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Welcome to class 5G's webpage. On here you will find: current information, videos, newsletters, photos, children's work and much more.

The members of staff who work in 5G are: Mr Gittins, Mrs Tuer and Mrs Marriott.

We hope you enjoy looking at the exciting things we have done.

In the summer term, our topic is 'Splash', focussing on rivers - both locally and around the world. Look out for our two mini-topics this term: 'Art on the Street' and 'The Great Outdoors'.

Summer 1 newsletter

Spring 1 newsletter.

Year 5 Autumn 2 newsletter

Final DT project in Y5-make a wooden bridge.

Rock out with class 5G!! That's what I say......

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Kayaking race!

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Kayaking on the canal - lovely!

An exciting and educational day at 7acres resource centre in Bolton.

We went to Torrisholme Barrow to look at clouds - what a lovely morning.

We held a collaboration day on 3.6.15. All children worked in groups to solve 10 different challenges. The results were very interesting...

Y5 Autumn Term Newsletter

Pictures of our rather soggy trip to the River Lune. The children sketched the river and will now draw it properly and paint it using watercolours.

Art on the Street

Follow the links below to see our work with Y6 this week!

See class 6T for graffiti art in the style of Keith Haring

See class 6J for films of us performing our rap music

See class 5G for us getting our groove on in street dance

See class 5S for us creating pavement style art using chalk

Thursday group.

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Don't forget to come and watch on Friday.

Thursday streetdance.

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Wednesday streetdance.

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Wednesday group.

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Tuesday streetdance

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Group 4 Streetdance (Tuesday group)

These are our efforts to put together a Streetance under the expert tuition of Mrs Marriott. Don't forget, you can come and watch it on Friday morning.

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More street dance.

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We have created river animations using 2Animate.

Unfortunately, kayaking had to be cancelled on Tuesday 12th May due to high winds. These children will now go kayaking on July 2nd. If your child is kayaking on Wednesday 13th march, please send them with their gear as the forecast looks a lot less windy.

As part of our bridges topic, we were set a challenge: two towers, equal height, freestanding, must be able to hold a weight. Here we are designing and making - look out for the final results.

We used sand to show the effects of erosion and deposition

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¡Chocolate!

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We made Spanish hot chocolate. Listen to our recipe.

Chocolate Caliente

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Listen to our recipe for hot chocolate in Spanish.

We have been looking at primary and secondary sources in Topic today. We worked in groups to order the sources of evidence in terms of which would give us the richest information and the most reliable information.

We have been looking at primary and secondary sources in Topic today. We worked in groups to order the sources of evidence in terms of which would give us the richest information and the most reliable information. 1
We have been looking at primary and secondary sources in Topic today. We worked in groups to order the sources of evidence in terms of which would give us the richest information and the most reliable information. 2
We have been looking at primary and secondary sources in Topic today. We worked in groups to order the sources of evidence in terms of which would give us the richest information and the most reliable information. 3
We have been looking at primary and secondary sources in Topic today. We worked in groups to order the sources of evidence in terms of which would give us the richest information and the most reliable information. 4

Over the past few weeks, we have designed, created, painted and evaluated our very own Aztec calendars! Every symbol and pattern represents significant parts of the children's lives. Don't they look fab?!

Aztec Dancing

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Aztec Dancing

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Aztec Dancing

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Ukuleles 'Aztec Style!'

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Ukuleles 'Aztec Style!'

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In 5G's final book club meeting today, we read 'Not Now, Bernard' by David McKee. We held a competition to see who could design the most effective book cover!

5G try to encourage the sun to come out in time for the eclipse...

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5G were set a challenge in their Topic lesson today... To see if they could order themselves into chronological order without talking! Here's how they did...

In 5G's lunchtime book club, we read 'The First Hippo on the Moon' by David Walliams and made lots of exciting things based on the story. Some children have even written letters which we are going to send to David himself!

