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  • The Borrowers Y5
    24
    Feb

    The Borrowers!

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    Our new class text this term is The Borrowers by Mary Norton. It features a family of tiny people who live secretly in the walls of an old English house and 'borrow' from the 'human beans' in order to survive. We have been getting creative and have started making our own borrowers hideouts!
  • 24
    Feb

    Welcome Back!

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    Welcome back to Term 4 everyone! I hope you have a lovely half term and feel rested and ready for this new term. PE days will stay on a Thursday but my PPA day has changed to Monday afternoons where the children will have Mrs. Foreman and will be beginning their art and DT projects of sewing!
  • 14
    Feb

    Maths

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    Using or work on coordinates and reflection this week, for an end of term task we played battleships and designed our own theme parks following a set criteria. Our superhero costumes must have given us a boost as some of us remained undefeated and amazing architects!
  • Life cycles
    12
    Feb

    Science

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    For science this week, we have been looking at life cycles. We were given the task of sorting pictures and terminology for various animals and plants; sunflowers, chimpanzees, dragonflies, ducks and butterflies. We learnt some interesting facts about ant colonies and their super organization! We then began to compare the differences in life cycles and find some similarities.
  • Geography map
    10
    Feb

    Geography - Climates

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    Today in Geography we looked at the varying climates around the world. We used our atlases to locate different countries and give reasons for this. We learnt about how the equator has an impact on the climate as well as global warming. We looked at how this contributes to some of the locations around the world changing and the effect that this is having on life there. We have compared that climates in countries like India and Greenland have very different climates to us here in the UK!
  • Religious Education
    07
    Feb

    Religious Education

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    Within our topic of Hinduism we have been researching, using the laptops, the Hindu Gods. We created our own powerpoint presentation to explain how some teachings and beliefs are shared in the religion. We also explored how this shapes the lives of the individuals and communities.
  • 07
    Feb

    Computing

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    Within our computing strand this week we have been learning about how to ensure our passwords are as safe as possible. We found that: - We should always update and change passwords regularly, especially if we think someone may know one - We should use a combination of letters, numbers and symbols - We should try and keep our passwords for various things different. We also had a whiz at taking an image, importing it onto 2Paint a Picture programme and editing this picture. We have had a lot of fun and some of us are destined models!
  • 04
    Feb

    Religious Education - Hinduism

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    Within our RE topic this term we have been looking into Hinduism. We have been learning how they celebrate their faith through their Gods representing different values. In particular, Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver) and Shiva (the destroyer). We have looked at the story of Ganesha and the symbols of strength and power. We even had a go at retelling this story using the laptops making an animated presentation!
  • 30
    Jan

    Careers

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    This week Year 5 have been looking into careers within society. Firstly, we had a list of jobs and collaboratively worked to order them from which professions we think contribute the most in society and provide reasons. Secondly, we had to match the average salaries to the jobs. Some of us were amazed at the salaries of footballers compared to nurses and doctors. Some great conversations were had that turned into a great debate!
  • 30
    Jan

    'Who Let The Gods out?'

    Posted by Miss L Bruford
    With this terms focus on ancient Greece we have been learning about the Gods and Goddesses and their legendary tales. We have been looking at their fashion, food and rules of the time. We have been reading Who Let the Gods Out in class and have been loving the twist and turns of the story. We are hoping Zeus comes back from retirement and saves the day!