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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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Posted on
Mar 2017

Active or Passive, that is the question.

Another busy week in Y5 this week. 
In English we have looked at using an active or passive voice and included it in our writing. We have also used colons and semi-colons, remember guys, the colon or semi-colon replaces because or but. Keep those words in your heads but don't write them!!
Maths has continued with fractions, this week we have been adding and subtracting them. Next week we are moving on to multiplying and dividing them.
In PE the children have planned a football skills lesson and taught the rest of the class the skill. The children are loving this and it shows how much they have learned from Elliott, our football coach. We are still Bollywood dancing and again, the children are showing off their routines to each other.
Unfortunately due to the weather on Friday we didn't go on our expeditions. Hopefully on Tuesday, the sun will be shining and we can explore Bradway Island in the hope of finding a new creature!!

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year 5 Team

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Posted on
Mar 2017

Climb to the top!!

Well another fantastic week in Y5. We visited the Climbing Works and had a great day! The children were amazing! Take a look at some of the great pictures below.
Ben Heason, a free climber, who climbed Angel Falls, the tallest free flowing waterfall in the world, came into school on Wednesday to talk to the children and share his experiences as an explorer. The workshop was brilliant and the children asked some fantastic questions.
A few children spent time with a poet on Tuesday and wrote poems in small groups. We then had a special assembly where they performed their poems to the school. The children really enjoyed themselves and produced some fantastic poems.
On Friday we went Exploring Bradway Island, in the search of a new creature. The children set out an obstacle course, followed maps and explored dangerous caves and rivers as well as rainforests. We all had a fab time!! Take a look at the pictures below.

Don't forget parents evening is on Monday 13th and Wednesday 15th March.
Have a lovely weekend.
The year 5 Team.

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An Introduction to Bradway Primary

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It is difficult to list all the positive aspects of life at Bradway but they would include: Creativity, the child as a whole person, responsibility, positive atmosphere: there are many more.

- Parent