Year 5

Update for Week beginning 19.11.18

This week the children thoroughly enjoyed the trip to the Tank Museum. The children’s behaviour, attitude and respect for the war artifacts and memorabilia was excellent and we were so proud of them. We hope they picked up lots of interesting information about the tanks and about the different wars. You can find out more on our website post about the trip.

English and Maths information:

In English, we will be using our first hand experience in the trenches to help us write letters home to our families. We will tap into the emotions we felt when we walked through the realistic trenches during our trip and convey them in our writing.

In guided reading, we are still continuing with our year group text ‘A Soldiers Friend’.  The children have been excellent at participating in our whole class reading and answering comprehension questions related to the text.

In Maths, we are going to be looking at fractions. We will be moving on to finding the LCM (lowest common multiple) to be able to compare and order fractions with different denominators and writing fractions as decimals.

Other curriculum news:

In Topic, we will be moving onto looking at Walter Tull and what life was like in the trenches. We are hoping that after our recent trip to the Tank Museum the children will be pros!

General Information:

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

Please ensure that suitable kit, including tracksuit bottoms, is in school so that we can all participate fully.

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 homework is set for the children to complete. Please choose an activity that links to our maths learning this week.

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.

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.


Mrs Dobson & Miss Martin

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