Class 5

Class Five Update - April 2017

We have had a few very busy weeks in Class Five, both before and after Easter.  We have enjoyed getting stuck in to our projects for the Arts Festival, and finishing off our topic work based on St Lucia.  As an end of topic treat we baked some banana bread and baked bananas - everyone enjoyed getting stuck into the cooking (and eating!!).

Before we broke up for Easter we enjoyed spending time with Richard Hart, investigating some owl pellets.  Everyone loved examining the contents of the pellets, using keys and classification grids to help us identify the bones we found!  We also had lots of fun creating our solar system display which is now scattered all over our ceiling in class - come in and have a look!


This weeks spellings are below, and we are working on division facts from the 7 times table.

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city

circle

circus

civil

cell

census

bicycle

cycle

cyclist

fancy

circular

cylinder

ceiling

celebrate

celebrity

celebrate

ceremony

century

cereal

census

circumstance

cinnamon

circulation

discipline

celebrate

celebrity

centigrade

centipede

cellophane

certificate

Class Five Update - 17th March 2017

This week in Class Five we have been getting stuck into our debate topic based on the Cap Estate in St. Lucia.  Everyone created brilliant powerpoints, and presented these to the class in a very professional manner.  This was followed by a very intense question and answer session, in which Saul, Corbin, Cameron and Finley proved that they will be very quick-thinking businessmen in the future!


This week also saw us all celebrating World Book Day, and as you can see, we had some pretty amazing costumes in school on Friday!


Our homework for this week is based on World Book Day – please see the sheet below.  Our spellings are also included, and continue with our work on word roots.

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act

actor

action

call

recall

calling

pack

packet

package

backpack

shake

shakily

shaken

electric

electrical

electricity

take

mistake

mistaken

overtaking

examine

examination

heroic

heroism

heroine

light

lightning

delighted

approval

disapprove

Class Five Update - 10th March 2017

 

This week we have enjoyed continuing with our topic work and starting to plan for our debate session based on the future of a St Lucian banana plantation. We have also carried on with our work exploring the steel drums, and are now experts at playing 'Oh When The Saints'!  We have also started a new unit of work in maths, based on decimals, and as the photos show we have enjoyed using playdoh to make our own Base Ten decimal pieces.

Spellings: Friday 10th March...

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circus

circle

circular

transfer

transport

transplant

telephone

television

telescope

telegraph

autograph

autopsy

automobile

circulate

circle

circus

circular

telephone

television

telescope

circumference

circumnavigate

circumstance

circulate

autograph

autobiography

transparent

translate

transplant

transport

Class Five Update - 3rd March 2017

This week we have a report from Cory, telling you all a little about what we have been up to.  Our weekly spellings are included at the bottom of the report!

What have we been up to?

Welcome back to the class 5 web page!

This week we have done multiplication of fractions and mixed number fractions. We have also been trying an experiment using the sun [Mrs Turner has been waiting for a sunny day since January 2017!], a shadow stick, chalk and a metre stick. The results are shown in our photographs.   We all had great fun.

Steel drums

Oh, when the saints,

Oh, when the saints,

Oh, when saints go marching in........

Our topic this term is St. Lucia, so far we have learnt about the island, the slave trade and started to think if we think Tourism is a good thing or a bad thing, we are going to debate! So, to carry on with our topic and have a treat we learnt how to play the steel drums, as St. Lucians use them and steel bands are very popular there! It was really fun and was truly appreciated. I hit the notes quite loud! We have been learning how to play "When the saints go marching in" and we are hoping to play it to the whole school soon.

Finishing Fractions

This week we have also been finishing our work/unit on fractions, as we have learnt how to times proper fractions, improper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers. Again, we played the chocolate fractions game, everyone was begging Mrs Turner to let them eat the chocolate but it didn't bother me because I don't like chocolate. It was great fun though. However, I have never won so i'm devastated!!

By Cory Stevens

Class Five Spellings: March 3rd 2017

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area

ski

menu

idea

zero

safari

banana

hero

bandana

gecko

banana

tarantula

zero

hero

menu

torpedo

graffiti

kimono

safari

bandana

anaconda

nausea

spaghetti

torpedo

magnolia

graffiti

kimono

impromptu

tarantula

safari

Class 5 Report 24th February

 

This week we have been doing Science and working out how big the sun is.  We have found out that around 107 earths would fit in a line across the middle of the sun. We worked this out by putting 1ps down the middle of the circle we drew with string that was 1.06m long.

We have also been finishing our Chinese New Year celebrations, by making our lanterns and finishing the finals of our chopstick races. Eden Downing proved she was the Class Five Chopstick Champion, and won one hundred house points! It was a very close race!

This week we have been doing art with Simon drawing St. Lucian elements, for example: Palm trees, parrots, mountains and rivers.

Also we have played the chocolate fractions game, unfortunately we didn’t get to eat it – maybe next week!

By Erin Jowett, Evie Chandler-Galt, Finley O’Reilly

Class Five Spellings - Friday 24th February

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goodnight

teapot

landlord

somewhere

someone

something

sometimes

bedpost

outside

weekend

playground

anybody

everybody

weekend

football

bedroom

someone

somewhere

something

sometimes

blackboard

grandmother

household

raspberry

goodnight

handkerchief

tablecloth

grasshopper

playground

cloakroom

Class Five Update: 11th February 2017

This week has seen the end of our swimming block, and lots of fun activities in school.   We all enjoyed our swimming lessons, and would like to say a huge thank you to Laura and all of the staff at Ruby Oak Park for looking after us all so well.   We've continued with our chopstick challenge, and the final races will be played when we get back to school after half term.   To finish our work on Chinese New Year off, we worked with Mrs Price to learn how to introduce ourselves in Chinese.

This week's homework is a maths problem based on The Treasure Box, along with some spellings and reading activities.  After half term we will be completing our times table target testers, so there are no specific times tables to be learnt this week.

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horrible

terrible

possible

invisible

legible

visible

horribly

terribly

possibly

visibly

miserable

adorable

respectable

reliable

valuable

horrible

terribly

responsible

possible

edible

responsible

reversible

invincible

indestructible

susceptible

miserable

respectable

dispensable

valuable

reliable

 

Class Five Update: 4th February 2017

We have had a really busy week with our swimming lessons, a fabulous session with Sophie from Beaford Arts, and learning all about Chinese New Year.  As the pictures show, we've all enjoyed getting stuck into new challenges, and we've had lots of fun while we have learnt new things.

This week's homework is based on The Highwayman, and there is a copy of the homework letter below.   We are also still working on the spellings from the previous update, with the test for these coming up on Friday 10th Feb.

Class Five Update: January 2017

Welcome back to the Class Five page.  We've had a really busy start to the New Year in school, and everyone has loved getting stuck back in!  We have started to study a new topic based on St Lucia and life in the Caribbean, which is certainly making us all think about holiday plans for the year!

We have also got our swimming block weeks coming up this term - from Monday 30th Jan to Thurs 2nd Feb, and from Monday 6th Feb - Thurs 9th Feb.

We have been very pleased to congratulate Sian, who has been reading non-stop so far this year, and has already completed her first book track in Class Five.   As you can see she is very proud of herself - and rightly so!

Below are a few more photos from the last few weeks - with more to follow as we get stuck into the new term.

Our spellings for the week are also included here.

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potion

motion

lotion

creation

emotion

fraction

fiction

direction

portion

reaction

reaction

subtraction

ambition

promotion

education

passion

mission

nation

station

 

communication

pronunciation

conservation

temptation

expectation

demonstration

translation

revolution

competition

pollution

 

Before Christmas we were really lucky to have Tracey come in and help us with some Christmas Crafts.  It was a well earned break from the Killer Queen rehearsals and performances, and everyone enjoyed being creative in a crafty way!  Here we are with our finished products.

Vix sent Mrs T this fantastic photo of Brooke - who literally read until she dropped during the Sponsored Read in October!

Some of our lovely Class Five ladies at a climbing competition!

Class Five Update - Friday 21st October 2016

Hello again!  Welcome back to our class page.  As you can see from the news page we have been really busy over the past few weeks.  We have visited Poundstock Gildhouse as part of our topic work, practiced our sign language and singing for the Harvest Festival, and danced the night away at the Halloween Disco.   As the photos below show, we have had loads of fun!  Hopefully everyone is having a restful half term break, ready for the run in to Christmas!

The spellings for the next spelling test are shown below - and we are also practicing the 7 Times Table.

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general

listen

family

easily

similar

carpet

Wednesday

Literacy

Library

January

January

Wednesday

medicine

similar

enormous

business

generally

vegetable

interested

listening

business

Wednesday

dangerous

familiar

vegetable

marvellous

mysterious

generous

poisonous

precious

Class Five Update: Friday 7th October 2016

Welcome back to the Class Five page! We have had a really busy week, with lots of hard work thrown in.   As you can see from the pictures below we had loads of fun with our science experiments this week - replicating the human digestive system.   Check back next week for a report about our experiment!

Class Five Spellings - Friday 7th October

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son

sun

be

bee

bean

been

see

sea

know

no

knot

not

shore

sure

there

their

they’re

where

wear

we’re

band

banned

made

maid

they’re

there

their

two

too

to

Class Five Update: Friday 30th September 2016

Hello everyone.  Welcome back to the Class Five webpage.  We have had a really busy and very productive few weeks back in school - as the photos below show.  This week we visited RHS Rosemoor to finish our work on the poem Jabberwocky - we filmed our own video of the poem which will hopefully be uploaded to the school youtube channel shortly.

