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Year 5 Week Ahead Information

21 April 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 5

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Information and Reminders

The Year 5 Residential is fast approaching! Please can you ensure that you have returned all necessary paperwork to your child’s class teacher, and that you and your child are aware of what is required (please see Packing List for more information).

On Tuesday, Year 5 will be visiting The Bund and around to look at tourist attractions in Shanghai. Please ensure your child has returned their permission slip to school, and has water and a hat with them on the day.


Upcoming dates

Saturday 22nd April - Curry and Quiz night- from 6pm

Tuesday 25th April – Year 5 Trip to The Bund

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 Mums; 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

Wednesday 14th June – KS2 Production - Matinee performance 1:30pm

Thursday 15th June – KS2 Production - Evening performance 6:00pm


Stars of the Week

Year 5A – Alessandro Moccia, for being an excellent role model for other students.

Year 5B – Halyn Kim, for always working hard and for being so helpful around the classroom.



In English, the children will continue reading ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again’, exploring prediction and characterisation, as well as looking at the language used to portray these. We will be returning to some of the movie stills to broaden our vocabulary to describe vehicles in motion, as well as using clues from the text in a dramatic context in order to make predictions and inferences. Towards the end of the week, as we approach a key event in the plot, we will be writing newspaper articles, imagining ourselves as eyewitnesses at the scene.

Focus: Make characters inferences, make predictions based on language, imitate an author’s style, and write in a specific genre.



In Mathematics, we will continue looking at Mathematical Movements, with a particular focus on reflections. We will be reflecting shapes on a grid, and will begin to look at reflecting shapes across the four quadrants. We will be describing the reflected shapes in terms of their mirror line, and in Ms. Preston’s set we will do some basic work on naming the line of the equation. We will try different techniques for checking our reflections, such as using mirrors or measuring the distance from the mirror line.

Key vocabulary: reflection, congruent, axis, transformation, equation



In topic, the children will be designing and imagining themselves managers of their own tourist resort. They will then do some research on the history of Xian, and create a tourist brochure for visitors to the historical sites of the city. They will then find out about other famous resorts, and map out a timeline showing their development through history. In Guidance, students will continue to prepare for the residential trip to Suzhou, considering how to look out for one another, behave appropriately, and manage the many emotions such an exciting trip can entail!