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The Amazing Adventures of Superstan!

WOW is all I can say. You have all made us so proud this week with your outstanding performances in Superstan. You made everyone smile and laugh throughout the rehearsals and the real thing!

 

Enjoy a well deserved rest this weekend!

Well done Class 5!

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The Discovery Channel!

Class 5 have had a busy day exploring volcanoes, tornadoes and hurricanes. We began the day by making small volcanoes, made from paper Mache, and then thinking about the scientific question we wanted to answer.

 

Once we had planned our investigation, we got to the fun part of testing them! We couldn't believe how long it took for the last volcano to erupt.

 

In the afternoon, we made our own mini tornados in a bottle.

 

What a great day!

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Sports Day!

All children and staff had a brilliant day and the children were such great sports! Well done to all of you who took part!

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Wild For Art Day!

What a brilliant day!

The children have been busy taking part in African drumming sessions, African dance workshops, observation drawing, creating musical instruments, having their picture taking at the photo booth and so much more!

 

It was so lovely to see everyone taking part. We particularly enjoyed the whole school singing 'Epo e tai tai' together!

 

 

A special thanks to Miss Fox and Mrs Adkins for organising the whole event!

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Home Learning Projects!

Thank you for all of your creative Home Learning Projects!

They look great as part of our display! smiley

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The Amazing Adventures of SuperStan!

 

Our production is quickly approaching. Thank you for all of those that have started to bring props and costumes in so far!

 

Just a reminder that costumes need to be in by 27th June. smiley

Montagues Vs Capulets

 

 

Classes 4,5 and 6 had a great morning, exploring Shakespeare's play 'Romeo and Juliet'! The day began with the children discovering the graffiti on the playground. We then went back inside to look at the opening scene of the play, where the Montagues and Capulets are against each other. After discussing the language used and what it meant, the children got in to small groups to act out the scene!

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French Day!

 

What a brilliant day! The children started the day by learning the vocabulary needed to work in the French restaurant and then tested their skills when serving Class 3. The children were absolutely brilliant and tried really hard to not speak in English smiley

 

Class 5 then learnt a song in French and prepositions for the afternoon activity.

 

The afternoon was also great! KS2 took part in a giant French treasure hunt to find clues. Well done to the winners!

 

The day finished by a Skype call to France!

 

Thank you for all of your hard work!

 

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Seeds From Space!

Just a reminder that if you took your seeds from space home, make sure you plant them so they can grow even more!

 

Remember not to eat them though as we don't know which ones are from space! smiley

 

Happy half term!

Thank you for all of your hard work so far! Have a fantastic break and we will see you in a week for more brilliance!

 

Remember you home learning projects are due on Friday 10th June, so you have 2 weeks to complete them smiley

 

 

Terrance and Timmy come to visit!

 

Terrance and Timmy, Miss Campbell's Herman tortoises, came to visit yesterday and had a great time! Class 5 were extremely careful when holding them and they even gave them a bath! :)

 

The children then designed a new house for them. We had some wacky and creative ideas. I can't wait to see your instructions of how to make them!

Big write - Fashion show!

The whole school have had a fantastic morning taking part in Wyburns Fashion Show! The children were given their design specification in which they were asked to design and create an outfit made entirely out of PLASTIC BAGS! The children split in to groups and each had a specific roles e.g. designer, model and creators. We then got together to put on our fashion show, before writing our recount of the morning.

 

Thank you to everyone who bought carrier bags in, it was a great help! smiley

 

Also, thank you to Class 5 for being such good sports. You all put your full efforts in and I thoroughly enjoyed you walking the catwalk!

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Spelling test

 

Class 5's spelling test will take place on Thursday this week, due to Big Write on Friday :)

Adventure stories

We had a lovely morning writing our adventure stories outside! Using the success criteria and other resources, Class 5 put their full efforts in to making them exciting and cohesive! Our main aim was to create a balance between action, dialogue and description.

 

Well done for working so hard. It was lovely to see you so enthusiastic about writing!

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Exploring the world!

 

We have made a brilliant to our new topic of 'The Discovery Channel'! We have written non-chronological reports on our new plants from space, biographies about the famous David Attenborough, an adventure story about an animals behaviourist who goes on an expedition and much more!

