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Skylarks WB 27.09.21

Date: 23rd Sep 2021 @ 8:00am

Hello everyone and welcome back to Skylarks weekly blog 😊

We have had another fantastic week in Skylarks Class and the children have all blown me away with their knowledge of the Romans and keen interest to learn more! I can’t wait to continue to explore our topics further next week 😊


Parent phone calls

Hopefully you have managed to book your Parents’ Evening phone call through school spider for next week. Skylark’s phone calls will take place on Friday 1st October. This will be an opportunity to discuss how the children have settled into year 5 and will give you the chance to ask any questions you may have. If you are having any problems booking your slot, please contact the office who will be happy to help.


Next week (W.B. 27.09.21)

In our English lessons next week, we will continue to explore our book ‘Queen of the Falls’ by Chris Van Allsburg. We will continue to work on our Newspaper reports from last week, before moving on to look at first-person recount writing.

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

In maths we will continue to focus on place value and will extend our learning to include numbers to 1,000,000. We will place these numbers on number lines, compare and order numbers and round to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000. We will also continue to consolidate our knowledge of the four operations through daily 4-a-day activities.

In science we will continue our learning on thermal insulators and thermal conductors. We will become scientists and will plan our own investigation to answer the enquiry question ‘Which material is most effective for the inner lining of a lunch box to keep it cool?’

In RE we will continue to explore the book of Matthew. We will read a range of verses, considering the meaning of each and drawing out any advice given to Christians on how they should live.

During our topic day we will use our mapping skills to locate rivers in and around Northwich. We will then focus on developing our understanding of technical vocabulary needed to help us with our future learning on rivers. We will use our ICT skills to help us produce a river glossary. 


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 9 of their maths book to be returned by Friday 1st October. This homework is looking at counting in powers of 10 (e.g. counting in jumps of 10, 100, 1000, 10,000, 100,000).


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 1st October will be the first 10 words from the Year 5/6 statutory word list:

accommodate, accompany, according, achieve, aggressive, amateur, ancient, apparent, appreciate, attached

These words are understandably more difficult than our spellings which follow a specific spelling rule. However, please remember that these spellings are set for both Year 5 and Year 6 children and so we have lots of time to revisit and revise them over the next two years. If your child is finding them really tricky, encourage them to focus on just 5 words to learn rather than all 10 😊


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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