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3rd February 2017


In English this week, we have continued with our unit on persuasive writing.  We have applied our skills from our recent topic of playscripts and have produced TV advert scripts and acted them out.  We then evaluated each other against the success criteria.  We have also used our learnt persuasive techniques to write voice overs for holiday videos, focusing on the use of ambitious vocabulary to persuade the audience.


This week in maths, the students have been practising finding the area and perimeter of quadrilaterals and compound shapes. Once secure in these skills, they have been applying them in practical investigations and problems.

Project Work

Building upon the recent trip to the Omni-Theatre and Science Centre, we have been focusing this week on nebulae.  We used various research sources to find out what substances they made of and discovered what they look like when observed via a telescope.  We identified ‘images’ hidden within them and created our own pieces of nebulae artwork, inspired by the artist Lucien Rudaux.


This week, the students learnt the vocabulary (pinyin sequence) E to H and also the grammar point of numbers (ages and time) and measure words (量词). Please refer to the link for the flashcards containing vocabulary words and key grammar structure: https://quizlet.com/_30b5lt


Due to CNY, there was no computing this week.

Physical Education

During the one PE lesson this week, pupils have been focusing on recording times for sprinting during athletics, in particular, the 80m and 200m distances.


This week, Y5 Music continued learning about the instruments of the orchestra. We focused on the woodwind section by listening to the specific timbre and instrumental effects of the flute, oboe, piccolo, bassoon and clarinet.

Design & Technology

This week, the children have begun to understand the benefit of using tools to make their job much easier and more accurate. The tools they are learning to use include pliers, long nose pliers and pincers.



  • Please see the spelling journal for spelling words this week.  Children should learn their spellings for a test and complete one of the spelling activities into their journal.  To be tested on Monday 6th February


  • My iMaths: To be completed by Wednesday 8th February
  • Times tables: Please complete the times tables sheet into your homework book, using a pencil.  To be handed in on Wednesday 8th February


  • Complete the comprehension into the homework book.  Please write in full sentences, using a pen.  To be handed in on Wednesday 8th February
  • Read for at least 20 minutes per day. 


  • Please continue with your UN DAY project work.  Remember to make it BIG, BOLD AND EYE-CATCHING!  To be handed in by Monday 13th February in preparation for UN Day on 17th February, however please send in as soon as it is ready!


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