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Year 5 2019/2020

Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed the SPOT workshop learning about CPR and what to do in an emergency!

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On Thursday 19th December, Rev Ruth Chapman kindly visited to lead our Christmas Service to Years 5 & 6.
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As part of our R.E. lesson, we made our very own Christingles. We learned about the symbolism of each part of the Christingle: the light represents the light of Jesus, the orange represents the world, the sticks represent the four compass directions, the red ribbon represents the blood of Jesus and the fruits and sweets skewered on the sticks represent the fruits of the Earth. The end results were very beautiful and they also tasted very nice!  See above.

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Hornbeam Class enjoyed developing their teamwork and leadership skills in our weekly PE lessons by planning their own mini sessions and delivering them to the rest of the class. It was a great success overall, and fantastic to see the aspiring teachers of the future! We look forward to seeing how the rest of the sessions develop! See Below.
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Children in Need

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Year 5 journeyed to Ashford to link our classroom learning about Rivers to practical experience at a water treatment centre. After walking around the reservoir, we saw the cleaning process water goes through so that we can drink it from our taps. Using our noses, we also tested some water samples and learned the difference in quality of water depended on where the samples were from. Overall, it was an enjoyable day full of learning and fun with our friends!   See above.

Ashford Waterworks Visit

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Today we had the pleasure of meeting four alpacas. We learnt the difference between llamas and alpacas and now know to look out for the shape of their ears and if their ears are pointy (instead of banana shaped) then they’re alpacas. There are over 22 different shades of alpacas, which we were all stunned by. Some of us were able to reach the alpacas to give them a good stroke- their fur was surprisingly soft!   See above.

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We’ve been having fun in Maths this week learning about fractions. We can now convert, find equivalents and simplify fractions.


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Year 5 enjoyed learning how to produce graffiti as artwork. We discussed the appropriate artistic uses of graffiti and created our own name tags.

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Year 5 had the pleasure of Mr Kennard for a 6 week Healthy Futures Programme where the children learned about healthy behaviours like brushing their teeth, attitudes to mental health and emotions as well as participating in a physical bleep test. The children managed to set targets for their own personal development which they hoped to achieve by the end of the course.

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Year 5 enjoyed writing prayers to go on the display board in St James‘ Church for the Harvest Festival.  See above.

Harvest Display for St James' Church

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