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wb 2nd July 2018



This week's homework





Listen to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Chapter Twelve - The Mirror of Erised and answer the questions in your homework book (5B on paper as you do not have your homework books). Find the questions in the Youtube description.


Please find above links to the audiobook chapter on youtube!


Please read or listen to the chapters by Monday as we will be reading on in class and you will need to have read these chapters!

The deadline for the written homework is Tuesday.




We will be learning: 



This week's learning:




This half-term our English lessons will be based on our class text, 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'.

This week we will be reading chapters 1 and 2. We will be visualising characters from their descriptions and writing diary entries in role as Harry. We will also be learning about word classes in our SPaG lesson on Friday.




Spelling Bee and Strictly Speaking - Federation Competitions


This week we will be selecting 3 students to represent West Drayton Academy in the Park Federation Spelling Bee on June 21st. Initial rounds will be held on Tuesday, with the top 6 spellers taking part in a second round on Wednesday morning, when three finalists will be selected.


We will also be selecting 3 students to represent the school at the 'Strictly Speaking' pubic speaking competition on June 28th.

We will select a winning team of 3 from each class on Tuesday who will compete against each other on Thursday morning to decide our finalists.


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 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:


- Revising decimals, percentages and fractions

-Consolidating our area and perimeter learning including irregular shapes




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 'Living Things, their Habitats and Animals, including humans.' 

We will be learning about the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. We will also learn about and be able to describe the life cycles of common plants.   We will be able to describe the changes experienced in puberty and know the stages in the growth and development of humans.




Design And Technology


Our topic this term is:



Moving Mythical Beasts


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.


Homework Projects


Design and make a Harry Potter themed board game!


Include some element of chance and a Harry Potter theme!



If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask


Miss Pugh                                                         Mr Forster

Overview 2017-2108

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