Star Learner


Sophie Dowling 4S

Congratulations to Sophie, who was chosen as Star Learner because she worked so hard on her recent Science homework. She was able to confidently demonstrate her knowledge of sound through the vibrations made by her homemade 'pots and pans' drum kit. Well done Sophie.

Year 5

Homework T3W4 – Answer the comprehension questions based on these pages from the Iron Man. Please answer in complete sentences.

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Happy New Year and welcome to Term 3! It’s great to be back and we are all so excited about our new topics this term!


This term we will be reading the fantastic novel “The Iron Man” by Ted Hughes. This book uses some amazing figurative language which we will be learning how to use in our own writing. Have a look out examples of simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, onomatopoeia and alliteration in your own reading books.



* I can identify key adjectives and adverbs that describe a character and setting. ** I can identify examples of figurative language in the books I read. *** I can identify figurative language and suggest alternatives.


* I can use similes and metaphors to create an image. ** I can use personification to create an image. *** I can use a range of figurative language to create an image.



In maths we are revising strategies for all of the four number operations and applying this to be able to solve multi-step word problems. We will also be looking at fractions, percentages and decimals and how they relate to each other. We will be applying our understanding of perimeter so that we are able to measure the distance around a variety of compound shapes inside and outside.


* I can find equivalent fractions for ½, ¼ , 1/5 and 1/10 ** I can find a fraction of an amount e.g. 2/3 of 33 = 22 *** I can convert between fractions, decimals and percentages



In Humanities we are learning about the Amazon rainforest, its climate and physical Geography. We will then be learning  specifically about  the river Nile and its water cycle.

In Science we are exploring the force of gravity as well as the forces that act against it. We will be conducting a number of experiments that test how these forces act in air and water and how they have an effect on our daily lives.

In Music we will be composing our own song about the day in the life of a water droplet. We will be using a very well known Pop music chord progression as our starting point.

In P.E. we are building upon our scientific knowldege of forces to compose a dance routine that tells the story of a space expedition. We are also lucky enough to be able to improve our swimming strokes every Wednesday afternoon at the pool.

Please remember!! Children to bring swimming costumes, towel and a hat every Wednesday!

Indoor P.E. kit will be needed every Thursday!

In R.E we are learning about why certain journeys and places are important for different people and religions.

In P.S.H.E we are discussing healthy lifestyles and what we need to do to be able to stay fit and healthy.

In Computing we are manipulating shapes in order to create tessellating patterns. This will feed into our Art work this term where we will be exploring various printing techniques.

We are going to learn how to order and pay for drinks in a French café, sing a song about things we like and don’t like to eat and drink and keep our alphabet skills bubbling.  Our song can be enjoyed at Everyone needs to know how to say ‘yum’ and ‘yuck’!

Homework and spellings will continue to be set on a Monday and collected in/tested on Friday. Children should also be reading at home every  evening and please show your support by signing the reading record book 3 times a week.

Mr Hawkings and Mrs Walker

Online times tables games to help support children at home: