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Hello and Welcome to Year 5!

It is so lovely to see all the children after an amazing summer! We are already getting started with our first topic as we uncover the secrets of Alchemy Island! We have had an excellent week, with a visit from the Alchemist, plotting our journey and investigating different products taken from the Island! Keep checking the website for further updates. 

Another busy week in year five. We have been writing non chronological reports in English and learning to read and write Roman Numerals in maths. We have been studying different pieces of music and thinking about how they make us feel. 

Thanks to parents who came on our portal walk last week. We all really enjoyed it and managed to find some amazing portals to different dimensions. 

The weeks are really flying by now and everyone is getting really settled into the year five routine. Most homework has been handed in on time so a big well done and keep it up! Thanks to all parents who donated food for our harvest festival and thanks to everyone who attended our McMillan coffee morning. Both were a huge success! 

In class we have carried on our adventure on Alchemy Island which has led us to study soliloquies and also helped develop our questioning skills. We have also been writing and performing raps. Videos to follow. 


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What another fantastic week we have had in school!! On Monday, we went on a gem hunt and managed to find precious gems that the alchemist had hidden around the school, we then used these gems to enhance our description by coming up with adjectives, similes and metaphors to describe them! We then progressed on to researching different gems and writing our own cinquains!  A fantastic effort from all!


In the afternoons, we have been looking at religious art and about where in and when it is used. We have also had a go at purple mash, all children have their own login so encourage them to show you at home! We have also had an interesting afternoon learning about panning for gold and actually having a go ourselves! Pictures to follow!

Coke and mentos science experiment

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This week, Year 5 have had been busy creating board games for their innovate week! We worked hard, painting, glueing and decorating our games (With a very messy classroom). Finally, on Friday we had finished and invited all the parents to come in and play the games with us. It was a fantastic morning that was enjoyed by all! Thank you to everybody who came along! Here are the pictures of our busy week below!