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Day 2- Another busy day in the woods....some of us were up earlier than others, but we were.all ready for another fun, but soggy, day!

 

We began the day with 'the best pancakes we have ever eaten!' - served with a range of different toppings. After this we played games in the woods, our favourite being predator.

 

Before heading out on our walk we had to assist in the preparation of our lunch...panassed salmon. It was filleted before being seasoned and skewered to be cooked over our open fire. There was of course the obligatory fish eye eating contest with those taking part aquitting themselves admirably.

 

We then headed into the woods for a lesson in tracking before returning to eat the salmon with noodles and vegetables.

 

Following this we learnt some wilderness first aid skills, practicing them on each other in case of emergencies!

 

This afternoon we were looking forward to making survival bracelets, making and eating our own pizzas and cooking smores on the camp fire.

 

Everyone was in high spirits and will undoubtedly sleep well tonight.

Day 1- We have all endured a very soggy, yet enjoyable day! We started out by making our way to camp to get to know our new surroundings.

Having done this we found out our tribe and tent groups, which we were all very happy with! We then set about learning how to make fires in the woods, to enable us to cook our own lunch....burgers!

Throughout the afternoon we spent time with our tribes, making flags and coming up with chants to represent us.

After a long day we were all looking forward to our spaghetti Bolognese dinner!

STEM Day - Wednesday 19th December

UKS2 enjoyed a fantastic day of Science Technology Engineering and Maths learning today, which centred around an exciting science investigation and the opportunity to design and create a coded microbit. For this activity, they were tasked with creating a coded interactive Christmas decoration and all worked incredibly hard! Miss Kropman was especially impressed with the digital leaders (trained to be experts by Miss Buttle) who supported both their classmates and also the children in LKS2 throughout the day - well done Emily P, Francesca, Charlie, Hugo, Sami, Katie, Tilly, Alex, Christopher, Ben, Harry, Juliet, Maya S and Maya W! 

Well done to Sapphire for a brilliant assembly this morning! Wednesday 5th December

Well done to Sapphire for a brilliant assembly this morning! Wednesday 5th December 1
Well done to Sapphire for a brilliant assembly this morning! Wednesday 5th December 2

Sapphire's Assembly Jive

Masorti Synagogue Visit

On Thursday Year 5 enjoyed a very informative visit to the Masorti Synagogue in St Albans where they had the opportunity to learn more about Judaism and Jewish beliefs including looking and listening to the Torah being read, learning about Shabbat and making some traditional Challah bread.
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Moving Vehicles

 

Year 5 have been having great fun this week making their D&T projects.

 

They started by sawing the wood to make their frames and then they measured and cut the dowels to attach the wheels.

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Year 5 have now started to create the circuits to power their vehicles!

 

 

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Newspaper Reports

 

This week year 5 were news readers as they practised reading old newspaper reports about the the start of World War II.

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Week commencing 24th September

This week we will be continuing to learn about World War 2 in History, Netball and Tag Rugby in P.E. and Reversible and irreversible change in Science.

We will be beginning to discuss our rights as part of P.S.H.E. 

In Literacy we will be learning how to write a fiction stories including descriptive story settings.

In Numeracy we will continue with Negative numbers and recognising the place value of negative numbers.

Miss Shaw will be back this week and we will be having Art on Thursday continuing the study of Acrylics. 

Music continues to be taught with a World War 2 theme and in French the children will continue to learn greetings and conversation.

Year 5 Running Festival

On Friday the year 5 children took part in a Running Festival at Monks Walk School. There was a Competitive run and also a Fun Run which all the children had the opportunity to take part in.

They ran between 2km and 4km depending upon which race they took part in.

In the competitive race we had a some success with Oliver came 2nd place in the boys race, Georgia came 3rd, Eva 4th and Enya 10th in the girls race. All the children who placed in the top 10 have qualified for the Partnership Finals next month.

In the fun run we had a number of top ten finishers.

Well done to everyone for excellent effort, results and running!

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World War 2 Key events and Timeline Research

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This week in History we have been researching some of the key events of World War 2 and how to place them in chronological order on a timeline.

 

Week beginning 17th September

This week we will be splitting into our morning groups for Literacy and Numeracy. The areas we will will be covering this week are:

Literacy - Editing and writing our senses poems. Descriptive writing.

Maths - Place value

Science - Dissolving

Computing - Purple Mash

RE - Yom Kippur

French: Greetings

History: The timeline of World War II

Music: Music of World War II

PE: Netball and Tag Rugby

 

On Friday 21st we will be taking part in the Year 5 Running Festival at Monks Walk School.

Our extra curricular clubs also start this week.

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