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Monday, 12 July 2021

Week 6 Spellings

 Your spellings this week are:

accommodate

aggressive

ancient

bargain

communicate

conscience

conscious

embarrass

foreign

guarantee

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Week 5 Spellings

 This week's spellings are some Year 3 and 4 words that are particularly tricky.  Please practise these as much as possible before our spelling test on Friday:



height
increase
knowledge
mention
occasion
opposite
possession
probably
recent
reign

Tudor Crimes!

This term in Year 5, we have been learning about Crime and Punishment in different era. This week we looked at Crime and Punishment in Tudor Times. 

We learned that there were many different punishments including beheading, hanging, the stocks and pillories and even being boiled alive! 

We took inspiration from this to create our own crime stories and wrote newspaper reports about them, Have a look at our fantastic work:

 Alara

 Alys

 Harley

 Tyler


Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Spellings

 This week, we are reviewing some of the trickier spellings from year 3 and 4. 



Practise spelling these words in preparation for our spelling test on Friday, 2nd July:


accidentally
appear
breath
breathe
caught
decide
disappear
favourite
February
heard

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Goodbye to the Chicks by by Ayat Shoubu, Lynette Boison, Caden Thorpe, Alex Blackburn, Arash Shamsizadeh, Mina Saeed, Molly Boughton-Sherwin, Dyana Dargalay and Sophia Schofield

When we last updated you, we only had two chicks. However, since then, there have been some exciting developments...
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The next day, we gasped in surprise after receiving the news that six more eggs had hatched! We now have eight chicks because two of the eggs sadly didn't hatch (this is quite common). Their names are: Hinata, Dove, Ivey, Lord of the Chicks, Yarsha, Erin, Percy and Joshua (who you already know about). They all settled in nicely and were happy to see their siblings.

Holding the Chicks for the First Time

Holding the chicks was a very fun experience. We were all talking excitedly until we realised that we needed to talk more quietly otherwise the chicks would become scared. Also, beware of them pooping on your hand! The chicks were quite frightened at first, which made it difficult to hold them in our hands. However, eventually we all started to become accustomed to each other. Now we are much more attuned to their nature. When we were holding them, we noticed that their wings looked very fragile and delicate because half of the wing had fluff and the other half didn't. When we held these soft, fluffy chicks they started to peck us. The fragile beak of the chicks felt pointy and they almost seemed to vibrate in our hands.

Things we have learnt about chicks:

Chicks and chickens are incredibly smart. In fact, they are as smart as a toddler.
You may be surprised to find out that chickens are related to dinosaurs.
They also have great colour vision.
The females lay at least 300 eggs a year.
The are 24 billion chickens worldwide!
As well as this, they dream just like humans do! What they dream about is based on their emotions.

A Fond Farewell

Tomorrow, we will sadly be bidding our now strong, independent chick farewell. Although have had a good time at Iveson Primary School, they will soon grow and will need more space. Consequently, we will be re-homing these vibrant young creatures at a local farm. They have promised to update us on their development!

A Fantastic Time With Our Chicks by Dima Hama, Kelsie Cox, Alfie Scott, Sanam Sanehy and Tyler Walker

As you know, the last time we updated you on the progress of the chicks, we had just four from the ten eggs. We are both excited and delighted to announce that we now have nine chicks! Sadly, the tenth egg didn't hatch-this is actually quite common and could have been for many reasons. However, the ones that have hatched are called: Naruto, Elly, Sam, Donkey, Binx, Noodle, Shrek, Fiona and Trouble. They are growing as they now have developed adult feathers and are eating and drinking quite a lot. Consequently, we are now having to clean their brooder box much more regularly!

Despite their bodily functions, the chicks are actually rather fragile, soft and adorable. When holding them for the first time, we found that they were very warm and trembling like jelly! It was important that we didn't squeeze them, otherwise it could damage their delicate bodies. We had to keep the noise down so that we didn't petrify them. This was a big task for our cracking class who are known for the tremendous cacophony that we create at lunch time! However, we have done ourselves proud and we feel we are becoming more caring and mindful of our foster chicks!

