Year 5 Weekly Update

Friday 12th September 2014

Week 4

We hope you all had a wonderful Mid Autumn Festival and were able to celebrate it with friends and family. During Mandarin this week, the children experienced a range of Mid Autumn Festival activities as well as having the opportunity to buy lanterns and fruit.

Golden book for Year 5

Congratulations to the children below who received the golden book certificates this week!


In the maths 'number' groups the children are exploring Place Value: recognising and ordering numbers up to a million and beyond. In 'strand' maths we are looking into identifying, describing, classifying and visualising properties of triangles, quadrilaterals and polyhedrons. Speak to your child(ren) about the different properties they are learning of 2D and 3D shapes. Remember that there are 'Number' and 'Shape' activities in Mathletics in order to support their learning.

Unit of Inquiry - Who We Are

Our central idea for this unit is:

Developing social and emotional skills may help us to learn better, get along with others and feel better about ourselves.

Each week we will be giving you some discussion points to use at home to check your child's understanding and to prepare them for next week's learning. This weeks are:

- What mindfulness tools (strategies) have you learnt this week?

- How do these strategies help you to develop your social and emotional skills?

- Which is your favourite tool/strategy to use and why?

Homework this week

As your children are now in the upper school, they are expected to be completing 30-45 minutes of homework each night. This will be made up of: approx 15-20 minutes reading with an adult, 10-15 spelling work, and their weekly assigned task.

This week's homework:

For this weeks homework:

Watch the video below, from Mr Pheasant's assembly this morning, with an adult and complete the discussion sheet together. Please use the link below to access the recording sheet if needed.

Remember to hand homework in by Wednesday.


Dates for your diary

PTA Welcome BBQ

Friday, Sep. 19th, 7pm

10 Cox's Rd


Other important dates:

5B class assembly - Friday 26th September

Public Holidays (school closed) - Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd October

ESF CPD day (school closed) - Friday 3rd October