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Author Archives: westend

Factors of a Number

In Year 5, the children have been using objects to help them understand factors of a number in maths. The children needed to use the cubes to rearrange them in different ways to show the factors. The children were successful in their investigation and were able to find the answers.  

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A Great Start to the Term!

After recent challenges, I am pleased to report how well Year 5 have settled back into school life and have adapted to changes and new routines. The children have started to develop their knowledge of Greek myths and have begun to focus on Theseus and the Minotaur. The children are currently taking part in reading … Continue reading »

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Brazil Workshop

To enhance our learning in geography, a special visitor came into school to do a full day workshop all about Brazil. The children learnt lots of new facts whilst also recapping some they already knew. The children did this through dance, drama and song. A great day was had by all!

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Learning the Recorder

In our music lessons, the children are beginning to learn how to play the recorder. They are using their previously learnt knowledge of notation and applying this to playing the different notes on their new instrument. The children are working hard to ensure their fingers are correctly placed to achieve the right note and sound.

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Carnival Dance

Linking into our work to do with South America, the children in Year 5 have had the opportunity to work with a visitor who is teaching them a carnival dance. The children so far have worked well to learn parts of a dance and add to this with their own beats of 8. The children … Continue reading »

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