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Friday 14th February

Friday 14th February 2020


Happy Valentine’s Day! Welcome to this week’s blog from Year 5F.


Maths – This week the children have begun investigating area of a shape. In order to find the area of a shape, you need to multiply the length by the width.  

This website allows you to build shapes with a given area…

English – This week we have begun our new class novel The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Raúf. It tells the story of a young boy called Ahmet, who is a refugee from Syria.

Also, the children have been imagining that are intrepid explorers visiting Antarctica. They have been thinking about their boat journey, what animals they might see and how they might be feeling. They have used this to write a diary entry as an explorer. They have tried to include 2Ad sentences (sentences which include 2 adjectives, a simile sentence and a Noun, Who, Which, Where (N, WWW) sentence. Take a look at some their excellent descriptive sentences…


Antarctica, where the seal lives, is freezing cold. (Rubie – N, WWW)


The magnificent, mighty killer whale emerged up to the surface. (Kiean – 2Ad)


They leapt into the ice-cold water below like a salmon. (Noah – Simile)


The penguin jumped into the ocean like an Olympic diver. (Alfie W – Simile)


The white, skilful Arctic fox is standing on the cold, bumpy snow. (Kai – 2Ad)


The seals, who had bright eyes, splashed playfully in the water. (Rebecca – N, WWW)


Topic – In Geography, the children had a practical lesson where they investigated the different ways that mountains are formed. Using a variety of materials such as bread, sand and hot water, tin-foil, a balloon, corn-flake cakes and card the children recreated the formation of plateau, fold, fault block, volcanic and dome mountains.


Science – The children have been learning how our planet has night and day. They used a globe and a torch to represent the Sun and Earth and investigated which part of the planet is in light, and which is in dark. This film clip helps to explain it a little further…

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Miss McDonald who has been working with Year 5F for this past half term. The children have loved having her in class and are sad to see her leave.


All of the children in Year 5F decided that they wanted to award Miss McDonald the certificate this week for being practically perfect in every way! Thank you for being a superclifragilisticexpialidocious addition to Year 5. She will be missed!

All that remains to say is have a wonderful weekend and we will see you again on Monday.