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Welcome to Class 5W

5W 2016 - 2017

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As part of our preparation for secondary, we have visited Calderstones School to have a tour, have a go at some lessons and ask current pupils some questions. We had great fun and felt very grown up.
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We had a wonderful time is ESLA today. We were learning all about secondary school and what the lessons and school day are like.

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This week is health week in Booker. Below you can see 5w's timetable for the week. Check out our PSHE page to see what we have been doing.
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Mrs Moody has set her class a half term challenge. Next term, we will create a museum about Liverpool in World War Two. 5w's challenge is to research this topic and make some notes about Liverpool in World War Two to use in their museum.
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We have lots to celebrate in 5w. Well done to these boys who have recently received their pen licence.
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Some of our boys took part in a football tournament and qualified to play a game at Goodison. They won their match there. Well done boys. We are so proud!
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In Booker, we love learning about maths. One of the reasons for this is that we know that we know our numeracy skills will help us in our adult life. Today, we had a talk from Santander about how banks work and how we can look after our own money. Ask us about what we found out.
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This week is art week in school. We will be completing a range of activities, centred around the central theme of diversity. We have started our week by researching and designing tribal makeup. In the pictures below, you can see some of the finished products, which a brilliant makeup artist (Natalie) helped us to create on one another. Look on our art page to find out what else we get up to.

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On Friday, our class assembly was a huge success. We celebrated the life and work of Roald Dahl. There was acting and singing. Mrs Moody was very, very proud of her class! Check out some of the pictures and videos below. 

Pure imagination

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The Twits by 5W

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Introduction

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Golden ticket

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The chocolate cake

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The insects

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The spaghetti with a twist

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What Roald taught us

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Today we went to Bridge Chapel to learn about what Christians believe happened in the Easter story.
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Today some of us went to adventure club with Mr O Keefe. We had a great time completing team building activities.
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More pen licences to celebrate. Well done everyone!
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Today we had our whole school moveathon to raise money for our school fund. We had half an hour of moving none stop. Some of use were still moving when we made it back up the stairs afterwards but Mrs Moody wasn't!
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Keep moving!

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Only three weeks to go until our assembly. We will be busy practising, getting ourselves ready to entertain the school on the 31st March. Hope to see lots of you there.

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Today was World Book Day. All of us went to great lengths with our costumes. Check them out below!
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To celebrate World Book Day, we have had great fun reading our books in some unusual places. We read in the corridor, in the cloakroom, in the computer room and even in the staff room!
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Huge congratulations to all our recent pen licence winners. Lots of the class are close after their fantastic efforts to present their work neatly in all lessons.
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Here is our Christmas party mannequin challenge. Happy Christmas everyone!

Mannequin challenge

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It is Christmas time in 5w. We have been celebrating with parties and Christmassy crafts.
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Happy Bonfire Night everyone. We have been having some fun with some firework art to celebrate November 5th. Check out our PSHE page to read about our discussions about how to stay safe around bonfires and fireworks.
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Forgotten your homework? Don't forget that you can download and print a copy from the Maths and English tabs above.
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We have had a lovely week getting to know one another in Year 5. We have been busy discussing our classroom routines and deciding upon our aims for Year 5. We are all eager to achieve as much as we can this year and  we have created a display to share some of these targets with our peers.

5W 2015 - 2016

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We have made a lot of achievements recently. We have all received a first aid certificate after our training in health week. You can read our PSHE page to learn more.
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Lots of us have also received a pen licence after lots of progress in our writing.
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Well done to our brilliant tennis team who won their competition today.
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We have had a fun day at ESLA learning all about life in secondary school. We tried Science, Geography and ICT and we had a tour.
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We had some very special guests today. We were visited by a group of German children who we have been writing to. It was an amazing opportunity to meet new friends and extend our knowledge of Germany. We had great fun playing games together.
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We welcomed our visitors with a presentation about our city and our school.  We were able to compare our daily lives to theirs.
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We showed our German friends what we do in a day at School. We played sports and shared our French lesson with them.
We have more great achievements to celebrate. Ibrahim has been selected to play cricket for the city. Faidra helped the girls' football team become league champions. Joe and Josh were part of the boys' trophy winning football team. Well done to these children for making us all so proud. We need a bigger trophy cabinet!
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This week, we have been discussing diversity. We have spoken about our differences and how they make the world a special place. We wrote a poem about what we discovered.

it's good to be you, it's good to be me

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Two of our girls wrote a lovely poem of their own about diversity. It reminds us that we are all different and should be proud of what makes us who we are.

