Year 5 Blog Friday 15th March 2024

Date: 15th Mar 2024 @ 2:06pm

Happy Friday and welcome to your Friday Blog

Home Practice


Read out loud every day for 20 minutes. Tell somebody your favourite thing about the book you are reading.  



Here are your spellings this week. Most of them contain the letters -ei or -ei.

achieve          leisure          mischievous          neighbour          soldier          sufficient          variety          ceiling          belief          believe          experience          weight           quite          quiet          quit



Count out loud in:

1s from 5 down to -20 and back again          5, 4, 3, …

5s from 5 down to – 60 and back again         5, 0, -5, …

3s from 3 down to -36 and back again          3, 0, -3, …


Times Tables

Please practise your times tables every day. You either have your own tables target or please practise square numbers e.g., 2 x 2 = 4, 3 x 3 = 9.



The winner of last week’s maths competition was …

THE DOGS by one point!

Times Tables Challenge

Maths Competition – individual   

Spelling Challenge



We have had a great week this week. On Wednesday we were joined by Freddy Fit and enjoyed our workout. We spoke about the importance of both physical and mental wellbeing.

In English we continued reading our class novel - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. We finished our character description of the professor using dialogue and action. Our objective was to describe a character who sounds eccentric to the reader. We then read our descriptions to Year 4. We didn’t tell the children our objective. After reading, we asked them to write a word to describe the professor. When they wrote unusual, strange, etc, we knew we had achieved our objective.

In maths we learnt about negative numbers and different methods to add and subtract. We spoke about where we might see negative numbers including lifts, football matches, and thermometers.  

In RE we started our new topic all about Lent. We thought about giving. We also had a visit from Father Michael. He spoke to us all about saying sorry for things we had done wrong. We then each had the chance to say sorry to God with Father Michael.  

In history we started to learn about the Vikings who arrived in Britain around 790AD. We discussed what the Vikings were like and reasons they might have come to invade Britain.

We have had a fantastic two weeks with Atsuya and the other Japanese students. It was amazing to learn about their culture. We were lucky enough to play with some traditional Japanese toys which we loved! Safe travels back to Japan. 

Have a fantastic weekend! 

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