As with all foster animals, we only have a short period of time with our cheeky chicks. Sadly, they are leaving us tomorrow. These once- timid and quiet creatures, have now evolved into noisy and inquisitive chicks who are ready to take flight. They will be re homed at a local farm where they will have enough space to run around freely and explore the open world. We are sad that they are leaving. However, it puts a smile on our face, knowing that they are going to have a wonderfully caring owner with enough space to look after them. We wish them luck!

Monday, 14 June 2021

Where are the wings?

 This morning, we walked into the classroom and wondered, what had happened to the chicks wings? The chicks from Hawks class had a sleepover at Mrs Fawcett's house this weekend, but they come back looking very different!

We wanted to know - what has happened to the feathers on their wings?


Do you know what is happening to our chicks?

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

CRACKING CHICKS by Ayat Shoubu, Lynette Boison, Caden Thorpe, Alex Blackburn, Arash Shamsizadeh, Mina Saeed, Molly Boughton-Sherwin, Dyana Dargalay and Sophia Schofield

Today, at approximately 11.15am, Doves returned to their classroom after drumming, shocked. They were astonished to hear the delightful sound of a chick's beak rapidly pecking from the inside of one of the eggs in our incubator.They soon discovered a little chick's head had found its way out of its egg. At present, we cannot tell if the chicks are male or female. Despite this, we named the first chick, Joshua.

Joshua the chick looked exhausted from its hard work escaping the shell. Surprisingly, it was not the yellow fluffy chick you would imagine. In fact, Joshua looked wet, slimy and was covered in blood. Soon after, Joshua became more stable and able to walk and soon started to hug the remaining eggs. Excitedly cheeping, Joshua seemed to be calling for the other siblings to break free and join them.

After lunch, Joshua's calls were successful as another chick hatched. The atmosphere was one of excitement as we all huddled around the incubator watching the miracle unfolding before us. No one wanted to miss it! We all felt as though they were happy to meet each other. The chick (which is currently unnamed) was chirping joyfully as it saw its sibling.
We are so 'egg'-cited to see what happens to the remaining eggs and if they hatch this week!
We will continue to keep you updated as it happens.

THE NEWEST ARRIVALS TO IN HAWKS CLASS by Alfie Scott, Sanam Sanehy, Dima Hama, Kelsie Cox, Fayzan Nisar, Aiden Yousef, Tyler Walker and Harley Hardwick

Have you ever seen a miracle? Have you ever witnessed the magical event of a beautiful creature hatching right before your eyes? Well, today in Hawks class, we were lucky enough to see this for ourselves as we were present for the birth of FOUR baby chicks!

 
As we entered the classroom, we heard screaming. The room was embroiled in excitement. Gasps and chatter filled the air. At first, we thought someone had won the lottery. But when the excitement settled down, we could hardly believe it as we laid eyes on the newest member of our class.

We were astonished to discover the chick that had emerged from the once-perfectly intact egg. After a few minutes, you could hear the delicate cheeps of the im'peck'able chick. It was chirping gloriously over the shouts of amazement from the children, which was 'egg'cellent. Our first chick was named Naruto.

With bright yellow fluff, we saw the chick stomping around the incubator. Little Naruto was quite drained and kept stumbling. He had brown majestic eyes.  As we looked at his feathers, we saw gunk and slime, which we were surprised about. He is an amazing addition to our class.

Shortly afterwards, we welcomed Donkey, Elly and Sam. Our class is dedicated to being the best new parents to these chicks. We can't wait to meet the others. We will continue to update you on their progress!


First chicks hatching

When Mrs Fenske, Mr Edwards and Mrs Fawcett arrived at school this morning, we discovered that one of the chicks in Hawks class had hatched! The chick was cheeping loudly and still damp from being inside the egg. 
Lots of the other eggs in both Hawks and Doves class were beginning to move and to show cracks. 

By the time the children arrived in Hawks class, another chick had hatched! 

Here is a picture of the chick that had just hatched - doesn't it look tired?








Monday, 7 June 2021

Chicks!

 Year 5 have some exciting visitors - 10 eggs arrived for each class on Monday morning and we are incubating them. This involves keeping the temperature in the incubator as close to 37° as possible and ensuring that the eggs are safe and not moved at all.


We hope that on Wednesday they might start hatching! Mrs Fenske and Mrs Myers definitely heard some tiny peeps after school today, so there might be signs of chicks very soon.

Here is the incubator setup and the brooder box, which will house the chicks once they are hatched, dry and fluffy.



Friday, 18 September 2020

Marvellous Motifs

The past two weeks, Year 5 have been exploring the work of William Morris. We have had a great time observing the different plants in our school grounds and creating motifs inspired by these. We are looking forward to turning these into prints in the coming weeks! 

Friday, 31 July 2020

Google Classroom

On Monday, your learning challenges will be posted on Google Classroom. It will allow you to communicate with your teacher and get feedback on the work you have completed. You will also be able to post questions to ask your teachers or classmates if you are stuck.

It is good to see so many of you have joined our Google Classroom ready for Monday.

If you haven't...
For details on how to join your year groups Google Classroom scroll down and look for the post entitled 'join your google classroom', or just click the title below:

Join your Google Classroom


Each day, we will post an English, a Maths and a Topic challenge. Don't worry if you miss some just do what you can. 

Mrs Bowes and Miss Wilde look forward to sharing your learning.

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Home Learning

In history this week we have been comparing different civilisations.

Take a look at Marty's comparrison of The Maya and The Celts

Thursday, 9 July 2020

Homelearning

In our google classroom we have been completing work all about chocolate


Take a look at Theo's Chocolate Factory.
He's included different stages of chocolate making and how these would look within a factory.

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Home Learning

Through our google classroom we have been learning all about chocolate, 
we even wrote our own chocolate poems...

Take a look at Marty's!

Mmmm chocolate! By Marty Worsnop


I see you sitting there,

On the cupboard shelf.

Inviting and glistening glare,

I grab you from the shelf.


One bite, two bite, three bite, four,

Mmm chocolate I want more.

Its caramel it creamy,

Mmm chocolate you're dreamy!


I have eaten half the bar,

What a greedy pig I am.

I can't stop eating its bizarre,

Chocolate in my mouth I cram.


One bite, two bite, three bite, four,

Mmm chocolate I've got no more.

Maybe mum will go to the shop,

Mmm chocolate I ate the lot!!



Friday, 19 June 2020

Home learning

This week in science we have been investigating thermal insulation.
This was our investigation prompt...

What do you think?

Theo used a wrapped ice cube to help him to investigate this.
He thought that the snowman in a coat would melt fastest because coats are meant to keep us warm. 
He predicted that an ice cube that was wrapped up would take a shorter time to melt than an unwrapped one. 
Take a look at Theo's findings...
 

Thursday, 18 June 2020

A message from the Duchess of Cambridge

Today, (Thursday 18June) the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) will lead an online assembly for children across the UK during which she will speak about the importance of mental wellbeing. The theme of the Duchess' assembly is 'spread a little kindness' 
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Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Home learning

Check out Marty's Holiday brochure from our online learning!


Friday, 12 June 2020

Home Learning

This week we have been planing our dream holidays. 
There has been some incredible work completed on our Google Classroom!

Theo wrote a diary entry of a single day from the holiday:

Sunday 7th February 2021

It's nearly my bedtime while I am writing this. Today has been a tough one, as we went on a long walk. My fitbit says I have done about 30,000 steps today. 


It was a new morning and I knew what was coming, I felt tired already even though I hadn't even been anywhere yet. As I got out of the bed, I had a weird backache; this didn't last for long, but it did hurt at the time. Once everyone in the room was awake, we went for our breakfast. It was actually really nice as I had the special breakfast of the day, which included a corn wrap with lettuce, cheese and tomato. 


