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Friday 8th December

Hello and welcome back to Yr5W blog.


We started this week by multiplying and dividing by ten. When multiplying the number gets 10 times bigger (it’s not just adding a zero).

A zero has been added, as a place holder, but the digits have moved one place to become larger in value.

This is important to remember particularly when we work with decimal numbers.

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So when multiplying by 100; the digits move two places to become the larger number and two place holder zeros are added.

23 x 100 = 2300

When dividing the digits more in the opposite direction to make a smaller number.

4500÷ 100 = 45

So the method is similar when multiplying or dividing by 1000.





Using the plan from last week, we wrote non-chronological reports on the different dragon types from the story. Our next task was to evaluate one of my class mates writing. We had to look for what was good about it as well as areas for improvement.

The story of Pete’s Dragon was our next inspiration; we had to infer what we thought the story was about from a brief extract.

Finally, we read another dragon extract and completed a comprehension.


In topic this week we had to imagine ourselves as a Viking. After viewing a short clip on Viking Raids, we brainstormed some words and ideas in preparation for a piece of writing (a diary entry). We had great fun learning how to sketch Viking Long ships, with the help of a step by step guide. This was followed by completing an oil pastel picture of a long ship


Pupil of the Week is

Ruby Cunliffe; to coin a phrase, for simply being Ruby; reliable, hardworking, helpful, an absolute delight to have in class.



Happy birthday to Duncan whose birthday is at the weekend; we hope you have a great day, filled with fun!


And finally, with only 17 days to go till the big day we would like to share some more Christmas thoughts with you.


‘A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; it makes no noise at all, but softly gives itself away’

Eva Logue

‘He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree’

R.L Smith

The most vivid memories of Christmases past are usually not of gifts given or received, but of the spirit of love, the special warmth of Christmas worship and the cherished little habits of home.

Lois Rand

Have a safe and happy weekend!