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Friday 17th November

Harry:  In English we have finished writing our World’s Worst Teacher Stories.  We collected them together to create a class anthology and are all really proud of our work.  The stories will be available for everyone to read next week.

Albert:  Today we have all come to school in our pyjamas and onesies.  I have just discovered I have a new name – sweater vest!  We hope we have raised lots of money for Children In Need.

Franki:  In PE we have continued learning our Viking dance.  We are starting to work together with the other year 5 class to add in some drumming to the performance as well.

Rebecca:  In  Maths we have been learning about multiples and factors.  We drew bugs to help us pair the factors more easily.

William B:  In Science we are planning an investigation to test air resistance.  We are making parachutes and are really looking forward to doing our experiment next week.


Friday 10th November

Lucas:  Me, Will, Ashton and Felix enjoyed representing the school in a football tournament this week.

Albert:  In Art I enjoyed making Viking boat figure heads out of clay.

Emilia:  I have enjoyed writing our stories in English this week for our class anthology ‘The World’s Worst Teachers’.

Maria:  In music we have been doing some African drumming and we had to sound out the syllables of our names on the drum.


Friday 3rd November

Maria:  I have enjoyed Maths this week.  We have been learning about Negative Numbers and how to solve problems involving temperature and money.

Charlie:  I enjoyed representing the school in a football tournament this week.  The event took place at Houghton School and we finished 3rd out of 5 schools.

Rebecca:  In English we have been reading stories from The World’s Worst Children by David Walliams.  We are now starting to create our own characters for stories which will form a book called ‘The World’s Worst Teachers!’

William B:  In Art we have been drawing Viking Longships.  In the next few weeks we will be sewing our designs, which is going to be really tricky!

Eloise:  In dance we have started to choreograph a Viking dance.  We have thought about the type of people the Vikings were and tried to find movements to reflect their personalities.


Friday 13th October

Erin:  This week we have been looking at poetry in English.  We all looked at different exotic fruits and had to describe them thinking about their appearance, feel and tastes.  We have then started to write our own poems about the fruit which contain a repeated phrase and lots of descriptive vocabulary.

Maria:  In Art we have been designing and making our own Christmas cards.  We cut out snowflakes and then used marbles to create paint effects.

Franki:  In  PE we have been doing Tag Rugby and next week we are looking forward to taking part in the KS2 Tag Rugby Interhouse.  #wecan’twait!

Harry:  In Maths we have been calculating the area of shapes.  We have also been looking at different methods for long multiplication and we have realised that we all need to learn our times tables!!


Friday 6th October

Franki:  This week we finished our leaflets which persuaded people to visit Britain and we were all really proud of our work.

Evie:  In English we have been looking at poetry.  We looked at poetry books from the library and chose 2 poems.  One of them was best suited read in our heads and the other one we performed to the class.

Emilia:  Mrs Purser read us ‘The Outing’ poem by Michael Rosen.  It was about a teacher taking her class on a school trip to the Science Museum.  Mrs Purser changed the names in the poem and pretended she was talking to us – we found it very funny!

Felix:  On Wednesday we visited Ely Cathedral.  We took part in a Bollywood dancing workshop and met lots of children from other church schools.

Maria:  In Maths we have been learning about perimeter.  Today we tried some tricky word problems which were very challenging but fun.

Eloise: Today in Celebration Assembly we shared facts to the school about Copernicus.  Everyone spoke very well, and Emilia told us how to say ‘Copernicus’ in Polish.


Friday 29th September

Eloise:  In Science we went outside and looked for evidence to determine whether the Earth was flat or spherical.  We then looked at evidence displayed around the classroom and had to decide which side of the argument this supported.

Albert:  In Maths we have been looking at perimeter.  We did an investigation which involved making shapes from squares of paper.  We tried to find shapes which had the smallest and largest perimeter.  We then put this information into a table and looked for patterns.

Rebecca:  In English we have been making persuasive leaflets.  We have been researching places to visit in Britain and presenting this information in our own words.

William B:  In topic we have been drawing maps of Buckden.  We have also looked at timelines to mark important events in the Viking period.

Maria:  In French we have been learning the names for different members of our family.  We have also written the names on the family tree.

Talk homework:  Talk to someone at home about their favourite poem.


Friday 22nd September

Lucas:  This week in class we have been learning how to convert between g and kg.  Today we used our skills to make biscuits.  They were delicious!

Emilia:  I just loved the cookies!

Harry:  In guided reading we have been looking at newspaper reports.  In English we have discussed persuasive writing and are planning our own leaflets to persuade people to visit Britain.