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These are the spellings we will be learning this week. Spelling tests take place on a Wednesday.
A few members of Y5 went to Otley to see Le Grand Départ. What a great time they had!
We learnt about looking after our bikes and how to repair a puncture. Thanks Halfords!
A great day was had by all in Harrogate! Big thanks to the Yorkshire Agricultural Society for a brilliant day (and the sun was shining too!).
We had a great day celebrating the start of the World Cup 2014! We designed carnival masks (inspired by Brazil), enjoyed the Samba Band, learnt some Salsa dancing and had a carnival parade in the sunshine.
As part of our DT topic, we designed and made our own Musical Instruments.
We enjoyed a Science of Sound Music workshop to find out how sound is made. It has also given us lots of ideas of how to make our own musical instruments!
Y5 and Y6 went to the library to listen to some stories told by Ursula Holden-Gill. Children all really enjoyed themselves and were inspired by Ursula's take on fairy tales. A great afternoon out!
We had a great time learning lots of new things in Science. In Y5, our main topic was flowering plants and the environment but we branched out a little bit! We also got to dissect daffodils and see exploding coke bottles. We invited parents in on Friday afternoon to see what we had been working on.
We visited Elland Road to take part in a live maths lesson. Johnny Ball hosted and over 7000 children from all over Yorkshire attended.
We were nominated for our Fairtrade video (that we made last year). Unfortunately, we didn't win, but we had a great time dressing up and walking down the red carpet!
A few of us went to the Look Into My World preview at Leeds City Art Gallery. The exhibition is on over Easter, so if you are in Leeds then why not pop in and have a look?
We called into Reception to visit the chicks. They inspired us to do some descriptive writing!
As part of our project we created large pieces of art work. We worked with artist Kate Genever and did made and printed our own tiles. Watch out for the finished art work in our exhibition shortly... All photos thanks to professional photographer David Lindsay.
We were lucky to be invited for a DT afternoon at RTHS. Half of us made banana muffins and the other half had a go at designing our own logos and using a laser printer!
We have had another author visit. Tom Palmer told us about his books and we even had a penalty shoot out!
We had a great Islam afternoon. Sukaina and Ali's Mums came in and other children brought things from home. It was great to share things and learn more about what life is like for Muslims in Leeds.
Our class text is Oranges in No Man's Land and we have enjoyed writing some great descriptions and having some fun with the oranges as we ate them!
We are very lucky to have Ms Winfield (from Ralph Thoresby High School) teaching us Dance this half term. We are also being coached in football by coaches from Leeds United!
Watch one of our fun warm ups.
We just couldn't resist joining in!
We welcomed some parents and grandparents into our Maths lesson to see the methods we use for multiplication.
Miss Seel visited us to show us her ancestor's dress. It is over 150 years old! We also researched the life of Ethel Preston (formerly West). We have used Primary Source materials and looked at a range of different Victorian illnesses and supposed cures.
Ahead of our visit to the Houses of Parliament, Greg Mulholland MP came to visit our school and explain to us how debates are organised in the House of Commons. We learnt a lot!
We visited the Victorian Schoolroom to see what school life would be like as a Victorian. There were lots of differences and we all had a great time. We were happy to get back to 2013 though!
Half of us visited Pizza Express in Horsforth to find out about how pizzas are made. The rest of us will visit next week (watch this space for photos!).
As part of our "Look Into My World" project, we visited Leeds Art Gallery and City Museum for an "Inspiration Day". It was a great day out and we learnt lots about how art can tell a story.
To support our Victorian Topic, we visited Lawnswood Cemetery to see what we could find out...
We enjoyed our topic on James and the Giant Peach. We drew peaches, compared tinned and fresh peaches, painted the characters from the story and experimented to see what other fruit / vegetables could have been used instead of a peach.
On Friday mornings, we mix with Year Six to enjoy lots of fun problem solving activities.
Here we are singing "When I grow up" and "Naughty" from Matilda the Musical.