 

Today we delved deeper in to finding out about different geographical facts about the worlds climate. We researched the major biomes in the world and then presented these to the class to find out more!

Big write!

 

After reading through all of Class 5's big writes, based on the events happening in Syria, I am absolutely blown away by your free verse poems. It has made me extremely proud to see such emotion and description in one piece of work!

 

They are that brilliant that other adults have been asking to see them and read through them again!

 

I cant wait to put them on our display to show off how brilliant you are!

Well done Class 5.

What a brilliant week!

Class 5 have amazed me in this short week with their brilliant confidence in swimming and hard work all round! They have continued to push themselves towards new targets and be resilient with different challenges!

 

Keep it up Class 5!

Mad Science!

Hi Parents! Just a quick reminder regarding the Mad Science After School club!  There are still a few spaces left. It will be full of gooey potions, fantastic feats of physics and all sorts of fun science experiments.  To register, please visit  www.madscience.org/east or call 01245 363 670.   Thanks!  The Mad Science Team

Viking Invasion

Class 5 have been learning about the Anglo Saxons! To finish our topic off, they were shocked to be part of a Viking invasion from Class 6! Their class belongings, peers and other items were ransacked whilst leaving destruction behind.

 

All was restored in the end smiley

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Celebration Of Brilliance

Thank you to everyone who came to Class 5's Celebration Of Brilliance. We hope you enjoyed sharing the children's work!

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Seeds From Space!

Class 5 have been extremely lucky to be part of the Seeds From Space investigation, initiated by Tim Peake. One set of seeds have been up in space and the other packet have stayed on Earth. We have been given the two packets of seeds, (red and blue) in which we need to plant and then investigate whether living things can grow in space.

 

We have specific monitors each day to water, turn the trays and measure their progress. This is what has happened so far!

 

Day 3: Germination process had starter with most seeds

Day 7: Small roots had begun to grow (some seeds haven't grown at all yet)

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Queen's 90th birthday!

Wyburns began the day by celebrating the Queen's birthday in a whole school assembly.

We then learnt a bit more about the Queens life and made our own collages.

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Parts of a flower

 

Today we recapped the different parts of a flower, looking specifically at the male (stamen) and female carpel) parts. We took a range of flowers apart to see the parts in detail.

 

We then looked at the pollination process and the different forms of seed dispersal!

 

 

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Roots Hall - Southend United Stadium

 

To start our Move and Learn programme, Class 5 visited Roots Hall and were given a tour of the stadium. This was followed by a quiz in which the class got very competitive! smiley

 

We were then introduced to the programme by thinking about how to be healthy and testing our pulse and heart rate.

 

We are  really looking forward to starting the lessons at school next week!

 

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Crazy Cams!

 

We had a brilliant morning making our moving toys using cam mechanisms. We began the topic by researching the different types, planning one for a specific audience and then finally making the finished product!

 

Class 5 were extremely resilient!

Here are some of our crazy ideas!

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STOMP

 

Class 5 and 6 had a brilliant time at their STOMP workshop Wednesday afternoon. You picked up the routine extremely quickly and then choreographed some amazing routines of your own. The rest of the school loved watching them at the end of the day!

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WGT auditions

Well done to Class 5 for another brilliant week! You really are bursting with brilliance!

 

Don't forget to prepare for our Wyburns Got Talent auditions on Monday afternoon!

 

I can't wait to see them! nosmiley

Sports Relief!

 

I am extremely proud of you all at how you participated in the Sports Relief activities on Friday afternoon!

You were determined, positive and had great fun!

I thoroughly enjoyed joining in with you all to compete for the skips per minutes, burpees and our mile run (even if you were laughing at me! smiley)

 

You, and the rest of Wyburns, did the school proud! Well done!

 

 

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Science week!

 

Wow, what a fantastic week! We really have enjoyed applying our learning which made sure our learning was Purposeful, Personal and Brilliant! On Monday , we took part in a range of activities outside linked to our theme of spies e.g. fingerprint investigations, material work and using clues to discover who the spy was!

