Year 5 Weekly Update

We have had another wonderful week of learning in year 5!

In English, the children finished their diary entries. They took on the role of a medieval doctor treating plague victims during the time of the Black Death. We are delighted with the finished results! Some children wrote from the perspective of an honest doctor, striving to make a difference to the world. Others took on the role of a self-serving doctor – only in it for the money! The punctuation focus for the unit was using parenthesis to add extra detail.

In reading, children have been learning to summarise paragraphs and whole texts. This is a tricky skill but you can help your child to practise at home by encouraging them to work out the ‘gist’ or the ‘main idea’ behind a paragraph in their books when you read with them.

In maths, we have finished our unit on multiplication and started a new unit on perimeter and area.

In RE, we reflected on the Exodus and what we can learn from it.

For spellings, the children have been practising some more words from the year 5/6 statutory spellings list. The words to practise at home this week are:

  • available
  • average
  • awkward
  • bargain
  • bruise
  • category
  • cemetery
  • committee
  • communicate
  • community

Don’t forget that we will be having a reading celebration day on Monday 2nd December and we are asking children to bring in a ‘Book in a Box’! Please see last week’s newsletter for more details.

Have a lovely weekend.

The year 5 team