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Welcome to Year 5

A Sporty Week

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Congratulations to everyone who attended swimming lessons with us. You can be very proud of your achievements.

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The energetic games of handball certainly got the heart beating!

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Here, Scott is sharing his passion for football. He couldn't resist 'showing-off' some of his impressive technical skills.

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United in support of England ahead of their match, the children requested to sing our National Anthem.

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The Boy's Squash Championship final with Garrison coaches.

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The Girl's Squash Championship final was equally gripping.

Maths Mastery

5th July 2021

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Children using bar models to add and subtract fractions.

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Some children used pictorial methods to get a basic understanding.

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Strong differentiation work in Cedar class. From bar models to pictorial.

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Working on Fractions again.

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Working on draw it! True understanding.

Learning Montage 

Year 5 have been working really hard as always. Here they are enjoying some of the learning activities last week.

June 28th 2021

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Exploring OS maps in Geography.

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The winning team who correctly matched all the map symbols to their meanings.

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In P.S.H.E. we have been learning about Voluntary Groups. The children volunteered to complete a school grounds litter pick.

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Organising points within paragraphs of a comparison article.

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Practising giving 8-point compass directions in a back-to-back game drawing game. Wow! almost identical boys!

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As part of our 'Patterns in Nature' art work, the children painted snake skin using a wax resist.

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Ultimate Frisbee was the game chosen for our SCS coaching session.

 

Down On The Farm

June 21st 2021

Year 5 spent a wonderful day at Jimmy's Farm. The children enjoyed viewing the wide variety of animals and learning about variation in life cycles. They listened on an interesting talk about food chains and had great fun exploring, den building and of course, playing!

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Welcome to Jimmy's Farm!

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The goats were a firm favourite!

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A new school pet?

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One, two, three...lift!

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What a friendly group of animals... and children.

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Our food chains talk covered Africa and UK examples.

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Checking out the local Zebra!

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Bouncing around.

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Checking out the local animals.

Ready, Set, Go!

June 14th 2021

This half term's Topic is 'The Great Outdoors' and the children are looking forward to the exciting activities we have planned. Things got off to a great start last week when the children learnt about the water cycle in Geography and took part in a 'fun-for-all' Sports Day.

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The children made a water cycle in a bag to observe the process in action.

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The finished article ready to attach to a window.

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Our Music unit is STOMP. The children explored the sounds that can be made with a cup and completed call and response activities.

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Indentifying similarities and differences between two chocolate bars ready for comparative writing.

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Soggy but fun!

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Fast action baskets!

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Run for it!

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A cracking good time!

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They shoot...they score!

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Ready...aim...throw!

Wet and Wild!

May 24th 2021

Cedar applied their Science understanding to a Technology callenge - they got quite wet in the process! Ash were lucky with the weather, staying dry on their nature walk. The children used the App 'Seek' to identify plants that grow in different habitats. All the children continue to enjpy their Forest Schools sessions.

Air experiment

Trying to inflate a balloon inside a water bottle.

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Air Experiment 2

Having fun with DT!

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Wittling a stick into a spear.

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After testing it with a log, the hammock was declare safe!

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Using flint and steel to light cotton wool.

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Modern technology helped the children to identify and classify plants.

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We spotted a fungus ring in this location.

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Ash Class under a beautiful ash tree.

Air Power!

May 21st 2021

One of our D.T. challenges this term is to construct a balloon powered car. The children needed to decide what wheels would work best, whether to have a box or flat chassis and how to position the balloon for maximum push force. We can't wait to test them!

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This group decided that thick wheels were a winner.

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These children tested to ensure that their wheels turned freely.

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Attaching the balloon took care as the air way needed to be open, but the balloon tight.

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Large wheels were selected by these learners who took care to ensure that they didn't fall off.

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Fully constructed and ready to inflate the balloon of the dragster style cart.

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An opportunity to enjoy our class book outside.

What a Wonderful Half Term

June 7th 2021

The half term may have been drawing to a close, but it didn't slow us down. The children enjoyed many practical learning opportunities.

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Learning the difference between pneumatics and hydraulics.

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Exploring pneumatic mechanisms within moving models.

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Measuring in order to calculate the volume of cuboids.

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Exploring the volume of different open boxes made from a 15cm square.

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A seed germinates more successfully in soil.

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It is clear to see that plants do not thrive without light.

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Adding an instrumental accompaniment to an 'Old School Hop-Hop' song.

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Making and eating Mexican delights: Maya hot chocolate, tortillas and salsa. Yum!

Understanding Pollination and Germination

May 17th 2021

Our enquiring Year 5 children are currently learning about the life cycle of plants in Science.

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The children made pollination models using familiar objects to represent the male and female parts of a flower.

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Next, the children used finger insects to act out visitors collecting the nectar and becoming covered in pollen.

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The busy bees then transferred the pollen to the stigma so pollination can begin.

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Germination came next. Here are the children's control seeds. These will be given love, care and everything they need to grow.

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These poor seeds will be starved of soil. Other test plants will be grown without light and a third set without water. The children will learn the importance of the perfect germination conditions.

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Today Cedar class looked into the structure of a flower.

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Today in year 5 Cedar class created their own shape nets.

Forest Schools and D.T. Fun!

May 10th 2021

Year 5 are currently developing their Forest school skills, including: den building, making swings, safely hanging hammocks and toasting marshmallows over an open fire! 

In Design and Technology, the children are exploring pneumatics.

We take every opportunity to encourage the children to develop teamwork and problem solving skills through collaborative team work challenges and learning outside of the classroom. 

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Toasting marshmallows!

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Using an open fire.

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Bringing P.E. to Forest schools!

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Swinging from trees.

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Basking in the sun.

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Building a zip line

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Eating a toastie.

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Chilling in the trees.

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In Design and Technology, the children were challenged to get an air and water filled balloon into a plastic bottle.

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We know it has something to do with air taking up space!

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Let's try placing the balloon inside the bottle. No, it keeps deflating.

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Team work makes the dream work!

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Ok, so we need to have the balloon over the bottle neck and a hole in the bottle.

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Got it! Perseverance was the key and learning from our mistakes.

 

 

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