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Week beginning 16th March- Monday is non-uniform with a donation for the Combat Stress charity. Please remember to come in your own clothes and bring in your donation. 

 

In Maths this week, we will continue our fractions learning by adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator to begin with and then fractions where the denominators are multiples/factors. 

 

In English this week, we will look at using a variety of sentence structures, using our Rainbow Grammar colours. We will research life in the past or the future and write a recount thinking about a 'Day in the Life of...'

 

In Topic, we will look different animals and compare the different gestation times, thinking about how babies develop in the womb and how different babies of different species are when they are first born.  

Week beginning 9th March- This week is our Residential week. Please make sure that you have returned the consent forms and look out for a few last minute bits of information.

If you are not going on the residential, Mr Newman and Miss Stanley will be teaching the class and please make sure that you have signed and returned the consent form for the competition the children will be taking part in. 

 

On Monday and Tuesday in Y5, we will be... 

 

Looking at comparing fractions where the denominators are multiples 

 

Looking at using a variety of sentence structures within a Big Write

 

Looking at the development of a human fetus and what a human baby can do when they are born

Week beginning 2nd March

 

In Maths, we will be comparing fractions and finding equivalent fractions.

 

In English, we will be punctuating direct and reported speech.

 

In Topic, we will be looking at nocturnal and diurnal animals, their habitats and how they have adapted to live within these conditions. 

 

Week beginning 24th February- Monday 24th is an INSET day. I look forward to seeing all the children returning to school on Tuesday 25th February. 

 

In Maths, we will begin our learning about fractions. 

 

In English, we will be writing poetry about changes over time. 

 

In Topic, we will look at how humans have changed over time and begin our learning about food chains. 

Week beginning 10th February- Our final week this half term. 

 

We have our trip on Monday, please send the children in school uniform, with a packed lunch and some spending money, as there will be a chance to visit the gift shop. 

It is Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, where we will look at how can be and need to be responsible for the things we put online. 

 

In English, we will be writing a recount of our trip, looking at contractions and completing a reading test. 

 

In Maths, we will be solving problems involving multiplication and division and completing an arithmetic test. 

 

In Topic, we will be evaluating our models containing electrical circuits. 

 

Our last day is Friday 14th February, where we will have a non-uniform pizza party for our attendance reward in the afternoon. 

Week beginning 3rd February- This week, we will be taking part in a Justice Workshop on Friday afternoon, so please look out for details of this coming home this week. Please make sure that you have given your consent for our trip to the National Space Centre, which takes place next week. 

 

In Maths, we will be using a formal written method for division and we will be dividing 4 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers. 

 

In English, we will be using subordinating conjunctions to link our sentences and the children can choose what to write about in their report. We will be looking closer at information about the Sun. 

 

In Topic, we will be creating models, using electricity and we will be investigating forces, including air and water resistance. 

Week beginning 27th January

 

In English, we will be writing our own space narratives, using sentences that include fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and relative clauses. 

 

In Maths, we will be using the long division method to divide 4 digit numbers by 1 digit and possibly 2 digit numbers. 

 

In Topic, we will use coding to create a Clicker game. We will also look at how the Moon orbits the Earth and why we only see the dark side of the Moon. 

Week beginning 20th January- This week Squid has gone live, meaning that parents can pay for our Space Centre trip using the app. Thank you in advance. 

 

In English, we will look at describing characters using complex sentence structures. 

 

In Maths, we will be looking at written methods for multiplication of 3 digits by 2 digit numbers. 

 

In Topic, we will be looking at gravity and completing an investigation around this. 

Week beginning 13th January- Please look out this week for the letter regarding our trip to the National Space Centre. 

 

In Maths, we will look at multiples and prime numbers. 

 

In English, we will look at using brackets correctly and write an information leaflet about day and night and the Earth's orbit. 

 

In Topic, we will look at why we have day and night, the order of the planets and begin to compare some of the planets. 

Week beginning 6th January- Welcome back everyone!

 

This week we will be introducing our Stargazers topic. We will look at the different planets and create our own. 

 

In Maths, we will look at factors and common factors. 

 

In English, we will write a diary entry about being launched into space. 

 

In Topic, we will watch clips from the Apollo 13 film and imagine what it would be like to be in space. 

Week beginning 25th November- Please look out for the Christmas play costume list being given out this week. 

