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Friday 24th May

Welcome to Year 5F’s blog for this week. These last few weeks have just whizzed by – we can’t believe it’s half term already!


Maths – This week the children have been multiplying and dividing both whole and decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000. When multiplying the number becomes bigger whereas when dividing the number becomes smaller. The digits will move place and if they leave a gap then we need to replace it with a place holder – a zero. Some of the children have used a place value chart to help them move the numbers between columns.

place value chart

Take some time to investigate place value at home by clicking on the link below…

English – At the beginning of this week, the children planned their hot task to write their own version of a Greek myth. They have a brave hero or heroine, a beautiful princess or a handsome prince, a hideous beast and a quest to follow. After that, they wrote their first draft of their story. Then, they edited it and today they have written their second draft up in their neatest handwriting.

Topic – This week the children have been learning about the role of the hoplite. A hoplite was a soldier of Ancient Greek city-states, who were mainly armed with spears and shields. They then went on to learn about the Battle of Marathon that took place in 490BC.


This BBC website will tell you more about the Ancient Greeks, hoplites and the Battle of Marathon.

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Y5 Sports Day yesterday. The children really appreciated you being there to encourage them and show your support. yesyesyes


Here is our certificate winner for this week. He won for working his socks off to produce a quality piece of sustained writing. Well done from all of us! smileysmileysmiley

All that remains is to wish you a fabulous half term break and we will see you again on Tuesday 4th June.