24th September, 2021






We have had a very busy week in Year 5.

The children greatly enjoyed going swimming for the first time with the school on Wednesday. They swam with confidence and the instructors were very complimentary about them.  Today, we joined the rest of the school in the main hall for mass to celebrate the start of this academic year and Fr Shaun, spoke about our Year of Growth.

In Maths this week we have been learning about number lines and how to round very large numbers. In English we finished our work on expanding our vocabulary, this has included writing and performing both poems that all the children learnt to recite and other people’s poems in front of the rest of the class.  Photos of the children performing their poems will be uploaded soon…watch this space!

We have also begun our new unit in English which will be based on biographies.  At the end of the unit the children will be creating their own mini biographies.  We talked about the Jurassic Coast in England and the work of a familiar amateur palaeontologist, Mary Anning.

Again, we have been baking and a group of children prepared and baked Garlic Bread which was handed out this afternoon just before home time!

We are preparing our class garden to plant bulbs and autumn-flowering plants. We would be grateful if you would donate some bulbs and plants for the children to plant next week. Please send them into school on Monday.


The homework for this weekend is:

Spellings:  Silent letters (Part II)

thumb, aisle, gnome, kneel, design, knuckle, knew, wrist, climb, know, knowledge, reign.

Mathletics – please log on to see the activities assigned.  Some children have had some of their previous week’s homework reassigned as they found the tasks last week tricky.  Do encourage your child to work on their own and if they have any problems, I am more than happy to support them one lunchtime at school.

Reading: please read for at least 15 minutes each day.  Log onto Read Theory and complete five exercises.

Research: Over the next two weeks, spend time finding out about a famous historical/religious/explorer and write a biography based on what you have found.

Wishing you and your families a lovely weekend.

Mr Holmes


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