The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

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At the bottom of the page you will find the children's class blog- A fortnightly update of all the exciting things that happen within 5A!



It is important that you read to someone at least 3 times per week but everyday if possible. You or an adult can record when you have read in your Reading Journal. Each time you read, you will receive a tick on your reading chart. When your chart is full up, you will receive a certificate in assembly. Once you complete your platinum award, you will get to choose a book to keep and take home.



Your PE kit should be in school every day as our sessions may change or may take place as part of a cross curricular lesson. However, year 5 have a PE slot which is every Friday. Hair should be tied up and earrings MUST be removed on these days, otherwise you will not be able to join in with P.E if you have earrings in.


Please ensure that you wear you’re the correct school uniform every day.


Work hard and have fun learning!

Class Blog ~ Friday 12th October 2018

Wow just one more week left until half term!! The last couple of week have zoomed by and year 5 have been focusing and producing some fantastic pieces of work.  


This week we have been continuing to learn all about place value and also addition and subtraction, in each set for maths:

In Miss Drury’s set for Maths we looked at adding and subtracting using the column method – JP

In Mrs Allen’s set we have learnt all about Roman numeral and negative numbers – CH and CG

In Miss Grayland’s set we have learnt all about mental methods for adding and subtracting – VG

Mrs Kirkham’s and Mr Hann’s set we have learnt how to add and subtract - HB



In English we have had a great week learning about letter writing. Our text was a very interesting letter written from Ariadne on the island of Naxos. After picking out the key features and structure, we created our own letter.  

We have planned and written a letter – CC

Not only that, the letter was an informal response from Theseus to Ariadne – EE

We have learnt all about homophone spellings - BC



We are still continuing to learn about the topic of Ancient Greeks. We are answering the question: What evidence exists to authenticate the story of the Trojan Horse? By next week we would have understood what authentic means and how resources from the period can help us. We will be learning what primary and secondary resources are and how they help historians and archaeologists.

We have continued to learn about the word ‘authentic’ whilst looking at resources– TL

We looked at various stories around The Trojan War, including the Achilles story – JR



In Science we are continuing to learn about the topic, forces. We have continued to learn all about the brilliant scientist Sir Isaac Newton, who discovered what gravity was and gave it its name.

We are finishing off our biography about the amazing life of Sir Isaac Newton - HB

We have learnt all about air resistance – JP

We made aeroplanes and tried to make them as streamline as possible – AR



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