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Norwich Class will be using Microsoft Teams as a learning platform of communication between children and their teacher for homework and class information. Please read the documents below.

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SUMMER TERM 2022

Blue Planet

 

Welcome back to the Summer term; I hope you enjoyed the Easter break and didn't eat too many Easter eggs!  We are looking forward to lots of interesting learning and hard work in Year 5 this term.  Our topic has a Geography theme this term called “Blue Planet”.  Here we will be learning about the journey water takes from source to see, learning about Sir David Attenborough and considering climate change and how we can make a difference.  Please click on the curriculum letter below to find out more about our learning this term. 

Curriculum Newsletter - Year 5

 

SPRING TERM 2022

To Infinity and Beyond

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: To Infinity and Beyond and to keep you informed of the fun happenings the our new webrecruits (yet to be confirmed), will be posting weekly updates.  For further information on our intended learning this term, please click on the curriculum letter below. 

 Curriculum Newsletter - Y5 - To Infinity and Beyond

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March 2022 - Design and Technology - Lunar Buggies

As part of our Science Topic, "To Infinity and Beyond" we were inspired to create our own Lunar Buggy.  We used various DT skills from researching, planning and designing our buggy to making, creating (sawing and drilling) and evaluating.  We had to work together as a team to create our moving buggy with a solid chassis and working cog driver belt.  We had to apply our knowledge of circuits from the Autumn term to ensure our buggy would move.  A huge variety of mathematical skills were applied during this task as inaccurate measuring would have hindered our moving lunar buggies.  Below are our groups with the final product - we are very proud!

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 February 2022 - Science - Phases of the Moon

As part of our Science lesson, Y5 were given the task of cutting Oreos to replicate the phases of the moon.  Having discussed the different phases of the moon and how this was linked to the positions of the Sun and Earth, we were (in our groups) given 8 Oreos!   We had to uses the Oreo biscuit to carve out the cream to depict the different phases of the moon. Amazing fun was had by all; eating them at the end was such a bonus! (Written by Y5)

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February 2022 - Internet Safety Day

Today the school recognised Internet Safety Day. This year, the theme once again is "Together for a better internet". The day celebrated with the aim of joining together to make the internet a safer and better place for all, especially for children and young people.

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February 2022 - NSPCC Cake Stall

 On 4th February we joined hundreds of schools across the UK for a maths fundraising day as part of the NSPCC Number day.  To support this cause, the children in Year 5 organised a cake sale in school.  Many families across school, and in particular those in Y5, donated cakes towards this charity Children across school had he opportunity to buy a cake, during break time, for a donation of 50p.  We had a fabulous time supporting this cause and really enjoyed taking the responsibility for organising and running this event.  We raised £178.00 in total. 

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February 2022 - Subject Revolution

 On Friday 4th February we had a Maths focus day, this was part of the NSPCC Number day.  We were so lucky have Subject Revolution(https://www.subjectrevolution.co.uk)   in school to help us celebrate all things MATHEMATICAL!  They provided us with an exciting, modern, interactive and hands-on educational Mathematics experience for us all. 

In KS2 we had a day full of mathematical reasoning and problem solving that required us to work in teams and pass through each maths challenge zone, undetected by the invading Robotrons.  We had to find the codes that would bring down the Robotron's secret server room and save us all!

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February 2022 - Basketball

Not quite the hot sun drenched beaches of Florida but, we enjoyed a @CGSOutreach visit to learn and play some volleyball. Nice to enjoy some new skills and teamwork. 

 

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February 2022 - Reading

As part of our learning in Jigsaw we were reading about two children who live in Kenya. We were challenging our own stereotypes and thinking about the Dreams and Goals all children can have,  no matter where in the world they are! 

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January 2022 - Science 

As part of learning in Science, we were tasked with creating our own Stargazer (telescope) for homework. We research a constellation of interested and then created our telescope. Accompanying our telescope we had to write some interesting facts about the constellation. In class, we then shared these with each other. 

