This week in Y5 (w/e 17.11.17)

It’s been all about the risk-taking this week with the Bikeability course in which all the children have participated; some less eagerly than others at the start of the week. By Thursday almost all of the children had progressed to level 1 or 2 and over a dozen of those children were not able to ride a bicycle at all on Monday! All children have been reminded that they must not ride their bikes or ‘scoot’ them on the playground at any part of the day in order to keep everyone safe. Thanks to the Bikeabilty team and the children for pushing themselves to succeed in this road safety scheme. We’re proud of you!

In spite of all the cycling taking place, there’s still been plenty of learning happening inside the classroom too. Poetry about being visually impaired in reading, discussing and re-telling Ice Bear in English and multiplying and dividing any number by 10, 100 or 1000 to mention just a few of the learning opportunities from this week.

Get practising your 3, 6 and 9 times tables ready for next week’s maths!

The whole year group is visiting Queen Mary’s College primary science centre on Monday 27th November and we would be grateful for help from any parent with a current DBS certificate to join us in walking to and from the college, as well as helping in some of the science experiments planned there. Please let your child’s teacher know if you are free to help out.

Have a lovely weekend!

The Y5 teaching team

This week in Year 5 ….. (10/11/207)


Next week is Bikeability week.  Please can the children come to school in biking clothes (we suggest a rain coat, and warm clothes – not jeans).  They should also bring their uniform in a bag with them too.  After that we’ll let them know each day about uniform.


Our work on poetry this week has been fantastic.  We wrote a poem called the back about a polar bear on the hunt.  It started off our project of ‘Life in the Freezer’ brilliantly.

In maths we have been learning short division (the bus stop method) and what to do with the remainder.  Both classes are learning the 3, 6 and 9 times table.  Hit the button is a great game to play at home for extra practise.

In project work, we have found out where the polar climates are and how they compare to other areas.


And a special mention this week for Brooke and Ronny who picked up our Star Learner awards after showing great ‘Learning Behaviours’ this term.

Stop Press!

Don’t forget it’s our trip to the Winchester Science Centre on Monday.

The children will need a packed lunch, water bottle, school uniform, a coat and any medication they may need (inhalers etc). If they suffer from travel sickness, please ensure they take their tablet before coming to school.

Thank you.

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