Year 5 – 26/04/24

Another busy week has flown by in Year 5! Here’s a quick rundown of what we’ve been up to:

RE: This week, we continued exploring God’s plan for redemption. We connected the dots between ‘Original Sin’ and the Second Story of Creation, and we talked about how Jesus brings hope and restores our relationship with God.

Maths: Fractions have been our focus in maths, and we’ve been getting better and better at adding them up. We started with adding fractions that have the same denominators, then moved on to adding fractions with different denominators (where one is a multiple of the other), then on to adding mixed numbers. It’s been great to see everyone’s progress in this area!

English: Our journey through “Hidden Figures” continued as we explored the key themes of discrimination and segregation. We discussed why the women in the book are such important role models and started learning about the features of newspaper reports.

PE (Physical Education): We’ve been keeping active in PE with our athletics unit, this week focusing on throwing techniques.

Science: Things got interesting in science as we looked at evidence for both flat Earth theory and spherical Earth theory. It sparked some lively discussions and got us thinking about how we know what we know about the world.

Here is this week’s home learning:

Maths Mathletics assignments:

·         Adding fractions within 1

·         Adding fractions with total greater than 1

·         Adding two mixed numbers

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

· quiz: Brackets, dashes and commas to indicate parenthesis


· task: Parenthesis & commas (B)

Spelling Log on to Spelling Shed using your EdShed login, and play a variety of games to practise this week’s spelling rule: Words with ‘ie’ after ‘c’

·         ancient

·         glacier

·         science

·         scientists

·         species

·         sufficient

·         efficient

·         emergencies

·         deficient

·         inefficient

Y5 dates for your diary for this term:

Thurs 9th May – 10am KS2 attend Mass at OLASV Church to celebrate the Feast of the Ascension
Thurs 6th June Year 5 Trip to Bayfordbury Observatory
Fri 7th June – 2.30pm Blessed Sacrament Procession – Please collect your children from the church at 3.15pm
Tues 11th June – pm Sports Day: KS2 in the afternoon
Mon 17th June – am Other Faith Visit to Twelve Apostles Greek Orthodox Church
Thurs 4th July Year 5 Trip to Aylesford Priory
Fri 12th July Year 5 to Building The Kingdom Event in St Albans
Thurs 18th July – 2pm Year 5 Mini police assembly

A huge well done on your 100% attendance this week, Year 5! Have a lovely weekend and see you all on Monday in your summer uniforms.

Miss Donatantonio

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