Year 5 Weekly Update – 25/03/22

Dear Parents,

This week in year 5:

In English, we have written wonderful descriptions of our secret garden setting. We have used figurative language, high level vocabulary and different sentence types.

In Maths, we celebrated maths day by looking at 365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental. We then completed different problem solving tasks. We have learnt how to multiply non-unit fractions and mixed numbers by an integer (e.g. ¾ x 8= and 2 ¾ x 12=)

In Art, we have started to produce drawings inspired by the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

In PSHE, the children enjoyed learning how to treat people with basic first aid in a medical emergency. They learnt how to place somebody in the recovery position and how to assess a situation and a person’s needs, using DR ABC. In a different lesson they looked at what kind of physical contact is acceptable or unacceptable and how to respond.

In geography, we looked at farming in the UK

Next week:

In English, we will be looking at explanation texts.

In Maths, we will continue with fractions.

In PSHE, we will be learning about respecting differences and similarities between people and recognising what we have in common (e.g. physically, personality, background). We will also be learning how it feels to be excluded or discriminated against.

In Science, we will be looking at the life cycles of pollinators.

In Music, we will be composing layered tracks using music software, Audacity.

In geography, we be comparing farming in the UK and the USA.

Support at home


This week our spellings are statutory year 5 and 6 spellings. The spelling test will be on 1st April 2022.











Times Table Rock Stars

Please continue to encourage your child to use Times Table Rock Stars at home.


Children need to read at least 5 times weekly for 20 minutes.

Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 26th April- Trip to Westminster Abbey (letter sent in a separate email)

Tuesday 28th June- KS2 Sports Day

Have a lovely weekend,

The year 5 team