Monthly Archives: January, 2019

Friday 25th January, 2019

This week in maths the children have been looking at converting measures (in particular grams to kilograms, millilitres to litres and metres to kilometres) by multiplying or dividing by 1000. They have also looked at solving word problems with measures that needed converting. If possible, please could the children look at packaging at home and practise converting measures?

In English, Year 5 have used planning to complete the Pandora persuasive leaflets. They have also worked on editing their own work and that of others’ in the class before completing an evaluative success criteria. Most children have begun to write their leaflet into presentation format.

On Tuesday it is the Year 5 and 6 Mass at school. It starts at 10:30, we hope you can join us in this celebration.

During Celebration Assembly this week, Isla Brown (5E) received the golden key award for her commitment to learning and her perseverance. Ben Lymer (5E) has his writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Henry Stunt  (5CW) received the golden key award for managing distractions really well and having excellent manners. Jacob Kurowski has his writing on the showstopper writing wall.


Friday 18th January, 2019

This week we have been continuing to apply our skills of persuasive writing as we prepare to write our tourist leaflets encouraging people to visit Pandora.

In maths, we have been finding fractions of amounts and applying this to solving word problems. Next week we will be converting measures, focusing particularly on measures with a conversion rate of 1000.

5CW have had their first swimming session which went really well. Their behaviour was a credit to the school and they enjoyed it a lot.

In golden key assembly Hayden Shaw (5E) received the key for being a happy, helpful member of the class, who always tries his hardest. Tilly Groves received the showstopper writer and Sihanua Sumba got mathemagian of the month. In 5CW, Faith Williams received the key for being a good friend to others. Showstopper writer was Amelia Ingram.

Have a super weekend,

Year 5 team

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Winchester Science Museum trip

Friday 11th January 2019

This week we began work on our Space topic. As part of this topic we visited Winchester Science Museum where children experienced a space workshop and planetarium show. They all had a fantastic time learning lots of new facts about space and even had time to explore the range of science activities on offer at the museum.

In maths this week children have continued their work on fractions with a focus on adding and subtracting and exploring improper fractions and mixed numbers. Next week we will be finding fractions of different amounts. Please check out the pre-teach video on the maths blog over the weekend as it will help prepare children for Monday’s lesson.

In English we have started our new topic on persuasive writing. Children will be writing persuasive leaflets convincing Tim Peake to visit Pandora.

All children should be well underway with their spring reading passport. Those who complete the challenge will be entered into a draw where two pupils from each class will be chosen to enjoy an afternoon at Rock Up in Whitley.

Poetry booklets have also gone home this week. Please help your child chose a poem to learn off by heart.


Have a great weekend

Year 5 team.