Year 5 Weekly Update

Friday 24th April 2015

Week 29

Exhibition Action Week

This year, the Y6's will be hosting their very first Exhibition Action Week, in the week beginning May 5th. All groups have planned a variety of human rights activities for your child(ren). The week will kick off with a bake sale on Tuesday May 5th. Teachers and staff members will be baking up a storm on the weekend, bringing in a wonderful assortment of baked-goods for your child(ren) to purchase. So please, remember to bring in some money to support the Y6 food poverty group on May 5th.

“Trust Life’s Journey”

In other news, there will be an SEN parent presentation “Trust Life’s Journey” on Monday May 18th. If you are interested in attending please register at the link provide.

Golden book

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

UOI - How the World Works

Transdisciplinary Theme: How the World Works

Central Idea: Energy exits in different forms and is generated and used in different ways.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • Transformation and transference of energy

  • Renewable and non-renewable energy

  • The ways in which we conserve energy

Concepts: Function and Connection

This week we started our energy science rotations. The students across the year level are mixed into four different groups. Through these rotations the students will gain an understanding of how energy works and more specifically transformation and transference of different energy forms. The students at the end of next week will have explored electrical circuits, potential vs kinetic energy, fruit batteries and the conduction of thermal energy.


This week in our flexible number groups, we have gone back to reflect and consolidate our understanding of the four operations. Each group will continue their inquiries with a more focused approach on problem solving using the four operations.

Our Data Handling unit in strand maths will be coming to an end this week and we will soon begin our next unit on Time. The focus of our inquiry will be on both elapsed time and reading and interpreting complex timetables.

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:

  • What's on the Box?

As a provocation to get the students thinking about time, we've asked the children to solve a complex maths problem involving one of their favourite activities, the television!

Please use the puzzle grid on the back of the handout to help you solve the riddle and complete the timetable. Good Luck!

For those who were absent today, please find the worksheet below:

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Dates for your diary

Other important dates:

Saturday 25th April - TOM Competition

Thursday 30th April - International Day

Friday 1st May - Public Holiday - School Closed

Monday 4th May - BHS CPD day - School Closed

Tuesday 5th May- Bake Sale - Year 6 exhibition food poverty group

Monday 18th May - SEN parent presentation “Trust Life’s Journey”

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