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Friday 23rd June

Hello and welcome back to Yr5W blog.



It was all about perimeter at the start of this week in maths. As you know perimeter is the distance around the outside of the shape. We calculated perimeters of rectangles and other polygons, before moving on to more complex shapes.

We then looked at area; the space inside the shape. Yet another instant where table knowledge comes in handy as the formula for calculating the area of a rectangle is length x width.



A little bit of poetry was our job in English. We looked at Kenning poems; reading, looking at the patterns and similarities before underlining phrases we liked and choosing our favourite one (stating why we liked it). A kenning is a two word phrase describing an object. A kennings poem is a riddle made up of several lines of kennings to describe someone or something.

We then chose an animal, jotted down it’s characteristics before writing our own Kenning poem. Eg.

Milk – lover

Lap - sitter

Post – scratcher

Dog – teaser

Mouse –chaser

I’m sure you will have guessed it… A cat.


We studied the designs of Totem poles; these represent the history and legends of the Native American tribe. We then designed our own.




In science we looked at reversible and irreversible changes. After discussing the processes we thought about how different materials can be separated. These were: - sieving, filtering, evaporation and condensation, magnetism and decanting.

This Week’s Certificate Winner…


Is Austin Daniel for being an exceptionally talented individual in all that he does. He ALWAYS gives his all! This became very evident, when he represented Westfield at Town Sports, achieving a silver medal for the 200m; a huge WELL DONE from us all.


Have a good and hopefully sunny weekend.

See you all soon.