# Last year's Updates

• Week Ending: 11th May 2018

What a hectic few weeks 5B but we’ve made it! We’ve had a fantastic time with our Bikeability week and our cricket training. As well as these brilliant events we have been working really hard with all of our work.

We have finished the legend of Beowulf and what a tragic end to our hero! We our currently preparing to write our own Anglo-Saxon legend, I am looking forward to reading all of the quests your heroes will go on!

In maths we have been working on the four operations and making sure that we have a clear understanding on how to complete a variety of questions on these!

Keep working hard 5B!

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Week Ending: 20th April 2018

What a fantastic Spring Term we had 5B! J Now we’re ready and raring for the Summer Term! This week we have started our new book in English, which is the legend known as Beowulf. In maths we have been focusing on our place value work including our decimal place value.

We have started our new topic in science which is called ‘Mixtures and Reactions’. So far we have looked at testing the properties of different materials.

Keep up the hard work 5B – let’s make this our best half term yet! J

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Week Ending: 19th January 2018

Welcome back 5B! I hope you all had a fantastic break and that we are all now back into the swing of school life once again! We have had a fantastic few weeks back and I have been proud of how all the children have come back ready to learn lots of new and exciting things.

In English we have started our poetry topic which focuses on a new theme each week, these themes are designed to get us all talking about issues that are happening around the world. So far, we have tackled issues such as whaling and animals being kept in captivity. The children have tackled this unit with mature attitudes and we have had some fantastic points arise so far!

I have also been really proud of how far we have come with our work on fractions, decimals and percentages. The confidence children are showing now is brilliant and although we are still working on this skill, it is great to see how much you have progressed since the start of the year already! Just remember to keep practicing those times tables – you never know when you might need them, especially when finding the lowest common denominator!

We have started our new topic in science which is all about different life cycles! We are looking forward to next week when we will start to focus on a plant’s life cycle.

Just a reminder that we have been given a fantastic opportunity this year to have the brilliant Professor McGinty come and visit Year 5 in order to share lots of historical knowledge about the Romans – I know we are all very exciting for his arrival in a few weeks (me included!) and I can’t wait to see your Roman outfits!

Keep it up, you’re all working incredibly hard!!! 😊

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Week Ending: 17th November 2017

What a week! We have been so busy and have had lots of fun throughout!

We have moved onto multiplication and division in maths where we have been focusing on multiplying a two-digit number by another two-digit number – this takes a lot of time to get used to all the steps involved but I have been so proud of all the children’s perseverance and have loved seeing them challenge themselves by moving on from the grid method to the expanded column method!

I hope the children have enjoyed our work in English as much as I have this week! We have been practicing our debating skills in order to produce a balanced argument about whether Howard Carter and his workers should enter the tomb if there is a curse on it.

We ended the week with a very special day to raise money for Children in Need, thank you to all who donated, every penny counts! Keep a look out for our photos from our photo booth!

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Week Ending: 10th November 2017

We have been super busy once again in 5B! We have been working hard and putting in our best efforts over these past two weeks!

In English we have been enjoying our work on Howard Carter and his discovery of Tutankhamen’s Tomb, which was quite an unusual discovery! We even can’t decide whether the water boy deserves more credit than Mr Carter – hopefully we can come to an agreement by the end of this topic!

In maths we have been showing off our fractions skills and really working hard to get to grips with using protractors to measure and draw angles – we have improved dramatically over the week and are getting much better at this and I am proud of all the children with their resilience in this area .

We have moved onto a new topic in science where we are looking at forces and have already completed some fantastic experiments and have plenty more to look forward too!

In 5B we are really lucky because we get to complete our Romans topic before 5H! We have all been fascinated by this topic so far and are really impressed with their army although, I don’t think many of us would have liked to have been a part of it for 20 years! Remember 5B no spoilers to 5H !

Thank you for all your bottle donations for the Christmas fayre!

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Week Ending: 13th October 2017

Another fantastic week in 5B! It was lovely to meet all the parents and carers that came for parents evening on Tuesday and Wednesday, I have been so impressed by how well we have settled into Year 5 and how we have taken on the work with mature attitudes.

In English we have been writing our quest stories based around our work on 'Traditional Tales From Other Cultures' and I am really excited to read them this week after hearing all of your exciting ideas during our planning stages.

In maths we have been tackling some more work on fractions, decimals and percentages, including working on how to calculate a percentage of a number.

We are coming to the end of our science topic on space  but we are looking forward to our experiment next week! We discussed why the moon looks different throughout the course of a month as well as learning the special names for the different shapes of the moon!

Keep it up 5B - one week to go until a well-deserved break!

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Week Ending: 6th October 2017

I have been extremely impressed over the past two weeks with how well 5B have been handling the challenges set in maths and English!

We are starting to become familiar with relative clauses and parenthesis in English and we are becoming more confident with our fractions, decimals and percentages in maths!

We are enjoying our Space topic still and have been looking into what causes night and day and how shadows play an important role in this!

We had a great Green Day where we looked at answering the question - what would happen to Halloween if we didn't have the Rainforest? We even made pledges as to how we can protect the Rainforest by making simple changes to our daily lives. Thank you for all your kind donations for our Harvest Festival, it was an enormous success!

Let's continue working hard next week 5B!

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Week Ending: Friday 22nd September

Wow, this week has flown by! We have settled really well into Year 5 and now we are in full swing!

We've had a fantastic week, working really hard across all areas of the curriculum. In Maths, we have been working on place value; ordering, comparing and rounding numbers up to 1,000,000.

We have finished our first short story on the Purple Lady within our English lessons and have written some fantastic summaries of the story.

We have also had lots of fun in Science where we have been looking at our topic Earth and Space which has involved us looking at the planets in our Solar System and conducting some research on a planet of our choice.

Keep up the hard work and great attitude!