Sink or Swim?

Year 5 have enjoyed their first full week back and have settled quickly into familiar routines. We began our swimming adventure to Westminster Lodge where the children demonstrated exemplary behaviour throughout, we are extremely proud of them. The Year 5 information sheet has been sent out so that you are aware of what the children are learning this term alongside a welcome video discussing the key information in Year 5 which can be found on your child’s google classroom.

In Literacy, the children have been learning about informal writing features beginning with diary entries as Bradley leading to writing informal letters. We have discussed how characters have changed throughout the story and character development.

This week, we began to discuss and identify the place value of digits within larger numbers before creating and comparing different 7-digit numbers in maths. We have also developed an understanding of creating numbers one more or less in place value.

In History, Year 5 have been learning about the start of the Tudor age with the war of the roses and the final battle, the battle of Bosworth Field, discussing the impact of the war and whether it created peace.


We began our topic of materials and their properties by identifying different materials previously used as conductors in Year 4, when the children created electrical circuits, before writing definitions for key vocabulary in Science this term.


In R.E. the children continued to develop their knowledge of the Jewish faith by looking at the holy festival of Rosh Hashanah which was this week. They were able to discuss the importance of the festival and how it is celebrated.

This weeks P.E. began with Swimming on Tuesday where the children were all assessed and sorted into groups for next weeks first lessons. With Mr Roberts, they began to develop ball control skills with a football and a few key skills to keep possession of the ball.

Finally, in art, we have begun to discuss sculpture and the work of Donatello – discussing the techniques he used and introduced.