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Year 5 Week Ahead Information

14 April 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 5

  • Year 5 learning about responsible tourism

Information and reminders

Bookings for the Academic Review Evenings are now open. Please follow the instructions sent via email to make an appointment, if you are experiencing any problems please contact your child’s class teacher.

As the weather is beginning to change, children may start to wear their summer uniform. Please check the school website for information about the correct uniform.  

Information about the Summer Fun Day can be found on the school website. We urgently need your help launching this event! Help us create the poster that will be used in the advertising campaign promoting this event. Please check class dojo for more information.


Upcoming dates

Monday 17th April - CCAs Start

Tuesday 18th April - Early Years and Primary Academic Review Evening 5pm-8pm (including talks on the changes in EY and Primary next year)

Thursday 20th April - Early Years and Primary Academic Review Evening 5pm-8pm (including talks on the changes in EY and Primary next year)

Saturday 22nd April - Curry and Quiz night- more information to follow

Monday 1st May – Labour Day holiday - school closed

Tuesday 2nd May - Friday 5th May - Year 5 Residential

Wednesday 10th May - Donuts with Dads; The Hub; 8.30am followed by E- Safety Parent Workshop 9.00am

Wednesday 17th May – Parent Workshop: STEAM in Early Years and Primary

Thursday 18th May – Saturday 20th May – Primary FOBISIA games

Thursday 18th May – Early Years and Primary STEAM Day

Wednesday 24th May - Muffins with Mum; The Hub; 8.30am followed by HSK Workshop; 9.00am

Friday 26th May – Coffee Morning with Head of Primary and Head of Secondary; Aspretto; 11.00am

Monday 29th May and Tuesday 30th May - School closed            

Saturday 10th June - Summer Fun Day


Stars of the Week

Year 5A – Everlyne Tan, for taking great pride in her presentation.

Year 5B - Brandon Ma, for using questioning effectively to support his learning.



In English, the children will be starting our new chapter book, ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again’, by award winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce. A ‘sequel’ to the classic movie, the book is a travel adventure story, and therefore will allow students to make connections between their ideas on responsible tourism made this week in English, as well as in their wider topic learning. After reading the opening and analysing how the author creates humour, we will imitate the genre by writing our own story starters using similar techniques. We will then be using drama and poetry to further explore the opening chapters.

Focus: Make characters inferences, understand the author’s use of language, imitate an author’s style and explore themes in a text.



In Mathematics, we will be looking at Mathematical Movements, in particular, translations and reflections. We will be translating shapes on a grid, and will begin to look at translating shapes across the four quadrants. We will be describing the translating shapes in terms of up and across, and some students will begin to look at how translations can be written in vector form.

Key vocabulary: translation, reflection, congruent, axis



In topic, the children will be investigating and locating natural disasters that have happened in China. We will then explore a range of global natural disasters and the impact this has had on tourism. We will look at the following: Montserrat Volcanic eruption (1995), Indian Ocean Tsunami (2004), Hurricane Katrina (2005), Icelandic ash cloud - Eyjafjallajokull Volcano (2010), Japan Earthquake (2011) and the UK Somerset floods (2014). Towards the end of the week, we will have a debate about whether or not tourist companies should use places where natural disasters have happened as holiday destinations, and begin to understand how tourism can have positive effects on a country’s economy or the environment.