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 handed out on Thursday but the due date has been changed to Mondays. 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 books yet, but this does not 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 Monday of the following week (if handed in week 5, it is due next Monday week 6)

If anyone feels stuck, you can email me

This is the 4th week the children have received homework. This week’s homework contains:

English (1 sheet: Writing a spooky setting description)

Maths (1 sheet: Halving Numbers word problems)












Arabic, Quran and Islamic Studies: (This will be dependent on Ustadh Mahmud )

This week’s learning:

English: In English, Year 5 have been learning how to write descriptively, using their five senses. Children have managed to write about descriptive settings, individual memories, other people’s recounts as as well using different stimuli (sounds and pictures) of settings. All children have been practicing their writing and ensuring that it is at standard English. The key skills in which the children demonstrated are skills of creativity, innovation, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Maths: In Maths, the children have been focusing on multiplying and dividing by 4; picking out links between halving and doubling. We have been using multiple strategies such as the Grid method/Hashtag method. We have also touched upon refreshing our memory with differentiating between analogue time and digital time. The key skills in which the children demonstrated are skills of mastery, identifying links and conversion.

Science: In Science, we have been learning about the life cycle of different mammals, amphibians and insects.

PSHE: In relation to our Islamic theme of the week ‘Patience’ we have been learning about how we can extend our compassion towards other human beings as well as our earth and animals. Year 5 got to take part in a debate as well as a campaign (Debating against/for plastic, Campaigning for Animal Rights).

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 Football. This requires tactic, team work 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 significance behind the story of Rama and Sita, and the link between lightness and darkness in relation to Diwali .

Geography (Topic): The children have been learning about Rivers of the world (Europe) and what significance they have on our world (transport, food, water, hygiene and economy).

I look forward to seeing you all again next week!