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Week Ending 6/3/20

World Book Day is always an exciting time of the school year and a chance to appreciate the importance of reading!

Robin Price came to visit our school on Tuesday and we had the opportunity to craft our own story with some of the techniques that Robin uses himself.

On Thursday, Year 1 had a visit in to our classroom and we spent some time sharing our favourite books with them! Thursday’s potato designing was a success and we had so much fun decorating our potatoes with our book characters!

Week Ending 28/2/20

On Thursday afternoon, we had a lovely visit from the Helen O’Grady drama academy. The children had a lot of fun producing their own acting scenes and some of the children even surprised themselves with how good their acting skills were!

This week we have been gripped with a book called ‘The Watertower’. We have been filled with suspense and intrigue at this very strange and peculiar book which has given us lots to talk about. Today, we wrote a diary in the style of one of the main characters.

Week Ending 14/2/20

As always in Year 5, the homework is superb! We all work so hard to ensure we put in 110%.

Take a look at some of the brilliant pieces of work from this week, alone!

Keep it up! We really enjoy seeing all of your lovely home learning pieces!

Week Ending 7/2/20

Internet Safety Day is coming up next week and we were treated to a fun workshop from Konflux Theatre who came in to teach us more about staying safe online. Take a look at the pictures!

Miss Scantlebury and Mrs. Dykes are really proud of our class for their hard work in their class assembly today!

The children have worked so hard to remember their lines and it was lovely to see them all work so hard together!

Well done, Year 5!

Week Ending 31/1/20

On Monday afternoon, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, we had a visit from Rabbi Hughes.

Rabbi Hughes sensitively spoke to Y5 and Y6 about the Holocaust and the devastating things that took place during World War 2. We learnt that, thankfully, this is all in the past and we can learn from that event. We must be kind, loving and respectful to everyone around us. It does not matter your race, religion or ethnicity and we should never judge someone based on these.

To end this assembly, we lit a candle to remember the millions of people who died in this tragic event.

Thank you, Rabbi Hughes, for this assembly.

Week Ending 24/1/20

Week Ending 17/1/20

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Egypt in to our school to talk to us about all things Egypt! It really got us excited for our new topic this term; The Egyptians!

Our History lesson this week focused on the famous Egyptologist Howard Carter. We learn about his exciting discovery of Tutunkhamun’s tomb with his friend, Lord Carnarvon.

We wrote diary entries in the style of Howard Carter and how we felt when we finally made our discovery!

Week Ending 10/1/20

We have had a lovely week back to school and a wonderful start to the new year. All the children have been working really hard and have settled back in to the routines of Year 5!

Science this half term is focused all around Forces. We were really intrigued by the theories of Newton and Galileo and we wants to see for ourselves if heavy object falls faster or slower than a lighter object. We carried out an investigation in the playground with some equipment to test this hypothesis.

Week Ending 29/11/19

In English this week, we have been working really hard on writing our very own narratives. Each day we have added to our narratives with gripping openers, exciting personification and interesting hyperboles.

Take a look at just some of the amazing pieces of work we have created! We are really proud of them.

Week Ending 22/11/19

Last half term we really enjoyed learning about the Victorian era. We were really lucky this week to have Mrs. Blatch (Isla’s mummy) come in and provide the Upper School with a workshop all about it!

We learnt so much about school life, daily life for children and how easy it is to wash clothes now as oppose to back then…we’re hoping lots more children help their parents out at home with their washing now!

Thank you again, Mrs. Blatch, for coming in and teaching us even more about our favourite era.

Week Ending 15/11/19

Thank you to all the parents who came along to the Parent Consultation Evenings this week. It was lovely to meet you all and share all the lovely, amazing work the children have been doing so far this term!

In English this week, we have been creating our very own ‘cracking contraptions’. We were inspired by the devices created by Wallace and Gromit and the weird and wonderful aspects of their machines. We planned our inventions, created blueprints and then wrote out our explanation texts so our readers could find out how they worked.

