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Year 5 Week Ahead Information

14 October 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 5

  • The first week back in Year 5

Information and Reminders

Academic Review Evenings are next week, on Monday 17th and Wednesday 19th October. The booking system is now open, so please make your appointments using the system. If there are any problems, please contact Mr. Johnson or Ms. Preston for assistance.

Children are now able to wear their winter uniform as the weather has become colder. We would like all students to be in their winter uniforms by Monday 7th November. If you need any additional uniform items, they are available now in our uniform shop.

On P.E. days your child should arrive at school wearing their school uniform, then change into P.E. clothes, then change back into school uniform.

As we begin our exciting adventure into the world of iPads, please bear with us through any teething problems students may be having. Any issues related to Apple or an Apple ID do need to be resolved at home, as we do not have access to this in school. Furthermore, students now have access to a wide range of passwords and codes – lockers, iPads, school internet, Apple ID, etc. Where we have set these up in school, we will keep a record of what these are, but it is advisable to make note of all passcodes your child may have and keep them in a safe place. Similarly, if you or your child changes their password for the school login system/CHQ, please also let them know and record this. The recommended list of apps to download was sent out with the Home-School iPad agreement; please make sure that these have been downloaded in order to best support learning in the classroom.


Upcoming dates

Primary Academic Review – Monday 17th October and Wednesday 19th October 

​No CCAs - Monday 31st October – Friday 4th November

Primary Workshop and Coffee Morning - Wednesday 2nd November

School Closed- Friday 11th November – Monday 14th November inclusive


Stars of the Week

Star of the Week in 5A is Skye Shen for showing an enthusiastic approach to learning.

Star of the Week in 5B is Max Bolton, for putting an incredible amount of time and effort into his homework, designing a game linked to Living Things.



As we begin our final week of work on Existing, Endangered, Extinct we will be reading ‘Life in the Ocean’, a semi-fictionalised biography of oceanographer Sylvia Earle. We will be considering what it would be like to spend 7000 hours under the sea, and building on our descriptive language in describing her as a character. We will look at how describing action or behaviour can best give insight into a personality type, and will explore how we can use adjectives, verbs and adverbs to help us to do this. Rather than reading the book as a whole class, we will be segmenting it up, summarizing it in creative forms, and presenting it back to the class. This might be in the form of a news interview, a time line, or a factual report!



Next week in Mathematics, we will continue our two-week project on Number and the Number System, where we will be finding out about number types and number properties. This will involve work on factors, multiples, squares, primes and cubes.  We will be finding out what these are, carrying out investigations linked to number, and sorting numbers according to their features and properties. We will be developing our investigative skills in Ms. Preston’s set, and making comparisons between number types. In Mr. Scrymgeour’s set, we will be continuing our work on the relationship between multiples and factors, and Mr. Johnson’s set will be sorting number types.



Next week we will complete our unit on Living Things, and will be carrying out the design and technology aspects of this topic. We will be designing and making our own animal models using craft materials. We will select tools and materials to suit our design purpose, and will develop our planning and evaluative skills accordingly. This will be the end of our work on Living Things. Watch this space for more information on our next topic, The Great, The Bold and the Brave, which has a historical focus to it.