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Year 5 Week Ahead Information

27 May 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 5.

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Information and Reminders

If you have any brochures or leaflets for tourist attractions in Shanghai, please could your child bring them in to school next week.

Please can all children bring a hat to school now it is getting hotter.

This week you will have received an email regarding friendship choices. Please complete and return to school by Monday 30th May; only returning students need to complete the form.

Summer Fun Day - Saturday 4th June; 11:00am - 3:00pm

Juniors Workshop - Wednesday 8th June; 10.30am - 11:30am

School Holiday – Thursday 9th June

CCAs finish for Term 3 – Friday 10th June

Stars of the Week

5A - Cheryl Lee for excellent English work

5B - Dayin for always trying her best in every lesson and producing consistently excellent homework

5C - Bethany Poisson for an all-round positive attitude towards learning, and perseverance in both Maths and English

5D – Chayapol for showing a determined attitude while learning to spell challenging vocabulary


This week in English, the children have been focusing on; relative clauses, adverbials, conjunctions and parenthesis. We will continue to look at these objectives again next week, but will be extending the children’s learning further. We will be using a range of pictures to stimulate ideas for our writing. The children will be selecting different genres to write and then trying to embed the skill we are focusing on. During the week, we will be looking at using relative clauses, adverbials and subordinate clauses at different places in a sentence. In addition, we will be trying to link all these skills together in one piece of writing. Finally, the children will work in pairs to evaluate and edit a piece of their writing. The teacher will then give the children feedback on their writing and their next target to focus on.


Next week in Mathematics, we will be revising those objectives which we have found most challenging. We will be returning to work on timetables, including reading timetables, completing timetables by deducing missing information, and even creating our own timetables in a tricky problem-solving activity. We will also be revisiting telling the time on analogue and digital clocks, moving onto calculating time intervals and exploring time zones. Finally, we will be looking at conversions between metric units of measure, stretching ourselves into Mastering by using pictograms, nanometres,  and other less frequently used units.



In Topic, the children will be learning about Eco-tourism. The children will be looking at irresponsible tourism and researching some case studies and asking questions such as; is elephant trekking ethical? Should I use hiking sticks when trekking through ancient temples?  The children will then imagine that they own a tourist resort in a developing country. They will create a mind map with the title -  'If I owned a tourist resort'. The children will consider questions such as; how can I promote tourism but preserve cultures? How can local people benefit from tourism? Later on in the week, the children will pretend that they are travel journalists. They will write a magazine article for 'National Geographic'; describing a visit to a resort which they have researched. Towards the end of the week, the children will look at the effects natural disasters has on tourism. To finish the week off, the children will be preparing a tourists' video for a city.