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בית ספר קלור שלום

'Engage, Inspire, Achieve.'

Clore Shalom School

Year 5

In preparation for making own own pasta sauces next week, we taste tested some vegan sauces today.


Well done to:

Katie for inspire for commonwealth week

Sophia for excellence in a commonwealth activity 

Hoola Hooping!!

Paraathletic Workshop


We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the BMX bikes.

Today we enjoyed a martial arts session.


Well done this week to :

Ollie for inspire in PSHE

Louis L for achieve in English

Emily for achieve in English 

Having a lovely morning finding out lots about Vikings.


Well done to :

The whole of Year 5 for include for their class poem on our day of welcome.

Zack for inspire in Art.

Eli for achieve in English. 

During English today, we recognised 'A Day of Welcome'. This is an opportunity for school to engage with issues relating to refugee migration, and to understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary. We talked about some people that we know who were refugees, as well as learning that some really famous people were refugees (Mo Farah, Freddie Mercury, Rita Ora, Albert Einstein and Hugo Gryn).

The class wrote poems in pairs and then together created a class poem from their ideas. The poem was based on the idea 'If you were', which is a message for any refugees who were to join our school. For some reason, Mr Barnett's hayfever became really bad as some lines were read out and his eyes just wouldn't stop 'watering'... Here is the poem we created:


If you were by Year 5


If you were stuck in a lesson or a blessing, we would be your map in a maze, guiding you round.

If you were sad, we would always be with you.

If darkness is pressing against you, we would be there to fight with you.

If you were stuck, we would give you a helping hand.

If you needed to jump out of the toaster, and turn into toast, we would be the ones to support you the most.

If you’re feeling sad, we could be your ‘lad’!

Have lunch with us and be our friend, and remember you’re not pretend.


Today we planned a play script about what happened before The Tempest play began. 1/4

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Well done this week to these children for writing EXCELLENT historical fiction stories:

Orli, Kara, Callum and Rupey. 

As part of our Health and wellbeing unit, Year 5 used yoga poses and breathing to relax. They also discussed the importance of relaxation and how yoga makes them feel.

Today we begun the Tempest by William Shakespeare (a children’s version) in guided reading and as part of our English unit. We immersed ourselves in the play/story by creating freeze frames.

Shavuot artwork. We drew a mountain range and decorated Mount Sinai with tissue paper flowers.


Well done this week to :

Max for include - for consideration towards others

Sloane for excellence in maths 

A taster from our assembly - our fabulous Viking song!

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Well done this week to :

Maya for achieve in English 

Kyle for inspire 

Today in maths we learnt how to interpret remainders in word problems.


Well done this week to …

Sam for achieve in his work last week

Amelia for excellence in English 

In English we summarised Gunnar’s journey (from Viking Boy) to the Norwegian town of Kaupang.


Well done to Hazel and Judah for inspiring others. 

We kick started the term in science through learning about foetal development. We used different fruit and vegetable sizes to compare the different stages of foetal growth.

The class have been collecting tzedakah as part of the learning this term in JS with Rabbi Neil. 


They collected £25.29 which Rabbi Neil is going to be donating to The World Jewish Relief for Ukraine. This charity represents the Jewish community but offer help to anyone.


Well done Year 5.

We had the best morning with the animals from the Animal Edge Farm! We got to groom, feed and hold them. We met:Theodore and Jolene the goats; Chico the pony; Mable the pig and Doris the rabbit.


Well done this week to : 

Chloe and Max for respect 

Ethan for achieve in English 

We released our butterflies this morning - they were not so keen to leave us,!

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Our butterflies have emerged from their chrysalides. We will feed and watch them for a few days and will be setting them free on Wednesday.

Our butterflies are starting to spread their wings.

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Well done this week to :

Ollie for achieve in science 

Anna for excellence in writing in English 

We transferred the caterpillars on their chrysalides to their new habitat while we wait for them to grow into caterpillars.


Well done this week to Elisheva and Sloane for excellence in poetry. 

We had great fun today building robotic cars in a robotics workshop.

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Today we had an exciting forensic science workshop.

We had an exciting visit from a beekeeper today and found out all about bees and their lifecycle.


