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Friday 5th October

Friday 5th October


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


Maths – The children have been learning about temperature this week. They have investigated reading temperature on a scale. This involved reading negative as well as positive numbers on a line. First, they had to work out what intervals the scale was going up in. Then, they needed to write on any missing numbers from the scale. After that, they were able to clearly see the correct temperature. Following on from all this, the children looked at finding the difference between two temperatures.


This website allows you to learn about reading both horizontal and vertical thermometers…

English – The children have continued to read our class novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This week they have planned and drafted their very own information guide (a non-chronological report) to the Chocolate Factory. They decided on a title, then wrote a short introduction followed by paragraphs about different parts of the factory that they have learned about from the book. (The Chocolate Room, The Inventing Room) Some went on to add ‘Did you know?’ sections, with extra interesting facts, to theirs as well. Finally, they thought about adding pictures and colour to make them appealing. Next week, they will write their final draft and make a leaflet all about the Chocolate Factory.


Topic – The children have been learning all about biomes. Biomes are regions of the world with similar climate (temperature and weather), plants and animals. The world is split into terrestrial (land) and aquatic (water) biomes. The children worked in groups to research and produce a poster about each terrestrial biome, which are now up on display in the classroom. They learned about a savanna (a hot, dry grassland), a desert (an area that has little or no rain), a taiga (also known as a coniferous forest where firs, pines and spruces grow), a rainforest (very hot and humid with a high amount of rainfall), a temperate deciduous forest (areas of forest that lose their leaves every year) and a tundra (the coldest of all the biomes).


Science – This week the children have looked in more detail at the male and female parts of a plant and the function (job) of each part. They have also learned about the pollination process and watched a pollination rap. Take a look at here…

Here is our certificate winner this week. He won for engaging in every lesson, for always contributing something valuable to lessons, for his extensive vocabulary and general knowledge and producing stunning work. He is a real asset to Year 5. Well done from all of us! He went on to win the UPPER PHASE PUPIL OF THE WEEK trophy which he gets to keep at home for the week. 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. Only 5 more days now until we go!


All that remains to say is have a great weekend and we will see you all again on Monday.