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Year 5

Weekly Update of w/e 15th September 2017

The children have worked hard this week, and are now settled into their Year Five routines. They understand the high expectations and all children are demonstrating positive attitudes to learning, endeavouring to meet these high standards. During English, the children enjoyed using drama strategies to explore poetry before writing their own versions of ‘If I had wings’ by Pie Corbett. In maths, children have shown that they can use Roman numerals successfully as well as using negative numbers to solve problems. Children have continued to work on their Ancient Greek pot designs and we look forward to seeing the final piece.

Next Week ….


Next week, in English, we will be looking at the beautifully illustrated book entitled My Wilderness: An Alaskan Adventure by Claudia McGehee. The first week on this unit will involve the children finding clues in the pictures to predict the story and immersing themselves in the rich vocabulary.


Next week, in maths, we will be exploring decimal numbers and multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.

Science and Topic

In Science, we will continue our work on forces. The children will be learning about balanced and unbalanced forces.
In Topic, we will look at the country of Greece and how the terrain, location and climate had an influence on the civilisation that developed there in Ancient times.

Homework (to be handed in on Wednesday)

Maths – Children will complete homework on Times Table Rockstars.
English – Red Book – EX4 a/b/c on pages 25 and 26.
Reading – Children must read to an adult three times each week in order to move up the reading ladder.
Spellings – This week the children have completed a spelling assessment. This will be used to ensure that your child is provided with an appropriate level of spelling homework. This will begin next week, when the children will bring home their folder for the first time on Monday 18th September.

Note: The children have been sent home a key words list. These are the spellings taken from the national curriculum that the children must know in year 5 and 6. As much as possible please keep testing your child on these words and display them where possible. Thank you!


Birch: Wednesday and Thursday
Cedar: Wednesday and Thursday
Hazel: Tuesday and Wednesday


Please ensure your child has their PE kit with them all week.


As always, please read with your child as much as possible – it really does benefit both their reading and writing.


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