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Friday 1st December

Hello and welcome back to Yr5W blog.



We started the week looking at square numbers. A square number is the number formed when a number (factor) is multiplied by itself. e.g. 4,9,16,25,36 and so on.

Square numbers interactive game

We then had some maths fun by making cubed numbers. In other words 2 x 2 x 2 = 8, 3 x 3 x 3 = 27 etc

Miss Power gave us trays of cubes and we had to build the cubed numbers.


The ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ book was our inspiration this week. We started by looking at the front cover and blurb to enable us to give predictions as to what we thought the story was about. On Tuesday we were allowed to watch a clip of the film in order to make notes on the types of dragon there were. This was followed by making a plan in order to write a non-chronological report. We looked at the features: - heading, introduction, sub-headings and a conclusion. Then we studied some texts to highlight the features. Our last task of the week was a comprehension.


In science we looked at our own life cycle so far; what we could do: as a baby, a toddler and now. This was to see how we have developed and to think about what changes were still to come when we reach the next stages (adolescence and adulthood).

Pupil of the Week is

Codie Atkins for her daily efforts at home to improve her times table knowledge as well as reading every night. Keep up the good work!



Happy Birthday to Callum. hope you have a fun, festive filled day!


And finally, only 24 days to go till the big day! So we thought it might be nice to share some Christmas thoughts with you.


‘Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas’

Calvin Coolridge


‘Love the giver more than the gift’

Brigham Young

‘Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store’

Dr Seuss
Have a safe and happy weekend!