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Thankyou for your support in fundraising for the NSPCC. We raised an amazing £785.58!

We are going to start from this term because lots of things have changed.

We are really lucky to have a permanent teacher called wonderful Miss Willis.

Here's what we have made for Remembrance day.

 

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We have started a new book called the Matchbox Diary. It's a  story  about a great- grandfather who is showing his great-grand daughter his Matchbox Diaries. The olive stone because when he was little, he was hungry and they didn't have enough food to eat, so he sucked on an olive stone.

Our second box was a picture of his father because his father moved to America to get a better job.  Our third box is a pen because the school masters son would get one every year. The forth one was some pasta because the grandma said that they would go to  America and forget everything, so he kept in his matchbox diaries. Then, the fifth one is a bottle cap because  when he travelled ,it

was his first time he saw drinks in a bottle. The sixth one was a hair pin because he found it on the floor from a rich lady from the other deck. Finally, the last one was a 'Saint Christopher necklace' because there was a storm and lots of people where throwing it into the sea so that it could save them.

 

 

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For Christmas, we made a Christmas tree. It's related to the 'Little Christmas tree' story. We decorated it with Christian and Christmas ball balls and paper chains.
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We are not going to tell you what the last mach box diaries were because we want you to read it your self.

The last 2 weeks ago, we made lip balm.

A science company came into our class to teach how to make it, unfortunatly we couldn't add any scent or taste because someone could be allergic to it. THEN we sold it in the school fair. 

 

It is hard to believe, it's the end of another term. We have all been incredibly busy with Remembrance Day, Christmas trees and lip balm making, to name a few.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents of Kestrel class for the support they have given, especially with the arrival of Miss Willis. 

We would also like to thank Viktoria and Emily for giving up their time to keep the website up to date.

Lastly, a big thank you to ALL the children in Kestrel class. It has been a pleasure getting to know them and look forward to a successful, exciting Spring term.

Merry Christmas to you all from Miss Willis, Mrs Rowden and everyone in Kestrel class.

BYE BYE have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!!!

from the incredible  Viktoria  and Emily!!!

Term 3

Welcome back everybody hope you had a good Christmas and a happy new year. 

 

History and Geography

This term in topic, we are learning about Mayans  and their history. Do you know where the Mayans lived?

In history, we have started to make Paper Mache masks and we are going to decorate them with Mayan patterns and bright colours. (The colours are brown, red, blue, green, yellow and orange. 

Power of Reading

In English we are reading a new book called Cosmic by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. The story is  about a boy who went to space, we think, as we have only read a few chapters. There are lots of funny bits, too. 

So far in the book, we have read about Liam turning into a dad. He had to be a dad of Florida (his friend in Year 6) so he could go to a Theme Park in China , to go on a ride called 'Cosmic' (a rocket).

We found out that Eddie Xanadu actually won the  votes. But then, we found out he just wanted to make a Replica of a ride called the Penultima and make dolls of the children. But, Dr Drax owns that toy shop so, they told her everything. She found out and nearly sued him. Because the adult had gone was gone, Liam won because he was second and got to go to space. We found out it was Florida's birthday and she didn't really have a dad. Also, we found out that Liam is lost in space with Samson 2, Florida, Max and Hasan. They still think that Liam is an adult.We'll find out more after half term. Have a nice half term! 

Last week, we had NCPCC visitors coming into our school to give us leaflets about fund-raising for their community.
On Wednesday 6th February, a group of us went on a magical trip to Canterbury Christ Church University. Led by Mr Hood. When we got there we had to change into our P.E kits. We did a variety of sports. Some of them were the Long Jump, Flexibility Test and many more. After lunch, we went on a tour around the university. We met some amazing people that go to the university. We saw the lectures (they were very big) and the music rooms. We explored the campuses and they are currently building outside. When we were closer to the end of the day, we made our own universities on a big sheet of paper and got to show them to everyone. We really miss all of the people we met in the university! When we were at the university, the other people class that were left did some paintings and had as much fun as we did.
On Wednesday, while the others were in Canterbury, we had a magical mystery tour through space with super fairy paint. We created some artwork. Pictures to follow next week. By Emily and Viktoria.
In Maths this week, we have been starting looking at improper fractions and mixed fractions. We learned about turning improper fractions to mixed fractions and mixed fractions into improper fractions.
It's nearly half term and we're looking forward to learning more things in Year 5 while we still can! We can't believe that it's almost half way through the school year!

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

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