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River and Rowing Museum Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th July

Year 5 enjoyed their visit to this lovely museum this week.  Activities included: visiting the museum galleries; bird spotting (with real binoculars) on the River Thames; learning about food chains;  an introduction on the characteristics of living things, kingdoms, vertebrates, invertebrates and different phylum; classifying a range of living things (plants, vertebrates and invertebrates) using keys and labels; identifying different adaptations of animals suited to their environment.  We also had a lovely picnic on the river bank, in the sunshine, under a willow tree just like Ratty, Mole and friends. 

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Shakespeare Week - w/c 10th July 2017

Lucky Year 5 were gifted the tragedy Macbeth to study this week and what a fantastic play it is.  

Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's best known plays. It is a bloodthirsty tale of ambition, and the evils we will go to in order to get what we want. We follow the central character, Macbeth, as he plots and kills in order to become king. And as soon as he is crowned, we watch as his world falls apart around him.  We found that it had a little bit of something for everyone: fierce battles; brave Lords; murders by the handful; witches; a gory ghost; a hen-pecked husband and a scheming wife.

Here is a glimpse of our week for you to enjoy. 

 

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Year 5's Got Talent

Today was the semi-final of the Year 5 heats for Bedgrove's Got Talent.  Two acts from each class performed on the stage in the main hall for the rest of their year group.  We were treated to eight fantastic performances ranging from  comedy acts to dancing and singing; two of the acts were even performed by video link as two of the artistes were out of school today! There was so much talent on display and the audience had great difficulty in selecting the two acts to go through to the grand final.  The two acts representing Year 5 will be...... Ben Tucker (The Blindfolded Pianist) and Lucy Rimmer with her amazing solo performance from 'Wicked'.

 

 

Pictures of each act performing - excuse the blurred ones of Rosie; she dances so quickly!

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Stars Of The Week (23.06.17)

congratulations to the following:

Dominic - 5JH

Ayesha - 5PB

Kieran - 5NA

Emily - 5KL

Head Boy and Head Girl Presentation Information

Stars of the week (09.06.17)

5JH - Chiara

5PB - Danny

5NA - Ciaran

5KL - Dylan

 

8th June - vote day!

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Huge congratulations to this half term's Stars: Scarlett (5JH) Josh (5PB) Grace (5NA) Kiersten (5KL)

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Fabulous (and funny) homework

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Here is Morgan's life cycle homework. She even roped in her little brother Lewis to help!

More fabulous Homework

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Josh Gasson's amazing Lego Life-Cycle. Take a look!

Our latest stars 

Well done to the following children:

5JH- Seyda

5NA - Simona

5PB - Munya

5KL - Lucy 

5PB Theatre Company

Over the past few weeks, children in Miss Bates' class have independently written, directed, advertised, ticketed, and costumed a wonderful comic musical: 'The Theft of Thor's Hammer' based on the Viking myth that they had studied in Talk4Writing.  Lily, Isobel, Josh, Kayleigh, Amelia W, Billy and Ceira have been rehearsing their show for over a month and had enlisted other members of the class to help with props and music (Amy, Daisy and Danny) 

Today was their debut performance to half of Year 5 and a number of excited teachers.  It was a wonderful play and was extremely well received by all the audience who were lucky enough to be invited.  

Mrs Wilson said, " A fabulous performance by all!"

Miss Bates added, " Wow, what a talented cast and crew!"

And Miss Leonard was so overwhelmed by their hard work that she rushed out to buy two boxes of chocolates for the stars to share in their dressing afterwards.  

 

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Stars of the Week (28.04.17)

Well done to the following for being this week's stars:

5JH - Sophia

5KL- Owen

5NA - Rosie

5PB - Lily

 

And a special well done to Esme (5JH) who received a special star certificate for helping in the library over the Easter holidays. 

Authors Abroad - On Friday 28th April, 8 children spent the day at Stone Primary School working with the author Nick Cook . All learning was centred around Tornadoes. We wrote fiction pieces in the morning and then produced a script for a news report which we later filmed on a green screen.

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Here are 2 extracts from our filming. Children not on screen were working hard on filming, sound and auto-cues.

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Star of the Week

Congratulations to the following four boys who earned the first certificates of the Summer term:

Ihtisham - 5JH

Ben - 5PB

Zaine - 5NA

Fabio - 5KL

Star of the Half Term 

Big congratulations to this term's stars:

Ella - 5JH

Zaheer - 5KL

Charlie - 5NA

Libby - 5PB

Maths Hunt for set 1 and 2

Red Nose Day

We are very proud of our Red Nose Day fundraising. In assembly, we learnt how important the work is that Comic Relief do and the various ways that they help people in the UK and in Africa. As a school, we raised nearly £1500 through buying noses, raffle tickets and by creating our own nose out of money on the playground. 
Over the term, we have had a great time learning all about the Incredible Invaders. We started with our Wow Day where we made Celtic Brooches, Roman headdresses, Saxon biscuits and Viking helmets and we all dressed up as invaders. During this topic, we have learnt about why different groups of people invaded, how they changed the country, how they lived and what they left behind. 
On World Book Day, we were split into the houses of Hogwarts School. In the morning, we wrote poems and created images using the text. In the afternoon, we played Muggle Quidditch, dramatised the text and went to the Infant School to read to the Foundation class. We had a magical day!
We had an amazing time on our trip to Verulamium. We examined a mosaic floor and the heating system that was underneath it. We went to the ruins of the Roman theatre and imagined what it would have been like to be here as well as examining many artefacts in the museum itself. Not only this, but we also became history detectives and analysed REAL Roman artefacts to find out more about the Roman way of life. All of these experiences really helped us to imagine what it would have been like to live in the Roman times. 

We had a fantastic science day where we learnt all about environmental change. We took part in 4 activities over the day, each with a different focus:

Changing like the wind

We explored how the wind changes using bubbles to measure both direction and speed.

Beat the flood

A challenge to design and build a home before the floods arrive on Watu island.

Marine oil spill

An experiment to find out which materials best clean up an oil spill.

Environmental changes poster

Designing a poster which gives a clear message about global warming , what it's doing and how we can help. 

In English, we learnt all about persuasive writing and as part of this we made our own persuasive protest posters and marched against wolves eating bunny rabbits. 

Amazing Homework

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We are really impressed with the amount of effort that Joshua Gasson put into his short film! Please take a look.

Lewis Bock created this wonderful Celtic Round House.  It is built in the exact same way it would have been built in 500 BCE.  Look carefully at the interior and how the walls have been woven. 
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