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Year 5

Welcome to a new term Year 5.  

Year 5's fantastic art to start off our new terms topic 'Adrift'
created in the style of artist Chuck Close.


This term our topic is 'Adrift' where we will be looking at life as a Refugee, focusing on the Rights of the Child through PSHE;  looking at locations of Refugees around the world in Geography and deciding if the Anglo-Saxons were Invaders, Settlers or Refugees in History.

Our new English text 'Malala's Magic Pencil'. 

 Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai

In Guided Reading we will be investigating the novel 'Oranges in no mans land':

 Since her father left Lebanon to find work and her mother tragically died in a shell attack, ten-year-old Ayesha has been living in the bomb-ravaged city of Beirut with her granny and her two younger brothers. The city has been torn in half by civil war and a desolate, dangerous no man's land divides the two sides. Only militiamen and tanks dare enter this deadly zone, but when Granny falls desperately ill, Ayesha sets off on a terrifying journey to reach a doctor living in enemy territory...

Image result for oranges in no mans landIn Science we will be investigating forces  through a varitety of activities including designing and testing a parachute and making butter.


Our RE focus this term is ‘Refugees in the Bible’, we will also be looking closely at the Stations of the Cross during Lent.

We will continue to grow leaves on our Tree of Inspiration as we observe and record the kindness of our friends and  choose who in the class has been an inspiration to us all through our ‘Inspiration of the Week' display.

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World Book Day

World Book Day:

What a fabulous day, I was so impressed by all the creativite costumes and WOW Words!

In class we investigated the Worlds Greatest Women Refugees and how they made history. The poetry and artwork produced is now proudly on display in class and the library!


Please note that PE will be on a Monday and a Wednesday. Swimming will not be until the last half term of the year. 

Spellings and Multiplication Tables

We will be focusing on spellings this term.  Spellings will be set each Wednesday for you to learn over a two-week period.  You will have a practice test on the Tuesday of week 1 to help you focus on your weaker spellings ready for you spelling test on the Tuesday of week 2.  Spellings will be uploaded onto this page fortnightly along with spelling activities you could try to help you practice.

You will be given 15 spellings to learn; 5 revision or topic specific spellings and 10 new spellings.

Each time you beat your personal best score you will gain a dot on the Spelling Super Stars Chart. Each time you get full marks you will gain a star on the Spelling Super Stars Chart.

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Description generated with very high confidenceTo help you gain skills in mental maths we will be revisiting the times tables.  Each day you will be given time to practice the focus table for the fortnight ready for a test on Friday's

Each  time you beat your personal best score you will gain a dot on the new Spelling Rock Stars Chart. Each time you get full marks you will gain a star on the Spelling Rock Stars Chart.

For the next 2 weeks we will be focusing on the 8 times table ready for a test on the 29th March.

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