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All about Greece!

14/09/2017 at 15:11


We played a fun game called ‘drag and drop’.  This is where you go on Google Maps and drop the yellow man into different places (in Greece).  By studying the images we see, we can deduce information.

From this image we can see that Greece attracts tourists and that it has some ancient temples.  We can also see that is can be warm and sunny as people are wearing shorts!






From this image we can see that Greece has beautiful beaches with clear water.  Again we can see that many people are visiting the beach, possibly suggesting that Greece is a popular holiday destination.








This image shows us that Greece might be quite mountainous.  It could also suggest that goats are farmed as perhaps it would be too steep for cows.







Finally, we ate some Greek food.  This included feta cheese, olives and stuffed vine leaves.  There were some mixed reactions! (click on an image to enlarge it)


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Gravity and Air Resistance

13/09/2017 at 17:01


Today we created parachutes of different sizes to try and prove that a parachute with a largest surface area would fall slower than a parachute with a smaller surface area. This is because the bigger the surface area, the higher the air resistance.

We split into 6 groups and each group created a parachute with a varying surface area – from a square 10 cm by 10cm, to a square 60cm by 60cm!

We used bin bags to create the parachute and blue tack to provide a weight.  We used string and sellotape to join the materials.  We kept the amount of blue tack the same and the length of the string the same just to ensure the test was fair.  We also tried our best to drop each parachute from an equal height.  To ensure the test was accurate we repeated it several times.

We managed to prove that the parachutes with bigger surface areas fell much slower than parachutes with smaller surface areas.

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5B and 5L – the first week back!

08/09/2017 at 15:35


Both year 5 classes have had an impressive and positive start to the year.  It has been so lovely to get to know all the children and their unique personalities.  I can tell we have two classes filled with happy learners!

Next week, each class’s timetable will begin properly.

In maths, we will be focusing on number and place value.  We will be writing, reading, ordering and comparing numbers up to 1 MILLION!

In literacy, we will be doing a small bit of writing on recounts before getting started with our Greek myths topic. This is what we are most excited for as we will get to read lots of exciting myths.

In our history lessons we will be studying Ancient Greece and in our history lesson next week we will be tasting some Greek food. If you would rather your child not eat these foods, please let either Miss Bradley or Miss Levett know. We plan to try olives, feta cheese and vine leaves stuffed with rice! We will send out a letter before the lesson just to make parents who may not have seen the blog aware.

In our science lessons we are looking  at different forces and this week we have already found out some interesting facts.  Did you know that the weight of an object does not affect how fast it falls, because the gravitational pull is still the same.  We found out that a force called ‘air resistance’ CAN have an effect, however. In the weeks to come we will be looking at levels and pulleys and we may even make and test-out some catapults!

PE begins next week (on Monday) but after school clubs do not begin until the week after.

Have a safe and fun weekend!


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A new start in 5B

04/09/2017 at 09:45


Hello and welcome back! I hope everyone is feeling rested and has enjoyed a lovely summer break.  I am really excited to start a new year of school with a new class full of great learners.

Below is a copy of the 5B timetable which will start properly in the week commencing 11/09/2017.This week will be packed with introductory tasks and activities and some less-formal lessons to ease you back in to school life!

Children’s Timetable

The pupils will be given their own copy of the timetable to stick on the fridge/their bedroom wall, to help keep them organised.

Have a good night’s sleep tonight – I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

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Geography / Design and Tecnology

24/07/2017 at 12:58


Year 5 have thoroughly enjoyed their learning around rivers and the water cycle.  It was especially fun to take our learning out into the real world on our trip to Malham.

As a fun way to finish off the topic.  Children designed and created their own models of either a waterfall, a limestone pavement or a meandering river. They worked in pairs firstly to create and model the basic shape, then later to paint and bring to life their sculptures.

See the photos of the finished designs below and let us know what you think!

[Photos will be uploaded later today]

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This Week in Year 5

14/07/2017 at 15:55


This week has been jam packed with events – with sports day on Wednesday and a transition afternoon on Thursday where the children got to meet their new teachers. Both classes seemed to really enjoy both events and are really making the most of their last few weeks in year 5.

In amongst all of that, the children have still been hard at work. In maths, we have been wrapping up our work on estimating measurements and have been looking at solving some tricky word problems in anticipation of our final assessments.

In literacy we are building up to writing our final extended write of the year. Both classes will be finishing up our literacy lessons with one final story and have been doing lots of work around film clips in preparation. This week, the children have been exploring descriptions of settings and characters and have produced some fantastic pieces of writing.

In topic, we have been creating some models to show how rivers and waterfalls are formed. the children are all working really hard and although they are still only in the beginning stages, I am certain that they will be fantastic by the end.

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