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Friday 2nd October

Friday 2nd October


Welcome to Year 5F’s blog for this week. We are so excited...and we just cant't hide it! It was our turn to choose the music for assembly this week. We chose Jump (For my Love) by The Pointer Sisters (Get it? Point - er Sisters!) because we have been learning all about numbers with decimal points. What a great way to start off our blog by having a listen.



Jump by The Pointer Sisters

Maths - This week we have continued rounding numbers. However, we have moved on to rounding decimal numbers to both one, two and even three decimal places! Also, we have compared decimal numbers deciding which is the biggest. It was a bit tricky at first but we soon got the idea and absolutely whizzed through our work, impressing all our teachers! Some of us have now managed to move on to adding and subtracting decimal numbers. As you can see it’s been a very busy week in maths.


Why don't you try comparing these decimal numbers and putting them in to the correct order?

English - Our class novel is The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton and we have based our work on it this week. We have been writing our own description of a forest using one of our special SUPER SENTENCES. We have included Simile Sentences.


A Simile Sentence will have a simile inside it. A simile is when you compare one thing to another using the words like or as. For example,


The tree was as tall as a giant.


The branch was like a witch's fingers.


Take a look at Joshua's fabulous similes from this week.

Topic - The children have begun to plan their own documentaries about the ALPS in school. They have been busy writing scripts this week in readiness for filming outside on the ALPS next week. As well as this, we have been thinking about what we would find in a wetland area. The children have explored the types of wildlife that would exist either near or in water and have designed their own wetland habitat complete with a variety of creatures living there.


As you can see, the children are getting very excited and are all looking forward to our visit to Martin Mere on Wednesday14th October! We still have quite a few permission slips still not returned and would appreciate if you could return them as soon as possible into school with your child. Thank you very much.


Science – The children have continued to observe the seeds they planted last week. In addition, they have been finding out about how a flower is pollinated and then how the seed is fertilised so that a new plant can grow.


Watch this short film clip to find out how plants reproduce to make a new one.

Our Certificate Winner is George for being much more ‘switched on’ this week – especially in English in which he produced a beautiful piece of writing. Well done to George from us all. nonono

Here is his brilliant piece of writing.

We hope you all have a fantastic weekend and look forward to seeing you again on Monday.