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April 2017 - Summer Term

A very warm welcome back. Hope you had an excellent Easter and are refreshed. The summer term topic is ' Around the World in 80 Days' when we will be focusing on mountains and volcanoes around the world. Click on the link below to access the curroculum letter which outlines the subject coverage.

Summer Term 2017 Curriculum Letter

May 2017 - Arts Week

As part of a whole school celebration of 'The Arts', year 5 kicked off the week with some sketching. We linked our science topic (life cycle of flowering plants) with our artistic skills to do some observational sketching. We then applied our shading skills to create a sense of shape and mood to our work. Our day alsio included meeting the author, David Mason whp shared with us his love of English and the written word. He performed various poems which were an inspiration to our own poetry writing in the afternoon.

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May 2017 - R.E Buddhism

We have learnt about the origins of Buddhism and created a pictorial time line showing the key events leading to the first Buddha. Here is our work is on display.

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May 2017 - Community Church Service

Year 5 led the Community Church Service this month on the theme of Endurance. The children shared their thoughts on what endurance meant and where they have seen enduarance in action. The class then went onto share a short piece of drama to sharee their understanding of the theme. Super service Year 5 - well done.

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May 2017 - Hands on Science

In science this week, as part of our learning about 'Life Cycles', we dissected a flowering plant to investigate further the various parts. The children were able to see, at close hand, the anther, stigma and filament with some even able to investigate the ovary and see for themselves the seeds. Great investigation.

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April 2017 - Buddhist visit

Our current R.E focus is Buddhism. We were fortunate this week to have Juliet, a practising Buddhist, visit the class and speak about her faith and some of it's practices. The class undertook a short session of meditation which was very calming and helped us to understand this fascinating faith.

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April 2017 - R.E

In R.E we explored the many 'Faces of Easter'during our Godly Play session. The children listened to the story of Jesus and the events of 'The Passion'. The class then went of to explore and share what the story ment to them through story telling, poetry, model making or art.

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April 2017 - Maths

We are currently exploring written methods for multiplication which included the investigation of square and cube numbers. The children spent time understanding how square numbers are created using practical equipment and then were set a task of resolving some 'jigsaws' to create square numbers and to understand what the square root of the square numbers are. Quite tricky but the class showed a great deal of enduarnce to conquer these activities.

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April 2017 - Music

This term in music the children will be refreshing and extending their learning of how to play the Ocarina. As the term unfolds, the class will start to understand and be able to read music notation.

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April 2017 - P.E

During the first half of this summer term, we are fortunate to have a member of the Carre's Outreach P.E team delivering coaching on the game of Handball.

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January 2017

Welcome back and a very Happy New Year. The spring term topic is 'Invaders and Settlers' when we will be learning about the Vikings and World War 1. Click on the link below to access the curriculum letter which outlines the subject coverage.

Spring Term 2017 Curriculum Letter

March 2017 - Easter Egg Hunt

Year 5 had an 'egg-cellent' time hunting around the playground for Easter eggs. Big thank you to the year 6 children whose job is was to hide them.

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March 2017 - Bikeability

The class undertook a two day course aimed at teaching the children how to ride a bike safely and on the roads. The course began in the playground with the basics of bike maintenance; controlled cycling and stopping. Then the children moved away from school and cycled on the roads of Leasingham and were taught how to negotiate traffic; left and right turns in addition to how to overtake vehicles. The class did really well with all  those that started the course achieving level 1 and the majority level 2. Great work Norwich:The Tour de France awaits!

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February 2017 - Science Outreach at Carres Grammar School

This week was the first session, this term, when Y5 visited Carres Grammar School to experience science at a secondary school. The children are  working with Dr Robinson (Head of Chemistry) looking at the various strands of science. This week the focus was physics where the children investigated Forces in particular friction.

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February 2017 - P.E. Netball

This half term the focus will be Netball. The sessions began today with the class learning the three basic passes and some of the rules of the game. Thanks to Charlie, Jasmine and Joseph for sharing their expertise.

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February 2017 - Holocaust Centre Visit

Year 5 travelled with Y6 to the National Holocaust Centre near Newark as part of their learning about Judaism and our topic of Invaders and Settlers. The class followed the life story of a young Jewish German boy called Leo in the months leading upto the Second World War and learnt how he was affected, day to day, by the ruling Nazi party and how eventally he escaped on the Kinder Transport to England.

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February 2017 - Science

Come and see the display of work on 'How we see'. The class have learnt about the anatomy of the eye and how it works. The children produced a detailed diagram and explanation on how we see images.

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January 2017 - STEM Project

We were joined by 2 STEM ambassadors from St Georges Accademy in Sleaford, who delivered a workshop themed around the Bloodhound World Land Speed Project. During the workshop, the children needed to consider carefully the design an construction features of their KNEX model before finally testing them. The winning team would be those whose model travelled the furthest in the shortest amount of time. The class demonstrated super team work and great creativity in their design and model construction. A brilliant afternoon of science, technology and maths linked together.

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 January 2017 - Maths

Year 5 have learnt to use a formal written method for division. The class have learnt the 'bus stop' method and have created a display that shows their understanding of the method.

