Year 5 – Weekly Update

What a great Science week we have had! Well done to all the children (and parents of those children) who came into school in a Science-themed fancy dress on Monday. Some of the outfits were so creative!!

The children had fun planting seeds on Tuesday afternoon to turn into our own allotment in school!

We have all really enjoyed welcoming parents in to school to give Science talks in their specialist areas. Thank you very much to Mr Goncalves-Brifeni (Amanda’s dad), Mrs Yadav (Viraj’s mum) and thank you in advance to Mrs Peciak (Natalia’s mum) who will be with us this afternoon.

Here is an overview of our other learning this week:

PSHE – last week children learnt about how children might feel pressured by people around them. We talked about strategies for coping with pressure, and also how a little bit of pressure can be a good thing. Next week in PSHE, we will be discussing the issue of consent and body autonomy in order to equip children with the ability to say ‘no’. (e.g. playfighting, friendship issues, saying ‘no’ to certain foods, hugging and holding hands).

Maths – we have finished our unit on fractions. The children have been learning how to multiply fractions and mixed numbers. They also learnt how to find fractions of amounts. Next week we move on to decimals.

English – Children have started to plan for their own stories based on the Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson-Burnett.

The children have revised all the homophones that they have learnt so far this year in our spellings lessons this week, so therefore there are no new words on the spellings list this week.




For maths homework, please continue to work on times table and associated division facts. If you are confident that your child knows these with rapid recall, some revision of the skills we have covered in fractions in the past few weeks would be very beneficial.

We have arranged two exciting visits to the Barnet Environmental centre for the year 5 classes: Tuesday 31st March for 5C and Thursday 2nd April for 5CM. The children will take part in various activities to help them understand insect and plant life cycles. The accounts will be open on parent pay by the end of today.