Category: year5

1950s School Dinners

As part of our local area study, Year 5 created their own menu for a 1950s school dinner, using ingredients that would have been found in South Oxhey in this period. Today, the class of budding chefs took up the challenge of working in teams to cook these school meals. For some of the children, …

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Geography Fieldwork

As part of our Topic on South Oxhey, we have been undertaking geographical fieldwork to learn more about our local area. We gathered data about the environment, types of housing, and volume of passing road and foot traffic on four roads around South Oxhey: Prestwick Road, Fairfield Avenue, Ashridge Drive and Furze Close. We found …

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Artificial Pollination

As part of our Science topic on Life Cycles, we have been learning about how flowering plants reproduce. After finding out about pollination, we wondered if it was possible to pollinate a plant without having bees or the wind involved. To test this, we collected pollen from the anther of one geranium flower and moved …

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Observational Drawings

In Topic this term, we are learning all about our local area: South Oxhey. In this week’s lesson, we learned all about the history of Greenfields, including the story of how and why it became a Grade-II listed building in the 1990s. To celebrate the architecture of our school, we created our own observational drawings. …

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P.E.

Since returning to school after the Easter break, we have been able to return to the swimming pool where we are allĀ  becoming confident in the water and learning swim at least 25 metres. Also in PE, we are developing our skills in Tennis. This week, we have been practising our serve through sending and …

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STEM Challenge

Year 5 worked in groups and had a bridge making competition. We had to design our own bridges but we could only use straws and tape to make them. We had 45 minutes to make them and then the real challenge came – which bridge was the strongest and could hold the most cubes. The …

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Life Cycles in the Flesh

In science this term, we have been learning about ‘life cycles’. During our lesson on the life cycle of a bird, we had some very special visitors to bring our learning to life. The good news is that three of the ducklings have been rehomed with a member of our class, giving us the opportunity …

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Remote Learning

Year 5 have got stuck into their remote learning. We have been learning ‘what makes a good persuasive advert’ and are now planning and writing our own persuasive advertisement for a new school – maybe it is a school of skateboarding or cycling or cookery. In maths we have been calculating the perimeter and area …

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Lockdown Learning – We’re In This Together!

Year 5 may not all be together in the classroom, however they have all been working extremely hard on their learning so far this term. From dangerous dragons in our Excitable Edgar work, to touch-typing and competing to get the highest scores, from amazing artwork of what makes us happy and original origami activities as …

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Remote Learning in Year 5

Year 5 have been looking at ‘How to keep ourselves safe online’ and made posters to show the importance of this, using Purple Mash and developing our design skills along the way. We have been keeping up with our Reading Challenge and wrote book reviews about a book we have read. Starting our Science topic …

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