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Spellings for this week.

Here are the spellings for Year 5 to be learnt this week and over half term. persuade physical prejudice privilege profession The children will also have five personal spellings of their own to learn. These are words they have needed … Continue reading

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School Grounds Day

The weather was very kind to us today and we’ve all had a fantastic day. Our job this year was to renovate the old bug hotel (which some of the class helped make two years ago) and build a new … Continue reading

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Spellings and Homework

Last week in Year 5 we started our next unit of English on narrative writing. We were intrigued by a picture which was revelled to us on Monday. We wrote descriptive phrases for it and decided what the four children … Continue reading

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Year 5 Science Week

This week was Science week and Y5 did two experiments on ‘Colour in the natural environment’ and ‘Wind speed and direction’. We used bubbles to find the wind direction. We followed the bubbles and used a compass to find the … Continue reading

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French Fashion Show

  Ohh La La, what a  fantastic show the children put on today. I am very proud of all the children in Birch class who worked very hard to get their costumes together; write their words; learn them off by heart and … Continue reading

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The class spellings for the week commencing 6th March 2017 are: Mrs White/Mrs Rorke’s group: temperature, thorough, twelfth, variety, vegetable. Mrs Davies/Ms Cole’s group: purpose, quarter, question, recent, regular. Homework: Education City Due Thursday 9th March 2017 (set Thursday 2nd … Continue reading

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Thank you all so much for your help and support over half term with our volcano project. The children brought in their model/cake of a volcano over the last two days and we had a fantastic exhibition of them after … Continue reading

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More Diaries

This week we have been busy writing our second diary entries – when the expedition leader had gone off to try and get help to rescue the stranded crewmen who were sheltering in a makeshift camp of upturned lifeboats and … Continue reading

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Ice Trap Diaries

Over the past few weeks we have bee studying the book Ice Trap by Meredith Hooper. This tells the story of Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to walk across Antarctica in 1914 and his courageous rescue mission when things went wrong. The … Continue reading

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New Year

Welcome back and a Happy New Year to all. The children have already been working hard in lessons this term and are fully settled back into the new term. We will be posting about the work we have been doing … Continue reading

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