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W.B 09.10.17


This week's learning:


We will be learning: 




This week we will be reading our class text 'How to train your dragon' by Cressida Cowell. We will be using the text to create lots of opportunities for writing and performing as well as designing our own dragons!



This week we are focusing on:

  • subtracting 3-digit numbers from 4 and 3-digit numbers using a range of strategies including compact decomposition.



This week we are learning about time zones, day and night and the phases of the moon!




Our learning challenge this half term is 'What did the Ancient Egyptians achieve?' This week we will be looking again at ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife and burial customs, and considering the impact that the ancient Egyptians have had on modern day life.

PE / Swimming:


Please bring PE kits for Tuesday and swimming bags for Thursday.

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

Swimming: Girls: All-in-one swimming costume, swimming hat and towel.

Boys: Tight-fitting trunks, swimming hat and towel. 


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


This half term we will be creating a museum of Egyptian artefacts in out classrooms. The task is:

research the Ancient Egyptians and select an area of interest eg writing, mummies, pyramids

create an artefact to be displayed in our museum eg a model

write a short explanation about the artefact and present the information in an interesting way


Completed projects should be brought to school on Thursday 19th October

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

This week's homework


Issued: Friday 13th October

Due: Tuesday 19th October


English: Bug Club - read 3 whole books and answer all the questions


Maths: ActiveLearn Maths games (accessible via Bug Club login)

             Complete games until you have a score of at least 90%

            Mathletics - 2000 points

Year 5 Planet Booklet

End of Year Maths Targets - Continent Card