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Friday 13th September

Friday 13th September 2019


Those of you who are superstitious take care today with today being Friday the 13th! No walking under ladders or crossing the path of black cats!

Welcome to this week’s blog from Year 5F. We have been busy this week with all our learning in class.


Maths – This week the children have been learning about Roman Numerals and their use in everyday life. For example, many clocks have them on their face. Also, during the credits of TV programmes and films the date that it was made will pop up on the screen in Roman Numerals.


The Romans used a letter system to represent their numbers…

Can you work out what numbers these Roman Numerals represent?


            DCIX        CCI          DCCXXII        DCL


Take a look at this game which will help with Roman Numerals…

 English – This week we have been completing follow up work on our class novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. They have been thinking about the Oompa Loompas, what they look like, their personality and how they behave. They watched a short film clip of the Oompa Loompas…

They used this to help with their ‘Cold Task’ to writing a description of an Oompa Loompa. Over the next few weeks, they will be collecting ideas, vocabulary and sentence types to help them write a description of their own creature in their ‘Hot Task’.


Topic – The children have been investigating Ordinance Survey (OS) maps. They have looked at what different symbols represent. Using what they had learned, they located different places on a map.


Science - The children have been investigating how plants are pollinated by insects. They completed a diagram of the pollination process.


Mr. Price came into class on Thursday for our computing lesson. He took the children out onto the ALPS to film and photograph their surroundings, which the children will be using to create their own documentaries over the coming weeks. Here are some photographs from their time on the ALPS...

Here is our certificate winner for the week. She won for being a little ray of sunshine. Her infectious smile spreads around the class, lighting up the room. Congratulations from everyone in Year 5. smileysmileysmiley

All that remains to say is to have a fabulous weekend, the sun is supposed to be shining. We will see you again on Monday.

*** Urgent - if you have a child in Reception F or W please do not send them into school today, they need to isolate. We will be in touch with further information in due course. ***