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Hello from Mrs Sherras - Week 9!

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
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Hello from Mrs Murby - Week 9!

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Mrs Murby and her boys!

Hello from Mrs Sherras - Week 8 in lockdown!

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Purple Mash - VE Day

 

This weekend was the Bank Holiday where we celebrated 75 years after VE Day. Year 5 have been challenged to do some activities on Purple Mash linked to VE day. Here is some of the work that has already been handed in (Eshal - Horowitz and Amina - Pullman):

 

www.purplemash.com

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Hello from Mrs Murby - Week 8 in lockdown!

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Hello from Mrs Sherras - Week 7 in lockdown!

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The finished product this week from Mr and Mrs Sherras - baking!

 

Collaboration Challenge:

Collaborate to do something of your choice with your family (boards games, jigsaws, games, puzzles, baking, cooking etc).

 

Send what you have been doing to Mrs Sherras and Mrs Murby to: year5@miriamlord.bradford.sch.uk

 

Happy collaborating! 

Hello from Mrs Murby - Week 7 in lockdown!

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Resource:

 

The Oak Academy has daily lessons for all year groups and all subjects!

 https://www.thenational.academy/

Hello from Mrs Sherras!

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Hello from Mrs Murby!

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Here are some links to help you with your learning:

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

https://www.purplemash.com/#tab/pm-home

https://www.educationcity.com/ 

https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science

 

 

BBC Bitesize is brilliant - it has all subjects linked to what we have done in school:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

Science Day

 

Year 5 are learning about life cycles. We looked at different classifications of animals and their life cycles. As part of our Science day, we explored the human life cycle and carried out an investigation about reaction time in children (comparing boys and girls). Then we looked at the life cycle of a frog - we recreated on of the stages and made frogspawn slime!

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Buckden Residential

 

Some children from Year 5 went on a 4 day residential to Buckden House. We had an amazing week doing lots of activities such as high ropes, caving, walking, archery and ghyll scrambling. Here are some pictures of our adventures!

Deforestation

 

We have been learning about deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest. We looked at the pros (e.g. medicine, shampoo, and resources) and the cons (e.g. climate change, flooding, extinction, destruction of habitats and biodiversity).

 

We developed our understanding by doing an investigation at the Den. We created two hills - one which had no trees (deforested) and one with trees. When we poured water over them we saw how the soil was effected.

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Deforestation

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Police Visit

 

We have had two visits from a local police officer.

 

Our first visit was about 'Online Bullying'. She explained what it was, talked through how to notice it as well as how to prevent it and what to do if it happens. Our second visit was about 'Online Safety'. This sessions ensured we understood how to stay safe online; looking at age restrictions and the CEOP button. Hopefully we are all now more confident when online!  

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Amazon tribes

 

We became members of an Amazon tribe! We had an injured member who we had to get to safety, so we collaborated to make a stretcher. We needed food, so we persevered to make a fire. Then we got stuck in the vines and had to help each other get through the vines of the rainforest!

 

Here are some pictures of how we got on...

Success - we made a stretcher!

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Amazon setting dance

 

In Literacy, Year 5 are beginning to read 'Journey to the River Sea' by Eva Ibbotson. We have been studying the main character, Maia, and looking at her journey along the Amazon river. We absorbed ourselves in the setting by listening to sounds and watching clips of the Amazon to help us to understand the setting and atmosphere.

 

We collaborated to create a dance to represent what you would see in the Amazon (from the animals to the trees).

 

Here are some of our dances.

Green group

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Red group

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Air Resistance

 

Year 5 have been looking at forces during this half term - such as gravity, air resistance and water resistance. We conducted an investigation to see what effects how quickly something falls to the ground. We made parachutes of different sizes to investigate air resistance and surface area.

 

"The biggest parachute was the slowest to fall because it has a larger surface area so there is more air resistance." - Samia 

 

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Winter Craft Morning

 

Year 5 had a lovely morning being creative! We used origami skills to make lots of different things such as wreaths, snow flakes and baubles. 

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Christmas Jumper Day!

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Solar System Rap!

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Sky Poems

 

We created our own poems about the sky. We distilled to look for opportunities to practise new skills such as personification and using figurative language. Here are 3 of our poems:

- Momina

- Mallaika

- Haseem

Grimm's fairy tales

 

We listened to some of the Grimm Brother's Fairy tales such as Rumpelstiltskin and Hansel and Gretel. We recreated different parts of the stories. We got 'lost in the woods' and had to find our way out then made some potions! 

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Cosmic Disco Poems

 

This half term, we have been looking at a variety of poems around our topic. We acted then out, created art and wrote our own versions of the poems. 

Here are some of our performances:

Orange group

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Bonfire Night

 

Year 5 had a great time learning about bonfire night and activities which take place around this time of year. We got conkers and made them so we could have conker competitions - we had to work on our aiming technique! We also had a fire and thought about how to be safe on bonfire night - we even had popcorn fireworks! To end the day we went apple bobbing, only one of us managed to get an apple though!

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Popcorn Fireworks!

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Apple Bobbing

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Ancient Egyptian Tablets - Display

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Ancient Egyptian Tablets

 

Year 5 have been working towards creating our own Ancient Egyptian clay tablets this year. We completed a variety of tasks to help us to develop the skills to complete this. This included:

- Researching Egyptian art work

- Exploring clay skills using plasticine

- Designing our tablet

- Creating a prototype out of plasticine

- Reflecting 

- Making our final tablet in clay

- Painting the tablet

 

Here are some pictures of our journey.

Ancient Egypt

 

Throughout this half term we have studied the Ancient Egyptian period. Four members of our year group created a green screen to share the information we have found out. We hope this helps you to learn more about the Ancient Egyptians!

Ancient Egypt by Momina, Halima, Jazim and Muhammad Ali

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Leeds City Museum

 

 

To develop our understanding of the Ancient Egyptian era, we went to the Leeds City Museum. We explored the museum and took part in an Ancient Egyptian workshop where we looked at Egyptian artefacts, made our own amulets, mummified a body and even saw a real life mummy!

 

We had an amazing time - here are some of our pictures:

The General - Information Text

 

While reading 'The General' we found out a lot of information about General Jodhpur. We used this to create an information test. Here are two readings of our information texts.

Zain

Halima

Role Play

 

As part of our work in Literacy we have been looking at a book - The General. To absorb ourselves into the characters we got into role as soldiers and officers of The General!

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Separating Solids

 

To begin our learning around the properties of materials, we looked at solids, liquids and gases. We began by separating different solids from each other: sand from cornflakes, sugar from peas, rice from paper clips and flour from raisins. We decided which equipment would be best to help us to separate these materials (colanders, sieves and magnets). We looked at the materials and discussed their properties (magnetic, small, flow etc) which helped us to choose the correct equipment. 

Here is how we got on:

Year 5 Archaeologists!

 

We learned how to become an archaeologist! We used sieves, trowels and gloves to dig for artefacts. We found lots of replica artefacts from Ancient Egypt. We used our noticing muscles to see what they told us about Ancient Egypt.

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