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Amazing Africa!

Over the last few weeks, in art we have been using Africa as our influence for drawing and discovering facts that are typical of African artwork. In a few weeks, we will have a giant display of some of our work. We are also working hard on our African dancing, drumming and singing. By Lillie

In English, these last few weeks, we have started reading Kensuke’s Kingdom. It is such a good book that we all can’t wait for the next chapter. It’s got a really good story line about a boy who goes overboard whilst on a trip around the world with his family. Michael Morpurgo mentions Africa in this book, which links nicely to our topic. The vocabulary in this story is amazing, with words like ‘raucous’ and ‘intriguing. All in all, this is a great book and we are all on the edge of our seats waiting for the next chapter. By Jack’

This week in maths our topic is angles. We have learnt how to measure acute, right, obtuse and straight line angles. Also, we have looked at angles we see every day, for instance, on beds! Some learning points have been challenging, like measuring angles beyond 180 degrees. We have also done lots of work on using a protractor and measuring accurately. We have used our own knowledge to solve other angle problems. We love this maths topic and hope it continues. By Theo

Over the last few weeks we have been learning about our topic of Africa. We have been set a 4 week project to explore the continent further. So far, we have been looking closer into the habitats of animals. Also, we have extended our knowledge by making maps of Africa and it’s landscape. Our wonderful teachers have also questioned our knowledge by giving us a quiz in some classes! We hope we can discover Africa further in the next few weeks of school. By Amelie

Over the last few weeks, in guided reading we have been studying different books and looking deeper into the text to truly understand the meaning of the story and the choice of the authors words. Then, we have been answering questions about the text to explore it in greater depth. We have been learning to make a point, give evidence, and end, linking back to our first point. We can remember this by thinking ‘P.E.E.’ Every Friday we get a new text, and then 6-9 questions about it, we are becoming experts now. By Lily and Grace

Year 5 Home Learning 13th June 2019


For our upcoming DT project – building flood proof houses – we would appreciate any donations of the following items to support the children’s model making:

  • Plastic bottles / tubs / pots
  • Waterproof fabric (e.g. tarpaulen, plastic sheeting, rubber)
  • Strong cardboard (boxes, crates)

Please ensure they are clean and dry before sending any materials in. Thank you!


The Year 5 Team



Cheerily Cloud Busting Year 5s

In maths, we have been learning how to order decimals to the nearest whole, tenth and hundredth. Today, we had a tricky but fun challenge, Spiraling Decimals! We worked in partners to place decimals on the spirals, and our aim was to get three in a row, the fun bit was trying to block each other. In addition, we have been learning how to sequence decimals, and this has improved our understanding…..roll on percentages!

By Sophie

Last week, in the fun Friday assembly, we had musical musicians who are taught by Mrs Todd to perform. Their pieces included La Morisque, which was very impressive. These enchanting tunes were music to our ears. Ms Willett and I helped to organise this special event, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I also had the opportunity to perform myself. The performances included different instruments, such as, the bassoon, fife, flute and the recorder. During the performance the ordinance looked stunned! This assembly was definitely one to remember.

By Theo and Harry

This term in P.E, we enjoyed Olympic activities. We began by learning the best techniques for running, and after that, we worked on our long jump skills. These included, bending our knees, and leaping forward effectively. In addition to the Olympics, we have continued to play handball. We have enjoyed three weeks of this unique new sport, so we are now pros. In the first week, we learnt the rules, and different passing techniques, these included; bounce pass, chest pass, and overhead pass. In the second week, we practiced shooting and saving. On the final week we enjoyed a mini tournament, where we all played each other once. As well as the Olympics and handball, we have been playing football rounders. In our Red Badge Treat (1st April) we are looking forward to a big game of football rounders on the field.

By Jack M

This week in English, we have stared a new topic, the genre is poetry, and we are reading, ‘Cloud Busting’ by Malorie Blackman. An important feature of this book will intrigue you. You may just think it is an ordinary old poetry book, but don’t judge a book by it’s cover. It is a moving story, of an extraordinary friendship between two key characters. The book uses different poetic devices, that will strike different emotions, as their friendship goes through some ups and downs. I’m not going to tell you any more, as I don’t want to spoil the story for you.

By Lillie