Teacher  Mrs Mountjoy
Teaching Assistant  Mrs Crittenden and Mrs Kirk
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Friday 1st March

This week we had to write about The Wardrobe from 'The Chronicles of Narnia'. We had to use descriptive language to describe going into an imaginary world. Later in the week, we had to write about The Professor or his house. Here are two sentences from our descriptions, 'He had shaggy white hair', 'The old, mossy country mansion was owned by a shagged haired, old Professor.'

By Charlie and Tom

 

Friday 8th FebruaryIMG 0037

This week we have been finishing our Egyptian topic. We have written biographies on Cleopatra and leaflets persuading people to go on holiday to Egypt in Literacy. Did you know Cleopatra spoke 7 different languages!?

In Maths we have been starting our Unit on fractions, with equivalent fractions. Would would you rather 1/2 of a pizza or 2/4? It’s a trick question as they are both the same!

 

Friday 25th January

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This week we have been working on laptops to write a list on how to build a pyramid. We wrote an opening sentence to say what we were doing

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Friday 18th January

This week in our Topic we have had our French speaking country week. Year 5 researched Belgium while the other years did Swbelgiumitzerland, Madagascarsca and Canada. On Friday the whole school went to different classes to read other children's research on the French speaking countries. It was super exciting. If we do it next year, we hope we can research Switzerland. We already know loads about it. Spoiler alert (sorry) they make Toblerone.

Leo and Issiah
 
Friday 11th December

At the beginning of the Term, Year 5 started to write an adventure story. We were exploring the features of an adventure story and some of the features are:

-speech

-short sentences

- imagery

- rhetorical questions

- cliff hangers

 

We were also looking at story mountains, opening, dilemma and resolution. We wrote our own setting descriptions on Egypt and had to think about Special Sentences to use. When writing our setting description we had to think about the vocabulary we would use such as beige, tall, pyramids, scorching, golden and sparkling. 

We also learnt how to punctuate sentences uses dashes, brackets and paired commas.

Next week we will start writing our own stories based on 'Secrets of a Sun King'.

By Riley and Keisha

 
Friday 7th December

This week Year 5 went to the Pantomime to watch Cinderella. We are writing about it next week in our Literacy lessons. When we were on the train we got to sit and talk to our partners. When we got there we were listening to Christmas music, had our picture taken outside by the Christmas tree, ate our lunch and watched the show. We sat in the upper circle which was very high. At the end it was upsetting. Poor Buttons didn't get the girl.

Riley, Keisha, Issiah & Sophie.
 
Friday 30th November5m class

We are starting to get busier as Christmas gets closer. This week we have finished our Christmas trees that are decorating our class hoop in the hall. Our hymn was 'Oh Christmas Tree'.
On Wednesday, a few of us stayed late in school to help Mrs Mountjoy show off our classroom and what we do in year 5. Well done Emese, Riley, Sophie and Charlie for representing 5M.
Next week will be even more exciting as we are going to watch the Panto in Canterbury! Oh no you aren't.... Oh yes we are!

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This week everyone has been taking part in Recycling Week. Year 5 have been doing PowerPoints about recycling, asking questions about why we recycle and looking at the data. We have used ICT a lot to help us to do this, designing PowerPoints and graphs to represent the data. On Friday, we made posters to encourage people to recycle in school.

Keisha and Isiah

 

Friday 9th November

This week in Year 5 we are learning about Ancient Egypt in Topic. We looked at the different jobs during that time and their job descriptions. We matched up the different job and had to write a little letter with a reason for which job we would like and why we wanted that job. ​ We also watched a video about an explorer, Tadeo Jones. We had to write a recount from his point of view, thinking about his movements and feelings.

On Friday, we watched a video about WW1 and the soldiers that have died for us. We are thankful for everyone that fought for us.

By Sophie, Riley and​ Keisha
 

Friday 2nd NovemberSun King

This week in English 5M are reading the book 'Secrets of a Sun King' by Emma Carroll. Over the past few days we have been writing newspaper reports on Egypt based on the book. We highlighted and looked at real newspapers and identified the different features.

On Friday we designed and made ships, thinking about our book from last term 'The Wreck of the Zanzibar'.

Riley and Keisha

 

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We visited the church for our RE lesson this week. We all went and drew pictures of the church features. Some of us drew the stained glass windows and some focused on the lectern. I enjoyed drawing the cross and Riley enjoyed drawing the Lectern. We also looked at the altar and choir stalls.

By Riley and Keisha
 
Friday 12th October

This week in Year 5 (5M) we were looking at the main features of a church. The features we looked at were:5m church work
· The Lectern
· Choir stalls
· Organ
· Pulpit
· Stain glass windows
· Pews
· Altar
· Font
The Lectern is the place where you get bread and wine for Holy Communion. We pray to give our messages to God. Next week we are visiting the church to look at these features some more.

By Riley and Keisha
 
Friday 5th October 2018

This week in Literacy in 5M, we are writing about The Wreck of the Zanzibar. Next week we are going to be writing diaries about it. On Thursday, it was National Poetry Day so we have been writing poems about Change (like seasons) as well as working on The Wreck of the Zanzibar.
So far in the story, the two twins Billy and Lauren have been separated because Billy went away with Joseph Hannibal to travel around the world to explore but Laura didn't bring Billy . This book is set in 1907 and to find out more about the story you will have to wait until you are in year 5!

By Riley and Keisha

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Term 3 - Exploring ArtefactsIMG 0025

In Topic this week, year 5 were exploring artefacts and practising their questioning skills. Each group had a mystery Egyptian item and they had to try and work out what it was.

Term 3 - ICT

In ICT this week the children had to design their own small game. They then got the opportunity to test out each other’s games and see who could score the most in the limited time given. Made more difficult if you couldn’t reach the top of the board.

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Year 5 have been looking at real leaflets, picking out the features and persuasive techniques. Then they made their own posters explaining the different techniques seen.

 

Term 3 - Ancient Egypt research

Year 5 are using the laptops to write up a set of instructions based on our Topic- Ancient Egypt. Do you want to know how to build a pyramid? Ask any of our Year 5 children!

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Term 3 - Gymnastics

Year 5 started Gymnastics this term. With their partner they had to come up with a four sequence routine and then perform it to the class.

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Term 3 - Drama in Literacy

Year 5 were exploring the features of adventure stories by using drama and freeze frames. Can you guess what their characters were doing?

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Term 2 - BBC liveIMG 1589

5M took part in a BBC live lesson to celebrate the WW1 centenary. They had to produce their own haikus to help us say Thank you and remember those who fought and died.

 

Term 2 - Laptops

5M used the laptops this week to research and produce PowerPoints to try to encourage people to recycle.

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Term 1 - Church visit

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5M science term 1

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5M have been using the iPads to locate counties in the UK.

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