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Year 5

Butterflies

In Year 5 we have been extremely fortunate to have experienced our very own class pets this half-term: butterflies! We have looked after our butterflies since they were little, fragile caterpillars and have nurtured them through their chrysalis stage. Now that they have all metamorphosed into their final stage, we’ve released the butterflies into our wild forest area for them to fly free; although, they seemed to be in no hurry to leave us!

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Easter Egg Hunt

Year 5 had great fun during their Easter Egg Hunt on the last day of term.

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FA RESPECT Programme

Year 5 were very lucky as they were visited by players from Yeovil Town FC during their RESPECT workshop which taught the children how to show respect others both in sport and in their daily lives.
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Children's Parliament

Preston Primary competed in the Children's Parliament which involved them presenting an argument in the Taunton County Hall Council Chambers to other schools as well as an audience of headteachers, councillors and members of parliament. It was a great experience and the children did extremely well, both Mrs Hares and I were very proud of them - especially poor Henry, who was suffering from tonsillitis at the time and had been off school!

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World Book Day

Year 5 enjoyed World Book Day by listening to some audiobooks and doing artist studies of famous illustrators as well as check out of the window at all times for the oncoming snow! 

 

Year 5 Science

In science this term, Year 5 have been learning about the properties of materials. As part of this, the children did a lesson on reversible changes that included an experiment on separating a variety of solutions. Using the correct scientific methods, the students managed to separate a variety of mixtures such as: rice and coins, sand and mud as well as salt water. After successfully completing the experiments by returning the solutions back to their original materials, the children reflected on their experiment by writing a report. 

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Creatures in the Classroom

Below are pictures from our three week unit of work around the Creatures in the Classroom competition. We created our own compendium of beasts from across our two Year 5 classes and water-coloured our creations as well as writing about them and their - often very strange - habits. We have taken pictures of the two class winners as well as the book as a whole. We are also having a Harry Potter Day on Monday 5th February which will involve the making of potions in cauldrons, Quidditch and being Sorted into the Houses - YAY! The last photo is from today's lesson where our creature has eaten Mrs Dimbleday's cat and we must write a litter of apology for it - the children's work was hilarious!

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Virtual Reality

This week Year 4 and 5 were lucky enough to have a virtual reality experience. We all got to have a trip through the solar system and visit the planets. It was great fun and we found out lots of amazing facts.

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Selected Year 5 (& 6) Aeronautical Visit

24 children from years 5 and 6 were selected to take part in an aeronautics day at the Fleet Air Arm Museum. After a presentation by university students, the children were tasked with making a helicopter prototype and an aerofoil. The helicopter was dropped from 6 metres to test how slowly it descended and the aerofoil was placed in a wind tunnel to gauge the lift it created. All the children had a fantastic day and really enjoyed themselves.

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Year 5 Netball

The first netball lesson of the year coached by Sherborne girls' school did not get off to the best of starts!

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Author Talk

Year 5 were honoured to have a visit from author Gill Lewis who talked about being an author and the issues surrounding wildlife in the U.K.  Gill also signed copies of her book for the children.
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Better Healthy Futures

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Osmington Bay Residential September 2017

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Tuesday Afternoon

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Monday Afternoon

Raft building at the Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy.

 

At approximately 12pm Year 5 arrived at Osmington Bay for the start of their residential stay.

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Easter Craft

With love and care, we made made paper flowers to celebrate Easter and reward a special someone in our lives.

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Topic Discussions

Following on from our Topical Tuesday work, which involves current events and discussing topical issues, we read through a copy of First News and gave presentations on a topic of our choosing from the newspaper.  Callum and Connor told us all about the lynx - I had no idea that there were so many types!

 

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NSPCC Workshop

Year 5, along with the whole of KS2, learned how to stay safe and safeguard themselves during an assembly by the the NSPCC.

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Extended Writing

We acted out a scene involving a particularly scary monster and a weary traveller that became the foundation for planning an extended write involving direct speech.
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Lantern Parade

Year 5 created some lanterns  (see above) and entered the Yeovil Lantern Parade - thank you to all those that attended the event!

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Year 5 BIG Art

Year 5 had an awesome afternoon doing some Big Art which was the culmination of an exciting topic on graffiti. The children created stencils and then etched them onto the   playground using chalk - it was nearly as messy as it was fun!

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Year 5 Visit Ashford Waterworks

Year 5 were lucky enough to visit Ashford Waterworks and learn about water and rivers. We learned lots about the reservoir and the factory and participated in some challenging and exciting activities. As part of an investigation, we found out how the reservoir was cleaned and saw the computer systems controlling it. We all had an amazing visit and went home thinking about our own water usage.

Jasmine Green.

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Visit from Theatre Group

Year 4 & 5 were lucky enough to be visited by an African Theatre Group called Tangle in early October.

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Preparation for a Maths Lesson

Percentages

Uploaded by MrMale Maths on 2017-10-12.

Osmington Bay Residential September 2017

18/09/2017 - All have arrived safe and well!

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