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Posted on
Jul 2017

May the Forces Be With You!

We've had a great week learning about Forces this week.  We started the week learning about Sir Isaac Newton and his three law's of motion. 

On Tuesday, we investigated water resistance and tested different shaped boats to find out which shape travelled through the water best. We then went on to learn about air resistance and played with gyrocopters. Wednesday saw us putting everything we had learnt about air resistance into practice, designing costumes to slow our runners down.

On Thursday, we investigated the four Forces of flight, particularly thrust and lift and spent Friday morning testing paper planes for speed, stability, lift and distance.  Our topic finished with some fantastic artwork based on birds.. The children were given the chance to design their own 'Bird on a Wire' pictures.  

We hope you'll be able to join us for the picnic, where we will be able to make some amazing paper planes and carry out experiments linked to thrust.

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Posted on
Jun 2017

30th June - Week update

Wow, what a week! Lots of the year 5 pupils have been performing in, or helping backstage with the school production of Bugsy Malone. We are so proud of them for showing such commitment during rehearsals. They were confident performers and it was clear to see they were having a great time on stage - well done all!
We have also been incredibly proud of the children in the year group who have not been involved with the rehearsals and performances. They have supported their peers, and have been flexible when the usual timetable has needed to change. Thank you all!
In literacy this week we have continued our work on character descriptions, focusing on stylistic devices such as similes, metaphors, alliteration and hyperbole.
In maths, we have worked on coordinates in all four quadrants, and transformations of shapes - reflection and translation so far (rotation to follow soon!) 
We have started to invent our own 'plague cures' in topic.
Have a great, restful weekend. 

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Posted on
Jun 2017

16th June 2017 Y5 update


It has been a busy week in Y5!
In maths we've been continuing our shape work. This morning we were investigating and making 3D shapes.
We have been learning about character descriptions in literacy, particularly how we can show, not tell, the reader how a character is feeling. We looked at using relative clauses, which can be dropped into a main clause, to add detail about a character!
We've been out and about this week as well: half of us went to a cricket tournament on Wednesday, and all of us visited Eyam on Thursday, as part of our topic about the village.
On both trips, the children were a credit to the school. At the cricket, the children displayed great sportsmanship.
In Eyam, they listened beautifully to the guided tour that we went on, asking very relevant questions, and showing off how much they already knew about the plague in Eyam!
In the afternoon, we visited the church and saw first hand the beautiful stained glass window, which was installed to remember and honour the sacrifice the villagers made during the plague outbreak. As part of our topic we have designed our own window and used a printing technique with our images.
On top of all this, many members of the year group have been rehearing for the school production of Bugsy Malone. See, it really has been a busy week!
We hope you all have a restful weekend, Y5 team.


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Posted on
Apr 2017

There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom

This week saw begoin a new English unit on a book called 'There' a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom' by Louis Sachar.

"Give me a dollar or I'll spit on you."

That's Bradley Chalker for you. He is the oldest child in the class. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has "serious behaviour problems."

No one likes him - except Carla, the new school counsellor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren't afraid to try. Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is believing in yourself.

So far, we have met two of the main characters.  We even had a visit from Bradley.  He managed to make quite an impression on the class.  We can't wait to find out what happens next.

In Maths, we have revised multiplying fraction and worked on reading, writing, ordering and comparing decimals.

Our new topic is Eyam and involves learning all about the The Plague. We started the topic thinking about what we already know and thought of lots of questions we want to find the answers to over the next few weeks.

Hope you all enjoy your long weekend. 

The Year 5 Team

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Posted on
Mar 2017

New Discovery at Bradway Island!

This week has flown by in Y5! We have been so busy with our learning!
In English we have started to plan and write our non-chronological reports on our new species discovered on Bradway Island. They are looking fab so far.
In Maths we have continued with fractions. We are now finding fractions of different amounts using bar modelling. Next week we will be moving onto decimals.
In Science we have all started our sleep diaries, can't wait to see how you guys do at the reflex test next week. Will losing an hours sleep at the weekend affect you?
We have also been identifying the different parts of a plant. Take a look at our fantastic drawings below.

On a different note both Year 5 teachers visited Kingswood this week and the activities look fab! We can't wait to go, we are going to have a great time.
We are still waiting for some children to bring in either a medical form or pay their deposit, can you make sure that this is done A.S.A.P.
There is another parent's meeting on Thursday 6th April straight after school. Thank you. 

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sun!!

The Year 5 Team.

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An Introduction to Bradway Primary

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"I can only praise Bradway Primary School for its commitment, effort and enthusiasm towards my child’s development. It reflects his happiness and willingness to take part in everyday school life. " - Parent