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Weekly Update (Week ending 15.3.19)

This week, we have been writing diary entries for an intrepid action hero, Traction Man (based on the book by Mini Grey). Children have been creating heroic actions around the home for Traction Man to undertake and rescues for him to perform which they have written about in the first person.


In maths, year 5 children have been learning about improper fractions and mixed numbers, converting between the two. We have also revised some of the maths we have learnt this year. , In year 6, children have been continuing to revise learning on shape.


We have also looked at journeys in science as part of British Science Week. Children learnt about the water cycle journey and the journey of air particles when blowing up a balloon. We have also continued our learning about Buddha and how to draw spheres using shading techniques.


Please continue to sign reading diaries to confirm children are reading 5 times a week or more. Please encourage children to write their own book reviews.


Next week………



We will be writing biographies and seeing the difference between autobiography and biography. We will consider the layout of work including subheadings and paragraphing.



In maths year 5 will be working more on comparing fractions and equivalent fractions. Year 6 will be revising coordinates and translations as well as learning about a number of other areas (for example mean average) in the build up to tests.


Science and Topic

In science, children will be gaining a better understanding of the water cycle and the vocabulary associated with it. In geography we will be looking at how the world map looked to the Europeans in Tudor times and what the European explorers of the time discovered about the world. We will also begin to put our Tudor houses together.



Children could: look at a world map and identify where India is and the West Indies. Find out about a famous person; what have they achieved? Spend some time on TTRockstars to practise multiplication and division facts.


Homework (to be handed in on Wednesdays)

Reading 5 times a week. Reading their own selected books, make sure the diaries are signed.

TTRockstars - To practise their tables facts.

Maths My Maths has been set for year 6 children. Year 5 children to spend time on TTRockstars.

Whole class – Fill in a fact file about themselves (see homework sheet).


Dojo points will be awarded for homework which has been completed and returned/completed on time. 



Dance and games.


Have a great weekend.


Best wishes

Mr Funnell

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