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Friday 29th November

Friday 29th November 2019


Welcome to this week’s blog It has, as always, been another busy week here in Year 5F.


Maths – This week the children have been investigating multiples, factors, prime and composite numbers. A multiple is the result of multiplying a number by another number.

• 12 is a multiple of 3, because 3 × 4 = 12
6 is a multiple of 3, because 3 × 2 = 6
• But 7 is NOT a multiple of 3


Factors are numbers we can multiply together to get another number.

2 and 3 are factors of 6, because 2 × 3 = 6 A number can have MANY factors!What are the factors of 12?


  • 3x4=12, so 3 and 4 are factors of 12.
  • 2x6=12, so 2 and 6 are factors of 12.
  • and 1x12=12, so 1 and 12 are factors of 12 as well.​​​Therefore, 1,2,3,4,6,and 12 are all factors of 12. All whole numbers above 1 are either composite or prime. A prime number is a number greater than 1 that has only 2 factors, 1 and the number itself. A composite number has 3 or more factors.


5 is a prime number. We can only multiply 1 and 5 together to make 5, so its only factors are 1 and 5, the number itself.

6 is a composite number as it can be made by 1 x 6 and 2 × 3. It has 4 factors, so is NOT a prime number.


Take a look at this game which allows you to find the lowest multiple that a number has and the lowest factor a number has...


English – This week the children have been completing the hot task in Talk for Writing. This is their final version of a real-life danger story with a warning. They have written about children who ignore a warning and go to play near a quarry or railway line. They encounter a problem when one of them needs help as they fall into the water or trap their leg in a railway line. Luckily, they manage to escape. Once home, they confess to ignoring the warning they were given and get told off.


Science – The children have completed a reading comprehension about the famous female scientist Jane Goodall.


Topic – The children have completed four small illuminated letters, using the initial letter of their name. They have coloured them using a variety of medium including wax crayon, coloured pencil, paint, watercolours, charcoal and pencil. They have now designed their final piece ready to decorate and colour next week.



Here is our certificate winner for the week. She won for making fantastic links between our latest class reading book and other stories she has read. She not only impressed her teachers but also her classmates! Congratulations from everyone in Year 5. smileysmileysmiley

All that remains to say is have a fabulous weekend and we will see you again on Monday. We cannot quite believe that it will be December on Sunday!