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Year 5 Class St. Luke

Welcome to the Spring Term!

We have lots of exciting learning and special events to look forward to.

Mrs Kent and Miss Nobrega

Roots to Food

We all enjoyed the cookery demonstration by Darren from Roots to Food today.  The final dish was delicious!

INVASION!

As part of our History topic, we have been learning about invasions.  We planned and staged a peaceful invasion of the Year Three classroom.  This generated lots of interesting discussion from both classes.  Thank you, Year Three!

Planets Top Trump

In Science we have been learning about the Solar System.  We played a top trumps game which helped us to learn some new facts.

St Paul's Cathedral

Year Five enjoyed a wonderful trip to St Paul's Cathedral.  We travelled by London Underground and took part in a workshop about the building of this impressive structure.  

Happy (Belated) Birthdays!

We are now able to wear our own clothes to school on our birthday.  Children who had a birthday during the Autumn term had their own special day to wear their home clothes.  They were also kind enough to bring in a book for the class library.  Thank you for the healthy and long lasting, treats!

Spring Topic Displays

We have been busy creating some beautiful work for the display boards in the classroom.  Miss Nobrega made a wonderful longboat for our History board.  We have added some questions that we have about the Vikings and we are creating a time line as we learn about different events from the era.  In Science, we have been researching facts about planets and in RE we have been learning the seven sacraments.

Christmas Lunch

Here we are, enjoying our delicious Christmas lunch and looking good in our Christmas jumpers!

Science - Making a Pulley

Thank you to all of the families who helped us to collect yogurt pots.  They were put to good use in this Science lesson, where we made lifting machines.

 

Christmas Fayre Preparations

We have been making decorations for the PTA's Christmas Fayre.  Can you guess what they are?  We have also been collecting bottles for the smellies stand.  We are trying to make the line stretch around the classroom!

Google Classroom

We have started to use Google Classroom at OLOL.  These pictures show Year Five working together to research a subject and upload their learning.  Well done, everyone!  A great start!

Advent Promises

This week, everyone wrote their advent promise.  They are now decorating the school Christmas tree.

Cooking Workshops - Week Three

During our third visit to St Claudine's for our final cookery session, we made delicious blueberry and banana muffins.  It has been a great experience and we have learnt so much.

Maths Treasure Hunt

We have been learning to multiply and divide by multiples of 10.  We were delighted that the school governors were able to join us for a Maths treasure hunt this morning!

Cooking Workshop - Week 2

We thoroughly enjoyed our second cooking workshop at St Claudine's Convent.  This week we made delicious flapjacks to take home and share with our lucky families!

Science - Forces and Friction

We investigated the impact of increased mass on friction by setting up a ramp and testing how far a car travelled on different surfaces.

Cookery Workshop - St Claudine's Convent

Year Five were very lucky to be invited to St Claudine's Convent School to take part in some food technology workshops in their brand new kitchen! During the first week, we made delicious cheese scones!

PE - Netball Skills

This half term, our PE focus is Netball.  We have been learning skills to help us build up to playing a full game.  These skills have included different types of throws, moving on one foot, passing and shooting.

Judaism Week - Passover Celebrations

We ended Judaism week by looking at the celebrations associated with Passover and the special meal which Jewish people eat together.  We gained a real understanding of the symbolism of each part of the meal.

African Drumming Workshop

We were delighted to take part in an amazing African drumming workshop as part of Black History Month.  Thank you to Miss Kahlihah and Miss Hazel who were inspiring teachers!

Science - Separating Materials

We have been looking at the properties of different materials and investigating how to separate them.

The Hill We Climb

In Literacy, we have been studying poetry for the first week of Black History Month.  We have been inspired by the poem "The Hill We Climb," by Amanda Gorman, who read the poem at the inauguration of President Joe Biden.  We began by using dictionaries to learn some of the challenging vocabulary in the poem and then wrote lines of the poem in our own words.  We hope to share our final work with the whole school soon.

Maths World Cup

We took part in the Maths World Cup!  It was great fun and a very energetic session!

Maths - Addition and Subtraction

We have been using bar modelling and a range of resources to add and subtract larger numbers.

Science - Thermal Insulators

We conducted an investigation to find out which material is the best thermal insulator.  We wrapped up ice cubes in cotton wool, tissue paper, silver foil and plastic.

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