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South African visitors in Year 5

Over the last few weeks, we were lucky to have some headteachers visiting from South Africa. We got to ask them lots of questions about their rural schools and their lives. We learnt about Nelson Mandela and his work to overcome Apartheid. As part of the visit, our visitors joined in with our Global Café. […]

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We are such stuff as dreams are made on!

Shakespeare Schools Festival is fast approaching and the children in Friendly Gardens class have been hard at work. We’ve learnt our lines, we’ve ordered our costumes, we’ve made our props. There’s only one more thing we need… YOU! We need an audience to come and watch us. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, we […]

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Edith Nesbit Gardens: Our Projects Rock(et)!

How do you make a good project? You PLANET! Last week, we brought you projects from Friendly Gardens class. This week, we would love to share the outstanding projects from Edith Nesbit Gardens! It is clear that our children spent a lot of time planning and making these projects, so take a few minutes to […]

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Friendly Gardens: Our Projects are Out of this World!

Over the summer holidays, children in Year 5 have been working hard to create some outstanding projects. This week, check out these projects from Friendly Gardens class. Looking for Edith Nesbit Gardens’ projects? Check back next week!   Roddy made a Big Space Junk Quiz using the facts he’d learnt about our Solar System. Marley […]

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Dragons Den Project: Persuasive Writing

In the final week of our spring term, the children had the opportunity to create their own healthy juice drink, develop an advertising campaign and a persuasive pitch to go with their product, in the style of Dragon’s Den. Incorporating skills that the children had learned in maths and science, year 5 enjoyed a week […]

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Year 5’s Great Home Learning Debate

Having watched the news last week, which stimulated conversations about home learning, the children decided they would like to have a debate about whether we should have home learning or not. Children formulated their arguments for and against, then collaborated to share their opinions on the value of home learning. It was enlightening to hear […]

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