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Y5 Termly updates & photos

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  • Summer 2

    Published 04/07/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    During Summer 2, our year 5 pupils have continued their work on sustainability and environment. For our Geography Day, we went to do an area quality survey around Plaistow, thinking about improvements that could be made.  The question we tried t
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  • Summer 1

    Published 16/05/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    During Summer 1, year 5 has been learning about life cycles in science. They have described the differences and similarities in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird, as well as learning about reproduction in some plants and
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  • Spring 2

    Published 21/03/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    This half-term, Year 5 has continued their learning about the Victorians. Using NowPressPlay, children had the opportunity to experience what life was like, exploring: mines, factories, railways and the role of children. They also learnt about the so
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  • Spring 1

    Published 28/01/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Topic In topic, year 5 has been focusing on the Victorians and the way the Docklands have changed over time. As part of our learning, we went on a trip to the Museum of Docklands to explore how people in the Victorian period used to live and how i
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  • Autumn 2

    Published 22/11/21, by Nazmin Choudhury
    This term, year 5 went on a residential trip to Cheshunt. For two days, we worked hard on Curwen’s core skills: teamwork, resilience, communication, strive for success and leadership, among others. We joined in on boating, archery and climbing.
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  • Autumn 1

    Published 07/10/21, by Nazmin Choudhury
    As part of science, year 5 took a journey to Mars. We met Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon and Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space. We maintained a space shuttle; we were the first humans to walk on Mars and we even knocked a mete
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  • Summer 1

    Published 25/05/21, by Nazmin Choudhury
    During Summer 1, year 5 has been learning about materials in science. They have explored properties of materials to select the most appropriate ones to design a windmill. As part of DT, and in preparation for International Week, we have been explorin
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  • Spring 2

    Published 25/03/21, by Nazmin Choudhury
    During Spring 1, children have been reading poems and learning about literary devices to later write a poem about the life of a child living in a Workhouse during Victorian times. They have also been reading Oliver Twist and Great Expectations by Cha
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  • Autumn 2

    Published 11/12/20, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Topic Year 5 has been learning about Space and the Solar System. We studied planets to understand their characteristics; we looked at orbits, stages of the moon, shadows and much more. We found scientific proof that Earth is spherical, as well as
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  • Autumn 1

    Published 16/10/20, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Topic Year 5 has been learning about their identity and their heritage. We shared with the class our family heirlooms and old family pictures. We interviewed our parents to explore traditions, culture and what life was like for them at our age.&nb
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  • Spring 1 Update

    Published 07/02/20, by Nazmin Choudhury
    This term in topic, we have been focusing on the Victorians and the way the Docklands has changed over time. In preparation for this, we took part in the Victorian Britain Now Press Play. As part of this experience, we learned about: The Industrial R
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  • Autumn 2 Update

    Published 13/12/19, by Nazmin Choudhury
    In topic this half term, we have continued our learning about the Ancient Greeks. We have used Stop Motion Animation in computing to animate Greek Myths. We have been working on our presenting skills this half term; we have been able to explain what
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  • Autumn 1 Update

    Published 16/10/19, by Nazmin Choudhury
    We have learnt so much already this term! We started with Democracy Week, where we were able to develop skills including: teamwork, leading and listening carefully. We have also been learning about Greece and its location within the world, recapping
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  • Summer 2 Update

    Published 18/07/19, by Nazmin Choudhury
    During Summer 2 our year 5 pupils have continued their work on sustainability and have made some lovely recycled sandwich bags! We were all shocked to learn that we consume about a credit card worth of plastic a year due to the plastic pollution we h
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  • Summer 1 Update

    Published 24/05/19, by Nazmin Choudhury
    Well this term has absolutely flown by! During Summer 1, we have begun some very important work on our topic of sustainability. This is something that future generations must be educated about in order to ensure that we care for the planet and use su
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