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Summer 2 Week 2

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Summer 2 Week 2

The children have welcomed Mrs Gritz into 5C beautifully and have been keen to show her a high standard of work and behaviour.  We are proud of the way they have taken the change of teaching staff in their stride and in their enthusiasm and diligence at the start of the last term in Year 5.

Week 2 has involved some final tests in Maths and English and we have been impressed at the children's growing maturity, both in taking tests and in their understanding that the tests are not to label success or failure, but that they are to provide information for their Year 6 teachers in September. 

Science

On the last few days of term, the class caterpillars had begun to form into chrysalides.

Mrs Sandhu kindly babysat them over the half term holiday and took the following photos of their transformation into butterflies.











After a few days in which the butterflies wings strengthened, we released them into the Butterfly Garden next to the Prayer Garden.  Some butterflies confid…

Summer Term Week 6

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DT
We concluded our bread baking unit with trialling a different method of making bread.  We made flatbreads by kneading, rolling out and shaping our dough and adding our choice of special ingredient.  5C worked extremely efficiently in their teams and provided an interesting range of special ingredients, such as pomegranate, dried mango and raisins.
RE
We have just finished our transformation unit where we have discussed the extent to which transformation can change lives and improve situations. Our final focus in this unit has been the power of the Holy Spirit to enable transformation.
English
5C wrote wonderful versions of Oranges in No Man's Land from the perspective of a less dominant character.  They wrote passionately and dramatically about the struggles of this character and really emphasised the importance of the friendship between two characters with this story. Excellent work! We concluded the unit by reviewing the story and explaining any unanswered questions we have …

Summer 1 Week 4

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We have had a productive few weeks so far this half term
English
5C have been thoroughly immersed in our fiction book Oranges in No Man’s Land, which we have been focusing on this half term.They have impressed us with their understanding of how the relationships between characters change during a time of war.The children have responded sensitively to the difficult situations the characters face within the book and offered encouraging words of advice.They are creating fantastic writing on this book, including diary entries as well as writing the story again from the perspective of a different character.The children have been ensuring they include modal verbs in their writing during this unit as well as learning the difference between direct and reported speech.
DT
Every child in 5C successfully made their own bread roll! This was a result of hard work, clearly allocated roles within teams and working quickly with limited time!!The children put enormous effort into their kneading, mixing …

Alton Castle

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Day 1:

After a bright and early start, our first stop was the Staffordshire Regiment Museum.


 A huge thank you to the volunteers who do not normally work on a Monday, but who came in especially for us.  The museum staff had worked hard to make the visit particularly meaningful for the children and told us numerous facts about Harpenden and London boroughs during the war.


We tried on various British WWII uniforms: