Year 5 Weekly Update – 25th March 2023

Dear Parents,

Well done to all the children who entered the Science Week Poster Competition. We will be giving out certificates to all the children who participated tomorrow in Celebration Assembly. The winners will be announced next week.

Thank you to the parents who helped with the 5MG trip to the Barnet Environment Centre yesterday.

Key Dates:

Wednesday29th March- 5G Trip to Barnet Environment centre. Can you please make sure your child wears their PE Kit with wellington boots. They will also need a packed lunch.

Wednesday- 5MG- Please bring in a black sharpie pen for art.

Friday 31st March- Early Finish 1:30pm- please see last week’s email for a link if your child is an independent traveller.

In English, we have been focussing on the story ‘The Secret Garden’ by Frances Hodgson-Burnett. We started by looking at the main character, Mary Lennox, describing how she changes throughout the story. We also analysed literary techniques used by Hodgson-Burnett, such as, figurative language, sentences with relative clauses and plant/garden vocabulary.

In Maths, we have finished our fraction topic. Our next topic is ‘Percentages and Decimals’. The children are really looking forward to this topic.

In RE, we read the parable of ‘The Prodigal Son’ and discussed the father and older son’s reaction to the younger son returning. We then thought about the message of the parable and how God teaches us to love and forgive.

Support at home

Times Table Championships

Every Thursday morning, we start our day with the Times Table Championships. The children have six minutes to answer 64 multiplication calculations. Please encourage your child to practise their times tables at home. They can do this by going on to Times Table Rockstars or Purple Mash. If your child needs login details for either of these websites, please let their class teacher know.


This week we have been learning statutory Year 5 and 6 words. Children will be tested on these on 31st March:











Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Georgiou, Ms Groom and Mrs McDonagh