Reminder to Parents:

  • Children must only wear P.E attire on Wednesdays.
  • All girls must be wearing hijab, especially for prayer time.
  • Some children have taken ART books home, all ART books must stay in school.


  • Homework has been handed out EVERY week. It is your child’s responsibility to complete it and yours to remind them. There should be no child coming home without homework at all. Homework is given every Thursday. To avoid confusion, I will be posting everything here on the blog. As for Arabic, Islamic Studies and Quran, this is given by their teacher.

  • The children are given homework in this order as follows:

English (x2) – Weekly

Maths (x2) – Weekly

Science (x1) – Every 2 weeks

Topic (x1) – Every 2 Weeks

RE (x1) – Every 2 Weeks

ARABIC, QURAN AND ISLAMIC STUDIES: Weekly (x2) (Usually on a Friday).

Reading (Everyday) Parents must sign and/or comment after their child’s comment, in their reading records (small blue book). We do not have enough band book yet, but this does mean children must not read books from class or at home. Every child is required to write the title of their book, the author and the date in which they read. They must read for 10 to 15 minutes a day and must write a comment after.

Spellings (Everyday) Parents must be checking that their children are memorising spellings, daily. Test your children.

Every child must take their Arabic books (yellow book) home on Friday in order to complete their homework for Monday.

All other homework is due on Thursday of the following week (if handed in week 5, it is due next Thursday week 6) so that if anyone feels stuck, you can email me within the week.

This is the 3rd week the children have received homework. This week’s homework contains:

English (1 sheet: Noun Phrases)

Maths (2 sheets: Decimal Place Value Challenge and Identifying the Value of Decimal Digits)

Science (2 sheets: The Mammal Life Cycle and The Hunted and the Hunter)

Topic (1 sheet: Climates of St Petersburg)

RE (1 sheet: Reincarnation and Karma)

This week’s learning:

English: In English, Year 5 have been learning how to write different styles of diary entries using their knowledge of recounts (personal, factual and imaginative). The children had first started with writing a diary from their own perspective, then moved on to writing a diary from the view point of someone else. The children have now completed writing a diary from the perspective of someone who they may want to live life for a day in. The key skills in which the children demonstrated are skills of creativity, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Maths: In Maths, the children have been learning how to multiply and divide by 0.1 and 0.01 as well as 10 and 100. Today the children had been just re-introduced into multiplying and dividing by 2 and 4 (halving and doubling) with the grid method. The key skills in which the children had demonstrated is using their ability to show/prove how they achieved their answers using different techniques/methods, also knowing when to use the correct method to answer harder questions. .

Science: In Science, we have been focusing on Biology and we have been learning about food chains, and learning terminology such as ‘Herbivores, ‘Carnivores,’ ‘Prey’, ‘Producers’ and ‘Predictors’ etc.

PSHE: In relation to our theme of the week ‘Remembering Allah (swt)’ the children have been exploring ways they can put principles into action, how we can show compassion towards Allah’s creations. In relation to global warming, the children have been learning about ways we can combat wastage and ill treatment of the Earth.

Art: Year 5 have been using the skills learnt in sketching to differentiate between 2D objects and 3D on paper. The children have been building on their shading and toning skills and have been experimenting with many objects around the room.

PE: The children have been taking part in competitive sports. This week, the children played ‘ Stuck in the mud Bench ball’. This requires tactic and skill to which the children have been working on.

RE: In RE, we have been learning about Hinduism and how we can learn about the similarities and differences in which it has with Islam. For this specific week, we have learnt about the main values in Hinduism such as ‘Karma’, truth and ‘Reincarnation’. The children have also learnt that Hinduism is a polytheistic religion, which means unlike Islam, Hindus believe in many gods.

Geography (Topic): The children have been learning about European climates, and have also learnt key terminology. We have also been comparing other areas of Europe with the UK.

I look forward to seeing you all again next week!