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Welcome to 5V! 

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

Autumn Term 1 Homework

Our homework grid this half term is focused on the Mayans. We have produced some wonderful pieces of work and shared them with the class. Some examples of our work are below. 

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Cornflake Cakes 11.09.2017

Today we had an immersion day into our instructions unit for English. We have been making cornflake cakes as a class during our lesson. We started the lesson by writing our own instructions on large pieces of paper and followed them after. The pictures are below.  

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Mayan Chocolate Bark 18.09.2017

Today we have been learning about the importance of chocolate and corn in Mayan life. We have been looking at which one we believe to be the most significant to Mayans and we even had a go at making some Mayan chocolate bark. It includes an ingredient that we would not usually put with chocolate. We are excited to try this.

National Space Centre Trip 02.10.17

We went to the National Space Centre in Leicester for our Science topic. We had a chance to learn more information about the planets in our Solar System and look at rockets. Our favourite part of the day was when we went into the Planetarium and listened to stories about the constellations. We had an fantastic day! There are some pictures of our day below. 

Mayan Creation Story 17.10.17

As part of our Mayan topic this half term, we have learned all about the Mayan creation story. We listened to the story and we had an opportunity to hot seat Tepeu and Gucumatz (the Gods in the story) and ask different questions. We also created our own clay and wood people that we used to perform our own version of the creation story.

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Autumn 2 Homework

Our homework grid this half term is focused on the Wars of the Roses. We have produced some wonderful pieces of work and shared them with the class. Some examples of our work are below. 

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Nightmare Before Christmas Immersion Day 30.10.17

Today, we started our new English topic, narrative writing. Our focus for this half term is The Nightmare Before Christmas and the Year 5 teachers dressed up as characters from the film and we explored some of these characters. We watched the first part of the film and we are excited to start writing!

Dissecting Flowers 7.11.17

In science, we are learning about the life cycles of plants and animals. Today, we started the topic by dissecting a flower and exploring the different parts. We placed the different parts on sugar paper and labelled them. 

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Reading Rocks - Harley 13.11.17

Today, I performed a rap to the rest of my class about reading. The class loved my rap and I have now achieved my gold reading rocks award. A video of my rap is below. 

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Battle of Bosworth 04.12.2017

Today we re-enacted the Battle of Bosworth that happened on 22nd August 1485. Whilst we were in the classroom, we split into two houses. Half of us were in the House of Lancaster and the other half were in the House of York. This was lots of fun and we really enjoyed our lesson today!

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Autobiography Timeline - 08.01.2018

As part of our English topic, we are writing an autobiography. Today we have created our own timelines. We decided to include when we were born, our fondest memory from when we were in the Infant School, our fondest memory from Newhall Community Junior School and what we would like to be when we grow up. Some of our memories were really funny! Here are some pictures from our lesson today.

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Investigating the properties of materials - 08.01.2018

To start off our science topic, we discussed the different properties of materials that Miss Vickers gave to us. We then investigated the properties of each material that we were given. We had a piece of wood, some cotton wool, a metal ruler, a cloth and some kitchen roll. The pictures of our experiment are below. 

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Boat Experts - 09.01.2018

This half term, our topic is all about boats and this afternoon we became boat experts. We were asked by a client to find a boat that would be able to transport 300 people and valuable artwork across the Atlantic Ocean. We used laptops to research which boat would be best and then justified our choices. Some of us were weather experts and explained about a terrible storm that would happen. This meant that some of us had to use our boat expertise to think of a new boat to build. We had a lot of fun and there are some pictures of our learning below. 

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Testing Filters - 16.01.2018

In science, we have been looking at the properties of different materials. Today we were looking at how we could separate a mixture of sand and water. We were given different materials that we could use as a filter. The materials that we used were cloth, kitchen roll, crepe paper and filter paper. After conducting this messy experiment, we found that the best filter was the yellow cloth. The pictures of our afternoon are below. 

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Building our boats (part 1) - 29.01.2018

Today, we have started to build our boats using a variety of different materials. Some of us used bottles and boxes while others used wood and sticks. We used saws to cut the wood and Miss Vickers used the glue gun to help us make our boats. We had a really fun afternoon today and we cannot wait to finish them off next week! We have included pictures of our work below. 

Visual Literacy - 08.02.2018

Today we started our new English topic by watching the Mumford and Sons video for their song Lover of the Light. The main character in the video is blind and we had a chance to experience what his life might be like, using everyday objects and blindfolds. We had to describe the objects that were inside a bag using our senses. It was hard for us to not write down what we saw when the object came out of the bag! Here are some pictures of our lesson.

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William Allitt Languages Day - 13.02.2018

Today, we went to the William Allitt and were immersed into four different languages; German, Portuguese, Japanese and Spanish. We started our day off with Japanese culture where we learnt a few phrases, made origami Samurai hats and used chopsticks to pick up sweets. After break, we were following a Spanish recipe to create a lovely tortilla. Once we had finished eating, we went into the Dance studio where we were were learning Portuguese and some basic Capoeira moves. We finished our day in a German lesson where we learned how to say what pets we had in the language. We all had a brilliant day and we have learned a lot of new things. Thank you to the staff and student helpers from the William Allitt. 

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