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Year 5 Poplar Mrs Machin

For our first PURPLE time reward he made chocolate chip cookies and decorated biscuits with icing and Hallowe'en decorations. Our next PURPLE time reward is a film and popcorn. We have lots of other experiences yet to come.

Each week we celebrate our 'Star of the Week' which is announced in assembly. Our teacher looks closely at our behaviour, work and attitude to decide who encompasses the quality that week.  Postcards are sent home and our photo and name is displayed in the classroom for everyone who visits to see. I wonder who it will be next?

Having a good grasp of multiplication and the related division facts is very important. Every day we deepen our understanding of our times tables by doing different activities and through learning them at home. We are all aiming to achieve a 'Gold' level of understanding and recall by February half-term. Can we do it? Yes we can!

Planning: 

Detailed below is the links to the planning that is administered and taught in Year 5 Poplar class. 

Block 1 and 2

 

Block 3 and 4

Block 5 and 6

Proud of their work

Here are some of the best pieces of work from the children and detail about what they have been learning in this academic block. 

 

In Year 5 we are currently learning about World War Two. During the term, this theme has influenced all areas of the curriculum. For example:

  • We have written letters and diaries as an evacuee
  • We have created silhouette landscapes of Coventry Cathedral the night it was destroyed in a bombing raid upon the city
  • We have created a model of a garden complete with an Anderson shelter and a Dig For Victory vegetable patch
  • We have read 'Blitz'by Robert Westall, 'Rose Blanche' by Roberto Innocenti and are currently reading 'Goodnight Mister Tom' by Michelle Magorian
  • We have written a fictional biography based upon the experiences of Jospeh Robertson who was an American soldier fighting in the Battle of the Bulge

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 This group were empowered from their prior learning about Anderson shelters therefore they were able to plan, design and make a wartime garden. Each group's work was unique and Mrs Machin was very impressed with the levels of support that the class were giving each other.
 

Class Blog

library

Tuesday 18th June 2018 , every year group  go to the libary once every week.They are allowed to pick any 2 books inside the lilbary , you can get 3 diffrent types of books what are non- fiction, Chapter books and picture books . As the higher class,  all of our class pick higher zpd.If we have any more  time we all relax in the library  and read .Ithink everone enjoys going to the library .winkyes

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science

Today year 5  have been doing science and we're doing space still ,so to test our minds we did a quiz on space we got 3/5 but me and my partner got them alright.

 

 

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science

Tueday 5th June 2018, we went outside to do science experiment.We did it to find out would it make a different the higher the metor the the bigger the crater.The answer was no it didnt much  diffrence with the height(20cm,50cm,70cm and 100cm).I think all of us have a greater time doing experiments outside more than being inside writing.We all had a great time doing the experiment  and hope we ndo more experiments.yesyessmiley

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Mrs Machin
We have another one planned next week and I promise it is less messy!

Lilly G
well done Ethan great blog on todays lesson!

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Space

Tuesday 22nd May 2018,  we learnt about space outside.We went outside and did some tests.Like how many times we can jump in 30 seconds or how long can we balance on one leg.  We learnt that  in space  that the astronaut  have to  work out in the rocket thus the muscles we keep active.We all had a great outside : we  hope  we do more things like tat in the future.smileysmileyyes

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Mrs Howarth
You've learnt that astronauts have to exercise in space to work their muscles but I wonder if you could investigate what happens to their growth in space and why you think this happens?

Mrs Howarth
You've learnt that astronauts have to exercise in space to work their muscles but I wonder if you could investigate what happens to their growth in space and why you think this happens?

kian
it was fun

Mrs Machin
What challenges do you think an astronaut would face when keeping fit? Do you think zero gravity would be factor that they would need to consider?

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Our trip to the park

On the 18th May we went to the park for our PURPLE time.
​Before we went we finished off our sewing from Monday.
​When we go to the park we played football and went on the gym equipment.

       

 

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kian
really cool it was fun

Ellieann Wylde
nice pic Lilly that is kind of you to make one for mrs machin

Mrs Machin
You should all be really proud of your Mayan-inspired sewing. Thank you all for a lovely time in the park, it was fantastic spending time with you all

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Space

Tuesday 18th May 2018, we learnt about space.We learnt about that the Moon  orbits the Earth in 28.3 days (or Lunor month).We had some Biscuits what had some cream on : we scraped  some cream of and showed different phrases of the Moon. We all had a great time. Hope we do something like this again. 

Ethan.

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ellie kians sister
I bet it was

kian
yum yum! it was yummy

Mrs Machin
Could you do something similar at home? Do your parents remember the Jaffa Cake advert I showed you?

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Maths

Today, we did some maths works about shapes. It wasn't easy . It gave a challenge and we used each others knowledge  to figure out the  question.

Ethan

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rounders in P.E

On a Wednesday, year 5  do P.E  and we are doing rounders and athletics.On  Wednesday, poplar are going up the mound doing relay races up there for athletics.                                                                                          In rounders poplar do boys verse girls but this week we're doing girls mixed with boys and boys mixed with girls.

Lilly G

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kian
cool rounders is hard but its fun

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Space Projects

Last week, poplar had a choice over the easter holidays to make a space project. Not every body made a project but some of them were amazing.

Me and my friend Holly made powerpoints about space and Mrs Machin thought they were very good. Katja and Jessica made great projects. Katja's project was about Orion and Jessica's project was a model space station. Lily's project is a papier mache solar system and she has used polystyrene eggs for the little planets and the very good part about her project is that she has used lights for stars.

Lilly G.

 

 

 

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kian
great work lilly tey look epic

Mrs Machin
Well done all of you and a big thank you to all the parents and carers who helped

sienna
they are amazing

carol newey
great work !

Lilly
They are great

Kevin Gooch
Well done Lilly. You have produced an interesting blog.

Stuart Gooch
Great work Lilly πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸŒŸ

Jacqui Gooch
Well done Lilly very good work. I’m proud of you πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰βœ¨

Molly whitehouse
They look really good they are out of this world and makesure to look at the space hotelπŸ‘½πŸ‘½πŸ‘½πŸ‘½

Mrs Small
It sounds to me like you are really shooting for the stars.....Well done year 5.

Ellie
Well done your blog is really good πŸ‘

Ali Gooch
They look great. Well done

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Guided Reading

Tuesday 1st May, we did guided reading in groups.And read a chapter of a Book(Wolf Brother). We took turns in reading a bit and switched reader and helped each other to make us better learners.All of us enjoyed it and we will hopefully do it again.

Ethan.

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Freya Whitehouse.
Well done popularπŸ˜πŸ˜€

kian
really good,great team work

Lilly g
Ethan great blog πŸ‘πŸŒŸ

Molly whitehouse
This is a brilliant groupπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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Mayan Masks

Last Friday Poplar created Mayan masks and we are able to paint them. It was very fun and some of the masks were very bright and colourful. 

Some of the Masks were broken so Mrs Machin said she will glue them back together for us. 

Lilly. 

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kian
everyones looked scary and mine is a quarter strawberry and it was ment to be a battle mask

james
hi nice pic XD nice masks

Mrs Machin
Your masks are super and I am so proud of your hard work

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