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wb 4th December 2017


We will be learning: 



For thenext couple of weeks, we will be focusing on poetry and the way that  descriptive language helps us to visualize what the poet is trying to tell us. In addition, we will be focusing on how adverts persuade us to buy their products especially at Christmas! Our class text will continue to be 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C S Lewis.


Reading Strategies

We will be introducing a number of different strategies to help children to understand what they are reading. We began by  focusing on 'Asking Questions' and then moved on to  'Making Connections'. We are now focusing on Visualization as a way to help children to create a picture in their minds whilst they read. To do this, children need to use their 5 senses and then make connections. Some useful questions are:


What do the words or pictures remind you of?

Does this text remind you of another text?

can you connect the text to your own experiences?


As they continue reading,they should also continue to ask questions and make connections



This week we are focusing on:


rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000


We will also be practising our tables to x12



This half term we are studying 'Living Things and their Habitats. We will be looking at different plants and animals and how they adapt to their environment.


Your child should have brought home a plant on Friday. Please encourage them to nurture it and observe how it germinates. They will need to bring it back to school shortly





For the next couple of weeks, we will be focusing on 'Creation Stories'. We will be looking at stories from all the main religious faiths as well as cultural stories from different countries.



PE / Swimming:


Please bring PE kits for Tuesday

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




We will be swimming on Thursday afternoons and all children are expected to attend every lesson. Children can only be excused from swimming if they bring a doctor's note. Please make sure that your child comes prepared to swim with:


Girls: a one piece swimming costume (no bikinis, cut out swimming costumes or costumes with skirts)

           a large towel

           a swimming hat

           a waterproof bag


Boys: tight fitting trunks (no swimming shorts)

           a large towel

           a swimming hat

           a waterproof bag


Your child may also bring:

swimming goggles

deodorant (no aerosols please)


Please be aware that there are no facilities for showering or drying hair. Long hair may be plaited to help keep it from dripping onto clothes.


If you have any questions please talk to either Mrs Walker, Mrs Mitchell or Miss Tuttle


Homework Projects


This half term we will be creating homework projects around the theme of chocolate. The children can chose to do anything they want but it must include elements of research, making and writing. For example they could:

  • make an information poster about the history of chocolate
  • design and make their own chocolate bar
  • research favourite chocolates and produce graphs and conclusions
  • create a new chocolate product complete with a recipe for others to copy

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


Mrs Mitchell                                                             Mr Forster

This week's homework






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


Overview 2017-2108

Y5 Planet Booklet

End of Year Maths Targets - Continent Card