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Year 5

Welcome to Owl Class – Miss Waterhouse

Keep checking our class page to keep up-to-date on the exciting, active and diverse range of activities we take part in to help us excel at school. Homework tasks, along with spelling lists, will be uploaded each week under the 'Homework' tab below. Scroll down to see our latest learning in class.

Y5 - Reading with your child

13. 11. 2018 – Circuits

Today in class, we have been investigating the effect of different voltages when making a circuit with a light bulb. Each small group had the equipment to make a complete circuit, which lit up the light bulb when using a 1.5V cell. However, when we used the 9V cell, our predictions were proved incorrect and we came to some surprising conclusions...

01. 11. 2018 – Wild Maths

I have found a website filled with high-quality, interactive games created by the University of Cambridge which have been made to improve reasoning and problem solving skills. Please encourage your child to try a few by clicking on the link below. ‘Got it’ is a particular favourite of mine!

30. 10. 2018 – Show Don’t Tell

In our English lessons, we have been working hard to learn new ways of making our writing more mature. One of the techniques that works well is ‘show don’t tell’, where instead of spoon-feeding the reader the emotions of a character, you describe their facial expressions and body language instead. For example, if they were overjoyed, you could say they ‘were bouncing down the corridor, with a huge grin going from ear to ear.’

Below are some examples from the children using this clever technique.

Examples of Show Don't Tell

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24. 09. 2018 – Place Value

In our maths lessons, we are very fortunate to have boxes crammed full of brand-new resources which help us to understand different topics in mathematics. At the start of the year, we used these resources to make 5, 6 and 7-digit numbers. This helped to reinforce the value of each digit in the various columns. Have a look at the photos below to see our learning in action. 

Y5 Autumn newsletter

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