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Dec 2017

Spies in Training

Thank you to all of our parents, who worked hard to support the children in celebrating the end of their Literacy unit with Spy Day.  The children came to school fully equipped for covert operations! 

All children had to navigate the maze of laser/trip wires in the classroom in order to get to their seats which they managed much more adeptly than the teachers!

After lunch the children enjoyed watching Stormbreaker,which is the book we have been reading this term.   The children had some very astute observations about the differences between the book and the film and which they preferred.

Once again, thank you for your support in this at this very busy time.   We, and the children, really appreciate it.

More photos to follow...!

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Posted on
Dec 2017

We Made It!

On our second attempt, we made it to the National Space Centre.  The children had a great time learning about being an astronaut in the planetarium show and creating their own rockets in the Rocket Challenge Workshop.  Some of our picture are shown below.

Not only did we have a fantastic trip to the Space Centre, but we have also been working hard on our rehearsals for Cinderella. It's early days, but the children are performing well, we just need to make sure we know all the words for the songs now!  As well as rehearsing, we have been working on our multiplication methods inMAths and punctuating speech correctly in English.  

Finally, we ended the week creating our own interactive Advent Calendar.  The children worked in groups to record Christmas messages, songs, poems and dances, which will be revealed to the rest of the class a day at a time.  If we can find a way of sharing it with parents, we will do so as soon as we can.

Have a great weekend.
The Year 5 Team.

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Posted on
Nov 2017

Space Centre - Take 2

Fingers crossed everyone, on Monday we will be attempting our second trip to the Space Centre in Leicester.  Like last time, please could all children be in school by 8.15am as we are planning to leave at 8.30am. Children need to wear normal school uniform and will also need a packed lunch.

Children have been told that they can being cameras if they want however these will be the responsibility of the child. Please note that the children will be leaving their backpacks/bags in a safe area so if they do take a camera, they will need to keep it in their hands/pockets for the whole of the trip.

There is a gift shop at the Space Centre, and children can bring spending money if you are happy for them to do so. We suggest a maximum of £5.

We aim to leave the Space Centre at 2.15pm and expect to be back at school at around 4pm. This is obviously subject to travel conditions between here and Leicester!

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Posted on
Nov 2017

Welcome Back!

Welcome back after the half term break!  We hope you all had a lovely week off, and have come back refreshed and ready for this very busy half term!

In Maths this week, we started our next unit of work - Statistics.   We have been drawing and interpreting line graphs, reading two way tables, and using our addition and subtraction knowledge to solve problems.  

In Literacy we continued to analyse persuasive adverts in preparation for writing our own adverts for our innovative gadgets next week.  

We also took advantage of our amazing outside space by going outside to draw the big tree.   We will be using our observations in an ongoing art project which will be explained to the children this week.    It was enlightening to see how many mini Monets we have amongst us in Year 5!

On Thursday we held our school Harvest Festival Day.    Each year group had its own theme to consider.  In year 5, we thought about and dicsussed the idea 'What happens when Crops Fail'.   We were impressed with the children's maturity as they engaged in discussion and debate about a very complicated issue.   In the afternoon, the chidlren choreographed their own rain dances.    The sight of all the children in the playground, dancing and leaping, playing drums and shaking rainmakers was something to behold!

Lastly, we'd like to say a big thank you for all your donations, which were collected by a representative of the Salvtion Army.  He was very impressed with the enthusiasm shown by the children in school and the generosity of donations.  Thank you all for your ongoing support!

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Posted on
Oct 2017

The Trip That Never Was!

Well, it's been an eventful day. Just not quite the day we had planned. Unfortunately, a tyre blew out on the journey to the National Space Centre, meaning we had to wait just off the motorway for a repair truck. In the meantime, the traffic police arrived to make sure we were all ok. They very kindly came onboard to talk to the children about their job and then gave us a police escort to the nearest truck stop so we could get off and the tyre could be replaced. We cannot thank the truck stop enough: they were so welcoming giving us a room to wait in, drinks for the kids and most importantly chance to use the toilet!  At 12 o'clock, we were back on the coach heading back to school. The kids have been amazing. It may not have been the trip we planned but it's definitely been one to remember!!

We have already got some provisional dates for another trip, Hopefully, this time we'll make it to the Space Centre. 

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