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Sutton

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Last week we went into Sutton to see how it has changed over time.

Capacity and volume in maths

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This week in maths we are learning about volume and capacity.  Today the children investigated whether a 1 l juice carton has the same capacity as 1000 cm3 and successfully proved that it does.  

Bread Making

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Larch Class enjoyed making the bread they had designed today and created some tasty looking loaves.  Thank you Mrs Nijhuis and Mrs Torr for all your hard work!  
Well done to everyone who dressed up as a famous Londoner, for London History Day.  The children enjoyed learning about the suffragettes.

Maths- Dinosaurs

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In maths today, Larch Class carried out an investigation in pairs.  Each coloured cube was assigned a value e.g. red=0.82.  The children were asked to create a dinosaur (from cubes) which summed a given total e.g. 79.35.  They communicated well with each other whilst planning and building their dinosaurs. 

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In D.T. this half term, we have been learning about cams.  The children used cams to make a drop ride.  This was a challenging task, but they persevered and shared solutions to problems encountered. 

E-safety

 

We have been thinking about how to stay safe online over the last few weeks.  Here are some websites with more information to help.  Remember- most social media platforms have an age restriction of 13.

 

http://www.safetynetkids.org.uk/personal-safety/staying-safe-online/  

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers  

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Poems

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Poems

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Last week we read Joseph Coelho's poem 'If all the world were paper', then Year 5 wrote their own poems titled 'If all the world were a fairground'. Today, they all performed their poems to the class confidently and clearly.

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In Science today, Larch made marble runs and investigated how the size of the loop and height the marble was dropped from affected the centripetal force.  They used lots of scientific skills including controlling variables, measuring, observing , predicting and concluding.

Poetry Performances

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Poetry Performances

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Today Year 5 created story maps of poems, to help them perform the poems well.

Presenting Descriptions

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Today Larch Class demonstrated several of our school values, including being literate, being brave, being good communicators and being hard working, by writing lovely descriptions of a place of their choice and then presenting them confidently to the rest of the class.  

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Food Miles

Did you know that on average food travels a massive 1500 miles before it reaches our plate and £10.2 billion worth of food is wasted in the UK every year?  Today, we looked at maps and food labels, to identify where are food comes from and how many food miles it has traveled to get to us.  We also discussed things that we can do to help, for example buying locally sourced fruit and vegetables, not leaving food such as crusts and freezing food that may go off, before we have a chance to eat it.  

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Religious Education

 

In R.E. this half term, we have been exploring the question 'Did God intend Jesus to be crucified and if so was Jesus aware of this?'.  Today the children considered the question carefully, by looking at evidence from the bible, and came up with lots of thoughtful ideas.

Yet again, Larch Class impressed me with their communication skills today. They worked in pairs and small groups, to investigate how to make an open box with the largest possible volume, using a 20 cm x 20 cm piece of paper.

Yet again, Larch Class impressed me with their communication skills today.  They  worked in pairs and small groups, to investigate how to make an open box with the largest possible volume, using a 20 cm x 20 cm piece of paper.  1
Yet again, Larch Class impressed me with their communication skills today.  They  worked in pairs and small groups, to investigate how to make an open box with the largest possible volume, using a 20 cm x 20 cm piece of paper.  2
Yet again, Larch Class impressed me with their communication skills today.  They  worked in pairs and small groups, to investigate how to make an open box with the largest possible volume, using a 20 cm x 20 cm piece of paper.  3
Yet again, Larch Class impressed me with their communication skills today.  They  worked in pairs and small groups, to investigate how to make an open box with the largest possible volume, using a 20 cm x 20 cm piece of paper.  4

As part of our allotment topic this half term, Year 5 have been learning about the life cycles of flowering plants and butterflies. Here are some example pieces of work, from Bethan, Shivoham, Adam and Libby.

As part of our allotment topic this half term, Year 5 have been learning about the life cycles of flowering plants and butterflies. Here are some example pieces of work, from Bethan, Shivoham, Adam and Libby. 1
As part of our allotment topic this half term, Year 5 have been learning about the life cycles of flowering plants and butterflies. Here are some example pieces of work, from Bethan, Shivoham, Adam and Libby. 2
As part of our allotment topic this half term, Year 5 have been learning about the life cycles of flowering plants and butterflies. Here are some example pieces of work, from Bethan, Shivoham, Adam and Libby. 3
As part of our allotment topic this half term, Year 5 have been learning about the life cycles of flowering plants and butterflies. Here are some example pieces of work, from Bethan, Shivoham, Adam and Libby. 4

Travelling in a variety of ways, Larch created their own gymnastic routines yesterday. With their partners, they worked in unison, canon and mirrored each other to create effective sequences.

Travelling in a variety of ways, Larch created their own gymnastic routines yesterday.   With their partners, they worked in unison, canon and mirrored each other to create effective sequences. 1
Travelling in a variety of ways, Larch created their own gymnastic routines yesterday.   With their partners, they worked in unison, canon and mirrored each other to create effective sequences. 2
Travelling in a variety of ways, Larch created their own gymnastic routines yesterday.   With their partners, they worked in unison, canon and mirrored each other to create effective sequences. 3
Travelling in a variety of ways, Larch created their own gymnastic routines yesterday.   With their partners, they worked in unison, canon and mirrored each other to create effective sequences. 4
Travelling in a variety of ways, Larch created their own gymnastic routines yesterday.   With their partners, they worked in unison, canon and mirrored each other to create effective sequences. 5

On Friday during Golden Time, Larch class showed off their various talents.

