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At the bottom of the page you will find the children's class blog- A fortnightly update of all the exciting things that happen within 5A!



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Class Blog ~ Thursday 11th July 2019

Nearly at the end of another exciting school year! It has been a particularly busy week- packed to the brim with a whole range of amazing activities.


This week we have been learning about volume and capacity:

In Miss Drury’s set for Maths we have been learning about the difference between volume and capacity and solving a range of problems. AP

In Mrs Allen’s set we have also been looking at volume and capacity, using multi-link to help us to solve problems. – EK

In Miss Grayland’s set we have been interpreting time tables. - LT

Mrs Kirkham’s and Mrs Storey’s set we have been improving our use of the column method to add and subtract. We then applied this to solve one and two step word problems. - HB


In English, ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright has been our inspiration for writing. Our model text is a poem about real and unreal things put inside a box. All the children greatly enjoyed planning and writing their own version, of things they would put into their own box. We used our inference skills to comprehend the text.

We have written our own version of the poem, following the same structure as the poet. Miss Drury commented that our work was ‘phenomenal.’ – AR

We used a range of figurative language including; onomatopoeia, alliteration, metaphors, similes and personification. - BC

Spellings – adding the suffix ‘ing’- RV


We have continued to learn about the new topic all about mountains.

We have compared mountains in two different continents – Cambrian Mountains (in Europe) and Himalaya Mountains (in Asia). KC


In Science we have continued to learn about animals, including humans.

We have been learning about gestation periods of both vertebrates and invertebrates. HP

Surprisingly, the gestation period of frogs is just one week. HK

Whereas a lobster has a gestation period of 9-12 months. Mrs Page

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