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Welcome to 5B! 

Our class teacher is Miss Beech and we are supported in class by many other wonderful adults in school. 

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World Book Day 2.3.17
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As a class, we had a democratic vote to choose our School Council representative. Lola received the most votes, so will represent our class this year! Well done Lola!

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In English, we have been looking at Mr Benn and Adventure Stories. We used images of him in different costumes and thought about the setting where the story might take place. 

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We have thoroughly enjoyed our immersion day for our new writing topic of adventure stories. Some children brought in costumes that we used to think about the adventures characters could go on.
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We have been really enjoying our new approach to homework. Here are some of our interpretations of what 'Democracy' is. 
This term, our topic has been about Democracy. We imagined that we were going to stand as a political party and created campaign videos, using all of skills we have been learning about persuasive language. Here are our finished clips. 

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In Science, we completed an investigation into the force of friction. We tested different materials on a ramp and timed how long it took the car to travel down it. 
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Well done Maddie, for being runner up in the Upper School Science Fair!
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5B Science Fair Entries. Well done to all of the children in our class who participated! 
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NSPCC & Childline - Speak Out, Stay Safe Workshop 16.3.17

We had Alison & Pauline visit our class, to talk about how we can keep ourselves safe. They talked to us about different types of abuse and how to decide if things that can happen to us are ok or not. They gave us lots of advice about who to talk to if we are worried and what we can do to help ourselves. The children participated fantastically in all discussions, were mature about some difficult subjects and responsibly considered all aspects of the workshop.

 

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On Tuesday, we had a fun afternoon building our boats for our topic 'Whatever Floats Your Boat!'. We used lots of 'junk' items that we brought in from home to construct them. They have turned out fantastically! Well done 5B. Now let's find out if they do actually float!

We are really enjoying Inventors' Week!

We began by researching different inventors' on the Ipads to find out what their invention was. We were really impressed with these, some even surprised us!

 

On Tuesday, we used Brunel's ideas, and made bridges out of paper. We then tested them to see how much weight they could hold before collapsing.

 

On Thursday, we  found out about Marconi and Baird, and created our own news broadcasts in recognition of their hard work. 

In Science, we carried out an investigation to find out which material was the best thermal insulator. We used a thermometer to accurately measure the temperature inside each cup at 5 minute intervals. Some of the materials surprised us, as to which kept the ice frozen for the longest!
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We are enjoying our new topic called Whatever Floats Your Boat!

So far, we have experimented with different materials to see which float or sink, and have investigated if the shape of the hull and sail of a boat affects the speed at which it travels. 

History Makers Day - 21.10.16
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Look at some of the amazing Space projects that we have handed in!
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Ethan very kindly brought in his 'Virtual Reality' head set to school this morning. We were all completely amazed at the images of Space we could see. It actually felt like we were in the Solar System! Here we are with our look's of awe and wonder! Thank you for this wonderful experience Ethan!
Today, we followed instructions to make a traditional Guatamalan worry doll. Can you find yours?
We are continuing to follow Instructions as part of our English work. Today, we have evaluated Instructions and made lanterns. 
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In English, we have enjoyed following Instructions to make a traditional Maya recipe for Guacamole. Here are some of our class enjoying the tasting!
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In Science, we have been learning about Geocentric and Heliocentric models of the solar system. We acted out the theories of many people throughout history. Here are our photo's with our masks!

We are very lucky to be working with a professional story teller, each Wednesday morning in 5B (Autumn Term 1).

We have re-enacted the Mayan creation story, learnt about explorers and wrote our own version of a traditional Mayan story called 'Star Girl'. 

Our class have really enjoyed working with Maria Whatton and have learnt lots of fantastic new skills! 

 

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