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What We Have Been Doing

Week beginning 10.12.18


What a busy week! After our fantastic Christmas performances, we've been busy creating a 'talking textile' - a piece of art showing the events of World War 2. Part of this process was to make our own felt. Thank you so much for sending in the rolling pins and bubble wrap! As you can see from the pictures, the children really enjoyed making the felt. Pictures of the finished talking textiles to follow.

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Our first half term


It has been a busy half term. The children have loved learning about our theme of Nottingham Then and Now; learning about the history of Nottingham and then focusing on Nottingham during WW2.


Just before half term, we visited the National Holocaust Centre. It was such an interesting trip, hearing testimonies from survivors and visiting the exhibit. The children represented the school fantastically, we were incredibly proud of them.


Our theme will continue into the next half term, when we will also be looking at Judaism. Following on from this theme, we will move on to learn about space. 


In maths we will continue to look at the 4 operations. In English, once we have written recounts on our trip to the Holocaust Centre, we will study the short animation 'The Piano', and make our own version of the film. 


We will be sending out this half term's homework shortly. 


It was great to see you all at the parental consultations; thanks for your continued support. If you have any queries, don't hesitate to get in touch.


Thanks, the year 5 team. 


Welcome to Year 5!


The children have come back to school with a fantastic attitude; we can see many of them are determined to start the new year as they mean to go on. We are really looking forward to watching them mature and progress as the year goes on.


So far, we have talked about growth mindset and the importance of pushing ourselves to do the best we can. In English we are reading a brilliant book called 'Bill's New Frock'. We have started our new theme of Nottingham Then and Now; looking at Nottingham's history, with a focus on WW2. Please feel free to bring in any artefacts linked to the theme. In maths, we have started the year looking at place value. We will then move on to the 4 operations. 


As always, please feel free to get in touch with any questions. Don't forget we are holding a curriculum meeting after school on Tuesday 18th September. Please sign in at reception. 


Miss Oates and Mrs Hussain. 

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