Remembrance Sunday.
Thursday November 16th 2017, 11:33 am
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On Friday 10th November Year 5 participated in an assembly for Remembrance Day. We read out a poem called Why Wear a Poppy? by Don Crawford and sang a song called We Shall Remember. The children were all very respectful and thoughtful about the topic and were able to see how lives are affected by war, violence and discrimination. It was a great opportunity to remind the children to be kind, be tolerant and remember.

They also created a lovely display to commemorate those who’s lives have been affected by war.



Imperial War Museum.
Thursday November 16th 2017, 11:12 am
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On the 6th November Year 5 had a wonderful time visiting the Imperial War Museum. While at the museum the children enjoyed looking at the different exhibits and artefacts as well as discussing our prior learning of the war and the new things we learnt while at the museum.

Miss Smith.

  



Disco!
Friday November 03rd 2017, 10:26 pm
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At the end of the Autumn half term many of the children in Class 11 enjoyed attending the KS2 Disco.   Everybody looked fantastic and put a lot of effort in to their outfits! The children all had a brilliant time dancing and singing along to their favourite songs.

Miss Smith.

 



Piece of Cake!
Friday November 03rd 2017, 12:50 am
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On Friday 29th September, Year 5 helped to sell cakes to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The coffee morning was a huge success and £486 was raised! Thank you to all the parents/ guardians and children who brought in cakes for us to sell or purchased a cake at the sale. Every cake sold will help make a difference to someone else’s life. Our next charity venture will be a Pyjama Party to raise money for Children in Need. We hope to raise as much money as possible for this fantastic cause!

Miss Smith.



We Are Cryptographers!
Friday November 03rd 2017, 12:21 am
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During the Autumn term Class 11 have enjoyed our computing topic where we have looked at being cryptographers. Throughout this topic we have learnt about semaphore, caesar ciphers, substitution ciphers and the importance of password security. The children thoroughly enjoyed encrypting and decrypting their own secret messages using the codes as well as finding out the algorithms needed to solve each other’s messages.

Miss Smith.



Roald Dahl Day!
Thursday November 02nd 2017, 11:51 pm
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On the 13th September Year 5 celebrated the work of one of the world’s most famous children’s authors, Roald Dahl. Throughout the day we focused on the book, George’s Marvellous Medicine. In English we wrote instructions on how to make our own medicines and potions. While in Maths we looked at measuring and mixing. In the afternoon the children stayed within the medicinal theme by making fruit smoothies. As the saying goes – an apple a day keeps the doctor away!

Miss Smith.



Getting Straight to the Pointillism!
Thursday November 02nd 2017, 11:13 pm
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During the Autumn term Year 5 looked at the artwork of Gustav Klimt and Paul Signac focusing in particular on their Pointillism painting style. This involved using different colour combinations of tiny dots to create their pictures. The task required the children’s patience and perseverance and in the end every member of the class produced a fantastic painting of a tree using pointillism. These trees have now been put on display in the hall.

Miss Smith.



And finally,…….Macclesfield Forest
Friday July 21st 2017, 6:11 am
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Our final trip, as part of the Linking Schools project, didn’t quite run to plan with many coach problems. However, we were the luckiest school as our coach eventually turned up!

St. Christopher’s weren’t as fortunate and were unable to join us there. All the children, in both schools, were terribly disappointed, but we decided to stay….and it was an amazing day.

Watch our video and experience the joy of teamwork in the forest!



Shopping Channel Auditions
Thursday July 20th 2017, 10:25 pm
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As part of our English lessons on persuasive writing, all the children were given a variety of objects to try to ‘sell’ to the public.

They had to try to think of as many features and include persuasive devices that we he seen in brochures to help encourage people to purchase them.

This was part of the preparation for writing a holiday brochure to an imaginary place of their choosing. The finished products will make up our first English display in our new classroom in September.

Watch our auditions:
Who did a good job?
Which product would YOU purchase?
Could you do better yourself? Have a go at home over the holidays!



Welcome to Gorse Hill
Thursday June 29th 2017, 12:35 am
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