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Year 5 Weekly Review


Children fulfilling their potential in the heart of the community. 


Friday 7th December 2018


This week, Year 5 have been continuing with our text, ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’. We have been  planning and writing our informal letters, writing from the perspective of Zac, to his parents. We have been carefully choosing our vocabulary to sound informal yet still high quality through use of idioms and turns of phrase.


This week in maths we have been learning about the multiplication of number by multiples of ten, hundreds and thousands. For example 23 x 500. To help us calculate this, we think of possible factors of 500 that we could multiply 23 by to find the answer. After choosing the factors 5 x 100 = 500 we can then alter the calculation to 23 x 5 x 100. This breaks it down and helps to find the answer. From then, we can find 23 x 5 = 115 and then 115 x 100 = 11500.


In science we have been experimenting with density of liquids within water. We investigated the density of washing up liquid, oil and honey compared to that of water. We found that honey sunk to the bottom (indicating it was most dense) yet oil floated on top of the water (indicating it was less dense than water).


Next Week 


We will be continuing with multiplication and division, looking at multiplying numbers by multiples of 10,100,1000. Once we have fully understood this we will move onto a new topic of area and perimeter.



We will be continuing our informal letters and spending lots of time reading the rest of Goodnight Mr Tom before the end of term. We will also be using the book to teach a couple of lessons focused on grammar.


Thursday 13th December: WWII Themed Day (in school) with a the Education Group coming in to do a coding workshop with us. If any parents would like to come and lead a small group work activity as part of the day (WWII cooking/baking, WWII crafts etc) then let us know as it would be great to have your involvement. 

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Collyer and Miss Duckworth