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Welcome to Class Five’s blog page.  We will keep you updated with the fun and exciting things we get up to everyday via our Twitter feed and blog.  We would really appreciate you commenting on our posts and letting us know what you think.

Mr Dean and Miss Hankinson

Class 5 news...

Philippe Petit

The children have completed English work based on the magnificent Philippe Petit after reading the text The Man Who Walked Between the Towers.

Click on the link to be redirected to a site that includes some images showing his walk across the wire and an interview with Philippe himself.

 

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88 Pianists session 2

Year 5 have made their final designs for the 88 Pianists project, inventions that will allow 88 people to play a single piano at the same time! Have we seen the winning design for the record breaking event next year?

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88 Pianists session 1

Year 5 and Year 6 have taken part in the 88 Pianists project. This is a national project to break the record for the number of people playing a piano at the same time. The classes worked alongside Liverpool University engineers to come up with a record breaking design. The ideas will be developed in the next session.

 

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Random Acts of Kindness

This week is Anti Bullying week.  As a school we have decided to take on the Random Acts of Kindness challenge.  Choose one of the acts each day and try it out to make someone else smile. Let us know which one you have tried in the comments below.

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Year 5 at Western Approaches

Year 5 enjoyed a visit to Western Approaches – Liverpool’s hidden wartime HQ – to finish off their WWII topic. Up to 300 people (mainly women) worked there to plan Britain’s success during the Battle of the Atlantic.

 

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Making soup

Year 5 had lots of fun preparing vegetables ready for making soup as part of their DT topic! The class learned a little about seasonal vegetables then started to cut, chop and shred a selection of produce. Well done everyone!

 

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Shy Lowen Horse Sanctuary :08/10/18

Class 5&6 Have learning all about horses over the past 4weeks. They researched their horses history, measured horse in hands, used, a measuring tape around the  girth to determine horses mass. This will culminate next week in each pupil riding their preferred horse.It’s been an exciting few weeks and pupils have become calm and considerate around these beautiful animals. Mr Verdin came along to visit and was very impressed by how much our pupils had learnt about their horses.

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WWII researching sources

Year 5 have been researching how Britain stood firm against the threat of the Germans during WWII.

Research themes included Dunkirk, The Blitz, rationing and Women working in factories.  Excellent work!

 

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Recommended Reads – Pamela Butchart Books

Tahjae and Juwana from Class 5 wanted to record their views on their favourite books by Pamela Butchart. The series is very popular in school, we even had to buy more copies to keep up with demand! Pamela has been very supportive of the children and they have loved to hear about her responding to our tweets. Please watch the video and then leave them a comment below.

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Recommended Reads – The Ottoline Series

Juwana and Fathima from Class 5 have produced a video book review to recommend the Ottoline series of books by Chris Riddell.  The series is a very firm favourite with the children who have loved following the adventures of Ottoline. Find out more in the video clip below and maybe leave a comment.  The children would love to hear your thoughts on the review or on the books.

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