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Friday 15th December

Hello and welcome back to Yr5W blog.


We carried on looking at multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000 this week. Making sure we could recognise what was needed in different calculations.

3200 = 32 x ____

450 = _____ ÷ 100

After that we looked at the inverse of calculations.

It’s also the time of year for assessments; to see how much we’ve learned. We all tried our best.


We started the week with a bit of revision; when to use ‘a’ or ‘an’.

Basically, when a word begin with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u) or the sound of a vowel you use ‘an.’

  • I ate an apple. I saw an owl last night and in half an hour it’s tea time.

    Words beginning with a consonant use ‘a

  • I write with a pen. I would love to own a dog and a unicorn is a mythical beast

    Note unicorn begins with ’u’ but it sounds like ‘y’ so that is why it’s ‘a’

    This was followed by some SPAG; Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar. Miss Power gave us an initial assessment before working on the areas we need to cover.


In topic this week we had to imagine ourselves as a Viking again and use the words we brainstormed to write a plan for a diary entry of a Viking raid. In particular, we concentrated on the attack on Lindisfarne which took place in 793 AD. We also did some research on computers to help us get into character.


During the last term, we’ve been very fortunate to have had specialist teachers for P.E. The first half term we were taught hockey skills and in the second we’ve had gymnastic coaching. It goes with out saying we’ve had a great time. A great big thank you to Scott and Miles from Wigan Council.

As we couldn’t use the hall this week (reception were using it for the nativity) we had a sports quiz in class. It was really fun!



Happy birthday to Codie M and Letitia; both celebrated their birthdays this week. Hope you both had fun!

Pupil of the Week is

David Rzeznik (our new boy) for fitting into our class without a fuss. You’ve had a great first week!


And finally, with only 10 days to go till the big day we would like to share some more Christmas thoughts with you


I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.’

Charles Dickens

‘Christmas waves a magical wand over the world and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.’

Vincent Peale.

‘Christmas is about spending time with family and friends. It’s about creating happy memories that will last a lifetime.’

Merry Christmas to you and your family.