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

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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. 

 

Year 5 Swimming

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This week we have begun our year 5 swimming lessons! This was a great start to our new year and we are all looking forward to improving our swimming skills and techniques!

Year 5 Choir

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The Year 5 Choir have been very busy this Christmas performing four songs at two very special events.  Firstly we went to Lichfield Cathedral to perform in front of a huge audience alongside a professional Brass Band, children from other schools and a string orchestra.  It was a very special event and the cathedral looked beautiful with all of the Christmas decorations and tree.  We felt really special and honoured to be there.

Then twelve of the children then kindly gave up their Friday evening to perform at a concert to raise money for Good Hope Hospital.  The audience loved listening to our singing - we were fantastic!  

At both events we sang; 'This is the Time and the Season,'  'We're Walking in the Air,' 'We Wish you a Merry Christmas' and 'The Gift.'

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Where's all this glitter come from?

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Festivities

We are looking forward to our final performance at St Chad's church on Tuesday 17th December at 6pm. We hope to see you all for our Chirtismas celebrations and carols. 

Please remember to wear your angles or star costume. 

Also this week it's Christmas party time! Thursday afternoon we'll be jingling away to a host of songs, games and food. You may bring a party outfit to wear- but you will need to wear your uniform for the morning.

Let's have a super week! We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Literacy

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Mulan - Stories from other cultures

Year 5 are currently studying stories from other cultures. We have used our visual literacy and inference skills to make inferences about a range of characters. We have learnt that characters show how they feel through facial expressions and their actions. We have written a rang eof texts in response to Mulan and thought about how we can show what a character is like, rather than 'tel' the reader.

Year 5 update

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Winter Festivities

This week we have practiced our Christmas Carol service! We have learn many Christmas carols and we are looking forward to our rehearsal at St Chad's church on Thursday 12th December. Please note that all costumes for our carol service must be sent into school by Friday 13th.

Many thanks Year 5 staff

Hockey tournament

On Friday 13th December 2013 Year 5 are taking part in a (in house)  Hockey tournament at Bishop Vesey School. Please ensure that all children have warm clothes and suitable shoes to walk to Bishop Vesy school. We are looking forward to using our skills to peroform in a range of matches.

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