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Welcome to the 5TW Class Page!

Here you will find lots of information and photographs of what our class has been up to!

The website will be updated fortnightly.

 

Please note that during the Autumn Term, PE wil take place on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their PE kit with them on these days. It is school policy for the children to keep PE kits in school for the whole half term as timetables can change occasionally.

Tuesday 17th December

 

Today we have been doing Topic and focusing on art again; this time aboriginal!

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Monday 16th December

 

Today is Christmas jumper day!

 

Mr Whitehead has been on a maths course recently and as homework he has been trialing some maths games in the class. The games focused on addition and subtraction but also required us to do some problem solving and work strategically! We had such fun!

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Thursday 12th December

 

With the Christmas fair on Monday, today we have been doing Christmas crafts which we can sell at the Christmas fair.

Just like Santa’s little Elves, we have been hard at work creating Christmas Tree decorations to sell at the fair!

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Monday 2nd December

 

Today we have been looking at Pop Art and the work of Andy Warhol. We used the computer to print out our own and coloured them in his signature style!

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Thursday 28th November

 

Today we have been thinking about the planets and their relative sizes. We made planets out of plastercine and tried to make them as accurate as possible!

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Monday 25th November

 

Today we have been looking at Captain Robert Falcon Scott in Topic and created fact file posters about him and his expedition. They turned out amazingly and we worked so hard on them this lesson. Every group worked really well as a team and Mr Whitehead was really proud!

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Wednesday 20th November

 

Today we have been looking at Tesselations in Computing. First we searched the school to find examples of tesselations before we treated our own on the computers!

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Monday 18th November

 

Today we have been looking at realism and impressionism as part of our Topic. We stuck half of this famous Monet painting into our books and completed the second half in his style of painting.

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Thursday 14th November

 

Today in Science, we have been learning about how our Solar System is arranged. We looked at all the previous theories of geocentricism and heliocentrism. We used SeeSaw to record a brief explanation of the planetary models. Can you remember which we currently believe?

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Tuesday 13th November

 

This week is Anti-bullying week. Today we have been doing role plays to get us thinking about how bullying affects people and what we can do to help those who are being bullied. We are going to vote for our favourite to show in assembly on Friday! 

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Wednesday 6th November

 

Today we have been getting festive! This afternoon, we have been making our Christmas Cards! If you would like to purchase your children’s card, please fill in the form and get your child to bring the form and their design back to school by 11th November.

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Tuesday 5th November

 

This morning we have been to Wellington Secondary School to take part in their apprentice challenge. We had to build various products to sell and buy parts to build more in order to maximise our profit. We had to work hard on our strategy and show good teamwork skills and it turns out we have a few entrepreneurial spirits in our midst!

Monday 4th November

 

Today we have been learning all about the planets in our new science topic, Earth and Space.

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Monday 4th November

 

Today we have been learning the alphabet in French and learning all about accented letters. We recorded ourselves having short French conversations. We asked each other our names and the how to spell our names. Tres bien!

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Wednesday 30th October

 

We have had an amazing day today for music day! As it is also Black History month, we have spent today looking at famous black people, from singers, to activists to presidents!

 

This afternoon we had a workshop with a Gospel choir and learnt some singing techniques. It was so uplifting and we loved it!

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Thursday 17th October

 

It’s building day! We learnt how to safely use craft knives and glue guns and came out with some great products!

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Wednesday 16th October

 

This afternoon, year 5 have all been together in the hall to design products for our first, half-termly STEAM project. This half term we are focusing on global goals and particularly reusing household materials that are not recyclable and turning them into new products with a different function. We had some great designs, bring on the making tomorrow!

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Thursday 10th October

 

Today we have been investigating the affects of friction of friction. We used a Newton meter to slowly drag a shoe across a variety of surface.

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Wednesday 9th October

 

This week the whole school has been to St Peter’s church in Hale to learn about Harvest. We had a great time! We learnt about baking bread, made thumb pots, learnt to knit, planted spinach and even pressed our own apple juice! Delicious!

Wednesday 2nd October

 

This afternoon we have been looking at water resistance in science. We designed boats that were streamlined so that we could race them across water. Unfortunately, most of our boats sunk! We took this is our stride and learnt a valuable lesson about buoyancy and surface area.

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Wednesday 2nd October

 

Today the whole of year 5 went to visit the local Mosque. We learnt all about the religion of Islam and how Muslims worship and even learnt to write our names in Arabic​​​​​.​​

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Wednesday 25th September

 

Today in Topic we have learnt about the traditional method of weaving Kente cloth used in Ghana and have had a go at our own weaving!

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Monday 23rd September

 

We have been extremely lucky to have a Lego robotics workshop today! First we built our robots, then we learnt how to code them so that they would move around the room. They had an infrared sensor which we coded so that the robot would turn if it got to close to something. How cool!

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Thursday 19th  September

 

Today we have been looking at long distance communication again. This time, morse code. It was much easier than the semaphore!

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Wednesday 18th September

 

This afternoon we have been doing science. We made parachutes to help us understand how air resistance works.

Monday 16th September

 

We’ve been looking at the artwork of Ancient Benin. It turns out that we have some seriously talented artists in our class!

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Thursday 12th September

 

This morning, we have been performing again! We have been looking at the poem Talking Turkeys by Benjamin Zephaniah and we took it in turns to perform a verse in pairs.

 

This afternoon we have been learning about semaphore in computing. We tried to send messages across the playground, but it was veery difficult to decipher!

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Wednesday 11th September

 

Today we have been tackling the confusing subject of Weight and Mass! We learnt how mass remains constant, but that weight changes based on gravitational pull! We measured the weight and mass of lost of different classroom items!

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Friday 6th September

 

Guess what!? We’ve been dancing again! This time in music to the sound of Living on a Prayer!

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Wednesday 4th September

 

It’s our first day back and we have been getting to know one another all day. This afternoon we had a good workout with imoves!

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