That is that

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Great news. Thanks to your generosity 5w won the tube challenge. Well done to everyone who donated. The money raised will help to improve our playground.
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Today we had a taster of Samba drumming. Even after only ten minutes, we created a fantastic sound. Samba club is on on a Monday lunch. It would be amazing if more of 5w joined.

Fish and chips, sausage and mustard!

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In Summer One we are swimming each week. We will be developing our skills, strength, confidence and stamina. We will need our kits every Thursday.
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We have a very talented class. Many of our children have been winning award and have been given medals for their incredible achievements. Well done for making us all proud.
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As it is Easter time and the build up to Spring, we have completed a range of crafts celebrating the new life that comes at this time of the year.
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Some of the class went to adventure club with Mr O Keefe. The rest of us had our very own adventure club in school. These activities are good to develop our fitness, co-ordination and team work skills.
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We took part in the school zumbathon to raise funds for playground improvements. Many thanks to anyone who sponsored us. We had a great time raising money for the school.
 
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March 3rd was World Book Day. We celebrated the importance of reading and writing. 5w made a fantastic effort with costumes of books characters.
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Tuesday this week was Safer Internet Day. We discussed how we can make the Internet a happy and safe environment for us all. Here are our pledges.

Safer Internet Day 2016

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Well done to all the pen licence winners in our class. A lot of other children are very close too. 

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Congratulations to 5w for their amazing assembly performance. We had singing, dancing, poetry, facts, technology and laughter. Mrs Moody has never been so proud. 

Football chants

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Tom Baker

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John Bishop

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Ken Dodd

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Wayne Rooney

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Steven Gerrard

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Cilla Black

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The Beatles

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Billy Fury

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Kitty Wilkinson

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Liverpool slang

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Merry Christmas from all of 5w!

5w loved making the most of the festive period. Here we are enjoying our Christmas party! 
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Many of 5w spent time this term learning how to improve their cycle safety skills. Congratulations to all those awarded a Bike Right certificate! 
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Year 5 have been working hard creating a museum display about Liverpool during WW2. Here are 5w exploring some artefacts and beginning to create their own interpretation boards. The artefacts and displays we have created will be on show in the hall on Tuesday after school- come in and see them.
Congratulations to all the members of 5w who achieved a first aid qualification.
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We are learning about life cycles in Science. We all learnt about the life cycle of a mammal, amphibian, reptile or insect and shared our learning with the class. We have been comparing these life cycles to our own.
Happy Father's Day to all the people who mean such a lot to us.
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It's health week and 5w have been learning about lots of ways to stay healthy and happy. There are some of our photographs on the Health Week page on the website. We had great fun testing the speed of local cars and discussing ways to stay safe on the road.
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Here are some of the other things we have been up to in this lovely sunny week. Ask us about them.

Year 5 went to the museum today. We looked at a Liverpool house set up as it would have been in World War 2. We also had a workshop based on the Titanic and visited the Titanic exhibition. Here we are in role as various passengers.

We will be studying gymnastics in P.E. this term. This week we have used our balance and felxibility to create various shapes with our bodies. We created letters and words- can you work out what they are?
In Maths we have been scaling a recipe. We worked out how much of each ingredient would be needed for one person and then multiplied this by how many people we needed our recipe to be for. We got to tatse the results of some of our recipes. Cheers.

We have planned and performed an investigation with this question as our hypothesis. We made different sized parachutes and tested them to see which was the fastest. We concluded that the smaller the parachute, the faster it was due to the lower amount of air resistance. We ensured that our test was fair by only changing the size of the parachute.

5W have been thinking about inspirational people. These are people who are so good at something that they make us want to be our best and try our hardest to achieve our dreams. We created a recipe including all the ingredients we will need to be inspirational in our own lives.

