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Year 5 Week Ahead Information

03 June 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 5.

  • Assembly, tourism and Maths in Year 5

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We are very excited about the Summer Fun Day on Saturday. Please find details about this event below.

Summer Fun Day - Saturday 4th June; 11.00am – 3.00pm

Year 5 Holiday Show Presentations – Tuesday 7th June; 8.50am to 9.25am – 5C (Ms Preston) and 5D (Mr McGuigan); 9.40am to 10.15am – 5A (Mr Johnson) and 5B (Miss Lawrence)

End of Year Primary Coffee Morning - Wednesday 8th June; 9.00am – 10.00am

School Holiday – Thursday 9th June

CCAs finish for Term 3 – Friday 10th June

Horrible Histories performances – Wednesday 15th June; 1.30pm and 6.00pm and Thursday 16th June; 6pm

Primary Year in Review Assembly – Wednesday 22nd June; 9.00am to 10.30am

Primary End of Year Parties – Wednesday 22nd June; afternoon

Last day of school – Friday 24th June; midday finish

Stars of the Week

5A - Bahia for excellent problem solving skills in Maths

5A -The whole of 5A for their fantastic assembly

5B - Conlan for his brilliant homework on a Star Wars Theme Park

5B - Nurjenna for trying really hard in her English writing to include the skills we have been learning this year

5C- Lear for continued effort improving her presentation and responding to teacher feedback

5D - Branson for showing respect while working collaboratively with others


In English, we will be reading the first part of Roald Dahl’s autobiography – ‘Going Solo’. At the start of the week, the children will be investigating the author’s use of figurative language and the impact this has on the reader. The children will then create a character description of a character from the text. They will be making inferences about the character they have chosen. Later on in the week, the children will be comparing the differences between autobiography and biography. At the end of the week, the children will be acting out a scene from the text and getting into the role of a chosen character.


This week in Maths, we will be teaching different objectives in each set so we can focus on what our sets need.

Mr McGuigan’s set will be reinforcing their understanding of division using a formal written method followed by problem solving using their understanding of multiplication facts. Adding and subtracting whole numbers, particularly adding 3 amounts, will be a focus, as well as solving word problems.

Ms Preston’s set will be returning to work on area, surface area and volume next week, including finding areas of circles. They will also be linking their understanding of perimeter and area to an introduction to algebra, understanding the use of letters as variables, and collecting like terms in order to solve problems related to shape.

In Mr Johnson's set the children will be focusing on written methods for division and writing remainders as decimals. They will solve problems involving converting metric units of measure for length, capacity and mass.

Ms Lawrence’s set 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 looking at conversions between units of measure, stretching ourselves into Mastering by using picograms, nanometres,  and other less frequently used units.


In Topic next week, we will be editing and finalising our tourist video guides, before hosting our film screening on Tuesday. As Geographers, we will then continue to look at the impact global tourism has on local communities and ecosystems, further understanding the role of ecotourism. We will write articles as National Geographic journalists, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of ecotourism in various popular locations. Finally, we will begin to look at the impact of natural disasters on tourism and, as historians, finding out the ways that countries and communities have recovered from such events in the past.