Year 5 – 30/09/22

We have done lots of art this week; this afternoon, the children represented the first Creation story through art, whilst yesterday they practised different kinds of mark making.

Also this week:

  • In English, we started our new unit about being world explorers and surviving in extreme places on earth. This will lead to writing an explanation text later in the half term.
  • In Maths, we have been learning how to round to numbers within 1,000,000.
  • In Science, we were plotting graphs to look at whether there’s a correlation between the mass of an animal and its gestation period.
  • In RE, we learnt about the work of St Vincent de Paul and answered the Big Question ‘How can you be a friend to a God you can see if you’re not a friend to those you can see’.
  • In Geography, they learnt about the physical and human geography of Hiemaey in Iceland, and learnt what an archipelago is.

Please note that for the next two weeks on Monday, the children will be learning about puberty and how girls’ and boys’ bodies change. If you wish to explore the lesson resources more fully, please see TenTen’s Parent Portal, including suggested home activities to support learning:

Your home learning for this week is as follows:

Maths Mathletics assignments:

·         Round to nearest 10, 100 and 1,000

·         Round numbers within 100,000

·         Round numbers to one million

English In our English lessons, we are working towards writing an explanation booklet about surviving in an extreme location. In preparation for this, please choose an extreme location and research the following:

·         Where is it?

·         What is the terrain like?

·         What challenges might you face there?

·         How might these challenges be overcome?

Please bring in your research on Monday.

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 ‘-cial’












Have a great weekend!

Miss D