Over the past two weeks we have also been busy getting stuck into our topic and science work.  We have been making marzipan Tudor Rose's - sweetmeats as they were called during the Tudor period.  We have also been finding out about the systems in the human body, and have enjoyed making a model 'pump' to gain an understanding of how the heart works.  As the photos below show, we are having lots of fun getting stuck in to our work!

Spellings - 30th September (for test on 7th October) - with 4 x Table
Click here for the letter about our trip to Poundstock Gildhouse 
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able

capable

disable

cable

enable

fable

fixable

table

unable

stable

disable

capable

notable

portable

washable

timetable

reasonable

comfortably

comfortable

reasonably

acceptable

adaptable

fashionable

imaginable

comfortable

admirably

comfortably

considerably

reasonably

reliably

Class Five 2016 - 2017

Welcome back to a new school year and a new group of children in Class Five. We will do our best to use our class web page to share with everyone the things we have been up to in class, and also as a place to keep spellings and homework etc!  We have had a fantastic first week back, and everyone has enjoyed getting stuck into some challenges and games.  We have lots of lovely photos to upload to the page in the next few days so please check back to see what we have been up to!

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Class Five Update – Friday 7th November

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Hello again. Welcome back to our page!  We all enjoyed our half term break, and have had an action packed week in school to get the next half term started! Stephen and Evie have written a report about our week below – we hope you enjoy reading it!

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Monday 2nd November

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On Monday we had 2 new helpers in class5 called Miss Hedge and Miss Balsdon they are here for teaching experience. First we did maths time’s table challenge then we did a firework question. After break we spilt into pairs on our literacy answering long questions about The Prince the Cook and The Cunning king. In science we talked about what a plant need to germinate for a fair test. After school the brass group practiced in our class.

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Tuesday 3rd November

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In the morning we did maths and we learnt what factors and multiples were. After break we did Nouns, Adjectives, Adverbs and Verbs. After lunch there was a lot of people doing gymnastics. We also did timelines about the characters in the book of the prince the cook and the cunning king.

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Wednesday 4th November

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This morning we did maths videos about factors and multiples everybody did well we used Numicon Cuisenaire rods and Multi link. After break we did literacy where we were looking at certain words in the stories we are reading. In the afternoon we did rangoli patterns P.E and guided maths. After school some people did textiles .

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Thursday 5th November

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On Thursday we had Mr Sleeman in the morning talked about Guy Fawkes day (Guido Fawkes) and we talked about horrifically grim stuff!!  After break we talked about metaphors similes rhyming words imagery and rhyming couplets some people went out to band practise. After lunch some people went out to climbing and the others wrote firework poems. After school some of us did climbing and some of us did athletics.

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Friday 6th November

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This morning we did literacy we looked at the vocabulary of Terry Dearys story The Prince The Cook and The Cunning King and write our own ending of the book. After that we learnt about the two princes in the tower and tried to find out who killed the princes. After school some of us did badminton.

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Class Five Spellings: Monday 9th November

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We weren’t able to run our spelling test on Friday, so we will change to our new spellings on Monday 9th Nov.  Hopefully we will be able to test these on Friday 13th, and get back on track!

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general

listen

family

easily

similar

carpet

Wednesday

Literacy

Library

January

January

Wednesday

medicine

similar

enormous

business

generally

vegetable

interested

listening

business

Wednesday

dangerous

familiar

vegetable

marvellous

mysterious

generous

poisonous

precious

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We are also learning the seven times table this week.

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Class Five Update: Friday 9th October

Hello again.   Class Five have had a very exciting week practicsing for our imminent musical performances and continuing with our topic studies.  Ellen and Olivia T have written a report about our week to let you all know what we have been up to!  Our spellings have also been included - these won't be tested until 23rd October, so that the children can make sure they have learnt the words to the songs we will be using in our performances next week!

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Monday 5th October

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On Monday we practised our songs for the harvest festival. In maths we used Numicon , Cuisenaire and Base Ten to find out what adding looked like . We were also planning our own jabberwocky poems.

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Tuesday 6th October

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On Tuesday we had Gym and it was lots of fun. We also practised our harvest festival songs with the brass band, ukuleles, guitars and Mrs Turner. We also wrote up are final Jabberwocky poems.

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Wednesday 7th October

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On Wednesday morning we went to the hall for school play auditions.

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The play will be about a child who got teleported to a city…the play auditions were very impressive.   There was a cross country in Holsworthy all the runners were very strong and all did very well. The vicar also very kindly came in to do a assembly for the whole school.

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Thursday 8th October

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On Thursday morning it was national poetry day so we talked about what poetry was and wrote a little bit for fun.

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We also had climbing with Simon it was really exciting. We also made our own rugby posters as we are having are own rugby world cup in school.

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Friday 9th October

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On Friday morning we had spelling and times tables test and everybody did brilliantly. For maths we were trying to understand what subtraction is and we were using base ten to act it out. We also had lots of fun practicing recorders and we also drew Jabberwocky pictures for the wall.

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Class Five Spellings: Friday 9th October 2015ÂÂ

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son

sun

be

bee

bean

been

see

sea

know

no

knot

not

shore

sure

there

their

they’re

where

wear

we’re

band

banned

made

maid

they’re

there

their

two

too

to

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We are also learning our 5 x tables.

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Class Five Update: Friday 2nd October

Welcome back!  This week has been action packed (as always) with lots of new and exciting things starting.   Lily and Connor's report below explains some of the things we've been up to , so please read on!!  Mrs T has also finally updated last week's report, so you can keep up to date with everything we have been up to.   This week's spellings have also been added (Stephen!!!), along with the homework details!

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Monday

On Monday morning we did guided maths with Mrs Turner and a carousel in our house groups. This afternoon we did some rugby world cup research.  We took a country each and learnt about that country so that we could make posters with facts for our Rugby World Cup display.ÂÂ

Tuesday

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Today we had Mr Sleeman. In the morning we did adding decimals then we did our rugby posters till lunchtime. After lunch we did commando cricket in our house groups.

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Wednesday

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This morning we had a mental maths test then at half 9 we did harvest singing. After singing we talked about the books we like to read, and decided on the groups of books we are going to use in class.In the afternoon we had PE.

Thursday

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Today we had Mr Sentence in the morning we did rugby posters. After break we started our tag rugby competition. When we finished rugby we did climbing with Simon.

Friday

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This morning we watched the MM Theatre and their play ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’.  Our class stayed behind at the end and did a workshop which was good because we saw how they did the show.ÂÂ

After play the children who want to be librarians went down to the library to speak about the new scanner, and find out what we will be doing when it is our turn.

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In the afternoon we did poetry and then we did recorders.ÂÂ

By Lily & Connor

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Class Five Spellings: Friday 2nd October

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able

capable

disable

cable

enable

fable

fixable

table

unable

stable

disable

capable

notable

portable

washable

timetable

reasonable

comfortably

comfortable

reasonably

acceptable

adaptable

fashionable

imaginable

comfortable

admirably

comfortably

considerably

reasonably

reliably

We are also working on the 4 x table, and completing book recommendations for our reading recommendation file as our homework.   All of this work needs to be finished by Friday 9th October.

Class Five Update: Friday 25th September

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Class Five page!  We have had another hectic week in class, and everyone has been busy producing some amazing work.  We have a report all about the week by Tegan and Imogen, and Mrs T will upload this on Monday.   For now we have some photos from our maths and literacy lessons this week - can you work out what we have been doing?!

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Monday 21st September

In maths we practiced multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000, using random numbers on a sheet of A4. After that we wrote a description about our own jabberwock in neatest handwriting! Then we had lunch. After lunch we did a carrousel we did scratch , the Tudors & Stuarts, drawing our jabberwock’s and groups of band and gym.

Tuesday 22nd September

On Tuesday we learnt about decimal points. We played around with playdoh making unit cubes , then we cut them in 1 tenth and 1 hundredth.  We decided what characters we were going to put in are jabberwocky writing. After break we wrote the story  up in are best handwriting on a piece  plain paper with a line guide. Then we had are lunch YUM YUM. !!! After lunch we learnt about Tudors & Stuarts, we watched a PowerPoint about them . Then we did French, in French we learnt how to say hello.

Wednesday 23rdÂÂ September

On Wednesday we were ordering decimals , we had 5  decimal numbers to put in order. In literacy we got into are house teams PUFFINS , HERONS , MAGPIES AND ROBINS. We had to talk about our jabberwocky film and decide what verse we were going to read out on Friday. We talked about are costumes and were we were going to do it. After break we did the same. After lunch we had p.e with Mr  Lapham  and Elliot

Thursday 24th September

On Thursday we had Mr Sentance and we drew pictures of cities and we did climbing.

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Friday 25th September

On Friday we filmed our poems, did a spelling test, handwriting and guided reading with Mrs Turner. In the afternoon we did science.ÂÂ We are learning all about plants and the parts of a flower.ÂÂ At the end of the day we practiced our recorders.

By Tegan and ImogenÂÂÂ

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Class Five Spellings: Friday 25th September (3 x table)ÂÂ

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bomb

climb

wrap

knee

kneel

know

sign

lamb

write

wrote

write

written

wrinkle

wriggle

autumn

column

crumb

thumb

guess

guitar

chemist

character

doubt

choir

wreckage

monarch

muscle

scissors

knowledge

biscuit

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Class Five Update: Friday 18th September

Welcome back to the Class Five webpage!   We've had another really busy week in class, with lots of new things happening.  We've also taken the plunge and started to learn the recorder - Mrs Turner would like to apologise for the noisy weekends ahead!!!!  Maisie and Jess have written a weekly update (below), and we have added the first set of weekly spellings to the page.ÂÂ

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Monday 14th September

On Monday we had a mental maths test!!! We did P.E with Mrs. Turner. In P.E we were doing cricket.  We played games to help us with our fielding. In the afternoon we learnt about the Tudor Kings & Queens.ÂÂ

Tuesday 15th September

On Tuesday afternoon we did science. In science we cut flowers open to see what the inside would look like.  We will be learning about the different parts of a flower in our science work. There was also gymnastics practice in the afternoon. Cross Country finals took place in the afternoon.

