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Christmas at St Paul's Church

 

We had the opportunity to enhance our religious education this half term by visiting our local church - St Paul's. We had the opportunity to listen to the Christmas Story, make stained glass windows and do some Christmas crafts. 

The Solar System

 

Year 5 have been learning about Space and the Solar System this half term. We collaborated to make the Solar System in different ways; biscuits, split pins and papier mache

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Fantasy Stories

 

To immerse ourselves in our new text type (Fantasy Stories) we became one of the characters from our shared story. We wrote a letter to a friend to tell them about a tiny being. Here are two of our letter:

Ummeh (Horowitz)

Hamza (Pullman)

Spelling in Year 5

 

Thank you to all the parents who were able to join us for our Year 5 Spelling Workshop. Here are some of the ideas we shared with children and parents to help with spelling at home;

  • Spelling steps (Build a word)
  • Type it (Type the words in different fonts, sizes, colours etc)
  • Spelling Puzzle (Write the weekly spelling then cut them out randomly. The puzzle is to put them back together!)
  • Tic Tac Toe (Nought and crosses but with words!)

 

Have a look at the pictures to get some ideas too!

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Sun and Moon Poems

 

Year 5 have been using figurative language to create metaphor poems about the Sun and the Moon. Here are some of our poems, we hope you enjoy them!

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Sana - Sun and Moon Poem (Horowitz)

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Farhaan - Sun and Moon Poem (Horowitz)

Tim Peake's Space Shuttle

 

Year 5 went exploring around the Science and Media Museum. We found Tim Peake's Space Shuttle. It was amazing! We learned about the solar system and the planets. We also had the opportunity to explore the Wonderlab and watch the new IMAX film about the International Space Station. 

Music in Year 5

 

This half term Year 5 have been learning 'Don't stop believing' by Journey. We began to understand the different types of music and the background and culture the song. We collaborated to learn the verses. We discussed different music techniques within the song such as pitch and tempo.

 

We developed into musicians to play the glockenspiel to the pulse of the music. We played different notes (F, G, A and Bb). We loved learning the song and look forward to performing it for another class.

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Harvest Poem

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Year 5 have been learning a performance poem about the Harvest Festival.

 

Ancient Egyptians

 

As part of our topic this half term we went to explore the Leeds City Museum. We went on an Egyptian workshop where we were able to learn about the mummification process and well as make amulets. We found out lots about the Ancient Egyptians!

 

Walk like an Egyptian!

 

In our PE lesson we have been learning how to dance like an Egyptian! 

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Walk Like an Egyptian!

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