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Nothing is going to stop 5E from smiling. See you all very soon!

Nothing is going to stop 5E from smiling. See you all very soon! 1

We had a fabulous day on Friday as part of Science Week. The children had to firstly look for creatures and examine the type of habitat they were in: dark/light, damp/dry, sheltered/open etc... After this, they came back to the design lab (the classroom!) and began to design their very own Bug Hotels based on what they had observed - matching the materials found in each habitat. Once their blueprints were ready, the teams collected suitable materials and built their designs. We have never seen such big smiles, enthusiasm and superb team work. Here are some photos of the process from beginning to end:

Bug Hotel designs.

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Science Week 2020 - Investigating, researching and designing invertebrates' habitats

Science Week 2020 - Investigating, researching and designing invertebrates' habitats 1 Habitat conditions - light/dark, damp/dry
Science Week 2020 - Investigating, researching and designing invertebrates' habitats 2 What do they like to eat
Science Week 2020 - Investigating, researching and designing invertebrates' habitats 3 Finding materials
Science Week 2020 - Investigating, researching and designing invertebrates' habitats 4 Habitat conditions
Science Week 2020 - Investigating, researching and designing invertebrates' habitats 5 Discussing favourable habitat conditions
Science Week 2020 - Investigating, researching and designing invertebrates' habitats 6 I wonder what lives down there?
Science Week 2020 - Investigating, researching and designing invertebrates' habitats 7 Designing our 'Bug Hotels'
Science Week 2020 - Investigating, researching and designing invertebrates' habitats 8 Designing our 'Bug Hotels'
Science Week 2020 - Investigating, researching and designing invertebrates' habitats 9 Researching favourable habitat conditions
Science Week 2020 - Investigating, researching and designing invertebrates' habitats 10 Researching favourable habitat conditions
Science Week 2020 - Investigating, researching and designing invertebrates' habitats 11 Researching favourable habitat conditions
Science Week 2020 - Investigating, researching and designing invertebrates' habitats 12 Designing our 'Bug Hotels'

Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace)

Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 1 Work in progress - will the plans need adapting?
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 2 Teamwork
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 3 Project management / delegation!
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 4 Teamwork
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 5 Teamwork
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 6 That looks heavy!
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 7 Happy Harry!
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 8 The Perfect Conditions for an overnight rest...
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 9 Adapting the plans
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 10 Getting stuck in...
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 11 Work in Progress
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 12 Waiting for supplies
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 13 Feeling proud!
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 14 Work in progress - can you spot Joe?
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 15 Teamwork
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 16 This tyre will do perfectly...
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 17 Can you spot the completed A Frame in the picture?
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 18 5* residence, complete with swing in the garden
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 19 The Honeymoon Suite
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 20 The finished hotel!
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 21 The finished hotel!
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 22 The finished article
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 23 The finished hotel!
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 24 The finished hotel!
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 25 The finished hotel, complete with self defense!
Making our Invertebrate Habitats (Bugingham Palace) 26 The most colourful bug resort in town!

Seeing things from different perspectives in our Heart smart lesson. The children were given a scenario and had to role play: 2 children, 1 argument and a mediator.

Seeing things from different perspectives in our Heart smart lesson. The children were given a scenario and had to role play: 2 children, 1 argument and a mediator.  1
Seeing things from different perspectives in our Heart smart lesson. The children were given a scenario and had to role play: 2 children, 1 argument and a mediator.  2
Seeing things from different perspectives in our Heart smart lesson. The children were given a scenario and had to role play: 2 children, 1 argument and a mediator.  3
Seeing things from different perspectives in our Heart smart lesson. The children were given a scenario and had to role play: 2 children, 1 argument and a mediator.  4

Looking at irreversible changes in Science. The children created new products by combing different reactants: a type of plastic and CO2.

Looking at irreversible changes in Science. The children created new products by combing different reactants: a type of plastic and CO2.  1
Looking at irreversible changes in Science. The children created new products by combing different reactants: a type of plastic and CO2.  2
Looking at irreversible changes in Science. The children created new products by combing different reactants: a type of plastic and CO2.  3
Looking at irreversible changes in Science. The children created new products by combing different reactants: a type of plastic and CO2.  4
Looking at irreversible changes in Science. The children created new products by combing different reactants: a type of plastic and CO2.  5
Looking at irreversible changes in Science. The children created new products by combing different reactants: a type of plastic and CO2.  6
Looking at irreversible changes in Science. The children created new products by combing different reactants: a type of plastic and CO2.  7
Looking at irreversible changes in Science. The children created new products by combing different reactants: a type of plastic and CO2.  8

This week's super stars! Well done for following our Golden Rules and shining brightly this week.

This week's super stars!  Well done for following our Golden Rules and shining brightly this week.   1

DT: Structures - testing to find out how our structures could withstand extreme conditions.

This week’s worthy winners of our brand new awards.

