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14th May 2018

This week's homework



Making inferences activity (2 texts, 3 sheets).


Parent Guidance:

In class we have been learning how to make inferences - in other words, how to read between the lines.

The children have learned the following formula:

TC + BK = I

(Text Clue + Background Knowledge = Inference)

Children should combine clues from the text with what they know about the world to make an inference.

For example: 

Eric received lots of presents on the 11th of May!

I infer that it was Eric's birthday on 11th May (I) because in the text it says he received lots of presents (TC) and I know that people usually receive presents on their birthday (BK)



Complete the 5 assigned activities on Mathletics which follow on from our learning this week on decimal numbers.




This week's learning:




This half-term our English lessons will be based on our class text, 'Clockwork' by Philip Pullman.

This week the children will be writing a newspaper report based on the unveiling of the town clock!

The children will also be learning about how to include subordinating conjunctions in their writing.


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Reading Strategies


We will be continuing to use our 'Super 8' strategies to help children to understand what they are reading:


Ask Questions

Make Connections


Determine Importance

Make Predictions


Make Inferences



At the moment we are concentrating on making inferences.

We are using our background knowledge and clues from the text to infer what the author means. 


This week we will begin learning about our final reading strategy: synthesising.

We will learn to monitor how, as readers, our thinking changes while we are reading.






This week in maths we will be:


- Rading, writing, ordering and comparing 3-place decimals;

- Multiplying and dividing 3-place decimals by 10, 100 and 1000;

- Rounding 3-place decimals to the nearest tenth and whole number;

- understanding and using negative numbers in the context of temperature.




We will also be practising our tables to x12.


If your child does not know their times tables, please practice these at home with them.

It is imperative that all children learn these as without this knowledge they cannot access the Year 5 Curriculum.






This half term our Science topic is 'Properties and changes of materials.' 

We will be comparing everyday materials on the basis of their materials. We will also be learning about solids, liquids and gases and how we might separate materials using filtering, sieving and evaporating.






Our topic this term is:



Vikings and Anglo Saxons




PE / Swimming:


Please bring PE kits for Tuesday.

PE: Black plimpsolls, black shorts and white t-shirts.




We are  swimming this  half-term.


Boys: Tight-fitting shorts, towel, swimming hat.

Girls: One-piece swimming costume (no bikinis), towel, swimming hat.

You may also bring a pair of goggles if you wish.



Maths and English homework is given out on a Friday and returned the following Tuesday


Daily reading

All of the children are expected to read every day and to write their own comment on their reading record books which must be brought in every day.

Homework Projects


Design and make a Viking Longboat!


Your child should have brought home an assignment on Friday for their homework project.


Children should include a sketch or design of their model as well as some instructions as to how to make their model.

If you've any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with Miss Brunswick!

Year 5 Planet Booklet

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