Year 5

A rainy yet super harvest!

Dear Parents and Pupils,

Thank you so much to those of you who were able to make it to watch our assembly today. I sincerely appreciate that not everyone was able to but I am sure your thoughts and prayers were with us. The children did really well and both sang and smiled to their full potential!

It has been a rainy yet super harvest festival and an excellent reminder of how important it is to think of those less fortunate than ourselves. Our close ties with St John’s Church certainly help to bring our school community together to work to support those in need and I am therefore very grateful to children who have brought food in to donate – thank you.

The seasons continue to change as well as the weather (!) and this links well with our science learning this week, where we considered the rotation of the Earth on its axis that gives us light and dark and the tilt that when combined with our orbit around the sun gives us our wonderful, varied seasons. The children applied their writing skills to this context and wrote an explanation text about these scientific phenomenons.

In maths this week, we have been looking at improving our fluency with Roman numerals up to 1000, which has been a great mini topic to consider as the place value rules for Roman numerals are very different to the (Arabic) numbers we normally use. Ask at home what they have learned and whether they can write the date in Roman numerals as a challenge!

Please see the photo insert for a sneaky peek at our table tennis coaching session at QPHS this week. Some great skills learned by all!

Best wishes for a cheerful and restful half term,

Mr Lee

PS – Bonus points for those who write down the number of hours in a day on Saturn. Remember that planets do not necessarily rotate at the same speed…