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Friday 13th May

Friday 13th May 2016


Did you know that every year has at least one Friday the 13th, and at most three? This year has just one! Also, if a month starts with a Sunday, it will have a Friday the 13th. So, today, no walking under ladders or crossing the path of a black cat. surprise

Maths – This week we have continued looking at TIME. We have been looking at both analogue and digital clocks and how we tell the time on each. Also, we have looked at the 12 hour and the 24 hour clock. The children can convert between both times quite confidently. After that, we moved on to finding the difference between times. For example,


A TV programme starts at 1.15 pm. It last for 1 hour and 25 minutes. What time does it finish?


A train leaves London at 10.25 am and arrives in Bristol at 2.05 pm. How long did the journey last?


The children have used a number line to work out the differences between these times. Take a look at this website which shows you how to jump along a number line and work out time differences…  

English – We have continued looking at Greek myths. This week the children have explored the stories of Arachne the Weaver, Daedalus and Icarus, Pegasus, King Midas, Arion the Dolphin Boy, Pandora’s Box, Orpheus and Eurydice, Demeter and Persephone, Theseus and the Minotaur, Perseus and Medusa as well as Jason and the Golden Fleece! What a lot we have got through! They have thoroughly enjoyed reading all these magnificent myths. As part of their English work this week, they have summarised the most important events from the story. They have investigated characters and settings.


Take a look at this website. Scroll down to find some of the Greek myths we have looked at this week…

Science – The children have begun to look at how to separate mixtures using filtration, decanting, evaporation and condensation, sieving and magnetism.


Topic – We have learned about The Battle of Marathon, which was between the Persians and Athenians. Interestingly, this is how the marathon that is run today got its name.


Click on the link below to watch an animated history of the marathon…

Our certificate winner this week is Christopher A for just being a ‘grafter’, always giving his all AND for finally coming out of his shell and showing his true potential. smileysmileysmiley


Well done Christopher A from all of 5F!

As well as that, we have our very first PLATINUM spelling badge winner. A HUGE congratulations to Christopher H on his amazing achievement. nonono

All that remains to say is, take care, fingers crossed, be lucky, on Friday 13th May. surpriseWe hope you have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you again on Monday.