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Thursday 4th September

We are very proud of all the children in Year 5. Over the past two Thursdays, 5NS and 5V have both produced super class assemblies to share with their parents and carers. Miss Vass, Mrs Sydenham and Mrs Norman handed over all the responsiblity for planning and performing the assemblies to the children and they did a magnificent job. 5NS chose to tell 'The Story of Year 5' where they acted out memorable events from the year. 5V told us about a different event for every month of their time in Year 5. These are our last Class Assemblies before the Christmas Production and Year 6 Leavers- so well done everyone you did a great job!

Last Friday, we joined thousands of children around the world by participating in a live (online) cookery lesson with Jamie Oliver. We made 'rainbow wraps' using lots of different vegetables and we even made our own dressing to go with it. We had mixed opinions on the taste!


In 5V, we had a special treat of an extra visitor. Steph from Michael Caines' cooking school came to help us with our wraps. She really helped us with the techniques and we were inspired by meeting somebody who had been to our school and is now excelling in what she wants to do. Thank you Steph!


Here are some pictures of our cooking:



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This week, we have been preparing for our 'Journeys' topic work by creating some artwork. We were given some pictures of pathways through different lanscapes and we used this to inspire our own pictures. We created a wide range of pictures, ranging from stepping stones to train tracks. We hope you will take the opportunity to view our artwork which is on display outside our classrooms.

It's all happening in Year 5! We are really busy putting together a dance with a football theme which we are going to be performing at a Dance Event at the DAPA Centre at Dartington on 2nd April. Mrs Mason (Tom's mum) has been helping us map out the dance and we have already learnt and 'polished' (made it look really good) the opening section. We have used jumps, travels and freeze frame techniques and memorised a tricky dance phrase of linked movements for the middle section. It's really good fun to all be working together on this project! More details of the event and a sneak peek video clip to follow.....

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What a great week we have had in Year 5. It has been lovely to spend time creating art work and poetry. We used the work of local artist Michael Norman, who creates beautiful seascapes of the Exe estuary, to inspire us. We used soft pastels to create our pieces. Soft pastels are very chalky and blend well, which is a skill we worked hard to develop over the week. On Friday, Mr Norman visited to look at our work and show us some of his. His sketchbooks were amazing! Our pastel pictures looked super in the Art Exhibition on Friday. Well done Year 5 we are very proud of you.

DSCN0546 800x600We had an extremely busy week in Year 5 with our geography based activities. As our main topic focus is the local coastline, we took the opportunity to carry out some detailed mapwork exploring how the coastline at Exmouth and Dawlish Warren has changed over the last 150 years. Using maps and resources from the 'Living With A Changing Coast' project we created overlays which really showed us how much our local environment is evolving. We all found this an  interesting activity and we are very pleased with the standard of our finished work.

5NS have been getting ready to embark on their learning about the Exe Estuary and Dawlish Warren.  To get the children thinking about the landscapes and beautiful scenary on their doorstep, they were asked to produce some artwork, using photographs of the estuary and River Exe as their starting point.  As you will see when you look at some of their artwork, they have done an incredible job.


Read more: Creative Coastlines

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