Year 5 – Week beginning 21/3/16

This week in Literacy, we have continued learning about our topic…Legends! To start the week, we began re-writing the key events of our focus story – ‘Robin Hood Prince of Thieves’.  Once we retold this story in our own words, we used our understanding of the story to re-tell the story in a dramatic way. We later returned to the story and continued the story by writing the next chapter and how we predicted the story would develop.

This week in Numeracy, we continued to develop our knowledge and understanding of long division method. We also continued to recap our learning of quadrilaterals and angles. We continued to develop our understanding of finding missing angles of quadrilaterals and triangles. We remembered that the internal angles of a quadrilateral shape = 360 degrees and the internal angles of a triangle = 180 degrees.


We continued with out new topic – The Earth, The Sun and The Moon. We have had a great time continuing to investigate our topic question – Will we ever send another human to the moon? We looked into more depth at our solar system.

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).

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

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Extra Numeracy:

Please click on the relevant numeracy link to reveal your numeracy group’s extra home learning challenging on dividing with decimals.

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The answer sheet is included but please do not look at this until you have completed the questions. Use it to check your answers, no cheating!

All home learning tasks (Spellings and Numeracy) are due in:

25th March 2016