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Next Week in Class 5

Next Week in Class 5 Next week in English we will be writing a leaflet about Eden Camp, after our visit on Wednesday. In our topic lesson we will be looking at a newspaper report on a bombing in York during World War Two. In our Science lesson next week, we will design our own...
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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Homework Project

Thinking back to our topic World War II, for your next homework project we would like you to create a game involving all the facts and knowledge you have learnt about this part of history over this term. It could be a board game, a card game, a game on scratch, memo...
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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Learning all about Austria…

Over the past two weeks we have had four students from Austria working in our school. They have been helping us with our work and learning about what we do at Park Grove. On Wednesday they presented an assembly about Austria and the differences between the UK and their country.
Posted On 15 Mar 2017
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Gift Boxes for WW2 Soldiers

This week we have looked at a book by Flossie Albright called ‘My Secret War Diary’. Within this we found a diary entry she wrote which explained that in school children created Christmas gift boxes for soldiers during WW2. We decided to create our own boxes which we...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017
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The 10 Commandments 

In RE this week we read the story of Moses and the 10 commandments. We then discussed each of the commandments and how we can ensure we follow these in our day to day lives. Finally, we created our own commandments which we think should be followed nowadays.
Posted On 13 Mar 2017
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Next Week in Class 5

Next Week in Class 5 Next week in English we will be writing a diary entry linked to My Secret War Diary, by Flossie Albrigh. In our topic lesson we will be doing writing linked to our visits to the theatre. In our Science work next week, we will explore how magnets work. Other...
Posted On 08 Mar 2017
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Homework Project

Your next homework project will have a P.E. theme. We would like you to write and lead a short warm-up activity of approximately five minutes for a P.E. lesson related to our current hockey unit. You could use existing ideas such as follow the leader or you could make up an...
Posted On 08 Mar 2017
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Searching for treasure…

In science this week we looked at how magnets are used for directions. We looked at a compass and how it works. Then, we went outside to solve clues using the directions on a compass. Finally, we found the treasure which was hidden in the south-west corner of the field.
Posted On 08 Mar 2017
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Life at Park Grove during WW2

This week in our topic lessons we looked at the schools log book from during World War 2. We found a variety of extracts related to WW2, including an air raid warning and a gas mask inspection. We then created our own diary entries about these events as if we were a scholar at...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
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Reading to class 1

On Monday class five ventured downstairs to read to the children in class one. As part of World Book Day we adapted the story of ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ and created a book to write our new stories in. This is what we read to the children in class one and they...
Posted On 06 Mar 2017
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Next Week in Class 5

Next Week in Class 5 Next week in English we will be writing newspaper reports about The Blitz. In our topic lesson we will complete our diary writing about Park Grove Primary School during World War II. In our Science work next week, we will learn about how magnets are used in...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017
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Homework Project

Your next homework project will have a P.E. theme. We would like you to write and lead a short warm-up activity of approximately five minutes for a P.E. lesson related to our current hockey unit. You could use existing ideas such as follow the leader or you could make up an...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017
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The Blitz! 

This week in English we have started researching a key event that happened during WW2…the Blitz! We used fact sheets and the iPads to gather lots of information. We found that the Blitz started on the 7th September 1940 and ended in May 1941. We also found that the...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017
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Social Skills Board Games 

In PSHE on Monday we played a variety of board games which were linked to emotions and feelings. We enjoyed playing these and learnt lots about each other. We also enjoyed discussing how we each cope with situations differently.
Posted On 27 Feb 2017
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Hockey

This half term in PE we are doing hockey. We began this week by learning how to hold a stick correctly and then pass to a partner. Next week we will be learning how to dribble with the ball. By the end of the half term we are hoping to be able to play a match!
Posted On 27 Feb 2017
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Happy Holidays!

