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Friday18th January

Hello and welcome to year 5W blog. Hope you had a good weekend.


In maths we looked at factor rainbows. Factors are  pairs of numbers that when multiplied together give a specified number. Look at the example below.

Following this we had different worksheets all focusing on factors. Finding the factors of two numbers, then saying which was the lowest common factor was one of our sheets. This all led to looking at prime numbers. A prime number is a whole number greater than 1 that is only divisible by 1 and itself. The first few prime numbers are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23 and 29.


Why not try the Factor Tree Game?



English was really exciting this week, as we got to create our own aliens. Firstly, we drew an alien and then thought of words and phrases to describe them. Miss Power asked us to include certain types of sentences: a 2A, a fronted adverbial, a simile sentence, an imagine 3 and a noun, who, which, where. Miss Power also gave us pictures of some other aliens and we thought of adjectives to describe them. We also looked at a written piece of work to see if we could ‘magpie’ some ideas. Our task is to write a description of an alien. We’ve done our first draft, ready to edit and re-draft next week.


In science, we looked at growing old in more depth. We were given some statements and we had to decide if they were true or false. This was very interesting exploring some of the myths or pre-conceived ideas that surround old age. For example, not all old people find it difficult to walk.



We started a new topic this week, with a difference. We entered our classroom to the sound of some loud music playing and the board showing millions of stars in a night sky. On the tables were different objects that we had to draw and annotate. We deduced that our new topic is on Space!

Take a look at the pictures.

Pupil of the week….. Is Aaron for being a true gentleman, putting others before himself, giving supreme effort in all he does and having impeccable manners. It really is an honour to have you in our class!



See you all again next week.