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16th December 2016


This week in English, our stimulus was ‘The Snowman’ by Raymond Briggs.  We watched the animated version and discussed ways in which the director uses music to imply emotions, thoughts and feelings and we created storyboards to retell the story.  We wrote setting descriptions using figurative language and then used these ideas to create dioramas from the story.


In maths this week, we worked on our problem solving skills when we worked in groups to plan a Christmas party.  We were given a budget and a list of how much things cost and then had to work out what supplies we could afford.  We had to apply what we had learnt this term, using written methods to calculate totals.

Project Work

This week, we spent time listening and watching everyone’s presentations about someone influential from Greek, Roman or Anglo Saxon times.  The children worked so hard on these and they were fantastic! They were informative and interesting and the children spoke clearly and confidently.  It was clear that time had been spent researching and rehearsing their presentations and they should all be congratulated on a great effort!


This week we completed a weather conditions project where we were required to report about weather conditions, seasons and personal feeling about the weathers for 4-5 cities. The report also include suggestions of what to wear for the tourists who wants to travel to those cities. Students shared their projects and reported their findings in groups.


In Computing this week we have been looking at Global Positioning System (GPS) relating to Google Maps and how we can use these advanced technologies to help us every day. We have continued with our coding skills and worked collaboratively to solve further puzzles.

Physical Education

This week the pupils have enjoyed a fun end to the term, by undertaking invasion team games such as “capture the flag”.  The PE dept wishes you all a happy and healthy break.


This week in Year 5 music, we looked at where blues and jazz music started as part of the cultural literacy component of the Blues unit. Students learned how the slave trade influenced the scales and instruments of the blues genre, and identified on-beats and off-beats as the basis of blues rhythm.

Design & Technology

This week, in order to develop engineering concepts that they will apply to their structures, the children learned about three types of bridges as well as the forces of compression and tension. They also computer simulated the making and testing of a truss bridge (http://www.chroniclogic.com/bridgeitorder.htm).


There is no homework over the Christmas holidays.  Enjoy your break!


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