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After the holidays the whole school topic is on the author Judith Kerr. Years five and six will be looking at the book ‘When Hitler stole pink rabbit’ and linking this to the history topic that we have just covered. We will be spending three weeks looking at the book in detail and all our English lessons will be focused around it. If at all possible could the children have a copy to bring in on the first day as we only have a few copies in school. Many thanks 

Week 4/12/17

 

The children have been working really hard on the play. They have extra notes on their scripts today of little bits they still need to remember so please help them with this. Please also remind them to be loud and clear, as well as smile and have fun during the upbeat songs! 

This week, they do not have to complete their homework tasks, however, the expectation is that they spend the time working on their parts on the play, knowing the order of the scenes and what they need to do and when. 

Spellings this week are a personal word list that the children have devised from errors they are still making. Children will not be tested on these, but should show they have learnt them within their writing from now on. Children with less spelling errors have a vocabulary list where they have taken words that they have used and will use these to find out further synonyms they could use instead another time. 

We wish all of the poorly children better and hope all are restored to full health by Monday.

 

Shabbat Shalom,

 

Mrs Lax and Mrs Berger

The Junk Orchestra came to Clore Shalom!

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Today we had exciting workshops with the Junk Orchestra.

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Hope kindly brought in some artefacts related to our History topic on WW2. One was her great, great auntie's ration clothing book. You can see the tokens that have been removed. She also brought in her great grandfathers soldier service book with all his details including immunisations.
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Week 27/11/17

We have had an incredibly busy week this week with our incredible trip to the Science museum, the Capital City-A-Thon, a visit from the FA Cup and continuing to rehearse our Chanukah play, oh and with plenty of learning in between too. We have begun our work on division methods and have used the manipulatives to help us with our regrouping and understanding of the principles behind the steps in this method. We will be continuing with this next week.

 

Mazel tov to Hope, who won the Capital City-A-Thon. It was a very tight competition with Dylan, who was a very worthy runner up.

 

The play is going really well. Please continue to support your child in practising. They have become much louder now. The next focus is on making sure they speak slowly so we can hear every word. They have some new dance moves to practise too!

 

Shabbat Shalom and have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Berger and Mrs Lax

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Spellings - silent letters

Visit from Borehamwood football club - FA CUP

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A great day was had by all at the science museum.

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Chanukah play costume list - any questions please ask

Using QR codes to aid effective research

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We are in the middle of creating galaxy pictures for our display - watch out for it - it will be in the corridor soon. Ask the children how we used salt to create a texture.
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Week Beginning 13/11/17

 

This week as part of anti-bullying week, we have been exploring a wide variety of themes. We have particular focussed on the role of the bystander and their involvement in bullying, despite not actually saying or doing anything wrong. The children have explored reasons why people bully and have begun to consider how they can speak out to support others if they become aware of bullying. We have also read a story which focusses on barriers between people and how these can be overcome to enable a positive outcome. The children have been working really hard on their own versions of these where they have explored overcoming different barriers. We look forward to sharing these once they are completed.

 

In maths, the children have been working excellently on refining their formal written methods for + and - and applying this knowledge to problem solving. Please note that instead of calling it borrowing, we now refer to it as regrouping. The children have been able to regroup multiple times within a calculation and have felt very proud of themselves with the progress they have made.

 

We have begun work on the play. Please continue to support your child in learning more of the lines and the songs. They will need to learn all words to songs where it states it is sung by All and/or the choir. We expect to be off script by the week of 27th November so please support your child so they can achieve this. 

 

 

Spellings - double consonants from statutory word lists

 This week is  anti-bullying week. The children kicked the week off with an art activity in their houses. They came up with slogans and pledges in their houses to prevent bullying and created their own decorations to go around them.  Today the children took part in an e-safety session with an external visitor from Hertsmere schools' partnership. Some of the topics covered included digital footprints and how to keep safe online. The  children then took this information and adapted it for the younger years and created a presentation to show to them. Ask them to tell you what they have learnt so far this week .

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Well done to all the children who attended the double tournament at the Arsenal ground on Monday. They came back victorious winners and we are so proud of them. See pictures below.

Week 30/10/17

 

We have had another great week packed with learning. The children have identified the features of a legend and have enjoyed expressing their opinions of these. They were a little horrified that there wasn’t an appropriate moral in some of them, like there is in a myth, but happily debated the themes within these. 