Wednesday 16th September

In the morning we had Mrs. Turner, in the afternoon we had Mr. Sentence, Mr. Lapham and Eliot. With Mrs. Turner we worked on Jabberwocky. In the afternoon with Mr. Sentence we did R.E. after that we had P.E with Mr. Lapham and Eliot.

Thursday 17th September

We had Mr Sentance on Thursday.  We did our Christmas cards. They were Christmas crackers that were exploding.

Friday 18th September

This morning we had our school photos taken - cheesy grins!! We have been making our beast quest stories. All of our ideas went into it. This afternoon we are learning the recorders! oh no!!

That was our jam packed week in Class Five.

Maisie and Jess

Class Five Spellings : Friday 18th September 2015

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cough

rough

tough

ought

enough

fought

though

thought

through

dough

enough

nought

though

through

though

rougher

toughen

roughly

toughest

coughed

ploughs

thought

thorough

through

toughen

although

doughnut

hiccough

thoughtful

breakthrough

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Class Five

2015 - 2016

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Welcome back to a new year, and a new 'Class Five!'

Over the course of the year we will keep this webpage updated with pictures and reports about things we are doing in class, along with notes and information about homework and other useful bits and bobs!

We hope you enjoy looking at our page!

Class Five Weekly Update - Friday 11th September

This week in Class Five we have been busy getting stuck in to our new topics and challenges.  We have started to explore the poem Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll, and we have been researching the War of the Roses, and the beginning of Tudor England.  Our maths work has been based around finding the value of one million, and below are some photos from the investigative work we have completed.  As part of our maths work we designed our own investigations, so inevitably most of them involved sweets or food of some kind!!  Keep an eye out on our webpage next week, when we will show you some of the questions we were trying to answer, and the work we have completed!

Don't forget your Ten Fascinating Facts Homework is due back by Friday 18th Sept - as soon as we have them in we can start playing!!

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The Survival Day with Roland Jones

On Wednesday 20th May , Class 5 went to Julian’s farm to learn all about Survival Skills and take part in a survival day . Our survivalist was called Roland Jones .We were split into 2 groups and the 1st group went in the morning and the 2nd group went in the afternoon .We travelled in the minibuses to the farm where we were met by Jenny.  Andrew led us off to where we were going to do the survival stuff .

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Then it was time to do some surviving!!!!!!!

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Roly ( a short name for Roland) was down there with a camo shelter up, and with a toilet.   First Roly asked us what we needed to survive then he showed us lots of things to use to light a fire: a battery, flint and steel, magnifying glass, and wood. Then he talked to us about food and let some people eat locusts and mealworms for some food and to taste some of the food you would have to eat if you were stranded on an island and struggling to survive. Then he made a mealworms omelette for us to try – some of us were brave, and some ate just the omelette!!

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After that Jenny had fetched some water from the river and had boiled it over the fire so we could try it.   We tried it then Roly explained that it tasted a bit different to the other because lots of oxygen was sucked into the water that made it taste different.

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Finally when we got our ration packs we cooked our main meals in a special bag with a sachet of something in that helped it warm up and cook. When we cooked them and we were allowed to eat them. We poured them into a bowl and ate some if you didn’t like it you could pour it into a plastic bag and which was the bin and you can eat what ever is in the box like energy drinks and biscuits and lots more.

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Then we said goodbye and thank you to Roly and then we walked back to the minibuses and went back to school . We had to leave the rest of the army ration packs at school so we could use them in a lesson. Then it was the end of the survival day and we all had lots and lots of fun with Roly!

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 Class Five Spelings - for test on Friday 5th June 2015ÂÂÂ

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city

circle

circus

civil

cell

census

bicycle

cycle

cyclist

fancy

circular

cylinder

ceiling

celebrate

celebrity

celebrate

ceremony

century

cereal

census

circumstance

cinnamon

circulation

discipline

celebrate

celebrity

centigrade

centipede

cellophane

certificate


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Class 5 Weekly Report

On Monday the 11th of May. We did SATs in the morning and the

class felt ready for more SATs in the afternoon. We also worked on our treasure maps that afternoon involving coordinates and clues co-ordinates we had lots of fun.

ÂÂÂ On Tuesday the 12th of May class 5 had more SATs. In the afternoon, class 5 ÂÂÂ designed amulets with Mr Sentence while we had gym lessons in groups.

ÂÂÂ On Wednesday the 13th we had MORE SATs and in the afternoon we did a Science experiment on changing the state of solids and liquids and we measured the melting points of different foods.

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ÂÂÂ On Thursday the 14th of may class 5 did EVEN MORE SATs it was nerve-wracking. And in the afternoon we were learning about a message in a bottle saying “danger get off the island”.

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 On Monday 20th Class Five started to listen to an audio book called Kaspar: Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo.  We really enjoyed the first chapters of the story.ÂÂÂ

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Then we did maths where we learnt about the angles in rectangles and how you can work things out about rectangles if you know some pieces of information.

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In the afternoon there was a netball match and also a football match at Holsworthy.

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Wednesday

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Afterwards we made FISH for the arts exhibition they were beautiful, if you had an unfinished exhibition you could finish it at school. There was another netball match at Northam and the Year Five team won: 9/2

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Thursday

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 Today we had to finish our Titanic work and we also listened to another chapter of Kaspar,  but Mrs Turner stopped the audio book in a special place. We had to imagine we were one of the characters from the story, and think about how he would have been feeling at that point in the story.   After that Mrs Turner gave us lifeboat graphs and we did code for all the different passengers who got into the lifeboats on Titanic, The code was:1st class="yellow",2nd class="blue",3rd class=green rew=black dog =brown others= purple.  We will be using our graphs next week.ÂÂÂ

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We also went into the planetarium we watched a film about WW1 and life in the Trenches.ÂÂÂ

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Friday 17th April 2015

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We split the class in half, Mrs Turner took half the class with Jenni and the other half went with Mr Sentance, caterpillar hunting with Andrew.  We were trying to look for the marsh fritillary caterpillars. Group 1 saw three roe deer; a vole and 4 marsh fritillary caterpillars and so did group 2. The ones that went with Mrs Turner went down to a river and made our own verses that were like the verses in the poem Sea Tongue.

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In the middle of the morning we swapped groups we all had a snack and a drink. Then Jenni’s group went with Mr Sentance and Andrew’s group went with Mrs Turner. After each group had a go at both activities. We all had lunch and learnt a bit more about the farm and the special types of wildlife that can be found there. ÂÂÂ

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Monday..

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We started off as normal in the morning, but later on we started work on a poem called Sea Tongue by Kevin Crossley-Holland. It was all about different points of view, it was all set at the sea side ,near the church on a cliff... After that we did some maths all about square numbers, cubed numbers and prime numbers.

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Tuesday...

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We firstly designed a verse for Sea Tongue by choosing an object that’s mentioned in the poem but not already written about. Soon we were told that we would do a piece of art work. In our talk groups we were given a setting to draw then paint in water colours. Later in the day we revised square and cubed numbers also prime numbers. We played a game where Holly Prime would stand up if Mrs Turner shouted out a prime number and the rest of the class would stand up if it wasn’t a prime number.

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Wednesday...

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In the morning Mr Sentance came in and did the register and then we got ready to go to Julian’s farm. We got sorted into cars and busses and then set off. When we arrived we jumped out of the busses, got sorted into two groups, one group went caterpillar hunting with Mr Sentance and then the other group went to the little waterfall with Mrs Turner...

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Thursday...

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At the beginning of the day we had Mr Sleeman as Mrs Turner was at a meeting in Exeter with Sir. We needed to write up our verses for the poem for our writing port folio. After everyone had finished we got on with our work on the Titanic.

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Friday...

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At first we did some more maths about the cubed and square numbers.  We practiced multiplying and dividing as well.    We did some Sea Shanty Singing with Mr Sentance to practice for the Arts Festival.   We watched a really good programme about the Titanic wreck.  We saw the little submarines zooming in around the wreck, and they filmed what they could see.  It showed us what the Titanic looked like when it was launched and the damage that was done to the wreck after it was under the sea.   We also did climbing with Simon and art with Mrs Turner. ÂÂÂ

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Spellings Monday 20th April 2015 (for testing on Friday 24th!)

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Taw

Tamar

Torridge

dark

darker

darkest

short

shorter

shortest

happy

happier

happiest

unhappy

dark

darker

darkest

darkness

short

shorter

shortest

late

later

latest

fierce

fiercest

fiercer

flat

flatter

flattened

happy

happier

happiest

unhappy


Friday 20th March 2015

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All of class 5 and some of class 6 went to Holsworthy singing festival and sang with Black Torrington, Bridgerule, Halwill, Ashwater, Holsworthy Primary and Holsworthy Community College. We sang: oh it’s a lovely war, goodbye-ee, pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and it’s a long way to Tipperary.   Then we sang The Green Fields of France on our own which was our own song.  We played our own instruments with some guitars, drums, flute and brass as well as our singing!

