Devouring words and painting a picture.

This week, in Year 5, children have been writing their sensory descriptions based on an image from ‘The Day War Came’ by Nicola Davies. They have used a range of descriptive language including similes and personification to help create a visual image for the reader. Children have been developing their ability to multiply 2 and 3-digit numbers by single digits. Next week they will begin to apply this knowledge to solve problems.

Your child should have taken home a letter about their ‘Evacuation Day’ on Thursday 12th November. We are asking children to come to school dressed as an evacuee on that day.



Your child will have their yellow Home Reading Journal returned this week so they can write a review of the book they are reading/ a book they have read. This is due Thursday 15th October.

In their red Homework Book they have some spelling and maths home learning they are expected to complete. This is due Thursday 15thth October. Please find as many opportunities as possible, as a family, to explore the vocab words sent home this week so the children will be able to apply them to our new unit based on superheroes.

In their Homework book, they also have their creative homework task ideas for the autumn term– one piece should be completed each half term. This is ongoing.

Reading passports. The children who complete their passport will be put into a draw for the chance to see Pinocchio at the theatre. The class with the most completed entries get to have a complete afternoon of sport with CM Sports.


** Reminders – it’s week 2 next week which means PE lessons will be on Monday. Children should come to school wearing their PE kit.

As the weather begins to turn colder and wetter, please remember children will need a coat to keep warm and dry. The rain caught out several children this week


Have a wonderful weekend,

The Year 5 team.

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