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What we have been learning week beginning 10th July.

This week we have been looking at shape and using bar models in maths.  In English, we have looked at using inverted commas and editing and improving writing.   During our PSHCE lesson we had a class debate about the positive and negative effects of computer games and how we had to learn to develop self-discipline.  We then made information posters to show this. 

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What we have been learning this week beginning 19th June.

In  maths this week we have been working on adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions.   Our writing theme this week has been diary writing and we have looked at what life was like for evacuated children during the war.  We have used relative clauses and 'show not tell sentences'.  Rehearsals for the production are well under way and we have even recorded songs this week for the production. We ended the week with a visit from Freddie Fit. 

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Our new theme this term is the history of the Co-operative, exploring it's early links to Rochdale, the pioneers and the impact it had on Victorian society

 

This week we have been reading and interpreting timetables and graphs as well as writing biographies of Harry Potter.    Rehearsals are also well under way for the Summer production.

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What we have been learning the week beginning 15th May

This week is the start of a very exciting time-science week! We began Monday as victims  of a crime.  A wallet had been stolen from the safe and as a team of forensic investigators we had to investigate.  This involved looking for clues, comparing fingerprints and testing DNA found at our 'crime scene'.  We then had it identify the suspect.  We made great investigators!  This afternoon we looked at several different experiments involving testing the properties of different materials.  We worked in small groups to create a prediction as well as plan and evaluate a practical experiment,  On Tuesday, Lynne from Asda gave us a special science lesson based on bread making and gluten free products. We got to hear all about the chemical side of bread making as well as make dough and taste bread.  On Wednesday we had a whole Year 5 experiment afternoon.  We looked at the chemistry involved in mixing different bubble mixtures and which one created the best and biggest bubbles.  The added chemical combinations we looked at included corn flour, glycerine/honey and bicarbonate of soda.  It turned out that the best bubbles are made with washing up liquid, corn flour and water.  Thursday was the day we did the whole class bottle flip.  We used different sized bottles and amounts of liquids to test what affected the perfect flip. Friday was the end of science week as we investigated, reversible and irreversible changes, dissolving and properties of liquids-we made lava lamps using oil, water, bicarbonate of soda and salt.   

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What we have been learning this week beginning 8th May

This week we have been working extremely hard revising for, and then completing , our tests in  english and maths.  We are also developing our skills and understanding of rounders in P.E.  

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What we have been learning this week beginning 1st May

This week we have been working extremely hard revising and testing all aspects of the Year 5 maths and English curriculum, in preparation  for assessment week as well as continuing our dance rehearsals for the show.

What we have been learning this week beginning 24th April

This week we are continuing with our new art and computing topic of photography and digital images. We started by looking at the different features and functions of digital cameras We have also started rehersals for Peter Pan and are working on our dances with Sophie,our dance teacher.

 

 

Our new geography topic is a comparison between the UK and Brasil.

 

What we have been learning this week, beginning 17th April .

After the Easter break we have returned to school and started the term off with lots of great work.  On Wednesday we visited The Chocolate Story in York.  We learned all about the history of chocolate as well as the impact of Fairtrade on this industry.  Then we looked at how the Mayans used cocoa beans and chocolate to develop maths as well as trade.   We then made our own chocolate lollies and drinks following specific recipes and instructions. Following on from this we used our map skills on a historic walk through York, identifying significant landmarks and discoveries.   Lots of geography, history and science links all in one trip.  In Maths , we have been looking at percentages and in English we have worked on lots of grammar and spelling activities.  We began our new theme, with an introduction to Brazil as well as an introduction to the digital cameras for our new computing topic.  A very busy week!

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What we have been learning this week. Week beginning 3/04/17

This week we have been writing our own narratives based on the Literacy shed animation, Pigeon Impossible. In Maths we have been looking at adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions.  On Thursday our classroom was transformed with some wonderful egg artwork and Easter bonnets. We have also had the second day of our exciting art project creating the mural of Heywood landmarks with our visiting artist, Mr Lyall

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What we have been learning this week beginning 27/03/17

 

This week we finished the final part of the year 5 spelling bee.  It was a tense showdown as the girls showed off their excellent spelling skills but we were so pleased to see Ruby win!  We then had a special visit from Stella Speller who left us some challenge cards to help us continue to develop our spelling skills.  In Maths we have been looking at drawing, naming and measuring angles and in English we have written our final newspaper reports ; some of which will be available to read on the blog.

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What we have been learning week beginning 20/03/17

This week we have been working on newspaper reports in English based on an animation, The Lighthouse. In Maths we have been looking at the different methods of working out division calculations.   Class 11 also have been working on some lovely cards for some very special ladies on Sunday. The end results are top secret until the day so the photographs are of the work in progress. Making cakes for Comic relief was great fun but I think the best part about it was getting to eat them after they had been decorated. 