 

We have also used the film Wall-e to base our science and maths learning on this week! We have used our knowledge of percentages and fractions of amount to find out the most polluted zones. We also looked at the book 'If the World Were a Village' in which we discussed the percentages of nationalities, people of have food and languages to help us understand the different statistics!

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Science week!

We will be celebrating Science week through a theme entitled “Spies.”

Remember which morning your parents/ carers are invited!

 

Monday 9:15 – 11:00 am

Year Five and Year Six

Monday 1:15 – 2:45 pm

Early Years

Tuesday 9:15 -  11:00 am

Key Stage One

Wednesday 9:15 – 11:00 am

Year Three and Year Four

 

Normal routines will still occur – we will come into class and complete the register. At 9:10am, the Key Stage Two gate will open and you can meet your parents on this playground. Let the missions begin!

 

Completing missions is thirsty work, so Friends of Wyburns will be providing refreshments, drinks and bacon buns, from 10:15- 11:00am. Please feel free to buy and share a refreshment and complete the remaining missions.

We will then come back into class to continue our learning.

 

Please be aware this is a weather permitting event. Should there be inclement weather on the day all events will be postponed. This will be posted on the website banner if cancelled.

Fingers crossed for some sunshine!

 

Lets get Sciency!

 

Look forward to seeing you there!

Crazy coordinates!

 

Today we played a range of games to apply our understanding of coordinates, symmetry and translation. This included thinking strategically to sink our partners ships in a game of battleships and writing secret code messages for our each other to guess using our understanding of reflection.

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Essex Police Museum

Class 5 have had an amazing day at the museum! We started the day with lots of activities to find out more about the history of crime and punishment. This was then followed by exploring the artefacts and puzzles within the museum (including trying out the pillory!)

 

After lunch we carried out our very own CSI investigations!

 

We thoroughly enjoyed our day! 

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KS2 Family Badminton Club

 School trip - Essex Police Museum

Our class trip on 25th February is nearly here, so just a few reminders before we go!

 

All children will need to bring a coat, packed lunch and a drink for the day (no fizzy please). The children will not need to bring anything else, as we will be arriving back at school after the trip.

 

Please ensure that children are in school uniform.

 

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Well done!

Class 5 really have had an amazing week and have shown resilience with everything they have worked on. They started the week by joining up with Class 3 for e-safety day. They then moved on to some research. The class have thoroughly enjoyed researching facts about Alcatraz prison to then write a fact file and piece of descriptive writing, as if they were the prisoner.

 

Miss Jude, Mrs Long and I were astounded by the wide range of vocabulary and personification used!

 

Have a fantastic half term and we will see you in a weeks time! crying

Don't forget!

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Pentonville Prison

 

Pentonville Prison was set up in our class today, giving the children the chance to experience some of the daily labour prisoners were forced to do. This included picking string apart (thread by thread) and moving up and down the benches continuously without talking or making eye contact.

 

The children then wrote their diary entries from the perspective of a prisoner to explain their day.

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Budgeting

 

This week in maths, we have been looking at applying our calculation skills to working with money. Today some of us were planning a trip to India, some were working out household bills and others were planning a camping trip.

 

Class worked extremely hard to think about how to spend their money wisely!

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Who did it?!

As part of our Crime and Punishment topic Class 5 were challenged to solve a serious crime that took place at a wedding. 6 guests were questioned and there pulse rates monitored throughout the day.

 

Class 5 began by plotting each suspects pulse rates; looking at how they changed over the course of the day. We then analysed the data; also using extra information to inform our decisions.

 

Class 5 are the new CSI!

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E Fit Art

 

We have been studying modern art and have been creating our own E Fit's. We chopped up the photos of our faces and then pieced different parts of the face back together again. We then drew the missing facial features.

 

As you can see, we found it extremely funny!

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Solubility in science!

Our science topic this half term focuses on the properties of different materials. Today we looked at the solubility of different materials when mixed with water. Did they dissolve? Did they stay the same? Did they form a new substance?

 

Once the children had collected their results, they converting them in to a line graph to present their findings!

 

We were very lucky to be able to borrow some super scientist glasses to carry out our investigations!

