Year 5 Weekly Update – 01/04/22

Dear Parents,

Next half term we will be starting our topic ‘Off with her Head.’ Attached is the knowledge organiser and a glossary for the topic.

This week:

In English, we wrote explanation texts to explain how flowering plants reproduce.

In Maths, we found fractions of amounts and how ‘of’ means multiply (e.g. 2/3 of 24 = 2/3 of 24)

In PSHE, we learnt about respecting differences and similarities between people and recognising what we have in common (e.g. physically, personality, background). We looked at the importance of differences and ways we can respect those differences.

In Science, we looked at the life cycles of pollinators.

Support at home over Easter

Times Table Rock Stars

Please continue to encourage your child to use Times Table Rock Stars over the Easter holidays.


Children need to read at least 5 times weekly for 20 minutes, this can include you reading to them.

Children can also listen to audiobooks. This will improve their vocabulary and give them ideas for their writing. Through Barnet library you can borrow audio books and e-books via an app called Borrowbox. This is free if you have a library card.

Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 26th April- Trip to Westminster Abbey

Wednesday 18th May- Year 5 Prayer Service

Tuesday 28th June- KS2 Sports Day

Have a restful and enjoyable Easter holiday,

The year 5 team