As we were about to get into the car, one of the hotel staff members kindly gave us a lunch box for me and my sister. On the journey to the geysers, it was really hot, so all of us opened our windows. Minutes later, a big rumbling car came past and everyone started coughing from the dust. I knew everyone else didn't enjoy the car ride too much, but I loved seeing the huge majestic mountains which surrounded and looked down at me. Because of all the dust in our faces, we decided to put the air conditioning on instead, which felt much cooler than our windows being open. 


Dad stopped the car, which felt like the middle of nowhere! As dad finished his long and awkward parking session, my sister and I groaned as we exited the car; by the look of it, we had a long walk ahead of us. About an hour later, we finally reached the geysers. As we got close to them, we just could stop holding our noses as the eggy aroma filled our nostrils. The windy air impacted the geysers stray, which I thought was mesmerising, though everyone else was trying to avoid the spray of the hot smelly water. 


Another tiring hour later, we got to the car. When we got inside, me and my sister opened the lunch boxes and my parents ate their awful looking coleslaw salads, which put me off my sandwiches. We set off and drove further and further into the Atacama Desert and its hot, dry Chilean weather. 


We arrived at the animal park and the car was screaming with joy. We went into the main building and a kind friendly man showed us where to go. He showed us outside and followed a trail; between us was a fence covered in sharp barbed wire. Just ahead of us you could see these llama looking creatures, the man told us their name, but I could barely pronounce it! Then we saw a small lake surrounded by pink, feathery flamingos, all standing on one leg. As we got to the end of the trail, we saw something that we didn't expect, penguins! Shortly after that, we got back to the building and they gave us a link to their website, which my mum can't stop looking at. 


Later that night, we for the first time, visited a proper Chilean restaurant called Conchila's Restuarante. I had some Chilean Empanadas, but had no idea what anyone else had, as I did not recognise any of the food at the time. For pudding, the waiter gave us a chocolate square. 


My dad and sister were crying for their hotel beds, but my mum and I went stargazing instead.



Drew used a spreadsheet to help him to work out the cost of his holiday...


Home learning

Take a look at Abigail's super writing about Eritrea that she completed for our dream holiday work on our Google Classroom.

Extravagant Eritrea

Eritrea is a moderately small yet exceptionally enthralling province situated in the Horn of Africa with it's ports facing the alluring Red Sea. It has urban and suburban areas and is known to have many scrumptious dishes,  intriguing journeys in history, and some  exhilarating sports.  Holding 6.38 million people, they are a bubbly, welcoming and lovely-to-be-around bunch of people. It is packed with picturesque views, intelligent agriculture and delightful people.In this report you will discover pompous facts about Eritrea's long forgotten history, awesome verities about the sport there and reliable facts about the citizens.

Aksum- An Ancient Kingdom

Eritrea has had a long and successful journey in history. In the early centuries Eritrea was apart of a triumphant civilisation called Aksum, Aksum was the name of a city and a kingdom which is essentially modern-day northern Eritrea (Tigray province) and it's neighbour Ethiopia. Research shows that Aksum was a major naval and trading power from the 1st to the 7th centuries C.E. As a civilization it had a profound impact upon the people of Egypt, southern Arabia, Europe and Asia, all of whom were visitors to its shores, and in some cases were residents. Aksum developed a civilization and empire whose influence, at its height in the 4th and 5th centuries C.E., extended throughout the regions lying south of the Roman Empire, from the fringes of the Sahara in the west, across the Red Sea to the inner Arabian desert in the east. The Aksumites developed Africa's only indigenous written script, Ge'ez. They traded with Egypt, the eastern Mediterranean and Arabia. Despite its power and reputation—it was described by a Persian writer as one of the four greatest powers in the world at the time—very little is known about Aksum. Written scripts existed, but no histories or descriptions have been found to make this African civilization come alive.

