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Year 5 Week Ahead Information

An overview of the week ahead in Year 5

  • Year 5 enjoying their residential

Information and reminders

Please note that IB and 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.

STEAM Day - The theme for the upcoming STEAM day (Thursday 18 May) will be recycling. Please bring in clean, safe recyclable materials (plastic, cardboard, paper) for construction on the day.


Upcoming dates

Wednesday 10th May - Donuts with Dads; The Hub; 8.30am

Friday 12th May – Coffee Morning with Head of Primary and Head of Secondary; Aspretto; 11.00am

Saturday 13th May – Dads and Kids Campout

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

Tuesday 23rd May – Stage and Screen Performance; 6.00pm; Auditorium

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

Wednesday 7th June – Parent Workshop – Transitions: 3rd Culture Kids with Olivia’s Place; 9.30am

Wednesday 7th June – Coffee Morning with Head of Primary and Head of Secondary; Aspretto; 11.00am

Friday 9th June – CCAs finish today

Saturday 10th June - Summer Fun Day

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

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

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



In English, the children will continue reading ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again’, developing their character and setting descriptions in the style of Frank Cottrell Boyce. We will be working on the year 5 objectives, particularly on using modal verbs, relative clauses and describing characters through their behaviour. As we approach the end of the book, we will return to the link with our IPC topic, and debate whether the Tooting family (the book’s protagonists) are in fact good or bad tourists.

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



In Mathematics, we will begin looking at Data Presentation, with a particular focus on line graphs. We will be revising how to read and construct bar charts, before reading and drawing line graphs. We will look at conversion graphs as well as time-distance graphs. Towards the end of the week, we will look at problem solving linked to graph reading, and will pick up on common misconceptions made when handling data.

Key vocabulary: line graph, bar graph, chart, tally, data



In topic, the children will be continuing to design and imagine their own tourist resort. They will create advertisements using Green-Screen technology, allowing them to share images from their resort. They will create brochures and presentations in order to attract visitors to their eco-tourist resort, and will present this in their upcoming Exit Point.