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For week beginning Monday 5th March 2018 (Miss Wilkins)

Class 5 Zebras
For week beginning: 5th March 2018

Welcome to week three of term four!

What a week we had last week…SNOW!

Due to snowmagedon we shall be having our Viking and Anglo-Saxon day on Wednesday of this week (7th). Children can dress up if they would like to :) On the day we shall be exploring Viking and Anglo-Saxon law and justice, Viking life part 2, further Viking invasions, Viking food and we will FINALLY be making our shields! Please continue to save your cardboard and cereal boxes! 

As i have put this up early, we may well haeve two spelling tests this week so we don't fall behind!

I look forward to meeting with you on either Tuesday or Wednesday at our parent’s evening sessions. Please be reminded that children can attend and present their Path Brite to you. They are able to work on these at home as well using the following link (children should have their usernames and passwords in their planners):

All children have their Accelerated Reader usernames and passwords. Please can we continue to encourage the children to complete a comprehension test once they have completed a text. Most books should be on there! TO LOG ONTO ACCELERATED READER CLICK HERE:

Thank you for the push with practising spellings and times tables. Please can we keep on top of this as it is making a huge positive difference to learning! Focus really needs to be on the 8 and 12 times tables this term!

We continue to have trumpet lessons this term as part of our music curriculum. We will still have our lessons every Tuesday afternoon. I will be sending children home with their trumpets this week to practise at home over the holiday!

Our PE lessons this term continue to be every Monday afternoon and every other Friday. The children are expected to have a full PE kit and trainers. We do have our Monday session outside, so I ask that children have the correct outdoor PE kit. This term the children will be moving on to tag rugby and gymnastics.

Miss Wilkins

For week beginning: 5th March 2018

-In our reading sessions the children will be using Reading VIPERS to help with their comprehensive skills. This involves children looking at vocabulary, inference, predictions, explanations, retrieval of information and sequencing or summarising within a chosen text. Further to this, the children have each selected a reading book which they continue to be expected to take home every evening and read for 20 minutes either independently or with someone else (even if they read to their pet). We are lucky to have a wonderful parent reader who is reading with the children each week and they will be expected to read the book they have selected to read independently.  Please ensure they are logging on to Accelerated Reader when they have completed a book! We are always looking for help with parent readers so if anyone is interested and willing to support our children in their reading then please pop in and see me at any point this term. This week we will be answering comprehension questions on our text How to Train Your Dragon, in particular chapters two and three.

-In our Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling lessons this week we will be looking at prefixes. Our week will consist at becoming confident in the prefixes ‘under’, ‘over’, ‘en’, ‘em’, ‘mid’, ‘pre’, ‘fore’, ‘non’ and finally hyphenating prefixes.   

-In our writing lessons this week we shall be looking at persuasive writing and writing a persuasive letter.


-Our Mathematic lessons begin each day with a mental maths activity. This term we are continuing to work on answering multi-step operations using addition, multiplication, division and subtraction and problem solving and reasoning questions.

-This week in our Maths lessons we will be continuing to understand measurement. In particular, we are focussing on converting a measurement from a larger unit to a small unit including:

  • From metres to kilometres
  • From kilometres to metres
  • From Kilograms to grams
  • From litres to millilitres

We will also focus on converting a measurement from a smaller unit to a larger unit including:

  • From centimetres to metres
  • From metres to kilometres
  • From grams to kilograms
  • From millilitres to litres.

Finally, we will put all our knowledge together to answer some tricky problem solving activities including measurement.

-MA continues to be due in every Thursday.


This week will be explore law and justice, Viking life part 2, further Viking invasions and Viking food. 


This term we will be exploring ‘The Weather’.


-Within my PE sessions this term we will be focussing on tag rugby.  

-Mrs Mileham will be focussing on gymnastics.

-All children are expected to take part in the daily mile run at 9am. No trainers…no run!

-Please can it be reminded that PE kits and trainers should be in school every single day of the school week.


-Throughout Year Five the children will learn to play the trumpet. Each child will have their own trumpet to play with and it is their responsibility to ensure it is kept clean. Our sessions are every Tuesday afternoon and the children are responsible for remembering their instrument.


This week we will be making Viking shields!


This term we will be looking at using the programme Audacity to create interviews. This week we shall be planning to build a school building. Children will interview children and ‘designers/architects’ about their building ideas. Children will edit the content.


Research and then create a menu with a three course meal that the Vikings would have eaten.