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A warm welcome to 5J's class page. On this page, you will find photographs of some our activities and learning across the curriculum. Further down, you will find information about our class. Further examples of our work can be found on our twitter page @KensingPrimary #5J. 

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We are a class of 24 children consisting of 8 different first languages.  We are proud of our diversity and differences, and we are delighted that our classroom community is built upon different cultures and beliefs.

 

We begin our school day with a focused activity and finish with a read of our class novel. In between, we have a busy day of exciting learning through engaging and creative activities. We showcase examples of our work on our Twitter page @kensingprimary. Make sure that you look out for our latest tweets #5J.

 

Did you know?

5J travel to school by foot and car.

5J’s favourite sports are football, dodgeball, swimming and tennis.

5J attend 16 different after school clubs. Some of these include football, knitting, table tennis, chess, ICT, film and mindfulness. Mr Jones runs a ‘learn how to ride a bike’ club and Mrs Latimer runs a sewing club.

 

Class Information

P.E lessons are on a Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure that your child has appropriate clothing. Please note that football kits are not allowed. 

 

In 5J, for those children who read 5 times a week at home, they will receive a golden ticket. Their name will be placed into a raffle where prizes can be won on a half-termly basis. Please ensure that your children reads as often as possible, both independently and with yourselves. The more they read, the better they will get!

 

Please ensure that your child brings their reading book to school on a daily basis.

 

 Our Week

Day

Activity

Tuesday

PE: Please remember your kit.

Wednesday

Reading books changed.

(Books can be changed upon request on any day of the week).

Friday

Spelling test

New spellings given

Maths homework given

Reading books checked

Previous week homework due

 

As always, please do not hesitate to speak to me at the beginning/end of the day to discuss any questions that you may have.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Mr C Jones

Spring Term

 

English - Jumanji

 

Imagine playing a game where each roll of the dice could turn your world upside down. Well this term, our class  are reading the original tale of Jamanji by Chris Van Allsburg, This story is about two children who discover a board game that takes them on an adventure they will never forget. 

 

Maths

 

Building on our hard work from the Autumn term, we are looking at how we can use our number skills in a variety of different ways - adding to calculate the perimeter of compound shapes, multiplication to calculate the area and division to identify fractions of a shape and amount. Throughout our learning we will use our resources and drawings to share our understanding and challenge our learning through using our problem solving and reasoning skills. 

Geography: What Makes The World Rattle?

 

This half term we will study the effects of earthquakes and tsunamis, studying how they occur and the impact they have on human life. We will locate countries and areas that are prone to earthquakes, inquiring into why and how it happens. 

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History - Would you have liked to be a child growing up in Ancient Greece?

 

In this unit of work, we will study what life was like for children in Ancient Greece. We will explore the similarities and differences between their education and our own. To deepen our understanding, we will use dates and historical language in their work and draw timelines with different time periods outlined to show different information.  At the end of the unit of work, the children will share their learning through a whole school performance with Mrs White. 

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Art - Is graffiti a form of art?

 

During this unit, we will explore what is needed to create a piece of art, this will include looking at the many different forms of street art and  some of the most famous artists involved. From this, the children will be given the opportunity to design their own art in the style of Keith Haring.

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RE: Where should you pray?

 

We will explore the different places of worship within religion, so that they can explore and show understanding of similarities and differences within and between different religions.  Children will share some of their own experiences and develop a deeper understanding of how other faiths pray in their faith. 

 

In our second unit, we will be discussing the 'Five Pillars of Islam' and how these pillars are essential to the Muslim Faith - celebration, worship, pilgrimages and the rituals based around the faith. 

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Music -What is musical structure? 

 

As part of our performance, year 5 will work with Mrs White to explore a variety of music that can create different moods and contribute to the overall show. 

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Computing - What matters to you?

 

During the first half of the Spring term, the children will select, use and combine a variety of
software to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish a given goal. These include collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

 

During the second half of Spring term, the children will produce a podcast on an topic of their choice, the focus of this unit is on the children’s use of the programs. A podcast is a recording of themselves which includes jingles and sound effects. Upon completion, their work will be uploaded to the internet for them to share their interests with others. 

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Design Technology - What ingredients would you put in your Greek dish?

 

Our unit, this term, will support our history topic. As the children learn about the Ancient Greeks, they will also have the opportunity to explore the foods the Greeks enjoyed. This will include, tasting, researching and making their own dishes? Who will have the Greek pallet required to make an amazing dish? 

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