Autumn One’s Smiley Reward

Today, we were visited by TEACHREX. We learnt all about the dinosaur, T-Rex. We discovered that they had a  brilliant sense of smell which help them find their prey. Can you remember what dinosaurs are? Another fact we learnt was that they had a very strong jaw with a bite force of 4000 kilograms (which is the same weight as a large African elephant sitting on your head). Wow!

After playtime, we had our own special workshop where we got to be involved in making our very own movie where we would be running from a T-Rex. We thought of abstract nouns to describe how we  would be feeling, verbs to describe what we are doing and adverbs to describe how we would be moving.

We linked English to our workshop and creating sentences with expanded noun phrases and adverbs to upstage our writing.

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Our Science Day!

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Art in 5K!

This term, we have been looking at a mosaic artist called Martin Cheek. We have linked our Art topic to our History as the Greek created mosaics as well. After designing our own mosaics using inspiration from our artist and the Greeks, we then took part in a workshop creating our own class mosaic which will be displayed in the corridors.

Take a look at our art workshop.

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Sports Afternoon!

This afternoon, we had our Sports Assembly! We took part in lots of different races trying to earn first, second, third or fourth place. We really enjoyed it and our parents got to come and watch!

Take a look.

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History in 5K!

This term in 5K, we have been learning all about the Ancient Greeks! We even did our class assembly about it!

Can you tell me some facts about the Ancient Greeks?

We were lucky enough to have a workshop come into school to help us learn even more. During the workshop, we enjoyed looking at the armour and clothing from Greece, sketching different Greek artefacts and even playing some Greek games. Take a look at our fabulous photos.

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Our Class Assembly – All about the Ancient Greeks!

Today, we presented our class assembly to KS2 and our parents. Our assembly was all about the Ancient Greeks. We told everyone all about the most influential Greeks, what they have contributed to today’s life and all about the Greek Gods. We even took part in Greeks got talent! Can you remember who is the King of the Gods? Who was trying to steal his crown?

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Maths in Year 5!

This week, we have been using the short written method for multiplication! It is really important that we know our times tables to help us multiple and divide larger numbers.

We have been learning lots of times tables songs and playing games such as around the world to help us remember our times tables facts.

Can you tell me some times tables rules we have learnt or any songs we know?

You can practise your times tables at home by playing the games on MyMaths or having a go at hit the button on your computer, iPad or phone!

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Our mystery stories!

This term, our writing genre has been mystery stories! We have had a great time looking at different mystery stories, identifying the features, creating our own and reading about famous detectives.

Our class novel that we have been reading is called Alex Rider: Stormbreaker. Can you remember what it is about?

We have then linked our writing to our class novel including creating our own detective and sidekick. We used our story mountain to help us write our detective stories. Can you remember what the five stages of the our mountain were?

Take a look at a fabulous examples of our writing below.

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Art in 5K!

This term, we have been looking at a new artist called Martin Cheek. Martin creates mosaics of birds. animals and many other things using a variety of materials.

Can you remember any materials he uses?

Our Art topic links to our History topic – Ancient Greeks – as the Greeks created mosaics using pebbles. We have been looking at Martin’s mosaics and interpreting them saying what they think are about and whether we like them or not.

Here are some examples. Do you like them? Why? Why not?

A Flamboyance of FlamingosPurple Cheeky BirdDay of the Dead Cat

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Ancient Greeks

This term, our new topic is Ancient Greeks. This week we started by using the atlases to look at what modern Greece looks like identifying the capital cities, major cities and the surrounding seas. We then looked at the how Ancient  Greece developed and grew as a country.

Can you remember who conquered lots of areas of Ancient Greece?

Can you tell me how Greece has changed over the centuries?


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