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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:

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

5RO'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 and artists
Term 3
Term 2

5RO Shining Star Term 2

Check out the link below to see 5RO'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 shepherds and the three wise men and their involvement in the birth of Jesus and the Christmas story. 

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 spinning tops and thaumatropes. 

Online Safety and Computing - Article 17: Access to Information 

In Week 5, we have discussed what private and personal information is and what is suitable to share online. We also identified the risks of sharing private information online too. Then, we had a wonderful computing day where we explored and learnt how to make sprites dance to music, complete commands and solve bugs!


No Pen Day! - Article 13: Sharing thoughts freely

In Week 4, we have had lots of fun on No Pens Day! To start our day, we recapped the importance of oracy skills and how we learn to talk and through talk. We played a range of games including Articulate where we had to think carefully and describe words to our learning partner without giving too much away.  In writing, we immersed ourselves into our new book, Street Child, discussed what Jim Jarvis' living conditions were like and acted out how he might be feeling and what he was thinking.  In the afternoon, we had so much fun learning the alphabet in British Sign Language and fingerspelling our names. Check out our work below! 

Hot Seating Jim Jarvis!

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Sign Language

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Sign Language

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

How are lives saved?
This term, Year 5 are going to 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!
Term 2

TED Talks on 'How are Lives Saved?' - Article 13: Sharing Thoughts Freely

In Week 3, we have planned, rehearsed and presented TED talks which answer our enquiry title of 'How are lives saved?' 5RO worked amazingly well and produced fantastic TED talks to be proud of! 

'How are Lives Saved?' TED Talk 1

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'How are Lives Saved?' TED Talk 2

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'How are Lives Saved?' TED Talk 3

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Writing Non-Chronological Reports on the Eatwell Plate - Article 24: Health, Water, Food and Environment 

In Week 2, we have planned, written and edited superb non-chronological reports on the Eatwell Plate and the importance of having a healthy diet. Take a look at our fantastic work...

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

In Week 1, we were able to harvest lots of vegetables from our amazing allotment including spring onions, beetroot, lettuce and carrots. We then washed, chopped, peeled, diced, grated, roasted and boiled our ingredients to make a healthy salad! We all enjoyed eating our salads, especially Seanna who said, "It is the best salad I have ever tasted!" 

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 imagination, creativity and skill. Well done to those in 5RO who entered! Check out our superb entries below! 

Term 1

5RO's First Shining Star - Congratulations Henry!

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Church Visit - Article 14: Freedom of Thought and Religion

In Week 8, we have had the wonderful opportunity of visiting St. Stephen's Church. Before we went to the church, we reflected on previous learning including Christian celebrations such as Harvest and how to be respectful in a place of worship. We enjoyed listening to Rev Lisa and learnt about Christian beliefs, events that take place and the sense of belonging Christians experience. We even had chance to ask some amazing and thought-provoking questions! 

Streetdancing - Article 24: Right to Health 

Throughout this term, we have been persevering and challenging ourselves in mastering our street dance skills! We have been following a Streetdance masterclass and we were finally able to put all our moves together to perform this amazing routine in Week 8! Well done 5RO! 

Our streetdance routine!

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Photography - Article 31: Rest, Play, Culture and Arts

In Week 8, we have become fantastic photographers! Firstly, we found out that photographers think very carefully about what to include when taking a photograph and that they can use three types of ground - foreground, midground and background. We analysed a range of photographs and worked out each type of ground before showing off our photography skills on the allotment! Finally, we analysed our own photographs and worked out each ground. 

Tower Building with Marshmallows and Spaghetti - Article 28: The Right to Education

In Week 7, we were set the challenge of building a tower with just marshmallows and spaghetti in Jigsaw. Whilst having lots of fun, we realised the importance of good teamwork and communication. Well done 5RO for building such fantastic structures! 

Researching & Presenting Our Findings - Article 13: Freedom of Expression

In Week 6, we had the exciting opportunity to use the Chromebooks and Google Classroom. At the start of the day, we recapped our enquiry learning including the circulatory system, seasons and food preparation and chose a topic to research further with our learning partners. Then, we created fabulous presentations of our learning and shared them with the class. We particularly enjoyed each other's fun facts, quizzes and even bingo games! 

Planting Crops in Different Seasons - Article 17: Access to Information

In Week 5, we have developed our knowledge of seasons and why we have them through watching videos and playing matching games. We have also explored what crops can be sown and harvested in each season. And with the help from Mr Evans, we have even planted chives and purslane which we will look after until they are ready to be harvested! 

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

In Week 4, 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. 

Sporting Chance - Article 31: Right to Play 

In Week 3, we have had the most wonderful opportunity of developing our throwing skills with Sporting Chance. We can’t wait for our next session!

WOW! Class Party - Article 24: Right to Health

In Week 2, 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 learn about healthy diets so we can keep ourselves in good shape as well as saving lives of others!