This week’s worthy winners of our brand new awards.  1

Music - learning to understand the rhythm and composition of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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HeartSmart - Don't Rub it in, Rub it Out! - reflection - what forgiveness means to me.

HeartSmart - Don't Rub it in, Rub it Out! - reflection - what forgiveness means to me. 1

Shrove Tuesday

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Science Experiment: Evaporation - three flannels each weighing the same before and after saturation were placed in three locations. The children made a prediction and wrote up their experiments before reading their findings and making a conclusion.

Science Experiment: Evaporation - three flannels each weighing the same before and after saturation were placed in three locations.  The children made a prediction and wrote up their experiments before reading their findings and making a conclusion. 1
Science Experiment: Evaporation - three flannels each weighing the same before and after saturation were placed in three locations.  The children made a prediction and wrote up their experiments before reading their findings and making a conclusion. 2
Science Experiment: Evaporation - three flannels each weighing the same before and after saturation were placed in three locations.  The children made a prediction and wrote up their experiments before reading their findings and making a conclusion. 3
Science Experiment: Evaporation - three flannels each weighing the same before and after saturation were placed in three locations.  The children made a prediction and wrote up their experiments before reading their findings and making a conclusion. 4
Science Experiment: Evaporation - three flannels each weighing the same before and after saturation were placed in three locations.  The children made a prediction and wrote up their experiments before reading their findings and making a conclusion. 5
Science Experiment: Evaporation - three flannels each weighing the same before and after saturation were placed in three locations.  The children made a prediction and wrote up their experiments before reading their findings and making a conclusion. 6

Evaporation

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5MW: RE - Salvation - Freeze Frames from the Stations of the Cross

This week’s Role Model and Merit winners.

This week’s Role Model and Merit winners.  1

DT: Structures

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Construction of our shelters

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Learning a traditional French song in our latest topic: In France

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Art: the children looked at Islamic architecture and designed their own buildings and palaces using inks, paints and dyes with a final outline in black. Our class display is going to look amazing.

Art: the children looked at Islamic architecture and designed their own buildings and palaces using inks, paints and dyes with a final outline in black. Our class display is going to look amazing. 1

Look at the detail!

Look at the detail! 1

Salvation - the children worked together to order the events leading up to the Crucifixion.

Salvation - the children worked together to order the events leading up to the Crucifixion. 1
Salvation - the children worked together to order the events leading up to the Crucifixion. 2

In our Salvation topic, the children had to order the story of Jesus’ betrayal, arrest, trial, crucifixion and resurrection. Images painted by Caravaggio, Titian and many other great artists were used to sequence the events correctly.

In our Salvation topic, the children had to order the story of Jesus’ betrayal, arrest, trial, crucifixion and resurrection. Images painted by Caravaggio, Titian and many other great artists were used to sequence the events correctly.  1
In our Salvation topic, the children had to order the story of Jesus’ betrayal, arrest, trial, crucifixion and resurrection. Images painted by Caravaggio, Titian and many other great artists were used to sequence the events correctly.  2
In our Salvation topic, the children had to order the story of Jesus’ betrayal, arrest, trial, crucifixion and resurrection. Images painted by Caravaggio, Titian and many other great artists were used to sequence the events correctly.  3
In our Salvation topic, the children had to order the story of Jesus’ betrayal, arrest, trial, crucifixion and resurrection. Images painted by Caravaggio, Titian and many other great artists were used to sequence the events correctly.  4
In our Salvation topic, the children had to order the story of Jesus’ betrayal, arrest, trial, crucifixion and resurrection. Images painted by Caravaggio, Titian and many other great artists were used to sequence the events correctly.  5
In our Salvation topic, the children had to order the story of Jesus’ betrayal, arrest, trial, crucifixion and resurrection. Images painted by Caravaggio, Titian and many other great artists were used to sequence the events correctly.  6
In our Salvation topic, the children had to order the story of Jesus’ betrayal, arrest, trial, crucifixion and resurrection. Images painted by Caravaggio, Titian and many other great artists were used to sequence the events correctly.  7
In our Salvation topic, the children had to order the story of Jesus’ betrayal, arrest, trial, crucifixion and resurrection. Images painted by Caravaggio, Titian and many other great artists were used to sequence the events correctly.  8

The three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas.

The three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. 1
The three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. 2
The three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. 3

Learning about particles in Science. Can you guess what the children are trying to be: solid, liquid or gas?

Learning about particles in Science. Can you guess what the children are trying to be: solid, liquid or gas? 1

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Rockstar Role Model and Merit winners!

Rockstar Role Model and Merit winners! 1

Enjoying some variety on Friday as part of mental health awareness week

Y5MW Times Tables Rock Stars!

Y5MW Times Tables Rock Stars! 1
Y5MW Times Tables Rock Stars! 2

A class Merit for 5P awarded for their impeccable behaviour and manners. Mrs Pope will be overjoyed to read this. Role Models and Merits in 5E and 5MW were awarded for golden rule abiders, resilience and hard work. A good week in Year 5!

