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Tuesday 26th February

Adding and subtracting fractions using the area and bar model

 

In Miss Richardson’s maths class we have been adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. This can be quite tricky sometimes, so we have been looking at different ways to make this task easier! We realised that drawing the bar or area model can sometimes be very helpful to work this out. These two models only work however, if the two denominators are multiples of a common denominator.

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Tuesday 5th February

What did Jesus teach about being generous and being greedy?

 

In RE we’ve been learning all about the teachings of Jesus. Today we watched a video about a widow who offers the little money she owns to charity. We then reinacted the video ourselves in front of the class.

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Friday 1st February

It's Music Time!

 

Here we are looking a little bit crazy! Fear not! We are warming up ready to hit those high notes in music! Miss Richardson thinks we’ve got the X-Factor 🎼❌😄

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Thursday 31st January 2019

Designing Our Own Floodlights

 

A local football team asked if 5NR could design some floodlights for their football pitch. The lights weren’t bright enough and the footballers couldn’t see the ball properly! We had to design a circuit, using different metal conductors, to see what material would make our bulbs shine the brightest. We all had to come to the front and present our findings. The football team were most impressed!

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Wednesday 30th January

Let It Snow!

 

Today we all woke up to a winter wonderland! How could we not have a play?! Take a look at some of our snazzy snow sculptures! ☃️❄️

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Friday 21st December

What Love Means To Us

 

In RE we came up with our own poems and posters to represent ‘what love means to us’. We had to think about questions such as: what is love? What difference does love make? How do people show love to their friends? How do people show love to the wider world? ❤️

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Monday 10th December

Jodrell Bank

 

We’ve had a fabulous time at Jodrell Bank today! Although we are already space experts, we managed to find out even more interesting facts and information about space! We got to have a go at the whispering dishes, force activities outside, see what happens when there is a black hole, look at the constellations, take part in some fascinating experiments and much more! 

 

Our behaviour our was excellent and Miss Richardson was very proud of us. We’d also like to say a huge thank you to all the parents who were able to help out! 😊

Thursday 7th December

Accurate Planet Sizes

 

Today we had to estimate how big we thought the planets would be (not to scale) using our plastercine. We then had a look at the actual diameters of the planets and had to use our maths skills to figure out how to make our original planets more accurate! We were very shocked at how big some of the planets were compared to the others!

 

 

Friday 16th November

Children In Need

 

Thank you for all of your generous donations! Here we are in our spots and stripes 😊

Monday 12th November

Anti-Bullying Week

 

This week has been anti-bullying week. The theme for this year has been ‘Choose Respect’. We have taken part in lots of different activities such as: looking at a poem, doing a comprehension, an exciting virtual reality workshop, wearing odd socks to raise money, painting our own ‘respect’ pictures and acting out different bullying scenarios and discussing how we would deal with these situations.

 

We’ve all worked really hard and Miss Richardson has been incredibly impressed with all of our hard work!

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Wednesday 31st October

Wellington Apprentice Challenge

 

This morning we went to Wellington School to take part in an apprentice challenge. We had to impress Lord Sugar and ensure we didn’t get fired! We had to make vehicles, bracelets and washing machines to then sell, in order for us to buy more equipment. 

 

We were able to put our fabulous team working skills into practise and earnt a lot of money for our team. It was incredibly challenging but super fun!

Tuesday 9th October

My Happy Mind

 

Every Tuesday we learn all about our brain and how to keep it healthy and happy. We’ve started learning all about ‘happy breathing’ and how this helps us in certain situations. 

 

We’re all really enjoy taking part and feel incredibly relaxed after it!

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Friday 5th October

Harvest Festival

 

A huge thank you to everyone who donated food and money!

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Thursday 4th October

Music Lesson

 

We are fortunate enough to have a specialist music teacher teach our music lessons (Mrs Dickinson). Today we were singing an African song whilst playing different musical instruments in time with the beat.

 

Miss Richardson was so impressed by our beautiful singing that she had to come into the hall to listen and take some snapshots of us in action! 🎼

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Thursday 27th September

Weaving

 

In Topic we are currently learning about The Kingdom of Benin. We have discovered that the people of Benin made many different kinds of art - one being weaving. We looked at the different colours and patterns certain people would weave and why they were used. 

 

Weaving was was definitely not an easy task, however, we got there in the end! We hope you enjoy looking at some of our fabulous masterpieces. Unfortunately, we won’t be taking any orders.... frown

 

Wednesday 26th September

Author Visit

 

This morning we were lucky enough to have an author visit our school (E.R Reilly) ! He told us lots of interesting information about how and why he became an author and he also read some snippets from his books. Some of us have been fortunate enough to buy signed a signed copy of his book(s). We can’t wait to read them! 

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Monday 24th September

Testing Air Resistance

 

In science we have been learning all about forces. Today we created our own parachutes with a bin bag, string, tape and a paper clip. We then dropped each parachute from the same height and timed how long it took to fall to the ground. We realised that the larger the surface area in the parachute, the greater the air resistance force. We all worked brilliantly in our groups and really enjoyed carrying out this experiment!

 

Thursday 13th September

Benjamin Zephaniah

 

This week we’ve been looking at a famous poet called Benjamin Zephaniah. We have worked really hard to create a presentation all about his life and how he became a poet.

 

 

 

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Wednesday 12th September

Meet the Teacher

 

It was lovely to meet everyone that attended tonight's meeting! Here is the PowerPoint for anyone who was unable to attend the session. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to ask.

 

Wednesday 5th September

Sending Messages

 

Today we’ve been learning about different ways to communicate. Here we are sending messages using semaphores. I think we’re glad we no longer have to communicate this way! frown

 

 

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