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18 May

Our Library Trip!

On Wednesday this week the children enjoyed a lovely walk to Acocks Green Library. It was a lovely afternoon and we had a great time reading some fantastic stories with our families. We asked how many books the library had and the librarian told us there were around 42,000 books in the building! We didn’t have time to […]

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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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13 May

Snails

This week we have been observing snails in the habitat we created together in the Nursery. We have used information books about snails, as well as watching a video about snails on YouTube. .                        After observing them closely, we drew snails and wrote labels for the different body parts of our snails.             […]

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13 May

Adventures into Storyland

We have loved adventuring into reading and retelling stories in the Nursery. “I’ll help you cross the river,” said the sly old fox to the Gingerbread Man. We have read lots of other stories and also drawn some story maps. You can watch these stories on YouTube. Goldilocks and the Three Bears The Very Hungry […]

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