This term we have been looking at justice and what makes something fair. We have discussed some very serious issues such as prejudice and¬†discrimination, and looked closely at racism and the effect this can have on people and communities. Some of us have researched the history of apartheid and were very inspired by Martin Luther King’s famous speech ‘I Have A Dream’.

I’m really proud of 5L for being so sensible during these lessons and the fantastic contributions they made to our discussions.

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Miss Lord x

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This term in science our topic has been forces. We have been building on our knowledge of forces from year 3.

Recently we have been looking at the relationship between air resistance and gravity. Hopefully you will have seen our post about the egg drop!

Taking the results from the egg drop, some children worked out the average and drew a line graph. Other children worked with Miss Lord to create a human line graph! Here’s what it looked like…

Can you tell me any amazing facts you have learned about forces 5L?

Miss Lord x


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Centre of Excellence

I hope you all remember a few weeks ago, we had a special visitor in school to assess us for the IQM (Inclusion Quality Mark). We received this award last year, but it has to be reviewed each year to check if we are still doing everything right.

This visitor popped into 5L during the morning when we were busy with an RE lesson! I’m sure he was really impressed with what he saw.

Once again, we have been named a ‘Centre of Excellence’.

Well done Oxford Grove!

Miss Lord x


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Last week in science we read a very sad story ūüôĀ the story was about an egg who dreamed of flying. He went to the top of a very tall tower, stepped off and unfortunately fell to the ground. He smashed into bits and pieces and couldn’t be fixed.

We wondered how we could help the egg. We decided to make parachutes for the egg to keep him in the air for longer.

Today, after doing some cross-curricular maths about area, we designed and created our parachutes. We made parachutes of different areas so that we can test whether or a larger or smaller parachute will be better for keeping our egg in the air.

I was particularly impressed with Corey, Maddison, Abdur and Shan who were the only group who managed to make 4 perfect parachutes this afternoon!

Are you looking forward to testing them?

Miss Lord x


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Cross-Curricular Maths

Today in history we learned about Anglo-Saxon crime and punishment. We were able to compare it to crime and punishment today and realised that although our crimes are very similar, our punishments are so different from Anglo-Saxon punishments, which could be pretty gruesome!

When the Anglo-Saxons were around, criminals would have to pay a fine to their victims – the amount depended on how many body parts were hurt, and which body parts.

The children were given 6 different scenarios and were challenged to work out how much compensation they would be owed if different parts of their body were hurt in an Anglo-Saxon fight. We had to use a mix of multiplication and addition to do this.

This is Daniel’s work. Click on the image to take a closer look.

Well done Daniel!

Miss Lord x

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Autumn 1 Smiley Reward

On Monday this week all of 5L were rewarded for their fab behaviour so far this year. We had our smiley reward for one hour in the afternoon. It was a reward we’ve never had before, so it was really exciting!

We worked so hard using our physical skills and did some of the best teamwork Miss Lord has ever seen!

Can you comment on what you were asked to do?

Miss Lord x


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Viking Visitor!

This morning we were super surprised when a very scary looking man stomped into our classroom and started talking in a strange language! It turned out that he was a Viking man and he could speak English – thank goodness!!

We’ve had a fun-filled day learning all about the Vikings, who they were and why they came to England. We even went to battle on the playground as Vikings and Anglo-Saxons! Our Anglo-Saxon children won by getting 14 points.

The last part of the morning was story time – back in our classroom, we listened to a Viking legend together whilst sat around a lovely crackling fire.

Can you remember any amazing facts from today 5L?

What was your favourite part?

Miss Lord x

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Drumming Workshop!

Today we had a drumming workshop with Mr Bamford! We already know Mr Bamford because he comes in every Friday morning to teach us how to play the djembe drums. However, today was special because the whole class got to spend an hour and a half with him in the morning. At the end of the day, we put everything we had learned into practise when we performed to our parents.

It was a loud but fun day of singing, dancing, playing and laughing!

Miss Lord x


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At Oxford Grove we have so many different awards which recognise the hard work we all do every day to make this school the best.

One of those awards is the IQM – the Inclusion Quality Mark. Having this means that we make sure that everybody here is included. We all understand how important it is to be tolerant and respectful towards other children and adults.

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Can you think of ways in which Oxford Grove is inclusive?

Miss Lord x

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Did Cristofer Columbus realy discover america?

There are stores that 1,000 years ago,a viking named Thorfinn Karlsefni set off from the west of Greenland with three ships and found a place that was very rich with minerals. But actualy that wasn’t the first person because someone called Leif Erikson had actualy gotten there a little while before Thorfinn.Not long after Thorfinn actualy found people natives living on the island.Around three years after everyone had left North America, this might have happened due to war ( archaeologists have found people with arrow marks in there skull, these were probably from¬† the explorers that didn’t manage to escape.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Have you got any other information in the vikings and how they discovered America before Christopher Columbus?¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†By maddison

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