Yr 5 Curriculum Update

In English we have been continuing to read the outstanding book ‘Why the Whales Came’ by Michael Morpurgo.  We have considered, very carefully, the characters and how their emotions change throughout the course of the text.  The ending wasn’t quite what we expected but we don’t want to give too much away!  We have also been looking at suffixes and prefixes and how they change the meaning of root words.

In Maths we have been working on division and percentages.  We have used our multiplication skills (from our daily tests) to support our understanding of short division.  Some of us managed to attempt long division; it wasn’t as scary as we thought! This week we have been working out percentages.  We used our knowledge of place value to work out 10% of numbers and used this knowledge to work out different percentages.  We moved on to word problems and, although it was very tricky, we became more confident as the week moved on.

We are massively looking forward to our residential next week and our homework was to remember to pack our bags!

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