A class Merit for 5P awarded for their impeccable behaviour and manners. Mrs Pope will be overjoyed to read this. Role Models and Merits in 5E and 5MW were awarded for golden rule abiders, resilience and hard work. A good week in Year 5! 1
A class Merit for 5P awarded for their impeccable behaviour and manners. Mrs Pope will be overjoyed to read this. Role Models and Merits in 5E and 5MW were awarded for golden rule abiders, resilience and hard work. A good week in Year 5! 2
A class Merit for 5P awarded for their impeccable behaviour and manners. Mrs Pope will be overjoyed to read this. Role Models and Merits in 5E and 5MW were awarded for golden rule abiders, resilience and hard work. A good week in Year 5! 3

Pictures from our Islamic drama workshop. The children had a great time learning about the Golden Age of Islam through a number of different drama methods.

Drama workshop

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This week’s Role Model and Merit winners. What a fantastic bunch.

This week’s Role Model and Merit winners. What a fantastic bunch.  1

The first complete Arabian Nights story. The children have really enjoyed writing in this genre - it’s been wonderful to see such enthusiasm for writing.

The first complete Arabian Nights story. The children have really enjoyed writing in this genre - it’s been wonderful to see such enthusiasm for writing.  1

All hands on deck! The children are working in groups to design their own city - inspired by Baghdad in AD752.

All hands on deck! The children are working in groups to design their own city - inspired by Baghdad in AD752.  1
All hands on deck! The children are working in groups to design their own city - inspired by Baghdad in AD752.  2
All hands on deck! The children are working in groups to design their own city - inspired by Baghdad in AD752.  3
All hands on deck! The children are working in groups to design their own city - inspired by Baghdad in AD752.  4

These delicious biscuits were more tasty than any Bake Off showstopper!

These delicious biscuits were more tasty than any Bake Off showstopper! 1

Useful information for the consortium entrance exam.

Useful information for the consortium entrance exam.  1

This week’s standout superstars. Golden rule ambassadors and fantastic Arabian Story writers.

This week’s standout superstars. Golden rule ambassadors and fantastic Arabian Story writers.  1

Creation Lesson 2: Compassion. The children made a class collage of pictures and words that described what 'Compassion' does showing the love of Jesus.

Creation Lesson 2: Compassion.  The children made a class collage of pictures and words that described what 'Compassion' does showing the love of Jesus. 1
Creation Lesson 2: Compassion.  The children made a class collage of pictures and words that described what 'Compassion' does showing the love of Jesus. 2

Maths: Problem solving

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A very impressive young lady in Y5E put together a presentation to inform the children in her class about dyslexia. She independently researched at home and collated the information into this super poster, delivering it to her class excellently. She explained what it means to be dyslexic and how people are challenged by it. Truly inspirational.

A very impressive young lady in Y5E put together a presentation to inform the children in her class about dyslexia. She independently researched at home and collated the information into this super poster, delivering it to her class excellently. She explained what it means to be dyslexic and how people are challenged by it. Truly inspirational.  1
A very impressive young lady in Y5E put together a presentation to inform the children in her class about dyslexia. She independently researched at home and collated the information into this super poster, delivering it to her class excellently. She explained what it means to be dyslexic and how people are challenged by it. Truly inspirational.  2
A very impressive young lady in Y5E put together a presentation to inform the children in her class about dyslexia. She independently researched at home and collated the information into this super poster, delivering it to her class excellently. She explained what it means to be dyslexic and how people are challenged by it. Truly inspirational.  3
A very impressive young lady in Y5E put together a presentation to inform the children in her class about dyslexia. She independently researched at home and collated the information into this super poster, delivering it to her class excellently. She explained what it means to be dyslexic and how people are challenged by it. Truly inspirational.  4

The children are really enjoying their new history topic: Baghdad AD900. Here they are planning the design of their own ‘super city’, having been inspired by the ingenuity of Caliph Al Mansur in 752AD.

The children are really enjoying their new history topic: Baghdad AD900. Here they are planning the design of their own ‘super city’, having been inspired by the ingenuity of Caliph Al Mansur in 752AD.  1
The children are really enjoying their new history topic: Baghdad AD900. Here they are planning the design of their own ‘super city’, having been inspired by the ingenuity of Caliph Al Mansur in 752AD.  2
The children are really enjoying their new history topic: Baghdad AD900. Here they are planning the design of their own ‘super city’, having been inspired by the ingenuity of Caliph Al Mansur in 752AD.  3
The children are really enjoying their new history topic: Baghdad AD900. Here they are planning the design of their own ‘super city’, having been inspired by the ingenuity of Caliph Al Mansur in 752AD.  4

RE - Creation - Looking at how God would like Christians to look after the world's resources.

