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Skylarks WB 20.09.21

Date: 16th Sep 2021 @ 7:42am

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

The children in Skylarks Class have had another super week of learning. I have particular enjoyed hearing about their swimming achievements. Mrs Evans has been so impressed with the children’s effort and attitudes during their lessons. Keep it up Skylarks!


Next week (W.B. 20.09.21)

In our English lessons next week, we will continue to explore our book ‘Queen of the Falls’ by Chris Van Allsburg. We will first be looking at letter writing, taking account of audience and purpose. We will also consider our first impressions of different characters, as well as the impressions the characters may have of each other. We will then use this to help us write a newspaper report prior to Annie’s daredevil feat. 

In our reading lessons we will read about more inspirational woman in our text ‘Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls’. We will focus on drawing inferences and justifying our answers with evidence (E.g. inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives). We will also make comparisons within and across texts.

In maths we will continue to focus on place value. Specifically, we will look at rounding numbers within 100,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000. We will also revise Roman numeral base numbers to help us write numbers to 10,000. We will also continue to consolidate our knowledge of the four operations through daily 4-a-day activities.

In science we will learn about thermal insulators and thermal conductors and will be developing our conclusion writing skills. We will look at a table of results showing the temperature of tea in different containers over a one-hour period, before concluding what we can learn from the table of results.

In RE we will be exploring the ‘Salt and Light’ verses from Matthew 5:13-15. We will read the verses together and draw annotated pictures to help us understand them better.

During our topic day we will use our mapping skills to gain a better understanding of where the Romans conquered when they first arrived in Britain. We will also look at how Britain changed once the Roman Empire arrived and the legacy the Roman Empire left behind.   


Our PE days for the Autumn will be Thursday (Swimming) and Friday (Games) so your child should come to school in their PE kit on these days. Please remember PE kits should either be school kits or plain black/blue. On Thursday your child will also need to have their swimming costume and towel in a plastic bag.



In year 5 the children will be set a weekly maths homework that they should complete and mark at home using the answers in the back of the homework book.

If your child is finding the homework tricky, Mrs Hulse and I will ensure that supervision is provided on a Wednesday lunchtime for your child to ask any questions or receive some support to complete their homework.

The children should complete page 8 of their maths book to be returned by Friday 24th September. This homework is looking at place value (ordering and comparing big numbers).


Please also encourage your child to read for 20 minutes each evening and practice their spellings/times tables. The following websites are both great for times tables practice:




Our spellings for the quiz on Friday 24th September will continue to focus on words ending with the silent letter b:

climb, subtle, bomb, lamb, doubted, plumber, crumbling, numbing


Please remember that if you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to get in contact 😊 Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Miss Beattie x


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