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Anti- Smoking Presentations

 

Larch Class presented their home learning brilliantly today.  These presentations took a variety of forms including: posters, a quiz, a comic strip, powerpoint presentations and a booklet.  Thank you and your families for the effort.  We are now very aware of the negative impacts that smoking can have on many parts of the body.  

We had a great world book day, with lots of creative costumes.

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In D.T. this week, we bound books and designed illuminated letters to put on the front cover.

In D.T. this week, we bound books and designed illuminated letters to put on the front cover. 1
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In D.T. this week, we bound books and designed illuminated letters to put on the front cover. 3
In D.T. this week, we bound books and designed illuminated letters to put on the front cover. 4
In D.T. this week, we bound books and designed illuminated letters to put on the front cover. 5
In D.T. this week, we bound books and designed illuminated letters to put on the front cover. 6
In D.T. this week, we bound books and designed illuminated letters to put on the front cover. 7
In D.T. this week, we bound books and designed illuminated letters to put on the front cover. 8
In D.T. this week, we bound books and designed illuminated letters to put on the front cover. 9
In D.T. this week, we bound books and designed illuminated letters to put on the front cover. 10
In D.T. this week, we bound books and designed illuminated letters to put on the front cover. 11

This half term, Larch Class and Pine Class have enjoyed reading together.

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This morning, Larch Class worked brilliantly in groups, to create freeze frames of scenes from 'The Bear and the Piano'.

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This morning, Larch Class worked brilliantly in groups, to create freeze frames of scenes from 'The Bear and the Piano'. 3
This morning, Larch Class worked brilliantly in groups, to create freeze frames of scenes from 'The Bear and the Piano'. 4
This morning, Larch Class worked brilliantly in groups, to create freeze frames of scenes from 'The Bear and the Piano'. 5
This morning, Larch Class worked brilliantly in groups, to create freeze frames of scenes from 'The Bear and the Piano'. 6
This morning, Larch Class worked brilliantly in groups, to create freeze frames of scenes from 'The Bear and the Piano'. 7
This morning, Larch Class worked brilliantly in groups, to create freeze frames of scenes from 'The Bear and the Piano'. 8

This week Year 5 have been writing journals, as if they were around in 1348 (when the Black Death was in England).  This is Ivana's journal.  I was impressed with how carefully she had thought about every sentence, in order to create an effective piece of writing.  

This week Year 5 have been writing journals, as if they were around in 1348 (when the Black Death was in England).  This is Ivana's journal.  I was impressed with how carefully she had thought about every sentence, in order to create an effective piece of writing.   1
This week Year 5 have been writing journals, as if they were around in 1348 (when the Black Death was in England).  This is Ivana's journal.  I was impressed with how carefully she had thought about every sentence, in order to create an effective piece of writing.   2

Home learning - Larch – 26.1.17

 

All the children have had the BBC ‘500 words’ task sent home with them either on Parent Mail or via a paper copy. This will be their writing focus at home over the next fortnight. The children have also been given their ‘writing checklist’ that they use in class to edit and improve their work. They should use this to edit their work and also ensure their writing is being completed to the expected standard.

  • If your child has chosen to not do the 500 words challenge, you can get them to show you how they use their checklists in their work at school and what all the terminology means. Get them to show you written examples or even teach you how to use them in your own writing!

Over the next two weeks, children will be working on fractions, decimals and percentages. They will be working on converting mixed numbers to improper fractions, adding and subtracting fractions and then onto multiplying fractions. Following this, their focus will be converting these fractions into decimals and percentages. Their Mathletics tasks will be tailored to focus on these areas of Maths to support their lessons. If they wish to, the children can stay at lunchtime in agreement with their teacher.

We have been working on time this week focusing on different time problems. Telling the time is an important life skill so if your child finds this hard, please could you revise this with them in your day to day lives. E.g. How long does the TV show last? The chicken needs to go in the over for 50 minutes and we are eating at 8pm, what time should it go in? Or more simply, what is the time? Getting the children to say the time really helps their learning.

 

With the money raised from the Christmas Fayre, the children were all giving the option to choose (as a class) what they would like to do with their share which came to £65. Larch Class have decided to buy a game for the class to use at wet play, a set of David Walliams books and will donate the rest to Cancer Research.

Today in PSHE we discussed the aspirations and goals of children in rural Kenya. Some of these aspirations were similar to our own, for example to get certain jobs and travel to different places around the world.

Today in PSHE we discussed the aspirations and goals of children in rural Kenya. Some of these aspirations were similar to our own, for example to get certain jobs and travel to different places around the world. 1

Computing - December 2016

 

This week year 5 have been coding in Computing and have made their own games on Scratch.

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What makes us happy?

 

On Friday 9th December, in PSHE we talked about what makes us happy.  The top two things which make Larch class happy are family and friends.  We also discussed how what we value depends on our culture and situation.

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Stargazers (Home Learning)

 

I was very impressed with the children's home learning this week.  Thank you to the children's families for your help.  

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Moon Textiles

 

The children persevered when they met challenges and helped each other well, in order to create great moon textiles.

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Year 5 Eco Workshop

 

We were lucky enough to have an Eco workshop run by Ecolocal on Thursday. During our workshop, the children were asked to think about all the different ways which they use energy in the home on a daily basis and what our lives would be like if we didn't have this energy at the touch of a button.

 

The children then sorted the ways which we use power into their different purposes. Some of the results were shocking!

 

Finally, the children looked at the different ways in which energy is used in our homes - see if the children can give you some tips of how to save energy. The children have a booklet to take home with them and a poster competition at the back. They have to two weeks to bring that back into school where there will 3 prizes given for each class.

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