Year 5 – week beginning 25/1/16

Week beginning 25/1/16


This week, we are bringing our learning of writing recounts to a close. We have spent the week planning and writing a report which recounts an event based on deforestation. We began the week by learning about a key grammar skill – writing in the active and passive voice. We will apply this grammar focus for future learning tasks and during the week, while we write our reports. By the end of the week, we will complete our reports and prepare our first drafts for Monday’s Mega Write session.


In Numeracy this week, we have had many exciting challenges! We began our week with a with a core skill challenge – testing our times tables and division skills. Later in the week, we continued to recap our learning of multiplying whole and decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. This learning then led into our learning of converting measures and solving measuring word problems.


In RE this week, we celebrated an important feast day – The feast day of St Gregory the Theologian. We discovered that he was a very significant figure in the Greek Orthodox faith and he is also one of the Three Hierarchs. This lesson has prepared us for next week where we will be learning about the feast day of The Three Hierarchs.

three hierarchs

Home Learning:

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

spring 1 week 4

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 three Numeracy challenges as well as a times table assessment 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: 5th February 2016

Home Learning project:

Don’t forget your project is due in next week!

Rainforest Diorama project due date 5.2.16

Project due date: 5.2.16

Have a lovely weekend!