21 Oct 2019

Year 5 Update Week 11




We are looking for any Christmas related items you no longer want or need. String, ribbon, boxes, packaging, stuffing, wrapping paper, old Christmas cards, gift tags, ornaments, parcel paper, greaseproof paper, tinsel…  anything you can spare would be much appreciated, just drop it off at your child’s classroom, Thank you.



Unit of Inquiry reports


Please note that our first reported unit goes live on the Gateway today, November 1st 2019. 




As a provocation for their Business Unit, the students had the tough challenge of selling ‘Green Spaghetti’ to the rest of the class. We were amazed at the range of commercials they put together. We saw dance, song, drama, mime, comedy, storytelling and lots of persuasive language.


5H and 1G – Halloween Party




In order to make business teams the students had to think very carefully about their own personal skills


Solo Taxonomy – Mr Pheasant


SOLO Taxonomy is a powerful model of learning that is both easy to use and highly effective in advancing and deepening learning across the curriculum. 






Reading focus


No Golden Book this week, due to school photo’s



House Points




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  • Read the Weekly Update
  • Mathletics – continue with the set tasks
  • Spelling – each week the children are sent home their 10 personal words that they need to learn for the week.  Please, can a parent (or responsible adult) support the children by...testing them (written or oral), getting them to put their words into interesting sentences (written or oral), discussing the meanings of the words, thinking about synonyms and antonyms of that word, discussing words with a similar meaning etc. 
  • Reading – levelled home readers will be starting to come home soon.  The children will be choosing levelled readers based on their own ability and are expected to read each night for at least 20mins at home with a parent.  The children need to record their reading in their Reading Journals and parents can you please sign your child’s journal each night.  Journals need to be returned to school each morning to be checked and will come home each evening (except Friday).  Children may use Big Universe twice a week (only) as their choice of home reading.
  • Mandarin Home Learning– All children are encouraged to take a reading book home on the days when they have Mandarin lessons.


Thought of the week