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Class V

We had a superb day out at Leeds Castle on 26th April with the rest of the school. Class V behaved extremely well and our group were commended for being a wonderful group by the lovely staff who ran our workshop on the Fields of the Cloth of Gold.

 

 

Click on the picture to find out more about Leeds Castle on their website!

 

Well done to all the girls who took part in the netball tournament at Cobham Hall last Saturday!

 

 

SCRATCH

 

It's coding time in Class V, and SCRATCH is proving popular with many class members. Here is a link to the SCRATCH website, where you can make an account and either use SCRATCH online or download a version to your computer.

 

Try making a simple game, then, try upgrading it with sounds, new levels and anything else you like!

 

Make animations, stories, music, simulations, what ever you want to.

 

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Intro to Scratch

Scratch is a free, programming software created by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. With Scratch, you can create your own video games, animated stories, interactive art and more!

Thursday 1st March

 

As you can see, we tried hard to open school today, the roads around school were pretty treacherous, so before we gave up and went home, some fun was had by the staff on the field...!

 

Steephill Snow

 

Enjoy the snow and have fun, but please stay safe and keep warm too. I'm topping up Mathletics for you to keep your brains from turning to slush like the snow will soon, and well done to those of you who have sent in your thoughts about the poems, I've published them below - keep 'em coming! I've added some French videos below too so you can sing along to French numbers to 50 and learn the months and days of the week if you don't know them already. Don't forget there are maths puzzles and logic puzzles further down our page as well if you get bored! 

See you all next week,

Mrs H. xx

Young Writers

 

Aaliya wrote a Young Writer's review of Awful Auntie at the Orchard Theatre which has been published online! Have a look - https://orchardtheatre.co.uk/Online/YoungWriters?menu_id=7F8C6166-A70B-480F-82F3-6D0A7AE0FE4C 

 

Congratulations Aaliya on a super piece of writing!

          Bonjour - time to learn some French!

See if you can use the resources below to improve your French vocabulary.

The French Months of the Year (French Essentials Lesson 5)

Alexa Polidoro, from https://learnfrenchwithalexa.com, teaches you the months of the year in French (les mois de l'année en français).

The French Days of the Week (French Essentials Lesson 4)

Alexa Polidoro, from https://learnfrenchwithalexa.com, teaches you the days of the week in French (les jours de la semaine en français).

Les chiffres et les nombres de 1 a 20 - alain le lait (French numbers from 1 to 20)

Les chiffres de 1 a 20 (French numbers 1 to 20) ©2011 alain le lait http://www.yadeeda.com Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept Huit, neuf, dix Onze, douze, treize Quatorze, quinze Seize, dix-sept Dix-huit, dix-neuf, vingt

Les chiffres et les nombres de 20 à 50 - alain le lait (French numbers)

Les chiffres et les nombres de 20 à 50 © 2015 Alain Le Lait - Music & animation

Canopic Jars - Ancient Egyptian Art Project

 

Science Day Challenge  6.2.18.

 

Here is everyone having fun building a tower to support a triangular based pyramid - well done to Emily, Aimee and Oliver N for getting their shape 55cm off the ground!

 

 

      

 

    

 

 

 Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone in Class V, and of course, particularly mums and dads for the wonderful selection of cards and gorgeous prezzies I received at the end of term. It was really kind and very much appreciated! The Bluewater voucher was a wonderful surprise and I have to say I have enjoyed every second of splurging on some new clothes in my favourite shops in the sales - here are the bags to prove it!

I trust you all had an excellent time over Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in 2018 for the new term.

Thank you again,

Mrs H. xxx

Links for maths games - enjoy!

Links for maths games - enjoy! 1
Links for maths games - enjoy! 2

More Logic Games

 

 

What's Inside the Box?

Follow a logical set of rules to solve each puzzle.
Use your mouse to interact with the puzzle and test your ideas.
Very challenging!

https://www.mathplayground.com/logic_whats_inside_the_box.html

 

Divide

Split a block of wood into a given number of pieces. NOT EQUAL pieces,
just any size pieces! Sounds too easy, right? Yes, but there's a catch.

 

https://www.mathplayground.com/logic_divide.html

 

 

 

Class V Cups 1.12.17.

  

 

Well done to James for getting the work cup this week - quick work in all subjects.

 

Also to Aaliya for giving two excellent presentations to the class. 

 

Keep it up Class V!

Class V George Stephenson Assembly! ( If anyone has more pictures please send them to the School Office so I can add them on here! )

Class V George Stephenson Assembly! ( If anyone has more pictures please send them to the School Office so I  can add them on here! ) 1

A great big cup to everyone in Class V this week for working so hard to perform an excellent assembly about George Stephenson. Well done Team!

International Day

 

 

 

Class V really went for it on International Day this year!

Thank you to all parents who helped the children prepare to share all kinds of fascinating facts, costumes and food!

I certainly learned some new things, along with Mrs Swaffer and Year 6 who joined us for a sharing session.

