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Year 5 Week Ahead Information

22 April 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 5.

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All information regarding the Year 5 residential can be found on the school Moodle page. Log in to Moodle using your child’s school login details. Then click - Primary school, primary parents, 2016 residential trip and residential information evening.

Monday 25th & Wednesday 27th April: Primary Academic Review Evenings, 5pm - 8pm

Tuesday 26th April: Junior Sports Day, 11am to 12.30pm and 1.10pm to 3pm

Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th May: Year 5 Residential

Stars of the Week

5A - Emma Lubrano for excellent performance poetry.

5B – Jamie Howell for putting extra effort into his homework this week and for always being enthusiastic during topic lessons.

5C – Noa Bogunovic for a change in his outlook and attitude towards his learning, and for showing fantastic effort in his homework.

5D – Tiffany for always showing an enquiring attitude in class which has helped her learning in Topic work.


In English, the children will be writing a space story. At the start of the week, we will be gathering initial ideas, considering what a story needs to be exciting, thinking about resolutions and problems. We will then be exploring characters, considering how many characters need to be in a story. The children will also consider the setting of a story using their knowledge of space, which they have acquired in topic so far. Towards the end of the week, the children will be demonstrating their writing skills when they write their story. We will also be focusing on using adverbial phrases for time, place and number. The children will be expected to use dashes, brackets and commas, and relative clauses, such as; who, which, where, when, whose, with and that in their work.


Next week in Maths, the children will be identifying multiples and factors. They will be challenged to identify factors and multiples of numbers below 50 and will understand terminology such as co-prime. During Wednesday's lesson, the children will continue to become more familiar with mathematical vocabulary such as composite and prime numbers. They will be encouraged to explain their understanding to a partner to reinforce the learning that will take place. Towards the end of the week, multiplying 4 digit numbers by 1 and 2 digits will be a focus. Children will use formal written methods such as short, long and grid methods to complete their tasks. Please be aware that Sports Day takes place on Tuesday, so the lesson for that day will be carried over to the following week.


Next week in topic, we will be finishing off our 'Space Explorers' topic and holding our Exit Point. We will be finding out more about how space was considered and discussed in the past, with a focus on the accusation, trial and condemnation of Galileo. We will be imagining how a court would view the evidence put forward that the earth is in fact spherical, and considering external factors that affected people's judgements regarding this, such as religion. As artists, we will also be creating and developing our own space art, based on our understanding of cloud nebulae, using a layering effect to create our own impressions of space.