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Year 5 Week Ahead Information

08 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.

If your child is attending the Year 5 residential please make sure you have completed the EV5 form and scanned or photocopied a copy of your child’s passport, visa page and any insurance card or form you have.

Juniors Coffee Morning: Wednesday 13th April, 10:30am - 11:30am

Please don’t forget to complete the re-registration form which was emailed to all families on Friday 25th March. This helps us to begin organising our classes for next year. Even if you are not sure of your intentions yet for next academic year, please do let us know as then we can ensure your school place is held until you can give us final confirmation.

Stars of the Week

5A - Shreya for using persuasive devices in English

5B - Laura for being really enthusiastic during our English lessons this week on space tourism

5B - Conlan for showing adaptability by settling in brilliantly to his new class and school

5C - Lou Anne Senechal for always being polite, helpful and cheerful!

5D - James for showing a mature attitude while communicating with others

Congratulations also to Megan Watson who succeeded as a Runner-up in the Global Campus Creative Writing competition. Megan’s piece of writing will be available to read on the Global Campus website.


This week in English, the children will be finishing their brochures on space tourism. The children will focus on using persuasive techniques such as; rhetorical questions, emotive language, repetition and 3-point lists. They will then evaluate their work to improve it. The children will learn how to utilise organisational devices and they will explore the effect of using questions for headings. Towards the end of the week, the children will be looking at comparisons across texts. They will read reviews from space tourists and decide which are positive, negative and balanced. The children will then write a review focusing on their use of tense.


Next week in Maths, the children will interpret more complex tables including timetables. They will be challenged to answer questions related to this information, indicating the earliest/latest transport stop depending on the selected time given. The children will also complete timetables, deducing what is needed from the available information. To finish off the week, solving problems using information in timetables will be a focus as well as completing a variety of mental oral starters using a range of objectives to reinforce prior learning.


As we continue with our Space Explorers topic, we will be looking in more detail at the moon. We will be asking questions about how we can understand features of satellites and planets that we have not yet travelled to, especially before space flight was possible. This will include looking at how scientists use geology to make informed guesses about planets, moons and asteroids. We will be identifying and classifying different types of rocks. We will also begin asking questions about how the moon developed its craters, and how early scientists theorised about these. This will involve conducting our own asteroid and crater experiment, where we will also return to ensuring that our testing is fair, our results are clearly organised and our evaluation is reflective.