Year 5

Update for Week beginning 20.01.20

What a fantastic first two weeks we have had! We have had three human and one dog visitor this week! We have been taken on a journey into space and back again by the fantastic Mr Nimmo. We have been challenged by Mr Brown to decide with our heads or our hearts how we feel about the early launches of animals into space. We have also looked at who we think God is with Mr Jewell.

English, Maths and other curriculum information:

This week in English we will be planning and writing our own newspaper articles.

In maths, we will be looking at written methods for long multiplication and square and cube numbers. We will also be continuing our challenge of planning a party for Miss Martin and planning a holiday for Mr Thomas using a budget and trying to get the best range of snacks and the best activities to do on holiday, whilst not over spending.

General Information:

We will be gathering for a stargazing night on the 4th February at King’s Park to see if we can spot any famous star constellations. The 11th February will be our back up date if it too cloudy on the 4th. There will be letters going out with information closer to the time.

PE – Our hall session is on a Friday and our games session is on Wednesdays and Tuesdays alternating.

Please could you check your children’s cardigans, jumpers and coats that it is theirs and they haven’t picked up another child’s by mistake.


The topic overview for this new topic will be on the website on the Year 5 web page and letters will go out to all children. Please ask a member of the team if you cannot find this or do not receive it.

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

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

MyMaths should be completed during each half term and we encourage the children to complete one MyMaths activity per week linking to the learning we have book looking at that week. We ask that they have a go at any MyMaths activity linking to this weeks topic:

MyMaths homework has now been updated and our most recent learning to complete an activity on is:

  • Money
  • Reflection and Translation

Our previous learning:

  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Prime numbers and factors
  • Angles
  • Fractions and Decimals

Our library day is Tuesday, where children will be able to change their books.

As always, thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards,

Miss Martin & Mr Thomas

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