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Laws and rules in society

 

Today we looked at the importance of having laws and rules in society. To develop this further, we designed our own towns including the necessities needed for civilisation. These included schools, town halls, police stations, roundabouts, traffic lights etc.

 

The children then created their own set of laws accompany the map of their town!

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All rise!

 

Today we had so much fun setting up court in Class 5!

 

We have been looking at Little Red Riding Hood from the wolf's perspective; really delving deep in to his upbringing and what led him to becoming a criminal.

Miss Jude and I were astounded by the level of dialogue and gestures used throughout the session. The whole class contributed towards the judges verdict, which found the wolf not guilty!

 

We can't wait to write our diary entries from his perspective!

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Friendship week!

 

This week we are focusing all of our afternoon activities on 'Friendship'.

We began this today by taking a pledge to be a good friend, taking a quiz about different friendship situations and then creating a bookmark for our talk partner including their favourite things!

 

 

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Welcome back!

Happy new year to you all! We hope you had a fantastic break and are now ready to start bursting with brilliance again!

 

Please remember that the homework is due in on Friday 8th and that PE will continue to be on every Tuesday afternoon smiley

 

 

 

 

Class 5 Christmas party!

It was so lovely to see Class 5 enjoying themselves at our Christmas party. We had lots of fun playing games, eating the party food and of course...dancing!

 

Thank you for kind contributions. The children had a wide variety of snacks to choose from which certainly went down a treat smiley

 

Miss Jude, Mrs Long and I wish a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Thank you for all of your support so far,

We look forward to seeing you on 5th January!

 

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Christmas activities

We had a fun filled Thursday morning where all of KS2 were mixed together for a carousel of activities. This involved making peppermint creams, a Christmas quiz, Christmas games and seeing which team could make the longest paper chain!

 

Both the children and teachers thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Christmas party and games!

 

Christmas is nearly here!

Our class Christmas party will be taking place on Thursday afternoon. The children have all chosen the food they would like to bring in, which is written in their partnership diaries. However, please do not worry if it is not possible to bring anything in, as I’m sure there will be plenty! J

The children will also have the opportunity to play a range of games on Friday. If they would like to bring in some games of their choice, that would be brilliant! However, this is also not essential. Please do not bring anything too valuable or items that are electronic (e.g. IPADs etc) J

 

Mayan Modroc!

To conclude our history and geography topic of the Mayans, Class 5 have recreated the Mesoamerica area in Central America!

 

We used modroc to show the physical features, such as the mountainous ranges, and made flags to mark the countries and their capital cities!

 

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Christmas Lunch

 

Class 5 sat down to a delicious Christmas dinner today! We had lots of fun and loved singing all of our favourite Christmas songs!

 

The hats looked brilliant!

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Jack and the Beanstalk!

 

We had an amazing time at the pantomime on Wednesday! It had us laughing and singing along from the start to the very end.

 

We were extremely proud of how well the children represented the school and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

 

 

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BB CUP WINNERS!

 

Congratulations!

Class 5 have worked their socks off to win the BB cup this week! Miss Jude, Mrs Long and I are so proud of how hard they've been working!

 

They also won the lunch time award again which is amazing! smiley

 

A fantastic end to the week!

Fantastic forces!

We continued to learn about a range of different forces this week. We have been focusing on air resistance by creating our own straw rockets and investigating what affects how far they will travel.

 

 

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Christmas decoration afternoon

Class 5 had a lovely afternoon working with Class 1 to create a decorate Christmas decorations for our grotto!

 

Well done, your snowflakes and baubles look amazing!

Bursting with brilliance!

Congratulations to Justin who received this weeks Brilliance award for his use of interesting vocabulary and openers in his setting description!

 

Also, a big well done to all of you for receiving the 'Lunchtime award'. We are all really proud of you and can't wait for next weeks successes!

Land art!

Class 5 have also been busy creating their own land art using natural resources in the environment! They based their designs on the work of artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Long.

 

Here are some of the extremely creative finished products!

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Science fiction success!

We have thoroughly enjoyed starting to explore science fiction narratives this week!

Class 5 started the week by exploring the features and then moved on to creating their own short story using 4 pictures related to science fiction.

 

The children then blew our socks off by describing their science fiction settings and characters using a wide range of vocabulary!!

 

We can't wait to continue building up our own narratives next week :)

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Fraction whizzes!

Miss Jude, Mrs Long and I are extremely impressed with Class 5 and their resilience with fractions with this week! They have really been pushing themselves to be the best that can be!

 

Raya, in particular, has literally blown us away and therefore won the brilliance award for this week! Well done smiley

 

 

Brilliance award!

Well done to Thomas.O for winning the 'Brilliance Award' On Friday. Your attitude towards learning is amazing!

 

Who will it be next week? smiley

Balloon races!

Our Big Write today involved taking part in a class balloon rocket race!

We then wrote a set of instructions involving how to set up a balloon race and how to win!

 

 

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Mayan number system!

Today's maths lesson consisted of exploring the Mayan number system and cracking the codes. Class 5 worked really hard to apply their understand of what each symbol meant!

Phenomenal Parachutes!

 

Our parachutes were a success!  A big thank you to those who provided us with carrier bags!

We really enjoyed creating them and then investigating the question:

 

'How does the height that a parachute is dropped from, affect how quickly it falls?'

 

Here we are in action!

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Instructions

Class 5 have been exploring instructions through playing a game of 'Sevens'. However, there was a slight twist. Each group had features of their instructions missing.  We then led on to investigate how we could evaluate and improve them.

 

Miss Jude and I were impressed with their resilience!

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Maths homework

You have been working hard this week to use the written method to solve multiplication problems.

Please use the method we have been practicing to complete your homework :)

 

Remember to keep practicing your times tables for our weekly test!

Art in the environment

 

Class 5 have spent the afternoon creating observational drawings of particular objects from outside in the environment. We have looked at detail, shape, size and also how to create particular effects with oil pastels.

 

Over the next half term we will be taking a closer look at particular artists such as Andy Goldsworthy.

 

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Pen pals!

Class 5 were extremely excited to receive their pen pal letters from the children at Tipton Green Junior School in Birmingham. We have thoroughly enjoyed reading them and thinking about our replies!

 

It has been brilliant to hear about the lives they lead and also make comparisons to our own smiley

Fantastic forces!

 

We have had a brilliant week beginning to explore forces by creating our own investigations relating to the question:

 

How will the surface area of the paper affect how quickly it falls?

 

We thought carefully about ensuring it was a fair test and led the investigations in small groups.

I was so impressed with how well each child took pride in their role!

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Pok A Tok!

Well done for reaching your target to receive your end of half term reward Class 5!

 

We decided to challenge each other to a game of traditional Mayan Pok A Tok.

Once familiarising ourselves with the rules, we split in to teams for the first round.

 

You were extremely resilient when playing the game; especially as you could only use your elbows, knees and hips to score!

 

Have a fantastic half term and we look forward to seeing you next week :)

 

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Excellent Environmentalists!

Well done to Class 5 for achieving the highest score in Eco Week 2!

We are so proud of you and are extremely impressed with how you travelled to school.

 

Keep up the good work!

What is bullying?

 

We have been extremely lucky to have our visitors in over the past few weeks to explore what bullying is.

Class 5 have had the opportunity to take part in a range of activities which have helped us to understand what it is, how we deal with it and the appropriate actions to take.

 

To finish off today they took part in a class quiz as an overview of what they have learnt!

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Wolves In The Walls!

We began our day by noticing the mess our classroom was in! The scratches and message on the wall gave us a hint as to what it may be. We then had a mysterious message from the office explaining that the neighbours had heard howling throughout the night.

 

Class 5 thought of some amazing ideas which allowed us to start our newspaper report with the 5 W's: Who, What, When, Where and Why!

 

This leads us on nicely to our story for book week!

'Wolves In The Walls' by Neil Gaiman.

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Marvellous moves!

 

It was lovely to see those who came to the KS2 disco on Friday evening. We were extremely impressed with your crazy dance moves!

 

Well done to Harley for winning the 'Best dancer' medal!

E-safety Experts!

Class 5 have spent the afternoon thinking about the different types of social media we have access to and how we can stay safe when using it.

