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Below you can find out what we will be learning about this half term:


What we will be learning this half term:

English  When the Mountains Roared by Jess Butterworth

(non-chronological report)

The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie


Guided reading: When the Mountains Roared / The Nowhere Emporium / Test style questions and skills


Maths - Percentages, Shape and Position & Direction

Science - Animals including humans

History- Early Islamic Civilisation 

Computing - Digital Literacy

Art - Typography

Physical Education - Athletics 

Religious Education - Places of worship

French - Phonics

Music - The Fresh Prince of Belair - Singing and Glockenspiels

Values - Love

Learner Attitude -   Clear Communicator

Week 5

Monday 15th - Friday 19th May 2023

Achiever focus: Art

Achievers of the week: 

Reader of the the week: Nicole


MFL DAY 2023

On Wednesday this week, we enjoyed taking part in our whole school MFL day. We were focusing on all about France and learning french.


We enjoyed starting the day with a whole school assembly where we learnt about the king and queen tradition. We came back to class and all received a cake, but only one cake had a crown in it! They were able to choose another king or queen to join them for the day. They enjoying having lots of benefits set by the whole class, including going in for lunch first!

After this, we enjoyed learning how to sing 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' in french and practised putting our actions to the test. It got tricky as each round, it got faster and faster! 

We enjoyed a visit from Elliot's mum who taught us the days of the week in French. We then took part in a game in the hall singing the different days of the week in French called 'Mr Postman'. 

In the afternoon, we worked together as a team to build our own 3D structures of the Eiffel Tower. We tried to create the tallest but sturdiest tower and had lots of fun!

Week 4

Tuesday 9th- Friday 12th May 2023

Achiever focus: resilience

Achievers of the week: Liz, Harry and Sara


This week in English, we have been continuing to read our class text 'The Nowhere Emporium' by Ross Mackenzie.

We've really enjoyed delving deeper into the book and meeting the main characters.


This week, we were using brackets for parenthesis, planning our setting descriptions and then put all of our wonderful ideas together to create our own setting descriptions of the exterior and interior of The Nowhere Emporium and they were all absolutely fantastic! Take a look at a few examples below.


This week in maths, we have been continuing with our shape topic. We have been learning about lengths and angles in shapes and recapping our knowledge about 2D shapes. We enjoyed exploring and investigating with the 2D shapes to discuss their properties with our buddies. It definitely sparked lots of interesting maths chat, which was lovely to see!




This week in science, we were continuing to explore how our bodies change as we get older. We focused on the changes that occur during adolescence and focusing on the changes during puberty. I was particularly impressed by how sensible and grown up 5R were during our puberty lesson.

Week 3

Tuesday 2nd - Friday 5th May 2023

Achiever focus: Love of learning

Achievers of the week: Liz, Peter and Darcy

Reader of the week: Faryal


This week in maths, we have been continuing to learn all about angles. We have been recapping the different types of angles and describing their properties. 

We enjoyed learning how to accurately use protractors to measure and draw a range of angles. It proved tricky at first because of just how accurate you have to be but after lots of practise, we're becoming experts at measuring and drawing angles. I was super impressed by the perservance of 5R this week even when finding it tricky. We then used our knowledge of angles to learn about angles around a point and angles on a straight line.



This week in English, we have started our new class text 'The Nowhere Emporium' by Ross Mackenzie. We really enjoyed making predictions based on the front cover and reading the blurb.

We have read the prologue and first two chapters this week and can't wait to read more next week.


Over this week and next week, we will be building up to write a setting description of the Nowhere Emporium. We enjoyed using the text to retrieve all the information about the exterior and the interior of The Nowhere Emporium and then using these ideas to build our own sentences using a range of -ed, -ing and simile openers.

Writing and editing descriptive sentences with our buddy

Look at our wonderful sentences about the Nowhere Emporium using a range of sentence openers

-ed, -ing and simile opener sentences


This week in Science, we have continued to learn all about how babies grow - particularly focusing on the first 12 months of their life.

We were finding out about how babies grow in height and weight and comparing girls and boys results.

We used this information to compare girls' and boys' development using a line graph.


Week 2

Monday 24th April - Friday 28th April 

Achiever focus: Pupil choice

Achievers of the week:  Liz, Jason and Lucie


This week in spelling, we have been learning all about homophones and near homophones.

We enjoyed ending our spelling session by trying to make as many different words as we could using the word 'alter' by adding prefixes and suffixes.


In music this week, we enjoyed practising our song 'The Fresh Prince of Belair' and also practising using the glockenspiel alongside.


In maths this week, we have been recapping about the different types of angles.

We enjoyed using our angle finders to decide whether an angle was an acute angle or an obtuse angle.

Week 1

Monday 17th April - Friday 21st April 2023



Welcome back. 

I hope you've all had a wonderful and restful break. It's really lovely to see how enthusiastic 5R have all come back this half term eager to learn. We have a super, busy half term planned with lots of exciting learning coming up.

Converting between fractions, decimals and percentages