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Year 5 Week Ahead Information

04 November 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 5

  • This week in Year 5

Information and Reminders

  • Don’t forget that school is closed on Friday 11th and Monday 14th November. CCAs will return to normal from this forthcoming Monday.
  • For this week’s homework, Year 5 have sent out the Global Campus Creative Writing Competition. This year’s theme is ‘Fan Fiction’. Please support your child through encouragement and gentle reminders about the redrafting process, before this is due in on November 15th. Good luck to all our entrants!
  • All students are asked to wear winter uniforms beginning Monday 7th November. If you need any additional uniform items, they are available now in our uniform shop.


Upcoming dates

Saturday 5th November – U9 and U11 football at NAIS Pudong – 8am start

Saturday 5th November – Bonfire night – 5pm to 8pm

Wednesday 9th November – Primary workshop and coffee morning – Phonics in Early Years and Infants – 9am to 10.30am

Thursday 10th November- Author visit - Sarah Brennan will be working with students in Years 2 to 5

Friday 11th November and Monday 14th November – School closed due to staff training

Sunday 27th November - Christmas Bazaar 

Friday 2nd December - Christmas Carol Service at the Ritz Carlton


Stars of the Week

Star of the Week in 5A is Bruno Smolcic, for excellent topic work.

Star of the Week in 5B is Chakkarin Steven Manning, for his enthusiasm and resilience in learning tricky new words, suffixes and word meanings during spelling lessons.



Next week in English, we will continue to read ‘Tiger, Tiger’. Focusing on story structure and conflict resolution, we will be continuing to summarise and retell the story. We will also look at picking apart the metaphors and figurative language of the text. In Guided Reading, we will be focusing on retrieving information from non-fiction texts linked to our topic work on Ancient Greece. In spelling, we will be focusing on the ‘fer’ suffix, deciding when the ‘r’ needs to be doubled. If you want to work with your child on this at home, you could use the words and activities found on the following website: Spellzone is a great starting place for online games and activities linked to spelling.



Next week in Mathematics, we will be learning about 3D shape. Focusing primarily on visualizing and constructing shape, we will be identifying shapes, describing shapes using appropriate mathematical terminology and identifying or describing nets of shapes. In Ms. Preston’s group, we will explore patterns in how shapes are names, and explain the difference between prisms and pyramids. Using isometric paper, we will identify pictures of 3D shapes within 2D drawings, and will begin to construct diagrams using isometric paper ourselves. We will even complete some tricky problem solving linked to cubes, cuboids and puzzling faces!



This week, we found out a lot about life in Ancient Greece. We explored the difference between Ancient and Modern Greece, identified geographical features of the landscape, and made suggestions about how this might have affected early civilisations choosing to live there. We have explored primary and secondary sources, and retold the story of The Trojan War. Next week, we will continue to explore the culture and lifestyle of the citizens of Ancient Greece, before finding out about their neighbours, the Persians, and retelling the epic battle legends of the Persian Wars.