Year 5 Weekly Update

We have had a great week in year 5 and achieved so many things! Children finished their persuasive letters, wrote them up in neat and they now look fantastic on display outside, and inside the classrooms.

In our new writing unit, the children will be writing newspaper articles about the execution of Anne Boleyn. To kick start the new writing sequence, the children re-enacted the beheading of Queen Anne Boleyn. They enjoyed being bystanders and watching the morbid scene unfold in front of them! (No children were harmed in the making of this)

We have also been exploring data and line graphs in Maths. Next week, we will continue with data and hopefully have a couple of revision sessions on number.

To mark Mental Health Week, we all did a PSHE lesson on ways of identifying if you or someone around you is suffering with their mental health. We also shared with children the important message of sharing problems with trusted adults, or calling childline. In each classroom, we have a way of giving messages to the teacher – in 5C there is Munchy, the Worry Monster, and in 5CM there use a comments and concerns box. These are great ways of sending the teacher a message, so the teacher can find a moment to talk with the child.

Next week on Tuesday, it is Happy Shoesday, a day to promote and encourage walking to school. Children are permitted to wear different or cool shoes that they wouldn’t normally be allowed to wear to school, providing that they are sensible! No heels or heelies please!

We are very pleased to say that we have booked school trips to the National Portrait Gallery in London. 5C will be going on Tuesday 29th October and 5CM will be going on Thursday 31st October. We have booked onto workshops in which the children will study some of the famous Tudor paintings. This will be a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the Tudors by looking at the portraits of the time. Please see the attached letter for more details. You could either send back the permission slip from the letter, or write a simple note giving permission for your child to come along, and whether or not you will be able to offer your support for the day. Please let us know by Wednesday.

The new spellings homework for the week looks at homophones:

National Portrait Gallery Letter