Welcome to Norwich Class

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class twitter page: https://twitter.com/LeasinghamY5

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Microsoft Teams

Norwich Class will be using Microsoft Teams. Please read the documents below.

 Information Letter

Microsoft Teams Policy

Teams Internet Safety Poster


Meet and Greet

Please click on the link below to view the PowerPpint slides which will give you a variety of important information as your child moves into Year 5.

Meet and Greet Year 5

Summer Term

 Invaders and Settlers 

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Welcome back to the Summer Term, we hope you had an 'egg-cellent' Easter.  We are looking forward to lots of interesting learning and hard work in Year 5 this term.  Our topic  is Invaders and Settlers and in the first half term, we will be learning about the Viking Invasion of Britain.  After half term, we will move on to look at a contrasting period in history: World War 1 and World War 2.  Please click on the curriculum letter below to find out more about our learning this term.

Summer Curriculum Newsletter

April 2021 - PSHE

As part of our PSHE Jigsaw learning, we began thinking about the meaning of PERSONALITY and SELF-ESTEEM.  Firstly, we had to think of 5 things that were good about us.  Some of us find it hard to think about what we were good at.  Next, using @JigsawPSHE we asked ourclassmates to secretively write positive things about us. The children enjoyed reading other people positive views. We have kept these to help us stay positive when building our self esteem.  We learnt that although we are all different and unique, we ALL have something to offer and we should all VALUE what we have to offer.  

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 April 2021 - Happy to be back together.

It was so lovely all to be back together this week, enjoying each others company out in the beautiful sunshine!  

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April 2021- PE

This week we have thoroughly enjoyed our first lesson of Lacrosse with our new equipment.  Miss Collishaw taught us the key skills and we really enjoyed some competition too.  

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 The class novel for the term will be BRIGHTSTORM by Vashti Hardy.  Here we will be going on adventures of new continents, taking interesting journies and learning about the lives of the adventurous twin Mauf and Arti  We will use this book to inspire a wealth of different writing from descritptions, non-chronological texts, diaries and instructions.  




Spring Term

'Our Wonderful World'


Happy New Year and welcome to the Spring term.  We are looking forward to lots of interesting learning and hard work in Year 5 this term.  Our topic is Our Wonderful World, with a geography focus.  We will be discovering what a mountain is; researching different types of mountains and how they are formed; learning about famous mountains around the world while looking at various environmnents that align with montainous terrains.  To find out more about what we will learn as part of this exciting topic, please read the curriculum newsletter below.  

Spring Year 5 Curriculum Newsletter 2021

To view many of the wonderful activities and the fantastic learning of this term, view our school Twitter page.   



 Ancient Egypt

 Welcome back to the Autumn term; I hope you had a relaxing summer break!  We are looking forward to lots of interesting learning and hard work in Year 5 this term.  Our historical topic  is "Ancient Egypt".  Please click on the curriculum letter below to find out more about our learning this term:. 

 Autumn Curriculum Newsletter




November 2020 - PE - Gymnastics

This term we are continuing with our gymnastics and we have been exploring different ways of travelling and different balances.  We have discussed the importance of our core strength, creating tension and balances while beginning to compose our own sequences.

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November 2020 - PSHE - Celebrating Differences

As part of our learning in PSHE, we had a very mature and indepth conversation about how we should all celebrate our differences.  We then watched Benjamin Zephaniah recite a poem linked to RACISM.  We understood that discrimination + prejudice = RACISM.  We wanted to design our own ribbon to show people that we believe that NO form of discrimination of prejudice is acceptable and that there is no place for RACISM in our society.  

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November 2020 - Children In Need

We all thoroughly enjoyed our Non-Uniform Day helping to raising money for Children in Need.  We also warmed up our minds and bodies following a live workout with Joe Wicks and enjoyed a super tasty cake at break time too. 

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October 2020 - PSHE

As part of our PSHE topic, "Being me in my world" we were learning to show empathy and understanding to others.  We considered our RIGHTS and RESPONSIBILIES.  Each tennis ball represented a worry that a refugee or assylum seeker may face and the issues they may have to juggle. We showed great empathy and understanding of human’s rights and responsibilities! It was definitely difficult to juggle them all!

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October 2020 - Memories

During the last week of the term, those children who were touched by our special Mrs Bird started helping create a memorial for her. Mrs Wilkins, our resident artist, has inspired the children in stone painting linked to Mrs Bird’s favourite things.  In Year 5 we all painted FISH.  They represent the family that we are all swimming together.

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October 2020 - Den Building

Our Year 5 and Year 6 bubble joined forces this week to enjoy the challenge of building a den with Chris from @Denbuilding.  Equipped with a selection of bamboo canes, cable ties, pegs and sheets of tarpaulin, yet very little adults help, the children set to task on constructing a sturdy, waterproof, shelter that members of the group could all fit in. This was a fantastic experience of 'outdoor learning' that encouraged teamwork and problem solving where our teams created some brilliant dens.  This was a great way to end our half term having the best fun and learning together.   

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October 2020 - Art: Egyptian Clay Cartouche

In art, we have been learning about Ancient Egyptian cartouche.   A cartouche is an oval frame which surrounds the hieroglyphs that make up the name of an Egyptian God or royal person.     It was like a nametag, which has the magical power to protect the name that is written inside it.   A cartouche was meant to protect against evil spirits in both this life and the afterlife.

We designed and made our own Cartouche using our names and then decorated them with patterns and borders.  We painted them, decorated them with gold and silver pens and then finished them with a glaze using PVA glue. 

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September 2020 - English

As part of our History topic this term are thoroughly enjoying the novel Secrets of a Sun King  by Emma Carroll.  Here in one of our first lessons where we were investigating the front cover and the blurb, learning how an author engages us from the beginning and entices us to read their book.  We have begun to learn about Lilian's life in the book and can't wait to read more.  

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September 2020 - Maths

In Norwich we have started our Mathematics with great focus and determination to achieve the best we can and learn new skills and knoweldge.  Part of our aims in Maths is to be able to teach others how we can solve problems; making the links across all areas of maths.  A real mathematician can not only solve the problem themselves, but has the ability to teach someone else.  Here is an example of this in our class.


September 2020 - Whole School Assembly

Today was our very first assembly together as a whole school in quite a while.  It was so lovely for our school family to see each other again and enjoy all the amazing learning we have completed this week.  We stayed in our 'Bubbles' but enjoyed our special get together via TEAMS, lead by Mr. Hodgson.  Y5 shared our amazing sketching.  

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September 2020 - P.E - Rugby

We enjoyed PE this afternoon in the lovely sunshine.  We are focusing on Tag Rugby this term and enjoyed working on the skills of dodging and using our effective footwork.  

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September 2020- TEAM Norwich!

We looked carefully at our own portrait and used our sketching skills to complete the other half of our image.  We worked extremely hard and are so proud of our efforts.  TEAM Norwich!!



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September 2020 - History

We started our topic by thinking about history and timelines.  The children were given several historical events / time periods and they had to sequence them in chronological order.  There was a lot of debate in class!

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September 2020 - Reading

We have all chosen our school reading books and are excited to see what adventures we will go on and places we will visit in our imagination.  

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Home Learning

Noriwch class will be using Microsoft Teams as a form of communication between parents, children and their teacher. Please click on the links below for information on how to login and use as well as important policy guidelines on its use.

 Information Letter

 Microsoft Teams Policy

 Teams Internet Safety Poster

 How To Upload / View Documents on Teams


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