Year 5 blog

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Last term you received information about ‘Bikeability’ for our Y5 pupils.  This is due to take place next week.  If you haven’t yet returned your signed form, please do so by the end of this week.  Pupils in Mrs Tozer’s class will take part in Bikeability on Monday 24th April and Tuesday 25th April.  Mrs Saville’s class will take part on Wednesday and Thursday.  Please ensure that your child has a bike and helmet in school on these days. These can be left in the bike sheds overnight for the following day.


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Waddington Ridges and Furrows Project

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Homework Club

Do you want a quiet place to concentrate?  Some extra help with what you’re doing?  We are running a homework club every Tuesday lunchtime at 12.50 in the library.  Everyone is welcome.  Just bring your homework and anything else you need and we can support you however we can.


Y5 Homework 19.4.17

Y5 Homework 19.4.17

We have had a great start to the term.  Well done!

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Pasta Success!

What professional chefs we are in Year 5!  An amazing few days developing our DT skills by chopping seasonal vegetables for a sauce and making our own pasta dough.  It took a few attempts to master the machine but it was great to see the final product.  We all enjoyed taking it home to share.


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Y5 Homework

Your homework for this week is to complete your pasta evaluation.  Well done to those children who have already returned these to school.  Please bring it in by the end of the week if you haven’t done so already.

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Y5 Pasta Project

On Monday and Tuesday, Y5 are making pasta and sauce.  If they have an apron, please send them in with it to help keep them clean!

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Year 5 will be taking part in ‘Bikeability’ next term.  You have been sent some information today about what you need to check about your bike before then.  You will need to bring in your bike and helmet for this, as they are no longer able to provide any equipment.


Your child’s bike should:

o Not be too big or too small. Your child should be able to stand on tip-toes whilst in the saddle.

o Have working front AND rear brakes. Brakes should work quickly when engaged and should not lock in position. Note: Fixed-wheel bikes with no independent braking are not road legal in the UK and cannot be used for Bikeability.

o Have road worthy tyres. Tyres should not be bald in any area or have splits, bulges or cuts in the side walls.

o If equipped with gears those gears should change smoothly and not skip or catch when changing. Chains should not be rusty.

o Not have stabilisers or any other balance aid (unless by prior agreement with Lincolnshire County Council Bikeability).

o If you are in any doubt about the road worthiness of your child’s bike you should arrange for the bike to be inspected by a qualified cycle mechanic. Most local bike shops can provide this service for you at a reasonable price.

Bikeability is designed to teach your child the skills needed to be a confident and effective road user whilst on their bike, it is not suitable for children who cannot ride a bike. Our instructors may be able to teach some basic ‘learn to ride’ skills but if your child is unable to ride unaided (or only with stabilisers) they should not participate in Bikeability training.

You can help your child prepare for the course by spending some time practicing:

* Starting and stopping safely

* Riding in a straight line

* Using gears

* Observation skills, including looking behind them whilst riding forward

* Signalling, including removing a hand from the handlebars whilst pedalling


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Well done Y5/6!

Well done Y5/6 – what a great quiz afternoon we’ve had.  It was lovely to see so many adults joining you to answer some very tricky questions.  Brilliant teamwork – but who was the most competitive?

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Y5 Homework


Pictures for grammar:

Y5 Homework 22.3.17


Y5 Homework

22.1.17 (to be handed in 27.1.17)


Revise your spellings for the week and make sure you can spell them ready for our class challenge. We are very impressed with how some of your scores have dramatically improved – it just shows that when you put in extra effort, it really pays off!














You’ve now had a few sets of multiplication sheets sent home so this week we are sending home a couple of questions that need you to apply these facts.  One set are applying the formal method of multiplication (something we have revised in class this week) and one is a reasoning problem, which requires you to really think about apply it.  You may draw a bar model or other image to help you.


6902                     7843                  156.5

x    6                      x   7                    x    8




When a cat sits on one brick, the total height is 35cm.  If the cat sits on 2 bricks, it is 41cm tall.

If it is 1.01m tall, how many bricks is it sitting on?






We have been revising our modal verbs.  Remember, a modal verb is used to indicate the possibility of the verb e.g. must, might, can, should, will.

Use these images to write your own sentences using modal verbs.

e.g. The dog probably wants the biscuit.

The lion may fall off the stilts.




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