You’ve all worked very hard this half term so please have a lovely holiday with your families and friends! As it is a holiday, there will be no homework set this week. Please remember that you come back to school on Monday 27th February. With Best Wishes from Miss Clayton and Mrs...
Posted On 16 Feb 2017
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Battle of Britain 

In our topic lessons this week we have been learning about the Battle of Britain. We looked at key events during this battle and the dates linked to these events to create a timeline. We then pretended to be an eye-witness of a ‘dog-fight’ and we wrote an account of...
Posted On 14 Feb 2017
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Multiplication Mosaics

In class 5 this week we used our super times tables knowledge to create a Valentine’s Day themed mosaic. We had to work out the answers to then find which colour to use in each box. We found that the mosaic was a bunch of flowers.
Posted On 14 Feb 2017
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Prepositions 

This week in English we have been looking at prepositions and using them in sentences. We used a Valentine’s Day picture to help us use prepositions in our writing.
Posted On 14 Feb 2017
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Next Week in Class 5

Next Week in Class 5 Next week in English we will be looking at prepositions and adverbs. We will also be telling you about the 500 words competition! In topic, we will be looking at the Battle of Britain and completing work linked to this. In our Science work next week, we will...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017
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Homework Project

Imagine a book is being written about the rights and responsibilities of the children of Park Grove Primary School. Your task is to design a cover for the book. You will need to think carefully about how you present the cover because you want people to pick up your book to read!...
Posted On 08 Feb 2017
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Shape sorting! 

This week we have been looking at properties of shapes in maths. On Wednesday we created our own Venn diagrams to sort a range of 2D shapes.
Posted On 08 Feb 2017
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What’s in the suitcase of an evacuee? 

This week we have been looking at what an evacuee would need to pack in their suitcase. We have started by looking at pictures of the different items and then describing them. We are then going to use this work to create a poem.
Posted On 08 Feb 2017
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Descriptive writing about WW2

On Tuesday in class 5 we studied a picture of a war scene from World War 2. We then used our recent learning on similes and metaphors to write a descriptive piece of writing about the picture. Some of us used the picture to create a story; some used it to set the scene for a...
Posted On 07 Feb 2017
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Next Week in Class 5

Next Week Next week in English we will write a World War Two list poem. In topic, we will complete our work on the role of Women in the Second World War and look at its impact on women today. In our Science work next week, we will continue to learn about forces and magnetism....
Posted On 01 Feb 2017
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Homework Project

Imagine a book is being written about the rights and responsibilities of the children of Park Grove Primary School. Your task is to design a cover for the book. You will need to think carefully about how you present the cover because you want people to pick up your book to read!...
Posted On 01 Feb 2017
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Magnets! 

In science this week we carried out an experiment to find which type of magnet was the strongest. We did this using a range of magnets and paper clips. We then presented our results in a bar chart.
Posted On 01 Feb 2017
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Fun with fractions!

This week we have been using fraction walls to find equivalent fractions. We have enjoyed doing this and are now experts at finding equivalent fractions.
Posted On 01 Feb 2017
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Rights and Responsibilities 

This week in class 5 we have been learning about rights and responsibilities at Park Grove. As a school we have decided upon 5 rights to go alongside our schools core values. They are: play safely, respect, inclusion, good manners and positive language. We created short pieces of...
Posted On 30 Jan 2017
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Next Week in Class 5

Next week we will be starting our work on poetry writing. Please also remember to learn your 7 spellings for your test on Monday! In topic, we will be looking at key dates linked to World War 2. In our Science work next week, we will continue to learn about forces and magnetism....
Posted On 26 Jan 2017
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Homework Project

For your next task, we’d like you to think about how people on the Home Front supported the war effort by growing their own food, salvaging waste or making do and mending clothing or household items. We’d like you to give a short talk about things you’ve done at home yourself...
Posted On 26 Jan 2017
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Rationing

This week we have been looking at rationing in our topic lessons. We had to work out if we could survive on ration coupons for our clothes based on the amount children were given during WW2. We discovered that the majority of us would have struggled to survive with very few...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017
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Force Finders

