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“Where Learning Comes Alive”

“Where Learning Comes Alive”


Year 5

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In Science we have been learning about materials and their properties; using scientific vocabulary such as opaque, translucent and transparent. At first we organised different materials by their properties thinking about how we could test their transparency or how waterproof they are. Following this, we organised how we would run a fair test.


In Maths we have been looking at place value, comparing numbers and ordering numbers; playing lots of different games to consolidate our learning. The children have enjoyed working with large numbers and have shown an enthusiasm for their learning.


In Year 5 we have been looking at the book 'Coming to England' by Floella Benjamin.
In English we have been focusing our learning on the book 'Coming to England'. We have been researching about Trinadad and even tasted some plantain, which had mixed reviews. The book has shocked many of the children and made them feel passionate about universal equality and discrimination. We are currently researching the 'Windrush Generation'; from this we will be writing a newspaper article.
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