North America

For our pre learning task we tried to form the shape of North America out of play dough. Then we checked the real shape and edited and improved our original idea.

Here are some examples of our work…

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Art: adding different tones using shading

Today we experimented adding tones to make flat 2D shapes, look 3D. We used torches to shine a light on 3D shapes and looked closely to see which parts where in the shade.

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Computer Coding

In our computing lessons we have been using 2 code to improve our coding skills we have also needed to use our problems solving skills to debug errors.

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The Lady of Shalott

In our English lessons we have been reading The Lady of Shalott, it is a very mysterious narrative poem.

We really enjoyed it, we compared it to another narrative poem we have read ‘The Highway Man.’

Then we wrote our own descriptions of the setting. We created a vivid picture in our reader’s mind, using specific nouns for the names of the plants and trees.

Look below for some examples of our writing….

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Oh oh oh, we’re in the army now!

Our Spring Term smiley reward was the army. They brought a huge inflatable assault course with them and made us work really hard. Most of us thought it was the best smiley reward we have had so far.

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African Music with Prestolee Primary School

We have had a very exciting day today, Year 5 from Prestolee Primary School came to join in with our music lessons. We had lots of fun meeting new friends and performing our songs together.

We also got to share our dinners together at dinner time.

At the end of the day we performed all our songs for parents from both schools.

Can you tell me the name of a new friend you made and which part of the day was the most fun?

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Trip to Haydock Race Course

Today year 5B went on a trip to visit Haydock Park, we got to run the race course before the horses, we also used lots of maths skills to calculate the perimeter of the parade ring and the length of the track.

We were very lucky as we even got to see the horses as they arrived and were scanned in.

Which was your favourite part of the day?

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Maya Masks

In our art lesson we have been researching Maya masks, we have researched battle, event and death masks.

We then designed our masks based on the research we had conducted.

We tried to use similar colours and patterns.

We did a great job and are very proud of our finished pieces.

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Explosions with Mrs Bain

In our science lessons we have been finding out about reversible and irreversible changes.

We added bicarbonate of soda to vinegar to see what happened.

Have look for yourself…

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World Book Day

Today we celebrated World Book Day, we made book marks for our favourite books.

Year 5 you know my favourite author is William Shakespeare – but who is yours?

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