RE - Creation - Looking at how God would like Christians to look after the world's resources. 1

Geometric patterns were very popular in the early Islamic civilisation and they decorated everything from clothing to mosques. Geometric patterns could be used on their own or combined with calligraphy or vegetal patterns to form more complex artwork. Geometric patterns consist of repeating, interlaced or overlapped shapes arranged in complex, intricate patterns. Here they are totally engrossed in creating their own.

Geometric patterns were very popular in the early Islamic civilisation and they decorated everything from clothing to mosques. Geometric patterns could be used on their own or combined with calligraphy or vegetal patterns to form more complex artwork. Geometric patterns consist of repeating, interlaced or overlapped shapes arranged in complex, intricate patterns. Here they are totally engrossed in creating their own. 1
Geometric patterns were very popular in the early Islamic civilisation and they decorated everything from clothing to mosques. Geometric patterns could be used on their own or combined with calligraphy or vegetal patterns to form more complex artwork. Geometric patterns consist of repeating, interlaced or overlapped shapes arranged in complex, intricate patterns. Here they are totally engrossed in creating their own. 2
Geometric patterns were very popular in the early Islamic civilisation and they decorated everything from clothing to mosques. Geometric patterns could be used on their own or combined with calligraphy or vegetal patterns to form more complex artwork. Geometric patterns consist of repeating, interlaced or overlapped shapes arranged in complex, intricate patterns. Here they are totally engrossed in creating their own. 3
Geometric patterns were very popular in the early Islamic civilisation and they decorated everything from clothing to mosques. Geometric patterns could be used on their own or combined with calligraphy or vegetal patterns to form more complex artwork. Geometric patterns consist of repeating, interlaced or overlapped shapes arranged in complex, intricate patterns. Here they are totally engrossed in creating their own. 4
Geometric patterns were very popular in the early Islamic civilisation and they decorated everything from clothing to mosques. Geometric patterns could be used on their own or combined with calligraphy or vegetal patterns to form more complex artwork. Geometric patterns consist of repeating, interlaced or overlapped shapes arranged in complex, intricate patterns. Here they are totally engrossed in creating their own. 5
Geometric patterns were very popular in the early Islamic civilisation and they decorated everything from clothing to mosques. Geometric patterns could be used on their own or combined with calligraphy or vegetal patterns to form more complex artwork. Geometric patterns consist of repeating, interlaced or overlapped shapes arranged in complex, intricate patterns. Here they are totally engrossed in creating their own. 6
Geometric patterns were very popular in the early Islamic civilisation and they decorated everything from clothing to mosques. Geometric patterns could be used on their own or combined with calligraphy or vegetal patterns to form more complex artwork. Geometric patterns consist of repeating, interlaced or overlapped shapes arranged in complex, intricate patterns. Here they are totally engrossed in creating their own. 7
Geometric patterns were very popular in the early Islamic civilisation and they decorated everything from clothing to mosques. Geometric patterns could be used on their own or combined with calligraphy or vegetal patterns to form more complex artwork. Geometric patterns consist of repeating, interlaced or overlapped shapes arranged in complex, intricate patterns. Here they are totally engrossed in creating their own. 8
Geometric patterns were very popular in the early Islamic civilisation and they decorated everything from clothing to mosques. Geometric patterns could be used on their own or combined with calligraphy or vegetal patterns to form more complex artwork. Geometric patterns consist of repeating, interlaced or overlapped shapes arranged in complex, intricate patterns. Here they are totally engrossed in creating their own. 9

Finding out exactly where Baghdad is....

Finding out exactly where Baghdad is.... 1
Finding out exactly where Baghdad is.... 2

Maths: Problem Solving.

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The Spring term’s first Role Model and Merit winners. Well done for hitting the ground running - very impressive.

The Spring term’s first Role Model and Merit winners. Well done for hitting the ground running - very impressive.  1

Last school day of 2019.

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The Y5 Christmas Party. Serious dancing and party games - a great afternoon!

The Y5 Christmas Party. Serious dancing and party games - a great afternoon! 1
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The Y5 Christmas Party. Serious dancing and party games - a great afternoon! 3
The Y5 Christmas Party. Serious dancing and party games - a great afternoon! 4
The Y5 Christmas Party. Serious dancing and party games - a great afternoon! 5
The Y5 Christmas Party. Serious dancing and party games - a great afternoon! 6
The Y5 Christmas Party. Serious dancing and party games - a great afternoon! 7
The Y5 Christmas Party. Serious dancing and party games - a great afternoon! 8
The Y5 Christmas Party. Serious dancing and party games - a great afternoon! 9
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The Y5 Christmas Party. Serious dancing and party games - a great afternoon! 12
The Y5 Christmas Party. Serious dancing and party games - a great afternoon! 13
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The Y5 Christmas Party. Serious dancing and party games - a great afternoon! 16
The Y5 Christmas Party. Serious dancing and party games - a great afternoon! 17
The Y5 Christmas Party. Serious dancing and party games - a great afternoon! 18

Serious moving!

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Year 5 just love to dance!

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Christmas Cards

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Maths: Problem solving Area and Perimeter. Whole class teaching with children working / problem solving on wipe boards on the carpet.