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Tuesday

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We had Mrs Rogers and we played a Tapatan, a maths board game where there was a box with lines going diagonal across the board and in a plus shape. There were dots where the lines hit the edge or corners of the circle and we had three counters each and we had to try to make a line of three to win. Then we had to make our own haikus a haiku is a poem with 3 lines,  2 lines have 5 syllables and one line has 7 syllables. At the end of the day we made our own board games.

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On Wednesday we had Mr Sentance. At 11:30 some of Class 5 went to rugby in Holsworthy. The rest of the people that didn’t go did Judaism with Mr Sentence and in the afternoon we did art. ÂÂÂ

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Thursday

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On Thursday we had Mrs Turner and we practised our spellings for the coming in work and then we did the highway man in our talk groups and we wrote down in our literacy books the things that make him a villain or a hero. In the afternoon we had a debate and we argued about if he was a villain or a hero.  We had lots of different ideas about whether all of the characters in the poem were to blame for what happened.   We also practiced singing for the concert we have next week.  We are trying to learn some songs from Matilda at the moment.ÂÂÂ

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It was the solar eclipse and all the classes went out and had some things that you could look at and you could watch the solar eclipse.  Our class used three different things.  We made pinhole cameras, and paper with pin holes in, and cones.  The pinhole cameras worked best as we could see the shape of the sun really closely.  We shared our cameras with Year Two so they could see the eclipse too.

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Then we went inside and wrote down our new spellings in our home work books.

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Next we made a display about all of our work about Space.  Some of our work was about the eclipse and some was about the planets in the solar system.  We all did climbing as well which was good.ÂÂÂ

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Class Five Spellings - Friday 20th March

Taw

Tamar

Torridge

act

actor

action

call

recall

calling

pack

packet

package

backpack

shake

shakily

shaken

electric

electrical

electricity

take

mistake

mistaken

overtaking

examine

examination

heroic

heroism

heroine

light

lightning

delighted

approval

disapprove

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This week in class 5 we have been very busy. On Monday we had a supply teacher called Mrs Rogers. With her we had a fantastic time making mothers day cards. Also we had a singing coach  teaching us called Elfyn.   He was amazing at teaching us how to pronounce our words properly in a song three songs called oh oh oh it’s a lovely war, goodbye-ee and pack up your troubles and Tipperary.We are all looking forward to performing them.

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Tuesday was a ordinary day doing the usual Tuesday stuff like gym, maths , art and literacy!  We started our TTT work all about the Mary Rose and we played the chocolate fraction game!

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On Wednesday we practiced singing with Mr Moulton.  He helped us with a song called ‘The Green Fields of France’, which we will be performing next week at Holsworthy Community College.   Lots of Year 5’s are playing instruments for the song, and other children from years 5 and 6 are singing in the choir.   We also had art with Mr Sentance, and we were making fish for the exhibition. ÂÂÂ

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On Thursday we were busy practising for our performances next week, and learning some new songs for our concert with the Torridge Male Voice Choir.  We started to learn a song called Revolting Children from Matilda.  We also looked at the different types of language used in The Highwayman, and started to look for similes, metaphors and other ways to describe things. ÂÂÂ

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On Friday it was Red Nose Day.  We had loads of fun in our own clothes!  We had a bake sale and a crazy dancing competition.  In the afternoon we did climbing and started to do some research for the next part of our work in our shipwrecked topic – Titanic!

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We had our class photos taken to be put up in school we were split into six groups of four and we all got called silly names like Mr Cute pants for example. For TTT this week we chose a crew member of the Mary Rose and had to find out facts and write a factsheet about them. Mrs Brauns brought in a small jug and a brooch made from pewter she brought them in because we were saying the captains owned tankards and things like that were made from pewter.

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Singing practice was successful this week. The brass band have been learning new music the guitarists have been learning the same piece of music and the choir have too.   We have been learning this for a concert soon.   Signing club has been a big success and a lot of people are interested we have been learning things like signing colours and practising our fingerspelling. ÂÂÂ

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Mrs Brauns has brought in her sewing machine so if someone needed help with our fabric fish she could help with sewing.

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St Johns ambulance has been in to see year five and six, the woman who came in was Sue. She came in to go over first aid she talked to us about what number we would dial if there was an accident. We went over the recovery position and bandaging cuts.  We had lots of fun learning about first aid, and all got a certificate and first aid guide to take home. ÂÂÂ

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For maths this week we have been doing fractions so we played a chocolate game. You had to go to the table you got the most chocolate on and work out the fractions of the bars of chocolate that you had.  Mrs Turner kept making it more difficult by adding and taking away bars of chocolate.  We had lots of fun playing the game, and learnt lots about equivalent fractions and finding out how much chocolate a certain fraction was worth. ÂÂÂ

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On Friday morning Chloe’s Mum brought in the poppy that their family have bought from the Tower of London.  We learnt about Chloe’s relative who fought and died in World War One.  We are going to try and do some research to find out some more about him. ÂÂÂ

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Tamar

Torridge

circus

circle

circular

transfer

transport

transplant

telephone

television

telescope

telegraph

autograph

autopsy

automobile

circulate

circle

circus

circular

telephone

television

telescope

circumference

circumnavigate

circumstance

circulate

autograph

autobiography

transparent

translate

transplant

transport

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Class Five Spellings 27/02/15 (for test 06/03/15)

Taw

Tamar

Torridge

area

ski

menu

idea

zero

safari

banana

hero

bandana

gecko

banana

tarantula

zero

hero

menu

torpedo

graffiti

kimono

safari

bandana

anaconda

nausea

spaghetti

torpedo

magnolia

graffiti

kimono

impromptu

tarantula

safari

During the last half term we have been very busy!   Sorry that we haven't updated the webpage for a few weeks, but as you can see below we have had lots of exciting things happening!

In our topic lessons we have started to work on TTT. This means topic, targets and technology, and we have different tasks to complete each week.  Sometimes we work with Mrs T and Mrs B on activities, and some of the work we have to do on our own.   It's lots of fun and we are all enjoying our TTT work.   We have finished our work on the Stuarts, and we are now starting our new topic, called Shipwrecks.  This week we have started to learn about the Mary Rose, Henry VIII's warship, and we are looking forward to finding out lots more about how she sank next week. ÂÂÂ

Also in our class this term we have started to do Sign Language Club with Year 3 as well.  Mrs T, Mrs B and Mrs P all help us to learn different things in Sign Language ad we play short games to help us remember what we have learnt. ÂÂÂ

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We have also had a visit from the fire service, who talked to us about how to stay safe if we were in a fire, and told us how to check smoke alarms and things like that.  It was really fun to hear about and find out what to do!ÂÂÂ

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We have talked in class about Chinese New Year.  We missed the actual celebrations for Chinese New Year as they fell during the half term holidays, but we have started to talk about the celebrations and symbols that we see.   As part of our work we have completed some scratch art dragon magnets - they are looking very colourful on the radiator in the classroom at the moment!ÂÂÂ

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We have planned our tudor stories and then we wrote up our tudor stories for our writing portfolio. Our class were practising the poem 'The Harvest Moon' by Ted Hughes and we also performed and signed it at the harvest festival  where we sang songs.

On Friday we had a onsie day with a cake sale and a coffee morning (in the afternoon).

We have also raced in the first crosscountry of  the year.  It was at clawton our school was brilliant and came first in every thing.The second crosscountry of the year in Torrington was lots of fun too.   Our teams school did just as well as the first.

We have also had our first reports during this week and parents evening on tuseday and wednesday. At the end of the week the PTA organised the halloween disco which was amazing with all the diffrent songs and music.  We all loved getting dressed up in our scary costumes.

On Friday we did lots of  things about halloween. We finshed our class halloween writing which was going to go into our portforlio.All week we have been working on our class' surprise.  We have been busy making invitations for our surprise.  We made Tudor roses to decorate them and sealed them with a wax stamp.   Hopefully our parents will be able to come to our surprise.......

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Class Five Spellings and Homework:

This week the children have individual spelling lists to learn.  These are based on mistakes in previous tests and their literacy books.   The children will be tested on their individual spelling lists on Friday 7th November.

A Week in the Life of Year 5

Monday 6th October

First we did lots of research on the Tudor timeline, We watched a little video about the Tudor monarchs Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey, Mary I [Bloody Mary], Elizabeth I. After break we wrote lots of interesting facts about Tudor life off the laptops at the end of the class or we read books on Tudors. At the same time Mrs Turner did some guided maths one maths group at a time, while others finished off their ‘If

The World Were a Village’ work [which will eventually go on the board with the big world on outside the office]. After lunch Mrs turner did some more guided maths and the people who were not doing that did climbing with Simon.

Tuesday 7th October

First Mrs Turner put us into our maths groups and organised a carousel: first she said we had to describe the cook from Terry Deary’s Tudor tales, The Prince the cook and the cunning king, then she said one part was handwriting then we did some Tudor research and lots of other fun things. After lunch we had Mr Sentence and we started some circus posters.

Wednesday 8th October

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We made our Christmas cards all day with Mr Sentence. He told us we were going to do the three kings on our cards and he explained lots of things to help us!

Thursday 9th October

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We went on a trip to Poundstock but we have a separate report about this by Maya Schiffer and Dylan Crothall.

Friday 10th October

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First we looked at the photos Mrs Turner and Mrs Brauns took when we visited Poundstock. After break we practised the two Tudor dances. After lunch we got into our house teams [puffins, herons, magpies and robins]and we did eight reports [two per group] to do with our Tudor topic.  These are on the board in the classroom with some of the pictures that we took!

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Class 5’s Amazing Trip to Poundstock Gildhouse.

On Thursday the ninth of October, class 5 went to Poundstock to experience what life was like in the Tudor times.

