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5L go to the Enfield Singing Festival

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Here's a video from 5L's trip to St Monica's as part of the Enfield Singing Festival. It was a fantastic experience and the kids sang wonderfully, as you can hear. Well done 5L!

17.07.19 Homework For The Summer Holidays

Maths test topics

 

  • Adding and subtraction#
  • Multiplication and division
  • Multiples and factors (including common factors)
  • Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000
  • Ordering and comparing fractions
  • Converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers
  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Converting between % decimals and fractions
  • % of numbers and amounts
  • Putting numbers in order of size
  • Analysing line graphs and tables
  • Scaling  and other reasoning problems 

Homework due Friday the 12th of July 2019

Spelling due Monday the 1st of June 2019 & resit Wednesday the 3rd of June

A cosy camp fire and a sing along

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Just arrived 5T

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Having a blast! We love the outdoors. The rain is clearing and we will be doing more activities before heading home later. 

The camp

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The children have arrived safely at Tolmers and look forward to camping later.

Thank you

Tolmers weather update

 

Tomorrow will start off dry into tea time. Unfortunately from 6pm tomorrow there is a greater risk of rain showers some becoming heavy overnight. It is very likely we will have a damp start on Tuesday morning with some thundery showers. 

 

Some activities are under cover and will continue as normal, in the event of rain during uncovered activities children will be escorted to our cabin attached to where we are camping until clear weather returns. 

 

I would strongly advise all children pack a water proof jacket and wellingtons or robust shoes.

 

We will be in constant contact with the school and all staff attending have been briefed with a weather update. At no point will we let the weather stop us having a great experience at Tolmers.

 

Regards

Mrs Torres

 

 

International Day!

 

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Friday 28th June, is our 'International Day'! This is a non-uniform day to celebrate our cultures and nationalities. Please come in dressed to represent a country your family is from, or a country you were born in, or a country you have been to. 

 

Objective:

  • To discover where we are from and where we have been, becoming aware of how global our world is. 

  • To use the day to celebrate one another and consolidate 'British Values'

 

Monday 24 of June Tolmers camping.

Group leader: Mrs Torres/Mr Lurie

Mrs Andreou, Mrs Greenway and Mrs Nicolaou

 

Tolmers Scouts Activity Center

Tolmers Rd

Cuffley

EN6 4JS

https://www.tolmers.org.uk

I will post a weather update on Sunday.

 

All children need  to arrive by 8:50 in non uniform ready for camp.

Children to go to class and will be directed to Mr Lurie  where luggage will be checked in at awaiting van outside class room.

Children to go back to class and wait.

We will be leaving immediately after registration.

We will then walk to Palmers Green rail station and catch a train to Cuffley station.

On arrival children will walk up to the camp and start the day.

 

 

Tuesday the 25th of June return from Tolmers.

 

ANY CHILD BEING PICKED UP MUST BE PICKED UP AT TOLMERS BY 1:00 pm on TUESDAY.

 

We will proceed to Cuffley Station at 1:00 and plan to be back at school by 3:15pm.

Secondary Transfer Presentation to Parents June 2019

Spellings due Monday the 17th of June

Homework due Monday the 10th of June 2019 Summary spellings document

Half-term holiday homework

For this homework, we'd like you to read a book or finish the one you're reading and then prepare a short presentation to make to your class about it in the first week back. Make sure you have yours ready on June 3rd - we'll choose the speakers at random.

 

Give a summary of the story, talk about what you enjoyed most, explain what you like about the author's style, suggest an alternative ending or how you would improve the book, tell the class what words or phrases you magpied, say how you would make it look if it was turned into a play or film, or anything else that you think the class would be interested in - it's up to you.

 

  • The presentation should be between 1-2 minutes long and you can use notes to help you.
  • Group the ideas and try to link them where possible.
  • Explain which section you're going to talk about - eg  The plot/My favourite part/The ending.
  • No powerpoints - just you talking!

 

Have fun reading and have a great break.

Mr Lurie and Mrs Torres

Maths  - Summer 1  - test revision

Here are the topics for next week's test - on the 21st.

Homework due Tuesday the 14th of May 2019

Y5 Curriculum Newsletter - Summer

Trip to Warner brothers Studio Tour
If you haven't heard already, we all had a fantastic time at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour. The children and adults really enjoyed seeing the Great Hall and other sets, the costumes, the amazing special effects, the robots and models used in the films and lots of other fascinating exhibits. We could have spent a whole day there!

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Warner Bros Studios Monday the 29th of April 2019

 

We will be leaving the school at 10 am and planning to return by 4:15 by the school gates. Children will be brought into the school grounds for collection. 