Maths: Problem solving Area and Perimeter.  Whole class teaching with children working / problem solving on wipe boards on the carpet. 1
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Maths: Problem solving Area and Perimeter.  Whole class teaching with children working / problem solving on wipe boards on the carpet. 3
Maths: Problem solving Area and Perimeter.  Whole class teaching with children working / problem solving on wipe boards on the carpet. 4
Maths: Problem solving Area and Perimeter.  Whole class teaching with children working / problem solving on wipe boards on the carpet. 5
Maths: Problem solving Area and Perimeter.  Whole class teaching with children working / problem solving on wipe boards on the carpet. 6
Maths: Problem solving Area and Perimeter.  Whole class teaching with children working / problem solving on wipe boards on the carpet. 7
Maths: Problem solving Area and Perimeter.  Whole class teaching with children working / problem solving on wipe boards on the carpet. 8
Maths: Problem solving Area and Perimeter.  Whole class teaching with children working / problem solving on wipe boards on the carpet. 9
Maths: Problem solving Area and Perimeter.  Whole class teaching with children working / problem solving on wipe boards on the carpet. 10

Computing: our new coding program - Purple Mash - which seems to have gone down as a treat!

Computing: our new coding program - Purple Mash - which seems to have gone down as a treat! 1
Computing: our new coding program - Purple Mash - which seems to have gone down as a treat! 2
Computing: our new coding program - Purple Mash - which seems to have gone down as a treat! 3

Our trumpet concert. The children did really well in learning the notes as playing the trumpet is notoriously difficult to learn.

Our trumpet concert. The children did really well in learning the notes as playing the trumpet is notoriously difficult to learn.  1
Our trumpet concert. The children did really well in learning the notes as playing the trumpet is notoriously difficult to learn.  2
Our trumpet concert. The children did really well in learning the notes as playing the trumpet is notoriously difficult to learn.  3
Our trumpet concert. The children did really well in learning the notes as playing the trumpet is notoriously difficult to learn.  4

Our DT unit this term focussed on designing and creating animals with moving parts

Our DT unit this term focussed on designing and creating animals with moving parts 1
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Our DT unit this term focussed on designing and creating animals with moving parts 8

Designing, making and marketing healthy smoothies

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This week's merits - for perseverance, kindness, partner work and sharing ideas.

This week's merits - for perseverance, kindness, partner work and sharing ideas. 1

The final round of pen licences in 5MW for 2019

The final round of pen licences in 5MW for 2019 1

Half term projects: Comparing Locations

It needs some work, but here we are singing a brand new French song in our new topic: En Vacances. We will be polishing it each week!

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This young man was a stand out superstar on our residential. Noticed by all staff, he showed kindness, support, respect and strength of character. A true Role Model.

This young man was a stand out superstar on our residential. Noticed by all staff, he showed kindness, support, respect and strength of character. A true Role Model.  1

The winners of the Culmington Manor dorm inspections - a very tidy bunch!

The winners of the Culmington Manor dorm inspections - a very tidy bunch! 1

Measuring friction on different surfaces with a forcemeter.

This week’s Role Model and Merit winners.

This week’s Role Model and Merit winners.  1

History: The children learnt how to mummify a body at 'Mummification School'. They learnt all about removing the organs, drying the body and the rituals involved in preparing a very important person or animal for the 'Afterlife'.

The bodies have been mummified....

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Oh No!

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What a fabulous way of learning and how much fun!!

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Heart Smart: Boss V Leader: what an interesting and fabulous discussion they had.

Heart Smart: Boss V Leader: what an interesting and fabulous discussion they had. 1
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The Bebras Challenge....total silence!

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Never have the children been so quiet and focused! You could have heard a pin drop!!

Bebras Challenge

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This week’s Role Model and Merit winners. Ready, respectful, kind and safe. Well done!

This week’s Role Model and Merit winners. Ready, respectful, kind and safe. Well done! 1

Forces - air resistance experiment

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We designed parachutes seeing what factor had the biggest impact on slowing the parachute down. In different experiments we changed the size of the parachute, the material it was made from, the shape of the parachute and the length of the strings holding it together. Can you predict which variable had the greatest impact?

Forces continued...

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Forces continued...

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Forces (final video)

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Which of the parachutes appears to be the slowest - can you see what size, shape, material and length of string was used? How do these factors combined increase the air resistance of the parachute (slow it down)?

This week’s stand out superstars.

This week’s stand out superstars.  1

Geography: Comparing our location with another in Europe.

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Geography: Conclusion

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In Science, we conducted an experiment to test the effects of air resistance. The children had to make a parachute which gave the safest and slowest landing. They decided what their independent variable was and what they needed to measure while ensuring their controlled variables were in place in order to get an accurate result.

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Superb presenting skills and a fabulous PPT!

A few of the Geography projects were presented to the class. More to follow next week.