First we entered the banqueting hall where we met our guides, and put our bags on the chairs. After that she talked to us about what we were going to do there such as: making bread plates, ginger beer and Master Tim will talk to us about the building itself. Well that’s what we were doing before lunch. Mrs Turner split us into three groups: Penfound, Trebarfoot and Calmandy, who owned the building. Anybody from the poorest person to the richest could come to the feast in the banqueting hall if they brought two shillings to pay for the food which was made by the poor people, maids, and the servants.

Next we went down stairs to get into poor Tudor outfits to do the bread making and ginger beer and talk about the building. The outfits helped us get into the mood of Tudors. The girls were wearing a blouses, long skirts, shawls and bonnets. The boys were wearing: belts, socks, hats and a tunic. Then we made the delicious bread by using flour, butter, yeast , milk and water. The ginger beer was made from yeast, water, lemon and ginger. And the building was made of cob, stone, wood, glass, but only the rich had glass, in the Tudor times they would have cows horns and wooden shutter’s.

After such a busy morning it was time for lunch.

After that, we had to get into the rich Tudors costumes before learning a Tudor dance. As a couple, spring to the left, spring to the right. Take 3 little runs forwards and pause. Repeat it again. Face your partner, the man’s hands on the lady’s waist, her hands on his shoulders. Both bend knees, and she jumps high as he lifts her. Join hands with partner and circle on the spot for a count. Repeat the dance from the start, making sure you keep well spaced out.

Finally we learned about the musical instruments used in the Tudor times, and played children’s Tudor games and tried writing with feathers and ink.   We had a fantastic time at Poundstock and really enjoyed such an AMAZING SCHOOL TRIP.

BY Maya Schiffer and Dylan Crothall

Class Five Spellings - Friday 10th October 2014

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Tamar

Torridge

to

two

too

their

they’re

there

knight

night

write

right

write

right

knight

night

farther

father

made

maid

band

banned

sauce

source

aren’t

aunt

board

bored

grown

groan

hour

our

This week we are practicing the 6 x table, and the 'Decimals' homework is due in on the 17th October!

Friday 3rd October 2014

We have been really busy again this week in Class Five.  William and Molly have written a short report to tell everyone what we have been up to!

On Monday we started to listen to the story, The prince, the cook and the cunning king. Then for our maths work split into our talk groups.  We each had a pot of play-doh, a white board and a knife. We used the knife to cut the play-doh  into a unit cube based on base ten, then we cut one of the unit cubes into tenths and then again into hundredths. In the afternoon all the climbing groups took their turn in climbing with Simon. While they were climbing everyone else got to do reading buddies with year three.

On Tuesday we wrote three of our danger words into sentences then we came and sat on the carpet and three people gave us one sentence and we tried to make them better.   We looked at how the author of our class story uses verbs and adverbs to make his writing exciting.  On Tuesday afternoon we were with Mr. Sentance and we sat on the floor and someone stood on the table as models and us on the floor sketched the person on the table. Also, like every week, gymnastics took place through the afternoon.

On Wednesday we had Mr Sentance.   We did our topic work about the Tudors.  In the afternoon we did the mystery drink this week we had camomile we all got to taste it.

On Thursday we learnt all about the Tudors and we looked at the slide on the interactive white board there was a video saying the order of all the monarchs,  first came Henry the 7th next came Henry the 8th he had 6 wives and 3 children, he had 2 girls but he hoped for a son then all of a sudden  he had a son. Elizabeth the 1st was the nicest of the Tudor kings and queens.

On Friday, it was a busy day we did a mental maths test, a spellings test and we had the theatre group in and they did the Wizard of Oz it was amazing!  Also it was LIBBIES BIRTHDAY!

By William Allin and Molly Ross

Class Five Spellings - Friday 3rd October 2014

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Tamar

Torridge

son

sun

be

bee

bean

been

see

sea

know

no

knot

not

shore

sure

there

their

they’re

where

wear

we’re

band

banned

made

maid

they’re

there

their

two

too

to

The homework based on a Tudor Character is due in on Monday 6th October, and new homework will be set on Friday 10th October!

Friday 26th September

It's been another busy week in Class Five and we have got lots of work finished and ready to show off.   Have a look below to see what we have been up to!

Class 5’s Amazing Week!!!

On Monday we did Jabberwocky and we described the woods in a scary way. These were our Jabberwocky settings.  Some of them are on the wall in the classroom now.   Most of our work scared Mrs Turner as we had described things so well.  In the afternoon we had our second climbing lesson with Simon.

On Tuesday Mrs Turner read us a book called “If the World Were A Village”.   In the book it imagines that the world is a village of 100 people. We then did a chart of things like how many people would have electricity or food and where most of the people would have come from.

On Wednesday we had Mr Sentence and we did topic work in the morning that was about a flower and how it helps people. In the afternoon we did some art work which was drawing our Jabberwocky peeking through the leaves and we had a try of peppermint tea.

On Thursday we had Mrs Turner back and we did maths in the morning and we did a really fun dragon game in the afternoon. We used the book ‘Tell Me A Dragon’ and we had to describe a dragon.  Then our partner had to read our description and draw our dragons.  We had a competition to see who was the closest. We also did ten fascinating facts at the end of the day.

On Friday we were getting work ready for the Jabberwocky display board in our classroom.  We painted leaves for the display and some people wrote up reports. In the afternoon we did writing up dragon sentences and jabberwocky settings.

Also on Friday we had lots of fun when we got to dunk five of our teachers in water.  Mr Stephenson, Mrs Turner, Mrs Carey, Megan and Mrs Bennett all did the Ice Bucket Challenge.  We all bought raffle tickets to see who actually got to pour the water over each teacher.  It was hilarious watching them all scream and get wet, and we raised lots of money for charity.

By Jack and Erin.

Class Five Spellings: Friday 26th September

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Tamar

Torridge

able

capable

disable

cable

enable

fable

fixable

table

unable

stable

disable

capable

notable

portable

washable

timetable

reasonable

comfortably

comfortable

reasonably

acceptable

adaptable

fashionable

imaginable

comfortable

admirably

comfortably

considerably

reasonably

reliably

Friday 19th September 2014

Welcome back to the Class Five page!!  We have been busy getting started with our topics this week.  Keep reading to see what else we have been doing...

This Week in Class Five

On Monday, it was a typical school day. Most of us had an extremely hard spellings test for a challenge. In the afternoon, class5 had their first climbing session with Simon. We think it went fairly well!

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Tuesday, Mrs Turner set us up on different activities around the tables. We did maths, ITC, literacy, guided maths and art. In lunch, afternoon and afterschool gymnastics happened. Netball also happened afterschool, class5 Vs class6.

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The middle of the week, Wednesday, and we had Mr Sentance. We talked about the Tudors and the medicine they used. They believed that God put his mark on plants. We also practised juggling and circus skills.

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On Thursday, we tested out to see how big the sun is. We drew a circle with chalk and drew a line across the middle. Then we laid down ten coins, left some chalk and laid down more coins. Unluckily, it started to rain. Afterschool, athletics and running started. It was fantastic.

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At last it is Friday. We wrote some fantasy stories with our own creatures in and we may put one on the website.

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We hope you are a bit more up to date now with what we have been doing in class.

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By Charlotte and Libbie!

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Class Five Spellings Friday 19th September:

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Tamar

Torridge

bomb

climb

wrap

knee

kneel

know

sign

lamb

write

wrote

write

written

wrinkle

wriggle

autumn

column

crumb

thumb

guess

guitar

chemist

character

doubt

choir

wreckage

monarch

muscle

scissors

knowledge

biscuit

We are also practicing our three times table.  The 'Google Book' based homework is due in on the 26th September.

Friday 12th September

This is what the new year 5 class have been up to this week!

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On Thursday everybody in the new class 5 was welcomed into the class by our new teacher, Mrs Turner. Mrs Turner talked to us until break time. She talked about the year ahead of us.

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Now, on Friday we did a spelling test (aaaahhhhh!!!) but it wasn’t really very hard. We also did maths (oh no!), but that was alright too! In our class we have been learning about the Jabberwocky poem, by Lewis Carroll.

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Monday now, can not believe we were off to Rosemoor.  Our first school trip of the year!  We were going to hunt for the dangerous Jabberwocky! We had to look for evidence and take photos of it. We had to use are imagination. We saw these bobble things, some people imagined it as poo! (Yuk!) We also saw jabberwocky snot (gross). We all enjoyed Rosemoor!

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On Tuesday we were recapping our day at Rosemoor.  In the morning we had Mrs Turner. We had to do a piece of writing as if we were the boy who was going to kill the Jabberwock. We had to describe what the forest was looking like at Rosemoor. Then we had to get into our talk groups and discuss what  words we didn’t understand in the poem, Jabberwocky. The poem is a nonsense poem, but people read it in different ways, such as:

Scary

Funny

Sad

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Wednesday now, we started making our Jabberwocky model here is what everyone did:

Herons- Wings

Robins- claws and feet

Magpies-head

Puffins-beak.

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Today is Thursday, we were finishing our Jabberwocky model. Everything that was painted was drying over night. The Jabberwocky head is now hanging on our wall, looking scarier than ever!!! We also did a really hard spelling challenge and some reading work.

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Friday today we have done P.E. We  are all very excited because later, Mrs Turner is going to film us reading the Jabberwocky poem. We are going to be as scary as we can!

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We have come to the end of our weekly news report.

Check in next Friday for more great news about us in year 5!

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By Ruby and Ryan W.

