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5L: A New Beginning

13/09/2019 at 15:58

What a wonderful start to Year 5!

The children have been working spectacularly well over the last week and a half and seem to have come back to school with a desire to learn. Let’s have a look at some of the things 5L have been getting up to this week…


In maths we have been getting to grips with place value, working with numbers up to a million. We have been reading and writing a wide array of numbers in both digits and words, as well as solving a range of different problems. More recently, we have also looked at how we can use our knowledge of place value to compare and order given numbers.


In our literacy lessons, we have started looking at Greek myths – particularly the 12 Labours of Heracles and Perseus’ battle with the monstrous (or perhaps misunderstood?) Medusa. We also discussed how the Greeks told their stories orally and played a few rounds of Chinese whispers in an attempt to figure out why this means we don’t know what these stories were like when they were first told. Next week, we will be delving into the story of Homer’s Odyssey.


Homework has been sent out today. The maths will be due in on Wednesday 18th, while the learning log is not due until the 25th. If any of the children are struggling, they should come speak to me or another member of the Year 5 staff on either Monday or Tuesday.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and come back on Monday ready and raring to go!

Miss Levett

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