Year 5 – week beginning 30.11.15

This week in Literacy, we have brought our unit of ‘Stories from other Cultures’ to an end. We have had an amazing learning journey, exploring many stories from other cultures and developing our writing skills. This week, we wrote our own stories from another culture, based on an animation clip called ‘The Ride of Passage.’ Our stories tell the adventure of a young boy called Toki as he explores the Amazon Rainforest with a new, unexpected friend. Towards the end of the week, we edited our stories to make them even better and then published them into our Mega Write books! Our teacher was very proud of us because our stories were very exciting and well detailed. We made sure we wrote in linked paragraphs which clearly showed our ideas.

This week in Numeracy, we continued with our problem solving skills but in the form of investigation based questions. We complete ‘I think of a Number’ style activities which challenge and stimulated our learning of problem solving. We also had an opportunity to further develop our knowledge and understanding of solving fraction word problems. As our confidence with solving fraction word problems developed, we then proceeded to write our own fraction word problems for a partner to solve!


R.E – In R.E this week, we have had two very special lessons. Our first lesson was to reflect on the importance of ST Andrew and the life he led for Jesus. We celebrate his Feast day on the 30th November by recalling the key events which lead for him to become the first disciple of Jesus. We also reflected on the miracles that he performed during his life due to his faithfulness to God. Our second lesson was learning about another faith – Judaism! We learnt about many significant artefacts/symbols within the Jewish faith, focussing on what they are and why they are significant within Judaism in developing a person’s relationship with God.

Science: In Science this week, we launched our new learning topic – FORCES! Our focus question for all learning being based around the question ‘Can you feel the force?’ To begin our new topic, we began with a recap of what we already know and let our teacher know about the things we want to learn. We also began by recapping our understanding of friction and planned an experiment to test friction.

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.

Week beginning 30.11.15

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

11th December 2015