Week 1 spellings

Maths Test Wednesday the 3rd of April revision list

Spellings and homework due Tuesday March the 26th 2019

Homework due Tuesday the 5th of March

week 1 spellings

Art and Design Competition (optional)

Fourth Plinth Schools Award 2019

Moon Base February 1/2 Term Project due in 26/2/10

Homework due Tuesday the 5th of February 2019

Spellings week 4

Disney Day 5L style!

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Phew - we've made it! It's been a long autumn term and we're all ready for a well-deserved break. The children have been working very hard and have produced some excellent work as well as having a lot of fun.

 

In 5L we've had great speaker's corner presentations from Parker about his favourite football players, Anika about the film Back to the Future, Maya A about Aboriginal Art and Lefteris about his hobbies. What an amazing variety of topics - and all of them extremely well-researched and presented.

 

In DT we've been creating a Viking-style tapestry. Each child had to create a scene from a Viking myth. There's not enough space to show all of them, but I've put photos of three particularly impressive ones below.

 

In our literacy we re-wrote the ending of the Alfred Noyes poem, the Highwayman, but to begin with we acted out the play and discussed the characters, their appearance and personalities and analysed the text for figurative language and poetic devices. Everyone's final piece of written work was very good but special mention should go to Mirsab and Eliz for their versions, which, I'm sure, Alfred Noyes himself would have been proud of.

 

Of course, I have to mention the brilliant, fun day that was Disney Day! It was fantastic to see the team effort that went into the 101 Dalmatians theme. Well done everyone!

 

That's all for now. Have a great Christmas and New year!

Maya E's DT work - Cornarr the phoenix in his cage

Maya E's DT work - Cornarr the phoenix in his cage 1

Jack's DT work - Cornarr the phoenix getting ready for take-off

Jack's DT work - Cornarr the phoenix getting ready for take-off 1

Lincoln's DT work - a phoenix-eye view of the cottage in the woods

Lincoln's DT work - a phoenix-eye view of the cottage in the woods 1

The Highwayman - a 5L version

The Highwayman - a 5L version 1

Y5 Christmas homework - Rivers (to support our new geography topic starting in January).

Enfield Mayor's Award for Visual Arts
For pupils interested in taking part in the Mayor's Award for Visual Arts, please see the information and judging criteria below and if you have any further questions, Ms McAnuff or Mrs Nicolau will be happy to assist.

Maths Test - Monday 17/12/18


The maths test will cover the following material:

  • Writing numbers up to 6 digits using digits or words.
  • Counting forwards and backwards from a number in steps of 10,100,1000.
  • Ordering numbers (place value)
  • Counting forwards and backwards through zero.
  • Finding equivalent fractions.
  • Ordering fractions.
  • Writing fractions as decimals and vice versa.
  • Writing decimals as percentages.
  • Rounding to the nearest 1 and the nearest whole number.
  • Finding fractions/percentages of numbers/amounts.
  • Calculating how long something takes.
  • Using timetables to find information and make calculations.
  • Reading a line graph.

Homework due Tuesday the 11th of December 2018

5L Vikings getting ready to attack a monastery.

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We had a great time on Viking Day, despite the cancellation of the workshop. We told Viking stories, did some Viking art and went on a dangerous Viking raid in PE.

 

This week we also had two excellent Speaker's Corner presentations: Anika wowed us with her knowledge of the Back to the Future films and her excellent powerpoint creation skills; Emilia also produced a fantastic powerpoint about Ballroom and Latin dancing and then showed us some videos of children doing dance moves that could teach the Strictly lot a thing or two.

 

 

Viking day Monday

 

Children are allowed to dress up on Monday for Viking day. We have asked children to dress up in simple viking costumes by adapting what they have already have at home, with  a personal touch of viking design using their imagination.

 

They can come dressed already in their viking costumes on Monday morning.

 

Regards Year 5T & 5L

Homework due for Tuesday the 13th of November 2018

5L's performance poetry slam. Eva performs her winning entry.

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5L had a great time creating and performing poetry using techniques we'd learned from a range of poets.The standard was very high and our panel of Y6 judges had a hard time deciding on the best entrant. Everyone deserves a pat on the back for all their energy and enthusiasm - not to mention excellent poetry and performance skills. Here are the excellent runners-up........

No - I Made a Mistake! - by David

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Happy Birthday to Me - by Maya E

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A Small Request - by Lorena

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My Life is So bad! - by Jack

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Homework Ideas - by Zane

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5L's breadmaking for DT

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Zoe demonstrates her impressive kneading skills!

Look at the delicious bread we made!

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Look at the delicious bread we made! 2
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Look at the delicious bread we made! 4

5L investigate what factors affect air resistance.

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Daphne's great speaker's corner on playing the violin.

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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.

26.09.18

 

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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