 

We began by creating our digital footprint and then made ourselves in to a laptop to show the social media we have access to. We enjoyed sticking our own faces, arms and legs on to the screen! We then provided rules on how to take care when online e.g. looking at the age restrictions and using the security settings.

 

 

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Tasty tortillas!

 

Wow! Class 5 have successfully made their very own tortilla wraps!

 

Step 1: We began by researching Mayan food and how they produced it.

Step 2: We designed our own tortilla with delicious fillings.

Step 3: We used the recipe to make our tortillas, fill them and finally enjoy them!

 

As you can see, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves this morning! Miss Jude, Mrs Long and I were extremely proud of Class 5!

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The Iron Giant Returns...

Class 5 have had an exciting morning exploring what was left of the Iron Man. We began by discovering that there had been a mysterious sighting after the super moon appeared. We came across discarded pieces of metal and began to piece the creature back together. We then looked at the tale of the Iron man to write our own versions of the story.

 

I'm extremely proud of what Class 5 have achieved in their first Big Write of the year!

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Congratulations!

 

A big well done to all of the children that participated in the elections last week.

The votes have been counted and the following children have been selected to be our future Junior Governors and Sports Council Leaders:

 

Junior Governors:

Dylan

Harriet

 

Sports Council Leaders:

Lilly

Harley

Molly.S

Arley

 

Terrific taste testing

 

Class 5 thoroughly enjoyed discovering tasting different Mayan food and using this research to develop their own menu for the Mayan priest.

 

We made sure there was a selection for each course in order to keep the priest happy; finishing off with some light entertainment of traditional Mayan games.

 

 

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Passionate poetry!

Wow! Class 5 have amazed us this week with their amazing group poems, based on our theme of space.

We have used a range of descriptive language to create an effective piece and then learnt how to use volume, pitch, intonation and action to perform them!

 

We thoroughly enjoyed evaluating each others performances.

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Reading challenge!

Class 5 the reading race has now started and we are in it to win it!

To fly 2km, you must read 5 times in one week.

 Once the winning class has reached France they will win a prize for their whole class and a new destination will be selected for you all to fly to.

 

Let's get reading! smiley

 

Target your times tables!

I have been extremely impressed with how quick Class 5 can recall their times tables and division facts. Each week we will be completing our maths minute and times table grids to see if you can beat your previous scores!

 

Please practice the times tables written in your partnership books to improve your speed and help you with your mental strategies!

 

The following links may help you!

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

 

 

First Aid training

Key Stage 2 have taken part in an important assembly this week. They have learnt the importance of First Aid and how to administer it effectively.

 

The link below explains further and also allows the children to take part in an educational online game in which they can test their skills!

 

http://www.sja.org.uk/sja/support-us/our-campaigns/save-a-life-september.aspx

What will Class 5 be learning about?!

 

Please find attached the overview of our learning for the upcoming term. This includes all of the exciting topics we will be studying smiley

Jungle jive!

Class 5 have had a busy day today! Whilst in the midst of creating our new jungle themed library, we have had a competition with Class 6 to make the longest vine!

 

We worked hard as a team to twist and attach the materials to complete the task.

When measuring ours against Class 6, it ended up as a draw!

HOWEVER, Class 5 won the best design award which we were extremely pleased about :)

 

 

 

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First day back!

 

We have had a brilliant day today and have been awarded with 2 smileys already! Class 5  have been getting involved with lots of team building activities and classroom tasks to ensure we are ready for the year ahead.

 

We particularly enjoyed using the diamond ranking system to order different parts of our daily life from most important to the least. These included categories such as family, money, exam results, holidays, teamwork, accuracy, education, resilience and being positive. This activity really got our brains working!

Welcome back Class 5!

Wow, you are now in Year 5!

We hope you have a had a brilliant summer filled with lots of exciting things! We can't wait to hear about your adventures. Miss Jude and I are really looking forward to meeting you all properly on Monday and getting to know you a bit better.

 

We know you will be bursting with brilliance from the start and are sure that we have a fantastic year ahead of us!

See you on Monday ready for a fun packed first week! smiley

 

Miss Campbell and Miss Jude