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Class 5

Year 5's special Maya day

We had an amazing day on Monday when Partake theatre company visited to bring the Mayan civilisation to life! The children handled artefacts, sampled Mayan hot chocolate, created clay glyphs and played a Mayan ball game. Such fun! Hope you all enjoyed it Class 5! Post a comment about what you learned for a merit. 



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Swimming Gala


Well done Y5/Y6 swimming team. ๐ŸŠ

Fantastic performance in the swimming gala finishing 4th, very narrowly missing out on a 3rd place finish! 


Class 5's healthy food prep ... and feasting!

To link with healthy eating this week, class 5 learned how to prepare a simple, delicious and nutritious meal. Their challenge was to create a 'Healthy Spring Roll', incorporating important food groups in appropriate ratios and fabulous flavour combos!


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The results were just divine! And super healthy too! 

Year 5's Maths Easter Egg Hunt

We revised this year's Maths learning through an Easter egg hunt today which was great fun! I think it bought out the competitive streak in some! ๐Ÿ˜„



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Year 5 visit to The National Space Centre

What a fun trip! And educational! We had a fantastic time programming Mars rovers to move and make intelligent decisions autonomously, as well as viewing the Astronaut show in The Planetarium and exploring the exhibitions. Thank you children for joining in with all of the activities and thank you also to Mrs. Shelton, Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Bowley for all your help. ๐Ÿ˜Š



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Stunning creative homework from year 5!

Class 5 excelled themselves with their homework this week! Their solar system research, presentations, artwork, models and baking were all amazing and the effort invested was tremendous! Really well done everyone! I so enjoyed our time sharing and presenting your creations and I am a very proud teacher! I hope you're all proud of yourselves too! Super, super work! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

Type a post about what you learned from your, or others', homework for a merit!



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International Women's Day

To honour International Women's Day, we learned about the Suffragists and Suffragettes in Class 5 today and investigated their fight for change. We broadened this to examine the role of other groups also in the fight for parity through the centuries. The children worked as detectives, examining the source material in their time capsules and got into character to uncover past battles for equality. The children presented their research with enthusiasm so really well done! #BeBoldForChange



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Reading for Life!

During Book Week 2017, special assemblies were held with lots of special guests. Our guests included Lucy Truman, who came to speak to the children on Tuesday about her work as an illustrator. Lucy also gave a masterclass to Class 4, where they designed some beautiful book covers. On Wednesday Tess, Oliver and Iris spoke about their favourite books, visiting Heanor library and making bookmarks. On Thursday, we welcomed Mr Huntington, who is the headteacher at Heanor Gate Science College; he came to read his favourite children's book 'The Highway Rat' by Julia Donaldson. Our very own Dr Shelton shared her wonderful book that she had written as part of her studies - she spoke to the children about everyone having the potential to write a book and that everyone has a book inside them  

On Friday, we held a special whole school assembly where each class shared the work they had been doing. 

Thank you to everyone who visited our school and to everyone who shared their work during our assemblies this week. 


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Book Week - Teacher Swap

As part of our book week in school, we held a teacher swap! Teachers went into other year groups to share their love of reading. This was enjoyed by pupils and staff alike.



Terrific Scientific

We tuned into the BBC 'Live Science Lesson' today and investigated taste and nutrition and worked scientifically. We also conducted our own experiment into taste to discover whether the children are discerning 'Super Tasters' (read fussy eaters!)! Super work Class 5!



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