Year 5 week beginning 18.1.16

Week beginning 18/1/16


This week, we have had lots of fun constructing questions for interview based on the question: “What do others think of St Cyprians?” Once we constructed our open and closed ended questions, we went and interviewed students (ranging from Year 1-5) and teachers. We then wrote, in linked paragraphs, a recount of our interview experience. Towards the end of the week, we studied a police report and police interview on an armed robbery. We unpicked the key features of this recount type, focussing intently on the way time connectives are used to form a chronological order. We then ended our week by writing our own police report!


In Numeracy this week, we have had many exciting challenges! We began our week with a final recap of rounding and estimating – using these skills to check answers. Then we moved onto solving number problems (looking at number sentences and deciding which number operation best fits.) Towards the end of the week, we focused on reading numbered scales to the nearest division. This led us to end our week by answering SATs style questions on measuring!


In RE this week, we began an exciting new unit of learning: “We grow as we learn God’s Word!”

We began our new unit by learning by beginning to understand the importance of the Holy Bible and how to use it.

Please click on the following link to explain the Spellodrome and Mathletics Home Learning.

Week beginning 18.1.16

Home Learning:

In year 5 we would like the children to be constantly practicing their times tables, number bonds, spellings and reading.

We suggest a minimum of 30mins of reading each day; this will consolidate strategies learnt in the class and ultimately make the children better and more confident readers.

It would be beneficial to practice number bonds at least three times a week. Number bonds are two number that add together to make another; for example 394+606, 8+2, 65+35.

We advise that the children need to practice their times tables regularly in order to support their knowledge and understanding when performing operations (times and divide).


Spellings will be set weekly; the children will have a week in which to practice. We recommend that children practice using the look-cover-write technique, as well as saying out loud.

This week for home learning, I have set the following Spellings:





















Children should practice these spellings (also available on Spellodrome) and put them into a sentence. If the children are unaware of the meaning of any of these spellings, we encourage children to use a dictionary to help them.


As the second Home Learning task, I have set two Numeracy challenges on Mathletics for the children to complete. It is based on the learning we have covered so far in our numeracy lessons, which then consolidates the learning which takes place in school. Please log in and complete both activities I have set for you. If there are any problems accessing this home learning, please come and see me before the due date and I will be more than happy to help.

All home learning tasks (Spelling and Mathletics) are due in: 29th January 2016

Home Learning project:

Create a Rainforest Diorama! Click the following link for further details!

Rainforest Diorama project due date 5.2.16

Project due date: 5.2.16

Other news:

Next week, on Tuesday 26th January, Spetses will be sharing information on their learning of South America through an assembly. You are all very welcome to come and support them!

Have a lovely weekend!