Year 5 Weekly Update

Friday 13th March 2015

Week 26

Tonight is the International Food Fair! The children have been working extremely hard on their hall games and it has been wonderful to see their creativity and teamwork skills develop as a result. This is also excellent practice for our big business market day on the 24th March. We look forward to seeing those parents who are able to attend this evening.

Golden book

The golden book winners in Year 5 this week were...

UOI - Big Business

This week the children enjoyed our trips to Sha Tin Junior and Sham Shui Po, where the business groups shopped for products, ingredients, promotions & packaging. Sha Tin's market day was a great way for the students to see displays, presentations and sales techniques first hand. A big thank you to all the parents who supported us on the day!

Next week the children will be presenting to a business panel. Some groups will be on Wednesday 18th and others on Thursday 19th March.

Over the weekend, they will need to remember to prepare to:

  • Learn their script & develop a cue card

  • Smart business dress (e.g. boys in shirt & tie with dark trousers, girls in plain blouse/shirt and skirt or dress and cardigan)

The students will also be continuing with their marketing and production plans in what will be our last full week of work before the market day.


This week the children have been consolidating their learning on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages in our flexible number groups. The children are beginning to prepare for their maths station in the upcoming student led conference.

In our strand maths this week the students have been continuing to create, read and generate questions from different types of graphs (e.g. line and pie). Within our UOI the children have also been working on accounts lists by using formulas to price their products and estimate their projected profit.

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:

In preparation for the business panel presentations, we would like the children to learn their scripts & develop a cue card for their contribution to the presentation next week.

Many students have set tasks within their groups. Please continue working on any unfinished work over the weekend.

Dates for your diary

Other important dates:

Friday 13th March - International Food Fair - starts at 5pm

Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th March - Big business presentations

Tuesday 24th March - Market Day

Thursday 26th March - Student Led Conferences

Friday 27th March - 12.00pm finish for the end of term

Wednesday 22nd April - Sports Day

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