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Welcome to Year 5! We are really looking forward to an exciting year ahead working with all of you.

We will be using the blog to keep you updated on what we have been doing in class and school. This is also a place where you will be able to find information such as any school trips and/or upcoming events.

For more information please come and speak to myself or any member of staff. We are always there to help with any queries.

Many thanks,
Mrs Downey, Miss Cuff and Miss Witte

Week Beginning 14.9.20 

Welcome back to Burnside and welcome to our new Year 5 page! 

Year 5 have tried very hard to settle back into school life and adjust to new rules and routines since the start of the new school year. Well done Year 5! 

This week, we started our place value unit in maths and we have worked hard to represent numbers to 10,000. We have used place value counters to make numbers and we have identified the value of each digit in a number, before moving on to adding 10, 100 and 1000 to numbers. We have also looked at rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000, using number lines to help us. 

We have started our narrative unit in English, which has centred around a video clip, ‘The Girl and the Fox’. We have watched the opening and the build-up and summarised what has happened so far. We have also explored vocabulary linked to the character and the setting and we have expanded our vocabulary by using synonyms found in thesauruses and word banks. Next, we are going to focus on using our new vocabulary to construct grammatically correct sentences that include expanded noun phrases.  

During our afternoon sessions this week, we have hit the ground running by diving into our new ‘Meet the Greeks’ topic. We started our history learning by being introduced to information about Greece and placing the Ancient Greek civilisation on a timeline. Then, we looked at city states Athens and Sparta, and we were able to compare how they were ruled, how boys and girls were viewed and treated differently, and their attitudes to war and education. We have considered how the Ancient Greeks influence our lives and society today, for example, through the introduction of democracy.

Headteacher award – Paige T for being a fantastic role model.
English award – Nathan H for using excellent vocabulary.
Maths award – Dylan for S for working hard in our new maths topic.

Reading books will be given out on Monday and should be returned on Friday every week. 
Spellings will be given out on Monday and tested the following Monday.