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September 2016

Welcome to the autumn term. I hope you had a super summer break. The topic this term is Ancient Egyptians and the curriculum letter below outlines the subject coverage during the autumn term. 

Autumn Term 2016 Curriculum Letter.

 

December 2016 - Christmas Lunch

The class, along with the rest of school, enjoyed their last day of term by wearing festive jumpers and tucking into a fantastic Christmas lunch. Mrs Whalan and all the lunch time supervisors dressed the tables and provided everyone with crackers and treats. Both Teaching and support staff were on hand to serve and help clear up as well as enjoying lunch with the children. The Christmas lunch was delicious with some going as far as saying they quite liked brussel sprouts!! Merry Christmas Year 5.

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December 2016 - KS2 Party Day

Year 5 enjoyed their party day which included making party hats, party games, a super buffet lunch followed by a quiz and film.

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December 2016 - Christmas Play

Year 5 worked alongside years 3 and 4 to stage a fantastic production, Home for Christmas. All the children worked incredibly hard to learn lines, many songs and the stage directions to deliver what was an outstanding and very heartfelt performance. Well done, we are all very proud of you.

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December 2016 - Bread Making

Year 5 completed their DT focus of bread making today when they made the bread they had designed. The class used the basic skills of bread making, learnt earlier in the term, and adapted this with their choice of additional ingredients. Some groups added garlic, sundried tomatoes and some added chocolate chips. All were very tasty.

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December 2016 - Instruction Wriitng

We have linked our English with our DT focus of bread making. To help the class with using concise and accurate instructional language, the class undertook various activies that included 'Barrier Games' and completing an obstacle course blindfolded. Both tasks required the speaker to deliver clear instructions and for the listener to listen carefully and follow accurately to ensure tasks were completed. These skills will be invaluable when the children come to write their instructions for the bread they are currently designing and making.

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December 2016 - Community Church Service

It was Year 5s turn to lead the monthly Community Church Service on the theme of Advent. The class explored what Advent means to them, where the tradition of Advent wreaths came from and what how the Church uses the candles to symbolise different themes during the four weeks.

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November 2016 - Design Technology

The DT focus this term is 'Bread Making'. In preparation for designing and making their own bread, the children spent the lesson tasting various breads and evaluating them against a criteria that included looks and taste.

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November 2016 - Egyptian Cartouche

The class have completed their clay cartouche work in art and they are now on display in the junior corridor. Fantastic work year 5.

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November 2016 - Physical Education: Hockey

New term and a new P.E focus. This term we will continue our focus on invasion games but will playing hockey. During the term, the class will develop a range of skills linked directly to the game in addition to the tactics required in competitive games.

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November 2016 - R.E - Visit to St Andrew's Church

The year 5 & 6 classes visited St Andrew's Church as part of their R.E focus - Signs and Symbols - where they learnt about some of the symbols used in a church. Cannon Pennock very kindly hosted the visit and provided a fascinating insight into the symbolism behind church designs. The children were then given the opportunity to explore and sketch various objects from around the church.

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October 2016 - Clay work

In art, the class have been learning about Egyptian cartouches. They have designed their own and are now transfering the designs onto clay.

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October 2016 - Football

Kai, Charlie and Joseph, along with the other members of the school football team, took part in the semi-finals of the North Kesteven league. They beat Rauceby and Heckington and will go forward to the finals to be held in Skegness in January. Well done boys.

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October 2016 - Made in Sleaford

The class visited the 'Made in Sleaford' exhibition, which is a two day festival organised by NKDC and provided the children from Norwich class to take part in three very exciitng workshops.  The first day is held for schools and aims to inspire young people to consider careers in science and engineering. The workshops covered composite materials, food technology and electronic engineering.

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 September 2016 - MacMillan Coffee Morning

Year 5 enjoyed a drink and a cake in support of the MacMillan coffee morning. Thank you for your all donations.

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September 2016 - ICT

The class expored a program called 'Paint'. The object of today's lesson was to simple investigate what the program offered in terms of tools and techniques.

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September 2016 - P.E Football

This term the focus in our outdoor P.E sessions is Invasion Games. We are currently focusing on football skills. Despite the rain, the class enjoyed a session which looked at passing and control followed by game where they then put into practice the skills covered.

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September 2016 - Roald Dahl Celebration Day

In recognition that it would have been Roald Dahl's 100th birthday today, the class discussed with each other their favourite Roald Dahl book and why they enjoyed it. In our English lesson, the childreninitially created short drama pieces using a short exert from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which focused on the inventing room in Willy Wonka's factory. To finish, the children created their own inventing room 'flip/flap' diagrams and gave a short explanation as to what happened in their inventing room using lots of detailed descriptive vocabulary.

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September 2016 - Science

The class have been learning about solids, liquids and gases and this week the learning focused on separating solids. The children were given the task of investigating the most efficient method of separating various solids from each other. These included paper clips from a beaker of rice; pasta, flour and rice from each other; a beaker of stones and flour.

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September 2016 - Circle Time

Our first day included a session where we 'Got to know each other'. We spent time finding out the similarities and differences we all have which was great fun.

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