Year 5 Weekly Update – 26/03/21

Dear Parents/Carers,
This week the children have particularly enjoyed learning about animal life cycles in Science, engaging with Frances Hodgson-Burnett’s novel ‘The Secret Garden’ and learning where in the UK food comes from in Geography.
Next week we will be:
  • Finishing our unit on Fractions in Maths
  • Writing descriptive passages using simile, metaphor, personification and a range of sentence types in Writing
  • Continuing to explore own and others’ feelings in PSHE/RHE
The spellings to learn this week for homework are based on our investigations of morphemes (the smallest units of meaning that you can add/remove to/from a word to change its meaning):
Book challenge
Just a little reminder that the book challenge is still running and has been since October.
Congratulations to all the children who have received certificates for all their reading during lockdown. Children keep a track of the books that they have read at home on a tracking grid in the classroom. When they reach 20 books, they receive the bronze certificate.
When they reach 30 books, they receive the silver certificate.
When they reach 40 books, they receive the gold certificate.
If you would like more information on this or how your child is doing with the challenge, please contact the office FAO Miss Coy.
Fire talks
The children will be participating in fire safety talks. This is a great opportunity for the children to learn more about how to prevent, detect and escape domestic fires.
Take care and enjoy your weekends.
The year 5 team