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Class Five Weekly Spellings: Friday 12th September 2014

Taw

Tamar

Torridge

cough

rough

tough

ought

enough

fought

though

thought

through

dough

enough

nought

thought

through

though

rougher

toughen

roughly

toughest

coughed

ploughs

thought

thorough

through

toughen

although

doughnut

hiccough

thoughtful

breakthrough

We are also revising our two times table.

The 'Ten Fascinating Facts About Me' homework is due next Friday (19th September).

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The Easter Story

On Tuesday 26th March Class Five were asked to retell the Easter Story as part of the school's Easter Assembly in Church.  We studied a range of different re-tellings of the Easter Story, then broke it into small sections.  We each wrote our own section, and then read it aloud in church to the rest of the school.

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World Book Day

On Friday 22nd March we celebrated World Book Day as a school.  In class five we had a 'Day at Hogwarts', from the Harry Potter series of books.  We took part in lots of magical activities, such as herbology, ancient runes, wizard duels, and making chocolate frogs and magical potions.

As you can see, we all had a fabulous day - and noone was turned into a frog (Miss Daniel must try harder next time!!).

We used a 'sorting hat' to organise us into houses.

Examining 'exotic' plants in Herbology!

Our very competitive maths game - Wizards Duel.

Our magical potions (which don't look too delicious, judging the faces here!).

Translating and writing with Ancient Runes!

Our yummy chocolate and jelly frogs!

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Science...

In our science lessons this term we have been investigating the states of matter, and how materials change state.  As the pictures below show, we have been completing lots of experiments to help us understand this area of science.  Please check back after Easter when we will add our reports to these pictures!

Jordan, Joseph, Joe, Jack, Emily and Amelia playing with slime .......

Amelie and Phoebe studying the candles...

Jasmine investigating the changes in eggs, and Theo 'LOVING' making jelly!

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Comic Relief & Reading With Reception

On Friday 15th March, the children in Year Five became 'mentors' for the children in our Reception class.  This meant that each Year 5 looked after a reception child for the day, helping them to take part in the games and cake sales that were happening in school!  As you can see, we had lots of fun doing this!

Enjoying the chance to play in the castle!!

Maya clearly enjoyed casting spells on Emily, while William was pleased to find someone to talk to!!!

After lunch we were able to work with the children in the reception class to talk to them about our favouite reading books.  We each brought in our favourite books from home, and so did the children in reception.  We spent some time sharing our books with each other, sharing our favourite parts, and telling the other children why we liked the book.

Albert enjoyed telling Theo about his favourite book.

The reading corner was very popular all day!!

The year Five children certainly enjoyed the books chosen by their younger partners!

(and vice versa!!!)

After we had all shared our favourite books Miss Daniel challenged us to plan the ending to a story she had started to read us.  We all enjoyed making our 'story maps' and Teena was very pleased when she predicted the story correctly!

Our story maps were very much a 'team' effort.

The finished article!

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The Gunpowder Plot

As part of our work based on 'The Stuarts' we have learnt about the causes and events of the Gunpowder Plot.  As part of this work we have written our own explanations, and used photos to 'sequence' the main events.  Our explanations and pictures are on display in the classroom - please feel free to come in and have a look!

Can you work out what our photographs show?  The answers are on the display board in Class Five - come and see if you are right!

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Christmas Craft Day

As part of our Christmas Celebrations in school we took part in the 'Christmas Craft Day'.  We worked on lots of different craft projects through the day, and then these were sold to raise money.  Everyone had a wonderful day making beautiful decorations (and sometimes making a mess!).

Phoebe, Amelia and Samuel all enjoyed the unending tangles of wool we needed in our 'Owl Sewing'!!

Our home made Christmas Baubles and Bell Rings

Button Sewing Ornaments, and Christmas Driftwood Sculptures

The cute Christmas Owls, and our Pipe Cleaner Tree Ornaments

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The Green Ship at Rosemoor

After we had created our very own Green Ship in the classroom, we visited Rosemoor Gardens in Torrington to explore their own version of the ship.

We were able to explore the newly built Green Ship, and spend time sketching and painting the area.  Our watercolour paintings are on display in the classroom - please feel free to come and see them!

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The Green Ship

This term, as part of our literacy work we are studying 'The Green Ship'.  As part of this work, Miss Daniel challenged us to recreate our own green ship using individual drawings of each section to join together.  The final product is on the wall in our classroom and we are very proud of it!


Check back next week for some of our writing work about the Green Ship, and some photos from our trip to Rosemoor Gardens. 

Climbing Sessions with Simon


This week we have started our climbing sessions with Simon!  As you can see some of us are natural monkeys and are already enjoying the views from the top of the boulder.


Class Five: 2012 - 2013

Welcome to the 'new' Class Five webpage! We have all settled in to the new year well, and look forward to sharing pictures and our work with you this year!

Class Five: Webpage Update

We have been busily beavering away in Class Five writing reports to show everyone what we have been up to this term.  Our topic this term has been based around Ancient Greece and the Greek Myths, and we hope that you all enjoy seeing what we have been up to!

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Class Five busily working hard to produce reports for our web page!

Heracles

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Quick Myths:

We have been drawing some cartoon Quick myths about Hydra. A Quick myth is a little cartoon strip with pictures and small sentences. A Hydra is a monster with lots of heads. If you chop a head off two will grow back. The Hydra could only be killed by sealing the neck wounds with fire. An average number of pictures per Quick Myth is 8.

Drama:

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We have acted out some of the scenes from the Labours of Heracles to help us understand the characters and write about how they feel.  We had fun pretending to be key characters and hot-seating each other to ask questions.

The Labours:

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The Nemean Lion was Heracles’ first task. It couldn’t be killed by weapons and Heracles managed to strangle it and used its own claws to make a cloak.

The hydra couldn’t be killed be getting its head chopped of normally because two would grow back. It would only die if the wounds were sealed by fire.

The Cerynian hind was a very fast deer with golden horns.

Heracles caught up with it and shot it with an arrow. He persuaded Artemis who owned the hind to let him take it to the king.

The Erymanthian boar is very big. Heracles caught him by leading him into a snowdrift. We got to write our own way on how he defeats it which was very fun.

The Aegean stables belonged to a king Heracles cleaned it out by digging trenches but the task didn’t count because Heracles asked for payment.

The plague of the birds was terrible they always ate the villager’s crops. Heracles shot them with a bow and arrow and attracted them with a rattle.

The Cretan bull was very dangerous it was given as a gift to kill by Poseidon but the owner did not kill it so he made the bull mad.

We haven’t found out how Heracles defeats it yet and we are looking forward to the other labours.

Madeline W    Ellenar K     Cara P

CLAY MODELS

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In class 5 we have been making Ancient Greek toys out of clay.

These are some of the models that we produced in class5.

The pictures of animals are a

Pig by Nathaniel Parry and a

Bird of prey by Ross Millman

You could put wheels on them but we decided not to because we thought it would not look right.

Mr Sentance helped us and he told us how to do details like face and tail but we did the rest ourselves. It was very fun to do but it was quite difficult in some ways.

We used stone clay to make it look older.

We used a tool called a holler and a tool called the scraper.

By

Nathaniel Parry

Ross Millman

Oliver Inkpen

Athens vs. Sparta/Αθήνα εναντίον Σπάρτης

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Year5 had a debate to see whose way of life is best,

Athenians or Spartans?

The two rivals of ancient Greece that made the most noise and gave us the most traditions were Athens and Sparta. They were close together on a map, yet far apart in what they valued and how they lived their lives.

We learnt about the daily life of Spartans and Athenians, Athens had a stronger navy but they were afraid to use it when Poseidon is angry because they liked Athena’s gift more than Poseidon’s. Sparta had a different culture and life that was full of training and pain. Athenians were wealthy people and didn’t care about fighting and war all they cared about were god’s temples and democracy. These two states were like chalk and cheese, so we had a tough time deciding whose way of life was best. We held the trials over two days and let each group show us their way of life. Spartans birth was cruel and violent this is because it’s a test of strength for when they join training at seven Athenian birth was brilliant unless you were a girl and if you were weak and puny girl it is most likely that you get thrown out by your parents and put in slavoury. In the end the results was a draw both teams did very well it was undecided. Athens’ Greek name was Αθήνα and Sparta’s Greek name was Σπάρτη. War was a great deal for Spartans in some battles like the battle of Thermopylae Athens and Sparta fought side by side. For many years, Spartan armies defended the Greek lands. The Spartan heroism at the Battle of Thermopylae, during the Persian Wars, inspired all of Greece to fight back with all their might against the invading Persians. Athenian and Spartans also fought side by side in the Battle of Plataea, which ended Persian invasions of Greece. War played a main part in Ancient Greek survival.

By Tom Rayment, David Kirby and Eddie Hill

Mythical Universe!!

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The Mythical Universe was the way the Greeks believed the world existed.  If you died you would go to the Underworld. The Mythical Universe was separated from the Earth by the River Styx keeping the Underworld away from the Earth!

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We have done lots of drawings of the Ancient Greek Universe to create a big art project of the Mythical world.

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Mount Olympus is the biggest mountain in Greece. Greeks believe that the Cyclops built a big golden palace for the 12 gods of Mount Olympus to live in.

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The long river that flows is called the River Styx. In the Underworld there is Tartarus, the Asphodel Meadows and the Elysian Fields.

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Tartarus is a horrible place! If you have been really bad in your life, when you die your soul goes to Tartarus. You have to do impossible punishments which lasts forever!

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The Asphodel Meadows is a calm place but it is not the best. If you go to the Asphodel Meadows you can do what you like but there isn’t really anything to do! As soon as you get in you have to drink out of a pool of water to forget your past life.

