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'Learning to change the World' 'Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God' - Micah 6:8
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Times table of the week: 9 times table

Words of the week: confirmed, resembled, determine

Welcome to our class web page 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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Key Information:

5KD have indoor PE on a Tuesday and outdoor PE on a Thursday.

5KD's entrance and exit point is the top gate by the basket ball court. Please wait outside the gate on Crown Road.

What does ethics have to do with clothes?
This term, our class book is Street Child by Berlie Doherty. We will be following the journey of Jim Jarvis through the Victorian Era and the troubles that he faces. Through this book we will be focusing on a variety of genres and linking it to our year group targets. Making links with our class book, we will be learning about the Industrial Revolution which links to our Global Goal this term- Decent Work and Economic Growth.
Term 3

Chronology - Article 28 Access to Education

In Week 1, we have been working on our chronology skills. We have been putting these new skills into practice by ordering some of our own life events and some key events from the Victorian period on timelines.

Term 2

5KD Shining Star Term 2

Check out the link below to see 5KD's Shining Star!

Christmas in a Box! - Article 14: Freedom of Thought and Religion

In Week 7, we were very lucky to have Rev. Lisa visit us. We explored and learnt about Mary, Joseph, the shepards and the three wise men and their involvement in the birth of Jesus and the Christmas story. 

Year 5 Times Table Champion of Champions - Term 2!

WOW Day! - Article 17: Access to Information 

In Week 6, we had our enquiry WOW day all about the Victorian era! We kickstarted our day by choosing a Victorian name for ourselves and comparing Victorian and modern classrooms. We were particularly shocked at the punishments Victorian children faced if they were rude or didn't follow instructions. We watched clips about child slavery in coal mines and textile mills and discussed whether their rights were met, linking to the Rights of a Child. We have practised Victorian handwriting and found out about Victorian workhouses. In the afternoon, we explored what games Victorian children played and made our very own thaumatropes. 

Article 29 - Aims of Education

In Week 6, we have been working on our purple learning skills. We have talked about what it means to have a growth mindset and how we can learn from our mistakes and have a positive attitude towards our learning. We have created some beautiful posters that we will display in our classroom to motivate us when we are finding our learning tricky. We know that we can achieve anything we want to if we just keep practising!

Article 13 - Sharing thoughts freely

In Week 5, we have had no pens day! During this day, we have used our oracy skills to solve maths problems, immerse ourselves in the our new enquiry book and practise our debating skills. We even got to learn some sign language. Here are some photos and videos of what we got up to! 

Saying our name in sign language

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Saying our name in sign language

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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

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I Can Sing a Rainbow

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Enquiry Overview: How are lives saved? Sustainable Development Goal 9- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

How are lives saved?

Article 31 - Rest, play, culture and arts

In Week 4, we have been looking at the work of Picasso. We have practised our colour matching techniques and tried to use his artistic style to complete some of his famous paintings. We are really proud of how they have turned out!

Article 24 - Health, Water, Food and Environment

In Week 3, we have prepared, practised and performed TED talks to showcase our new knowledge from our enquiry into how lives are saved. In these talks, we aimed to give people information about how they can make healthier life choices by considering the Eatwell Food Plate, healthy cooking methods and the negative effects of sugar. We hope you enjoy and can learn something from our TED talks! 

TED Talk

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Article 31 Rest, play, culture and arts

In week 2, 5KD have been rewarded for their amazing efforts at raising money in the St Stephen's Smartie Challenge. We raised a total of £160.77 for the PTA and we want to say a massive thank you to them for rewarding us with a class party - we had a fabulous Friday afternoon!

Creating and Eating Nutritious Salads - Article 24: Health, Water and Environment

In Week 1, we were able to pick lots of vegetables from our amazing allotment including spring onions, beetroot, lettuce and carrots. We then put into practice our learning from Term 1 about safe and healthy methods of food preparation by washing, chopping, peeling, dicing, grating, roasting and boiling our ingredients. We put them all together to make delicious salads that we all enjoyed eating!

Pumpkin Carving - Article 31: Rest, Play, Culture and Arts

In Week 1, we had a whole school pumpkin carving competition which showcased the children's thought, care and skill. Well done to all those in 5KD who entered! Check out our superb entries below! 

Term 1

5KD's Shining Star - Congratulations Logan!

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Year 5’s Times Table Champion of Champions Term 1

Article 31 - The Right to Rest, Play, Culture and Arts

In Week 8 we have had our final singing assembly with Nigel. We have been working on projecting our voices this term and we are really proud of our singing! 

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

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Clarity - Zedd

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Article 24 - The Right to Health 

In Term 1, we have been persevering in mastering our street dance skills. We have been following a street dance master class and in Week 8 we have put together all of the new moves we have learnt. Well done 5KD! 

Our Street Dance Routine

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Week 7 - Article 17 Access to Information 

In week 7 we have been reflecting on the inspirational people that our school houses are named after. We have been lucky enough to watch some of David Attenborough's ‘A Life on Our Planet’ documentary and from this we have reflected on what small changes we can make to have a big impact on saving our planet. 

Year 5’s Times Table Championing week 7!

Marshmallow Madness- Article 28 The Right to Education

Today, we were set the challenge to make towers using only marshmallow and spaghetti! We got very sticky but it helped us reflect on what made great team work!

Year 5’s Times Table Champion of the week in week 5!

Seasons and Crops - Article 17: Access to Information

In Week 5, we have been learning about the different seasons and which crops can be sown and harvested in each season. We have been lucky enough to sow some lettuce, coriander and basil from the allotment which we will look after until they are ready to be harvested!

Sporting Chance - Article 31: Right to Play 

In Week 4, we have had the most wonderful opportunity of developing our jumping skills with Sporting Chance. This week we focused on our standing long jump and can’t wait for our next session!

Places of Worship - Article 14: Freedom of Thought and Religion

In Week 3, we have been learning about different places of worship. We started off by discussing how to show respect in a place of worship and came up with some fantastic ideas, as shown below! We are looking forward to learning more about Sikhism and their place of worship - a Gurdwara. 

WOW-Class Party Article 24 Right to health 

Today we kickstarted our new enquiry with a class party. After the party, we thought about the kinds of food that we had and what would happen to our health and bodies if we ate this food all of the time. We realised that we would become unhealthy and even unwell if we had unbalanced diets all of the time so we want to lean about healthy diets so we can keep ourselves in good shape as well as saving lives of others! 

This term, Year 5 are going to be delving into Sustainable Development Goal 9- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure with a focus on how lives can be saved through having a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Alongside this, we will be doing work based on the book 'Journey to Jo'burg' which is based on a true story about children living during the Apartheid. Please check our page for updates on our fabulous learning!