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  • Latest news in Year 5.

    Published 02/03/24, by Andy Mari

    Year 5 have had a busy start back to the half term. 

    In maths, we continued our topic on fractions, now looking at not just adding and subtracting, but also multiplying fractions. They're geniuses! 

    We will also be visited every Tuesday by Herts cricket coach Matt, who is going to teach us the key skills of cricket. After the first lesson, we have noticed some natural talent already. 

    We have also begun our new topic on North America in Geography where we used compass directions and an atlas to match up different countries to their position in relation to each other. 

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  • Latest news in Year 5

    Published 10/02/24, by Andy Mari

    In Year 5 we have been continuing our science learning on materials and this week we were looking at the best ways to separate different materials using their unique properties. As you can see, we had a lot of fun using different pieces of equipment to sort out the mess left by the adults. 

    We have also planned our writing of a non-chronological report about an animal that lives in an extreme habitat. We used Chromebook’s to research an animal of choice and collected as many facts as we could! We will start writing these up next week and can’t wait to see and share the final pieces of work.

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  • Healthy learning in Year 5

    Published 29/01/24, by Andy Mari

    Over the last 2 weeks in Year 5 have been visited by Stevenage Football Club, who have been coming in and teaching the children about healthy lifestyles and the positive impact of exercise on our bodies. As well as in class lessons, they have also run a number of practical PE lessons encouraging our children to try and be as active as possible and reduce our screen time at home. 

    We have also recently finished our independent writing in literacy, where children across the year group wrote lovely stories based on the short movie and picture book ‘the Varmints’

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  • Latest news in Year 5

    Published 16/01/24, by Andy Mari

    What a lovely start to the new year we have had in Year 5! In science, we have been investigating materials and the differences between the particles of solids, liquids and gasses. As you can see in the pictures, it was a tight fit for some! (pictures for this will follow) After looking at this we sorted a number of different things into each of the 3 states. Do you think cream is a solid or a liquid? 

    In maths, we have started our new topic focused on reading and understanding timetables and graphs. We have got off to a great start in this topic, working well in groups and pairs to find answers and investigate the line graphs. 

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  • Latest news in Year 5

    Published 09/12/23, by Andy Mari

    This week, in Year 5 we finished off our independent writing where we wrote diary entries from the viewpoints of the videographers who recorded the BBC Dynasty series in the Antarctic. Next week we are going to be performing some poetry to finish off the term!

    This week we have also planned and given our arguments in a debate whether there should be a hydroelectric dam built in Stevenage. We looked at the positives and negatives of hydroelectric dams and some very good points were made. 

    We look forward to our DT topic which we are completing in the next week, all about electronic greeting cards, which is perfect timing for a certain event coming up....

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  • Latest news in Year 5

    Published 25/11/23, by Andy Mari

    This week year 5 have started their new literacy topic, writing a diary based on Scott’s trip to the Antarctic. 

    To prepare, we had an experience day using camping equipment to ‘camp out’ in the school playground. Some of us got rather cold!

    In maths, we are coming to the end of our multiplication topic where we have been multiplying 2,3 and even 4-digit numbers! They have done a great job and shown real resilience throughout the topic. 

    In science, we have continued our investigations into forces and their effects on objects. We have looked at how different amounts of mass can stretch an elastic band. 

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  • Latest news in Year 5

    Published 11/11/23, by Andy Mari

    In maths, Year 5 have been revisiting multiplication. They have used multiple methods to answer questions, which have included concrete, pictorial and abstract strategies. Ask your child, "Show me two methods to work out 1345x3".

    In English, we have finished our unit called 'One Small Step' and have planned our own narratives based on our dream jobs. Year 5 are looking forward to writing these next week. 

    In Science, Year 5 continued to explore friction. Last week, we carried out an investigation to discover how we could get a piece of plasticine to become buoyant. Ask your child, "What forces acted upon it?" 

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  • Anglo Saxons in Year 5

    Published 14/10/23, by Andy Mari

    Year 5 participated in a fantastic Anglo-Saxon workshop, where they learnt all about the 7 Kingdoms, ancient artefacts, played traditional games (Merels) and completed a quiz. They also got to compete with the opposite class by challenging them to spear wrestling. Overall, they had a brilliant day and consolidated their learning. In maths, Year 5 have been adding and subtracting using a range of methods. These included number lines and column method. In English, they wrote their own persuasive speech.

    Well done Year 5! 

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  • Latest news in Year 5

    Published 03/10/23, by Andy Mari

    Year 5 have had a fantastic few weeks. In Science, they continued to explore forces and carried out multiple investigations to discover whether the mass or size of an object impacts how quickly it falls. Ask your child, “What is the name of the force that made the paper fall to the floor?”

    In maths, they have been using their place value knowledge to help them round numbers. Ask your child, “What are the rules for rounding?”

    In English, Year 5 finished their first narrative unit called ‘Cosmic’ and wrote their own action-packed endings. Ask your child, "What vehicle did your car turn into and what exciting things happened?"

    Well done, Year 5! 

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  • Welcome back Year 5!

    Published 14/09/23, by Andy Mari

    What a fantastic start to Year 5! 

    Year 5 kick started their mathematics learning by exploring place value. Within this unit, they have been reading and writing 7-digit numbers and have started to compare them. Can you ask your child, “How do you compare numbers?” 

    In science, we have been looking at forces. Can you ask your child, “What force made the ball fall to the ground?”

    In English, we began our unit called ‘Cosmic’, where we chose cars from the school car park and created verbal adverts to sell them. We included superlatives and expanded noun phrases to make them descriptive and enticing. Ask your child, “What is an expanded noun phrase?” 

    Well done Year 5. Keep up the hard work! 

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  • Victorians in Year 5

    Published 22/04/23, by Andy Mari

    What a great start to the Summer Term! Year 5 began learning about their new topic, The Vile Victorians, where they explored Queen Victoria and created a fact file all about her. Ask your child, “What do you know about Queen Victoria?”

    Additionally, Year 5 have started a new unit in maths, which is all about angles, and are becoming experts at naming and measuring them (using a protractor). In Literacy, they have become immersed in a narrative called ‘I believe in Unicorns’, by Michael Morpurgo, and have been writing from Tomas’ perspective. 

    Year 5 were also in awe of the inspirational speaker that they had, called Bart Gee, who carried out a workshop with them, so they could experience the challenge of everyday activities with a disability. 

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  • Latest news in Year 5

    Published 24/03/23, by Andy Mari

    Year 5 have had a practical week of learning this week, exploring the 'mean' of a set of data using PE equipment and building bridges with parents out of spaghetti! The  children have thoroughly enjoyed exploring different ways to learn and are ready to apply their skills into further lessons on their learning journey. At Roebuck Academy, we are investigators!

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