Week Ending 8/11/19

Thank you Mrs. Harris (Zachary’s mummy!) for coming in and helping us give back to the charity that is very near and dear to her heart.

Small Acts of Kindness is a charity that caters for the elderly in the cold, winter months. They create ‘Warm in Winter’ bags which are filled with blankets, warm clothes, hot drinks and other items that can help to keep warmth during the cold days.

We had the opportunity to spend some time packing these bags. It was something we really enjoyed and the thought of knowing that someone would open their gift bags to something we had packed, made us all feel really good inside!

If you would like to donate to this charity, or you know someone who you think would benefit from a lovely gift bag, please visit to find out more information.

Week Ending 25/10/19

Well done to all the children in our class for completing their first half term in Year 5. We are so proud of how hard they have been working and how well they have settled in to upper school!

Today, we all had a lot of fun in our Bollywood dancing workshop today! We learnt lots of different, traditional dance moves and linked them altogether at the end for a full class routine!

Week Ending 18/10/19

We are incredibly proud of our class this week as they represented our school in the Cross Country on Tuesday.

We are so proud of our class for being such amazing, supportive individuals who cheered each other on, no matter what position they were in; we are so lucky to have such great sportsmanship in our class!

(Well done Alice and River who came in the top 15 in the individual boy’s and girl’s race)!

On Thursday, we were also lucky to have Mrs. Gadhia provide us with a Diwali workshop, telling us all about the upcoming festival that will be taking place during the half term. We found out that Mrs. Gadhia has over 200 saris of her own and that a sari is usually 6ft long! Thank you Mrs. Gadhia for a lovely workshop!

Week Ending 11/10/19

This week we investigated the different types of toys that Victorian children had as they grew up. We learnt that the skipping rope, marbles and yo-yos are just some of the toys that exist today as well as during the 1800s! We made posters advertising some of these old toys.

We have had a lot of fun in our English lessons this week finishing off our two-week unit on ‘recounts’. We learnt a lot about the famous Mount Everest climbers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and their quest to reach the summit!

Week Ending 4/10/19

Our topic this half term in History is the Victorians. We are really enjoying our learning on life of a child in this era and how different school was back then! This week we made posters and fact files, comparing our school life to Victorian schooling.

In RE this week, we learnt a lot about Jewish artefacts used in prayer. We were all fascinated with how long it actually takes to write the Torah; we really respect the job a scribe has!

Week Ending 27/9/19

We had the most exciting day on Tuesday! We were lucky enough to have ‘PrimeVR’, a virtual reality company, come in and allow us to get immersed in a 3D world which felt very real!

We had previously chosen the topics we would be interested in studying. Our class really enjoy the world under the sea, as well as Ancient Egypt which will be our topic in History very soon.

We worked in pairs and had a go at exploring the Galapagos island and The Great Barrier Reef, getting up close and personal with sharks, mantarays and turtles. We also got to experience the wonderful, ancient ruins of Egypt, exploring the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx.

We really didn’t want our session to end but a lot of us have already suggested a VR headset for our Christmas list!

Week Ending 20/9/19

This week in Science we have been researching about plant life cycles and their reproduction.

We have been researching about the life cycle of strawberry plants, potatoes and daffodils and came across some really interesting facts through our research in the computing suite!

We wanted to investigate even more and planted our own seeds, so that we could watch the process first hand. Here are a few of us with our pots of bluebell seeds; we can’t wait to see how they’ll grow over the months ahead!

Week Ending 13/9/19

We have had a lovely few days in our first full week of learning in Year 5 and we are looking forward to all the learning that will be taking place over the year.

Our focus for this week and next week in English is Oliver Twist. We have had a lot of fun learning about London in the Victorian era; we are also studying the Victorians as our History topic this term, too.

We have been retelling the story of Oliver Twist, creating fact files about life as a Victorian child and writing a diary entry as an innocent archetype!

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