Ardent Athletes

Eritrea has always had a passion in sport from the working wannabes to the prosperous professional. In fact football and cycling are the most popular sports in Eritrea. In recent years, Eritrean athletes have also seen increasing success in the international arena.
Cycling has a long tradition in Eritrea and was first introduced during the colonial period.The Tour of Eritrea, a multi-stage cycling event, is held annually since 1946 throughout the country. The national cycling teams of both men and women are ranked first on the African continent, and ranked amongst one of the best cycling nations in the world. The Eritrea national cycling team has experienced a lot of success, winning the African continental cycling championship several years in a row. In 2013, the women's team won the gold medal in the African Continental Cycling Championships for the first time, and for the second time in 2015 and third time in 2019.
Football in Eritrea is related to the sport most popular in this African country. After being under Ethiopian control, Eritrea gained its independence in 1991 and in 1998 the country became a member of FIFA. The Eritrea national football team represents Eritrea in men's international football and it is controlled by the Eritrean National Football Federation. It is nicknamed the Red Sea Boys. It has sadly never qualified for the finals of the FIFA World Cup or the Africa Cup of Nations. Local side Red Sea FC are the main supplier for the national team. The team represents both FIFA and Confederation of African Football.
 
Citizens Of Eritrea
In Eritrea there are a whopping 6.38 million citizens? Magnificently there is 9 ethnics in Eritrea. They are Tigrenya, Bilen, Afar, Saho, Rashaida, Kunama, Tigre, Nara and Hedareb. They all have their own individual language.In fact 55% of Eritreans speak Tigrinya, 40% speak Tigre, 4% speak Afar and 3% speak Saho. Also English and Italian are widely known across the region, whilst 100,000 people speak Arabic. Also many of the people residing in Eritrea dedicate their lives to God and of those people are 50% Christian and 47% are muslim. Those two religions are the two major religions nationwide as they are across the globe. In the main, Eritrea is jam- packed with lovely and welcoming people no matter who they are or what they believe!!!
 
Over-all, Eritrea is a phenomenal place to be with an interesting industrial past, an ardent thrive in sports and a place full of joyous, sublime people. I hope this report will  not make you like Eritrea but love it. :)

Monday, 8 June 2020

Picture News

"Having a routine is better than not having one"

How do you feel about this?
Take a look at these activities and see how many you can do!

Sunday, 7 June 2020

World Ocean Day!


Today is World Ocean Day! 

Have an explore of this great website and send in your amazing creations throughout the day!








Friday, 5 June 2020

Art

In our Year 5 google classroom (👉 https://classroom.google.com/u/1/c/NjUxMjk5MjM5OTNa 👈)we have been learning to draw 3D images using 2 points of perspective.
Take look at these fantastic pieces!


By Ollie


By Amirali


Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Challenge time!

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Dear diary,

It has now been 2 years since we moved here. Leaving Earth was tough, but we are beginning to feel more at home with every single week that passes.

When we came to our new home, we were allowed to bring everything with us from our Earth homes. It still feels a bit strange though. Life without gravity really takes some getting used to!

Can you continue the diary?

What is gravity? Can you include descriptions of what it is like to live without it?

Where is it that you now live? How is it different from your previous life? How do you spend your time? Do you prefer living in your new home? 

Can you include an image of where you live now?


Madison's Story

Take a look at Madison's story!
She used the last challenge piece as her opener...

The Great House had many hidden treasures. As a 10-year-old girl, many of the rooms were out of bounds for Elsa, but her desire for adventure often got the better of her…

She peeked back over shoulder to check that the coast was clear. She could hear one of the butlers clattering around in the kitchens at the far end of the hall; no one knew she was there.

She carefully turned the ornate, golden door handle, hearing the mechanism inside clunk, and eased the heavy, wooden door open just enough to slip inside the room.

Immediately, Elsa was bathed in light as it poured down from the circular windows in the ceiling. She could see dust dancing in the beams of sunlight.

With a flutter of excitement inside her chest, she strode confidently into the centre of the room, her shoes click-clacking off the chessboard-like floor. She loved this library – it felt like she was 'in' history. How many lords and ladies had graced this great room? It has stood here for centuries, and Elsa doubted that little, if anything, had changed over the years.