Well done this week to :

Louis L for achieve in maths

Zack for pride in all work

Hazel for achieve in poetry and excellence in JS

Callum for inspire in JS

The Israeli Scouts came to visit us today. They did a quiz with the class all about the scouts and Israel. 

Y5 and Y6 listened to a live talk from scientist Dana MacGregor about plants and food and about the key work she and her team at Rothamstead Research do for agriculture. 

A narrative poem

Our own narrative poems

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Our own narrative poems

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Our own narrative poems

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Narrative poetry performances. We tried to focus on our volume, intonation and actions.

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Well done this week to:

Callum for respect

Louis B for excellence in maths

Ava for achievement in maths


Well done this week to :

Harry for pride in his work

Sam for achieving in maths

Maya for achieving in maths 

Investigating Volume and Capacity

Today we took part in a Knex challenge run by set point Hertfordshire. Our challenge was to build a moving bridge.


Well done to these children for achieving these special mentions the week before half term : 

Noah for achievement in design and technology 

Judah for achieving in maths 

Alana for respect 

Learning how to put together a weekly budget

Today we estimated and measured large areas like the playground and classroom in metres squared.


Well done to Katie and Orli both for inspiring us with their neat presentation in all their books.  

Oliver Dowden MP Visit

We started to add decorations to our toys using cross stitch and running stitch.


Well done to :

Rupey for excellence when planning a discussion text. 
Ollie for hard work and perseverance in Design and Technology. 
Emily for perseverance in maths. 

We have been working on a team rainbow as part of well being Wednesday

Today we learned about the phases of the moon.

Ivrit- We were very excited to receive letters from our Israeli pen pals!

In maths we continued our work on multiplying fractions.


well done this week to :

excellence for Kara in Design and technology

achieve for Alana for writing 

Today we went inside the Wonerdome mobile planetarium to learn all about Space,!


well done to : 

Alana for achieve when retelling a story in a comic strip

Sonny for writing an excellent parable 

Today we were real scientists using our knowledge to investigate an imaginary mysterious planet. We asked questions, made comparisons and supported our ideas with evidence.


well done to : 

Louis B for excellence when creating a solar system model

Louis L for excellence in maths 

Harry and Kara for pride in Irvit 



Welcome back!



  • Please remember to learn your spellings weekly. They are on Google Classroom.
  • PE is on a Thursday.
  • Please ensure you have a water bottle everyday.
  • Homework is set on a Friday and due in on a Wednesday.
  • Please ensure you are reading at least three times a week. Records are checked on a Wednesday.


Welcome back to the Spring Term. The class have made a great start in their learning.

In Maths, we have been focusing on adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominators and with whole numbers greater than one. 
Instead of English, we have been having a focus on RE, learning and understanding about Christianity. We began by focusing on the main beliefs of Christianity, explored different text types in the Bible and looked at how stories are used in the Bible to teach lessons - parables.

PSHE this week is the last lesson in our unit on families and relationships. The focus has been on bullying. What might lead someone to bully others? How might someone who is being bullied feel? Who can you talk to if you are worried about bullying? The children looked at different scenarios and classified these as different types of bullying. We then discussed a case study of a bully and we had an interesting discussion about the choices the bully made and why.

We used bead strings in maths to help us understand the relationship between tenths and hundredths.


This weeks special mentions go to : 

Sam for achieve in Irvit

Hazel for achieve in Ivrit 

AJ and Chloe for always showing respect 

Well done everyone 

We made Positive attitude paper chains


Special mentions this week go to:

Harry for taking pride in DT when making bridges. 
Eli for showing respect to adults and peers alike.

Today we kickstarted our space topic in science with an experiment on gravity. We wanted to see if the size and weight of a meteorite affects the size of a crater


Well done to our special mentions this week.

Hazel for pride in her work.

Sam for include for helping others.

Scarlett for being respectful 

Mindfulness leaves

Today we began wood work to create truss bridges. We learnt how to use saws and clamps to cut wood

Chanukah art competition


Well done to …

Orli for excellence in DT

Callum for achieve in maths 

Orli and Emily for excellence in Ivrit

Well being Wednesday kindness t-shirts

Today we created spaghetti truss bridges in the studio.