In science this week we searched the school for different forces. We also discussed friction and how this affects a moving object when forces are applied.
Posted On 25 Jan 2017
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Letters from Lenny

This week we have continued to read The Lion and the Unicorn. We discovered the secret garden and then wrote letters back home to Lenny’s mother to describe what we had found.
Posted On 25 Jan 2017
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Next Week in Class 5

Next Week in Class 5 English Next week in English we’ll continue to read the book ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ and learn what happens to the main character Lenny. Maths In maths next week we’ll be looking at areas of maths which we need to work on including fraction of amounts and...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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Next Week in Class 5

Next Week in Class 5 English Next week in English we’ll continue to read the book ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ and learn what happens to the main character Lenny. Maths In maths next week we’ll be looking at areas of maths which we need to work on including fraction of amounts and...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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Homework Project

Thank you all for your wonderful research projects based on people who took part in the Second World War. For your next task, we’d like you to think about how people on the Home Front supported the war effort by growing their own food, salvaging waste or making do and mending...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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The Lion and the Unicorn

On Wednesday in class 5 we began reading the story of ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ by Shirley Hughes. We looked at her fantastic artwork and used these pictures to help us write descriptive sentences about the different settings in the story so far.
Posted On 18 Jan 2017
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We had to take cover…

On Tuesday afternoon class 5 ventured into our schools very own air raid shelter (located in the library). In here we were able to experience what life was like in Britain during WW2. We played games, sang songs, drank juice and ate biscuits! We had a lovely afternoon exploring...
Posted On 17 Jan 2017
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Amazing assembly! 

On Tuesday class 5 performed their assembly to the whole school and our parents! The assembly was linked to our current topic of World War 2. We enjoyed singing the songs and performing to everyone. We hope you enjoyed it and learnt lots about WW2.
Posted On 17 Jan 2017
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Next Week in Class 5

Next Week in Class 5 English Next week in English we’ll start to read the book ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ and write in relation to the theme of the book, evacuation. Maths In maths next week we’ll be revisiting addition and subtraction. Reading Please remember to bring your...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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Homework Project

Please remember that for your first homework project of 2017 we would like you to carry out either research into a significant person from the war or interview and collect the memories of someone you know who may have been involved or lived during the war. If you choose to...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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Opposites attract! 

On Wednesday in science we began our new topic on forces and magnets. We began by discussing the two main types of forces – pushing and pulling. We then created freeze frames of these for our peers to guess what action we were doing and what forces this was. 
Posted On 11 Jan 2017
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Planning our biographies 

On Tuesday in English we used all of the information that we have gathered about Winston Churchill over the past few days to write a plan. We are then going to us this plan to write a biography about Winston Churchill’s life and his achievements. 
Posted On 10 Jan 2017
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Dancing Divas! 

This half term in PE we are creating a dance linked to our topic of World War 2. We began designing our routine this week by using pictures and emotions to help us. 
Posted On 09 Jan 2017
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Next Week in Class 5

Next Week in Class 5 English Next week in English we will be continuing our work on Winston Churchill by writing a biography about him. Maths In maths next week we’ll be looking at decimals and fractions. Reading Please remember to bring your yellow Reading Record into school so...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017
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Homework Project

Our Spring topic in Key Stage 2 is World War II. This is a fascinating topic in which many important events happened. For your first homework project of 2017 we would like you to carry out either research into a significant person from the war or interview and collect the...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017
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Founders

In RE this week we began to look at what the term ‘founder’ means, in particular founders within religion. We learnt what this term meant and then used the iPads to research recent founders within our society. 
Posted On 05 Jan 2017
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Welcome back! 

We hope that everyone in class 5 and their families had a lovely holiday filled with plenty of fun. It is great to see you all again and we are looking forward to having another super half term in class 5. 
Posted On 05 Jan 2017
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Happy Holidays!

