East Acton Primary School "Growing Together"

Year 5 Archived 2016-17

Victorian day - 9th February 2017

Spring 1 - week beginning 6.2.17


English - This half term we have been reading the book Coraline by Neil Gaiman.


Maths - This half term's focus has been fractions, decimals and percentages


Science -  Living Things and their habitats


History - The Victorians (We are dressing up as Victorians on Thursday to mark the end of the topic)


DT - Researching and designing a musical instrument that we can make in class.


ICT - Using a spreadsheet on Microsoft Excel 






Reading Morning

Friday 16th December 9.00-9.30am

Thank you to all the parents that attended the previous morning!


Please come in to school again and share a book with your child. We are trying to encourage a love for reading and promote positive attitudes towards reading and learning.

Autumn 2- week beginning 28.11.16


Hope you've had a restful weekend and are ready to start the new week.


English: Writing a narrative 


Maths: Equivalent fractions 


Please make sure you are practising your times tables daily. 



Remember your swimming hats and goggles

Autumn 2 - week beginning 14.11.16


English - This week we will be re-writing a story from the Greek Myths collection. Please practice high frequency words with your children. These are spellings that the children should be confident when spelling. 


Maths - Division. We are using the formal written method - please allow children to practise this method at home. Please also make sure they are practising their times tables at home as they need to be confident with their times tables when doing division. 


SPAG - Relative clauses


Homework - please ensure these are brought in on a Wednesday. 


P.E - This is now on a Friday


Swimming will still be on a Tuesday - please ensure children have swimming caps and goggles.

Autumn - week beginning 31.10.16


Hope you've had a relaxed half term! I hope you are all ready to experience and enjoy the second half of the year 5 autumn term. 


English - We will still be studying Greek Myths for English, however this week we are focusing on the The Tunnel by Anthony Browne - we will be writing a narrative using a range of descriptive vocabulary and adventurous punctuation.


You can help your child by allowing them to re-write some sentences from their reading books - they could add adventurous vocabulary and extend the sentences to make them more exciting. This will help them in class.


Maths - This week we will be looking at formal written methods of multiplication - short and long multiplication. 


You can help your child by encouraging them to practise their times tables everyday.



P.E and Swimming are still happening on a Monday and Tuesday - remember your kits!




Autumn - week beginning 17.10.16


Hope you've all had a restful weekend.


Maths - We will be using our multiplication facts in maths this week. Please remember to practise your times tables at home - I have attached a link to a game you can play 


Reading - Remember to get your reading journals signed daily. 


Homework - This needs to be in by Wednesday please.




Hello and welcome to Oak class!


Autumn - week beginning 10.10.16


English - This week our writing will be based around Black History Month. We will be writing an essay based around a famous black figure in history who we consider to be a hero/heroine. These essays will then be sent into The Voice newspaper as entries in their annual competition


Please allow and assist your child to research famous black people throughout history and read about their achievements and contributions. It would be great to see your child come into school with information they have researched. 



Maths - This week we will be working on multiplication facts - common multiples and factors. Please make sure you are practising your times tables at home.


Reading - Please remember to read for at least 20 minutes a day.