Year 5 – 26/01/23

It’s the end of another week! Here’s what we got up to in Year 5:

🔬 Science: We experimented with parachutes of different sizes to investigate how surface area affects air resistance.

📚 English: We practiced varying our sentence openers and crafted an eerie description of The Watchtower. Exploring the past perfect tense added depth to our writing, and it was interesting to look at the effect it had.

➕ Maths: We tackled long multiplication, including solving word problems involving 4-digit by 2-digit numbers.

📖 RE: We dove further into the story of Passover in Exodus, discussing its significance, purpose, and the beliefs the Israelites would have derived from it.

🏋️‍♂️ PE: In gymnastics, we perfected our rolls in gymnastics on Wednesday and engaged in circuit training on Thursday to enhance our fitness levels. Sweat and determination were our companions!

💻 Computing: We explored smart systems through the lens of smart lockers, as part of our topic on computer systems.

👦 TenTen: We spilt into two groups (boys and girls) to learn about the changes that boys experience during puberty, and allowed the children to ask questions that they had, anonymously if they wished.

🎵 Music: Our exploration of Gospel music continued, focusing on the importance of good articulation when singing, and listening to how the musical genre has evolved through the years. We all enjoyed tapping our feet and feeling the soul that was present in all the music that we discussed.

Home learning for this week:

Maths Mathletics assignments:

·         Multiplying a 4-digit by a 2-digit number

·         Solving problems with multiplication

Reading 5 tests on Readtheory or 20 minutes of reading per day
SPaG assignment:

·         Verbs in perfect form

Spelling Log on to Spelling Shed using your EdShed login, and play a variety of games to practise this week’s spelling rule: Challenge words (words from the Year 5 & 6 Statutory Spelling List)

·         accommodate

·         opportunity

·         available

·         secretary

·         controversy

·         sincerely

·         dictionary

·         suggest

·         marvellous

·         twelfth


26th -28th January

The big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s largest garden wildlife survey. Every year, hundreds of thousands of nature lovers like you take part, helping to build a picture of how garden birds are faring. We would like Pope Paul to take part. Please follow the instructions on the leaflets attached.

Count the birds you see in your garden, from your balcony or in your local park for one hour. Use the tally chart attached and submit your results on 

Please send a copy of your results to school.

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