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Year 5


Year 5 have finished reading the book ‘Boy in the Tower’. Although at times the story was a bit scary, there was a happy ending. This term, we are reading ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell. It features four children who are stranded in the Amazon jungle after there plane crashes. They learn to survive, but will they meet anyone else there?


In English, we have been studying how to write a playscript. We started with a simple playscript with one narrator and parts. Now we are writing our playscript with stage directions, an introduction and parts for lots of characters.


In Maths, we have worked hard to understand how to interpret statistics like line graphs, tables and charts. We looked carefully at the scales and at the information and asked and answered difficult questions about them.


In Science we have studied how the moon changes in a lunar month. Then we moved on to study the rotation of the Earth and how it results in night and day. We then further applied our learning to study how this affects the seasons.


Remember to read every day at home for 15 minutes and keep practising times table facts and the Years 5 and 6 Spelling List in planners.


I am continually proud of how hard the children are working. They have star charts full of rewards to show this. As we move towards the end of year five, I am confident that they will continue to achieve well in class. From Mr Watton.