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Friday 8th November

Friday 8th November 2019


Welcome to our blog for this week. It has been another busy week here in Year 5F.


Maths – This week the children have been solving addition and subtraction word problems using the bar model method (also known as the part/whole method or as Singapore Maths) Take a look at this image which shows how the method works…

Now have a go at labelling the bars and solving these simple bar model word problems at home. You need to click on the green tick as you complete each stage…


English – This week the children have been exploring a new text called the Canal. It is the story of two brothers who play near the canal and then one of them falls in! Luckily, he manages to escape from the water. They then get told off for putting themselves in danger. Watch this short clip which re-tells the story using pictures to help the children learn the story for themselves…

Science – This week the children have been learning about the different stages in human gestation. They have learned how a baby develops and grows inside its mother’s womb over a period of nine months.


Also, the children have been learning about an important British female scientist called Dr Jane Goodall. She is famous for her research into primates, especially the chimpanzee. At the age of 26, she travelled to Tanzania and immersed herself in chimpanzee life. Today, at the age of 85, she campaigns tirelessly about the threats of extinction to wildlife and damage to our environment.


This link will take you to her official website where you can find out more about this inspirational woman…

Topic – The children have begun our new topic called Valhalla, which is all about the Vikings. They began by re-capping what life was like in Anglo-Saxon Britain before the Vikings invaded. Then they learned all about Valhalla and what it meant to the Vikings.


Here is our certificate winner for the week. He won for devouring books and showing a real enthusiasm in recommending books to friends in class, having the most perfect manners and being a true gentleman!! Every class needs one of him! smileysmileysmiley Congratulations from everyone in Year 5. yesyesyes

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