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Welcome to the Outstanding Otters Class page!

Come here to find out useful information and to hear about all the exciting things we have been doing in Year 5! 

 

Willington WI delicious Rock Cakes!

We hope you enjoyed eating the children's rock cakes as much as they enjoyed making them! Thank you again to Willington WI for teaching the Y5 children how to make them.

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Year 5's WW2 morning

On Wednesday 30th January, a visitor named Mark came into school to teach us about WW2 and show us some incredible artifacts from the war.

We started by learning about the different types of gas masks, their uses and a few of us got to try a real one on. We were so surprised to see that a baby’s gas mask was bigger than adults as it had to cover their whole body! After that, we learnt about the Blitz and even re-enacted an air raid shelter (under our desks!), whilst sirens rang out in the classroom. We then took part in a ‘Home Guard Drill,’ where two of the class wore an English and German uniform. Finally, after answering lots of questions about his own family and their involvement during WW2, Mark finished by talking about rationing and gave us imperial money to calculate the costs of a shopping list of rationed food.

We had such a fantastic morning and learnt even more about our WW2 topic.

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Year 5 Cookery with Willington WI

Every Tuesday afternoon for the next three weeks (29th Jan, 5th Feb & 12th Feb), the Year 5 pupils will be working with members of the local WI to participate in cookery lessons.  The children will be making Rock cakes and will be taking them home to taste, along with their recipe.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the WI for working with the children with this activity.

Earth & Space Homework Projects

Take a look at some of our Earth and Space homework - it is out of this world!!!

Happy New Year!!

To welcome in the New Year this morning, we decided on some resolutions and things we would like to get better at in 2019. You can see these on display in the Year 5 corridor...

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Sentence Stacking

We have finished our first sentence stacking story about 'The Nowhere Emporium' - it's taken up a whole wall in our classroom! Next week we are going to plan and write our own prologue based on it. Watch this space for more fantastic work!

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Earth & Space

This terms Y5 Science project is Earth and Space and we have already begun learning lots of new things about the Solar System. We had fun creating a scaled solar system model in the playground using toilet paper and spherical representations. We decided that each sheet of toilet roll would represent 20 million km and couldn't believe how far away each of the planets are from the Sun, especially Neptune which is approximately 4,500,000,000km (225 sheets of toilet roll!).

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Our Anglo-Saxon Homework Projects

Our homework projects are now on display in the year 5 art bay - please come and have a look when you are next in school. The class has produced some brilliant work, I am so impressed with their hard work and understanding... Well done!

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The Nowhere Emporium Arrives at Year 5!

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Year 5 were surprised to find a mysterious looking doorway that featured in 'The Nowhere Emporium' at the end of the Year 6 corridor last week and nervously gathered around to discuss our thoughts, feelings, actions and questions about the doorway. We have now begun writing a prologue for our own adventure story, so watch this space for some fantastic work...

Anglo-Saxon Shields

As part of our Anglo-Saxon Topic work, Year 5's have researched, designed and created their own Anglo-Saxon shields using felt. The children pinned and cut out their template designs onto their felt pieces and developed their stitching techniques to join the felt together. We even evaluated each others work against our designs and gave feedback to each other so we could improve our work. We are very proud of the outcomes...

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Year 5 Parents' Meeting powerpoint

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