Year 5 Weekly Update – 06/06/23

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome to our final term of Year 5! We hope you all had a peaceful and enjoyable half term holiday and are ready to hit the ground running with a very busy term ahead. Our new topic is ‘Stargazers’. We attached the knowledge organiser to the email at the end of last term We have attached it again now, please share it with your child.

This week

Literacy: We have started looking at the features of myths and legends and the descriptive, figurative and poetic language that is used.

Maths: This week we are coming to the end of our topic on perimeter and area, calculating the area of compound shapes and estimating area of various shapes. Next week will start our topic of statistics, starting by looking at line graphs.

RE: We have started our new topic of ‘Other Faiths’. This week we have discussed the importance of knowing and understanding other religions in our community, the similarities they have with Christianity and how we can learn from them. We will also explore what our faith is by looking at the Apostles’ Creed.

Spellings: This week our focus is suffixes, and how they can change the meaning of a word. Did you know the suffix ‘ous’ means ‘full of’? So the word ‘adventurous’ means ‘full of adventure’!

The test will be on Friday 16th June.











TT Rockstars Tournament: The tournament will continue until Tuesday 13th June at 6pm. Girls vs. Boys in each class. Please encourage your child to participate.

Upcoming dates:          7th June            RSPCA Assembly

9th June           KS2 Sports Day

12-16th June     Travelling Book Fair

12th June          Year 5 trip to the Science Museum

21st June          Year 5 trip to the Chipping Barnet Food Bank (letter to follow)

28th June          Year 5 DT trip to FCH (letter to follow)

30th June          Inset Day

8th July             Summer Fayre

We are looking forward to our trip to the Science Museum next Tuesday 13th June. Only half of parents have completed the permission form (link in the attached letter), please complete this form as soon as possible. We also still need parents from 5MG to support us on this trip. As you will see there are lots of opportunities for Year 5 to continue their learning outside of the classroom this term – these are incredibly valuable and powerful experiences.

Thank you for your continued support,

Year 5 Team