 

In Maths, we are adding and subtracting decimal numbers and solving problems involving money.

 

In English, we will be using a range of sentence structures and writing fact-files about specific animals. 

 

In Topic, we are continuing to develop our Egyptian dances. We are also looking at animals and how they are adapted to suit their habitat. We will then compare them to other species of the same animal. 

Week beginning 18th November- we have an exciting week this week too! We are visiting Derby museum on Thursday this week. The children will need a packed lunch (if you have paid for a dinner, then they will receive a packed lunch from the kitchen) and will need to wear school uniform. We will leave school at approximately 9am and be back by the end of the school day. Please return your consent form to the office as soon as possible, if you have not already. Thank you 

 

In English this week, we will be writing the continuation and conclusion of our narratives. 

 

In Maths, we will be using column subtraction to solve subtraction problems. 

 

In Topic, we will be comparing Ancient Egypt to Modern Egypt and Modern Egypt to Modern Britain. 

Week beginning 11th November- What a busy week we have this week! 

 

Monday is Remembrance day, where we will be completing some artwork in memory of those who went to and/or are still at war. 

 

Tuesday is Odd Socks Day in support of Anti-Bullying week. We would love the children to come to school wearing their uniform, but also odd socks, to show that we celebrate the fact that everyone is brilliantly different! 

 

Friday is Children In Need day, where we would like the children to bring in a donation and wear non-uniform. The theme is sporty/comfortable clothes as we will be completing some sporting activities led by Joe Wicks and we will be discussing how people are less fortunate than others and how it is important to help people. 

 

In English, we will be writing an introduction for our next narrative piece. 

 

In Maths, we will be adding using column addition. 

 

In Topic, we will be using maps to locate capital cities around the world and we will begin to compare Ancient Egypt with Modern Egypt and Modern Egypt with Modern England. 

Week beginning 4th November- Welcome back everyone. I hope you have all had a fantastic half-term holiday :-) 

 

In English, we will be writing instructions as to how to mummify a body, using adverbials, expanded noun phrases and brackets. 

 

In Maths, we will look again at negative numbers and then move onto reading and writing Roman Numerals. 

 

In Topic, we will be creating Egyptian dances and will be looking at the mummification process and the weighing of the heart ceremony.

Week beginning - 14th October- We have a very busy week this week. Please join us on Monday for our Harvest Festival at 2pm at Farmilo. Our last day together is Thursday 17th October and then we break up for half term. 

 

In Maths this week, we will be completing and arithmetic test and also looking at negative numbers. 

 

In English, we will be completing a reading test and will be writing poetry. We will also be completing a polished piece this week. 

 

We have our last week with Bible Explorers this week and we also have a local walk on Thursday 17th October, which will last all morning.  

Week beginning- 7-10-19

 

In Maths, we will be ordering numbers with 2 decimal places. 

 

In English, we will be looking at the features of non-chronological reports and writing our own about daily life of the Ancient Egyptians. 

 

In Topic, we will be designing our own jewellery, collars and headpieces.  

Week beginning 30th September

 

In Maths, we will be rounding numbers up to 100,000

 

In English, we will be writing information texts about the River Nile. 

 

In Topic, we will be looking at features of rivers. 

Week beginning 23rd September 

 

In Maths, we will be ordering and comparing numbers up to 1000, 10,000, 100,000 and 1,000,000

 

In English, we will be using relative clauses and our Big Write is a Day in the Life of... anyone from Ancient Egyptian society- the children can decide! 

 

In Topic, we will be completing some observational sketching and we will be looking at the geographical features of Ancient Egypt. 

Week beginning 16th September- Please make sure that you have your PE kit in school on a Monday and a Friday :-)

 

In Maths this week, we will be adding powers of 10, 100 and 1000 which bridge the next 10, 100, 1000, 10000

 

In English, we will be writing our own reports on the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb and deciding whether or not the tomb should have been opened. 

 

In Topic, we will investigate further the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, what was found and why it was so important.  

Week beginning- 9th September- Welcome to the first full week in Y5. 

 

This week...

 

In Maths, we will be reading numbers up to 10,000 in different representations and writing them. 

 

In English, we will read Ra's creation story and will be writing our own, using expanded noun phrases. 

 

In Topic, we will be placing Ancient Egypt on a World History timeline and also placing events from the Egyptian period onto their own timeline. 

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