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In Maths, we have been converting mixed fractions to improper fractions, multiplying whole numbers by fractions and we have been practising using all four methods.

In Literacy, we have been looking at a range of Myths. Today, we planned ready to write on Friday.

We have also completed our poppy wreath. We will post a photograph of it on Friday after the memorial service. We're really proud of how it has turned out.

We have completed our first term of swimming. We’re pleased to say that we have all improved since September.


In Literacy, we have written our own poems and then performed them to the class. All of them were fantastic. We are clearly a humorous class! We used similes, metaphors, alliteration and rhyme.


In Numeracy, we started looking at statistics – we used a line graph and interpreted a table all about the planets.


We started to make our poppies for Remembrance Day. We investigated different ways of using the paint. Unfortunately, the poppies didn’t quite look right. So, as class, we thought of a different and creative way to make our wreath.


I would just like to thank all of the children for a wonderful start to the new school year. I hope that they all have a lovely holiday.

It was great to see so many parents at the Parents' Evenings this week. It was also really nice to hear how much the children are enjoying Year 5. I am sure that they will feel this way for the whole year.

This week in Numeracy, we have been using the bus stop method for division. All of the children know how to use this method. In Literacy, we have been performing poems. We have thought about the different performance techniques.

We are all really looking forwards to TTrockstars day tomorrow. We will upload a class photograph with all of our wonderful costumes!

Poetry and Division

Poetry and Division 1
Poetry and Division 2
Poetry and Division 3
Poetry and Division 4

We have refreshed ourselves on how to use the column method for addition and subtraction - we were all super! This week, we have moved on to multiplication. We have been using TT Rockstars at home to help us with the times tables.

We had an alien (pretend, of course!) visit our classroom and he caused lots of mayhem! We wrote some great stories about his adventures. We have now moved on to writing our own newspapers. Hopefully we will be able to put some on next week when we have finished.

To keep inspiring us about our Space topic, we have watched some clips of the ISS - we saw some astronauts doing their jobs.

We are just about to go swimming, for the third time this year. We are all going to try really hard to keep our feet up!

We have had a super start to this year. I am so excited for this year - I know that we have an amazing class. Each and every child brings something wonderful to our class. So many lovely, bubbly personalities. What a lucky teacher I am! Thank you for all of your support so far with reading, homework and returning letters.


Remember that we start swimming next Wednesday 25th September. Please can you ensure that you send your child to school with their full swimming kit on Wednesday. We also need all of the replies for swimming by Friday.


Please remember to send any pantomime replies before next week.

frownWelcome to Year 5!no

I hope that you all had a brilliant summer. All of the children have settled in very well into Year 5. We will be keeping this page up-to-date with what we're learning about in class, any brilliant work, sports and any other news.


As always, any questions, put a note in your child's organiser or ask to see me at the end of the day. Thank you for your support,

 Miss Thompson