Welcome to Year Five

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Year 5's Blog

Staying healthy

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As part of our healthy eating curriculum, we also encourage healthy lifestyle choices. Because of all the delicious foods we've been eating all week, we knew we needed some physical activity to make use of the energy stores we had built up. Thankfully, Mrs Speight was on hand to lead a fantastically fun, yet challenging, circuit. The circuit worked our entire bodies and so made good use of our energy stores.


This is shaping up to be a tough one!

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Our CHIPS challenge over the last two weeks has been frustratingly addictive. We tried to make use of our shape, perimeter and area knowledge along with resources but for a time it looked like the challenge was simply a trick question. Until, showing resilience, one by one people around the room started to figure the problem out. Do you think you have what it takes to make it in Year Five? Try this problem out for yourself!


Pizza anyone?

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Today the culinary experts of Year Five tested their hand with pizza making. We had to be patient and wait for our turn to use equipment and use all our food hygiene knowledge. We had to chop our own ingredients, (under adult supervision) so that we had to think if we wanted them enough to spend the time chopping them. After 5-10 minutes in the oven our 'practically perfect pizza' was ready to sample... Unfortunately no pizzas survived the sampling process. Consequently, if you want to try one you'll have to come to afternoon tea with KS2!


Well, that' the icing on the cake!

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To finish our Year Five menu, we focussed on how to present food to make it look more appetising. However, we did make our own vanilla frosting and chose what colour we'd like to use. Unfortunately, decorating is hungry work so we ate the outcomes! But luckily we got some pictures to show what you can expect at KS2’s Afternoon Tea.


Proving a hypothesis

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3 identical jugs of water. However, one weighs more, how is this possible? This was the challenge set to y5 this week. We came up with a few scientific theories investigating the contents of jug C. Finally we decided to use our water cycle knowledge, in combination with our scientific equipment, and cause a chemical reaction. We evaporated the water and condensed it using a cold tray. We were left with sodium (salt) crystals in the pan. We looked at the crystals using our magnifying glass. This proved Mr Shillaw had dissolved salt into jug C to increase its density!


Have you ever made you own sandwich?

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This half term, our writing focus is on instruction and explanation texts. Because we are also looking at preparing healthy foods, we made ham and cheese sandwiches and then wrote instructions detailing how to make them complete with a persuasive opening.


Sports afternoon at St Pius

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year Five were invited to a sports afternoon at St Pius where we were able to meet some of our potential future teachers and try some fun sporting activities. We enjoyed our sports hall athletics and gymnastic sessions with the other primary schools in our learning community.


KS2 Lenten journey.

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In keeping with our school's catholic ethos, KS2 went on a Lenten journey in preparation for our Easter celebrations. They completed activities and learnt about Palm Sunday, the last supper, the garden of Gethsemane and the crucifixion.


Vex IQ UK finals!

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Our 'Crazy Coders' made the trip down to Birmingham for the regional finals of the VEX IQ tournament. As one of the top 40teams in the country, we faced some challenging competition from secondary school students. We were one of only a few primary schools to  make it so far. We placed 29th in the challenge part of the competition (following events beyond our control) and an impressive 16th in our skills section thanks to some superb piloting and programming from our team. There were also interviews to give to expert judges where we impressed with our teamwork and technical knowledge. We even had time to go around the science fair and experience some really cool tech and science first hand! Fantastic work, 'Crazy Coders'!


Chinese experience

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We were visited this week by achinese activity workshop. We painted some beautiful Chinese plates and took part in dragon and lion dances, all while learning about Chinese culture. A very fun and educational day!