 

In maths this week, we have focussed on using mental addition and subtraction strategies. As we progressed from using very high numbers to decimal numbers, we found that the base 10 resource was particularly useful in helping us prove that 7.5 - 1.5 = 6 when we found questions like this a little more challenging. 

 

We have begun learning some songs for the Chanukah play. Make sure you have the dates for your diary - Wednesday 13th (afternoon) and Thursday 14th (evening) December. Auditions will be held on Tuesday morning at school. We have made sure that there are plenty of parts with lots of lines within the play. It is also important to remember that as well as delivering lines, it is also about the acting that goes on whilst on stage too. Please support your child by having these discussions with them. 

 

In PSHE we have begun our new topic which focuses on developing self-esteem and being proud of our own achievements, as well as how to tackle situations we find more challenging. 

 

Shabbat Shalom,

 

Mrs Lax and Mrs Berger

 

 

 

Spellings - 03/11/17 Words with prefixes attached with a hyphen

This afternoon we only had 11 children in class as the rest went to netball. The children made up their own experiments to investigate 'Skittles' - they also enjoyed eating a few! Ask them what they found out. See pictures below.

Rafi - Today I liked experimenting whether a sugar solution, salt solution or water made the skittles dissolve quicker.

Hope - It felt strange having a small group of children and good because it was less busy.

Jayden and Aimee - we found out that the purple skittle dissolves the quickest of all the colours.

 

 

The children had a great morning at the cross country and all managed to run the full 1500m distance. Four boys have made it through to the next round. Well done year 5. See pictures and report below.

Recount Writing

 

The children have worked incredibly hard on their recounts this week and we are highly impressed with the pieces of writing they have done. Have a look below at some of the wondeful examples we are particularly proud of. You can see some examples of the children peer marking as well and can see how effective they are at knowing what makes their writing successful and how it can be improved. We were also impressed with how they used their knowledge from their World Wars Topic in History to be able to write in this cross-curricular way. 

Recount examples

Recount examples 1 Rafi
Recount examples 2 Rafi
Recount examples 3 Sophie
Recount examples 4 Sophie
Recount examples 5 Maya
Recount examples 6 Maya
Recount examples 7 Josh
Recount examples 8 Lola
Recount examples 9 Annabella

Maths Presentation

 

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend last night's Maths evening, "They Didn't Do It Like That In My Day". We enjoyed sharing some of the resources and strategies that we used and describing the ways in which the children use them to work at a Year 5 level. 

 

Please see below for the PowerPoint. 

Maths Presentation

Today we investigated irreversible changes in science. Please see pictures and explanations below.

 

When we poured the bicarbonate of soda into the vinegar the chemical reaction happened. The vinegar foamed up and gradually created a gas that blew up the balloon. - Maya

 

We use vinegar, bicarbonate of soda, a water bottle and a balloon. It then made the balloon grow. - Annabella

 

When we mixed our ingredients the balloon blew up. The two ingredients made a gas to make the balloon blow up - Dylan

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This week we compared two poems called 'I opened a book'. We then overwrote the one by Julia Donaldson to incorporate our own ideas about a book we have read. Please see the fabulous examples below which follow the pattern and rhyme of the original poem.
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Week 2/10/17

 

The children have continued to work hard again this week. In English, they have written some fabulous poems of their own based on The Adventures of Isabel. Next week, we look forward to continuing our work on poetry and we are excited to see how they will develop their use of language to make them an exciting read. 

 

In Maths, we consolidated our knowledge of multiplying and dividing decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 and have then moved on to learning about multiples. 

 

Today, we have benefited from some wonderful sessions from Rabbi Celia, Rabbi Pete and Josh Martin (Rafi's Uncle), where we learnt about a different focus of Succot in each session. We have eaten our lunch in the school succah and have also learnt some songs there too. 

 

Please remember, as part of the spellings practice, the children should ensure they understand the definitions of the words they are learning to develop and widen their vocabulary. They should try to use these where appropriate, within their writing. 