A very Merry Christmas to everyone in Class 5 and your families! We’ve had a fantastic first term and I want to thank you for all your hard work. Enjoy your Christmas holidays, have a fantastic break and we look forward to hearing all about your festive fun when you come back on...
Posted On 15 Dec 2016
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Christmas Baking 

On Wednesday we made Christmas Pudding Rice Krispie cakes. We had lots of fun making them (this included getting very messy with chocolate)! We then took them home, we hope you enjoyed our tasty treats! 
Posted On 15 Dec 2016
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Abacus 

On Wednesday in maths we explored a new website that we are going to be using to do our maths homework soon. We learnt how to log in and complete a homework task. There will be more information on this soon. 
Posted On 14 Dec 2016
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Christmas Party

On Tuesday we held our KS2 Christmas party which had a Stone Age theme to it. We played party games, danced to music and ate delicious food! Some of us even dressed up to look like people from the Stone Age. We had a fantastic time and our class even won the dance competition! 
Posted On 14 Dec 2016
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Next Week in Class 5

Next Week in Class 5 English Next week in English we will be working on Christmas activities, including drama linked to a very famous 2016 Christmas TV advert! Maths In maths next week we’ll be completing Christmas maths problems. Spellings You have been given your spellings on...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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Homework Project

A reminder about your homework project which is due in next week… We’d like you to design a poster for a Winter party taking place in the Stone Age era. Your project should be presented neatly in a way that can be displayed in our class. It should include details of when and...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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Super science! 

This week in science Miss Clayton posed the question ‘do people with the longest legs jump the furthest?’ We then designed and carried out an investigation to answer this question. We found that generally people with longer legs can jump further. 
Posted On 07 Dec 2016
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Finding fractions 

In maths this week we have been looking at fractions. We learnt what a fraction is and how to read fractions on a number line. We then used our knowledge of fractions and division to find halves of different numbers. We even went as big as finding a half of 3-digit numbers! 
Posted On 07 Dec 2016
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Stone Age Boy

In English this week we started reading Stone Age Boy. We looked at the scene where the boy meets the girl for the first time and then we created dialogue between the two children. 
Posted On 07 Dec 2016
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Next Week in Class 5

Next Week in Class 5 English Next week in English we’ll be reading the book ‘Stone Age Boy’ and completing a range of activities linked to this story. Maths In maths next week we’ll be looking at fractions and solving problems linked to this.   Reading Please remember to...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016
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Homework Project

For your next homework project, we’d like you to design a poster for a Winter party taking place in the Stone Age era. Your project should be presented neatly in a way that can be displayed in our class. It should include details of when and where the party is; what is happening...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016
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Measuring our muscles 

In science this week we learnt about how muscles work in pairs. We then carried out an experiment to find out what happens to our muscles when they contract. We measured our upper arm when it was relaxed and then again when it was contracted. Finally we recorded the data we...
Posted On 01 Dec 2016
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Stone Age Hunters 

On Tuesday in English we took on two different roles. Half of the class created a job advert for the role of a Stone Age hunter. The other half of the class had to write a job application for the job. We then interviewed the candidates to find a suitable person for the job. They...
Posted On 29 Nov 2016
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Exploring shapes 

On Monday in maths we had teaching students from York St John play maths games with us. They were all about shape and we enjoyed learning lots of new things. 
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
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Next Week in Class 5

Next Week in Class 5 English Next week in English we will continue to read ‘Ug’ and use this book to inspire us in our writing. Reading Please remember to bring your yellow Reading Record into school so that we can fill it in after your guided reading session. Please...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016
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Homework Project

Just a reminder… For your next homework project, imagine that you have been whisked back in time to Pre-historic Britain!  Think about what you may see there and who – or what! – you may come across. Did you have any Stone Age adventures during your trip? We’d like you to...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016
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Smashing science 

In science this week we carried out an experiment involving chocolate teacakes. It was our challenge to design a skeleton out of paper and straws to protect a chocolate teacake which would be dropped from a height. We observed the teacakes after the drop to find which one...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016
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Archaeologist assembly

On Wednesday the whole of KS2 had a very special assembly. We had a Skype call from an archaeologist who works at Dig in York. He shared lots of Stone Age artefacts with us and explained what his job involves. We really enjoyed this assembly and learnt so much! 
Posted On 23 Nov 2016
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Ancient Adjectives!

