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Gerbil Handling

We spent some time learning how to handle 'Little G' correctly, carefully and considerately. 

ATTENDANCE WINNERS!

Thank you for your support in helping us to win the 'Attendance Award' for week commencing 05.11.18!

We are loving having 'Little G' in our classroom - look how much he enjoys a selfie!

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Anti-bullying Week 2018 - Random Acts of Kindness

This year's theme for Anti-Bullying Week is: CHOOSE RESPECT! Year 5's mini-theme is: 'Random Acts of Kindness'. In Circle Time, we shared a thought-provoking story called, 'The Sunflower Sword'. This inspired us to reflect on how small kindnesses can make a BIG difference. Our challenge for the week (and the future!) is to carry out as many kind acts as we possibly can (at school, home and in the wider community), and see what a difference we can make. We wonder if you'll notice anything at home? If so, please encourage your child to write down their random acts of kindness, and bring them in to fill up our class 'Kindness Bucket' by the end of the week!

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Library Session

What better way to spend a lesson than cosied up on the snuggly rugs in our beautiful library? We used the iPads, and a huge range of information books, to expand our knowledge in response to key questions linked to our topic. Ask us what we found out - we are now qualified EGYPT EXPERTS!

Invasion!

 

This half term we are learning the skills needed for Invasion Games. Today, we practised aiming and throwing accurately to land a beanbag on a very small target! Next, we worked as a team; testing our sending and receiving skills using both underarm and overarm techniques. Finally, we played a game using a bean bag and a hoop that required excellent teamwork, spatial awareness and all of the above skills. We like to call it Quidditch!

Remembrance Day 2018 - Land, Sea and Skies

 

To mark the WW1 centenary, we took part in a whole-school themed day. Year 5 were tasked with creating a piece of artwork that incorporated our sketching skills, along the theme of 'Land, Sea and Skies'. The first part of the morning was spent learning about battle in the Great War, and how soldiers, ships, planes, tanks, boats and animals all contributed.

We then used a variety of techniques to create a multimedia piece of artwork. This incorporated a colourful wash background, carefully cut silhouettes, ICT images and beautifully sketched bi-planes. We proudly showcased them during an assembly at the end of the day, where each class presented their day's learning.

 

Please check back again next week to see some finished examples of our work! 

Art: Draw like an Egyptian!

 

The first week of our Autumn 2 topic began with a fantastic Art session where we sketched Egyptian people (on quite a large scale!). We explored the different Egyptian gods, and noticed that the chest and head of a god (or any Egyptian person) is drawn as if looking at them from the front. The hips, legs and head of the figure are drawn as if looking at them from the side. This style is unique to artwork of the Ancient Egyptians, and so we made this the focus of our work. We worked hard to ensure that our figures were correctly proportioned too. We look forward to painting them next week!

Investigation: Phases of the Moon

 

Can we use biscuits to recreate the Moon phases - YES we can!

We worked in groups to recreate the way the Moon orbits the Earth which - in turn - orbits the Sun. We used different sized balls, torches, and the darkness underneath tables to explore how the Moon appears to change shape dependent on its orbital position. We then used this knowledge to correctly order our carefully sculpted Oreo cookies. Look at the moon over the next few weeks, discuss which phase it is in, and see if you can watch its progression through the lunar month (29.5 days).

Today, (24.09.18) Mr Morton (and his Planetarium) visited the school hall to teach us even more about Space. From the moment we crawled inside, we were transported into Outer Space for an immersive learning experience. We huddled together under a starry night sky, as Mr Morton introduced us to the constellations; we witnessed life on a space station, and learnt what the various planets within our solar system consist of. This memorable experience also provided the perfect springboard for our English work later on; during which we discovered the imaginary planet 'Pandora', and learnt to create expanded noun phrases to help us to describe what we saw there! Today was most definitely 'OUT OF THIS WORLD'!

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Learning to Learn Day

Throughout the day, we moved around classes to refine our Learning to Learn Skills: Conduct, Communication, Thirst for Learning, Perseverance and Resilience, Co-operation, Independence and Respect.

 

Here we are putting our CO-OPERATION skills to the test... 

On Thursday 20th September, Year 5 were lucky enough to receive some coaching by MTFC. Our class had had a brilliant morning trying out and and perfecting new skills. Everyone took part with a huge smile on their face, and demonstrated the qualities of teamwork and perseverance throughout. We know you'll love these shots of them in action!

Caythorpe PGL - An energetic, adventurous and action-packed beginning to Year 5!

Sneak a peek at what we got up to on our first adventure of the year. We really pushed ourselves to the limit, and achieved more than we ever believed possible!

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