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Welcome to Class 5N

 

We have been having lots of fun since returning to school in September.

We are discovering more and more facts about the fascinating Maya race and we have completed a non-chronological report about it.

The Maya grew avocados and used them to make Guacamole.  Everyone had a taste, with some liking more chilli in it than others.

           

 

      

We have been looking at number ordering, rounding and how much each digit in a number is worth.

Here are some pictures of us using equipment in Maths to help in our learning.

In English we have just started finding out more about instructions.  We have followed instructions to complete some activities.

 

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In Science we have been taking on the role of Scientists from history and discussing theories about how our Solar System was thought to have been organised.  Here are some pictures of us as the different scientists. 

Continuing our work on instructions, we decided to follow two different sets to carry out a task.  We quickly found out how important it was to make our instructions clear as we ended up with very different results...
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In Maths, we are finishing our work on addition and subtraction and are about to begin looking at multiplication.  We have been focussing on our times tables since returning to school in September and have been told which tables to work on.  If you want to do a bit more practise at home try this link http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button  Or for some singing and multiplication practise try this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzXcI49jdV0
In Science we have been finding out more about our solar system and made some models in groups to show how the Sun, Moon and the Earth rotate and orbit in relation to each other.  We were rather proud of our models and they helped to explain exactly how this movement occurs. 

Well done to Leah for returning our first space project.

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We had an amazing time on our day out at Conkers. 

We started with some orienteering around the grounds. We found five of the clues and, after some careful teamwork, our way out of the maze!

Our next task was Bush-craft. We were told that we needed to build a shelter to survive.  We had a few pieces of equipment to help us and, after a lot of trial and error, we managed to create our shelters.  Some groups even had time for interior design!  As a reward for building our fires we were given marshmallows to toast.  Yum!

After lunch we had a trip on the train and then some time on the adventure playground.  Mrs Wardle had a great time as you can see!

Finally after some train selfies we got back on the bus for the return journey to school and some much needed rest.

Thank you to both Sophie and Bethany's mum for coming along to help out.   

Thank you so much to everyone who helped to make the fabulous costumes.  The children looked brilliant and made the final day of History Week great fun.

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In English we have been learning about using persuasive language to advertise something.  We remade some adverts after we listened to them in class.  We changed the vocabulary and added some things to improve the adverts.  Here are the results from the files that were not too big to upload!    

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In topic we have been looking at different types of boats.  We made a variety of shapes and sizes and tested which would hold the most cargo.

 

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In Science we have been learning about different materials and their properties.  We had a challenge to try and create a new lunchbox using the best insulator.  We insulated cups containing ice cubes to see which worked the best. 
We have been really lucky to work with Maria on  a Wednesday morning.  We are developing our own quest adventure.  We have discussed the qualities of a hero/ heroine and developed some exceptional language.  We also freeze framed some of the scenes from Jason and the Argonauts.  It's all been great fun! 
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We have been discussing and thinking a lot about boats over this half term. Finally this week we've begun making our boats from our plans.
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During this half term we have been learning all about Fractions.  We have made up a little chant to help us remember how to find equivalent fractions.  Please ask us to tell you this.

In English we have been writing our own warning stories and look forward to sharing them as we put in the finishing touches. 

We started off by thinking of exciting language we could use in descriptions.

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We have also been using drama to explore the thoughts and feelings of our characters.  We took some freeze frame pictures and used them to create thought and speech bubbles. 
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The children have brought in some fantastic homework. Here are a few of them.

Amazing stained glass window.

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We have been learning about oral debates over the last couple of weeks. This morning we had our debate and these are our opening arguments. We went on to take questions from the floor. It got quie exciting with some fantastic counter arguments on each side. 

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Since returning for the last half term of the year, we have been thinking about adventure stories. We brought in costumes and wondered what type of adventures we might have while wearing them. What would it be like to be Mr Benn? We had lots of fun and it gave us lots of ideas.
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We have been testing our reactions in Science. The icy fingers was uncomfortable but some of the results were very surprising! 
We have done some drama on adventure stories. We were thinking about problems we might encounter. Here are some of the results.

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Today we started our poetry slam. We chose from a selection of poems and then practised performing with actions. Here are some of them.

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