Years 5 & 6 Weekly Roundup, Term 1 Week 7

This week in Literacy we continued with our unit of work on recounts. Year 5 finished and rewrote their personal recounts, then they looked at a police report, another example of a recount.

For homework they need to complete their own police report following the conventions of a recount.

Year 6 finished and rewrote their personal recounts, then they used recounts in the form of a practice English SATS paper.

For homework they have another practice SATS paper where they need to write a recount of a person’s life: a biography.


Lawrence of Arabia

In Topic we learnt about an interesting figure of World War 1, Lawrence of Arabia. The children completed a reading comprehension activity on him.

Ines from Year 6 also shared with us an interesting story she had written about her great grandfather who served as a foot soldier in the Italian Army and his experience at the battle of Caporetto.

Battle of Caporetto

Battle of Caporetto



Year 5
This week in Maths the children used short division to divide 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by 1-digt numbers.
They also solved division word problems (including answers with fractions).

For homework the children need to reinforce what they learnt during the week by completing an activity sheet on short division.

Year 6
This week in Maths the children practiced using short division to divide 4-digit numbers with fraction parts of answers, e.g. 23¾ and they also started a practice SATS paper.

For homework they need to complete this practice Maths paper.

Year 5
In Science the children had stars in their eyes as they found out that the sun is one star in the galaxy called the Milky Way, which is just one galaxy in the universe. As well as that, they learnt about the life cycle of a star and the names given to the different phases.

For homework, the children, having completed their designs, now need to start constructing their 3-D model of a solar system. This homework is for over the half term break as well.

In Year 6 the children completed an activity on a pulse rate analysis and learnt the importance of a healthy balanced diet.

On the blog this week will be some of the personal recounts written by the children.

Lola in Year 5 has written about her great memories of the School Halloween Party. This is timely as the Halloween Party will happen again next week on Friday the 30th. This is also World Teachers Day.

Both Year 5 and Year 6 have spelling lists for the week.

Some of the children from Year 5 and Year 6 shared with the rest of the class the English books that they are currently reading at the moment.

I reminded both classes that there will be a book fair on the 25th November. This is a great opportunity to stock up on some more good reading books for the winter!

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