Year Group Blog

What a disaster!

Year 5 embarked on a two-week writing cycle this week. The goal? An adventure story of natural disaster proportions! We began our week by developing a character for our story – name, physical features and internal characteristics. After deciding on …

Reporting live from UCPS…

We’ve had a pleasant week here in Fuji class. The children have been well-focused and have worked well together, as well as independently, on their various learning activities. Thank you to those of you who were able to attend Learning …

Tsunami!

In English this week, year 5 were introduced to the active and passive voice.

  • A sentence is written in active voice when the subject of the sentence is performing the action, e.g. “the tsunami washed over the village.”
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Earthquake!

Despite having a shorter week to due to an INSET day and being shut on Tuesday, year 5 have managed to pack a LOT into week 4 of the Autumn 2 half term!

Our handwriting focus this week was joining …

Number lines and learning lines

Year 5 started off the week with an introduction to the climate change Cambridge Zero project. Each child created a picture of an endangered animal of their choice. These pictures will then be displayed around the University of Cambridge to …

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark…

Well met, parents of year 5! This week we immersed ourselves in the world of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark – an early seventeenth century play from the English playwright William Shakespeare. Following the active approach to Shakespeare, year 5 took …

Force Majeure, it’s unavoidable…

Welcome back to part 2 of the Autumn term! The clocks have gone back and the evenings are drawing in, yet the energy levels in year 5 are revitalized and ready to go!

Year 5 became immersed in the new …

Year 5 experiences green screen!

Last week, year 5 planned and wrote poems about World War 2. This week, we performed them! Each child had the opportunity to perform their own poem against a green screen backdrop, then we merged these with the artistic Blitz …

Happy Yom Kippur!

We entered the world of poetry this week as we analysed the various poetic devices in several war-based poems, then created our own. The poetic devices we used included:

  • Alliteration – the repetition of a sound or letter at the

Diary of an infantry soldier

We channeled a World War 2 soldier this week as we wrote a sequence of diary entries, using a range of descriptive language and grammatical features as we followed our characters journey from signing up to their first battle.

Our …

Duxford!

Diaries were our focus in English this week. We recapped the features and wrote a diary entry of our exciting trip to Duxford Imperial War Museum!

Next week we will be developing our skill of diary writing when we write …

To Victory…?

Now settled into our daily routine, year 5 have had a busy week of getting back into the academia and playfulness that makes up our school.

In Maths, we revised place value up to 4-digits – namely identifying the value …

Hello and welcome to year 5!

A very warm welcome to all Fuji families to Year 5!

This week we have been reflecting on how we learn, how we will learn, and how we want to learn. We discussed talking partners, reviewed the golden agreements and …