This week in English this week we have been learning to use adjectives in our writing. We have described characters in our class book (Ug) and artefacts from the Stone Age. 
Posted On 23 Nov 2016
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Next Week in Class 5

Next Week in Class 5 English Next week in English we will continue to write about the character ‘Ug’. We will also use the DIG Stone Age artefacts to inspire our writing as you all enjoyed looking at them this week! Reading Please remember to bring your yellow Reading Record into...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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Homework Project

For your next homework project, imagine that you have been whisked back in time to Pre-historic Britain!  Think about what you may see there and who – or what! – you may come across. Did you have any Stone Age adventures during your trip? We’d like you to present Stone Age...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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Funny bones

This week in science we looked at human and animal skeletons. We learnt the functions of a skeleton and then we played a game of ‘guess who the skeleton belongs to’.
Posted On 16 Nov 2016
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Exploring artefacts 

On Monday we looked at artefacts from the Stone Age. We had to describe what they looked like and what we thought they might have been used for. Then we found out their real purposes and what each artefact was called. We really enjoyed this lesson and looking at the different objects.
Posted On 14 Nov 2016
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Telling the time

This week in maths we are learning to tell the time. We have been using clocks to show the time and then convert to digital times.
Posted On 14 Nov 2016
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Next Week in Class 5

Next Week in Class 5 English Next week in English we will start to read the story of ‘Ug, Stone Age Boy’. Spellings You have been given your spellings on Monday. Please practise them at home and complete the activity set in your homework books. Your spelling homework is checked...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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Homework Project

Your next project will have a Stone Age Maths theme! We would like you to write at least three Maths word problems related to the Stone Age.  You can make them as challenging as you wish, however please remember that each question must make sense and be possible to answer by your...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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What do animals eat? 

In science this week we researched the diet of different wildlife animals that live in the UK. We then created a pie chart which shows which food each animal eats.
Posted On 09 Nov 2016
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Skara Brae

This week in English we have learnt about Skara Brae, a Stone Age village off the north coast of Scotland. We then planned a non-chronological report about this which we are going to be writing soon! 
Posted On 09 Nov 2016
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Magnificent maths! 

On Monday in maths we looked at multiples of 5 and then played a game of connect four using our maths skills.
Posted On 07 Nov 2016
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How can I be a good friend? 

On Monday in PSHE we discussed what qualities make a good friend. We then created short performances on how to be a good friend in different situations. What do you look for in a friend? 
Posted On 31 Oct 2016
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Happy Holidays!

You’ve all worked very hard this half term so please have a lovely holiday with your families and friends! As it is a holiday, there will be no homework set this week. Please remember that you come back to school on Monday 31st October.   With Best Wishes from Miss Clayton...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016
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Journalists

In English this week we are writing newspaper reports about global warming! We started by planning our reports on Tuesday. We have thought of lots of catchy headlines including ‘warming weather’.
Posted On 18 Oct 2016
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ICT in maths

On Tuesday in maths we used Purple Mash to create a bar chart. We used data from the book ‘If the World were a Village’.
Posted On 18 Oct 2016
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If the World were a Village

This week in maths we are using data from the book ‘If the World were a Village’. On Monday we used cubes, coins, balls and even pasta to represent the % of each nationality in the world.
Posted On 17 Oct 2016
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Next Week in Class 5

Next Week in Class 5 English Next week in English we will be writing a newspaper report about global warming. This is linked to our current topic ‘save the planet’ and our class book ‘The Polar Bears’ Home’. Spellings You have been given your...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
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Homework Project

Here is a reminder of your current homework project: We really enjoyed hearing and tasting some of your recipes in class and hope to try a few out! Well done for exciting our taste buds. For your next homework project we would like you to research recycling. This is a very...
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
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Making a lot of noise! 

