Year Group Blog

Online Learning w/c 30.03.2020

Thank you all for your continued support and understanding as we navigate these unique times. Online learning will return on Monday 20th April 2020 with a new blog post and new video links. In the meantime, the year 5 team …

Online Learning w/c 23.03.2020

Good day, pupils and parents of Fuji, and welcome to the first installment of your online learning blog!

This blog will be updated daily with resources, worksheets and activities to support your learning in English, Maths, Guided Reading and Topic …

Five out of four people have trouble with fractions…

A letter from Dr. Biddulph to the children of UCPS.

Following our immersive and interesting STEM week, year 5 wrote a recount about everything they did during the week in English.

Our grammar focus was cohesive devices, to help …

STEM Week!

Please find here information on how you children can use smartphones safety.

The whole school took part in an immersive and outdoor focused STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) week this week; learning through a variety activities to promote and encourage …

“Police? I have an incident to report…”

Please find here a guide to being safe online, for you and your children to read together.

We had an exciting visitor to start our week; welcoming on Monday Mrs Das and a NAO robot from the Centre for Computing

Humanoids

We embarked on a two-week writing cycle this week in English, focusing on the video of the Girl and the Robot, with the end goal being an official UCPS Police Report of the disturbance reported in an underground cellar, …

Book Week

This week, we immersed ourselves in the world of character! Our inspiration was the book Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers and we focused on one character from it, chosen by us as a class beforehand. We partnered up with …

Origin of Species – a review

Please find here a guide to the app TikTok, of which we have become aware that some children in year 5 have their own accounts for. TikTok is an app for children aged 13+.

We brought our learning together this …

Jemmy Button

Our text focus this week was Jemmy Button by Jennifer Uman, Valerio Vidali and Alix Barzelay. Inspired by the life of Jemmy Button – a native of Tierra del Fuego who was brought to England in the mid-1800s to be …

Evolution vs Creationism

We looked at how to multiply and divide by 10, 100, 1000 this week in maths, moving forwards and backwards over the decimal. We used a place value chart and learned a trick to remember the number of spaces we …

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin was our focus in English, and we started the week by exploring advantageous inherited traits and tried our hand at cross-breeding dogs to create new adapted species. We went on to research Darwin’s life and wrote a biography …

Evolution of the peppered moth

Welcome back to a new year and a new term! It’s been an exciting and engaging week in year 5, with lots of new topic information and vocabulary to eat up; a new timetable and lots of active learning!

English …

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 …