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Year 5 Week Ahead Information

An overview of the week ahead in Year 5

  • Year 5 enjoy a busy week

Information and Reminders

  • We are encouraging Year 5 children to read at home at least 3 times a week. If you read with your child at home, please mark inside their learning journals for their class teachers to see.
  • Homework is sent on Wednesdays and must be returned on Mondays to be marked. Please make sure you encourage your child to complete it on their own and inform us if they found the activity challenging so we can further support them in school. They can sign up for homework club on Thursdays and Fridays which is first come, first served.
  • Don’t forget to check Class Dojo to see how many House Points your child has been collecting and to see posts of what is happening in your child’s class.
  • Please make sure your child brings a water bottle to school.
  • Please note that IGCSE exams are taking place and will be taken in the Primary building. The main staircase in B Block will remain closed and all students and adults should use alternative staircases. Please can we ask parents not to wait in the area outside the Hive, outside Sports Hall B or along the Year 3 classrooms, as we need to ensure silence for our older students. Parents are always welcome to go to Aspretto, our coffee shop, whilst waiting for students. Thank you for your support
  • Don’t forget to make seat reservations for our performances of Porridge. You will find the link on each class’s Class Dojo page.


Upcoming dates

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

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

Monday 19th June – KS2 Sports Day; 10.45am to end of day

Thursday 22nd June – Primary Year in Review Assembly; Sports Hall B; 9.00am and End of Year Class Parties

Friday 23rd June – Last day of School Year; students finish at 12pm


Star of the Week

In 5A, Star of the Week is Bob Embley, for showing a mature attitude to learning.

In 5B, Star of the Week is Abby Dexter, for her fantastic acting and recollection of lines during rehearsals.



In English, the children will read a selection of space related poetry. They will analyse, evaluate and compare these, choosing their favourites and discussing their preferences with their classmates. They will then select poems to learn by heart, and will consider those features of performance that best engage an audience.

Focus: Performing a poem learnt by heart



In Mathematics, we will revise the core skills that we have covered this year. In Mr. Johnson’s group, pupils will be looking at long multiplication and division; in Ms. Preston’s group,  students will be problem solving using a range of skills across various challenges and tasks; in Mr. Scrymgeour’s group, pupils will continue to extend their knowledge of percentages.  



Next week in topic, the children will be researching the great medieval astrologer Galileo Galilei. We will be learning the terms; 'heliocentric' and 'geocentric' and applying them to the solar system. We will recreate the trial of Galileo Galilei and learn about why his life and work were so important for space exploration.