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26 Jun

MAD Museum

Year five went on a very special trip to the MAD Museum (the UK’s only mechanical art museum) in Stratford-upon-Avon as part of our Science topic: Forces! The children were able to explore a variety of thrilling contraptions and release their ‘inner inventor’ by pressing  buttons, turning screws and building their own marble runs. Highlights included a robotic dinosaur head (which […]

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17 May

Walk to the River Cole

Year 5 enjoyed a delightful walk down to the River Cole this morning. The weather was perfect for us! It was a long walk and according to Miss Walker’s phone we walked 7km today. Along the river we spotted meanders, stepping stones, a weir and we crossed the bridge alongside the ford. Children also spotted […]

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16 May

River Music

As part of our Topic unit about rivers around the world, the children spent the morning composing and playing a piece of music about the journey of a river. In groups, they wrote their own graphic scores, and then chose instruments which they felt best represented the river at different stages.

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15 May

River models

This Summer we are learning about rivers in Topic. Do you like our models? We are extremely proud of our work! It took us three afternoons to build them, but it was worth it. If you would like to make one at home, ask anybody in 5 Red for advice. All you need is a shoe […]

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15 May

Blakesley Hall trip

This Spring we have been leaning about Tudor life in Topic. To understand how people lived centuries ago, we visited Blakesley Hall in Yardley. Aren’t we lucky to see such an old building? Which room was your favourite? Why?  

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15 May

Maths Mates

Children in 5 Red are very keen to complete the Rainbow Maths scheme and become a class champion (we have 7 so far!) What is Rainbow Maths? Every Friday, Mrs Murtagh gives us 3 minutes to complete an incredibly difficult multiplication-division test. We can move up ONLY if all the answers are correct! We are very proud of our […]

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15 May

River Models

We had an exciting week designing, building and painting 3D models of rivers. The children worked hard in teams of three every afternoon, and they are very proud of the finished products (Miss Aldridge is too!) They have also labelled the features of the river with miniature flags – you can test your child at […]

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14 May

Sketching in the sunshine!

  5 Green had a lovely morning outside in the sunshine! The children drew sketches of the school, and will later use these to create a Picasso-inspired piece of artwork. The children had to use their knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes to ensure that the building looked realistic.

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10 May

Maths Mates in 5 Yellow

5 Yellow have been working hard at completing  the levels of Yarnfield’s own multiplication competition. A big well done goes to our four ‘maths mates’ in the class who have completed all levels, completing the diamond level. Well done to Ameer, Haseeb, Ismaeel and Aliza! Don’t forget to be practicing your times tables at home. […]

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30 Apr

Budding Botanists

Year 5 Yellow have worked hard to become budding botanists this afternoon. Children were reminded on their previous learning about the different parts of plants. They were challenged with finding the stamen in today’s lesson. After Miss Fooks modelled how to dissect a lily, children were very eager to get their hands on their flowers […]

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