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World Book Day

On World Book Day, each class did some creative English work about a particular nursery rhyme. Year 5 did ‘Ring a Ring a Roses’. First we learnt about where the poem came from, then we wrote a poem of our … Continue reading

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Ice Trap

Over the past half term we have been studying the book Ice Trap in English. This is based on the true story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s expedition in 1914 to cross Antarctica on foot. What started out as an expedition … Continue reading

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Work in case of snow February 1st 2019

Please complete the following two tasks. English: We have been working on diary writing this term. Write a detailed diary entry of your day in the snow, using the skills you have learnt. Maths: Where can we visit? See attached … Continue reading

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New Year Inter-colour Tournament

Welcome back to Birch Class This week, we started the new year with our Y5 inter-colour tournament. The children spent half of the lesson, on Tuesday, outside playing hockey in colour teams to consolidate learning from last term. The other … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Day

Year 5 had a fantastic day yesterday being transported back to Ancient Egypt for the day. We did a quiz and learnt lots of new information. We had the opportunity to handle lots of artefacts from Ancient Egypt and discuss … Continue reading

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Commando Joe

Welcome to the new Birch class blog. Here you will find information about what we have been getting up to in lesson time recently. Today, we had our second Commando Joe session of the term. We had to make an … Continue reading

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CM Sports Fundraising for Uganda

Nick and the CM Sports team came in yesterday to do a water challenge with us. This was to raise money to buy sports equipment to take to Uganda when Nick and Ash go out with Mr Stanley in the … Continue reading

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Basketball tournament

Last half term Year 5 were learning Basketball skills in their lessons with CM Sports. On Monday this week we held the Year 5 Basketball tournament with children competing in their house colour teams in both basketball games and an … Continue reading

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Pizza making

In DT this term we have been testing, designing and making pizzas. We taste tested a range of different pizzas, looking at appearance, smell and taste. We then looked at the eatwell plate and decided which food groups were included … Continue reading

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Snowmanotron

This half term in English, Birch class have been writing explanation texts. We have been using the Wallace and Grommitt Cracking Contraptions cartoons to write explanations of how the machines work. First we looked at the features of good explanation … Continue reading

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