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Year 5

Weekly Update of w/e 15th June 2018

The children have had a good week and have really enjoyed looking at the story of Varmints. They explored the deeper message behind the story, which tied in brilliantly with our Green Day on Friday (being mindful of our environment). In maths, the children worked hard on converting measures and have applied their understanding to real life contexts. Lastly, the children really enjoyed green day and produced some brilliantly crafted sculptures.

Next week ….


Next week, we will be writing descriptively. We will be retelling the story of Varmints – extending on the original. The children will focus on using ambitious vocabulary and figurative language to bring the story to life.


Next week, we will be looking at solving problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages. The children will revisit work we have previously looked at, and use their understanding in a more investigative context.

Topic and Science

In Topic we will be exploring primary and secondary historical sources that tell us about the Spanish Armada. We will also examine the symbolism of Elizabeth 1’s portrait in preparation for painting our own portraits.

In science, the children will start a new unit on ‘animals, including humans’ – we will begin by looking at the different stages of human growth, before specifically learning about the changes children go through during puberty. This will link to the sex education will be doing in PSHE towards the end of the week.


It would be useful for children to think back to our work on fractions decimals and percentages. Can they remember which fractions and percentages are equivalent to 0.5, 0.25 0.75 and 0.1?


Maths –  My maths on scale drawings

English Workbook – Thinking and Writing task T9 on page 69 – create a mood poem based on an emotion.

Reading – Children must read to an adult three times each week in order to move up the reading ladder.

Spellings – The word walls will go home on Monday night and children must complete their four sentences ready to be bought back in on the Tuesday. These must be completed in order for the children to complete related activities throughout the week.

Birch: Monday and Thursday

Cedar: Monday and Thursday

Hazel: Tuesday and Monday



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