A few of the Geography projects were presented to the class. More to follow next week.  1
A few of the Geography projects were presented to the class. More to follow next week.  2
A few of the Geography projects were presented to the class. More to follow next week.  3

Science: Forces Experiment 1

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To begin their new topic in Science the children set up an investigation to find out how the amount of surface area (size) of a parachute affects air resistance and how fast an object will fall. Their Independent Variable was what was changed (size), their Dependent Variable was what they were observing and their Controlled Variable was what stayed the same, the same weight, the same string length and the same height. Each group worked together to make their parachute, discuss what they thought would happen by making a prediction and then carrying out their investigation. They made sure that their test would be a fair one by repeating it a number of times, comparing their results and coming to a conclusion.

Experiment 2

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Each group repeated their experiment 5 times to get an accurate reading using a timer. These results were recorded in a table and then the results of each group were compared to the others to identify any patterns, analyse their results and to see whether their predictions were correct. From this they wrote up their findings in a conclusion.

Parachute Experiment

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As you can see the children were totally engaged in their experiment and worked incredibly well in their 'teams'.

Geography: locating Bowdon and Brazil

Geography: locating Bowdon and Brazil 1
Geography: locating Bowdon and Brazil 2
Geography: locating Bowdon and Brazil 3
Geography: locating Bowdon and Brazil 4

Egyptian Art

Egyptian Art 1

A great way of learning an auxiliary verb!

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This week’s Role Model and Merit winners.

This week’s Role Model and Merit winners.  1

We had a hands on lesson in History this week when the children became trainee embalmers. They cleaned the skin before slicing open the bodies, removed key organs to place into canonic jars, dried the body out with natron salt (and waited for 40 days for it to fully work), dragged brains through noses with a hook and placed amulets in between layers of bandages sealed with resin, before placing the Book of the Dead in the final wrap. No children were hurt in the process - I promise!

It’s a wrap!

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It’s a wrap! 2
It’s a wrap! 3
It’s a wrap! 4

Mummies on the move...

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Our exceptional Role Model and Merit winners this week.

Our exceptional Role Model and Merit winners this week.  1

A less hirsute Mr McCarty! Here he is doing his big beard reveal with a fusion of the children’s ideas from his competition to raise money for Uganda.

A less hirsute Mr McCarty! Here he is doing his big beard reveal with a fusion of the children’s ideas from his competition to raise money for Uganda.  1
A less hirsute Mr McCarty! Here he is doing his big beard reveal with a fusion of the children’s ideas from his competition to raise money for Uganda.  2
A less hirsute Mr McCarty! Here he is doing his big beard reveal with a fusion of the children’s ideas from his competition to raise money for Uganda.  3
A less hirsute Mr McCarty! Here he is doing his big beard reveal with a fusion of the children’s ideas from his competition to raise money for Uganda.  4

Looking at forms of online communication and how certain emojis can have different meanings depending on the recipients opinion. For example we found that one emoji we looked at was interpreted by members of the class in very different ways: ‘embarrassed’, ‘cheeky’, ‘slightly annoyed’ and ‘confused’.

Looking at forms of online communication and how certain emojis can have different meanings depending on the recipients opinion. For example we found that one emoji we looked at was interpreted by members of the class in very different ways: ‘embarrassed’, ‘cheeky’, ‘slightly annoyed’ and ‘confused’. 1
Looking at forms of online communication and how certain emojis can have different meanings depending on the recipients opinion. For example we found that one emoji we looked at was interpreted by members of the class in very different ways: ‘embarrassed’, ‘cheeky’, ‘slightly annoyed’ and ‘confused’. 2
Looking at forms of online communication and how certain emojis can have different meanings depending on the recipients opinion. For example we found that one emoji we looked at was interpreted by members of the class in very different ways: ‘embarrassed’, ‘cheeky’, ‘slightly annoyed’ and ‘confused’. 3
Looking at forms of online communication and how certain emojis can have different meanings depending on the recipients opinion. For example we found that one emoji we looked at was interpreted by members of the class in very different ways: ‘embarrassed’, ‘cheeky’, ‘slightly annoyed’ and ‘confused’. 4
Looking at forms of online communication and how certain emojis can have different meanings depending on the recipients opinion. For example we found that one emoji we looked at was interpreted by members of the class in very different ways: ‘embarrassed’, ‘cheeky’, ‘slightly annoyed’ and ‘confused’. 5
Looking at forms of online communication and how certain emojis can have different meanings depending on the recipients opinion. For example we found that one emoji we looked at was interpreted by members of the class in very different ways: ‘embarrassed’, ‘cheeky’, ‘slightly annoyed’ and ‘confused’. 6
Looking at forms of online communication and how certain emojis can have different meanings depending on the recipients opinion. For example we found that one emoji we looked at was interpreted by members of the class in very different ways: ‘embarrassed’, ‘cheeky’, ‘slightly annoyed’ and ‘confused’. 7
Looking at forms of online communication and how certain emojis can have different meanings depending on the recipients opinion. For example we found that one emoji we looked at was interpreted by members of the class in very different ways: ‘embarrassed’, ‘cheeky’, ‘slightly annoyed’ and ‘confused’. 8

Painting our Egyptian figures in Art.

