Violet Class News

Solving calculations involving improper fractions and mixed numbers has been the mathematical focus for Year 5 this week. Although some of these new concepts are tricky, the children took to them with skill and expertise and have almost finished fractions as a topic.

In English we made story-board predictions on our class novel, 'Thief' and placed grammatical focus on the correct use of punctuation when including direct speech in our writing.

Throughout the school, Judaism was the the religious focus this week. The Year 5 classes studied Pesach (Passover), in which we learnt about the traditions of the celebration, along with the story of the liberation of the Israelites from Egypt.

All in all, it was a great week for us and we are very excited about performing our class assembly next Thursday!

Mr McGee and Miss Burton


The week began with a trip to the Library, we are never too old to have a story read to us! We enjoyed every minute. In English, we have been writing our own playscripts for the main characters in our class book The Unforgotten Coat. This week in Maths, we have been solving problems with Ratio and Proportion. Can you solve this problem? Five bars of chocolate cost £8.75. What do three bars cost?

In RE we have focused on Judaism, more specifically we have been learning about the new year Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We learnt that on Rosh Hashanah apples are dipped in honey, blessed and eaten, wishing everyone a good and sweet new year. In science this week, we started investigating how the heart works and identifying the different parts.

Next week, we are really looking forward to our trip to The Churchill War Rooms which links to our history topic The Blitz.