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Spring Term 2

Week 4


We had odd socks day in school this week to help celebrate World Down Syndrome day. We had a special visitor in class, Mrs Gill, who very kindly spoke with us about downs syndrome and taught us the Makaton alphabet as well as spelling our names in Makaton. Below is a video of the class saying Happy World Down syndrome day in Makaton.

We also combined this day with looking at make do and mend with our old and odd socks we looked at darning them together like they needed to in the war to be reused.


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As part of our world war 2 topic class 5 have been looking at the different campaigns run in Britain during rationing. We have looked at the reasons for dig for victory as well as make do and mend. We have looked at the propaganda posters that were used at the time and recreated these with pastels.

Week 3


Class 5 have had a fantastic day today with Olympic athlete James Dasaolu. He was very kind to show us some of the circuits and training he has to complete himself when preparing for a race (Spotty dogs, knee drives, press-ups and star jumps) as well as answering any questions we may have had. We had some very tired pupils when it was finished.



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Week 2


It is World Book Day, as well as dressing up in fantastic outfits we took part in BBC Live World Book Day lesson. We listened to others speaking about their favourite books and characters and also had a run in with the Anti-Word League and their leader Lord No Words. We have written a newspaper report discussing the various crimes committed by the Anti-Word League on World Book Day.



Week 1


Class 5 have taken part in British values day in school. The British value we focused on was democracy. We looked at how our government is structured and how our MP's are elected. Here are our posters showing the research on the 4 main political parties currently serving in Parliament.

Class 5 have returned from the holiday still very excited from our visit to Eden Camp. We have looked through the photos of our visit and written a recount on what was a fantastic day.

One family, growing together in love and faith, flourishing in an ever-changing world. We love, we believe, we shine, we achieve.