Year 5 Weekly Update – 24/06/22

Dear Parents,

Maths: This week we have continued our topic on angles, exploring angles on a straight line and solving problems finding missing angles.

English: We started our new writing genre: newspaper reports. The children analysed the most important features of newspapers and had to explain their opinion.

Music: In groups, the class explored how to use tempo, pitch, dynamic, timbre, texture and rhythm to compose music inspired by colours. We tried to write our own notation for our compositions.

PE: We used a map of our School playground and field to locate equipment. The first team to complete the course, was the winner.

History: We looked at a variety of primary sources on the space race and the moon landing. We discussed what we had learnt from these sources and then asked questions about them. We learnt a new word: provenance.

Guided Reading: The children are really enjoying reading ‘Cosmic’. We will continue reading this book next week.

Forest School: We used hammers and stones to transfer colour from leaves and flowers onto fabric.

Next week

Maths: We will continue with our angles topic, looking at interior angles in triangles and quadrilaterals.

English: After practising new grammatical sentences we will aim to use these and our topic vocabulary when writing our own newspaper article on the moon landing.

Music: We will start to record our compositions using Audacity and following our written notation.

PE: We will add detail to our maps to create a more complication orienteering course.

Support at home

In our spelling lessons this week we have been practising words ending in –ant and –ent words.

The spelling test will be on Thursday 30h June:











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.


We are really sorry but due to a special assembly by MC Grammar next Thursday we have to postpone the planned trip to the synagogue on 30th June.

We will be in touch once we have a new date.

Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 28th June- KS2 Sports Day- If you are able to help walk down to TTA please let the office know

Monday 4th July- Houses of Parliament trip

Thursday 14th July- Parents Open Evening

Have a lovely weekend,