Bangladeshi Food Tasting!

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Yesterday, we had a FANTASTIC day in Year 5! First of all in the morning, we had the chance to work with a local artist to stitch a design to represent the Human Rights Act – this will be put together to create a flag for the Fly the Flag campaign.

Then, in the afternoon we got the chance to taste a Bangladeshi curry and make our own chapatti’s. We worked in groups to measure the ingredients out accurately and make sure we follow the method properly (some of us found this difficult at first but we soon got the hang of it). Once our chapatti’s were ready, I cooked them while the children tasted the Bangladeshi curry I made the night before. They ate it that quickly that I didn’t even get the chance to take any photo’s!!

It’s fair to say that the curry was a hit with Class 12 and the chapatti’s didn’t quite turn out as planned. But many of them have asked for the curry recipe so they can cook it at home! So I’ve attached a link to the curry recipe along with a few pictures of the chapatti making process.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/user/7297126/recipe/home-style-bengali-chicken-curry

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LASER LABYRINTH

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This morning Class 12 turned their hand to creating a laser labyrinth in order to protect top secret DNA! We used the skills that we had learnt about light travelling in straight lines and how light can reflect, in order to create a laser labyrinth with our teams.

Take a look at some of us in action – It was definitely harder than it looked at first!

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What is Physical Geography?

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Christmas Maths

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Yesterday in Class 12 Maths, we were looking at the order in which we have to calculate the four operations using the BODMAS rule. After a little bit of practising, we had a go at decoding what Santa had left in a stocking.

Your challenge over Christmas is to attempt to create your own code for us to decode. Use the code that we used in class and if you use one of your presents you received for Christmas, we can then all have a go at decoding what your present was!

Post your calculations and answers below – Merry Christmas Class 12 Maths!

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Afternoon Art in Year 5…

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During topic this week we have been refining our art skills. In order for us to be able to paint the Bayeux Tapestry (I know, it’s a huge task!) we needed to control the brush strokes that we use. We then tested our skills by painting the templates which have very small detail. After our first attempt we then continued to practise on the same template, which become smaller each time.

I have to say Class 12, you were absolutely fantastic at this and every single one of you improved over the three attempts!

 

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STEM DAY @ KIRK BALK

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So last Friday the Year 5 & 6 girls had the opportunity to visit Kirk Balk and take part in an all girls STEM day. They got the chance to work with female engineers, representatives from RAF and STEM ambassadors where they created some FANTASTIC aircrafts.

In Class 12 yesterday afternoon, the girls got the chance to share their models and fill the boys in on the skills they developed. They explained the technique they used to roll the newspaper, the different tools and machines they had to learn to use and the circuit that they created to ensure their aircraft had lights.

SHOUT OUT to Renee who did an AMAZING job at drawing the circuit they used and explaining in clear to detail how the circuit was constructed.

Take a look at the girls sharing their work with Class 12 boys…

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Should animals be treated the same as humans?

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So our community circles question this week was ‘Should animals be treated the same as humans?’

In out assembly we were all crammed to the front of the hall to experience the same treatment that some animals receive. During our class discussions, we were thinking about what rights humans have, which we struggled to understand.

My question for class 12 is: What are human rights and do you think animals should have the same rights?

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ROYAL ARMOURIES

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Well, Year 5 has got off to a busy start! Our topic this term is all about the Battle of Hastings, as Mr T and his puppy Max dug up some old swords. They were sent to be investigated at the Royal Armouries and they turned out to be daggers!

Although we weren’t allowed to keep the originals, they have sent Mr T replica’s which they created using 3D mapping! So after that exciting delivery and having the chance to look at the daggers, we had our visit to the Royal Armouries in Leeds last week.

The trip was fantastic! All the children got the chance to look around the galleries and we even got the chance to handle some of the weapons and armour that the Saxons and Normans would have worn during the Battle of Hastings!

What was your favourite part of the trip?

 

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Summer is nearly over…

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I hope you have all had a fantastic summer holiday! With the summer nearly at an end, I hope you are all ready to come back to school as Year 5’s!

What have you been up to in your summer holidays?

What are you most looking forward to in Year 5?

See you Tuesday!

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Year 5 Pupils become Maths Teachers!

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Today, some of the year 5’s went down to Y3/4 into Mrs Burkill’s maths class to model how to answer reasoning questions. I was super impressed with the clear explanations from my Year 5’s but also the hard work of the Year 3/4’s! Both classes learnt a lot today, with the Year 5’s realising that explanations can be quite difficult when you just know how to answer it yourself! Well done to everyone involved today, you worked really hard!

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