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Friday 28th September

Friday 28th September


Welcome to this week’s blog from Year 5F. It has been yet another busy week!


Maths – The children began the week continuing with Roman Numerals. At the end of most TV programmes and films during the credits the year it was made comes up in Roman Numerals. The children were given some famous films and asked to translate the Roman date into a year date.


After that, they moved into counting backwards and forwards in powers of 10, 100 and 1000. This means counting on from any given number by adding 10, 100 or a 1000. Some of the children moved on to powers of 1 000, 10 000, 100 000 and even

1 000 000!!!


Have a go for yourself on this counting in powers game…

English – The children have continued to read our class novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They have been reading all about the Oompa Loompas and where they come from. Using the description from the book, they have thought of adjectives (describing words) and phrases to describe the Oompa Loompas appearance and personality. After that, they have all written a description of an Oompa Loompa.


Science – The children have been looking at our new topic Animals and their Habitats. The children have been learning about the parts of a plant. They labelled a diagram and then discussed the function (job) of each part of the plant.


Topic – The children have been researching the differences between a woodland and wetland. They went on to write about the features of a woodland. In addition, they read some information about The Trossachs National Park in Scotland and answered some comprehension questions about it, using retrieval and inference skills.


Here is our certificate winner this week. She won for ‘stepping it up a level'! She is listening in class, practising her sounds at home and reading every night. She truly is giving 100%. Well done from all of us! smileysmileysmiley

A big thank you to everyone who has returned the slip for our class trip to Martin Mere on Wednesday 10th October. The children are starting to get excited now about going and seeing all the animals in their wetland habitats.


All that remains to say is have a great weekend and we will see you all again on Monday. Fingers crossed the rain will stop!