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Year 5

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Maconochie’s Stew

The children learnt about the popular world war one dish and enjoyed making it in class! I think we were all impressed with the end result- some children even asked for seconds!


In science we continue to learn about forces and the children have been learning about up-thrust and buoyancy. The children had to design a boat that would hold the most marbles- the winning boat successfully held 8 marbles!



We were invited to Richard Hale school to visit a pop up planetarium- we all found learning about the solar system absolutely fascinating!

World War Once research projects

The children worked collaboratively to research a specific topic and presented their work to the rest of the class. The children produced work that they should feel very proud of.

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War Memorial

On remembrance day, we walked down to the war memorial to pay our respects to the soldiers who fought and died during ww1 and ww2 in the surrounding villages. In class we wrote war poems and left them at the memorial for the local community to read.



In computing the children have planned, designed and coded their own Christmas computer game. The aim of their games were to move a Christmas character from left to right with the aim of catching and avoiding falling objects. The children included a counter and a timer in their games.  The children really persevered with these.

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Scarf workshop

PSHE  (SCARF workshop)

The children really enjoyed participating the PSHE workshop. They were introduced to the importance of the circulatory, respiratory, skeletal, digestive and nervous system. They learnt about peer pressure and making positive relationships. 


We continue to enjoy our weekly Big maths challenges. We already have one child scoring 72 learn Its in 100 seconds!

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In RE we have been looking at the qualities of God. We learnt that some of God’s qualities include omniscient, omnipotent, holy, eternal and loving.  We drew the qualities of God.


In Art we created silhouettes of World War One soldiers.

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In science, we continue to learn about forces- we have learnt about air resistance and gravity. We planned and carried out an experiment to find the ‘Ultimate Spinner’.


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In computing, we learnt about the importance of passwords. The passwords that took the longest for the computer program to work out were Zulus and Zumba!


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In English children have been working collaboratively to up level their written work. The children have been writing in character and have imagined that they are soldiers in the Western Front.




We are thoroughly enjoying basketball lessons every Friday with our coach from Russell Hoops. We have been playing many games and are developing our shooting and dribbling skills.

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In art, we have learnt about the significance of the poppy during the Great War. We have sketched poppies and used watercolours.  We also learnt what propaganda means and how propaganda was used during the Great War. The children designed and created their own propaganda posters.



Year 5 have had a great start to the autumn term. In English the children have been learning all about animal migration. The children took part in a debate sharing their views as  to the animal they believe completes the toughest migration- it was a close call between wild salmon and the wildebeest!


In science we are learning about forces. We are learning about friction and completed an investigation into the grippiest and least grippiest shoes. We used a Newton meter to measure the force it took to pull our shoes over a surface.

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