Achieve for Sloane this week, for writing an excellent narrative based on the BFG

Excellence for Max this week, for his hard work and enthusiasm in science. 


Achieve for Judah for being reflective and Inspire for Ava and Kara for working to challenge opinions. 


Well done everyone! 

We have been learning about Parliament this week. We played a game about the House of Lords and The House of Commons to develop our understanding.

We began our unit on bridges in Art and DT today. We investigated how to reinforce a beam to improve its strength.


Inspire for Zack for independent and challenging work in maths when using known facts to derive others. 
Achieve for Max for working hard and focusing on lessons in maths and English 


Ivrit special mentions- 8.11.21

Sloane and Zack 

Well done! Kol Hakavod!

In PSHE, we discussed pressure groups with a focus on ‘Keep Britain Tidy’. We came up with our own campaign ideas linked to litter.

The children enjoyed showing their homemade African thumb pianos - great effort everyone, they are all fantastic!


Well done to Amelia for achieve for answering challenging questions in class.

Well done to Anna for excellence for a superb poster on mental health. 

Today we started creating art work based on the African artist Edward Tingatinga.


This weeks special mentions are for achieve and go to Ava and Sonny for their hard work in maths and for persevering when multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1,000. Well done -keep up the great work. 

Today in school we are celebrating World Mental Health Day - we created posters using mixed media in the studio on ways to keep our minds healthy.

In Computing today, we have begun our learning on concept maps. We have looked at different concepts, nodes and connectors and how these all link together. We then chose our own concepts to create our maps.

Concept Maps

Today in science we explored how best to separate different mixtures using sieves and filters.


Todays special mentions are for inspire.

Well done Katie for an inspiring performance as the prosecutor in our mock trial. 
Well done Ethan for a vibrant piece of artwork in the style of an artist. 

In our first lesson of PSHE, we began with the concept of ‘breaking the law’. We looked at why we have rules and laws in place and what the consequence of not following these would be, both in and out of school. The children held a mock trial to understand what happens in a court room. We found Mr Wolf NOT GUILTY of eating Grandma!

PSHE - Guilty or Not Guilty?


Well done to Kyle (Excellence)  and Rupey (Pride) this week. 
Rupey takes pride in all his work, especially in English. 
Kyle has been working really hard in maths with decimals, tenths and hundredths. 

Hundertwasser houses- today we looked at the artist Hundertwasser and transformed the look of our homes in his style.

Year 5 visited the Succah today.

Using mono printing, the children composed a print using acrylic paint, from a larger observational drawing.


Well done to Noah (Achieve) and Emily (Excellence) for receiving our special mentions this week!!

Noah persevered through Maths working on negative numbers.

Emily wrote an excellent compare and contrast paragraph using all the features of report.


PE is on a Thursday. Please ensure children are in their full PE Kit. This includes socks in the correct colour and black trainers.

Spellings and Reading Books with Reading Records will come home from the 1st October. 



Our unit in Art this half term is 'Architecture'. Please send in an A4 black and white photo/picture of a house. It can be your house / a relatives / a friend / a google search... as long as it is the full front of a house in black and white. If you are unable to print one, please email it in to the school office for the attention of Year 5.

Please ensure the photo is in school by Monday 27th September for our Art lesson or emailed in by Friday 24th September to allow time for printing. Thank you very much!  

Dissolving experiment in science.

NEXT WEEK - wb 13.09.21

On Friday, we are going to be doing Art. If you haven’t already done so, please bring in your painting apron and leave it in your locker.

Wednesday is an early finish and Thursday school is closed

Don’t forget to bring in your waterproof Succah decoration by FRIDAY 17th. We are looking forward to seeing your beautiful creations and house points will be given to everyone who brings one in. An email will sent today with more information.

Celebration Teas are back! We look forward to seeing children celebrating their excellent work and behaviour with Mrs Cohen.


We story mapped ‘The Frost Unicorn’ - the children performed these in front of their peers.

Today in Year 5 we went to ‘The Studio’ and created some life size Keith Haring replicas.