A huge welcome to 5T.
This morning, all of Years 4,5 & 6 have taken part in their own mini mock election. Election Officers booked the children in and then directed them to voting booths where the manifestos of the four main parties were available for reference. The children cast their vote confidentially before placing their vote inside the ballot box.
This afternoon, Year 6 will count up all the votes before the result is announced in this afternoon's assembly.
This morning, 5T were lucky enough to be visited by Hannah from the church who came to remind us about the important Christian message of peace at Christmas time.
Who said less is more?
The children had saved up two lots of earned 'Green Time' and took a democratic vote to choose their treat.
Party games won...and here they are in action!
This week I have been absolutely blown away by EVERYBODY!!! Thank you so much to all of 5T for working so hard for every single moment of this week.
I had planned on taking a new class photo to add to the Celebrity Spotlight board but we had so many children absent today, that there didn't seem much point.
Well done everybody. Same again next week please!!!
Here are 5T in their music lesson on Wednesday blowing Mrs Turner's socks off...LITERALLY!
Ronnie's been a star this week when practising her multiplying by 2. She can now do it using Numicon and drawings to help her.
Mrs Turner has been blown away by how hard she has worked this week. Keep it up sweetie!
Today, led by Leroy Rosenior (MBE), Year 5 have had a fabulous opportunity to participate in the 'Show Racism the Red Card' workshop.
Here we are exploring different types of discrimination and considering how we can educate ourselves about different cultures to stop racism.
All of the adults who worked with 5T today were very complimentary about their behaviour, attitudes and knowledge towards such important and mature issues.
Today 5T have started to learn how to multiply 2-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers. It was our first time and Mrs Turner was so impressed! Take a look at some of our hard work.
Godwin Primary School were treated to a very special guest today- Mad Scientist Chris.
He came to talk to us about the importance of thinking carefully about what we flush down our toilets and plug holes.
We learnt all about fatbergs and the damage that they cause when they begin to form inside and block up our pipes- expertly demonstrated by some impressive experiments.
What does 'bling' mean?
How much of this modern retelling of the traditional myth of King Midas can your child remember?
Now can you see the connection between the title and the events of the story?
How is the story of 'Bling' similar to the original myth of King Midas' wish?
Today, we began to learn about this significant Roman leader and considered how his actions have impacted on the modern day Britain that we live in today.
This week's science learning has been about how some solids can be dissolved into a liquid (soluble substances) and how others can't (insoluble substances).
We created a fair test and tested four different solids- salt, sugar, flour and sand.
What do you think our results showed?
Next week we will begin to explore whether or not these changes can be reversed.
Use the following links to support this week's learning at home.
Well, it was Kee-Anna's science work this week which really caught my eye. During our lesson on materials and their properties, Kee-Anna was able to apply the new scientific vocabulary we had been learning to explain why certain materials were a good choice for different purposes. E.g. Wood is a good choice to build a table with because it is hard and not permeable.
Great job sweetie- what a great scientist you are!
Use this video to help you consolidate some of our Geography learning this week about longitude and latitude and the 24 different time zones of the earth.
Mrs Turner's socks have well and truly been blown off this week by this young man and his exceptional mathematical thinking. We've been learning about prime numbers- which can be tricky, but Yusuf has cracked it, smashed his own written exercises and even managed to support some of his friends, showing great patience.
Great job young man!!!
Today, 5T tested out their balloon powered cars on different surfaces to see which surface produced the strongest friction. We had to measure accurately and work together in our pairs to repair some design malfunctions. We eventually discovered that the concrete produced the strongest friction and slowed the cars down, resulting in a shorter distance travelled.
Please use this video to support your child with our new maths concept- identifying prime and composite numbers.
Mrs Turner's neighbours have been busy creating this display ready for Remembrance Day next week. What a poignant gesture to help people remember the fallen.
A reminder for all parents and carers that swimming lessons on a Friday will continue until the end of term, when we break up for Christmas.
Please ensure that your child has their full kit in school every Friday. Today we were trying to put together six spare swimming kits before we left which inevitably wastes the children's learning time.
Kene has come back after the half term holiday with a bang! His maths work this week has been consistently accurate when multiplying by 10, 100 or 1000. He has shown me that he has a good understanding of place value and always remembers his place holders!
In addition, the presentation in his book has been absolutely outstanding.
Well done young man, you should feel very proud of yourself- I do!
5T gasped as Yusuf walked through the door this morning clutching the second in the series of 'The Wizard of Once'.
We're about two thirds of the way through the first book so can't wait to finish and make a start on the second adventure.
What a talented young pianist 5T have in their class. This young lady has successfully managed to pass her Grade 1 piano exam with distinction!!!
Amazing news. Keep practising so that you can smash Grade 2 soon, Aila!
Here are some of the balloon powered cars that we made using the equipment that you have sent in from home.
Next week, during Science, we will test how well they work and explore how we could increase their speed and distance travelled.
5T have developed their understanding of instructional texts this week by trying to follow a not very useful set of instructions to make Oreo ice-cream.