Elsa loved reading, but that wasn't why she had come to the library. She approached one of the golden orbs lined up along the centre of the library floor, and carefully placed her finger on the top. It had worked last time. Would it work again? She longed for the magic to happen, and closed her eyes in silent prayer…

 Elsa open her eyes; she had been transported into one of the books! She wondered which book it would be this time. She felt a shudder run down her spine, she was filled with excitement and fear. She looked around and noticed a litter boy sat in the garden of the grand, palace grounds. She tiptoed over to him. He was crying. He was dressed in what looked like olden day clothes, she wondered what year she was in? She then looked down at herself and realised she was wearing a beautiful, royal gown. 'Could I be a princess?' she asked herself.

 

She said to the boy 'what year are we in'. the boy said '1921'. She said I am from 2020 the boy was shocked Elsa said 'where are we in the world 'he said London 'she said I am from America.  she said 'who am I' he said 'the most royal princess in the world '. She had always dreamed of being a Princess!!

Suddenly she heard crowds of people clapping, she looked around and they were clapping for her! She felt embarrassed, no one had ever clapped for her. She felt her cheeks going red as she stood on the balcony. I could get used to life as a princess she thought.

'Elsa! Elsa!' she awoke suddenly. 'Elsa, you know you are not allowed in there!' It was her mum, she looked angry. She was back in 2020 sat in the middle of the room. Well I guess that was the end of being a princess! She couldn't wait till her next adventure!!!!!!


Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Writing Challenge

Challenge!

Story starter!

The Great House had many hidden treasures. As a 10 year old girl, many of the rooms were out of bounds for Elsa, but her desire for adventure often got the better of her…

She peeked back over over shoulder to check that the coast was clear. She could hear one of the butlers clattering around in the kitchens at the far end of the hall; no one knew she was there.

She carefully turned the ornate, golden door handle, hearing the mechanism inside clunk, and eased the heavy, wooden door open just enough to slip inside the room.

Immediately, Elsa was bathed in light as it poured down from the circular windows in the ceiling. She could see dust dancing in the beams of sunlight.

With a flutter of excitement inside her chest, she strode confidently into the centre of the room, her shoes click-clacking off the chessboard-like floor. She loved this library – it felt like she was 'in' history. How many lords and ladies had graced this great room? It has stood here for centuries, and Elsa doubted that little, if anything, had changed over the years.

Elsa loved reading, but that wasn't why she had come to the library. She approached one of the golden orbs lined up along the centre of the library floor, and carefully placed her finger on the top. It had worked last time. Would it work again? She longed for the magic to happen, and closed her eyes in silent prayer…

Can you write the rest of the story?


Monday, 18 May 2020

Guiness World Record TTRockStars


Have you got what it takes to become a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title holder?

We are inviting you to attempt a Guinness World Records title by answering as many times tables questions correctly as you can
in one minute.
Guinness World Records has created a new title - Highest score achieved on 'Times Tables Rock Stars' in one minute - and we
are looking for players to aim for this special accolade.
HOW DO I TAKE PART?
It's simple: get a world-beating score in a Studio game, make sure it's captured in a video and send a link to that video to support@mathscircle.com by the end of Thursday 4th June (11:59pm GMT).

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Writing Challenge

Challenge!

It came from the sea, calmly at first. An enormous, slithering tentacle slowly oozing its way over the top of the sea wall, exploring the metal and concrete shapes with suckers the size of your front door.

Then, as more and more people came, and shrieks and cries of alarm filled the air, the creature became angry. All hell broke loose…

In an almighty tangle of limbs and water and buildings and people, the beast came violently exploding out of the frothing water. The normally sturdy metal supports of the buildings groaned under the extreme weight of the gigantic tentacles crushing them. Panic. Complete panic set in.

But where had the creature come from? What did it want? How could anybody stop it?

There wasn't time for people to think. Only to run…

Can you create the monster?

Now try to write the rest of the story!

Home learning

Home Learning Resources

Access additional learning resources through the BBC
Here you'll find lessons and resources which you can access via any internet enabled device.
There are three different lessons uploaded every day.





Thursday, 7 May 2020

VE Day

Log into Purple Mash to take a look at some of the VE Day activities



Try making bunting, a flag or even a poster!

Madison painted these flags