This week in science Miss Clayton posed the question ‘How can we alter the loudness of a sound?’ We carried out a range of experiments to find out the answer to this question. Come and look at our work to find out our results!
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
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Researching global warming 

During our English lesson on Wednesday we started to gather information about global warming. We used the chrome books to help us find out the information which we will use next week to write a newspaper report.
Posted On 12 Oct 2016
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The Polar Bears’ Home

This week in class 5 we have started doing work on a story called The a Polar Bears’ home. We have begun by reading the story and discussing what we learnt from the book. One of the main issues within the story was global warming and this is something which we are going to...
Posted On 11 Oct 2016
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Next Week in Class 5

Next Week in Class 5 English Next week in English we will be reading the story ‘The Polar Bears’ Home’ which is linked to the current worldwide issue of global warming. We will be completing a range of English activities linked to this topic. Spellings You have...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016
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Homework Project

We really enjoyed hearing and tasting some of your recipes in class and hope to try a few out! Well done for exciting our taste buds. For your next homework project we would like you to research recycling. This is a very important issue for the future of our planet. You could...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016
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Keeping healthy in class 5! 

On Wednesday in class 5 we carried out a variety of different activities linked to Health and Wellbeing week. We prepared lots of different vegetables to create our own salad faces which we then enjoyed eating. We also participated in a fitness class which we had lots of fun in.
Posted On 05 Oct 2016
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Creating sound waves

In science this week we created sounds waves, using ourselves as the particles. This helped us to understand how sound travels. We also discovered that in order for sound travel, air needs to be present.
Posted On 05 Oct 2016
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Sports session

On Monday we had a visit from AXIOM Sports who delivered a fun and exciting sports session. We learnt about how to keep our bodies healthy as well as what it means to respect others. We then played a few games, our favourite being catch the bacon! This session is linked to our...
Posted On 03 Oct 2016
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Next Week in Class 5

Next Week in Class 5 English Next week in English we will be reading the story ‘Maha and the Elephant’ and will be completing writing linked to this inspiring tale. Spellings You have been given your spellings on Monday. Please practise them at home and complete the activity set...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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Homework Project Reminder

Please don’t forget that you have another week to complete your homework project! See below for a reminder of what you have been asked to do: We’d like you to plan a meal using seasonal ingredients (as part of our ‘Save the Planet’ topic). Your project should be presented neatly...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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Good vibrations! 

In science this week we have been looking at how objects create sounds. We learnt that a vibration is what causes the sound to happen and we found this out by carrying out six different experiments. These experiments included placing a tuning fork in water; placing our fingers on...
Posted On 28 Sep 2016
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Punctuating direct speech

This week in English we have been looking at how punctuate direct speech using inverted commas.
Posted On 28 Sep 2016
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Discovering shapes

On Tuesday in maths we learnt about 2D shapes. We discovered the different properties of 2D shapes and then completed an activity where we had to sort the 2D shapes based on how many sides and corners they have. We then played a game of true or false where Miss Clayton said a...
Posted On 27 Sep 2016
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Next Week in Class 5

English Next week in English we will be looking at punctuation and linking this to our current topic of ‘save the planet’. Maths In maths next week we will be looking at shape and symmetry. Spellings We sent your spelling lists home with you on Monday. Please practise...
Posted On 22 Sep 2016
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Homework Project

For your next homework project, we’d like you to plan a meal using seasonal ingredients (as part of our ‘Save the Planet’ topic). Your project should be presented neatly in a way that can be displayed in our class and could include a straightforward written...
Posted On 22 Sep 2016
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