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January 2022 - English - Blackout Poetry

 We have zoomed straight into our English this term, creating our very own Blackout Poetry.  Blackout poetry is the art of taking an existing poem or text and creating a new or extended meaning out of the original text.  This is achieved by ‘blacking out’ part/s of the original text whilst creating shapes from the original text or adding images to further enhance meaning.  We understood that the importance of blackout poetry was not what was deleted but what was left behind.  We learnt that creating Poetry is like an art form, your unique style will shine through as it does with each individual poem created by Y5.  We used an extract from our class reading book, “Cosmic” by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and considered what we would leave to create our own poem linked to our class topic “To Infinity and Beyond”.  We hope you enjoy reading some of our creations here.  We have a wonderful display on our school hall also. (Written by Y5).

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January 2022 - P.E

This week in our outdoor PE we have been looking at Lacrosse. Our focus has been on our skills of passing and receiving the ball.  We also now know how to pass the ball using the social sticks, scoop the ball and move with the stick carefully and safely.   

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January 2022 - Science

In science this week, we have been researching information about the planets in our solar system.  We used various resources online and through our information books to understand more about each one.  Many skills from across the curriculum were applied during this lesson including  Mathematics, our Computing and  Art skills.  We have been fascinated by the amazing facts and information we have found.

 

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January 2022 - P.E

 As part of our indoor PE we have been taking part in circuits.  We are focusing on improving our fitness over the coming weeks.  Some of the exercises we have been developing are squat holds, mountain climbers, tuck holds, push-ups and many more.  

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January 2022  - Science - The Planetarium Visit

As part of our learning in Science, Year 5 were visited by Star Lincs Planetarium.  The Planetarium is a large inflatable dome, which we climbed into, with very little light.  Inside this magnificent space, the stars and different planets of the solar system are projected onto the walls and ceiling allowing us to experience something ‘out of this world!’   Star constellations, the moon phases, close ups of the planets and information about them and how day and night is created were just a few of the topics taught whilst siting in such a fantastic space.  Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed the visit and it brought our new topic “To Infinity and Beyond” to life.  If you look very closely at the last picture you might see some of us sitting in the dark learning about 'all things space'.  (Written by Y5).

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Children created a knowledge organiser of all the knowledge they had gathered from their time in the planetarium. We have so many budding astronomers in our class who throughly immersed themselves in the experience.  

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Autumn Term

Meet and Greet 2021

 Please click on the link above to view the slides giving you a variety of important information as your child moves into Yr 5.  

The Victorians 

Welcome back to the Autumn term; I hope you enjoyed the Summer break.  We are looking forward to lots of interesting learning and hard work in Year 5 this term.  Our main topic for the term is 'The Victorians' with History being a significant focus.  Our PE days this term will be Wednesday and Friday and children will be expected to come dressed in PE kit that day.

Please click on the link to find out more about our learning this term:    Y5 - Curriculum Newsletter Autumn

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December – Science – Electricity

 As part of our Science this term, we have been learning about electricity and circuits.  We started by consolidating our existing knowledge of how to make a complete circuit and how to affect the brightness of a bulb.  Next, we will be learning the different scientific symbols used to match each of the components within a circuit to help us draw our own circuits accurately.  

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 December - Victorian Dolls Houses – DT

As part of our Victorians topic, we have investigated and learnt about Victorian houses.  The children were then challenged to design and make their own room for a Victorian Dolls House thinking carefully about what you would find in a Victorian house.  Teamwork was the key ingredient to a successful build, and as you can see, the children have created exceptional rooms, sympathetic to that significant period in British history.  Can you tell which room is which?

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November 2021 - Art

 Continuing on our learning of the Victorian artist William Morris from earlier in the term, we have been creating our own prints, replicating a repeating pattern with a symmetrical design.  Firstly, we designed our print, then created the printing block using polystyrene tiles and a variety of other materials.  We are all very proud of all of our designs and below are just a few to share with you. 