 

Shabbat Shalom

 

Mrs Lax and Mrs Berger

Spellings 06/10/17 -tial

Our art work this term is linked to our history topic on World Wars. We have created 'Blitz' paintings using the technique of colour blending and created silhoueetes of a London street out of black paper to go ontop. These are on display in our classroom. Please see examples below.
We recited verses from the poem 'The adventures of Isabel' in groups today. We were focusing on intonation, changes in volume and actions when performing to help the listener's understanding and enjoyment. Ask the children how they got on . Perhaps they could recite a verse to you at home. Please see video snipets below.

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Week 24/09/17

 

This week has been another very hardworking week. We have now fully settled into our routines and are familiar with the workings of Year 5. 

In English, we completed our stories which came from the BFG as a stimulus for writing. Come and see our display downstairs in the corridor as we are really pleased with the writing produced. We then moved on to a unit on poetry and began looking at the poem, "The Adventures of Isabel" by Ogden Nash. We really enjoyed exploring the characters and what we thought of them, based on the descriptions and clues inferred. We used the story mapping technique to try to familiarise and get to know the poem and will continue to use this next week.

Maths felt very challenging for many of us at the beginning of the week, however with really hard work and the use of a really great maths resource, we have all managed to make amazing progress in multiplying and dividing decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. See the photos for some of the manipulatives we found useful for helping us. 

There is no official homework this week as it is Yom Kippur over the weekend, however during the week, please continue to read and discuss a book, practise maths strategies and spellings. 

For those that will be fasting, we hope you fast well and have a peaceful Shabbat/Yom Kippur. 

Mrs Lax and Mrs Berger

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Today we went on a fabulous trip to the RAF museum. We had great fun 'plane spotting' and finding out lots of interesting facts. We also took part in some interactive sessions where we entered a shelter during an air raid and got to try on pilots uniforms. The children were all exceptionally behaved and a real credit to you all and to our school. Please see the pictures below.
We edited our stories with our peers so they could give us suggestions to help us improve our stories. We found this really useful. We remembered that these were our stories and that the final edit was down to us individually. We also highlighted our favourite sentences and explained how these help the reader to picture the story. Please look out for our final stories on display in the corridor.
Zac kindly brought into school a book about Holocaust survivors which contains a chapter written by his Great grandmother about her experience during the War. We have started reading the chapter today and we will finish the chapter tomorrow. Please see the pages and photos below.
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We thoroughly enjoyed dressing up for Roald Dahl day. See our photos below.

There is no homework this week.

We wish you all a Shana Tova

 

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The children encountered some wonderful historical experiences today linked to their current history topic on World War 1 and 2. Emily Garland kindly brought in some of her Great-grandfather's medals from the second world war as well as his army book and the mini Siddur he was given. Please see pictures below. 

This afternoon we were also privileged to meet a kindertransport survivor (Rafi Martin's great-grandmother).  Her daughter Judy spoke about her mother's experiences of the Kindertransport in 1939. She gave a brief account of her mother, Edith's life in Germany before the war, then a little about the restrictions imposed on Jews in Germany and then a brief mention of Kristalnacht leading up to Edith being sent away to England on the Kindertransport. The children had the opportunity to hear from Edith and ask her questions. Please see photos below and videos of Edith talking to the children.

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In English we used the technique of story mapping to help us recite the first page of the BFG This use of storytelling is a tool for helping children build up a bank of narrative patterns that they can then call upon when they wish to create their own stories. The children thoroughly enjoyed this challenge. See our videos below where the children are retelling the first part of the BFG using a story map.

Story Map - ask the children to use this to retell you the story.

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In Maths today the children were interpreting negative numbers in context, counting forwards and backwards. Many challenged themselves to find the differences between hottest and coldest recorded temperatures on different planets. See them working practically on this below.

Negative Numbers

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Spellings - 8/9/17 - cious endings

Welcome back!

Year 5 have settled nicely into life upstairs and are particularly enjoying the grown up feeling of having lockers. As well as this, we have actually done quite a bit of work too. We have begun work on the BFG and are particularly focussing on how Roald Dahl uses characterisation to help his readers form opinions on the characters. In maths, the children have been working on place value up to millions and are now secure on what each digit means, can compare and order these numbers. We had great fun with a number line across our table and used our reasoning skills to discuss where we felt numbers were best placed. 

 

Please see below for our class timetable.

 

Shabbat Shalom,

 

Mrs Lax and Mrs Berger.

Class timetable

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