Whilst following all of the imperative verbs in the recipe, like 'mix', 'crush', 'pour' and 'fold', we discussed ways of making the instructions clearer for the reader and came up with many ideas like having a safety warning, top tips, pictures and more specific details like how long the ice-cream will take to freeze.
The plan is for the children to now write their own, improved versions...but first to taste what we made and EAT!
This afternoon we celebrated winning last week's Green Time by decorating fairy cakes (as voted for by the children in our democratic vote).
Lots of decorations to choose from and the edible cake pens went down a storm!
Enjoy looking at our smiley faces...
New book recommendation in...
Thank you to Jeffas for being a lender of his David Walliams book to Kene today .
Hope you enjoy it Kene.
5T, let me give you a buzz about books.
Please enjoy the library books that I have chosen from my own library for you. There are plenty of Cressida Cowell in there for you to explore too.
This is "BBC Learning | The Greek Theatre" by Mosaic Films on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
Years 3-5 were treated to a drama production this afternoon and learned lots about being a 'Super Splash Hero' who uses water efficiently.
What tips can you remember to share with your families?
Don't forget to head online and order your free water saving kit.
Can Percy help you become more confident with your 7 times table? Play the link below and see.
5T, thank you for making me feel so proud this late on a Friday night. I have spent the evening reading the opening paragraphs of your Greek myths and they have absolutely blown me away. Amazing job guys!!
Here are just a few for you to enjoy.
Can you spot your own work?
Great news 5T, we're the winners of last week's Green Time with an impressive score of 158 points for the week.
Have a think about what treat you would like, ready for our democratic vote in class on Monday.
This week, 5T were most impressed with Upoma's opening paragraph of her own Greek myth. She tried really hard to include effective vocabulary choices, interesting details and she successfully wrote in the past tense. She has most definitely earned her place in the spotlight this week. I hope the rest is equally as good Upoma!
Look at us using the Newton Metres today to measure and compare the mass and weight of objects. We discovered that the mass will always be one hundred times greater than the weight.
Here we are showing great teamwork too!
In 5T, we always encourage each other to catch the 'reading bug' by recommending our favourite books to each other.
Here are our first six recommendations of the year.
These children have kindly brought in some of their favourite books from home and have offered to be 'lenders' to their friends.The 'borrowers' have also pledged to show respect to their friend's belongings and have vowed to follow the Golden Rule of 'Looking after and caring for school things' at home.
Today we learned about the force of GRAVITY and the difference between weight and mass. 5T now know that they are not the same thing!
Watch this video to remind yourself what we learned about Sir Isaac Newton today.
Our English lesson today was spent planning and organising our ideas ready to write our own alternative endings to a Greek myth. We discussed the importance of planning and even heard from J.K Rowling herself about how much planning the Harry Potter series took.
Look at how our ideas have developed so far from initial story maps to completed boxing up grids showing our innovations.
Look out for our completed writing next week.
Today we discussed the origins of the Olympic Games. What can your child tell you about the similarities and differences between the Ancient Greek games and Modern day games?
Remind yourself of some of Team GB's triumphs in the London 2012 games.
The golden moments of Team GB from the London 2012 Olympic Games.
This week, 5T need to say a huge well done to Vejas. We have had a huge push on ensuring that all of our capital and lower case letters are formed correctly over the last few weeks. Vejas' work was outstanding. Every capital letter was tall and strong and the lower case letters were formed correctly, including ascenders and descenders.
Very proud indeed. Now make sure that they look like this in all of your work please.
What can your child recall from today's learning about this significant event during the time of the Ancient Greeks?
This weekend, Mrs Turner will be taking part in the London Shine Walk all through the night on the 21st September, hopefully finishing a full 26.2 mile marathon at some point on the morning of her birthday, 22nd September.
I'm quite scared 5T; I've never done anything like this before and I will need lots of encouragement to keep me going. Please check in on here on Sunday and look at the pictures I will post of my journey through London. See if you can spot any famous landmarks.
Lots of money raised for a great cause.
This week, Chloe has been a shining star in the spotlight. Her English work today blew me away. She thought really carefully about which word class each word belonged to and identified them all correctly in the sentences from our text. As well as this, look how beautifully her work is presented.
Five to nine, climb the vine,
One to four, slide to the floor.
Use these videos to help you recall rounding to the nearest 10 and the nearest 100.
Look at 5T exploring the two poles of the magnets.
What can you tell your grown ups about the 'like' poles and the opposite poles?
How many of our scientific vocabulary words can you recall and use in a sentence?
(attract, repel, pole and magnet)
THE GREAT, THE BOLD & THE BRAVE.
Learn more about the Groovy Greeks in this compilation from Horrible Histories.
To Ella and her family for sending in some traditional Greek vine leaves for the class to support our learning about the Ancient Greeks. They smelled and tasted absolutely delicious.
Surprise...Look what is waiting for you tomorrow 5T.
I wonder who will be the first person in our class to take home a non-fiction book and learn some new interesting facts to share with the class?
What a great way to show that you are an independent learner!!
First up in 5T's CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT is Aila.
Mrs Turner is so proud of the fabulous RE work she completed this week, which gave a really great example of how God cares for everybody and was presented beautifully.
I wonder who will be next?
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