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The children have been writing and recording news reports, based on the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon in July1969.

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Mummifying Tomatoes...

 

9 weeks ago we set up an investigation to see if we could mummify tomatoes, using the same ideas and techniques as the Ancient Egyptians. Today we finally revealed if our experiment had worked.

 

We found that the tomatoes kept quite a vivid colour and had not rotted away. The skin was wrinkled but the tomatoes were dry and successfully mummified!

 

Our latest science lesson saw us investigating air resistance and how it works against gravity...

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Tim Peake biography 

 

In English this week the children have been looking at biographies of famous astronauts. The children have been learning about Tim Peake and Neil Armstrong and what inspired them to become astronauts.

 

They have been looking at the structure and contents of these in order to write their own biography based on Tim Peake as part of their writing assistant.

 

 

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Uk parliament week 12th - 16th November 2018

 

During UK parliament week, year 5 have been looking at how girls and women got the vote through the suffragette movement.

 

The children learnt about the influencial women who fought in order to give the women the right to vote.

 

The children then wrote letters from the point of view of a suffragette.

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Children writing their letters as part of world parliament week

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In R.E this term the children have been learning about Sikhism.  They have looked at the celebration of Diwali and made divas to hold their candles.

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This term we will be learning about the solar system. The  children will be learning about the different planets in our solar system, the names of theses planets and how far away they are from Earth.

 

In English this term, the children will be creating free verse poetry and writing biographies about Tim Peake.

 

In Maths the children will be learning strategies to carry out mental multiplication and division, learning how to find the area and perimeter of compound shapes, measuring and drawing angles and identifying the properties of shapes.

 

 

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