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Year 5

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Life Education

We found out that chocolate has a drug in it! (caffeine.)

We learned about healthy eating.

 

I think everyone loved the Life Education Bus.

 

 

 

The Life Education bus was really good because we learned that it is NOT good to smoke. You could get lung cancer!

No one in our class will smoke now.

Maths Learning

For the next few weeks, we will be learning all about shapes in year 5.

Geometric reasoning 5.1 learning journey

The learning journey shows you the order that we will be learning about shapes in.

We started our learning journey by investigating shapes to remind ourselves of previous learning.

Our new Traversing Wall

We love our new traversing wall!

‘It’s going really well!’

    ‘It is really good because you can do it  on your own or with friends.’

Healthy snacks

‘ We’re enjoying healthy snacks at break time.’

Can you spot the International Space Station?

Don’t forget to check out the night sky to see if you can spot the ISS. Download the ‘ISS Detector’ app to track the ISS and the planets of our solar system.

If you see it, make sure you watch it as it travels across the sky. It is at its brightest when it is right above you!

Well done Caleb!

Well done to Caleb in our class for being selected to join the Total14 football squad. You’ve worked really hard. What an achievement!

Space… The Final Frontier

This afternoon, Year 5 (along with Mr Worth and Mrs Hodgson) were lucky enough to visit space in the brand new school space rocket Space Odyssey Dome. The children got to see the wonders of our solar system, including each of the eight planets, the Sun, the Moon and the asteroid belt. We even got to venture deep into the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way, where we encountered…

A GIGANTIC BLACK HOLE!

Fortunately, we learned that it is so far away that we don’t need to worry about it.

Everybody in Year 5 was over the moon to be inside the space dome and they all have so much to say about it, so watch this space… Get it?

The black hole at the centre of the Milky Way

 

The Saturn V rocket, ready to launch

 

Year 5 children were blown away by the size of our sun.

Tesco’s Choir

On Thursday 5th December the choir sang at Tesco’s in Newton Abbot. It was a fantastic, but nervous experience singing to such a large amount of people. They all did extremely well spreading festive cheer whilst people were shopping. Members of the public commented on how amazing the choir sounded. A massive thank you also goes to parents, carers and friends who came to Tesco to support the choir in this event. May it be first of many!

Author Visit – Ellie Jackson

This week, we had the privilege of being visited by Ellie Jackson, an author who writes passionately about the impact of plastic in our oceans. She shared with us the story of Duffy the sea-turtle, which had a powerful impact on the way we think about disposing of plastics (and everything else). It has inspired us in Year 5 to really think hard about how we could contribute to preventing plastics from having such a terrible impact on the Earth’s eco-systems. Watch this space…

Andrei Burton – Wow…

Andrei Burton, a world-class trials-biker, visited our school today to provide our children with a heart-pumping performance. We watched as Andrei did things on his bike that defied gravity and left us all amazed by what he was doing. To top off his performance, he invited an unsuspecting Mr Hankin to the front. He got a real close-up view as Andrei jumped his bike over him several times! Check out this video…

 

While Andrei was performing, he talked about the importance of practicing and being resilient. His message to the children was keep doing what you love and eventually you will master it like he had.

Check out the photos below – don’t miss the special slow-motion video of Andrei jumping over Mr Hankin!

Thanks for coming Andrei!

Lexi and Aimee asked members of our class for their thoughts:

I liked the way Andrei Burton was so close to the children watching when he did all of his stunts. Nicola

I liked when he rode up the towers and jumped on one wheel. Ayesha

I liked it when he jumped across the ladder of death and when Mr Hankin nearly got run over. Ebonie

I enjoyed it when he did stunts. Charlie

I liked it when he nearly ran over Mr Hankin. Amelia

I liked it when he jumped on the ladder of death and nearly ran over Mr Hankin. Leo

I like the fact that he is very talented. Ruby

I held my breath all the way through, especially when he started jumping over Mr Hankin! Thank goodness that wasn’t me! Mr Worth 

I learned that you don’t need to be good at something to have fun. Harvey-Jack

I learned that it is hard to do stunts on a bike. Brandon

We learned that anything is possible if you always try and try again. Lexi and Aimee