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Welcome to Year Five...

Hello and welcome to the new Year Five...

 

We will be your new Teachers from September. I say new... but you already kind of know us. We are both looking forward to the year ahead and hope that you are too!

 

We want to form a class built on: honesty, politeness and positivity. 

This is your year to shine!

 

Learning so far...

September 2021

 

Year Five you rock... It is almost the end of the month and I am very impressed with your learning so far.

 

You have:

 

1. Learned about numbers to ONE MILLION... I know!

2. Started to gather Scientific evidence about Earth and Space for Professor Brain Cox... Wow!

3. Exercised weekly on the outdoor gym equipment... Muscles!

4. Started the adventures around a boy called Shane... Way Home

5. Started Samba classes... Beat your own drum!

 

Check back soon for some photographs...

Science - Earth and Space

An Orrery

 

This week children were learning about an orrery.

 

Ramla said - an orrery is a representation of the Solar system

Maryam - an orrery is a mechanical model of the Solar system, which shows how the planets orbit the sun

Rumaysa - an orrery is something that shows how the whole of the eight planets orbit the sun

Muskaan - Duke Orrery invented the first orrery in the 1700s

Making an orrery

 

 

October 2021

 

What fun we have had planning, designing and making our Mars Rovers. If you don't know what a Mars Rover is then ask your child because they are now experts...

 

Have a look at our Mars Rovers...

November / December 2021

 

Year Five were excited to take part in a nationwide computing challenge - Bebras Challenge.

 

The children were asked to use various problems solving skills, linked to computing, in order to solve various problems...

December 2021

 

Year Five had a lot of fun exploring rocket art and learning skills similar to the Artist - Peter Thorpe.

 

Muskaan - I loved learning how to smudge and blend with oil pastels.

 

Aisha - I like how we have more than one attempt in art. We can evaluate and then try to improve further.

 

Look at some of the art work that we are proud of...

January 2022

 

Happy New Year to all!

 

Let's see what those wonderful kids in Year Five have been up to...

Year Five were very lucky to be invited to a special 25th Anniversary Harry Potter launch day. Children were sent a trunk prior to get them immersed in the event.

 

Look at their faces!

 

On the event day, the whole class got to meet the illustrator, Jonnie D. They were invited to create a step by step drawing of Hagrid.

 

So much fun!

February / March 2022

 

The children conducted an experiment to find out: which material was the best at slowing down the process of ice melting.

 

They had lots of fun exploring different materials, making predictions and watching ice melt - ha! That part enabled them to hold discussions about why certain materials were better than others...

April 2022

 

Year Five have been learning all about the life cycles of humans and animals. This week they were looking at foetal development in humans. It was fascinating to learn that at 4 weeks, the embryo is the size of a poppy seed! Imagine that.

 

From reading a section of the book by Anne Fine, the children decided that they wanted to make 'flour babies'.

 

They had a lot of fun - but realised that looking after babies is actually quite difficult...

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