This week’s key skills.


This week in spellings we are learning about words with the suffix ‘able’ and ‘ible’.

Write the following words into sentences to show your understanding of them. Dojos will be given for interesting sentences that show your learning of fronted adverbials and relative clauses. Ensure that your punctuation is correct.

legible                  adorable               terrible                 possible

forgivable           edible                     disposable           valuable

enjoyable           breakable              reversible            invincible

Maximum of 2 spellings in a sentence.


Following on from the work in class yesterday, you are to investigate products.

Choose 3 or 4 digits and investigate how you can re-arrange the digits to find the highest product (answer). Practice the written methods that you have used this week to show your working out. Is there a rule? Does the rule work with a different set of numbers?

For example; I have chosen  7, 4 and 5.

I am going to work out; 74 x 5, 75 x 4, 45 x 7 etc. to find out which calculation has the largest product (answer) Think about where the digits appear. Does the same rule apply if I choose other numbers such as 8, 9 and 3?

If you need me to explain further come and see me on Monday and we can work through the investigation together.

Terrific times tables games

For last week’s key skills the children made their own times tables games along with written instructions on how to play. I was incredibly impressed with both their imagination and the work they put into creating their games.

Today the children had an opportunity to play and explore a friends game. They evaluated: the presentation of the game; how clear the instructions were; how challenging the game was and their enjoyment of playing the game.

Children’s comments;

“That game was really fun.”

“I liked that I could choose the times table I wanted so that I could practise my 4s.”

“It was really hard. I had to work it out on my whiteboard.”

“We used a timer to make it more challenging.”

“This Maths lesson was the best.”

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Year 5 code breakers

In year 5 we have been learning all about some different types of coding. First we looked at Semaphore, then Morse code and this week we looked at Cipher code. Then children worked collaboratively to crack each others codes.

Upon their request click here to link to the cipher coding website.

Who will be the first 10 year 5 children to crack my code and post the answer here.


Maths key skills

Practise your times tables.

Click on the link below and play the games. Lots of the games are timed so you can really challenge yourself. Make sure that you practise the times tables that you know you need to learn because in class next week we will be having short times tables tests. Write in your key skills book which games you played and which was your favourite.


Can you find some different times tables games on the internet to play and share with the rest of the class.

The Vikings are coming!

Welcome back and happy New Year to all of the year 5 children. It was great to see you all again today and what a day it has been! We had a Viking visitor at SdS today and we have learnt so much.

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We learnt that Isobel was the strongest in the class. She could lift the Viking shield and hold it at arm’s length… It must down to all of the sports that she plays!

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We learnt all about the clothing that the Vikings wore including their armour… and that the shape of the helmet and the chain mail prevented your head from getting chopped off (although Alex did look a little worried!)

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We learnt why the Viking’s weapons were shaped the way they were (and don’t worry no children were harmed in the making of our Viking day!)

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We learnt lots of information about the Viking long ships and the children asked some great questions.

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We also learnt how the Vikings protected themselves in battle.

A fun day was had by all.

The first 10 children to post their comments on this blog, telling me 3 things that they have learnt today get 2 dojos each.