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We are studying World War Two with a particular focus on how it changed Liverpool. We will collect information and present it in a museum in the hall next term. We have been using primary and secondary sources of evidence to research evacuation from Liverpool. Do you have a story about evacuation that you could share with us?
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We have been real smarties in our Maths problem solving this week. We have been using the column method to solve addition, subraction and multiplication problems
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We have been improving our rounders skills in P.E. This week we talked about team work and tactics. Our batting skills are improving and we are working more closely as a team when we are fielding.

Booker Avenue went into an election frenzy today. We were electing representatives for our school council. We had heard manifestos from the candidates and all voted for our chosen representative. There was a lot of last minute canvassing and some incredible posters created to advertise the skills our candidates had to offer. 

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Here are our 5w candidates who stood for election
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Here we are casting our votes on our ballot papers
We made our presentations about religious festivals. We learnt all about Diwali, Ramadan, Easter, Hanukkah Christmas and Holi.
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Our diversity week display is nearly finished. Here are our finished designs.
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We also had a diversity week talk about families and how they come in all different shapes and sizes. We spoke about the things that all families have in common, no matter how different they are. 

In Science we are studying forces.We had a carousel of activities in which we experienced lots of different pushes and pulls. Can you see the forces of gravity, thrust, friction, lift and uplift acting in any of these images?

As part of our current diversity lessons, we read and discssed a fantastic poem, "The Crayon Box that Talked"

The Crayon Box That Talked

Shane DeRolf

While walking in a toy store the day before today

I overheard a crayon box with many things to say.

"I don't like Red!" said Yellow, and Green said, "Nor

do I!

And no one here likes Orange, but no one knows just

why."

"We are a bunch of crayons that doesn't get along,"

said Blue to all the others, "Something here is wrong!"

Well, I bought that box of crayons and took it home

with me,

And laid out all the colors so the crayons could all see.

They watched me as

I colored with Red and Blue and Green,

And Black and White and Orange and every color in

between.

They watched as Green became the grass and Blue became the sky.

The Yellow sun was shining bright on White clouds drifting by.

Colors were changing as they touched becoming something new.

They watched me as I colored, they watched 'til I was through.

And when I'd finally finished I began to walk away.

And as I did, the crayon box had something more to say.

"I do like Red!" said Yellow, and Green said, "So do I!

And, Blue, you were terrific so high up in the sky!"

"We are a box of crayons, each one of us unique.

But when we get together the picture is complete."

 

We agreed that, just like a box of crayons, all of our differences come together to make our world the exciting and interesting place that it is. We also discussed the importance of celebrating different backgrounds, skills and interests. To celebrate our different interests, we are creating a display containing a pencil crayon to represent each of us.

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In our studies of the highwayman, we have explored some of the characters in depth. Here are some examples of the first person sentences we wrote in our journals when we were acting as Tim the Ostler and were showing how he feels about the highwayman being in love with Bess.

 

I am really distressed about what happened earlier because the selfish highwayman and Bess, who has lovely, dark hair, have kissed!

Emma Newsham

 

“The highwayman and his gloomy horse are so rich. I can’t believe that the highwayman goes around in that velvet coat, which is beautiful, and robs people and I am stuck working for the landlord and hardly get paid at all”

James Cowpe

 

“I am very distraught because Bess, the landlord’s beautiful red lipped daughter, and the mean, horrible, ferocious highwayman have kissed. He is like a fox hunting its prey”

Jodie Collier

Here are some of our opinions about the Highwayman himself.
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In Big Write we are writing a play script about a chaotic family holiday. We planned our script by performing our play in groups. There was some very professional performances.
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We have been learning about rivers in Geography. We have been describing the journey of a river from source to mouth and naming the features you may expect to see. Ask us all about deltas, meanders and ox bow lakes.
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Massive congratulations to these heroic children who represented us in the Maths competition today. They came second in a very tough field and made us very proud! 
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In the Summer term we will be completing statistics and data handling activities. We have been surveying our peers and recording the results systematically.

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We collected information about the average number of coins turned by our class in 15 seconds and turned the information into a table and graph. We had some expert coin turners!
Our new English topic is narrative poetry. We have looked at some examples of narrative poetry and performed them to the class.
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We will be studying a narrative poem called "The Highwayman" Read the poem attached in the Word document below. Can you find any features of poetry in it?
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HAPPY EASTER from 5w and Mrs Moody!

