Angles

In maths this week, we've been recognising different types of angles, including acute, obtuse, right angle and reflex. We've looked at the properties of these angles, compared and ordered them and used a protractor to measure and draw angles ourselves. We've worked so hard and grown in confidence…

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Las tiendas - the shops

Today in Spanish we continued learning about the high street, la calle mayor and the shops, las tiendas. We practiced saying the names and the pronunciation. We spotted similarities between some of the Spanish shop names and the English words for the shops, e.g el cafe - the cafe and el banco -…

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Anglo Saxon weapons

What an exciting start to our topic on the Anglo Saxons and Vikings!  We looked at videos of the weapons Anglo Saxon warriors used to fight the enemies.  After looking at images of a battle axe, a dagger and a spear, we had to choose one to make.  We drew our weapon in our topic books and labelled…

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Rugby

Another super rugby session this week, we continued working on the rugby skills we've acquired in the past weeks and putting them into game practice.

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Rosh Hashanah

Today we learned all about the Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah.  We learned when, why and how it is celebrated.  We listened to a video of the sound of the Shofar, a rams horn that sounds out around Jerusalem to signal Rosh Hashanah.  In small groups, we worked together to create posters with…

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The boy who met a whale

Our new English narrative unit is based on the book, The boy who met a whale by Nizrana Farook.  We have been spending time getting to know the model text, chapter 11 from the book.  We have been looking at the characters, including the protagonists and the antagonists, the dialogue, the action,…

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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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