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November 2021 - Science

We enjoyed a fun lesson on micro-organisms. First, we had to list what we thought about germs; most of the class thought of negative words, such as uncleanliness, dirty, unhelpful and unhygienic. We later discovered that germs can be both harmful and beneficial.  Mrs Coote supplied us with plasticine, which we then used to create our own microbes. Deciding whether to recreate a virus, bacteria (rods, spirals and balls) or fungus was a tough decision.  Once we had created our own microbe, we named it and wrote an explanation of how this microscope organism can impact on humans or animals. 

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November 2021 - PSHE

As part of our PSHE -  CELEBRATING  DIFFERENCE- the children were set the task of presenting to the class. They could choose a hobby, share something interesting about them or someone who inspires them. The presentations ranged from dance to gymnastics, keeping animals, geology and rocks, a loveof creatures, Pokemon and family who we adore. A brilliant day of outstanding presentations and getting to know each other more and that we love!

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November 2021 - English

Planning our independent wiring against our own chosen success criteria in English. The use of the lenses have proven to really help focus Y5s on what they want to write and the impact it will have on their readers. 

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November 2021 - Maths

Congratulations to Eliza, our Mathlete of the week.

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October 2021 - Harvest Festival

Y5, along with the whole school, came together to celebrate Harvest Festival at St Andrews church. Norwich class had the letter 's' when it came to reflecting on what harvest meant to them.

S is for…

SEW

The farmer have to sew the corn to grow the crops.

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Crops that are grown to produce foods we know.

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Having the foods we have available to buy made us feel so lucky

Finally we thought of  these four words

SING –- SUPPORT -  SHARE – SEND

 The class then sang a Sea Shanty about supporting and sharing food which we will send to the foodbank

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October 2021 - English

As part of our English learning we have been investigating the novel “Oliver Twist” also linked to our Victorian history learning. We were looking back at the chapter we have read and gathered evidence about what we have learnt about the different characters.

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October 2021 - Maths

Working together to complete some thoughtful challenges in maths. Using our knowledge organisers to support our learning too!!!

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October 2021 - P.E

Carres Outreach practising our jumps. Stars, pike, tuck and then putting together a routine on the equipment!!

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October 2021 - Computing

Y5 have thoroughly enjoyed coding lessons using purple mash. We were learning that coding is how computerprograms are created and were actively navigating around the 2Code interface, dragging and dropping code blocks and running code. We were also using the correct coding language such as algorithms, program, coder, properties and action.

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October 2021 - Topic Homework

As part of being historians the children in Y5 were researching Queen Victoria’s family tree. This inspired us for our homework where we then researched our own family history.  Speaking to family members was an important part of this homework, and sharing the fascinating facts with each other back in the classroom.  

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October 2021 - Art

Year 5 were using their sketching and shading skills to recreate William Morris artwork. The attention to detail was wonderful and the children understand the repeating patter style of Morris’ art.  

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September 2021 - PE

This term we are very lucky to have Mrs Mawson from Carres Grammar Outreach teaching us Gymnastics.  Due to the lovely weather this week, we were able to take our learning outdoors onto the school field.  We were learning different types of balances which culminated in working in pairs to create a special routine.  We were all so proud of our efforts and enjoyed presenting our routines to each other.  

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September 2021 - Art

 As part of our move up day back in July, we demonstrated our super sketching skills.  Can you recognise anyone?

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September 2021 - English

Over the course of the term we will be reading two novels with specific links to The Victorian era.  Are their other books or novels that you know of set during this period of history?  Why not visit the library or find a book that will take you back in time to this significant period in British History. 

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 September 2021 - PSHE/RE

As part of our Jigsaw Puzzle, “Being in me in my world” Y5 were learning about our school’s Mission Statement.  It was here we talked about the vital roles everyone plays in making our school a happy, safe and enriched place to learn.  We also discussed the importance of our bible quote and what it meant to each of us.  

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