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The Elysian Fields is perfect it has flowers and plants it is the best place to go! It is where the heroes and heroines go. You can do what you like when you like you are free from every bad thing.

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By Rachel Maynard, Rachel Hamilton, Lois Dann and Joshua Parry.

Sports Leaders

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In PE with Ian we have been teaching the younger children in the school PE skills. Each week we have organised a group session about the chosen subject by Ian for instance Agility, teamwork and hand eye co-ordination. We have done eight sessions so far. We do them in our house groups (Robins, Herons, Magpies and Puffins), using equipment from the Local learning community. We do the sessions each Wednesday and Friday lunch time. The thing we concentrate on is the children having fun, and they all say they do. The other couple of things that we concentrate on are that they are safe and that there getting taught something by us showing a good example. Some of the games have been challenging but some easy. We get around eight to six children in each group. We make up small activities in a half an hour. The games we make up are things like this. We have four cones in a row, and beanbags thrown out around, the children have to run as fast as they can to see how many they pick up. The person with the most bean bags wins.       Everyone has loads of fun.

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By Kira Schiffer, Anna Walter and Brendan Pomeroy

Greek Gods and Goddesses

In class five we have been learning about Greek gods and goddesses. They lived above Mount Olympus which is in Greece. We learnt about the twelve gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus. These are: Zeus, who is the king of the gods and goddesses and god of thunder, Hera, goddess of marriage and commitment and married to Zeus, Poseidon, god of the sea and Zeus` brother, Apollo, god of healing, music, archery, the sun, prophecy and arts, Ares, the god of war, Artemis, the goddess of hunt, birth and wildlife, Hephaestus, god of fire and forge, Athena, goddess of creativity wisdom and war, Demeter, goddess of harvest, Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, Hermes, the messenger of the gods and god of travellers and thieves and Dionysus god of grapes and wine.

In our response partners we made a four slide power point about all the gods and goddesses of Olympus.  These are on the wall in our classroom – come and have a look!

By Euan Scott, Jake Cleave and Luke Barnes

YEAR FIVE DRAMA

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Each week in Year Five we get a drama lesson with Sarah from the Plough in Torrington. We do lots of different games, scenes and lots of different activities in groups.  When it was Easter we did a scene about Easter.   We have been creating scenes and the rest of the class have had to try and work out what is happening.  More and more people join in and add to the scene and we all guess what is going on.  We like this game because it makes us look at a scene and think about all of the different things that could be happening.

Everyone likes playing a game where Sarah has to pretend she has a light saber and we have to dodge it. Our class likes the game zombie and splat. We all really like drama because of all the different range of things we get to do. Sarah always has fun things to do. Class 5 has said that they look forward to Thursday because of Drama.

Jasmine, Imogen and Marie

ATHENS

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At the beginning of our topic about Ancient Greece the Year 5s learnt about Athens. What we learnt was how Athens culture was built, how Athens got its name and what Athenian creations were made.

This is one of the things we learnt about. Athens name came from Athena the goddess of wisdom. This is because Athena gave Athens the olive tree and Athens took this over Poseidon’s gift of a salt water spring. One of the things that we learnt about was that Athens made the world’s first democracy. Athena invented a flute, a trumpet, pot, rake, plow, yoke, ship and the chariot just for Athens. Athens was about 2,500 kilometres of territory. Athens had a weak army but there navy was very strong. Athens was made out of 7 parts of the city the agora, the sacred places, the Assembly, the Kerameikos, the Academy, the countryside and Piraeus.

By Casper Griffin, Finnbar Home, Peter McCabery

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Friday 16th March
The children in Year Five started their Sports Leader Programme this Friday when they ran their first ever sports club for our Foundation and Year One Classes.
The club will take place every week.

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The theme for this year's art exhibition is Robots.
We've been busy building our own robots and designing circuit boards for the space ship that will be launching from the school hall.

Class Five Spellings: For Test Weds 22nd February

Ants Bees Ladybirds Butterflies Divide Tables

Blue

June

Tune

Tube

Rude

Prune

Prude

True

Tuner

Blew

Blue

Clue

Glue

True

Flute

Tune

Use

Excuse

Prune

Prude

Darkness

Depart

Department

Compartment

Harmless

Unharmed

Snarl

Alarm

Cartoon

Artist

Christmas

Christian

Christening

Character

Chemist

Chord

Stomach

Echo

School

Chorus

This week we are

practicing the

'Divide by 5'

tables

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Class Five Spellings: 2nd February 2012 (for test Weds 8th Feb)

Ants Bees Ladybirds Butterflies Division Table

Home

Joke

Nose

Toe

Bone

Rope

Poke

Broke

Hope

Smoke

Note

Stone

Close

Closed

Open

Drove

Rode

Home

Rope

Rose

Tooth

Proof

Crook

Look

Hooked

Crooked

Wooden

Foolish

Balloon

Kangaroo

Beautiful

Delightful

Colourful

Grateful

Helpful

Hopeful

Painful

Peaceful

Skilful

Successful

This week we are

practicing the

'divide by 4'

tables.

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Everyone in Class Five Would Like to Wish You A

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!!


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Class Five Spellings: Thursday 24th November

(Test Wednesday 30th November)

Ants Bees Ladybirds Butterflies Times Tables

Shop

Shut

Sheep

Sharp

Fish

Dish

Wish

Rush

Bush

Shark

Shed

Sheet

Ship

Shot

Cash

Crash

Rush

Smash

Lash

Flash

Quick

Smack

Back

Neck

Duck

Deck

Duckling

Trick

Tricky

Trickle

Action

Condition

Punctuation

Description

Exception

Fraction

Interruption

Repetition

Attention

Invention

This week you

need to practice

the 12 times table.

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Class Five Spellings: Friday 18th November

(with 11 times table!! for test Thursday 24th November)

Ants Bees Ladybirds Butterflies

Fork

Cork

Pork

Corn

For

Horse

Storm

Sport

Or

Port

Or

Born

Torn

Forty

Story

Forget

Morning

More

Fort

For

Skull

Public

Struck

Sudden

Summit

Suspect

Suspend

Subject

Trumpet

Hundred

Station

Alteration

Accommodation

Conversation

Education

Examination

Invitation

Respiration

Separation

Situation

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Class Five Spellings: Wednesday 5th October

Ants Bees Ladybirds Butterflies   
Times Table

Bus

Cup

Fun

Sun

Mud

Jump

Run

Up

Must

Bump

Drum

Dust

Just

Lump

Jump

Bump

Plug

Scrub

Hundred

Bunk

Mistake

Misfit

Mishap

Minimum

District

Dismiss

Distrust

Disco

Minibus

Misprint

Sure

Unsure

Assure

Pressure

Capture

Departure

Failure

Figure

Literature

Temperature

This week you

need to learn

the 6 times

table.

Class Five Spellings: Wednesday 28th September

Ants Bees Ladybirds Butterflies Times Table

Bed

Hen

Leg

Red

Ten

Yet

Help

Nest

Went

Slept

Desk

Tent

Sent

Felt

Held

Left

Fell

Smell

Yell

Dress

Cross

Boss

Gloss

Loss

Prompt

Promptly

Dodge

Flop

Jogged

Spotted

Argue

Continue

Queue

Acute

Substitute

Include

Consume

Accuse

Dispute

Exclude

This week you

need to

practice your

5 times table.

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Class 5 Slime

On the 21st September class 5 made SLIME. We have been learning about solids, liquids and gases and we have learnt about the particles they are made up of.

How to make slime

You will need:

Corn-flour

Water

Food colouring (optional)

Bowl & Something to mix with

How to make slime

  1. Put ½ a cup of corn-flour into the bowl.
  2. Add water (little by little) and stir
  3. When it is runny and the flour has dissolved, add the food colouring and mix.

What it felt like.

When it was in the bowl and you put your finger in the top half, it felt like a liquid but the bottom half it felt like a solid.

Is the slime a solid or a liquid?

The slime was sometimes a solid, sometimes a liquid and sometimes both at the same time. When you put your finger on the slime it pulls your finger in to the slime. If you put your finger on to it quickly it feels like a solid.

The slime is actually a non-Newtonian liquid. This means that it doesn’t follow all of the ‘rules’ for a liquid (set out by Sir Isaac Newton). When the slime was left alone it behaved like a liquid. When we handled it, the slime acted as a solid. This is because the particles are tightly packed together but in a long chain which makes the slime very flexible and solid when pushed or pulled.

By Cara and Anna

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Class Five Spellings: Wednesday 21st September

Ants Bees Ladybirds Butterflies Times Tables

Big

Bit

Hit

Sit

Lip

Him

Pig

Six

Win

Wind

Ring

King

Sting

Sing

Mint

Trip

Drink

String

Crisps

Picnic

Common

Commit

Comment

Compliment

Contest

Construct

Knot

Knock

Knocker

Knock-Out

Clothes

Compose

Explode

Episode

Lonely

Hopeless

Scone

Quote

Whole

Erode

This week

you need

to practice

the 4 x table

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Class Five Spellings: Wednesday 14th September

Ants Bees Ladybirds Butterflies Times Tables

Dog

Cot

Hop

Hot

Top

Stop

Box

Fox

On

Soft

Drop

Spot

Cost

Pond

Frost

Lost

Plot

Cross

Long

Strong

Family

Badge

Badger

Canal

Perhaps

Began

Attack

Drag

Dragged

Sprang

Arrived

Decide

Advertise

Recognise

Definite

Excite

Quite

Admire

Require

Likely

This week

you need to

practice the

3 x table

Class Five Spellings: Wednesday 7th September

Ants Bees Ladybirds Butterflies Times Tables

Cat

Hat

Fat

Sat

Sad

Man

Ran

Ham

Bag

Mat

Hand

Sand

Spat

Bang

Bank

Trap

Tramp

Sprang

Scrap

Cramp

Catch

Match

Snatch

Latch

Scratch

Fact

Contact

Subtract

Act

Admit

Chocolate

Desperate

Accommodate

Fortunate

Immediate

Separate

Evaporate

Safety

Safely

Message
2 x Table

Class Five: 2011 - 2012

The Cookie Challenge

As the end of the year approaches we are working hard on our Apprentice style challenge.  We have to develop our own companies, design our own cookies, and produce a business plan using Powerpoint. We have been making batches of cookies and experimenting with ingredients to get the best batch.   Everyone is looking forward to the grand tasting later in the week!!