 I'm sure you'll want to enjoy some memories of our day so here are some photos to give you that international flavour we created!

 

International Day

Class V Cups 17.11.17.

 

Congratulations to Zoe who gets our work cup this week. Zoe has been persevering with some tricky work on fractions, decimals and percentages - good progress, keep it up Zoe!

Class V Cups   10.11.17.

  

 

Well done this week to:

Lia for her beautifully presented work in all of her books, 

and 

Isabel for her enthusiastic approach to challenges.

 

Keep it up both of you!

 

   Logic Games and Puzzles

 

Challenge yourself to this mind bending collection of fun brain exercises!

 

 

       3.11.17.

 

This week's cups go to

Aaliya for her excellent contributions in R.E.

and

Avi for politeness and good behaviour.

Well done both of you! :-)

Nutrition Labels

 

Class V have been learning about nutrition labels in science this week. Here's a quick video as a reminder of some of the things we have covered:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylY0w04AAVk

Rudyard Kipling's 'Just So' Stories

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Rudyard Kipling's 'Just So' Stories 2
Rudyard Kipling's 'Just So' Stories 3

Mathletics

 

Don't forget, 10 activities have been set on Mathletics to do over the half term. :-)

Half Term Holiday Homework

Class V Cups

    

Mrs Heseltine couldn't choose this week so she gave 3 cups - this is unheard of!

The cups went to

Yasmine - for having an excellent attitude to all her work resulting in really good progress.

Oliver N for excellent progress in times tables.

Milo for a consitently high level of work in his books.

 

Well done all 3 of you - keep it up!

Class Cups from last week

 

  

 

    Our work cup goes to Jia - for applying her new maths knowledge into her work.

                 and 

    Our behaviour cup goes to Oliver M - for always spotting what needs to be done and doing it without being      asked.

 

Class V's Favourite Books

 

Aaliya's Favourites:

"The Wishing Spell" by Chris Colfer - This is a really good book. It is full of fairy tales that everyone knows and it completes the mysteries of the tales.

"Running Wild" by Michael Morpurgo - This book is really good for people who love nature.

"The Star of Kazan" by Eva Ibbotson - It is full of mystery and I enjoyed every moment.

"Harry Potter" (the whole series) by J K Rowling

 

James' Favourites:

"The Midnight Gang" by David Walliams - It's a really exciting and fun story and it's funny. It's really imaginative!

"Goosebumps" the series by R L Steine - It makes you hair stand on end!

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" by J K Rowling - It's a really exciting story. I like Ron because he is funny.

 

Zoe's Favourites:

"Wonder" by R J Palacio

"Gangsta Granny" by David Walliams - because it's hilarious!

"The Roundhill" by Dick King Smith

 

Maisie's Favourites:

"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens - because of his very good vocabulary, it's written very well, creates a good picture in your mind and it is intriguing!

"Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens

"Matilda" by Roald Dahl

 

 

 

 

 

Rikki-Tikki Tavi

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We are reading 'The Railway Children' this term. Reading chapter 2 is for homework this weekend - don't forget! ;-)

29.9.17.   We have Two Class Cups this week:

 

    

 

Our Behaviour Cup goes to Maisie - for being a kind and sensitive friend

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Our Work Cup goes to James - for some excellent multiplication which was neatly laid out too.

Autumnal Poetry Time in Class V!

Autumnal Poetry Time in Class V! 1

We have been learning about photosynthesis this week!

We have been learning about photosynthesis this week! 1
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Weekly Cup  22.9.17.

 

This week our Class Cup goes to Emily for being an amazing team leader in the Mind Missions challenges. Well done Emily!

Autumnal still life work by a very talented Class V - Mrs H is so proud!

Weekly Cup

This week our class cup goes to Aimee for some amazing place value maths - super-speedy and accurate work including extension work based on Egyptian Heiroglyphs! 

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Congratulations to our 3 new House Vice Captains who are as follows:

 

James - Francis

Maisie - Ford

Avi - Bignold

 

 

Their tasks include being our School Council reps, helping with House Assemblies, and supporting their House Captains in whatever way is required.

I'm sure they will do us proud! smileysmileysmiley

House and Vice Captains

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House and Vice Captains 3
House and Vice Captains 4
House and Vice Captains 5
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Welcome to Class V's page for 2017 - 18

 

I hope you've all had a wonderful summer break and are ready for what is bound to be a busy year!

 

PARENTS:

We have our Class V Parents Information Meeting scheduled for Tuesday 5th September at 3pm, so I'm looking forward to meeting you, the parents of my new class. Many of you I know already of course as I have already taught a number of siblings of this year's Class V. I hope the information will be helpful and there will be a chance to ask questions as well. I've added the timetable and this term's curriculum overview below for you as Word documents - feel free to print and put them on the fridge!

 

CHILDREN:

I hope you had a great summer break. Let's hope the weather stays summery for as long as possible... see you all soon! :-)

 

Here's to an educational, productive, creative and fun year!

Regards,

Mrs Heseltine

 

 

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