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Year 5 Week Ahead Information

17 February 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 5

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  • Thank you to everyone who attended the Maths Calculation workshop earlier this week. We hope you found it useful. Please let us know if there are any other workshops you would like us to host in the future.
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Upcoming Dates

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 - Laura Sedano – for showing tremendous enthusiasm towards her work

5B – Brandon Ma – for settling quickly into his new class and school



In English next week we will continue to read ‘Pig-Heart Boy’ by Malorie Blackman. We have just discovered that Cameron has the chance to have a transplant using the heart of a pig. What will this entail? Will he go ahead? What could be the possible repercussions? As we find out what choice Cameron makes, we will discuss the pros and cons of going ahead with the transplant, as well as the ethical issues that this could raise. The students will prepare and plan a debate on these.

Spelling: Converting nouns and adjectives to verbs using the suffixes –ate, -ise and –ify



In maths we are going to develop our skills in estimating, measuring and drawing angles.  By the end of the week we will want the children to be confident using a protractor to both measure and draw angles. We will also want the children to have a understanding of the terms acute, obtuse and reflex when talking about angles. This will mean they have all the necessary skills to investigating angles in more depth during the following weeks.



In topic next week, the children will be looking at the functions of the bones in the human body and we can keep muscles and bones healthy. We will be exploring the functions of the heart and how it operates. Towards the end of the week, we will turn our attention to the lungs; looking at the function of the lungs and carrying out scientific investigations.