Year 5

Update for Week beginning 20.05.19

Wow! What a fun week Year 5 have had!

In English we progressed onto writing the setting descriptions for our Stone Age film narratives. The children’s range of descriptive language was very impressive and they really managed to paint a vivid picture of their settings. In history we learnt about Skara Brae and Stone Age dwellings; making our own Stone Age teepees and modelling Stone Henge from clay (photos are on the website – please take a look!). During our science days we learnt about lever, gear and pulley mechanisms and the children created models using these mechanisms.

… and let’s not forget an enviable visit to the Vitaility Stadium, where all children had the opportunity to score a goal on a real premier league pitch! Who knows, maybe Eddie Howe was watching!

English and Maths information:

Next week our maths learning will revisit multiplication and division and the children will be expected to apply their understanding to answer mastery questions. We will also touch on shape and missing angle problems. In English we will have a precis lesson and we will begin to write extracts from our Stone Age films.

Other curriculum news:

Every Monday we will be completing a mile run. Often called the ‘Daily Mile’, as we are encouraging moving and healthy living.

We will also continue to have visits from Jason to develop our orienteering skills. Please feel free to encourage the children to discuss what they have learnt about map reading, should any opportunities present themselves!

We are having music sessions next week and continue to focus our RE learning on ‘People of God.’

General Information:

Outdoor PE will be on Tuesday afternoons when we will be going to King’s Park together with Year 6 and Indoor PE will be on a Wednesday.

Please ensure that suitable kit is in school, so that we can all participate fully. It might still be slightly chilly, so having a jumper just in case would be advisable.

We will also be working with Mr Burke on Thursday mornings in an extra PE session. We will be learning tennis for the first two weeks of the term and handball for the remaining weeks. This will be a great opportunity for the children to learn valuable sporting skills and we look forward to working with Mr Burke.

Our library slot is on a Monday afternoon and this will be a chance for the children to spend time in the library and also change their books each week if they choose to.


New MyMaths has been set for this half term. Children should complete activities based on what they have learnt:

  • Measure
  • Fractions

Children should complete any outstanding activities linked to the following topics:

  • Four operations (multiply, divide, add and subtract)

They also have log-ons for Times Table Rockstar – please encourage your child to log on and have a go – even battle against their friends.

The homework project overview and our new topic overview is on the website on the Year 5 web page and letters have also gone out to all children.

The children will have spellings to practise in their home school book. Please work through the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 spellings if there are no specific spellings set for your child.

We would also welcome all parents and carers to join us this Monday afternoon to celebrate the children’s achievements and success throughout our Stone Age to Iron Age project! Please arrive at the school office by 2.15pm, we will look to wrap up by 2.45pm to allow time for the children to get ready to go home.

Kind regards,

Miss Martin & Mr Holland

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