Year 5 Blog

Welcome to the Year 5 blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

PC Doyle Visits Year 5!

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On Friday the 14th March, PC Doyle came to talk about what it is like to be a Police Officer in a modern society. We prepared many questions to find out more about what it is like to be a Poilce Officer and what his role involves. PC Doyle showed us his Police uniform and we were able to try it on and look closely at the the equipment he uses everyday! We thoroughly enjoyed PC Doyle's visit and would like to say a special 'Thank you' to PC Doyle coming to see us!

Cops and Robbers Topic

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We have considered the important role the police play and the many different roles they have in our community. During our topic work, we have considered the different levels of policing and how their uniforms for different role have varied requirements.

ICT work

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Living in such a technological world we always make sure that we are keeping our ICT skills refreshed! This term we are enjoying our new topic,' We are bloggers!', and we enjoy ensuring that we are able to successfully upload our class blog and keep it up to date! 

We have begun to design our own blog and discuss fiction texts that we are studying in class. 

Inspire Workshop

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We have been studying different types of reports in literacy and have tbought about how non-fiction writing has particular key elements. For our Inspire workshop (March 4th) will will be focusing on newspaper reports and how to compose a fascinating article! We are looking forward to working with parents and visitors on Tuesday morning in the Oaks hall at 9:00 am. See you then! 


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Our first week back after the holiday was action packed With a special visit from the educators at Think Tank! we we're extremelexecuted and were very keen to share our knowledge learnt during our Space topic! We looked at different star consolations and at the different planets in our solar system! it was truly out this world! 

Year 5 News

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Biscuit Project

This week we have made our own space biscuits and considered what ingredients and toppings we would like to use. We have designed our advertising posters and also thought about the packaging: having reviewed many biscuit packages, we decided what nutritional information we would need to provide and how we could attract the buyer using key advertising features. 

Persuasive Writing 

It is really amazing to see how much of the literature we read today is persuasive! We have considered a variety of writing genres and speaking and listening activities which use persuasive devices. Over the last two weeks we have identified different features of persuasive writing in magazine adverts, television, advert and Internet adverts. we have created a range of new products and begun to recognise how we can be easily manipulated subtly with advert promises! We all feel that we are a little bit wiser to advertising strategies and can confidently applppt his skill to our writing. 

Topic work

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Topic work This week we have begun our design technology project as part of our space themed work. We are going to design and make space themed biscuits! However there are many tasks and learning goals we must complete before we get to the tasting! In our first lesson we have thought about the biscuits we like and thought about their properties: colour, taste, shape and size! We are all very much looking forward to our project!

Explanation texts

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Literacy skills

This week we have produced explanation texts and thought carefully about how explanation texts are used in real life situations. we have designed our own games accessories and thought about how we can clearly expopera how they work! we have used a range of cause and effect connectives and used technical words in our writing! 

Reading for pleasure

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We are currently reading Night Raider as part of our Fiction Express online reading project! On a Friday a new chapter is released: we read the chapter and then vote for the next instalment!!! This is an excellent resource, which we are also accessing as part of our guided reading independent activities.

A busy week!

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A busy week!

We have been working extremely hard to further develop our mental maths skills and mental calculations. Pupils are encouraged to learn their times tables and corresponding division facts. Equally we have begun to memorise all prime numbers and square numbers up to 100!

Class Assembly 

We would like to thank all parents and visitors who came to watch our class assemblies The Terrible Tudors. We thoroughly enjoyed performing for you all!

Making a Splash!

This week in swimming we have practised and improved our back stroke technique. Please remember to include a swimming hat and goggles as part of your swimming kit. 


Practical science

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Earth,Sun and Moon We have been finding some fantastic facts about the Earth, Sun and Moon ! This week we completed a practical science investigation outside to help us understand (practically) the relative sizes of the Earth,Sun and Moon! We have learnt that if the sun was the size of a beach ball, the Earth would be the size of a pea, the Moon would be the size do a bead! Our world is amazing and we are looking forward to finding out more wonderful,crazy and fascinating facts!

Assembly work

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This week we have written our year 5 assembly and begun to select our parts! We have been set the task to learn our lines, so that we can be ready to rehearse without our script next week! Our topic for this assembly is the Terrible Tudors. The date for our assembly performance is Friday 24th of January 2014. 


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