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Welcome to Orangutans with Miss Barlow and Mrs Parker


This half term we will be developing our mental Maths skills by continuing to work on the pace we can recall times tables in our weekly test. We will also by looking at different mental strategies including partitioning in different ways.

We will revise addition and subtraction strategies in the context of measures and will be solving challenging investigations and multi-step problems.

We will then move onto geometry and measures where we will recap types of angles and how to calculate missing angles. Finally we will investigating area and perimeter.


Don't forget to keep working on your fractions, little and often! Can you remember how to find equivalents? What about how to add and subtract fractions? We can multiply fractions by whole numbers and find fractions of amounts. Make sure you keep revising fractions because they are very important! X tables are very useful for fractions so keep using TTRockstars. If you have forgotten your log in, please just ask.






This half term our book study is "Alex Rider: Stormbreaker" which will inspire our own mystery, action-packed stories. This will be an excellent opportunity to show off all the Year 5 writing skills we have been working on, including sophisticated punctuation, ISPACE openers, relative clauses and so many more! What is your next writing target?


We will then study a variety of non-fiction texts to consider the impact of layout and presentational devices on the reader.


Shake, Rattle and Roll!


This half term has a Geography focus. We will be learning about natural disasters particularly earthquakes, hurricanes and volcanoes. Look out for the volcano homework competition!



A few reminders: Maths homework is set on Mondays and due back on Thursdays.

English homework is set on Thursday and due back on Monday.


Remember we will always aim to achieve an award on a Friday assembly: Attendance, golden coat peg, eco and friendship.