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Year 5 Week Ahead Information

26 January 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 5

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Information and Reminders

  • We will be hosting our Exit Point to our topic ‘The Great, the Brave and the Bold on Wednesday 8th February, at 1.25pm in the Auditorium. We hope you are able to make it.
  • We wish all of our families a very happy Chinese New Year!


Upcoming dates

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

Monday 6th February – First day of school

Wednesday 8th February – Year 5 Exit Point – 1.25pm, Auditorium

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

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

Week beginning 20th March - Shakespeare week and school photos


Stars of the Week

5A - Mattia Pittaluga - being an excellent role model to other children

5B – Satoki Nakamura - for applying his excellent maths skills to problem solving activities



At the beginning of the week we will finalise preparations for our Exit Point performance which will take place on Wednesday 8th February. The students will rehearse their lines and presentations. As we begin our new topic ‘Being Human’, we will begin reading the book ‘Pig Heart Boy’ by Malorie Blackman. Throughout the next few weeks, the theme of the book will allow us to explore various genres of writing, including, debate, diary entries and story writing.

Spelling: In spelling we will look at silent letters (those whose presence cannot be predicted from the pronunciation of the word)



Next week in Maths we are moving onto measurement. We will be converting between different units of metric measure (for example, kilometre and metre; centimetre and metre; centimetre and millimetre; gram and kilogram; litre and millilitre). Through practical opportunities we will use all four operations to problem solve with measure [for example, length, mass, volume, money] using decimal notation, including scaling. This maths will develop real-life skills and it will be interesting to see their prior knowledge.



In topic, the children are preparing their Exit Point for ‘The Great, the Bold and the Brave’.  As a year group, we have written a play called – ‘What have the Greco-Romano’s ever done for us!’ – we are looking forward to performing this in front of parents.  Towards the end of the week, we will be starting our new topic called – ‘Being Human’. We will begin this topic by asking the questions – ‘What does being human actually mean?’ ‘How are humans different from other mammals?