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  • Spring 1

    Published 27/01/23, by Hana Mehmet

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    This term, we have been focusing on the Victorians and the way the London Docklands have changed over time. As part of our learning, through Now Press Play, we experienced what life was like for a child during this period. We have also explored how people in the Victorian period used to live and how important trading was for the dock workers. During our art lessons, we explored textiles that were popular during the Victorian period. These photos are drawings representing paisley patterns, which are said to be some of Queen Victoria’s favourite patterns. 

    Literacy

    For our whole school poetry unit, Year 5 wrote poems from the perspective of a child living in a workhouse during the Victorian times. These poems were based on the theme ‘Resilience’ and incorporated a range of literary features such as repetition, similes, metaphors and onomatopoeia. We were then given the opportunity to read our poems aloud, practising when to change our voice, how to consider speed on our delivery and when to use movement and gestures to enhance the experience for our audience.

    Maths

    In maths this term, we have focussed on fractions, decimals and percentages. This included: simplifying fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, and finding equivalent fractions. We used concrete resources and pictorial representations to support our understanding. We particularly enjoyed explored fractions using chocolate…and we even got to eat some at the end!!!

     

     

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  • Autumn 2

    Published 07/12/22, by Hana Mehmet

    The highlight for many children this term was our residential trip to Cheshunt. 

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  • Autumn 1

    Published 19/10/22, by Nazmin Choudhury
    History What a fantastic start to Year 5 is has been! The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about Ancient Greece in their History lessons. Not only did the children learn about the life and times of the Ancient Greeks, we were lucky en
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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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