Class 11

Year 5 welcomed a World War 2 veteran

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Today, Year 5 had a visitor who had fought in World War 2. Mr Wells is a war veteran who joined the army when he was 18 years old – he was only 14 when the war began in 1939.

He spoke to the children explaining where he had been sent to fight and shared many of his experiences during his time in Burma, India and some other countries. The children had questions prepared to ask him to discover other information too.

Class11 discovered that Mr Well was in the Royal Signals and had the important job of sending communication via radio and telegrams. He didn’t have a choice about joining the arm as there was a rule that boys who turned 18 had to enlist. He enlisted with a friend but they were then sent to different parts of the world to fight in the war.

He explained how there was minimal food but they captured a brewery of sugar which they put in their tea to help with energy levels. They had to live of the land but there wasn’t a lot of produce to eat. Mr Well also explained how they had to sleep on the ground with only a blanket for comfort.

The children asked some great questions to discover what’s life was like for Mr Wells and we said a massive that you at the end of his visit.

Thank you Mr Wells!

Let’s celebrate!

Well done Georgia for her fantastic problem solving in Maths. Fantastic handwriting Summer - keep up the amazing work girls!

Well done Georgia for her fantastic problem solving in Maths. Fantastic handwriting Summer – keep up the amazing work girls!

Brass lesson 6

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The class are getting very good at reading notes for C and D. Keep up the great work Class 11!

Evacuee Day

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Today Year 5 had a fabulous day dressed up as children during World War Two. They learnt about what happened to children during evacuations and we discussed what children may have felt during this time. Some may have felt excited about their first ever trip on a train to the countryside but also they may have felt worried, upset and anxious about leaving their families.

To make sure they were prepared for their trip, we made sandwiches and ensured their identity cards were completed ready to show the billeting officer (who organised where the children would stay) when meeting their host families. We discussed what rationing was, which we will be looking at in more detail during our topic.

Later on in the day, the children had a go at ‘making do and mending’. With patience and persistence, the class had to thread cotton through their needle and tie a knot on the end before sewing up a hole in the fabric. We discussed how rations on material would have meant all clothing would have been mended instead of new clothing purchased.

Brass lesson 5

Lesson 5 has been completed today and the children are doing brilliantly!

Lesson 5 has been completed today and the children are doing brilliantly!

Alannah and Molly’s moon buggy model

Thank you girls for bringing you project from home - it's amazing! Alan an and Molly explained how they had mixed sand with PVA glue to keep it in position. This was the moon's surface. Then the moon buggy had two astronauts in it because they were the first two to step foot there. This was Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Michael Collins, the third astronaut stayed in the Apollo 11 which was orbiting the moon. He had important jobs to do whilst the moon was explored.

Thank you girls for bringing you project from home – it’s amazing! Alannah and Molly explained how they had mixed sand with PVA glue to keep the sand in position on the cardboard. This was the moon’s surface. Then the moon buggy had two astronauts in it because they were the first two to step foot there. This was Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Michael Collins, the third astronaut stayed in the Apollo 11 which was orbiting the moon. He had important jobs to do whilst the moon was explored. Thank you both for sharing this with Class 11. I love seeing projects completed at home! 

Brilliant work!

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Well done this week to Theo and Emma!

Emma has worked extremely hard to develop her handwriting using kinetic letter is all of her writing. Fantastic effort Emma!

Within maths Theo has show determination to add large numbers together using Dienes to develop his understanding. Super work Theo!

Blog of the week!

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Amazing work at home

This week Theo shared his enjoyment of our space topic by sharing the book he has been making at home. He has spent his time researching from books and the internet to find out facts. Theo also included information that he has discovered at school.  Well done Theo! It is lovely to see your enjoyment of the topic!

This week Theo shared his enjoyment of our space topic by sharing the book he has been making at home. He has spent his time researching from books and the internet to find out facts. Theo also included information that he has discovered at school.we loved the illustrations of the planets too! 
Well done Theo! It is lovely to see your enjoyment of the topic!

Congratulations

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Fantastic work Izzy and Lennon!  Lennon's presentation is alway fantastic and his handwriting it beautiful!  Thank you Izzy for showing brilliant enthusiasm towards challenging problem solving tasks and demonstrating persistence, resilience and team work.

Fantastic work Izzy and Lennon!
Lennon’s presentation is alway fantastic and his handwriting it beautiful!
Thank you Izzy for showing brilliant enthusiasm towards challenging problem solving tasks and demonstrating persistence, resilience and team work.

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