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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

Key Worker Group B

It has been yet another busy and fun week in Key Worker Group B. We have been making the most of our time in the Bayle Pond area playing team building games and have used our playground time to learn and play netball. In class we have been tackling tricky maths mystery investigations. We have Continue reading

Key Worker Group B

We have been continuing to have fun in Key Worker Group B. Just a few of the activities we have enjoyed this week include designing, making and launching water pressure rockets; making delicious Rocky Road treats, enjoying the lovely weather and playing maths games in the Bayle pond area.

Key Worker Group B

In Key Worker Group B we have been having lots of fun at school. We have designed new super heroes and made comic strips to tell their origin stories. We have created super hero themed Pop Art and lenticular art showing heroes and their alter egos. In science, we were given the challenge to save Continue reading

Year 5 – Spring Term 2

Dear Parent/Carer, During term 4, year 5 will be covering the following topics: Numeracy:  Decimals, percentages, ‘four-rules’ revision and problem solving. Literacy:     ‘Zathura’ by Chris Van Allsburg, instruction writing and reading comprehension techniques Science:      Earth and Space (including rocket design and investigations of insulation and gases). History:      World War II (this term focusing Continue reading

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