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Year 5 Week Ahead Information

10 February 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 5

  • Our Year 5 Exit Point

Information and Reminders

Thank you to all Year 5 parents who were able to come along to our Exit Point earlier this week. We hope you enjoyed the performance and speaking with the students about the work they had completed.

You should now have received an email inviting you take part in our annual Parent Satisfaction Survey. We would really appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey by following this link:  Thank you.


Upcoming dates

Wednesday 15th February - EY and Primary workshop and coffee morning; 9am to 10.30am – Progression of maths calculations

Wednesday 15th March - EY and Primary workshop and coffee morning; 9am to 10.30am

Week beginning 20th March - Shakespeare Week and School Photos

Week beginning 27th March – ‘Into the Woods’ production – tickets available to purchase now

Friday 31st March – Last day of term


Stars of the Week

5A – Mattia Pittaluga for demonstrating a mature approach to learning

5B – Maximilien Bolton for excellent preparation for the Exit Point



In English, we will begin reading Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman. We will first discuss the author and make predictions about the book using several given clues. Reading through the initial chapters of the book we will then discuss the characters’ behaviours, identifying language in the book to justify our reasons. We will also continue to use skills of inference and deduction to make further predictions. In our writing we will be identifying and using imperative verbs.

Spelling: Our spelling will focus on homophones and words that are often confused



Next week in Maths we are continuing to look at measurement. Through practical opportunities we will continue to use all four operations to solve problems with measure [for example, length, mass, volume, money] using decimal notation, including scaling. Most of the children have a good understanding of measurement so we may challenge them by looking at converting imperial units of measure into metric.



The children have started their new topic ‘Being Human’. At the beginning of the week, the children will be looking at what they know already about the human body. We will then be exploring differences between animals and humans. The children will finish the week by focusing on the brain – investigating statements about neurons.