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Friday 13th March

Friday 13th March 2020


Welcome to this week’s blog from Year 5F, on Friday the 13th!

Did you know that the superstition surrounding Friday the 13th is thought to originate with the Last Supper, which was attended by 13 people – Jesus Christ and his 12 disciples on Maundy Thursday, the night before his crucifixion by Roman soldiers on Good Friday.


Maths – This week the children have continued investigating fractions. They have been answering reasoning questions involving equivalent fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers. This online game allows you to practise this further…

English – This week we have finished our class novel The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Raúf. The children were desperate to find out what happened to Ahmet. Would the queen help his friends? Would the government keep the borders closed? Would he be reunited with his mum and dad? Would it have a happy ending? All we can say is pick up this amazing book for yourself and find out how it ends!


We have now begun our new class novel called The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie. It is about a young boy called Daniel Holmes who stumbles into the Nowhere Emporium as he’s running from a couple of bullies from the children’s home where he lives.

Also, in class, the children have been writing this week. They have been learning about creatures from Greek myths, such as the Minotaur, Medusa and the Hydra. Using what they learned, they have written a detailed, description of each using exciting adjectives (describing words) they have collected.


Topic – In Geography, the children have been comparing life in Greece to life in the United Kingdom. They have been finding the similarities (such as both have old buildings) and the differences (such as climate and the crops grown).


Science – The children have been thinking about why certain materials are used to make things. For example, a window is made from glass because it is transparent. Whereas, pans are made from metal as they are strong and conduct heat. This short film clip looks at the properties of different materials…

Here is our certificate winner for the week. She won for always going above and beyond in everything she does! She is an absolute delight to have in class! Congratulations from everyone in Year 5.

All that remains to say is have a fabulous weekend. We will see you again on Monday.