Autumn 2017

Welcome back after half term! We hope you have had a lovely week off :-) Year 5 have come back into school raring to go and have been enjoying our continued work on Beowulf. Our Anglo-Saxon topic is now taking us up to the time of Viking invasion! We are looking forward to finding out what happens in the battle for the English throne! This week, we have been lucky enough to visit our brilliant local library, which is just around the corner in Kenton! We were so impressed with the new selection of books and enjoyed escaping into other worlds for the morning. I was incredibly proud of the behaviour of Year 5 - I think some of the members of the public didn't even realise 30 children were in there, they were so quiet!
Thank you to everyone who came to our Open Evening! We chatted to parents and carers about the expectations of Year 5 and went through the routines of the day. It was really nice to meet you all and see some familiar, friendly faces! The school website lots of the things you will need, but please don't hesitate to get in touch if there is anything you need to ask! :-)
What a wonderful few weeks we have been having in Year 5! We have kicked off our Anglo Saxon topic in style and we are all enjoying the start of our class novel, Beowulf! We have been learning loads about the Anglo Saxon invasion and we have even created our very own settlement out of the Imagination Playground material! We have even taken our topic into our SPaG, and have been learning all about the Anglo Saxon suffixes in place names that exist in our country, even today!
In maths this week, we have been revising our understanding of Place Value and have been timing ourselves on how long it takes us to order a range of numbers from smallest to largest. This huge, human number line includes decimals and negative numbers and we had to arrange ourselves without even talking! Our record at the moment is 1 minute and 24 seconds. Let's see if we can beat it next week!
 We have had a lovely start to Year 5 and have been thinking hard about what we want to achieve with our lives! We have some amazing aims - from rally drivers to musicians, tennis players to beauticians! We have a lot of ambition in Year 5!