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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.

 Information Letter     /       Microsoft Teams Policy    /   Teams Internet Safety Poster

 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 Year 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


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.


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…


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

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Crops that are grown to produce foods we know.

Shop and Sell

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

Finally we thought of  these four words


 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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