In 5G's lunchtime book club, we read 'The First Hippo on the Moon' by David Walliams and made lots of exciting things based on the story. Some children have even written letters which we are going to send to David himself! 1
In 5G's lunchtime book club, we read 'The First Hippo on the Moon' by David Walliams and made lots of exciting things based on the story. Some children have even written letters which we are going to send to David himself! 2
In 5G's lunchtime book club, we read 'The First Hippo on the Moon' by David Walliams and made lots of exciting things based on the story. Some children have even written letters which we are going to send to David himself! 3
In 5G's lunchtime book club, we read 'The First Hippo on the Moon' by David Walliams and made lots of exciting things based on the story. Some children have even written letters which we are going to send to David himself! 4
In 5G's lunchtime book club, we read 'The First Hippo on the Moon' by David Walliams and made lots of exciting things based on the story. Some children have even written letters which we are going to send to David himself! 5
In 5G's lunchtime book club, we read 'The First Hippo on the Moon' by David Walliams and made lots of exciting things based on the story. Some children have even written letters which we are going to send to David himself! 6
In 5G's lunchtime book club, we read 'The First Hippo on the Moon' by David Walliams and made lots of exciting things based on the story. Some children have even written letters which we are going to send to David himself! 7
In 5G's lunchtime book club, we read 'The First Hippo on the Moon' by David Walliams and made lots of exciting things based on the story. Some children have even written letters which we are going to send to David himself! 8
In 5G's lunchtime book club, we read 'The First Hippo on the Moon' by David Walliams and made lots of exciting things based on the story. Some children have even written letters which we are going to send to David himself! 9
In 5G's lunchtime book club, we read 'The First Hippo on the Moon' by David Walliams and made lots of exciting things based on the story. Some children have even written letters which we are going to send to David himself! 10
In 5G's lunchtime book club, we read 'The First Hippo on the Moon' by David Walliams and made lots of exciting things based on the story. Some children have even written letters which we are going to send to David himself! 11
In 5G's lunchtime book club, we read 'The First Hippo on the Moon' by David Walliams and made lots of exciting things based on the story. Some children have even written letters which we are going to send to David himself! 12
In 5G's lunchtime book club, we read 'The First Hippo on the Moon' by David Walliams and made lots of exciting things based on the story. Some children have even written letters which we are going to send to David himself! 13

As part of our Aztec topic, we have experimented with clay and created these super sculptures! Next, we will create our Aztec calendar designs using the clay techniques we learnt today. Watch this space!

As part of our Aztec topic, we have experimented with clay and created these super sculptures! Next, we will create our Aztec calendar designs using the clay techniques we learnt today. Watch this space! 1
As part of our Aztec topic, we have experimented with clay and created these super sculptures! Next, we will create our Aztec calendar designs using the clay techniques we learnt today. Watch this space! 2
As part of our Aztec topic, we have experimented with clay and created these super sculptures! Next, we will create our Aztec calendar designs using the clay techniques we learnt today. Watch this space! 3
As part of our Aztec topic, we have experimented with clay and created these super sculptures! Next, we will create our Aztec calendar designs using the clay techniques we learnt today. Watch this space! 4
As part of our Aztec topic, we have experimented with clay and created these super sculptures! Next, we will create our Aztec calendar designs using the clay techniques we learnt today. Watch this space! 5
As part of our Aztec topic, we have experimented with clay and created these super sculptures! Next, we will create our Aztec calendar designs using the clay techniques we learnt today. Watch this space! 6
As part of our Aztec topic, we have experimented with clay and created these super sculptures! Next, we will create our Aztec calendar designs using the clay techniques we learnt today. Watch this space! 7
As part of our Aztec topic, we have experimented with clay and created these super sculptures! Next, we will create our Aztec calendar designs using the clay techniques we learnt today. Watch this space! 8
As part of our Aztec topic, we have experimented with clay and created these super sculptures! Next, we will create our Aztec calendar designs using the clay techniques we learnt today. Watch this space! 9

We made pizzas in Maths - this helped us to work out equivalent fractions.Yummy and educational - perfect!

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We tried to decide how to split our pizzas up - would we like 1/7 or 5/21?

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Maths in 5G - pizza style!

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Pizza fractions - what a delicious way to learn Maths.

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We have been looking at alternative endings. Here are our new and improved endings to Little Red Riding Hood.

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We have been looking at alternative endings. Here are our new and improved endings to Little Red Riding Hood.

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We have been looking at alternative endings. Here are our new and improved endings to Little Red Riding Hood.

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We have been looking at alternative endings. Here are our new and improved endings to Little Red Riding Hood.

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We have been looking at alternative endings. Here are our new and improved endings to Little Red Riding Hood.

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We have been looking out for bad apostrophe use - here are some examples (can you spot them?). If you see any while you're out and about, take a photo, bring it to Mr Gittins and we'll put it on the website.

We have been looking out for bad apostrophe use - here are some examples (can you spot them?). If you see any while you're out and about, take a photo, bring it to Mr Gittins and we'll put it on the website. 1
We have been looking out for bad apostrophe use - here are some examples (can you spot them?). If you see any while you're out and about, take a photo, bring it to Mr Gittins and we'll put it on the website. 2
We have been looking at different sorts of endings in Literacy. If you have a favourite ending, write why you like it, bring it to Mr Gittins and I'll put it on the website.

