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Friday 21st October

Friday 21st October


Welcome to Year 5F’s blog for this week.


Maths – This week in Maths, the children have been learning how to use the inverse operation (for addition and subtraction) to check their answer. For example,

2+3=5 therefore 5-3=2 or 5-2=3. Obviously, the children have been using this concept with much larger numbers!


Take a look at this website to help your child with applying the inverse…

English – The children have continued looking at poetry. They have concentrated on finding personification in a poem. Personification is when you give human qualities to an object or animal. It is a literary tool that adds interest or understanding to a poem or story.


Common Personification Examples

  • Lightning danced across the sky.
  • The wind howled in the night.
  • The car complained as the key was turned.
  • Sarah heard the last piece of pie calling her name.
  • My alarm clock yells at me every morning.
  • The avalanche devoured anything standing in its way.
  • Traffic slowed to a crawl.
  • The door protested as it opened slowly.
  • My house is a friend who protects me.
  • The moon played hide and seek with the clouds.
  • That book was so popular, it flew off the shelves.
  • My car’s headlights winked at me.
  • She is so beautiful the camera loves her.
  • The stairs groaned as we walked on them.
  • Winter’s icy grip caused people to shudder.
  • Our vacuum hums a happy tune while it cleans.
  • You need to cross over at the mouth of the river.
  • Time flies and waits for no one.
  • My flowers were begging for water.
  • The ivy wove its fingers around the fence.
  • The thunder was grumbling like it was angry.
  • Hail pounded the houses and streets.
  • The cactus saluted those who drove past.
  • The wildfire ran through the forest at an amazing speed.


To end the week, the children have written their own personification poem all about our classroom. Miss Catherall can't wait to mark them as they are brilliant!


Topic – Our topic work this week has been finding out more about the continents. The children have used the internet to research interesting facts about all seven continents. They have discovered the highest mountain, the longest river, the population of each continent, famous people from there as well as lots of other interesting facts! Also, to finish off our topic the children have been learning about biomes. What is a biome you ask? Well, take a look at this website to help explain...

Science – This week the children have taken a final look at their seeds. They have compared their two pots to see if a seed needs to have water, warmth, sunlight and soil in order to grow. One pot was given all of these conditions, whereas the other pot was deprived of one. They found that the pot with all four grew tall and healthy. The other seeds managed to germinate and put down roots but either didn’t grow at all or grew at a much slower rate than the other seeds.


On Thursday, the children completed their SPONSORED READATHON to help raise money for the N.S.P.C.C. Here are some pictures from the session…


A big THANK YOU for all your support in this venture. Please can you collect the sponsor money over the half term break and send it in once we return to school.


Here is this week's CERTIFICATE WINNER who won for having a really settled week. Much better attitude resulting in great work completed with a smile on his face.  We really like this!

All that remains to say is have a lovely half term and we will see you back in school on Monday 31st October, Halloween!!!!!