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Year 5

We really enjoyed having you back in school, to watch our play: Just an Ordinary Day, which the year 5 team wrote, directed, stage managed. The children were excited to compose music and choreograph movements, to entertain you all; and weren't you fabulous with our haka!

Many thanks for your continued support and appreciation.

Here are a few highlights;

Please click for a close up of King George's men in action!

A Merry Christmas to one and all, from 5T and Miss Thorpe. We hope you like the children's beautiful interpretation of the Angels visiting the shepherds.

5Z looked fantastic on our Viking Day - their costumes were incredible and we had such fun creating a huge Viking longboat. 

We also had an incredible day on our visit to the Science Museum- as did both 5LE and 5T. The children were curious scientific thinkers and you would certainly be proud of them as ambassadors of Oakdale Juniors.

It seems a long while back now, but one of the highlights of this term for 5LE was when they did their class assembly. Here are some pictures that have been selected by the children; it was the first bit of “live theatre” that Oakdale had had, since lockdown. Here they are enjoying themselves performing live to the rest of Year 5 - and also to the rest of the school and a home audience online. They thoroughly enjoyed planning work for this and showing their  Viking Gymnastics, ART, poetry and lots of drama to bring the topic of Vikings to life.

We have had fabulous fun this Autumn term in Year 5- being creative; imagining life as a Viking, either from our new story- Viking Boy, or from our rich range of historical sources! Thank you for helping 5T make marvellous shields.

Dance, 5T, inspired by our Science and music theme- Earth and Space

Olympic week has been incredible; such superb sportsmanship and Olympians in the making! Bravo Year 5, from all of the Year 5 team.

Ancient Greek day- minting our own coins, inspired by the earliest found coins of the Aegean!

5T were really motivated by Miss Smith's assembly about the G7 summit and Girl's Education. They created these amazing posters to display their ideas and pledge requests for G7 govenrments. Enjoy, Miss Thorpe and 5T

Live from the state of Verona; The News has just come in regarding the terrible fate of...

Romeo and also of Mercutio.


Watch with caution 5T's tragic news reports!

5T Watch out- a News Round about; up to date coverage of the Romeo, Tybalt and Mercutio drama.

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Sadie & co reporters; part 1

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Sadie & co reporters; Part 2

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Leo & co reporters; part1

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Leo & co reporters; part 2

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5T Romeo newsreport.mp4

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5LE Maori inspired Art and dance.

5C Haka our team style; listen out for the words!


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5C Haka, 5C style!

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5T our face painting inspired by Maori Art.


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5T and their marvellous team Haka.

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Descriptions of The Highwayman poem written by 5LE.

5C have been getting creative!

Since being back at school, we have been getting our imaginations going in 5C! We created model drones to support sustainable farming, planted our own vegetable seeds and even found time to do some writing on the Highwayman.

5T March; The Haka

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With a Spring in our step (enjoy the pun) we have created our own version of the
terrifyingly world famous Haka. This is pre our Maori face paints.

5T March Haka

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It's a Christmas Luncheon with 5T

5T at Christmas time; We wish one and all a Merry Christmas. Look closely at the beautiful Christmas cards the children designed, which were sent to Care Homes.

Enjoy the wonderful poetry of 5T and their Christmas Wish for their family and for those less fortunate

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5C have been extremely busy over the last few weeks conducting science experiments and raising money for charity! I am sure if you ask them about it they will be happy to give you more details! 

Christmas is coming to 5LE... and our children are enjoying acting out scenes from their class book, which is inspiring their writing. Watch this space for their writing... coming soon!

5T have been frosty in their wonderful costumes for Children in Need, Viscous Vikings in their imaginations, History and Art lessons, Scientific thinkers whilst investigating the effect or affect?? of gravity; Well I'm sure that they can tell you all about it! Best Wishes, Miss Thorpe.

It's now November the 20th and 5T have been investigating exploding reactions- helping NASA with their predictions, completing artistic impressions from the battle of the Iron Man and the SBAD, reflecting on then designing Road safety posters and today, participating in Glow day! Miss Thorpe thanks all of her amazing class.

This week the wonderful 5T have been investigating the impact of asteroids crashing on the moon!  Do ask them about it.  

We have also been acting as news reporters relating the earth-shattering events of the Iron Man vs S.B.A.D.  Do read two of the news report extracts included here. 

5C - 12.10.20-16.10.20
This week we have spent some time exploring the surface of the moon and how craters are formed. We experimented with distance from the surface of the moon and the size of the meteorites to see if we could see any patterns. What do you think we used to replicate the moon and the meteors? We will give you a clue, it was MESSY!
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5C have enjoyed a wonderful week exploring the fantastic 'See through my eyes' by Karl Nova. They spent some time understanding the language and how it related to them and their lives. We then had some time rehearsing our favourite lines, ending in a performance. 

Check out this performance!

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5LE - 28.9.20-02.10.20

5LE really enjoyed their Poetry Day, where we studied the poem "Through my eyes", by Karl Nova. We had an in-depth discussion about their own thoughts and dreams about this amazing poem. Feel free to "google" it.


The children in 5LE decided to rehearse and perform sections of this poem. We enjoyed listening to each others' varied performances. Please look at our work! 

Year 5 have had a fantastic start to the new school year! They have created poems based on the book 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers, used their artistic skills to create posters about the world around us and have even managed to squeeze in some self portraits.

Year 5 @ Redbridge Drama Centre

Squash at Redbridge Sports Centre

We learnt about earthquakes thanks to a visit by Geobus

Maes y Lade

World Book Day share a story 📚

Maes-y-Lade Sunday 28th April – Friday 3rd May 2019

Year 5 have been enjoying learning about forces. Here's something you can try at home!