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5AH

Welcome to our class webpage where you can find out about our amazing learning journey. You will find information about our activities, examples of our work and comments from us! Please visit often to see our learning journey develop.
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Newsletter

Term 2 

The Princess’ Blankets.

 

We are very excited to explore our Power of Reading text this term - The Princess’ Blankets.  On our journey we will be exploring how the arts can enhance storytelling.  We will create performances with drama techniques, produce music and get artistic with paint.  Investigating properties of materials will also feature on our journey and we will be testing a range of materials that might help keep the poor princess warm. As well as this, we are hoping to make our own class blanket in time for Christmas! 

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Art Day

What a day! We loved looking at textures, tones and shades today to re create the ocean blanket. After practising each skill, we combined each one to produce our masterpieces. 

Science- Changes over time.

 

Year 5 are investigating how our environment changes over time, and how we measure this. The secret garden was a wintry treasure trove of fallen leaves, worms and sticks! We enjoyed sketching the environment. 

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Visit to a Gurdwara

Year 5 visited the Gudwara today! We learned so much about Sikhism and had a really interesting visit.  During this session we were comparing different places of worship for different faiths. It was really interesting to see the similarities and differences between the Church and the Gudwara. We talked about the holy book, (the Guru Granth  Sahib) saw where it was read and kept, and we even had some drinks and biscuits at the end. We were so grateful to the volunteers that showed us around! 

Visit to St Stephen's Church

Year 5 visited St Stephens church as part of our R.E. learning. We discussed the actual parts of the church, such as stained glass windows and the altar, as well as asking lots of questions about Christian belief in general. We even rounded off with some singing! We really enjoyed our time at the church. 

Anti-Bullying Week

 

This week, as a school, we have been focussing on anti-bullying. We have thought about what bullying is, how it makes people feel and how it can be prevented.

 

We have also had a visit from a touring performance group. We watched a performance all about bullying and its effects entitled- A Bully’s Paradise. We learned lots of information through an interactive show and at the end we were able to determine: what bullying is; the different types of bullying and what to do if we see it happen.

Hockey!

 

This Term, 5AH will be developing our hockey skills to help us perform better in a game situation. These skills will include passing, possession, shooting, dribbling and working as a team. Have a look at how our lessons have been going so far: 

Science investigation

 

Today 5AH became scientists!

We conducted an investigation into which material would be the best conductor of heat for a pan and why. As a small group, we used a heat source- a hot water bottle, and tested three different materials- wood, plastic and metal. At the start of the investigation, we took a temperature reading and then repeated this every minute for 5 minutes. Once we had looked at the data, we concluded that metal was the best conductor of heat and this would make the best material for a cooking pan.

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Maths

Today we looked at volume and capacity in class. We compared different household bottles and containers and looked at their capacity. We then went onto measuring different volumes of water using scaled measuring equipment. 

Maths is so much fun in our class. We loved getting a feel for mass today. We weighed lots of items and got a smell of cheese .......not just from our lunch boxes! 
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Wow!

 

For our WOW day we thought about patterns and explored different ways art can make us feel. We listened to some classical and heavy metal music and drew whatever came into our minds on the page. We then thought about how art can represent feelings and created our own patterns. Finally, we weaved our own patterns using a loom board and a range of materials.

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LoE:Can I help save the Amazon Rainforest?

This Term, we will be exploring the Amazon and asking ourselves: 'Can I help save the Amazon Rainforest?'Through this enquiry, we will explore where the Amazon is situated and understand how the climate differs from here to there. We will discover the wonderful creatures that inhabit it and explore why this incredible biome is under threat.
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This term, we will be reading the story of 'The Great Kapok Tree'. Through this text, we will be finding out why the Amazon is such an important place and discussing what we can to do to persuade people that it is worth saving.

Prove it!

 

Our challenge was to create a campaign video that persuades the public how to protect the Amazon Rainforest. We hope you enjoy them!

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WOW!

For our WOW day we were lucky enough to have ‘Jungle Jonathan’ come in to school with his collection of exotic rainforest animals. We encountered a tarantula, a scorpion, stick insects, a gecko and even a snake! We learnt about the effects that deforestation is having on these animals' homes. We are looking forward to finding out about what we can do to help prevent this from happening.

Science

 

We loved pulling apart a flower to identify all the parts to help us learn about pollination and fertilisation. Each part of the flower was identified and labelled, we also discussed the role it played in pollination. 

Pupil Voice 

 

Today we held our Pupil Voice elections. After listening to the candidates we then decided who we wanted to vote for. We made sure that we didn't tell anyone who we were voting for- it was a secret ballot after all!  

We can't wait for the results to be revealed!

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Science

 

Today, we went to Red Class in the Infants to share our amazing science mini books about the life cycle of various animals, amphibians and insects. Our challenge was to create a mini book explaining the life cycle of an animal that a younger child would understand.

As you can see Red Class children were extremely interested in our science mini books!

Adverbs of possibility

 

We are excited to move on to our new target in writing this week! We explored the idea of adverbs of possibility and investigated how best to put them in our writing! Firstly, we had to decide what the meaning of each word was, and put them on a scale. We thought a human washing line would be best! Finally, we added them to sentences and created our own. 

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Science

 

We are observing things over time. We predicted what our secret garden might look like next term.  We enjoyed sketching what it looked like today.

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PE

 

We are very lucky to have specialist gymnastic coaches from Bristol Rugby to help us improve our leaps, turns, flips and balance.  Watch out Team GB, we will see you in the next Olympics!

We have really improved our swimming skills this week whilst having lots of fun.
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Take a look at how exciting our prove it basket looks. 
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Purple Learning!

As a class, we have been reviewing what being a ‘Purple Learner’ is all about this week. Today, we looked at collaborative learning and unpicked what it feels like, what it sounds like and what it looks like working in a group on a collaborative task.

Our mission, for our collaborative task, was to produce a document or presentation on how to survive a night in the Amazon rainforest. We were introduced to the task by reading the first chapter of the text ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell, which creates tension by describing the moments before a plane crashes in the rainforest. We shared lots of ideas, thought about what we would need to survive and by talking together, we worked collaboratively on the task.

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