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Reading

Reading
In Class 5 this morning the children have been using dictionaries to find the meaning of some of the unusual vocabulary in this weeks text... The Queen's Knickers.
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Algorithms

Algorithms
In Class 5 we have been writing algorithms to control beebots, helping them to get to different places on the map.
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Our Dreams

Our Dreams
This week we have been thinking about what we would dream about if we worked underground in coal mines. The children have designed and began painting their dreams on their very own 'dream casts'. Some of us would dream of visiting the beach, being superheroes or playing outside with our friends.
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Cursive writing

Cursive writing
In Class 5 we have been working hard learning how to write cursive letters. Soon we will be joining our writing!
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The Dream

The Dream
In Class 5 we have been learning all about the sculpture 'The Dream'. We have learned about why it was installed in our local area and we have thought about how we might have felt if we worked underground in the mines for many hours without seeing daylight. We have now started to cast our own models of the Dream.
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Where we live...

Where we live...
Class 5 have been using Google Earth to locate their homes and other places in our local area. We have enjoyed seeing our local area in an aerial view.
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Contractions

Contractions
We have been extracting letters today and replacing them with apostrophes to make contractions! We are now super word surgeons!
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Materials around school

Materials around school
Class 5 have been hunting for materials and their uses around school.
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What's fun in St. Helens?

What's fun in St. Helens?
Class 5 have been writing all about fun things to do in our town.
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How much money is in my piggy bank?

How much money is in my piggy bank?
During Maths lessons this week the children have been using coins to problem solve. They have been trying to find out which coins could be in my piggy bank. The children have been trying hard to work systematically to find all possible combinations.
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African animals

African animals
We have been learning all about African animals this week. They children have found out so many facts and have been excited to share what they have learned with their friends.
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Learning about London

Learning about London
The children have been busy learning about and making models of London's landmarks. The children used google earth to look closely at each landmark before selecting the best colours to use.
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Learning about the United Kingdom

Learning about the United Kingdom
In Class 5 we have been using ipads to find information about the different countries in the United Kingdom. We have found out about the different capital cities, the longest rivers, the highest points and other facts too!
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Using maps

Using maps
In Class 5 we have been learning about the countries, cities and waters which surround the United Kingdom. The children have been using a map of the U.K. to locate these.
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3D shapes

3D shapes
In class 5 we have been using polydron to make different 3D shapes and learning all about their properties.
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Story sharing!

Story sharing!
Class 5 have enjoyed sharing stories with their friends.
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We are all artists

We are all artists
The children have now finished their pieces inspired by Van Gogh's Sunflowers.
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Preparing for Sports Day

Preparing for Sports Day
The children have been preparing for sports day, practising each event ready for Thursday!
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Colour mixing

Colour mixing
In Class 5 we have been learning all about the colour wheel and how to mix different colours. We have also been learning how to make colours lighter and darker. We are now almost ready to paint our versions of Van Gogh's Sunflowers.
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Art inspired by Van Gogh

Art inspired by Van Gogh
After planting sunflowers, we have started to learn about the artist Van Gogh and his work Sunflowers. The children have started to draw their own Sunflowers pictures and they're looking good!
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