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Year 5 Week Ahead Information

10 March 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 5

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Thank you for supporting our students to wear their school uniform with pride. Please can you help us to ensure that our students wear the correct uniform, in particular black, leather shoes and not trainers. Students should also wear an appropriate school jumper or cardigan over their polo shirt if they wish to wear an extra layer. We will be having school photos shortly and children must be in the correct school uniform.


Upcoming Dates

Wednesday 15th March - 9.00am to 9.45am - Primary Workshop; The Hive; How to approach the topic of sex and relationship education at home, and what we cover in the Primary school

Wednesday 15th March  - 9.45am to 10.30am - Early Years workshop; Sports Hall A; Maths through play and creative learning

Thursday 16th March – Sarah Brennan, author visit

Week beginning 20th March - Shakespeare Week and School Photos

Friday 24th March – Shakespeare Dress-Up Day

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

Tuesday 28th March – Author Neil Griffiths visiting NAIS Pudong for sessions with each Year Group

Friday 31st March – Last day of term


Stars of the Week

5A – Yoshitaka - excellent enquiry skills in topic

5B – Lutz – for a much improved approach to his work; with good focus and attitude



In English next week we will look at non-fiction texts, specifically linked to travel and tourism. We will look at advertisements selling holiday destinations, and focus specifically on the type of language used; the layout of the advertisements and use of punctuation. We will compare the effectiveness of different advertisements, considering which we feel are most effective.

Spelling: Words containing the letter string ‘ible’ and ‘able’



Next week we will be using our calculation skills to enable us to understand space. We will by calculating the area and perimeter of a variety of shapes and real life objects. We will be recalling our knowledge of units of measure and then converting between them during real life problems. As always we will be asking the children to explain their thinking and how they have answered the questions.



This week we starting a new topic called – ‘The Holiday Show’. This topic is all about the biggest industry in the world – Tourism and it enables the children to ask many questions such as – what is a responsible tourist? We will start the week, with our Entry Point where the children have prepared a presentation on their parent’s country. Towards the end of week we will be looking at the kind of holidays people choose to go on.