Year 5 blog – End of April 2018

Wow its hot!

Another great month in year 5.


Year 5 have been involved in several musical events this term. I am very proud of the 5 girls who took part in the Composer in Residence concert at the Octagon Centre. We spent a lot of time practising and I know they really did themselves proud.

The whole class took part in the Halle Orchestra concert at the Sheffield City Hall. We listened to a few pieces of classical music linked to nature and then joined in singing with the rest of the audience. A great experience for all of the children.


In maths this month we have been learning to convert fractions from mixed numbers to improper fractions and also converting measures. The children have learnt to draw and interpret line graphs and we are now working on the data shown in tables. We will be moving on to reading and writing the time and finally interpreting timetables.


In English the children have continued to learn how to punctuate speech and how to begin sentences with fronted adverbials. We have planned a story about an alien invasion and the children have written their first drafts. We will be moving on to edit and improve this work.

Science/ Topic

The children have begun to look at the planets in our solar system and are thinking about the ways in which they orbit other planets. We will also look at the life of an astronaut on the International Space Station. Science will move on to looking at habitats of plants animals.


The PE this half term is tennis on Mondays and Netball on Wednesdays. Please ensure that your child has their kit as well as trainers each of these days.

Visit to the National Space Centre

Our final visit of the year will be to The National Space Centre in Leicester on Tuesday 5th June. The cost for this visit is £17.50 and we would be grateful if this could be in by Friday 25th May at the latest.

Gary the Gecko

Would anyone be willing to care for Gary over the May half term holiday? If you would, please let me know.

I hope you have all had a lovely warm bank holiday and I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow

Mrs Jones