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Spanish Fun!

Year 5 had a fabulous two days of Spanish before they finished for the May half term holiday.  They investigated Mexico, the largest Spanish speaking country in the world, and created Mexican flags, Maracas and some beautifully coloured "Day of the Dead" masks.  They enjoyed learning Flamenco moves, playing their favourite game Policia, Policia and, a big favourite, making delicious Guacamole!  Thank you Senora Buckley!

Smoothie Makers in Year 5!

When our new caterers, Mellors, asked for volunteers to make smoothies, Year 5 jumped at the chance!  Everyone had a go on the Smoothie Bicycle to create delicious fruit smoothies; they also enjoyed sampling them afterwards!   Mrs Blomeley  

Fabulous Friday - Flying Kites !

To celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Year 5 made kites in class.  The real fun though was getting to fly them on the field with the rest of the school! What a fantastic time we all had!

Keeping Fit in Year 5 - running the Daily Mile and Parkour!

Last week Year 5 were able to try out a new sport called Parkour!  Everyone enjoyed the activities which included jumping from different heights, balancing on pipes, rolling down slopes and generally keeping moving the whole time!  It was exhausting but so much fun; the coaches said we were all amazing!  We also began the Daily Mile Challenge  - twenty laps of the playground each day!   In just one week we have improved our time and each day we are aiming to beat our personal bests.         Keep up the great work Year 5!  

Learning Leaders teach teeth!

Following the fascinating find of a sheep's skull during the Easter holidays, some children from Year 5 shared this amazing example with Year 3 to support their learning on teeth  The Year 5 Learning Leaders asked questions to their younger school friends who were able to inspect (first hand) a real example of molars that belonged to this plant eating herbivore. Great job!  Mrs Blomeley

Kensuke's Kingdom - Year 5's dilemma!

A mysterious parcel arrived containing, amongst other things, a faded football, a variety of shells and pebbles, a cryptic message in a bottle and a letter from “Michael” asking for advice.  Year 5 have already discovered that the story is none other than Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom and they are waiting for the story to unfold to identify the contents of the box  .....   Mrs Blomeley

"Marbellous" Marble Run!

What a fantastic time everybody had at our family activity this week!  Staff and children are still talking about the fun they had in their attempts to make the most creative marble run. Quotes fom the childen included "It was a lot of trial and error but worth it in the end!"  "My favourite part was building the different components!"  "I thought today was awesome because everyone worked as a team with a smile."  Mrs Anson, our expert scientist, reported "My group showed great determination and ingenuity.

World Book Day - Readathon!

We had a fantastic time reading yesterday to celebrate World Book Day!  As always, a great effort was made by the children to dress up as their favourite book characters.  These included Where's Wally?, The Demon Dentist, Gangsta Granny and Horrid Henry together with Alex Rider, Mr Stink and The Astounding Broccoli Boy!  Year 5 loved the opportunity of reading in our transformed, cosy hall with the parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles and lunchtime supervisors who volunteered their time to join us.  The Readathon was a great success!  Thank you everyone!  Mrs Blomeley

Homework Houses - Anglo-Saxon style!

Year 5 have excelled themselves with their latest homework project - to build a model Anglo-Saxon house.  Using the knowledge they have learnt so far about this period in history, every child has recreated a typical dwelling for an ordinary Anglo-Saxon using natural materials.  The results are fantastic; the children (with a little help from their parents!) have clearly enjoyed this task.  Their next step is to create Anglo-Saxon settlements where the houses will be displayed. Mrs Blomeley.

Stars, Solar System and Aliens in Year 5!

To complete their science topic on the Earth and the Solar System,  Year 5 were treated to an informative and exciting presentation from a visitor to the school last week.  Mr Graham Schofield, who is an astronomy expert and enthusiast,  brought along his telescopes for the class to look at.  He also hosted a question and answer session about the mysteries of our Solar System and beyond!  Mr Schofield was extremely impressed by Year 5's knowledge and their sensible enquiries.  They discussed whether there is life on other planets and, if so, what these aliens might look like!  As you will s