Merry Christmas!

The Year Five teachers would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas! We hope you all have a lovely break and a very exciting next year in your final year of primary school. You will be fantastic leaders of St Felix! Always remember that you are ALL very special! You can achieve anything you put your mind to!

Christmas

Christmas Wreath by vectorolie / FreeDigitalPhotos.Net

What have you enjoyed this year?

How will you spend Christmas Day? 

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Fractions and Decimals

Fraction: Any part of a group, number or whole. When you divide something into equal pieces, each piece is a fraction of the whole thing.

You can use a fraction wall like this to compare fractions with each other.

 Fractions

Click on the links below to practise your skills.

Fractions

Fractions 2

Fractions 3

Fraction

Watch the YouTube video below. 

When do you or your parents use fractions in every day life?

What did you think about the games above?

Compare fractions using the fraction wall above. 

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Facts and Opinions

Year Five are currently learning about informative texts. Informative texts contain factual information, not opinions.

Take a look at the YouTube clip below which explains the difference between facts and opinions.

The students below did a great job at locating facts about animals and sharing their opinions about them.

Click here, select an animal and leave a comment with facts and opinions about the animal. 

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3D Space

Year Five are currently learning about three-dimensional space. 3D shapes have length, breadth and height. Pyramids and prisms take their name from the shape of their base. Prisms have uniform cross-sections (cuts that are parallel to, and the same size and shape, as the base) whereas pyramids have cross-sections that are not uniform.

3D Shapes

Take a look at two students explaining the pairs of parallel faces on a 3D object below.

3D shapes are all around us in the built and natural environment! Take a look at the YouTube clip below. 

What 3D shapes can you see at home and/or in the classroom? 

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Writing

Writing is an essential and very important life skill. Year Five have been practising their writing skills all year using great books, however Miss Azzopardi and Mrs Elchaar have noticed that most students write simple sentences and do not include compound or complex sentences very often.

Simple sentence: The dog barked.

Compound sentence: The dog barked, the cat meowed and the rabbit chewed. 

Complex sentence: The dog howled loudly although he was well fed. 

You should try to incorporate the following into your writing.

Result

  • So
  • As a result
  • As a consequence
  • Therefore
  • Consequently
  • Due to
  • Thus
  • Hence
  • Because

Emphasis

  • Obviously
  • Generally
  • In fact
  • Especially
  • Importantly
  • Clearly

Contrast / Comparison

  • However
  • Nonetheless
  • Although
  • Even though
  • Despite
  • In contrast to
  • In comparison
  • While
  • Whereas
  • On the other hand
  • Similarly
  • Likewise
  • Compared with
  • Compared to

Adjectives

  • Tough
  • Extremely
  • Malicious
  • Enormous etc

Adverbs

  • Loudly
  • Quickly
  • Slowly
  • Quietly
  • Softly
  • Gracefully
  • Courageously
  • Generously

Figurative Language

  • Simile
    • He was as brave as a lion
  • Metaphor
    • He is a rat.
  • Personification
    • The sun smiled brightly on the children as they were playing on the soft green grass.
  • Onomatopoeia
    • Water plops into the pond.

Leave comments incorporating the examples above in order to improve your writing. 

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Multiplication and Division

Year Five have been learning about Multiplication and Division in Mathematics. Click on the images below to play games to help you strengthen your skills in this area. Leave a comment explaining what you have learnt in class and what games you played.

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The St Felix Primary School Blog

Take a look at the St Felix Primary School blog and leave a quality comment. The student who writes the best quality comment will receive a shine award at the Friday morning assembly each week. In Year Five, we have been writing quality comments all year. Therefore, the Year Five students are able to write quality comments and demonstrate this skill to the students in the rest of the school. St Felix

Why do you think writing quality comments is important?

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