Year 5 Newsletter

Friday 19th February 2016

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Welcome to the Year 5 newsletter!

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Dear Parents,

We hope this newsletter finds you all well after a busy festive season. The children have come back recharged and full of energy for the second half of the term.

We have jumped straight into our learning with preparations for class assemblies, sports day and a school trip. We have also started our fourth Unit of Inquiry.

Looking ahead, next week we have the Years 5 & 6 Sports Day on the morning of Wednesday 24th February. The format is a little different this year with the children being split into House groups instead of classes. Please refer to the main school newsletters for further information. Parents and carers are of course welcome to attend and cheer on your children. We are all keeping our fingers crossed for dry weather!

Read on to discover what we have been up to since the last newsletter and, as ever, thank you for your continued support.

All the Year 5 team wish you a happy and healthy Year of the Monkey!

Unit of inquiry

'How we Express Ourselves’'

Central Idea: People can create or manipulate messages to target specific audiences.

Lines of Inquiry: An inquiry into…


How are images, text and music used to influence the behaviour of the target audience? (Media)


How do we critically evaluate messages presented in the media? (Opinion)


How do people respond to messages? ( Interpretation)

The children will be going on an exciting Media Tour of Central to support their Inquiry. Several parents per class are required to make this trip a success. Please contact your child’s class teacher directly if you are able to join.

Dates are as follows:

3rd March - 5S, 5K

7th March 5D, 5A

9th March 5B

Time : 9 am -12.30 pm


We have wrapped up our units in Mathematics on Multiplication & Division and Shape.

We will begin our new units on Fractions and Space next Monday.

The I can statements are:

  • Understand the relationship and convert between common fractions and decimal fractions

  • Simplify fractions to the lowest common denominator

  • Model, read, write and compare improper fractions and mixed numbers

  • Model, read, write and compare percentages understanding them as the number of parts in every 100

  • Model and solve simple problems involving ratio and proportion

  • Model and solve simple problems involving fractions


The third Games rotation is now in effect and will continue until the 8th March.

The activities are as follows:

DRAGONS - Hockey

LIONS - Athletics

PHOENIX - Netball



Children playing rugby are strongly recommended to wear a pre-moulded mouth guard to every session. Children playing hockey must wear a pre-moulded mouth guard, long socks and shin pads to every session. All available from the PTA!

Important Dates:

  • 24th February Year 5 and 6 Sports Day

  • 3rd March 5S, 5K Media Tour Central

  • 7th March 5D, 5A Media Tour Central

  • 9th March 5B Media Tour Central

  • 17th March 5B Class Assembly

  • 17th March 3 Way Conferences, 3.45 p.m. - 6.15 p.m.

  • 18th March 3 Way Conferences, 8.30 a.m. - 3.20 p.m.

  • 24th March Term Ends 12 noon