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Friday 6th October

Hello and welcome back to Yr 5W Blog; what another busy week it’s been!


Looking, reading and interpreting different scales was our job this week. We started with reading thermometers.

Thermometers can have a continuous scale that

has marked or unmarked divisions. This one has

marked divisions of 5.

However, this is not always the case. The divisions can be in ones, twos tens. So before

you can read the scale you have to work out

what the divisions are.

Why not try the on line activity?


The week started with us looking at synonyms. Synonyms are words that mean the same or almost the same as another word. ‘Large’ and ‘great’ are synonyms of ‘big’. We concentrated on synonyms for the word ‘said’. These included gasped, replied, mumbled, sighed, shrieked, whispered and many others. Our task was to edit a text and insert synonyms for ‘said’.

We then went on to study some of the main characters in more depth; namely Veruca Salt, Augustus Gloop, Mike Teavee and Violet Beauregarde. Our task was to write a description. Using a thesaurus came in very handy.


Looking at pollination in depth and how seeds are dispersed was our focus this week. Pollination is either by insects or wind. Plants are adapted to which form of pollination they need. Plants with colourful or scented flowers attract insects. Other plants, like grasses, have feathery stigmas to catch pollen and pollen so small it blows in the wind.

Seeds are dispersed in a variety of ways. The main methods plants use to disperse their seeds to places with better growing conditions than directly under the parent plant include gravity, animals wind water and force. Often, a plant will spread its seeds by a combination of these methods. We looked and sorted some pictures into the different methods of dispersal.



Working in groups we completed jigsaws of the continents of the world. We also completed a fact file on the said continents


Did you know that Antarctica is a desert? Well it is classified as a desert because it has so little moisture fall from the sky, even less than the Sahara Desert!

We also completed a comprehension on woodlands and wetlands.


Pupil of the Week is…

Aaron Talib, for a much improved effort across all areas in school, especially with his presentation; this has resulted in beautiful handwriting! Keep it up!



Happy Birthday to Ruby; whose birthday is this Sunday. Hope you have a lovely day!


School Council

After some super presentations by several children and a class election, Year 5W voted for Duncan Faulkner and Ruby Cunliffe. Well done to all the candidates, Mrs Baker said it was a very close vote.

Congratulations to Duncan and Ruby. We’re sure you’ll both do the class proud.


Have a great weekend and we’ll see you again on Monday.