Painting our Egyptian figures in Art.  1
Painting our Egyptian figures in Art.  2
Painting our Egyptian figures in Art.  3
Painting our Egyptian figures in Art.  4
Painting our Egyptian figures in Art.  5
Painting our Egyptian figures in Art.  6

An editing session following a piece of writing.

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Buddy editing.

Buddy editing.  1
Buddy editing.  2
Buddy editing.  3
Buddy editing.  4
Buddy editing.  5
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The Role Model and Merit winners.

The Role Model and Merit winners.  1

This week's Pen Licence recipients. Well done!

This week's Pen Licence recipients.  Well done! 1

Y5MW Pen licenses

Y5MW Pen licenses 1 Wave 1: 27.9.19
Y5MW Pen licenses 2 Wave 2: 2.10.19

Our triathletes.

Our triathletes.  1

Congrats to our new Pen Licence holders.

Congrats to our new Pen Licence holders. 1

Two more Pen Licence recipients!

Two more Pen Licence recipients! 1

The Planets in Orbit around the Sun

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'Dancing' suns at the centre of our solar system!
Can you explain the concepts of day and night, the seasons and a year for the Earth and any other planets in the solar system?
Which children represent the moon?
Can you spot the planet orbiting in the opposite direction? Which planet is it?

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The Role Model and Merit winners from Y5 this week.

The Role Model and Merit winners from Y5 this week.  1

The latest Pen Licence hero.

The latest Pen Licence hero.  1

Phases of the Moon through the medium of Oreos. The children pulled a phase of the moon from an envelope and had to nibble their Oreo to match - everyone wanted a Full Moon! We learnt lots of tricky language as well as knowing which side the moon appears in each phase - waxing on the right and waning on the left.

Phases of the Moon through the medium of Oreos. The children pulled a phase of the moon from an envelope and had to nibble their Oreo to match - everyone wanted a Full Moon! We learnt lots of tricky language as well as knowing which side the moon appears in each phase - waxing on the right and waning on the left.  1
Phases of the Moon through the medium of Oreos. The children pulled a phase of the moon from an envelope and had to nibble their Oreo to match - everyone wanted a Full Moon! We learnt lots of tricky language as well as knowing which side the moon appears in each phase - waxing on the right and waning on the left.  2
Phases of the Moon through the medium of Oreos. The children pulled a phase of the moon from an envelope and had to nibble their Oreo to match - everyone wanted a Full Moon! We learnt lots of tricky language as well as knowing which side the moon appears in each phase - waxing on the right and waning on the left.  3
Phases of the Moon through the medium of Oreos. The children pulled a phase of the moon from an envelope and had to nibble their Oreo to match - everyone wanted a Full Moon! We learnt lots of tricky language as well as knowing which side the moon appears in each phase - waxing on the right and waning on the left.  4
Phases of the Moon through the medium of Oreos. The children pulled a phase of the moon from an envelope and had to nibble their Oreo to match - everyone wanted a Full Moon! We learnt lots of tricky language as well as knowing which side the moon appears in each phase - waxing on the right and waning on the left.  5
Phases of the Moon through the medium of Oreos. The children pulled a phase of the moon from an envelope and had to nibble their Oreo to match - everyone wanted a Full Moon! We learnt lots of tricky language as well as knowing which side the moon appears in each phase - waxing on the right and waning on the left.  6
Phases of the Moon through the medium of Oreos. The children pulled a phase of the moon from an envelope and had to nibble their Oreo to match - everyone wanted a Full Moon! We learnt lots of tricky language as well as knowing which side the moon appears in each phase - waxing on the right and waning on the left.  7
Phases of the Moon through the medium of Oreos. The children pulled a phase of the moon from an envelope and had to nibble their Oreo to match - everyone wanted a Full Moon! We learnt lots of tricky language as well as knowing which side the moon appears in each phase - waxing on the right and waning on the left.  8
Phases of the Moon through the medium of Oreos. The children pulled a phase of the moon from an envelope and had to nibble their Oreo to match - everyone wanted a Full Moon! We learnt lots of tricky language as well as knowing which side the moon appears in each phase - waxing on the right and waning on the left.  9
Phases of the Moon through the medium of Oreos. The children pulled a phase of the moon from an envelope and had to nibble their Oreo to match - everyone wanted a Full Moon! We learnt lots of tricky language as well as knowing which side the moon appears in each phase - waxing on the right and waning on the left.  10
Phases of the Moon through the medium of Oreos. The children pulled a phase of the moon from an envelope and had to nibble their Oreo to match - everyone wanted a Full Moon! We learnt lots of tricky language as well as knowing which side the moon appears in each phase - waxing on the right and waning on the left.  11
Phases of the Moon through the medium of Oreos. The children pulled a phase of the moon from an envelope and had to nibble their Oreo to match - everyone wanted a Full Moon! We learnt lots of tricky language as well as knowing which side the moon appears in each phase - waxing on the right and waning on the left.  12
Phases of the Moon through the medium of Oreos. The children pulled a phase of the moon from an envelope and had to nibble their Oreo to match - everyone wanted a Full Moon! We learnt lots of tricky language as well as knowing which side the moon appears in each phase - waxing on the right and waning on the left.  13
Phases of the Moon through the medium of Oreos. The children pulled a phase of the moon from an envelope and had to nibble their Oreo to match - everyone wanted a Full Moon! We learnt lots of tricky language as well as knowing which side the moon appears in each phase - waxing on the right and waning on the left.  14
Phases of the Moon through the medium of Oreos. The children pulled a phase of the moon from an envelope and had to nibble their Oreo to match - everyone wanted a Full Moon! We learnt lots of tricky language as well as knowing which side the moon appears in each phase - waxing on the right and waning on the left.  15

