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Welcome to 5SO's class page.



Well, we have been busy this last week. We rounded off last week with a science experiment investigating how levers make lifting things easier. In DT, we have continued our project and have start to practise weaving using paper. In art we have deepened our colour theory knowledge by creating tints, hues and shades with paint. We are working so hard that we are getting ready for our break after next week!


Tues 6/10/20


We have had another exciting week in 5SO!


We finished the end of last week with our collaboration day and thought about how we can work together and support each other to overcome obstacles. Everyone had a really fun day and participated in some drama to show off their learning.


We have continued to develop our ideas for our Anglo-Saxon weaving project in DT and started this week with an experiment looking at how gravity affects speed by measuring craters formed from marbles crashing into sand.


In art we will be looking at tone and hue of colour following on from our colour wheel lesson and furthering our skills in rounders and cricket within our PE lessons.


5SO, you are still doing really well in earning ePraise points and we are still 3rd overall in the year group. Let's try to retake second place! 



Hello 5SO,


It is now week 5 of our Autumn term and you are working really well as a team and working hard in your learning. 


This week we have started 'addition and subtraction' in our new maths sets. In English we are revising how to use punctuation accurately in our writing. 


Science has continued our journey of investigating forces. This week we have been looking at how speed and forces are linked by measuring the craters created by marbles dropping into sand. 


During our history lessons, having looked at place names, we have found out about how Anglo-Saxons constructed their settlements and where they settled. Finally, you have now started to create a design for your Anglo-Saxon wall hanging.


You have been working really hard to ensure that you are completing your homework on time - well done! From this week please check epraise for your schedule of homework. We will confirm how to do this in computing this week. Don't forget to read your book daily. You you visit the library this Thursday and then again on 22nd Oct. If you need a book in between, speak to our class reading champions.


Important information


Don't forget we have PE on Wednesdays and Thursdays so you'll need to wear your PE kit to school on those days.


Purple reading records need to be handed in on a Monday with comments included and signed by a parent.



Now that you are in year 5, we want to increase your independent learning to benefit you. Your homework will be given out every Wednesday and you will have until the following Tuesday to complete your tasks. It will consist of:

  •  15 minutes of reading, 5 days a week (record all reading in your reading records)
  •  Spellings (issued on Tuesday and tested on Monday), practise twice a week for 15mins each.
  •  Mymaths two pieces per week (approx 20mins each)
  •  Maths fluency (eg times tables) twice per week approx 15 mins each. 
  •  Grammar task (generally from a work book) approx 30mins.



Reading Recommendations...


Alex Rider -

As a class we have been listening to the first book in the Alex Rider series (Stormbreaker) written by Anthony Horowitz. These books are about a 14 year old who ends up in the world of espionage much like a young James Bond. They are rich and imaginative stories which engross the reader. Anthony Horowitz has also written many children's books across a range of genres all of which are filled with ideas, vocabulary and grammar that can enrich a child's writing.


Holes -

If you have been enjoying the Louis Sacher text Holes in our English lessons then check out the sequel Small Steps as well as other books from the same other: