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Friday 7th July

Friday 7th July


Wow! July already! The months seem to be flying by! Welcome to this week’s blog from Year 5F. As always, it has been another busy week!


Maths – This week the children been investigating transformation of shapes. This includes translation (sliding a shape), reflection (flipping a shape) and rotation (turning a shape). This week the children have been both translating and reflecting shapes. To translate a shape means to slide it from one position to another. You can move the shape left or right as well as up or down. When you reflect a shape, you will have a mirror line and the shape will be ‘flipped’ across the mirror line onto the other side. Next week, the children will move on to rotating shapes.


Take a quick look at this website which will help you to learn more about transforming shapes (translation, reflection and rotation)…

English – The children have been investigating the spelling rules for adding ed to a verb. This will change a verb from the present tense to the past tense. They have discovered that there are certain patterns to follow which make remembering the rules much easier. They have been sorting spellings into groups, writing them into sentences as well as finding and changing all the present tense verbs in a passage into past tense.


In addition, this week we have had a BIG push on the Westfield spelling badges. The children have been working EXCEPTIONALLY hard on their Bronze, Silver and Gold spellings. A big well done to all those children who have achieved a spelling badge so far this week. smileysmileysmiley


French – This week Madame Wilson brought some typical French food into school for the children to taste during the lesson. The children had the opportunity to try each food and decide whether they liked it or not. Then they had to write in French their opinion. If they liked it they started their sentence with…


J’aime (which means I like)


Whereas if they didn’t enjoy tasting it then they began their sentence with…


Je n’aime pas (which means I don’t like)


Here are some pictures of the children sampling a variety of food…

Here is our CERTIFICATE WINNER for this week. She won for hurting her wrist and soldiering on ensuring her work was finished to her usual high standard. She has been such a trooper! A big well done from all of Y5F. nonono

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