5P's 1st Role Models and Merit Award winners of the year. Great manners, behaviour and attitude as well as the first pen licence given out.

5P's 1st Role Models and Merit Award winners of the year.  Great manners, behaviour and attitude as well as the first pen licence given out.  1

5E’s Merit winners this week go to this impressive duo - never has a Pen Licence been given out so quickly! They have proved their worth with consistently accurate joins and neat presentation. Well done!

5E’s Merit winners this week go to this impressive duo - never has a Pen Licence been given out so quickly! They have proved their worth with consistently accurate joins and neat presentation. Well done! 1

5E’s Role Models last week. They both settled back into school quickly and hit the ground running. A super attitude for week one.

5E’s Role Models last week. They both settled back into school quickly and hit the ground running. A super attitude for week one.  1

In Science, we have been learning all about the Solar System. We carried out an investigation today to see how the position of the sun in the sky, at different times, affects the lengths of shadows. We used chalk to mark our shadows throughout the day on the playground. Next week, we will put the information into a line graph and discuss the patterns.

In Science, we have been learning all about the Solar System. We carried out an investigation today to see how the position of the sun in the sky, at different times, affects the lengths of shadows. We used chalk to mark our shadows throughout the day on the playground. Next week, we will put the information into a line graph and discuss the patterns.  1
In Science, we have been learning all about the Solar System. We carried out an investigation today to see how the position of the sun in the sky, at different times, affects the lengths of shadows. We used chalk to mark our shadows throughout the day on the playground. Next week, we will put the information into a line graph and discuss the patterns.  2
In Science, we have been learning all about the Solar System. We carried out an investigation today to see how the position of the sun in the sky, at different times, affects the lengths of shadows. We used chalk to mark our shadows throughout the day on the playground. Next week, we will put the information into a line graph and discuss the patterns.  3
In Science, we have been learning all about the Solar System. We carried out an investigation today to see how the position of the sun in the sky, at different times, affects the lengths of shadows. We used chalk to mark our shadows throughout the day on the playground. Next week, we will put the information into a line graph and discuss the patterns.  4
In Science, we have been learning all about the Solar System. We carried out an investigation today to see how the position of the sun in the sky, at different times, affects the lengths of shadows. We used chalk to mark our shadows throughout the day on the playground. Next week, we will put the information into a line graph and discuss the patterns.  5
In Science, we have been learning all about the Solar System. We carried out an investigation today to see how the position of the sun in the sky, at different times, affects the lengths of shadows. We used chalk to mark our shadows throughout the day on the playground. Next week, we will put the information into a line graph and discuss the patterns.  6

In Art, we have started to sketch the background for our Egyptian figure painting. Who would've thought there could be so much Maths in Art! We discussed pyramids (obviously!), fractions (dividing the paper into equal sections) and parallel lines. The next stage will be to paint the different layers of the background.

In Art, we have started to sketch the background for our Egyptian figure painting. Who would've thought there could be so much Maths in Art! We discussed pyramids (obviously!), fractions (dividing the paper into equal sections) and parallel lines.  The next stage will be to paint the different layers of the background. 1
In Art, we have started to sketch the background for our Egyptian figure painting. Who would've thought there could be so much Maths in Art! We discussed pyramids (obviously!), fractions (dividing the paper into equal sections) and parallel lines.  The next stage will be to paint the different layers of the background. 2
In Art, we have started to sketch the background for our Egyptian figure painting. Who would've thought there could be so much Maths in Art! We discussed pyramids (obviously!), fractions (dividing the paper into equal sections) and parallel lines.  The next stage will be to paint the different layers of the background. 3
In Art, we have started to sketch the background for our Egyptian figure painting. Who would've thought there could be so much Maths in Art! We discussed pyramids (obviously!), fractions (dividing the paper into equal sections) and parallel lines.  The next stage will be to paint the different layers of the background. 4
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