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It was a bit stinky in 5w today.... We were exploring seaweed and its adaptations. We looked at its long, thin leaves, air bubbles and sticky substance. Some of us were brave enough to touch it...
In the coming term, Mrs Moody's Maths class will be applying their Maths knowledge to problem solving across the curriculum. To practise we have been reviewing how to solve a word problem.
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We have been bringing together our learning about the Maya. We had a game to remember facts and some of us researched the gaps in our knowledge. We used what we learnt to make posters and historical television shows in the style of horrible histories.
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Here is our class hero who helped the girls to win the girl's cross country this week. She came second in the race! We are so proud of her- the olympics here she comes!
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We have been learning about why oceans are important and about the threats that they face. We designed posters to persuade people to look after the oceans.
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Here is some of our advice about how we can help look after the Ocean...
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We have been using our best group work skills to create presentations about a religious festival in groups. We will make our presentations to the class. We have created a checklit of things tha most festivals have in common.

  • Eating food
  • Meeting with family and friends
  • Sharing cards or gifts
  • Giving to those less fortunate
  • Decorating homes and places of worship
  • Praying together
  • Singing special songs and/or dancing
  • Special services at place of worship
Year 5 very much enjoyed their trip to Bridge Chapel to learn about the Easter story and the Christian beliefs surrounding the festival.
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We have been learning about plant adaptations. We have been designing plants with special features to help them survive in the desert and polar climates.
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On Friday we very much enjoyed the solar eclipse. Mr Bell created a range of resources to help us see and monitor it.
We have been designing a menu for the Maya. We tried their recipe for cold cocoa. Here are our best tasting faces!
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These were the unusual ingredients..
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As promised I have chosen some of the beautifully presented work from today's lesson for our hall of fame.
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In Science we talked about why a plant grows a fruit. We looked at examples and found their seeds. We also tasted some examples. We had some funny faces with the lemons!
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We have been writing some fantastic recounts about life on the Titanic:

Dear diary,

When I first saw the boat at Cherbourg, I was astonished by how giant it was. I could see a lot of windows and black doors. When I opened the door to my stateroom I was amazed by how big my bed was. It was a curtained, luxurius bed.

Millie x 

Dear diary,

As I am writing this we are a few hundred miles from the docks of Cherbourg. I have met the captain- a wonderfully jolly but also courageous man. The highlight of it was the gala dinner because it was the greatest food I have ever eaten. I was surprised a ship could hold so many secrets.

Gabe x

We created a timeline of Titanic events to help us write our recounts.
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We practised our use of co-ordinates by playing battleships. There were some crafty tactics!
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A few weeks ago, Mrs Moody's English class wrote some fantastic free verse poetry. Here is our display.
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Read these example poems. Can you see any similes or metaphors?
After our cathedral trip, Mrs Moody's maths class have used their inspiration to create churches using 3-D nets.
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Year 5 had a fantastic trip to the Metropolitan Cathedral today. They listened beautifully to their guides and found out lots of interesting facts.
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We performed an investigation into the factors needed for seeds to germinate. We found that our seeds needed heat, oxygen and water to begin to grow.
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In English this term, Year 5 will be studying the Titanic and creating recounts related to the experience of being on the ship. We pretended to be news teams and hot seated a survivor to discover their feelings about being on the ship.
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Thursday 5th March was World Book Day. Everyone in 5w made lots of effort- we had James Bond, Paddington and Iron Man all in one room.

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Mrs Moody's Maths class got out their compass and protractor and made some 2-D and3-D book characters.

In computing we have been learning how to create patterns by manipulating shapes. We created tesselations (repeated patterns of geometric shaps without gaps or overlaps)

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Our Maths topic this half term is Geometry. We have been exploring the properties of 3-D shapes.

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We had a quiz about 2-D and 3-D shapes. We made, identified and described the properties of these shapes.
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5w have been studying Alaska. This week we talked about Alaskan animals and how they are adapted to their habitat. Most of us chose to write about the wolf. Here is some of our fantastic work.
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As part of our history topic we have been busy learning about and designing Mayan clothing.
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One of our finished creations:
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Mrs Moody's English class have loved making and sharing predictions about Romeo and Juliet. The ending suprised lots of us though!
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As part of Safer Internet day we have all made 3 pledges. We will keep our pledges to help make the Internet a happier and safer place. Ask us what are pledges are and how we will keep them