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Year 5

1/2 Term Viking project due in Thursday the 1st of November 2018

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This month's Global Goal is 'Peace and Justice Month'.

 

We celebrate this goal by looking at significant people around the world in our past and present whom have been role models and have promoted equality. 

 

We were very privileged to have met a motivational speaker named 'Siya Twani' who came in and took our school assembly at the start of the month. He spoke to the children about the meaning of equality and the importance of acceptance and respect to others. He shared events from history which shows why Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King are role models.

  

Here are stories which show racial and social class equality. You can share these stories with your child/children to help their understanding of peace and equality; to start discussions on fairness; to discuss how we can help others today (Harvest Festival);

  • https://www.bbc.com/teach/class-clips-video/whats-fair/zh98qp3
  • https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=martin+luther+king+for+kids&&view=detail&list=xcN0DsMXaQ9OJA&FORM=VRPPLA
  • https://www.bbc.com/teach/class-clips-video/true-stories-rosa-parks/z7rtvk7
  • https://www.bbc.com/teach/class-clips-video/true-stories-thomas-barnardo/zky7pg8
  • https://www.bbc.com/teach/class-clips-video/true-stories-harriet-tubman/zbh8mfr
  • https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/16690175

 

Ask the following questions;

How can you bring love and peace to your circle of friends and family? 

How can we promote peace and respect in our school and local community? 

 

Kind regards

 

Mrs Abdi (Humanities Lead) and Mrs Adem (Unicef Rights Respecting Lead)

 

Zane reads his performance poem "Just don't".

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Rhea shows her steel pan skills in Speaker's Corner

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5L in their teamwork workshop with Miss Harris

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Parker's mum came in to give us a fun teamwork workshop. Thanks Miss Harris!

5L do the NSPCC fitness challenge.

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5L really earned their NSPCC sponsorship money with a gruelling circuit involving press ups, burpees, mountain climbers, sit ups, star jumps, knee ups and windmills. It was exhausting just watching them!

Scissor step type things!

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Press ups - impressive!

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Burpees - wow!

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Full marks 5T as they achieve their 1st swimming award

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Performance Poetry

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In year 5 we have been learning how to perform poetry, In these performances we used poems written by other poets.
Here is Zeynepsu's performance.

Performance Poetry

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Here is Rahal's performance

Performance Poetry

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Here is Joseph, Theo, Fabien and Oscar performing their poem

Homework due Tuesday 16th of October 2018

Spellings week 6

Head Teachers Award - 3 pupils received a Head Teachers Award today for making excellent progress in literacy and history. Well done to Theo, Oscar and Sho.

Head Teachers Award - 3 pupils received a Head Teachers Award today for making excellent progress in literacy and history. Well done to Theo, Oscar and Sho.  1
Head Teachers Award - 3 pupils received a Head Teachers Award today for making excellent progress in literacy and history. Well done to Theo, Oscar and Sho.  2
Head Teachers Award - 3 pupils received a Head Teachers Award today for making excellent progress in literacy and history. Well done to Theo, Oscar and Sho.  3

Head Teachers Award - several pupils received a Head Teachers Award for being excellent Buddies to the new reception children this week, well done to Elizabeth, Grace, Max and Rahal.

Head Teachers Award - several pupils received a Head Teachers Award for being excellent Buddies to the new reception children this week, well done to Elizabeth, Grace, Max and Rahal. 1
Head Teachers Award - several pupils received a Head Teachers Award for being excellent Buddies to the new reception children this week, well done to Elizabeth, Grace, Max and Rahal. 2
Head Teachers Award - several pupils received a Head Teachers Award for being excellent Buddies to the new reception children this week, well done to Elizabeth, Grace, Max and Rahal. 3

Year 5 took their learning further and built a variety of simple machines using K'NEX Education deepening their understanding of how pulleys, levers and gears work in simple machines

Spellings tested on Monday the 8th of October 2018-Homophones

LEGOLAND - Year 5 enjoyed a fabulous day at LEGOLAND learning about the science behind pulley, gears and levers. Then we all had an opportunity to experience how the rides at LEGOLAND use these mechanisms to operate the rides.

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Years 5 and 6 took part in a NSPCC workshop this afternoon. It was an opportunity for us to learn more about the NSPCC's work and how Childline can help us if we need it. We discussed different scenarios and how we would handle them if they happened to us or our friends. Below are some photos of us taking part.

LEGOLAND trip Monday the 24th of September 2018

 

  • Normal drop off time in the morning
  • Healthy packed lunch and drink in a disposable plastic bag
  • Children  wear full school uniform 
  • Weather is dry but cool (light coat)
  • Children to wear comfortable shoes or trainers
  • Pick up time 4:15 at school

Spellings: Silent letters 17/9/18

Y5 see the Science Museum's "Feel the Force" show

On Tuesday we walked to Palmers Green High School for Girls, who were hosting a science show organised by the science museum. It was great to learn more about this term's topic, forces, in a fun and engaging way. 

 

The show's presenter, Ted, was really funny and did some great experiments to show forces at work, including pretending to be a helicopter (!), firing a water bottle rocket into the ceiling with a toy frog attached (!!), and doing an amazing trick (see video) involving three raw eggs and the forces of friction and gravity.

 

 

Feel the Force

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Y5 and Y6 Shakespeare Workshop - Twelfth Night

Last Thursday the children enjoyed a fabulous afternoon of Shakespearian comedy. They had a wonderful time and discovered that even though Shakespeare wrote his plays over 500 years ago, they are still great fun to watch.

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Hi - and welcome to Y5. We hope your children have settled in and are looking forward to the amazing topics and trips we have lined up for this year. If you'd like to discuss any matters, please come and see us.

Mrs Torres and Mr Lurie

Year 5 curriculum news letter Autumn 1 2018

Spellings test 17/9/18

Homework due Tuesday the 18th of September 2018

Meet the teacher powerpoint

The Walker Space Agency launches its inaugural flight!

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In Science this week, we launched a water rocket to help us consider the forces that can act on an object. Just as the early space programmes sent up animals to avoid harm to humans, Mr Lurie was volunteered to assist the blast off, thus preventing any potential injury to the children or Mrs Torres.
Next stop Mars!
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