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Friday 5th July

Welcome to Year 5F’s blog for the week. Once again, it has been a busy week in Year 5.


Maths – This week the children have been investigating translating, reflecting, rotating and tessellating shapes. What does all that mean? Translating is moving a shape without turning it, reflecting it or changing its size. It moves either up, down, left or right. Reflecting is flipping the shape over. Rotating is turning something around. Tessellating is a repeating a pattern using the same shape.


Find out more on the BBC Bitesize website by clicking on the link below…

English – This week in English we have continued reading our new class novel called Awful Auntie by David Walliams. It has already ‘grabbed’ us all and we can’t wait to find out what happens next!

In addition, the children have written a set of instructions on how to make a Greek vase using gummed paper. They have included an introduction, bullet pointed list of equipment needed, numbered steps, imperative verbs (bossy verbs such as cut, stick, paint) and connectives (such as first, next, after that, finally).


Also, this week, the children have finished painting their Greek pots. They look absolutely amazing. Take a look at their finished designs...

Topic – This week the children have been learning all the countries that make up the continent of North America. Did you know that there are countries 23 altogether! Do you think you could name them all? Take a look at the map below to check…

Here is our certificate winner for this week. She won it for soldiering on this week despite having horrendous hay fever. She’s kept smiling and working hard all week. What a trooper! smileysmileysmiley

All that remains is to wish you a great weekend. It’s supposed to be glorious weather so enjoy the sunshine.