Year 5 Weekly Update – 16/09/22

Dear Parents,

We have had another lovely week in year 5 and really enjoyed listening to some of the children’s School Councillor speeches.

This week:

In English, we have identified the features of chronological reports (magazine article). We have put the events surrounding Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb into a timeline. We have also revised why and how we use fronted adverbials in our writing.

In Maths, we have been using multiples of 10 to find more and less of numbers up to 1 million. We have focussed particularly on the value of each digit. We have spent some time practising our reasoning skills- explaining the answer to a problem.

Click on the links for quick quizzes your child could complete:

In RE, we have read and discussed the story of Creation in the Bible.

In Geography, we have been looking at the importance of the River Nile to the Egyptian people.

In History, we studied artefacts found in Tutankhamun’s tomb.

In Guided Reading: we have read non-fiction texts and used our retrieval skills to answer comprehension questions. We have also been thinking about vocabulary choices and how the writer does this to effect the reader.

Next week:

In English, we will be writing a magazine article about Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

In Maths, we will be comparing and ordering numbers up to 1 million. We will continue to practise our reasoning skill both orally and in writing.

In Guided Reading, we will continue to look at non-fiction texts and revise our retrieval skills.

RE: Following on from this week’s lesson, we will be reflecting on the story of Creation by creating a ‘Creation Wheel’ with images and text explaining each day.

Support at home

This week in our spelling lessons we have been looking at ‘ough’ a particular spelling string that can make different sounds within different words. Please practise these spellings for the first spelling test on 23rd September.











Times Table Rock Stars

Please continue to encourage your child to use Times Table Rock Stars at home. Your child will come home today with their login details. The first Year 5 tournament will be announced in the next Year 5 Learning Update.


Children need to read at least five times weekly for twenty minutes. Children in Year 5 still really benefit from being read to and having discussions about the books they are reading.

Next Week –

Monday 19th September– Bank Holiday

PE will be on the usual days:  Wednesday and Thursday

Forest school:  5MG- Tuesday    5G- Wednesday

Date to remember:

27th September– Year 5 class mass

Have a lovely weekend,

The year 5 team