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Year 5

Weekly Update of w/e 12th January 2018

It’s been a brilliant first full week back with the children settling well into class. Their curiosity has been ignited with our new space topic as we watched some fascinating videos from the NASA website. We then looked at space exploration over time. In English, the children produced some great poetry about mysterious tunnels and in maths we FINALLY finished our division topic much to the joy of all the children and year 5 teachers (YAY – THEY’VE GOT IT).

Next week ….


Next week, we will be writing our own explanation texts based on a film clip called ‘Wings.’ The children will be designing their own flying machines, creating the blue prints and begin to write their explanations.


The children will be starting a new unit on fractions. They will explore equivalent fractions and convert from one to another.

Science and Topic

In Topic we will be learning about what it takes to become an astronaut. We will look at the application letter from the NASA website and write our own replies.

In Science, we will be investigating the order of the planets and their properties. We will be looking at the acronyms to remember the order of planets and then create our own.


We are running a little competition in year five to see which child can find the most fascinating fact about space. Please could the children bring these into school next week and be ready to share them.

Homework (to be handed in on Wednesday)

Maths Children will complete their homework on Times Table Rockstars. Next week’s tables will be the 3s and 4s

English – Red book – P24A, B AND C PAGE.55

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.


Hazel: Tuesday and Monday

Cedar: Monday and Thursday

Birch: Monday and Thursday



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