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Year 5 Blog

Find out what we are doing in Year 5.

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  • Vicious Vikings... or were they? 

    Published 14/01/18, by Leonnie Martignetti

    This term in Year 5 sees us jumping in our time machines and travelling back in time to between 800 and 1100AD in Viking England.

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  • TT Rockstars

    Published 14/01/18, by Leonnie Martignetti

    Timestables Rockstars

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  • It's A Wonderful Time of the Year

    Published 04/12/17, by Zoe Duggan - Webmaster

    Next week sees us all explore our English skills through poetry.  Lots of the children will be exploring the poem ‘Twas the night before Christmas’ by Clement C Moore.  They will learn from a wonderful picture book version illustrated by Robert Ingpen.  This block of learning will see the children orally re-telling the poem before going on to re-tell it as a story with lots of their own imaginative detail.

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  • Music Celebration

    Published 04/12/17, by Zoe Duggan - Webmaster

    Next week (7 December) sees our first Year 5 music celebration assembly.

    Those children who spend time learning and practising have been invited to perform a piece of their choice to the year group.

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  • Sporting Success

    Published 04/12/17, by Zoe Duggan - Webmaster

    In Year 5 we have lots of sports enthusiasts who take part in the different sporting activities in school as well as extra-curricular activities.

    The cross-country team saw all of their hard work and determination pay off during a fantastic 1.5km cross-country event at The Milton Keynes Bowl.  The Loughton Junior Boys had incredible success and were rewarded with first place.

    The basketball and badminton teams have also seen their efforts pay off this half term with 4th place positions respectively in their events.

    During our celebration assemblies we have also had the opportunity to share in the children’s extra-curricular dancing, gymnastics and football (to name but a few) successes.  It is wonderful to see the children get up in front of their peers and share.  We look forward to more sharing in the future.

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  • Amazing English this half-term

    Published 04/12/17, by Zoe Duggan - Webmaster

    So far this half term, during our English lessons, we have been exploring the theme of Asylum Seeking.  As a year group we have shared the wonderful book ’The Silence Seeker’ by Rob Morley.  The story sees a young boy by the name of Joe mishear his mum tell him about the new family of asylum seekers in their building.  Instead he believes them to be a silence seeker.  The son of the family and Joe go on a journey to find a silence before the family unexpectedly leave.  With the children, we have explored the lives of asylum seekers and the journeys they have to take to find refuge.

    Within this block of learning the children have created some incredibly thoughtful, and often emotive, writing.  They have thought carefully about both Joe and the boy’s experience and through this they have learnt a lot.

    As we move forward with our English curriculum we hope the children have taken something long-lasting from their learning this half-term.

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  • Mastery Maths

    Published 17/11/17, by Zoe Duggan - Webmaster

    In 2014 the curriculum that children are required to meet changed.  They are now required to reason, problem solve and discuss methods in maths rather than simply gain the answer.  In Year 5 we are now teaching for mastery in maths.

    This means we are no longer simply following the process to get to the right answer, which previously denied children who struggled with memory recall to truly achieve, we are interested in developing understanding and explaining how or why something can be the answer. This approach leaves the children capable of making the required links to problem solve.

    The Mastery approach happens in small steps ensuring that each piece of learning is secure and embedded.  For those learners that grasp concepts quickly they are then challenged with deeper questioning and extension tasks requiring them to explain and reason.

    So far this year in Year 5 the children have been learning about place value, addition and subtraction.

    This is an example of a child engaging with challenge at a deeper level.  The child has demonstrated their learning and understanding of link between the different concepts. 

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