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Year 5 Spring Term Newsletter 

Year 5 Medical Workshop

 

Today, year 5 became medical professionals for the afternoon!  We used real medical equipment to take our pulse, blood pressure and temperature.  We conducted keyhole surgery, intubated a dummy and took his blood using a real needle.  We even saw our hearts using ultrasound!

Mission to Mars! 

Year 5 went on an exciting mission to Mars this week. In English, the children used suspense techniques to write about a martian invader. In our science lesson, we tested soil from Mars to see if we could find evidence of life. As you can see from the pictures, soil sample C certainly had evidence of microorganisms within it! 

5E's Greek day and our finished masterpieces! 

To round off our Autumn topic, we lived like the ancient Greeks for a day, making our own Greek urns, tasting delicious food and learning a Greek dance. Take a look at some of our photos below and admire our finished urns. 

 

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Budding Musicians! 

 

In Year 5, we have been learning to play the cornet with Mr Peach. The pieces we have learnt to play so far include 'fish and chips' and 'the C and D march', as well as a superb rendition of 'Happy Birthday'!  
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Our finished Sri Lankan masterpieces! 

Here are 5E's super colourful batiks and clay turtles! We had great fun making them. 

 

International Week 2017

This week we are going on an adventure around the world! In 5E, we have been learning about the customs and cultures of the beautiful country of Sri Lanka. On Tuesday we shared a Sri Lankan breakfast, which included a lentil dhal, a fried onion sambol, roti, poppadoms, papaya, watermelon and Sri Lankan love cake! 

 

We have also been getting arty, using the traditional technique of batik to create our own fabric designs. We used hot wax to create our designs before dying them. Designs included Perehera festival elephants, turtles, palm tree beach scenes and lotus flowers. 

 

We have also been learning about the conservation of endangered turtles in Sri Lanka. We have made clay turtles, which we will be painting and decorating towards the end of the week. 

 

Check back soon to see our wonderful finished art work! 

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