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Here at 5C we have had a fabulous week counting down to Christmas! Each day we have had a little surprise leading up to the BIG DAY 4! Day 1 – elf kisses (chocolate buttons made by Mrs Tolley). Day 2 – Reindeer lollipops. Day 3 – bubbles! (We had lots of fun blowing these into Miss Crump’s face outside!) then finally Day 4! Today, on the last day, we came into the classroom and had to hunt around for our little surprise, a neon pencil. We used this to solve a maths riddle which gave us access to our main present. We then sat as a class, listened to Christmas music and opened our gifts – including those off SANTA!

From Miss Crump to the children of Year 5 – thank you for a wonderful last day. Have a fantastic break and see you in 2018! Thank you parents for your support too 🙂

 Have a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and FUN 2018 – from all adults in 5C x

 Welcome back to a new year! I am so excited to have started at Caldmore and already it has been great getting to know the children! They have made a fantastic start which fills me with confidence that we are going to have a successful, positive but most importantly, ENJOYABLE year!

On the classroom door, you will find any important notices and reminders.
Please do not hesitate to come and see me if there are any problems!
Miss Crump 🙂 
   

 Rewards and behaviour…

In 5C, I aim to motivate children through consistent praise! We have different systems in place, some of which encourage ‘healthy competition’ within the classroom! 

1. Good to be Green – a whole school initiative which encourages children to stay on ‘green’ throughout the week. Children will receive a yellow card for poor behaviour and work ethic, they have the chance to earn this back. If poor behaviour continues, a red card is issued and they are sent to Mrs Mitchell. 

2. House points these are given when children demonstrate ‘green’ behaviour (following class rules, being kind, contributing to lessons, doing the best work they can, challenging themselves and striving to be the best they can be!)

3. Table points As well as individual house points, children can earn table points for demonstrating good team work, communication, co-operation, tidiness and support. At the end of each week, the table with the most results will receive a prize as well as a raffle ticket. At the end of each term, I will draw a raffle ticket and the winner will receieve a special prize! 😀 

  

Last week’s Star of the week was: Shaista

Table of the week: None 

Pupils achieving 10/10 on spellings this week: Meherun, Ibrahim, Seher, Semi, Noor, Darntae, Sarah, Hazera, Abdul, Sophie, Shaista, Sumeya, Fizah & Fiza.

 

Improved ARITHMETIC score: Meherun, Ibrahim, Seher, Semi, Liban, Zinar, Darntae, Sarah, Simon, Sophie, Munib, Kayleigh, Sumeya, Fizah & Fiza (improved by 7!).

   

What are we learning in 5C? 

Maths

– Reading and writing numbers up to 1,000,000 – Comparing numbers up to 1,000,000 – Rounding numbers – Addition and subtraction of numbers up to 1,000,000 – Multiplication and division of numbers up to 1,000,000

Literacy

Our next book in Literacy is The Firework Maker’s Daughter. 

What Lila wants to be more than anything else in the world is . . . a Firework-Maker!

But firework-making is not just about being able to make Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes. There is also one special secret: every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend!

Not knowing that she needs special protection to survive the Fire-Fiend’s flames, Lila sets off alone. Her friends, Chulak and Hamlet – the King’s white elephant – race after her. But can they possibly reach her in time?

Creative Curriculum: 

It’s time to suspend your disbelief and open your mind! We’re going on a magical journey to Alchemy Island! Will we find the gold hidden deep in the island’s mysterious landscape? Can we study the map well enough to unravel the riddle in order to start the adventure? We’ve got the map and co-ordinates, so let’s go…  

Take a look below at our FANTASTIC 3D contour models. We learnt that contour lines show us the height of different land! We worked super hard in groups.

 

We will also be studying: 

Science – Reversible and irreversible changes. French – Greetings, numbers and colours. Music – rhythm and composition. ICT –  Coding simple programs and debugging. PE – Swimming and athletics. Geography – Habitats. Art and DT – Clay work. 

 

Why don’t you have a look at some of our previous learning from across the year?