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Friday 12th July

Welcome to Year 5F’s blog for the week. Mrs Roche has been with us this week and has been really impressed with all the hard work the children have competed for her. 


Maths – This week the children have been investigating angles. They have been sorting angles into acute angles, right angles, obtuse angles and reflex angles. Open up this PowerPoint which will help to explain all these different angles in more detail…

After that, the children have been working out missing angles on a straight line. The angles always add up to 180°, so to work out a missing angle, you just need to subtract the angle you do know from 180°.



                         150+30=180 or 180-30=150


Then, they moved on to angles around a point. There are 360° around a point. To work out the missing angle you need to deduct the angle or angles you know from 360°.

87+53+80+140=360 or 360-140=220 (87+53+80)


Finally, they moved on to using a protractor to measure angles. This can be quite tricky! Take a look at this website which will help explain how to use one correctly…

English – This week in English we have continued reading our new class novel called Awful Auntie by David Walliams. The children are HOOKED and literally on the edge of their seats to find out what awful Aunt Alberta gets up to next! Will Stella save Saxby Hall and prevent her aunt from stealing her inheritance? Who is Soot and why is he a ghost? Did Aunt Alberta really poison Stella’s parents with one of her deadly plants? Both the children and teachers can’t wait to find the answers to these questions!


Science This week the children have been learning about the properties of different materials. They had to reason why windows use glass (because of its transparency), why radiators are made out of metal (because metal allows heat to pass through it), why bricks are used to make houses (because of their hardness and durability) etc… They then had to categorise different materials depending on their properties.


Topic  - During Topic, the children have been investigating the states of America. Do you know how many there are? Altogether there are 50 states in America.


Take a look at this interactive states map and see if you can name and place all the states in their correct place... 

Here are our certificate winners for this week, all of Year 5F. They won for their sheer delight in, and enjoyment of their class novel  'Awful Auntie'. They beg for more at the end of each reading session! Their enthusiasm is wonderful to see. smileysmileysmiley




All that remains is to wish you a great weekend. We can’t believe that the school year has nearly come to the end! Only one more week till we break up for summer! Wow! The time has just flown by!