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Weekly Update (Week ending 14.02.20)


This week...

Aldenham have had a great week this week! In Reading Workshop, we have read even more of 'The Boy in the Tower'. In English we have started to look at the story 'Hermelin', which tells the tale of a detective mouse. We have been looking at how Hermelin might feel and what he might think during different sections of the book. From this, we have written a couple of diary entries, detailing the events in the book from Hermelin's perspective.

In maths, we have been learning about the area and perimeter of a shape. The children have been finding the area and perimeter of both compound and rectilinear shapes. We have also looked at Roman Numerals up to 1000.


In science, we have continued to learn about carbon literacy- this week, we looked at what the scientific process of climate change is, how we contribute towards climate change, and how this is affecting our planet. As a part of safer internet week, we also had the exciting opportunity to skype call with a year 5 class in Mandeville. We discussed how we can stay safe online and quizzed each other on our knowledge of safer internet week.

World Book Week is the second week back after half term (W/B 02/03/20). To celebrate the week, we are encouraging children to participate in the challenges the school have set over half term. The first challenge is to 'turn a potato into a book character' and the second one is 'extreme reading', where children are encouraged to take pictures of themselves reading in peculiar places. I look forward to seeing the wacky places they have read in after half term.


It has been lovely to award so many badges on Marvellous Me this week. Please remember to sign up, if you have not already done so, in order to receive updates about our learning and your child's in-class achievements.


MPL now has its own twitter account - this is a fantastic way to keep up to date with everything that is going on in school.

I cannot believe we are already half way through year 5 - they do say that time flies when you're having fun. It is such a pleasure to teach such enthusiastic children who want to learn. I hope you all have a wonderful half term!

Leaf of the Week - William G

Writer of the Week - Aaron P


Miss Fitzgerald


Homework - Please check the inside of your children's homework book or see the attachment below

Spellings- Please learn week 5's spelling list.

Picture 1
Picture 1

Useful Links

The following websites are useful for maths revision and include games that promote mental fluency.

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