Year 5 French - Making Connections
Year 5 have extended their French writing this term to include descriptions of languages they and their family speak. This is quite tricky in French as writers need to be aware of the gender of the person they mention and adjust the adjective accordingly. Later we connected our French language learning with our English grammar learning to analyse nouns, pronouns and verbs. Well done Year 5!
Year 5 Computing
We are learning to communicate using technology.
Year 5 have been challenged this term, learning how to use new technology to communicate remotely. Initially, this learning presented a challenge but with a lot of effort we have all become experts at understanding how Office 365 works. Now we can use this technology to communicate but additionally to save paper by not printing worksheets and homework. Additionally, we have begun to develop our basic skills in making vectors. We will bring these skills into our initial topic of Spring term.
Mindfulness and PSHE
Year 5 have written about what they wear when they play their favorite sports. There is quite a challenge in describing things in French as unlike English there can be four spellings of each adjective. Year 5 are grasping securely the concept of gender of nouns and number of nouns and are becoming conscious of carefully considering the correct adjective. Amazingly, despite knowing rules to cope with adjectival agreement, there are some adjectives which do not follow a rule. One or two children have used these - invariable - adjectives in their learning. Well done year 5. Bon Effort!
Les Jours de la Semaine
Year 5 are trying to use song to hook vocabulary into our long term memory. We think it is working. If you hear someone singing this song in your house this weekend, ask them to explain!