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Year 5

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!
5C - 28.9.20-02.10.20

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!