
To be able to identify and use pronouns

To be able to plan an autobiography

Maths
We continue with Multiplication and Division

Skills
To be able to use the grid method to multiply a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number


To be able to multiply by a multiple of 10

To be able to use the chunking method to divide by 3, 4, 6, 8 with no remainders

Understanding
To understand the inverse operations of multiplication and division

IPC
We will continue with our unit Scavengers and Settlers - Survival
Pupils will continue to prepare their group presentations about ancient civilizations

Skills
To be able to gather information from simple sources





Are you leaving before the end of term?

posted 27 Nov 2017, 18:41 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 27 Nov 2017, 18:41 ]

As we are busy preparing reports and setting up Parent Teacher Interviews for 12/13th December 2017,
please, could you let me know if you will be leaving school before the end of the school term.

Many thanks to those parents who have already done so.

It may be possible to meet before you leave.

Please use the following email address:

primary5@sakhalinschool.net 


Term 1 Week 13

posted 27 Nov 2017, 18:37 by Primary 5 Teacher   [ updated 27 Nov 2017, 18:37 ]

In Literacy, we will look at Non Fiction writing focussing on Biographies

Knowledge 
To know the terms noun, adjective, verb, adverb and pronoun

Skills
To be able to make plural words by adding -es or -s
To be able to use correct verb tenses in writing
To be able to to use conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause
To be able to use fronted adverbials appropriately



Maths: Multiplication and Division

Knowledge
To know that doubling a number you multiply by 2
To know that halving a number you divide by 2
To know 4x, 8x tables


Skills
To be able to double an halve odd numbers
To be able to double and halve 3-digit numbers
To be able to double 3x tables to get 6x tables
To be able to use multiplication skills to find division facts



In IPC: We continue with our unit Scavengers and Settlers

Technology: 
We will complete our evaluations of clay pots

History

Knowledge
To know about the main similarities and differences between the past societies they have studied

Skills
To be able to gather information from simple sources

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