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This Week’s Learning

Week commencing Monday 12th November 


As part of the Imagination Festival at the London Southbank Centre, Year 5 will be taking part in a writing project in collaboration with other schools. During this project, they will develop their creative and narrative skills by planning and writing introductions to a fictional story based on the ideas of the writer Joseph Coelho. For more information please visit:



This week we will continue to develop our multiplication and problem solving skills, which will include learning how to solve multiplication word problems and missing number problems.



As part of our topic ‘Benin’, we will be learning about traditional Benin art and we will also be creating our own sculptures.



This week in science, we will be preparing filtering and sieving experiments in order to try and filter dirty water.


Spellings: profession programme program pronunciation proactive probably procedure progress produce procrastinate

Please speak to Miss Thomas or Mrs Frost about spellings if your child is in their literacy group.

Year 5 Team

This Half Term’s Learning

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911, 2018

Autumn in the wildlife garden.

By | November 9th, 2018|Categories: Year 3/4 2018-19, Year 5 2018-19, Year 6 2018-19|0 Comments

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Reversible and irreversible changes

By | November 6th, 2018|Categories: Science, Year 5 2018-19|0 Comments

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Why is a squared number called a squared number?

By | November 6th, 2018|Categories: Mathematics, Year 5 2018-19|0 Comments

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By | November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Year 5 2018-19|0 Comments

  This week year 5 have shared their thoughts on what Africa means to them.  We were impressed with the variation of ideas and themes the children shared.  Thoughts about instruments, geography, animals, climate, culture and produce, [...]

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By | November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Outdoor Learning, Wild things, Year 2 2018-19, Year 3/4 2018-19, Year 5 2018-19, Year 6 2018-19|0 Comments

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Tasty experimenting in Year 5.

By | October 19th, 2018|Categories: Year 5 2018-19|0 Comments

  The pupils in Year 5 demonstrated incredible enthusiasm and team work while testing out materials.  They have been learning about thermal conductors and insulators and decided to create group investigations based around the statement " [...]