Year 5 Weekly Update – 06/05/22

Dear Parents,

It was lovely to see so many of you enjoying looking at your child’s books yesterday. It was particularly nice to see how proud the children were to share their work with you.

In English, we have written a biography for Henry VIII. The children have really enjoyed learning about this infamous figure.

In Maths, we have been rounding, comparing and ordering decimals and learning to understand percentages.

In Forest School, we applied our math’s skills outside: measuring the height and circumferences of trees, finding angles and making 3D shapes.

In RE, we compared four Gospel stories of the Resurrection.

Next week:

In Guided Reading, we will continue to read ‘The Diver’s Daughter’ by Patrice Lawrence. We will be using inference and looking at how vocabulary is used.

In English, we will begin a persuasive unit of writing. We will be looking at a letter from Anne Boleyn to Henry VIII, written while she was in the Tower of London.

In Maths, we will be continuing with percentages.

In RE, we will be preparing our Prayer Service.

Support at home

In our spelling lessons this week we have been looking at etymology (the history and origin of words and they meaning) and morphology (root words, prefixes and suffixes).

Spellings for the spelling test on Friday 13th May:











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.

Special request:

We are in need of a couple of items for our Prayer Service. If you have any of the following items could you please send them into school next week:

  • Newspapers
  • old bed sheets or old plain pillow cases

Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 18th May- Prayer Service

Friday 27th May- Jubilee Celebration

Tuesday 28th June- KS2 Sports Day

Have a lovely weekend,

The year 5 team