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Year 5 Week Ahead Information

20 January 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 5

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Information and Reminders

  • Thank you to all parents who attended the Academic Review Evenings. We hope the information provided was useful in helping you to support your child at home and inform you of their next steps;
  • On Thursday 26th January there will be no CCAs, this is to allow students and families to get home safely, as we are aware the traffic could be quite chaotic;
  • We are looking forward to the Chinese New Year Temple Fair on Sunday and hope to see many of you there!
  • Please ensure your child has a warm coat to go outside in the colder weather;
  • We will be hosting our Exit Point in the week after Chinese New Year holidays – we will confirm the date and time on Class Dojo.


Upcoming dates

Sunday 22nd January - Chinese New Year Temple Fair

Monday 23rd – Thursday 26th January – Chinese New Year Celebration Week

Tuesday 24th January – Y5 Kung Fu lesson

Thursday 26th January – Chinese New Year Dress-Up Day

Thursday 26th January – No CCAs today

Friday 27th January – School closed for Chinese New Year holiday

Monday 6th February – First day of school

Wednesday 15th February – Early Years and Primary Coffee Morning, 9am to 10.30am

Week beginning 20th March - Shakespeare week


Stars of the Week

5A - Elkan Yap for being a responsible member of class; he is a great role model for other children

5B – Halyn Kim for doing a wonderful job each day at being responsible for organising the visual timetable in class



In English next week we will begin preparation for our Exit Point which will take place after the Chinese New Year holidays. We will be allocating speaking parts to the children and discussing the skills needed to present information to an audience; including our use of voice and intonation. With the children we will plan how we might perform on stage to ensure we are engaging, but that we also speak with clarity so that our audience understands what we are saying.



This week we have begun to explore the relationships between fractions, decimals and percentages. To ensure deeper understanding of these concepts we will be continuing to look at equivalent fractions; turning fractions into decimals and vice versa; plus understanding the meaning of percentages. During the start of next week’s maths lessons we will also be focusing on the vocabulary used with multiples and factors of numbers.



In topic, the children will be finishing their Roman shields and they will practice Roman military formations. They will then investigate the legacy the Romans have left and why the Roman Empire collapsed. The children will then compare Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome by investigating similarities and differences between these 2 great civilizations. We will also be looking at the influence the Greco-Romano’s have had on the modern world.