Mi barba tiene tres pelos

A super start to our Spanish learning in Year 5 today!  We read and learned a Spanish rhyme called 'Mi barba tiene tres pelos'; a funny rhyme about a beard with three hairs!  We practiced the rhyme in partners and then performed to the class, Mrs Nadin was very impressed with our accents and that…

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Rugby

Another fantastic rugby lesson this week with the coach.  We learned about the importance of spacial awareness, communication and team work in the game.  We practiced the skill of passing the ball backwards in pairs and then in mini games and our coach talked to us about gentle touching, not…

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Rugby!

We loved our first rugby session this morning led by Manchester Rangers Rugby Club.  We played stuck in the mud tagging each other while practicing holding the door, then relay races in teams practicing placing the rugby ball down for a touchdown.  We played mini matches passing the rugby ball…

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Powers of 10!

This week in maths we have been learning how to count forwards and backwards in powers of 10 up to 1,000,000.  We looked at the patterns and which digits change and don't change depending on which power of 10 we're counting in.  We applied our knowledge of place value to answer questions involving…

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Woahhh, living on a prayer!

This week in Year 5 we started our new music unit; Bon Jovi, Living on a prayer!  We listened and appraised the classic rock song, discussing whether we liked it, what instruments / vocals we could hear, the style of music and the tempo of the song.  We played some of the warm up games to practice…

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Watercolour dream jars

We have started our Year 5 journey this week thinking about our hopes and dreams for the future and how we can achieve them.  We all had great aspirations for ourselves.  We used water colours to paint our dream jars, choosing three complimentary colours and blending them to create our beautiful…

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World Cup of Books!

We kicked off our start in year 5 with a knockout competition to decide on our first class novel!  Mrs Nadin chose 20 texts to enter into the world cup of books.  The books were put on tables and the children discussed together to see which books they might be interested in reading.  Children…

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Los dias de la semana

Today we started to learn the days of the week in Spanish.  Mrs Nadin held up flashcards and we practiced each day of the week, which day it was in English and how to pronounce them.  We watched a video to help us learn them, practising saying them quietly, loudly, slowly and quickly.  Mrs Nadin…

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La comida en Espana

What a fabulous Spanish lesson we had today!  We have been learning the Spanish names for fruits, vegetables and different foods and drinks over the past weeks.  Today we watched videos on traditional Spanish foods; we pronounced the names of them, learned what they are made with and which parts…

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Festival of Wesak

Today, we learned all about the festival of Wesak, a Buddhist festival also known as the Buddhas birthday to celebrate his birth, his enlightenment and his death, celebrated after the first full moon in May.  We watched videos to find out about the festival, making notes on our whiteboards and…

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Cycling in the sunshine!

Another super session of cycling today!  We had a fantastic time cycling in the sunshine; some of us who can't ride yet practised balancing with the balance bikes and some of us who are able to cycle, rode around on the pedal bikes.  Craig taught us how to use the brakes properly and how to ride…

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Traditional Spanish Foods- Comida tipica de Espana

Over the last few Spanish lessons, we have been learning the names of different foods and fruits.  Today, we found out about typical Spanish dishes and foods that Spanish people like to eat.  We watched videos to see what the traditional foods looked like and practiced how to pronounce them by…

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