In Maths, we measured ourselves and converted between mm, cm and m.

In Maths, we measured ourselves and converted between mm, cm and m. 1

We looked at an Aztec calendar and labelled our own.

Each group put together their own 'Chasing Cars' arrangements - here is Red group's effort.

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Green group - Chasing Cars.

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Yellow group (and Mr G) - Chasing Cars

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Blue Group - Chasing Cars.

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Orange group (and Matt) - Chasing Cars

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We have been learning about the Qur'an and found out that Muslims learn sections of the Qur'an by heart. Mrs Hunter set us the challenge of learning a poem and reciting it to the rest of the class to understand how difficult it was. Have a look at how we did.......

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The children working hard to write their legends!

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Aztec creation myths.

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We worked on adding jumps, turns, rolls and contrasting levels to our dances. The children watched themselves perform and then offered each group advice about how to improve their work. See what you think of the final outcomes.

Aztec creation myth

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Aztec creation myth.

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Aztec creation myth

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These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them.

These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 1
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 2
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 3
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 4
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 5
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 6
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 7
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 8
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 9
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 10
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 11
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 12
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 13
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 14
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 15
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 16
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 17
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 18
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 19
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 20
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 21
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 22
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 23
These photographs are from the visit to Carnforth High School. The children burnt different foodstuffs to see how much energy was in each of them. 24

Here are our efforts to play Snow Patrol on the ukuleles. What do you think?

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We sing beautifully - just a bit quietly. Can you recognise the song?

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Read our creation myth starter sentences. They're awesome!

We learnt a song to remind us of the multiples of 100 in Spanish

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Spanish multiples song.

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We learnt Spanish numbers from 0 - 1000

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Inca creation myth Part 1.

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We worked in groups to recreate the inca creation myth that we had watched. Each group had a narrator and every child had a speaking part. See if you can follow what happens.

Inca creation myth part 2.

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Expressive Dance

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We recreated the first part of an Inca creation myth in PE. See if you can work out what is happening in each part.

Inca creation myth

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Inca creation myth

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Inca creation myth

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Ukulele practice

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Matt showed us how to play the pentatonic scale - what country do you think it's from?

Check out our castles - they may look like cardboard boxes but each one has a working drawbridge and portcullis!

Happy New Year - doesn't it already seem like Christmas was a lifetime ago?

For the first couple of weeks this term, we are finishing our 'Dungeons and Dragons' topic. This involves looking at the roles people took in castle life, as well as using Ordinance survey maps to decide the best place to put a castle in our local area.

The children are also, in groups of 3, putting the finishing touches to their own castles. This is a DT project and children have had to create a working drawbridge and also a portcullis that can be lowered and raised.

Our next topic will be 'Awesome Aztecs' - look our for information about this shortly.

Glitterball Adverts

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Glitter Ball Adverts

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Glitterball Adverts

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Glitterball Adverts

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Glitterball Adverts

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Glitterball Adverts

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Glitterball Adverts

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Glitterball Adverts

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Glitterball Adverts

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Glitterball Adverts

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Well done to all the children who wrote some brilliant persuasive letters so that Mrs Penney would allow us to visit Lancaster Castle - this is happening on 26th November.

 

Enterprise week will soon be upon us; we are making wreaths and baubles to sell at the Christmas Fair. If anyone has any old jigsaw they no longer need, please send them in asap - it doesn't matter what condition they are in.

Our next topic,  'Dungeons and Dragons' has begun with us building up to write a newspaper report about a dragon attack in 'Berk', followed by a descriptive story based around 'How to train your Dragon'. There may also be (time permitting) another opportunity for parents to come and see what children have been doing at our 'Medieval Banquet' - full details to follow.

 

Please check out the photos of our wonderful space sleepover below. There are also some reports about the school trip and the sleepover. If any children want to add to this, just hand them to Mr Gittins to go on the website. Market Street photos to follow.

All details of the castle trip are here:

Torrisholme Market Street; lovely to see parents/grandparents and children working together.

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Holly and Maddie's reports about our school trip.

Check out our awesome sci-fi paragraphs. We have focused on; sentence structure, description and speech. Also, why don't you read the full version of our Class 5G story, put together by all the children and Mr. Gittins. See if you can think of your own exciting ending.

Sci-Fi Stories


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