Rounding to nearest 10,000

Today, we looked at rounding to 10,000 building on our prior knowledge of rounding. Remembering the rhyme:

0-4 hit the floor,

5-9 climb the vine.

Eg. 65,491 is 70,000 to the nearest 10,000.

Can you round 32,109 to the nearest 10,000?

Then we looked at word problems, rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000 and 10,000. We thought about the steps of RUCSAC to help us break down the steps of the problems.

Can you solve this problem?

Assembly Date Change

Due to the open morning on the 27th September, 5LB’s class assembly will now be on the 14th February 2020. Apologies for the inconvenience caused. Please see below for the open morning information.

CLASS OPEN MORNING – FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER – 08.30AM – 09.15AM


I would like to invite all parents and carers to come to our classroom open morning on Friday 27 September. This will be an opportunity for you to visit your child’s classroom and find out more about the curriculum for the coming year. The teachers are looking forward to seeing as many parents as possible, but if you are unable to attend, a copy of the curriculum newsletter with all the information on will be available on your child’s class blog. The school gates will be open from 8.30am closing at 9.20am.

Science – What is Space?

Today we begun thinking about what Space is. Here are some facts we discovered :

The Sun is a star, one of many that make up the milky way.


The Sun is the most important star in the sky


Planets move around the Sun so do comets and asteroids


Sun and everything that moves around it is called the Solar System


Solar System mnemonic useful to use: My Very Educated Mother Just Served Up Nachos


Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are closest to the Sun and the smallest planets
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are bigger and further away


The journey all planets make around the Sun is called an orbit