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Year 5 Week Ahead Information

26 February 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 5.

  • A glimpse of what Year 5 have been learning in their Maths classes this week

Information and Reminders

Tuesday 8th March - Friday 11th March - Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast tickets are on sale – We now only have tickets left for Tuesday night!

Monday 14th March – Book Week dress-up day

Wednesday 23rd March – International Week dress-up day; Parade of Nations

Save the Date! Year 5 Residential - 3rd to 6th May 2016. More information coming very soon.

Year 5 stars of the Week

5A - Seong Woo for setting a good example to other children by lining up sensibly

5B - Alexia for showing adaptability at settling into her new class and school

5C - Ethan for responding to feedback in Guided Reading and English, and for an inquisitive approach to his Maths learning

5D - Louise for showing a resilient attitude during English lessons


Next week in English, we will continue basing our lessons on the novel ‘Pig-Heart Boy’ (Malorie Blackman). Firstly, we will be looking at the author’s use of language and structure. The children will be commenting particularly on phrases and the images these create for the reader.

Next we will look at a newspaper article in the book and discuss the features of writing in this style. This will include understanding bias and looking at positive and negative points of view.  At the end of the week, the children will write their own newspaper article in the style of the author. They will need to decide if they are for or against the pig heart transplant and demonstrate this in their writing.

In reading, we will be looking at summarising parts of texts including paragraphs, pages and chapters.


Next week is the last week of multiplicative reasoning. This week, the children were solving money, length problems and scaling amounts. They reviewed written methods for multiplication and division.

We will be focusing our attention next week on solving problems involving percentages, decimals and fractions. The children will be multiplying and dividing numbers mentally drawing upon known facts. Towards the end of the week, the focus will be on solving problems involving square numbers and cube numbers. We will also review our work on scaling amounts.


Next week, we will conclude our work as technologists by evaluating our very successful summer rolls. We will then write instructions for them.

As scientists we will be learning about the physical and emotional changes that happen to boys and girls during puberty. As part of this, we will be discussing the importance of hygiene. During these sessions the boys and girls will be taught separately; the boys by male teachers and the girls by female teachers.

At the end of the week, we will be preparing our exit point which will demonstrate our learning on the heart and lungs. The children will make presentations to deliver to a class in the primary school.