Friday 19th November, 2021

This week in year 5, the children have worked really hard, and a real focus for that hard work has been the fact that it has been Anti-Bullying week. Following two very engaging lessons this week,  they put together short role-play scenarios using sock puppets and props that they made themselves. They also produced well-considered thoughts about how someone who is bullied might feel, and what action everyone concerned should take to stop the bullying. Following their assembly on Kindness and their anti-bullying workshop last week, the children have clearly taken on board the importance of ‘One Kind Word’ and have shown how important it is for everyone to be accepting, tolerant and respectful of others.


In Maths this week the children continued their work on multiplication and division. At the end of this week we started work on factors and multiples. In English the children are working on a unit at the end of which they will write their own Explorer’s Guide to a part of the world. As part of this work the children have been reading out and listening to real-life stories of adventure and survival, which they have greatly enjoyed.

Following another fantastic swimming lesson the children had their karate lesson with Michael. As this will be a weekly session until the end of term, a PE lesson will not be timetabled for a Friday afternoon as this is their PE session. So from next Friday, the children do not need to wear their PE kits to school.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend.

Mr Holmes


This week’s home learning:

  1. Mathletics – log in and complete the activities set. Well done to those children who are regularly logging on.
  2. Read Theory – log in and complete at least five exercises. The comprehension exercises are assigned Monday to Sunday.
  3. Read for at least 15 minutes a day and remember to complete your reading record. Reading logs will be taken in and discussed with the children on Wednesday.
  4. Spellings for this forthcoming week are  hyphenated words:   co-operate, co-exist, co-ordinate, co-own, co-star, re-invent, re-enter, re-write, re-tell, re-emerge, re-ignite, re-heat.
  5. We have started our History topic on the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings this week.  For the next two weeks, I would like the children to research about The Seven Kingdom split.  (Background knowledge: Britain was split into seven kingdoms by the Anglo-Saxons: Northumbria, Mercia, East Anglia, Essex, Wessex, Sussex and Kent.)  Their research can include drawings and maps to support their findings.




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