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2018-19


TERM 3

“#PlasticFreeOceans”

SHARING THE PLANET: The ocean environment can be altered by human activity.



Wednesday 6th February

And the final piece of independent writing from Samuel:

FLOAT

The young girl nonchalantly strolled across the abandoned road, oblivious to the cloud of death hovering just metres above her. She sauntered a little further and then glanced up, resting her eyes on the gracefully, floating jellyfish that had caught her eye. With a sense of adventure, her inquisitive nature reached out and she grabbed a tendril with her hand. Now airborne, a regrettable pain gurgled in her stomach and she wanted to come down but it was too late; she had to face her terror-stricken next few seconds head on.

The wind took her up to the huge yonder of plastic; it was an array of fireworks. She stared down at the unrecognisable abyss down  below while she glided over acres of land like a god being worshiped. Without warning,suddenly, a cold breeze chilled her neck. She stopped looking at her surroundings, her pleasured face lost in thoughts dropped; as she saw the gyre of plastic recklessly plunging into the murky waters that lurked below. She quickly clambered backwards and with a perplexed face, she dived down falling face first into the hardened sand. A strong gust of wind continued to violently push the plastic even further. In pain, she crawled back with horror; frozen with shock, all she could do was watch.


Friday 1st February

Year 5 had an afternoon of looking at ‘smart polymers’ and reversible and irreversible reactions….photos coming soon to see what they were doing!

 

 

 

 


Thursday 31st January

The children in Year 5 are drafting a narrative linked with their Learning Journey on Plastic having watched a short 35 sec animation on a plastic bag floating up to a sea of plastic that is being blown into the sea. This is the initial draft for the first 8 seconds of the clip by Samuel. We can’t wait to read the whole story!

The young girl nonchalantly strolled across the abandoned road, oblivious to the cloud of death hovering just metres above her. She sauntered a little further and then glanced up, resting her eyes on the gracefully, floating jellyfish that had caught her eye. With a sense of adventure, her inquisitive nature reached out and she grabbed a tendril with her hand. Now airborne, a regrettable pain gurgled in her stomach and she wanted to come down but it was too late; she had to face her terror-stricken next few seconds head on.

And Ben has drafted and amazing piece of work as well:

As the boy sauntered through the deserted streets, the amber glow of the sunset sky shone upon him. Oblivious to his surroundings; lost in his thoughts, until a jellyfish shaped figure, elegantly glided past him. With great curiosity, he clinched onto the tendrils and was immediately airborne in the cluttered, plastic cloud of the once clear sky.

Up, up, up he flew until he was higher than the tallest building.

Anxiety filled his heart as he continued to rise. Although he had a fear of falling, he was overwhelmed by the vast tsunami of plastic invading the sky.

Mysteriously, more and more of the planet’s plastic pollution was pulled into the eerie atmosphere.

Suddenly he found himself being carried by a sea of waste, heading to an unknown destination. The sky darkened as the sun appeared to cower in fear from the frightful events that were taking place.

 


Monday 28th January

Silver Birch demonstrated the IB Learner Profile of being ‘Caring’ in our recent maths lesson on areas of triangles. Once they had mastered identifying the base and height of different triangles (right angled, acute angled and obtuse angled triangles) they supported their peers.

 


Friday 25th January

Year 5 enjoyed investigating the ‘super polymer’, hydrogel, that can be found in disposable nappies. The removed the hydrogel from nappies (from Asda and Sainsbury) looking at the volume they extracted from the different brands.

They looked at the reaction that occurred when they added 100ml of water having learnt that hydrogels are able to absorb large amounts of water and they possess the ability to respond to changes in their environment.

They had the opportunity to feel the gel that formed – such fun!


Monday 21st January

Year 5 spent time on Friday making ‘Milk Plastic’ – casein plastic – from milk and vinegar. They learned that in the early 20th century, milk was used to make many different plastic ornaments —including jewellery for Queen Mary of England! 


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TERM 2

“The Arrival”

WHERE WE ARE IN TIME AND PLACE: Migration occurs out of necessity or to seek new opportunities



Tuesday 18th December 2018

Click below to read Claudia’s amazing Home Learning on Migration….

Look at some of our ‘creative’ Home Learning Presentations on migration that our children have shared today.

 


Tuesday 4th December

#LeighIdeas Final

 


Thursday 29th November

Unbeaten after our first two games!


Monday 12th November

#LEIGHIDEAS2018 with Year 4 and 5


Tuesday 6th November

Click on the images below to read our Dictogloss at the start of our topic on migration.


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TERM 1

“THE SKIN I’M IN……….cannot tell my story.”

WHO WE ARE: Understanding our differences can help us live with others



13th September:  Open Afternoon

Year 5 had a ‘fun’ afternoon when the parents joined us on Open Afternoon. Parents joined in mixing skin tones and then painting a ‘collaborative’ picture of Nelson Mandela linked to their Learning Journey this term.

Year 5 Term 1 Newsletter

 

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