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Year 5 Sky Walk

This week, Class 5 went to the Sky Walk activity at Folkestone Sports Centre. We had a fantastic time and everyone completed the course. Many of our class had to bravely overcome our fears and push ourselves to success. We also visited Radnor Park to enjoy some time playing in the sunshine. It was a Continue reading

Year 5 – Term 5

Dear Parent/Carer, During term 5, Class 5 will be covering the following topics: Numeracy:  Factions, decimals and percentages, problems solving. Literacy:     ‘Fabled Lands’ by Dave Morris, branching stories, setting descriptions, instructions and reading comprehension techniques Science:      Changing States Geography: Rivers and Coasts ICT:              Website design, research Continue reading

Year 5 Rocket Launch

As part of our topic Earth and Space, we designed, built and launched water pressure rockets using card, glue and 2 litre water bottles. We thought carefully about how to streamline and balance the rocket with cones and fins. Our rockets were launched using a specially designed launch pad and a bike pump. Pressure was Continue reading

Year 5 – Term 3

Dear Parent/Carer, During term 3, Class 5 will be covering the following topics: Numeracy:  Factions, decimals and problems solving. Literacy:     ‘Rose Blanche’ by Christophe Gallaz and Roberto Innocenti, ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ by Michelle Magorian, WW2 newspaper reports and reading comprehension techniques Science:      Earth and Space History:      World War II ICT:        Continue reading

Year 5 – Autumn 2

Dear Parent/Carer, During the second Autumn term, year 5 will be covering the following topics: Numeracy:  Multiplication and division, problem solving and statistics. Literacy:    ‘Cogheart’ by Peter Bunzl, Victorian Christmas literature and reading comprehension techniques Science:      Keeping healthy History:      Victorians ICT:             Coding, presentation applications PE:       Continue reading

Y5 Victorian Folkestone Walk

This afternoon Class 5 took a walk around Folkestone looking for Victorian buildings and structures. We found many along the Leas including the Metropole (building started 1895) and The Grand (1899). We saw the iconic Folkestone Leas Lift from the top and bottom but saw no sign of the Victoria Pier (as we expected). It Continue reading

Seeing Sound Waves

As part of our science topic on sound, Class 5 carried out an investigation to find out if we could see the effect of sound waves. We made simple ‘ear drums’ using plates with cling film stretched across them. Rice Crispies were placed on the cling film. Next we created sound waves using a range Continue reading

Year 5 – Autumn Term 1

Dear Parent/Carer, During the Autumn term, year 5 will be covering the following topics: Numeracy:  Place value, ordering and rounding, multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages and measure. Literacy:    ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty, biographies and reading comprehension techniques Science:      Sound History:      Victorians ICT:             Research, coding DT:             Continue reading

Class 5 Beach Maths

After learning all about Roman numerals in maths this morning, we decided to take a walk down to the beach for a larger writing area! We practised our numerals in the sand by writing dates and number sequences. We also had time to enjoy the fresh air and space playing, digging holes and making patterns. Continue reading

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