Wizarding maths
Thursday July 06th 2017, 12:28 pm
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Mrs McManus gave us another wizarding challenge last week – we learnt all about wizarding currency! In the wizarding world they use Knuts, Sickles and Galleons and using the bar method, we helped Harry Potter to understand the value of each coin. We also had a chance to go shopping using these coins and convert between the bigger and smaller units!

 

 

 



Virgin Fiver Challenge
Thursday July 06th 2017, 12:22 pm
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Last week we put our best selling techniques to the test during the summer fair. Along with Year 6, we planned out stalls we could sell at to raise some money. Each group were given a fiver to spend as part of the Virgin Fiver enterprise project. Here we are in action! Thanks to everyone who came and supported our stalls!



Harry Potter World
Wednesday July 05th 2017, 5:24 pm
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Estimating Capacity
Wednesday June 21st 2017, 1:04 pm
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With the beautiful weather, we took our maths lesson outside today!

We looked at capacity and tried to estimate the amount of water a number of containers would hold. We then worked out the difference between our prediction and the actual amount the containers held.



Spy worthy Science
Wednesday June 21st 2017, 12:38 pm
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We are learning all about light in Year 5 and as part of that, we have carried out some exciting investigations. The first one involved us building our own periscopes and spying round the corridors of Hillmortonwarts! For the second investigation, the Weasley Brothers gave us their newest inventions – laying down glasses. We looked at how these would work and used our understanding that light travels in straight lines to draw diagrams to explain the magical glasses!



Harry Potter Banquet
Wednesday June 21st 2017, 12:26 pm
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Many thanks to everyone who attended the fantastic Harry Potter event we held last week in the ‘Great Hall’!

The children worked very hard to keep you entertained and did a super job in preparing all the stalls and activities.

Honeydukes seemed to be particularly popular….over 50 chocolate frogs sold



Taekwondo
Thursday June 15th 2017, 6:38 am
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As part of Health week, we took part in a very exciting Taekwondo workshop. Here we are having a go at this ancient martial art!

 

   

 



Light
Thursday June 15th 2017, 6:35 am
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We have started our new Science topic of light. We have learnt that light travels in straight lines and reflects off of objects that are non-light sources to enable us to see them.

Here we are using mirrors and LED lights, demonstrating how light travels in straight lines and investigating the angles that it reflects at once it hits the mirror.

 

 



Harry Potter Banquet
Friday June 09th 2017, 7:51 am
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Come and join us for some Wizarding fun and a cup of butter beer!

Don’t forget to get your tickets to the Great Hall Banquet next Friday (16th).

Tickets need to be ordered by Tuesday 13th so we can cater for the numbers.

We look forward to welcoming you!



The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
Friday June 09th 2017, 7:49 am
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To launch our new topic of Lights, Camera, Action we have immersed ourselves in the world of Harry Potter.  The classroom has a touch of magic about it and we have been sorted into Hogwarts houses. After watching some of the Philosophers Stone, we created amazing cartoon strips based on the Boa Constrictor in the film!