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Driverless cars and programming robots with Julian

December2

We spent an afternoon thinking about driverless cars and the sort of programming that is needed to make them safe. Julian then showed us how to programme our own robots, making sure that they don’t bump into anything.

Science: Reproduction in flowering plants

November5

We used one of our favourite activities (the Running Reporter) to identify the different parts of a flowering plant. We also had to find out what each part does and why it is important.

More Black History Day

October21

Here’s our Black History Month presentation about Jesse Owens.  

Black History Day

October20

On Friday, we celebrated Black History Month by learning about Jesse Owens – an influential black athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games. We used a Running Reporter to find out all about him. We then discussed chronology before creating a timeline of Jesse Owens’s life.

Verb tenses

October3

In English, we’ve been learning how to form the progressive form of verbs. You need the verb ‘to be’ and a verb that ends in -ing.

More place value

October3

We’ve been using counters and place value grids to help us count forwards and backwards in steps of 10, 100, 1000 and 10000. It’s tricky – especially when you have to ‘bridge’ – but we’re getting the hang of it!      

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Finding out about National Parks

September30

We used ‘Running Reporter’ and atlases to find out about national parks. We found out that there are 15 national parks in the UK and that the Lake District was one of the first ones.

Ordnance Survey Maps

September30

We spent some time looking at Ordnance Survey maps of the Lake District. We started off by using the key to work out what some of the symbols mean. Then we practised 4-figure grid references before moving on to 6-figure grid references. The only thing we didn’t practise was folding the maps up again at […]

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Compass Points

September30

We’ve been learning the 8 points of a compass: north, south, east, west, north-east, north-west, south-east and south-west. There are lots of different ways to remember the main 4. Here are just a couple: Never Eat Shredded Wheat … Naughty Elephants Squirt Water.

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Welcome to the Lake District

September30

Year 5 have just arrived at Rydal Hall in the Lake District. We’re here all week on a geography field trip. Our first task is to explore the beautiful grounds of the hotel and draw a sketch map.

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