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Sponsored Walk: Tuesday 21st June 2011

Yesterday we went on our sponsored walk around Tamar lakes.   We started at Lympscott farm, we walked from there to the water sports centre. There was a slippery slope on the way there where Mr Stephenson slipped on his bum!! We then played in the park before having lunch, we sang songs and played games. After lunch we carried on with the walk.

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We all had a great day at Tamar lakes. When we got back we all got an ice cream!!! Which we all deserved!!

After we had all the ice creams we all played on the grass.

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By Noah & Lucy

Setting Off... Across the fields...

Our picnic lunch (bin bags at the ready)!! Enjoying the rest!
A quick game of 40 - 40! Heading back!
Our wonderful leaders!! A well earned ice cream!!

Class Five Spellings: Week Beginning 20th June 2011

Borogoves Mome Raths Slithy Toves Times Tables

Light

Tonight

Midnight

Bright

Frighten

Fight

High

Sigh

Might

Night

Circus

Circle

Circuit

Circumstances

Circulate

Circulation

Squirm

Twirled

Confirm

Stirred

Angle

Example

Horrible

Jungle

Miracle

Pebble

Possible

Responsible

Sample

Simple

This week

you need to

practice all

of your times

tables.

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Class Five: Ground Force!!

Class Five have continued to develop our green fingers this week, by emptying the planters on the playground and planting some courgettes and chives in the classroom.   Unfortunately our radishes have not been successful this time, but we have remained determined and planted a new batch!  Fingers crossed!!

Getting stuck in! Holly triumphant as she 'prunes' the curry plant!

A job well done! Success!
Girl Power! Fingers crossed for this batch!

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Class Five Spellings: Week Beginning 23rd May

Borogoves Mome-Raths Slithy-Toves All Groups

Head

Heavy

Ready

Read

Instead

Sweat

Spread

Breath

Meant

Dread

Complain

Explain

Remain

Contain

Mountain

Sailing

Training

Waiting

Bargain

Painful

Famous

Jealous

Nervous

Marvellous

Ridiculous

Vigorous

Curious

Serious

Mysterious

Previous

This week

we

will be

practising

the 7 x

table

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Class Five Spellings: Week Beginning 16th May

To help our maths work we are going to go back over some of the more tricky times tables each week - make sure that you know each of these facts off by heart, and if you can, try to work out related number facts for each sum!

Borogoves Mome-Raths Slithy-Toves All Groups

Talk

Walk

Chalk

Always

Talking

Walking

Tall

Wall

Small

Fall

Refused

Excuse

Amuse

Accuse

Picture

Fixture

Injure

Treasure

Future

Continue

Awkward

Afterwards

Burglar

Coward

Custard

Forward

Reward

Towards

Regular

Separate

This week

you need

to learn

the 6x

Table.

Today Class 5 went to Shebbear College to start some hockey coaching. Our coach is called Andrew and he is an ex England player who played in national matches.

We really enjoyed ourselves and learned new games to help us control the ball. We also learned some new skills and had a great time doing it.  We finished with a big match today which was lots of fun!

By Shannon & Ellie

Class Five Spellings - Week beginning Monday 9th May

Borogoves Mome-Raths Slithy-Toves

River

Thunder

Number

Never

Ever

Under

Over

Driver

Partner

Swerve

Alone

Lonely

Choke

Explode

Homeless

Telephone

Tomatoes

Potatoes

Smoke

Whole

Arctic

Argument

Artist

Architect

Bargain

Cardigan

Cargo

Carton

Regards

Starve

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As part of our science work this term we have been learning about space and the solar system.   These pictures and explantions show some of the things we have been up to so far!

A few weeks ago we learnt about how shadows move in the day. We used a shadow stick and every half hour we would go outside and bring the shadow stick along with some chalk and a metre stick then we would place it in the marked spot and measure the shadow. We put our results in a table and then looked at what had happened.

Our results showed us that...

The Earth and Sun

In our science lesson we found out about the relative sizes of the earth and the sun. We worked with relative sizes because the earth and the sun are too big to fit in our exercise books. We did this to see how many times the earth fits across the sun.

We used a 2p coin to represent the earth, we found out how this compares to the size of the sun. We went into the playground and drew the sun using chalk and string then we drew a line through the middle of the sun. The circle measured 110 cm across.

We laid 2p coins across the line that was going through the middle of the sun and after every 10 coins we put a mark to represent every 10 earths until we reached the other side. There were 76 coins across the middle altogether which told us that 76 earths fit across the sun.

Shannon and Linus

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Class Five have been growing radishes as part of our science and gardening work.  We are looking forward to eating the results of all of our hard work when they are ready!

Radishes

In class 5 we have planted radish seeds. After two weeks, once they had grown leaves we replanted them into bigger pots so they had more room to grow.

Now they are in our classroom growing. We are going to feed them tomorite. This is a food especially for plants. We water them every two or three days. They are now quite big (about 15cms) and we are looking forward to trying them!

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Victoria and Will

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Monday 9th May 2011:  Class Five Homework

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Class Five 2010 - 2011





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Buckland Abbey

On Friday 23rd May Class 4 went to Buckland Abbey which is near Plymouth.

Buckland Abbey is an old house that used to be owned by monks. Monks are holy people who worship God.
The monks sold the house to Richard Grenville who was a cousin of Sir Francis Drake. Richard then sold the house to Drake, who was living there when the Spanish Armada came to invade Britain.

When they were at Buckland Abbey Class 4 looked around the house. They thought it was amazing, especially the bits that were just like they would have been in Tudor times. The guides were really good.

Drakes Drum was in the house. A story says that if England is in danger and the drum is beaten then Drake will come back and save us.

After looking round the house they dressed up as Tudor children. Class 4 looked excellent in Tudor clothing.


The Re-opening of the Highwayman

Last term when we looked at the Highwayman we looked at it as a poem, but now we are trying to persuade a judge to re-open the case of the Highwayman. Nearly every thing went wrong so now it’s up to us to put things right!

The tale of the Highwayman and his lover Bess (plus the nasty villain’s!!!) begins at the old inn where Bess and her father lived and worked. One night the Highwayman and Bess were talking, but Tim the Ostler was listening to their every word. Tim loved Bess, so he told the red coats were to find one of the many Highwaymen they were searching for. When he did get caught he was shot , but that’s not all……….they tied Bess up for no reason!!!! And they forced her to shoot herself. But how I hear you ask, well they tied a musket (a type of gun) to her breast. So after that the highwayman and Bess became ghosts together.

Some of the things we learned this time are things we didn’t know before. The Highwayman has been even more interesting now we have investigated the case of crimes committed and how the soldiers acted illegally. Most of the evidence we had was very interesting to study.

When we were investigating the story we did some hot-seating where six people (seven if you count the Lucy Bess) dressed up as the characters and answered lot’s of questions that were thrown at them. They did it very well.
When we did the hot-seating we interviewed all of the characters and found out all about their side of the story. It was very interesting to find out what they thought about all of the things that happened. We even tied both Bess’s up with a gun to show everyone what happened!

Then we went to court to try and persuade the judge (i.e. Miss Daniels) to re-open the case of the highwayman. We spent days practicing our speeches using all of our persuasive skills. On the day, we used the interactive white board to show our evidence while we presented our cases to the judge and the rest of the class. Most of us felt nervous about speaking in front of the class but some loved it. It was brilliant fun and even though some were scared every-one enjoyed it.

By Beth and Sophie

Morwellham Quay Visit


Click on this picture to find out about our trip to Penzance in June 2007


In May 2006 the children in Years 3 and 4 went to Bristol on a three day visit.
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Class 4 are started 2005 with a new teacher.
Miss Daniel comes from Appledore which makes her almost local !



She trained in Nottingham and is really good at music. We all think that we are very lucky that she came to work at Bradworthy.

Class 4 have been studying the Second World War.

This poem was written by Maisie about the thoughts and feelings of the people of Coventry when their Cathedral was destroyed by bombs in an air raid.

Love and sorrow filled the air,
cries of children here and there.
Father, Father please forgive,
so many people here to live.

You watch up there and see the fear,
Why can’t your power stop it here?
no more destruction,
no more pain,
and no more war for the world.

The fire lighting in the sky,
why go on, why, why?
This cross burned but now I realise,
you’re showing that was how you died.


Our Autumn topic was all about rivers.
In Class 4 we have been learning about the main features of rivers and how they are formed.
To help us we decided to act as a river and develop our own features as we went.
The photo's show our attempts at creating some meanders in the path of our river.

We have learnt that meanders are "bends" in rivers, and we have also seen how a meander becomes wider as it develops.

Class 4 have been visited by our local river bailiff who talked to the children about his job
and about the River Torridge.
We considered habitat, looking at some of the animals and plants which live in the Torridge.