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5L Musical Performance

22/02/2018 at 20:22

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In 5L, we spent the last few weeks of the previous half-term exploring Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ (you may have seen our first performance video earlier on the blog). Since that first session, we have developed our use of instruments, had a go at improvising with the music and even tried composing some of our own melodies during the instrumental!

On the final day of the half-term, the class put their skills together into a performance that included all the parts that they had learned. Unfortunately, there were not enough glockenspiels for all of the class to play at the same time but every child learnt the parts and had a chance to perform. After a short delay, we would like to share our final performance with you. We hope you enjoy it!

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Decimal investigations in 5B

22/02/2018 at 08:37

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Stop-Motion in 5L

09/02/2018 at 16:08

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Over the course of this half-term, Year 5 have been learning about stop-motion animation as well as planning and producing their own animations. The children have really taken on board everything that they have learned and created some fabulous little videos that we’d like to share with you. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed creating them.

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A Scientific Mystery…

09/02/2018 at 15:46

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This week in Science, we have been exploring a mystery material. This involved trying to figure out what it was based on the properties that it has.

The children made some fantastic predictions about what they thought it might be – supported by their observations about the appearance and feel of the material. Some thought it might be some sort of washing powder or detergent, others thought it might be something food related, like bicarbonate of soda.

What do you think it might be?

After our predictions had been made, we started to add some water to the material to see what would happen. Each time a small amount of water was added, the material absorbed it and then expanded. The children wrote down their observations and made a final prediction based on their results.

The goggles were not really necessary, but the children wanted to feel more scientific during their experiments.

With our experiments complete, it was time to reveal what the material actually was: Sodium Polyacrylate. This is a super-absorbent material that is sometimes more commonly referred to as fake snow (or that powdery stuff you get inside babies nappies). You can have a look at it in action below.

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5B at the museum

08/02/2018 at 14:38

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5B had a fantastic time on our trip to Leeds City Museum.  We took part in two workshops and a self guided tour (which included enjoying exhibitions not just related to the  Anglo-Saxons!)  Please enjoy browsing our gallery of photos.

5B – Comment on a photo to tell me:

  • What you were doing when the photo was taken.
  • What you learnt from the activity.
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Allerton Cat Rescue Centre say thank you!

29/01/2018 at 08:08

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Several pupils in 5B recently ran a stall at breaks and lunch times to raise money for Allerton Cat Rescue Centre.  They baked buns, created book marks and raffled hand-made sock-cats! (see photo below)

I think you’ll agree that their total of £65.10 is very impressive!  All the money they raised has gone on cat food for the cats and kittens as well as on vet bills for any poorly kitties at the centre. Brenda, who runs the centre, was very grateful when Miss Bradley dropped of the cheque and was amazed that such young people could be so thoughtful and kind, and successful in raising such a large amount!

Below is a picture of Brenda with one of the many kittens who are still hoping to be adopted. 

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