Year 5 – 15/09/23

It’s the end of another week, and once again it has been busy busy!

We have cracked on with our English, exploring and discussing the theme of refugees, which is central to our novel The Boy at the Back of the Class. Maths has seen a continuation of place value, including ordering and comparing numbers, and counting in steps of powers of 10 (10, 100, 1000 etc.). We began our Science topic about human growth and development, in which we had a brilliant discussion about the question ‘What if the average lifespan of a human was 200?’. We talked about how this would effect quality of life, overpopulation, climate change, poverty and crime, to name but a few points that were made. We also began our RE unit about the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation).

PE started this week too, with swimming on Wednesday and fundamental invasion game skills on Thursday.

Geography and French also began with Mrs McDonald on Tuesday afternoon, as did RSHE, which focuses initially on the understanding that if we are made in the image and likeness of God, then we should value ourselves first and foremost.

Music continued with the theme of sea shanties and in their groups the children practised and performed What Shall we do with the Drunken Sailor, focusing on a steady beat and articulation. I was so impressed with the musicality within the class!

The children also completed their visual notes in Art, in which we looked at two landscape/cityscape artists: Vanessa Gardner and the Shoreditch Sketcher.

Home learning, which is due next Wednesday, is as follows:

Maths Mathletics assignments:

·         Place Value to Millions

·         Numbers from Words to Digits

·         Numbers to 10,000 (Quest)

Reading 5 tests on Readtheory or 20 minutes of reading per day
Spelling Log on to Spelling Shed using your EdShed login, and play a variety of games to practise this week’s spelling rule: Words ending in ‘-tious’ and ‘-ious’












Children were given their login details this afternoon (unless you received it at the Meet the Teacher meeting on Tuesday).

Have a great weekend!

Miss Donatantonio


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