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Welcome back to our weekly blog. It’s been a busy week for sure!!

In English, we have been looking in detail at some of the new vocabulary contained in our book Farther. We discovered words like ‘agitated’, ‘billowing’, ‘incensed’, ‘shards’ and ‘inevitability’, which have encouraged some wonderful discussions; the children have also used them all very accurately within their own writing, which has been excellent to see. What super writing effort I have seen so far this year!

In maths, we have continued to look at the notion of ‘place value’ and this week the focus has been on rounding 5-digit numbers, for example to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000. The children were very honest and admitted that this was tricky at first, but this was great to see, since often it is only by trying and making mistakes that we then learn how to succeed at something. Well done for your resilience and perseverance this week Year 5.

We were very excited during the week when two of our team members brought in items linked to our topic Living in the War Years (see photo). Thank you so much for helping us to learn more about artefacts, particularly from World War Two. I have never seen a ration book in such brilliant condition! We also began our science topic in earnest this week, discovering lots about our solar system and the universe in which it sits. Could there be other life out there? We certainly discussed this at length!

Homework to be given out on Monday this week, due to printing issues. However, please make sure the children are all reading daily at home. Also, they should have taken home their new Sumdog login details, which can be found online and helps them to practise lots of maths and earn points for doing so.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr Lee

PS – Round 12,843 to the nearest 1000 for some House Points next week!