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Year 5 have been enjoying reading Emil and the Detectives. A brilliant novel which captured the minds of all of the year group. When his seven pounds goes missing on the train, Emil is determined to get it back – and when he teams up with the detectives he meets in Berlin, it’s just the start of a marvellous money-retrieving adventure.

Using our Destination Reader sessions as well as our writing lessons, Year 5 produced some brilliant outcomes.

Year 5 Winchester Trip

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Last week Year 5 Poplar class got to thinking about an important topic in PSHCE: Community.  The students considered what a community is, what communities they were a part of, and what it means to be part of a community. We found out that they were part of all kinds of communities, and in those communities they played important roles.

Some children helped out at their grandparents and other elderly relatives with chores, others gave money to the homeless, one even trained to help the community as a road safety officer! But they readily admitted that they could do so much more. We commend year five for thinking of lots innovative and valuable ideas to help out and for confidently presenting them to each other in groups. Some of these ideas included raising funds through brave activities to support local charities, helping pick up litter in their local areas, and making sure that they themselves and others took the time to ensure that all that could be is recycled.

Year 5, have been exploring the Anglo-Saxons this half term. They have been writing Biographies, about Alfred the Great, in their Literacy lessons and have been finding out all about life, during this time, in their Topic lessons. Here are a few children creating their Anglo-Saxon inspired weaves, in Art.