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Term 3

Week 4

We have been learning about Viking Sagas and writing setting descriptions about the unwelcoming place known as Jotunheim, land of the Frost Giants. We were then blessed with snow here in Caversham so we seized the opportunity to write about our experiences of a snow day in a positive way. Read about Josh's snow day below and notice all of the examples of imagery he has used!

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Week 1

Although we are not all in school due to lockdown, Year 5 have continued to produce some brilliant pieces of work. In RE we have been considering the Christmas story from different people's perspectives. Please read Lucas' version of Mary's diary entry. 

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Term 2

Week 1

We have hit the ground running this term and are off to a brilliant start. The children have shown great interest in our topic, 'Fight for your Rights'. We are starting off by learning about Apartheid, and the children have enjoyed our class book, 'Journey to Jo'Burg' by Beverley Naidoo, alongside a graphic novel called 'Lion of Africa'. In Science, they have started a new topic about Space. Mrs Houghton was very impressed by the enthusiasm they showed and knowledge they have!

Week 2

This week we spent lots of time remembering the soldiers of WW1. We analysed Wilfred Owen's poem 'The Sentry' and created a wreath which we then laid at the altar. In Music, we have been listening to jazz and learning to play different tunes on the glockenspiels. 

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Week 3

Year 5 joined in with World Toilet Day! We started off by discussing the water cycle, the many different ways we use water and then did our own experiment to see which materials break down in water. We discovered that whilst toilet paper breaks down brilliantly, blue towels and anti-bac wipes don't. We also joined in with a live Q&A with Thames Water and had some of our questions answered by experts. Did you know that we should only flush the 3Ps (pee, poo and paper). 

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Week 5

We have been busy with advent preparations this week! Please read a sorry prayer written by Angelica.

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Week 6

In the run up to Christmas, we have been learning festive tunes! Listen to Isabella and Mikaela's jingles. 

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Term 1

Week 4

This week we have started our class book, 'Rain Player', and have spent a long time discussing whether we would like to challenge the Mayan gods to a game of pok-a-tok. We also made Mayan glyphs and printed them so they look like ancient markings. In PE, the children practiced the different passes and put them into drills. Please remember your gum shields and shin pads every Tuesday so everyone can take part! Everyone in the class has showed off their superb rounding skills in Maths and because of their hard work, we had a class visitor. Thumper came to Year 5 for lots of cuddles! 

Week 5

In Maths, we started a new unit of addition and subtraction. We have been using concrete and pictorial resources before moving on to abstract methods to calculate the answers. We have finished our class book, Rain Player, and have continued to learn about Mayans. We have also played around with different sentence structures to add more information. 

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Week 7

Year 5 had a hockey tournament this week where they were able to show off all of the skills they have learnt this term. It was brilliant to see both the level of skill they have developed and the sportsmanship. Well done!

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