 

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What we have been learning week beginning 13/03/17

This week we have been looking at different methods of multiplication including the formal method and mental.  In English we have been writing diaries inspired by Alice in Wonderland, that you can read on the blog.  In Music this week we have looked at Blues and Jazz, in particular at Glenn Miller.  We then used the boom whackers to accompany one of his most famous pieces-"In the mood".

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Our current theme is Fair Trade

Use some of the links below to learn more about why fair trade is so important. .(click the pictures).

 

What we have been learning week beginning 6th March

We have been working incredibly hard on our class assembly.  Our theme was Fairtrade and we made links all across the curriculum.  We looked at geography and the journey of a banana, as well as made some amazing pop art pictures based on fairtrade items.  The songs and the  dance were also amazing. 

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What we have been learning week beginning 13th February

This week has been a Design and Technology week, the focus being linked to food.  As part of this we have linked all of our lessons. In Maths we have worked on tally charts and line graphs using data we collected in class about our favourite fillings for stuffed peppers. Also, we have used takeaway menus to work out word and reasoning problems.  In English we wrote instructions, using imperative verbs, for how to make stuffed peppers as well as persuasive adverts.  Visitors came in school on Monday and taught us how to make homemade pasta-which we cooked and ate.  In preparation for our food technology lesson we tasted different fillings for the peppers.  We had some funny faces in class when people had to try the olives!. 

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Well done to our class winner of the 'School Council 'stop dogs fouling' poster competition' today.

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What we have been learning this week beginning 6thFebruary

This week we have had Freddie Fit in, to discuss with us how to stay healthy as well as taking part in lots of fun fitness games and exercises. As part of Internet Safety day on Tuesday, we made board games that showed the consequences of not staying safe online.  In Maths we have been working on converting from imperial to metric and in English we have been writing explanation texts about Robots.  On Friday we had a visiting artist,  Mr Lyall, in our classroom.  We started the first stage of our art project based on buildings in the local area.  We created sketches of local buildings that he took away with him to scan and get ready for the next phase.   A very busy week!

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What we have been learning this week beginning 30th January.

We started the week  looking at decimals and their fraction and % equivalents.  We made chatterboxes in pairs, each of the questions involved us having to find the equivalents.  In Science we looked at water resistance.  We designed and then created the fastest and most streamlined boat we could.  We then tested it in the water, timing how fast it was and comparing results.  In English, we had to take part in presentations of our book reports that we completed for homework.  For our Art lesson, we used clay to create Oracle bones. 

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What we have been learning week beginning 23rd January

This week in science, we have been looking at forces in action.  We planned an experiment to make parachutes and test how air resistant they were.  In groups we considered what we would control and what our variable would be, as well as looking at different size parachutes we could make out of different materials.  We then had to test them and time our results.

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What we have been learning week beginning 16th January

This week we have been working on area and perimeter as well as writing our own versions of a legend-Maud and the Dragon. In PSHCE, we created a conscience alley and some role play, to look at the character virtues we would need to withstand peer pressure.

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What we have been learning week beginning the 9th January.

This week we have been working on converting time from 12 hour to 24 hour.  We have also looked at some challenging time problems and reasoning puzzles.  In Science we started our new topic about forces in action, we had a tug of war to show how balanced and unbalanced forces work in action.

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What we have been learning week beginning 2nd January

This week we have been looking at reflection in Maths.  We have also been working hard on our spelling and grammar skills.  Our new topics are Forces, The Shang Dynasty and Hinduism.  As part of our introduction to these topics, we  researched facts using different sources of information which we used to create some beautiful pieces of work for our class display. 

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Week Beginning 5.12.16

This week we have been busy learning songs for the Christmas Carol Concert with our Music teacher Miss Matthews

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What we have been learning this week beginning 28th November.

In Maths this week we have been  working on our addition skills this has included mental addition and reasoning.  As part of our English and persuasive writing genre, we had to write  letters based on the short animation-The Alchemist. We had to persuade Nicholas to choose his family rather than money.  In Science, we worked in small groups and made classification keys for a variety of animals.  As part of our Geography topic we worked in small groups to create information posters about Global warming.

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What we have been learning this week (week beginning 14th November)

This week we have passed our level 2 proficiency test in cycling.  We started out in the school yard and then proved we were confident and competent riders on the road. As part of Anti-bullying week in school we discussed I can discuss what bullying is and the different types of bullying. We also looked at what to do or who to tell if I, or somebody I know, is being bullied as well as the main aims and outcomes of Anti-Bullying Week. Using all this information we then made friendship wreaths. It was also our spelling bee this week. 

