YEAR 5 NEWS

London Homework Winners

Last half term we held a competition for pupils to make a landmark for ‘Best of British Week’. The lucky winners were rewarded with a Blue Badge Walking Tour of London. Despite the rain, the pupils enjoyed a tour of many famous sights – including: Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street, Big Ben and The Houses ...

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Hummingbird Class – Art Fun

Hummingbird class was lucky enough to have an extra art lesson this week with our art teacher, to create some pieces for our showcase evening. We looked at optical illusions and how to create our very own artwork. Take a look at what we got up to below!

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Hummingbird class – Happiness Booklets

For our well-being afternoons, we have been thinking about the things that make us happy and what happiness looks like. Each week, we added a page to our booklets and had great discussions on what it means to be happy. These books mean that when we may not be feeling so happy, we can look ...

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Hummingbird Class – Mechanism Madness

Year 5 are currently working on a project this half term relating to our book called ‘Clockwork’. Using this, we have have been exploring different mechanisms. The first step in our project was to explore the different types of mechanisms and how they worked. Once we knew the basics, we followed instructions to make a ...

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Moving Toys

We have been learning about the different types of mechanisms in year 5 and have enjoyed using a lever to create our own moving toy! All the children thought hard about their toys and designed each one with careful measurements. There were a lot of trial and error before the final product was made. Well ...

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Woodpecker Class get magical with J.K.Rowling inspired art

Our Great Briton this week was J.K Rowling. We created artwork based on her best selling book series Harry Potter. We were allowed to choose from a blackout poem, a badge or a mythical creature. After we finished our creations, we watched two short clips about J.K Rowling’s early life. We then read a piece ...

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Great Britons

Today, all the children in Owl class were really excited to share the great Briton they have been learning about with another class. Woodpecker class and Owl class teamed up to give the children an opportunity to discuss who their great Briton was and what made them so famous and important. The children were very ...

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Hummingbird class learn about David Hockney

The whole school have been learning about famous Britons this week, and we chose to learn about artist David Hockney! We explored how he created his artworks and had a go at re-creating one of his masterpieces. Then, we looked at how we could ‘Hockney-fy’ normal landcape paintings and used his style as inspiration. Take ...

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Year 5 and 6 ‘Safer Internet Day’ Workshop

To celebrate Safer Internet Day, Year 5 and 6 had Parent Zone come in to do an assembly about how to stay safe online. The theme this year was ‘Together for a Better Internet.’ So as well as the workshop, all year groups took part in Safer Internet Day activities that are now displayed inside ...

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Science – absorbency, solubility & insolubility…

In Year 5, we have been learning about changes in materials… This week, we have carried out two investigations – one where we were testing whether different materials were absorbent or not. The second investigation was testing soluble and insoluble materials. Next week, we are going to find out how to separate materials!

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Parsloes Primary School
Spurling Road
Dagenham
Essex
RM9 5RH

Tel: 0208 270 4925

E-mail: office@parsloes.bardaglea.org.uk