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Year 5 Weekly News - Friday 02.12.2022

Homework tasks 

Cross curricular homework due 07.12.22

Reading daily

TTRS daily

MyMaths and Spelling Shed due 09.12.22

Year 5 Weekly News 02.12.22 

Key Messages:

  • Monday is PE for all of Year 5. Please send the children in wearing their PE kit.
  • Wednesday afternoon is the Year 5 Christmas party. Children can come to school dressed in their party clothes.
  • Thursday is swimming for 5R and 5Y. This will be the last week of swimming. Please ensure that full swimming kit is brought in on that day. If your child cannot take part, please contact their teacher or the office to explain why.
  • Friday is the Christmas Fair. The children should now be in groups and sorting their stalls. They will need to bring in their prizes, items to sell and a small amount of change on Friday morning.
  • Friday – children can come dressed in festive non-uniform in exchange for a donation for the tombola/ bottle stall.
  • Reminder to ensure children are reading at home and bringing in their reading records.
  • Please ensure children are wearing correct school uniform and shoes.
  • Please ensure children are bringing in their water bottles.

Please see separate letters sent through MCAS for extra information.


Home Learning:

This week, we have been looking at how dragons are significant in Chinese history and shared the story of the four dragons. For your homework this week, we would like you to either:

  • Research a Chinese dragon story and summarise the key points.


  • Write your own Chinese dragon tale. Remember, they link to something significant to the country, like the rivers in the four dragons story.

Homework is due in on WEDNESDAY.



Minimum 3x a week. Reading record must be signed by an adult. Can be completed on your own or with your parents.

Spelling Shed:

Once a week – Friday to Friday. 

Tasks will be completed online, with new tasks set every week.

Tasks will always follow the spellings being taught in class that week. 

 Times Tables Rock Stars:

Minimum 3x a week.

Can be completed on tablets, laptops or mobile phones though the app or the website.

 My Maths:

Once a week – Friday to Friday.

Tasks will be completed online, with new tasks set every week.

Tasks will always follow the subjects being taught in class that week.


Our English lessons this week centred around recounts. For the first half of the week, we wrote a letter from Lila to Lalchand apologising for her behaviour and to update him on her journey. Today, we wrote a diary entry as Lila to express her feelings about being home but worried about her father’s possible execution.

Next week, we will finish the book and write a newspaper report about the firework competition.



This week in maths, we continued our fractions work by subtracting proper fractions and mixed numbers. We did this through the use of flexible partitioning and improper fractions.

Next week, we will conclude our work on fractions and complete our end of unit assessments.


Thematic Curriculum:

In our afternoon lessons this week we have made oracle bones from clay and discovered that they were made from ‘dragon bones’ and questions were written on them. The questions would then be answered by the priests during a divination ceremony. We also made our own dragons using Plasticine.

We finished the week by looking at artefacts and the clues historians would have used to work out what they were, and looked at who Fu Hao was – the first known female military leader and the most successful and powerful leader of her time.

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