Year 5 Final Blog - 17th July 2022

Date: 15th Jul 2022 @ 3:46pm

Welcome to this week’s Year 5 class blog

This will be our final blog for this year, doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun! I would like to thank you for all your hard work and support this year, the children have been a pleasure to teach and I wish them all the best for next year. They are all ready to face the challenges of year 6 and I look forward to coming back and seeing them all at their production next year! Many thanks again, and a very fond farewell.

This week in year 5

In Maths, the children have worked on adding and subtracting decimals of different decimal places and have completed their final arithmetic quiz of the year! They have worked really hard to consolidate all of the strategies and knowledge gained over the year to show how much they have learnt. 

In English the children were challenged to write a short story with a build-up and dilemma, to show Mr Mears all that they have learnt this year.  They were given two photographs as inspiration and then planned and wrote a fantastic piece of work.  They did themselves proud.

In RE the children have continued to work hard on their stewardship topic and have shown outstanding understanding.  They are really learning to link the scriptures that we read to the learning taking place.

In PE the children had their last lesson practising net and wall techniques in tennis. They have really enjoyed this topic and they have improved their aim and power skills using good hand-eye coordination.

In computing, the children completed some online safety training, looking at commenting online.  They were given access to comments on seesaw and had to think carefully about comments they made on others work and the consequences of not being nice.  This was linked on online social media and the responsibility they have of using it appropriately in the future.

The children have been practising their singing for the Joseph show next week. They have the weekend to have their final practises at home and really learnt all the songs before the dress rehearsal on Monday and the live shows on Tuesday.  Please encourage them to practise at home.

The children had a great time on Wednesday at Tough Kidder.  I was told, “All the teachers join in!” Once I was wet through, I realised I had been duped! The children have been chatting about how fun it was all week and it really has been a highlight for them as we approach the end of their year 5 journey.



Reading books need to be returned to school by Monday 18th July

Children need to bring in black leggings or black shorts for the dress rehearsal on Monday 18th July.  Boys may wear their school shorts if they wish. They must be plain black without logos etc.  The children will be provided with a coloured t-shirt on Monday.  Please come to school in uniform as normal but bring black shorts or leggings with them.

Please can you send a carrier bag in with your child, with their name on so they can bring all their work home in it.


Over the Summer

Please remember to encourage your child to continue to read over the summer holidays and discuss with them what they have read.  Ask them to summarise what they have read, or ask them questions about the characters in the book.  These are skills that will help them hit the ground running next year.  There are lots of maths games online that the children can play during the summer.  If you type Topmarks maths into google and select key stage 2 games.  There are all different kinds of skills to practise, whilst having fun.

Sumdog has a challenge section where the children can undertake diagnostic challenges and then it will provide them with a range of challenges at their level to help them develop.  Feel free to access these over the holidays. 

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