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Welcome to 5B!


12th March 2018


This week's learning:




This half-term our English lessons will be based on our class text, 'The London Eye Mystery' by Siobhan Dowd.

This week the children will be publishing their police report about Salim's disappearance and writing a newspaper article about what happened. 



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







This week we are preparing for next week's assessments by revising several topics:


- Finding the area and perimeter of composite shapes;

- Multiplying and dividing numbers (including decimals) by 10, 100 and 1000;

Identifying lines of symmetry in polygons;

Finding missing angles on a straight line, in a triangle and around a point;

Identifying 3-d shapes from 2-d representations (nets);

Short division (bus-stop method).



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 we will be using and applying our scientific skills and knowledge to create structures in DT. We will also be finding out about how we  see and how our brain processes information.






Our topic this term is:



Can we believe our eyes?


Our topic is based around our class novel.

We will be studying two famous artists, Andy Warhol and M.C. Escher, creating our own work in their style.



PE / Swimming:


Please bring PE kits for Tuesday.

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




We are not 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



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

This week's homework


Issued: Friday 19th January 2018

Due: Tuesday 23rd January 2018



Read chosen book daily

Bug Club - read at least one book and answer the questions online!



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