Friday 11th March 2022

We’ve had another busy week in Year 5.

Today we kicked off Science Week by taking part in a whole school assembly and then a class workshop this afternoon.  This Year, the theme is ‘Growth’ and we will be completing learning based on this throughout next week. Take a look at some of the things we got up to day.  Click here to see the photos that were captured of the children.   I think you may have very eager children wanting to buy washing up liquid and glycerine this weekend!!

This morning, our Fairtrade leaders delivered fairtrade bananas to the children and the class were also reminded to bring in tombola donations for the Toy Tombola taking place on the 25th March.

In Maths, the children have continued with division with remainders and converting the remainders to fractions and decimals.  We will be starting our new maths learning sequence on Fractions next week.

Yesterday, Hebe, Finn, Vihaan and Kian took part in the Year 5 Maths Challenge, an event run by the Hertfordshire Maths Team.  Elle assisted with the timings and equipment that was needed to run the event.  The team worked really hard together to answer some very tricky questions which were allocated into four rounds.  We heard today that out of the 88 schools that took art in the Heat yesterday evening after school, our team came in 2nd place!!  We are waiting to hear if we scored enough points to enter into the final.

As part of our Science curriculum learning, on Monday we explored solutions and ran a fair test investigation to see which temperature dissolved sugar the fastest. Year 5 had to be precise in their methodology. They got water to the right temperature, measured in millilitres and timed with accuracy. Well done, Year 5.

In English, we have continued our London Eye Mystery learning. Next week we will be completing our final write and so we have been preparing by improving our writing skills. To do this, we have varied our sentence length, identified ways of creating suspense and used a range of present tense verb forms. As part of home learning, the children will need to listen to chapters of the text on YouTube for our Monday lesson. This will be in place of their read theory home learning.

We were very lucky to be entertained by our musicians on Thursday. It was a real treat for all of us. Well done to our pianists, violinists, singers and the members of the choir; you performed beautifully.

Photos of this event will be uploaded soon!

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Lines and Mrs McNamara


Home Learning:

Log onto your timestable Rockstars account and practice your tables….as many times as you can!!

Mathletics:  complete the activities on division.– log on to complete the task on verb forms. Watch the link to refresh your memory if you need to.

Spellings-  word roots ‘fin’ and ‘tach’

define, refine, infinite, finished, finishing, finally, attach, attached, attachment, detach, detachable, reattached.

Reading– Please listen to chapters 29- 36 using these two links. For the first video, start at 15:10 to hear chapters 29-31, then the second link to hear 32-36



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