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Plastic Pollution

Our oceans are drowning in plastic, and we need your help to fix it!

This is week Year 5 have focused at the features of persuasive writing and researched the impact of plastic pollution.  We conducted a debate around the question 'Should plastic be banned?'  Our debate became very lively and passionate!  Do you think that plastic should be banned?

Gorilla by Anthony Browne

This week in Literacy Year 5 have been acting out scenes in our new book Gorilla by Anthony Browne.  We thought about the character's thoughts and feelings in our drama work.  We also enjoyed our hot seating session, well done to our two Hannah actresses!  

Is Spain Just For Holidays?

5B tried their hands at bull riding, which is a rodeo sport that involves a rider getting on a bucking bull and attempting to stay mounted while the animal tries to buck off the rider. Everybody had lots of fun, encouraged each other and were all competitive to improved the amount of time which they stayed on the bull.

Future Wimbledon Stars?

5B have been developing their serving and forehand skills in our tennis lessons this half term.  Look at our great action shots!  

To beak or not to beak?

During Darwin's time on the Galapagos Islands he discovered several species of finches that varied from island to island, which helped him to develop his theory of natural selection.  In our investigation, we focused on how a bird's beak is adapted to eat specific foods.  Ask 5B for more information!

Sketching Skills

After looking at some of Darwin's notebooks and sketches, 5B completed their own sketches using flowers as a focus.  We worked hard to develop our line, tone, texture and shading skills.

Is it the strongest that always survive?

This week 5B welcomed some new visitors into class - grasshoppers, locusts, crickets, mealworms and cockroaches.  We looked at the anatomy of these minibeasts to consider is it always the strongest that survive?

Astronomy Visit

On Thursday 5B visited IntoUniversity and participated in an astronomy day.  During the day we learnt about  constellations, completed an investigation on  the impact of asteroids, ranked items in order of their importance to  help us survive on the Moon and many more activities!  Thank you too all of the staff at IntoUniversity for working with us!

Easter at New Moston

It was lovely to see so many members of 5B creating Easter gardens and designing an Easter egg.  Here are just a small selection of our entries.  

Times Table Rockstars Progress

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Science Investigation

This week we were inspired by Felix Baugartner's world record skydive.  We carefully planned, constructed and conducted our own investigation to ensure our eggstronaut landed safely after being released from a high vantage point.  We looked at how the surface area of a parachute affects the time it takes for objects to fall to the ground.  Ask Year 5 what their results were!

Felix Baumgartner's supersonic freefall from 128k' - Mission Highlights

" Jump into more adrenaline filled aerial action: After flying to an altitude of 39,045 meters (128,100 feet) in a helium-filled balloon, Felix Baumgartner completed a record breaking jump for the ages from the edge of space, exactly 65 years after Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier flying in an experimental rocket-powered airplane.

5B have been studying and replicating artwork based on the moon.  We are using these images to inspire us to create our very own moon kennings.

Comic Relief - Crazy Hair Day!

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Science Invention Project

Some members of Year 5 created their own science inventions at home and shared these in class with us.  Well done to everybody who took part!  

Spectacular Science!

To celebrate British Science Week, Year 5 participated in a science assembly and then our own workshop.  We focused on forces and the impact which these have on objects around us.  

World Book Day

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To celebrate World Book Day the children all celebrated by wearing their pyjamas.  We read a selection of story openers together and played a guessing game about our favourite books.

Today 5B experienced life beyond the stars at Spaceport. We experienced the wonders of the tropical night sky with the help of the world's largest robotic telescope in 'The Observatory' exhibition.  We also saw space as we have never seen it before in the 360 degrees theatre where we were transported to another galaxy.  Finally we took an exciting space ride through the cosmos filled with space-age imagery and futuristic fun!


Thank you for the contribution, which made this a spacetastic trip for everyone!

Spanish Challenge

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iFelicitaciones 5B por haber ganado el Descafio Espanol - Primavera 2019

It's Showtime Greek Style!

5B have been busy design, making and performing their Greek plays over the last few weeks as part of our topic work.  Well done everybody!

Rock Stars Progress!

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This week in our LGBT topic, 5B have been classifying secrets.  We looked at secrets which are important to keep and at secrets which need sharing to help keep people safe. 


We have also been learning about the life of Wentworth Miller, who is a famous actor.  He had a secret which he was too scared to share for many years.  He felt like every day was a test and when he failed the test there was a price to pay.  He felt that he was living in survival mode.  He was living a lie.  In 2013 he finally shared his secret that he was gay and now wants all children to know that they are not alone.


5B have produced lots of excellent biographies on Wentworth Miller and some stunning artwork, contrasting his feelings before and after his secret was shared. 

Who Invented Democracy?


As part of our topic hook, all of our children had the opportunity to try some traditional Greek food!  They also learnt about the Greek alphabet, democracy, Greek vases and listened to a famous Greek myth.

Transition Visits


Over the last few weeks, Year 5 have had the opportunity to visit the Co-op Academy North Manchester to participate in science, P.E. and computing activities.  We would like to thank the members of staff who worked with our children to make the experience enjoyable for everybody.







In Maths the children have been perfecting their measuring skills in our practical challenge.  

5B's Sssspecial Visitors


Today 5B started their new topic entitled “Can Animals Survive Without Plants?”  Dylan from Dylan’s Reptile Time visited us to share his fascinating facts about reptiles and the children had an opportunity to handle some very special visitors too.

Well done to everybody who conquered their fears today!  A memorable day for everybody!