Year 5 & 6

Weekly Blog

8th June 2018

Year 5
The children have been focusing on apostrophes for possession and looking at persuasive writing. In Maths the children have been learning about the properties of shapes whilst also making nets of 3D shapes.
Year 6
The children have been working on maths problems and finding words that have a value of one million using the letters in the alphabet. In English the children have been writing a story in the style of an author and have adapted the story Blodden’s adventure by Sameer Naeem.

Year 5 and 6
In Art both classes have started to draw a picture in the style of a famous artist (Henri Rousseau). The children have also been practising a wild western dance during the dance lesson. On Thursday, the children were extremely smart for the whole school photograph. On behalf of Year 5 and 6, the children would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in organising the school photograph.

Next week is a special week for the Year 6 children as they will be visiting Boggle Hole for the school residential. Everyone hopes that the children have a safe, memorable and enjoyable experience.

18th May 2018

This week the Year 5 children have been focusing on work involving negative numbers and translating polygons. In English the children have been learning about recounts and in particular a recount about a UFO. Millie and Isabel (Year 5)

This week was SATs week in which every Year 6 child had to complete tests in both English and Maths. Everyone can now breathe a huge sigh of relief as the SATs are over (albeit for a Science test for the five lucky children!). Everyone has done fantastically well and everyone in the school is proud of their achievements. Well done Year 6. Lily (Year 6)

11th May 2018 This week the Year 5 children have been focusing on long multiplication and comparing fractions. The children have also been solving word based problems.

In English the children have been learning about different myths and legends, in particular Greek myths, which include: Theseus and the Minotaur and Daedalus and Icarus.

In Science, the Year 5 children have been learning about food chains and classification of animals (vertebrates and invertebrates). The children have also had P.E on Friday and Dance on Wednesday. Ellie and Eloise (Year 5)

 We are extremely pleased with the effort from our Year 6 children in preparation for the SATs which start on Monday next week.

After a busy week of preparation, here are the current thoughts of one of our Y6 children

27th April 2018  This week the Year 5 children have been focusing on termly papers for both Maths and English.

Year 6 have been focusing on SATs preparation for both Maths and English. In Maths the children have been looking at statistics and percentages including pie charts. In English the children have been completing tests on grammar and punctuation.

In Science, both Year 5 and 6 children have been learning about living things and how plant reproduce. On Wednesday the children focused on different types of dancing. On Friday the children had P.E and music.

On Thursday the children were treated to a performance by the school orchestra which was brilliant. Well done to Jessica, Enya and Ned from Year 5 and all the other children in Key Stage 2. You were marvellous.

Special Note: 14 working school days left until the SATs

Monday 14th May – English grammar, punctuation, spelling, Papers 1 and 2

Tuesday 15th May – English Reading

Wednesday 16th May – Maths Paper 1 and 2

Thursday 17th May – Maths Paper 3

Year 5 & 6 Spelling List