10th June

Welcome back to the second half of the summer term!

We have had a busy week starting our new unit on Persuasive Texts in English and Reasoning in Maths.  The children have also looked at how writers can stimulate emotions in others in the way their words are conveyed in a piece of text.

We looked at ‘The Piano’ by Alan Gibbons which stimulated much discussion.  The outcome from the election was discussed in class and watching Newsround enabled to understand what a hung parliament is.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Potters Bar Carnival!

 

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Friday 25th May

 

This week in Year 5 has been another busy one.

Our main focus has been ‘Spirituality Week’ and during this week, we met with our Year 1 Prayer Buddies to share our prayers to start off this special week.

On Wednesday, we had a prayer session in the Hall led by the Year 6 children.  The prayer stations were really lovely and we enjoyed the conversation and thoughts that came from them.

We tie dyed our t-shirts and saw them dry today!  They have come home with your child tonight.  Please return them to school after half term.

Twenty children from Year 5 took part at the Oakmere Mini-Marathon today and they ran with such energy!  Well done Year 5.  As you are probably aware, William came in 2nd place overall and 2nd place for the boys whilst Ellie took 1st for the girls.  Congratulations to them on such fantastic results.

Homework for the half-term is a science based project.

Wishing you a wonderful half-term.

From Mrs Moccia and Mrs McNamara

Oakmere Champions

Oakmere Champions

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'Be Still and know I am with you."

‘Be Still and know I am with you.”

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Our 50 Years Mosaic

May 19th

This week was another busy one!

We looked at how to read line graphs and how to tabulate data.  In RE we looked at incarnation and the Resurrection and what they mean to us.  On Wednesday, we had a Mayan Day, taking part in a number of activities to help us learn more about the Mayan people.

We had the opportunity over the week to work with David on our school mosaic and many of the children visited him to watch him work during the break time and lunchtimes. Nathan, Gloria and Madeline were chosen to be part of the discussion group who met with David on Monday morning to decide on the design of the mosaic.

Homework has been set.  If there are any questions, do not hesitate to ask!

Miss  Camp

Friday 12th May

Friday 12th May

May Procession

May Procession

May Procession 

Another busy week of learning!  We did a lot of active Maths this week whilst exploring and learning about the topic of measurement.  We created number games and visited all the classes around the school to trial out our games with the children from Reception to Year 4.  It was lovely to watch the preparation involved in designing these games and see the children interact with the younger pupils.  Well done Year 5!

Any queries with the home learning, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Have a lovely weekend.

Ms Camp

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Maths Games

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Le Gros Netball Tournament

On Wednesday, our Year 5 and 6 netballers took part in the Le Gros Netball Tournament at Mount Grace School. There were 16 teams in total from schools across Potters Bar, and both teams represented the school brilliantly. Here are the tournament reports from both A and B team.

A Team report – by Ruby, Louise & Amelia

On Wednesday, the Netball A team participated in Mount Grace’s ‘Le Gros’ tournament. We firstly played Ladbrook A and drew 2-2. Our next match was against Cuffley A. They were a tricky team to play yet we won 3-2. Stormont were the next team who played us. Unfortunately, we lost 9-5, even with all our hard work. Then, we went on to play Little Heath B and won 5-1. Our defense was excellent in this match. Our final match was against Brookmans Park B and we won 5-0. We were very happy with our scores and were delighted to get to the semi-finals. The semis were hard and we were up against Stormont again. Sadly, we lost 9-4. Well played by our A team.

B Team report – by Ellie & Maddie

On Wednesday, we played at the Le Gros tounarment at at Mount Grace School. The B team’s first match was against Little Heath A team. Our next match was against Ponsbourne A team. Later on, we scored a few goals but finally they won. Our second last match was against Wroxham A team. We were down one player half way, as Elle had injured her leg, but we still played well. Finally we played Ladbrooke B team and luckily Ellie got back up and played. We worked hard but unfortunately didn’t get into the semi-finals.

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Friday 5th May

This week has been a busy one even though we have had a bank holiday and polling day!

The children have been continuing their work on instructional writing, learning about fronted adverbials as part of their grammar work.  In RE we have discovered more about the story of the resurrection through Matthew’s gospel. Our topic work on the Maya people is going well as we learnt about the Mayan Gods.

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Camp

 

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This week we have been working hard in our learning.  I have enjoyed finding out about the children and their classroom routines.  We started a new unit of work in English based on instructional writing and the use of ‘bossy verbs’.  We had a cooking lesson which the children enjoyed!  Our tomato plants are growing everyday. Watch this space for photographs!

In Maths we have been doing work on coordinates, finding out about the first and second quadrants.  Our homework this weekend is based upon this area of our learning.

Click below for the homework sheets:

Sheet 1:  coordinates homework sheet 1

Extension Sheet:  Coordinates Sheet

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend.

 

Miss Camp

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The Road To Emmaus

Last week Year 5 were learning about the Resurrection Stories in the Bible. They created play scripts  based on the road to Emmaus story and then acted them out in the hall.

 

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Miss Pringle has now had her operation and is at home recovering. She sends her best wishes to everyone!

Easter holiday

Just to confirm Y5 do not have home learning. Please read daily and fill in reading records.

Wishing you all a restful Easter holiday, Miss Pringle

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Indoor Athletics, Netball and Football Results

Last week our Netball teams played against Cranborne School. The teams played brilliantly and it was a pleasure to have three new members (Maddie, Keira and Sophie) in the squad. The A team won 7-1 and the B team won 11-0. Well done to Ruby and Sophie, who were voted player of the match by the opposition.

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This week our girls football team was in action against Oakmere School. It was a very close match and after conceding first the girls worked hard to score two in the second half and won 2-1.  Well done to Jessica, who was voted player of the match and to Meghan, who scored her first goal!

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Well done to the Y5 and Y6 pupils, who took part in the Dame Alice Owen Indoor Athletics this week. It was a great team performance, with the boys coming 2nd and the girls 3rd – making us 3rd overall.

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