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Year 5

Welcome to Year 5!

Our topic this term is WW2. Please have a look at our topic map to see what we will be covering over the term.

A Boy Called Jim!

A Boy Called Jim (Talk for Writing)

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The children have been learning the story 'A boy called Jim' using the talk for writing system. Using a story map and actions to learn the story off by heart.
WW2 Trip to Beaumanor Hall
The beginning - getting ready to be billeted.
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Rationing - Children had to decide which foods they needed to buy from the shop and had to use their old coins and ration books to buy the food. If the food they needed was not available, they had to make sensible substitutions... this led to some very strange meals!
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Decoding - The children had different roles trying to de-code different messages!
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Air Raid Shelter - The children were able to experience a re-enactment of an air raid in a real air raid shelter.  
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Air Raid Shelter - Hey Little Hen

Hey Little Hen!

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Science: Exploring Forces.

Our science topic this term is forces. The children are experimenting with gravity.

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