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What we have been learning this week (Week beginning 7th November)

In English this week we have written our own suspense stories using features such as rhetorical questions, show not tell sentences and ellipsis. We have also learnt all about acute, obtuse and reflex angles in Maths.  For Science we worked in pairs to research food chains in different habitats and then we made food chains using coloured paper and all the new scientific vocabulary we had learnt. Next week in school it is Anti-Bullying week. Today we had an assembly in which we learnt about an exciting new role for Anti-bullying ambassadors.  Class 11 have the chance to apply for this role as part of their homework this week. Also as part of our computing lesson we used the Lego and an ICT programme to create wind turbines and spinning tops. 

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What we have been learning about this week. (Week beginning 31st October)

This week in English we have been working on creating our own suspense stories based on The BFG. We looked at the features of suspense, show not tell sentences and planning a dramatic opening. In our Science lesson we created and designed The Carbon Cycle using a paper plate.  Throughout Maths lessons this week we have looked at reading and interpreting data from tables and graphs.  We had some fantastic designs and creations during our Computing lesson this week as the children designed and built animals using the Lego ICT based programme. 

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What we have been learning this week. (Week beginning 10th October)

In Class 11 this week we have been looking at how the Earth orbits the Sun in a day.  In English we have been writing newspaper reports about the invasion of Britain by the Anglo-Saxon army using 3rd person and alliteration in our headlines.  Maths lessons this week have focused on negative numbers, squared and cubed numbers.  As part of our PSHCE lesson we had to look at how helpful we were at home and how we could be better.  We presented our ideas to the class in small groups.  Our challenge this week is to do something helpful and unexpected for our families.  I hope lots of washing up and chores were completed.

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What we have been learning this week (beginning 3rd October)

This week has been an exciting week in Class 11.  We have been celebrating poetry week.  We took part in a poetry picnic during which we shared poems and enjoyed a snack in the outside area. We have also written our own imaginative  poems based on The Magic Box and The Dentist and the Crocodile.  Then we had a visit from a poet and we also took part in our own class performances of a poetry rap.  In Maths we have been looking at translation and we look at how to move shapes in a giant grid in the small hall, to help with our understanding of how the shapes slide in translation.  In Science this week we made the phases of the moon using Oreo cookies.

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What we have been learning this week (beginning 26th September).

In Class 11 this week we have been working on finding fractions of amounts, quantities and equivalent fractions.  We have also looked at non-chronological reports and we have written our own reports based on research we did about life in Anglo-Saxon Britain.  In Science this week we made models of the solar system using fruit so we could order the planets according to their relative sizes.

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What we have been learning this week ( Beginning 19th September).

In Class 11 this week we wrote and performed our own role plays.  We based them on our PSHCE lesson in which we looked at caring for people in  our community who suffer from dementia.  We linked it to our class values in which we show caring and compassion. Our Music lesson this week included learning lots of musical vocabulary as well as experimenting with percussion instruments.  We have been working on 3D shapes in Maths and have looked at the properties of them.
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What we have been learning (week beginning 19th September)

This week we have had some fantastic examples of hard work from Class 11.  We have been working on mental addition and subtraction as well as writing the legend of St George and the dragon.  We have also been designing Anglo-Saxon clothing and researching the Earth and the Solar system. However, the hard work has not just been produced at school this week.  Class 11 brought in a fantastic range of homework to showcase their research on the Anglo-Saxon period.  It has made our classroom look fantastic!                         

Celebrating Roald Dahl day.

 

Today we celebrated Roald Dahl day in Class 11. We worked on The BFG and looked at how Sophie initially reacted in horror to the giant.  Even though he was friendly, she judged him by his appearance.  As a class we played a game of pairs in which we had to match appearance cards with personality cards.  We discovered that we also made assumptions based on how people look.  As part of this lesson we then debated, is it more important to be beautiful or kind? Finally we created our own character descriptions and designs based on characters that had opposite personalities and looks.

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Tuesday 13th September

 

During our Grammar lesson in English today we looked at how to recognise and use relative clauses.  We wrote main clauses on strips of coloured paper and then placed a relative clause in the middle of them using a different coloured strip. All of our sentences described a character or mythical creature from a Myth.

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What we have been learning during our first week back in school.

We have had a wonderful first week back at school. We have written our class rules, created our own Anglo-Saxon Kennings and learned about networks in ICT.

 

Earth and Space

We are going to be looking at the Earth and Space during our Science lessons. Throughout the term we will be looking at the sizes of the planets and their distance from the Earth.  We will also be learning about the moon and night and day.

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The Anglo-Saxons

 

 

This half term we are looking at the Anglo-Saxon'period of history. We will be learning about why they invaded Britain and the impact they had on us. Can you share a fact on our Padlet?

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