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  • Sharing our learning

    Published 20/05/22

    It was great to show off some of our learning in Year 5 on Friday.  The parents from across the school were able to watch our PE skills in lacrosse lessons, listen to our djembe drumming in music and see us developing our computing skills.  During the week, we have also begun our work looking at stop-motion animation, which will help us to show how much we have learnt about coastal erosion and spent a lot of time rehearsing our songs for next week’s Young Voices concert at the O2.  We also had the chance to ask our teachers lots of questions to help us to prepare for our Isle of Wight trip.  Not long to go now!    

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  • Coastal erosion!

    Published 11/05/22

    Another busy week of learning in Year 5. In geography, we have been finding out about the process of coastal erosion and we cannot wait to see its effects from high up on Tennyson Down as we observe The Needles during our trip to the Isle of Wight in a few weeks’ time. We have also been researching the history of South Africa so that we will be able to produce a non-chronological piece of writing (it’s a bit like an encyclopaedia entry) linked to our core text, Journey to Jo’Burg. Finally, in RE we have been busy learning about the Five Pillars of Islam and how we can relate its principles to our own life. 

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  • Ordnance Survey specialists!

    Published 29/04/22

    During the week, Year 5 have been working together to develop their map reading skills.  We learnt about the history and usefulness of Ordnance Survey maps, how maps of different scales can help us depending on what information we want to find out and how to use a six-figure grid reference.  Although mobile telephones and satellite navigation are used by so many people to get around, you never know when technology might fail so what we were learning about might prove to be really useful!  We have also really enjoyed our first lacrosse lessons, designing basic pulley systems in DT and watching seed dispersal in action in science.

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  • Stick together

    Published 31/03/22

    On Thursday, Year 5’s science lessons enabled the children to show how well they can design, carry out and record an experiment independently of their teachers. Everyone knew the importance of looking back and thinking about all of their learning so far in Year 5 so that they could bring together different ideas. The children were tasked with identifying which type of tape was the stickiest – Sellotape, masking tape or duct tape. The exercise also allowed the children to show how well they can organise their learning together as part of a team of 3 or 4. The teachers were really impressed with the different scientific approaches taken by the children in tackling the same experiment and the time and care they put into recording and analysing their results.

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  • Puppet Masters

    Published 25/03/22

    Year 5 have now completed their latest DT unit of work.  They have brought together their design, stitching and sewing skills over the past few weeks to produce a range of puppets based on the main characters from our core text, Macbeth.  Can you spot one of the three witches, King Duncan and Lady Macbeth? Next week, we will be evaluating our puppets and using them to perform some Shakespearean drama.   

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  • Sewing the seeds of success!

    Published 18/03/22

    Puppet making in Year 5 will be a big feature of our learning over the next couple of weeks! To get us going on this task, we first of all honed our stitching skills and learnt how to complete a running stitch, back stitch and whip stitch - it was more challenging than most of us thought it would be. Then we moved on to creating our puppet's head, including beads for eyes and wool for hair. Our final puppets will all represent a character from our core text Macbeth, so look out for loads of mini Macbeths, Lady Macbeths, Banquos, Malcolms and some witches soon.

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  • Absorb this knowledge!

    Published 10/03/22
    In science this week, Year 5 have been learning about absorbency.  We enjoyed working in groups to test different types of paper towel using fair test conditions to identify which one had the greatest absorbency.  We learnt that paper
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  • Read all about it!

    Published 03/03/22

    World Book Day provided Year 5 with the opportunity to celebrate some of our favourite books and their authors.  There was lots of excitement and discussion throughout the day and we hope that all of the children across the school are inspired to enjoy reading even more.  

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  • Twos day!

    Published 25/02/22

    What was special about the date on Tuesday? That’s right, it was 22.2.22! The children marked this palindromic date by engaging in a range of challenging, collaborative mathematical tasks. In Year 5, we worked together to make the numbers up to 22 by just using four 2s. We also used tangrams to make new shapes and explored other palindromic numbers and ambigrams.  The children really enjoyed the opportunity of working with each other to apply their mathematical knowledge and skills in a range of different ways. 

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  • Olympians in the making!

    Published 10/02/22

    Over the course of this half-term, the children in Year 5 have been working to master a range of balances in their PE lessons. These have included individual and partner balances. They have been focusing on showing their strength by engaging their core and holding for 5 seconds. This week, the children paired up to create a sequence of 4 balances out of the selection we have been learning. This was a mixture of individual and partner balances where the children focused on their timing and synchronisation which they then performed as part of a sequence, in groups, to the rest of the class. The children had great fun evaluating each other's routines.

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  • Great work on Alfred

    Published 04/02/22

    In our history lessons this week, we evaluated the contribution of King Alfred to the history of England and considered whether or not he deserved to have the word “Great” associated with him.  Some of Alfred’s achievements resulted from the courage and fortitude he showed as a warrior and leader in defeating the Vikings in battle and his wisdom in making peace with his enemies after the conflict.  Alfred also introduced laws that were fair and consistent, organised the running of the country and recognised the importance of education in society.  Some of us thought that he was truly a great king whilst others believed that several other monarchs have achieved just as much and also deserve a similarly flattering description.

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  • Separating mixtures!

    Published 28/01/22

    This week in science, Year 5 have been investigating how to separate mixtures.  We worked together to choose different approaches and use different types of equipment to separate a mixture of flour and oats (a sieve worked well), paper clips and sand (a magnet was useful) and finally sand and water.  For the last one we used filter paper as the fibres that make up the paper have holes which are so small, only the water can pass through and the sand gets left behind. 

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