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Y5 parents leaflet – Puffins 2019-2020

Routines in Puffins Adults in Puffins
PE (Indoor) – Monday Miss Gomersall
PE (Outdoor) — Wednesday Mr Winters
Spellings – Tuesday Mrs Dolan
Times Tables – Tuesday

 

Class governor: To be allocated September 2019

This Week’s Homework – Click the title for more.

UKS2 Brainwave Entry Point Homework

To introduce our new topic, Brainwave, we would like you to teach your class mates a new skill. This skill can be anything: tying your shoe laces, origami, counting to 10 in a foreign language, sketching a butterfly, knitting, dance move, juggling, magic tricks, playing an instrument – anything which you can do really well …

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This Half-Term’s Topic Homework and Knowledge Organiser – Click the title for more.

UKS2 Knowledge Organisers and Topic Homework – Spring 1

Please find below the knowledge organisers and homework grid for this half-term. 56 homework grid Earth as an Island Knowledge Organiser Earth as an Island KO UKS2 Classification Conn (Living Things 2020) Spring 1 Knowledge Organiser – MATHS Y5 Spring 1 Knowledge Organiser – MATHS Y6  

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Puffins Entry Point – Earth as an Island

For our Entry Point, we discussed what an island is and how they are formed. We also found out that there are different types of islands around the world. We then used the globes and atlases to find and identify the British Isles.

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Puffins become Classification Kings

This week, Puffins have been learning all about the Linnaeus method of classification for living things. We learnt all about the different kingdoms, all the way down to species. We now even know how a living thing’s scientific name is made. Ask us all about it!  

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Puffins – Brainwave Exit Point

Today, as our exit point to our topic this half-term, we played various different brain games. We needed to use our memory to help us. Ask us at home to play some of the games with you!

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Years 5/6 Muddy Puddle Day

Puffin and Kingfisher Classes had a great afternoon exploring the local area. We linked the event to our topic, ‘Brainwave’, and thought about how the different environmentS affected our mood. As befits a muddy puddle day, we all arrived back, wet and muddy!

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Puffins and Kingfishers Muddy Puddle Day reminder

Just a quick reminder that it is our muddy puddle day on Monday. The children have already been told and wrote a note in their planners. They need to come in their own clothes that they don’t mind getting muddy and appropriate footwear e.g. walking boots or wellies.

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Puffins become timetable experts!

If you need a bus or a train from now on, Puffins are the ones to ask! After learning how to interpret and read timetables, we then had to use them in real life contexts. We had various different journeys to make around the country and needed to use bus and train timetables to help …

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Entry Point – Puffins learn new skills!

Throughout the course of this week, Puffins have been learning lots of new things. Our homework over the holidays was to practise a skill that we could teach to the class. This week, we have been putting our ‘inner teacher’ to the test and seeing if we can help our peers learn something new. It …

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Year 5 – Liberty Arts Dance Workshop

This afternoon, the children were given an opportunity to participate in a dance workshop, run by Liberty Arts. They did a whole group warm up and then separated into smaller groups to choreograph their own routine, which they then performed to each other. All the children involved thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Have a look for yourself!

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Puffins become a human line graph!

As part of our statistics topic in Maths, we have been looking at line graphs. We’ve worked on how to read and interpret data and then moved onto being able to draw our own. To help with this, we went outside on the playground and became the data ourselves. Some people were the Y axis, …

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Year 5 Muddy Puddle Morning!

Today, the Year 5 children spent the morning outside doing various different activities. They started out with team building games to get to know their teams that they would be working in throughout the morning. One of these games was ‘Cross the River’ which proved quite challenging! It required communication and tactical skill. They then …

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Puffins step into a book!

As a class, we are reading a book called Skellig by David Almond. We are really enjoying it and can’t wait to read more. This week, we had to imagine that we were the characters in the story. Michael has a dilemma so our very own ‘Michael’ took a trip down Conscience Alley to help …

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Year 5, budding surgeons of the future!

Today, Year 5 were able to take part in a fantastic Science lesson where they were given the opportunity to dissect a pig’s heart and lungs. The children were really brave and had a go. A huge thank you to Mrs Bowman for coming in and helping with her expert skills. If you’re particularly squeamish, …

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Blood Smoothies all round for Puffins!

As part of our Science topic on the human body, we discussed how important blood is and the functions it has. We also discussed the make up of blood. To help us visualise this, we made a blood smoothie. We used raspberries for the red blood cells, marshmallows for the white blood cells, hundreds and …

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Time Tunnel Entry Point – Puffins

To start of our new topic ‘The Time Tunnel’, we made a human timeline. First, we had to think of five personal achievements, some of our ideas were playing football for the first time, memorable holidays and big birthdays. We then looked at various important events that had happened from 2007 all the way to …

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back! We hope that all of our families have had a wonderful Summer break. The children have come into school this morning looking extremely smart and have been excited to move into their new classes with their new teachers. The school has been a hub of activity with PE lessons, writing, maths and so …

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Top Secret Visit from the Moon!

On Thursday last week, we had a top secret visit – so top secret we’re only now allowed to tell you – from the Moon and a meteorite! Colleagues from Bradford Grammar School had been entrusted by NASA to look after a sample of moon rock and a piece of meteorite from the Campo del …

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Puffins learn the ‘Living’ language

As part of our science topic, ‘The Art of Living’, we looked at lots of the different vocabulary that we are going to be using. We had to work as a team to match up the correct word to the correct definition. Feel free to test us on some of our words at home!

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War Horse Freeze Frames in Puffins

We have now finished reading our class book, War Horse, which we have really enjoyed! To celebrate finishing this, we chose our favourite part from the book and recreated them into a freeze frame. Have a look and see if you can guess what we were acting out!

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Year 5 Weather and Climate Entry Point

On Wednesday, we had our entry point for our new topic, Weather and Climate. All of the children went up onto the banks and tried to survive in different climates. They were given two different scenarios and asked to use their resources that they brought from home to see how they would survive. We had …

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Year 5 Entry Point Information

On Wednesday (24/4/19), Year 5 will be taking part in their entry point for this half-term. Please could your child come to school with a backpack filled with items they think they would need for extreme weather conditions. They need to think about all different climates when choosing their items. Please do not go out …

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