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Pine Class have been having so much fun making Christmas decorations ready for the Christmas Fair!  We had a great day getting crafty.. and we even played some Christmas songs! Christmas is coming! yes
As part of our Science topic this term, we have been looking at Materials and their Properties.  We had to investigate which materials made the bulb shine brightest when we set up a circuit!  We found that the foil and the coin were the best!
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Welcome back to a new term!  We are so excited for all of the exciting work we have planned for this term and I have been so happy with the positive attitudes the children have displayed since being back! smiley

 

As always, check here for information and updates from Pine Class!

As part of our Engage Day to introduce our new topic, Year 5 became explorers and inspired by famous explorers, they took part in a treasure hunt around the school.  They had to find and solve clues, as well as identify what was in the zoomed in picture of an item relating to our topic!

 

Some found it tricky but eventually, we all solved all clues and the treasure was found.  It was... ICE POLES!  They were enjoyed by all and they definitely were engaged in our new topic! smiley

Engage Day Treasure Hunt!

Autumn 1 Ancient Egyptians Topic Map

Pine Class is full of artists!

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Pine Class have been busy creating beautiful sunset artwork.  They were so enthusiastic using the watercolour pastels to blend colours together to create the sunset image and had so much fun creating the different silhouettes!

 

Look how beautiful they are! heart

Investigating Shapes!

Pine Class investigated 3D shapes in Maths.  We looked at how many edges, faces and vertices each shape had, before playing a guessing game in pairs!  Who said Maths can't be fun?! laugh

Quick update..

 

Pine's PE days are now Monday and Wednesday!  PE kit should be in school at all times anyway in case it is needed but if you could definitely make sure it is in on those days, that would be great! Thank you! smiley

What makes a good friend?

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Pine Class have been thinking about they key question: What makes a good friend?

 

In groups, they discussed the qualities they feel made a good friend, before adding their ideas to our P4C working wall.  Some of the ideas were kindness, taking care of each other and being a good listener.

 

They also said that being a good friend means you make your friends feel good about themselves and you praise their skills.  We then came up with qualities and skills each person in the class had!  It was a lovely lesson and left the whole class feeling good about themselves! smiley

Dinosaur Discovery!

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Last week, Pine Class heard that something mysterious had been spotted on the playground!  When they went out to investigate, they saw.. a dinosaur egg!  It was hidden in the bushes with some footprints surrounding it!  

 

They continued to investigate and found lots of other evidence around the playground! They were so excited about the lesson and wrote so much information down in their jotters!

 

This week, we will be writing newspaper reports on our discovery!  We can't wait to show you! smiley

Excellent English!

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Today, Pine Class improved a newspaper report to make it more interesting and informative for the reader!  All the bits in red are the children's ideas and additions! I think they did a great job, don't you? smiley

Persuasive Speeches!

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Pine Class got into groups and wrote persuasive speeches to the Vizier, trying to persuade him to go to the Pharaoh and ask for help in saving the River Nile!  They considered why it was important to many different people in Ancient Egypt, such as local fisherman, sailors, farmers and scribes.

They did a fantastic job and the Vizier was persuaded!

Why don't you ask the children at home about the different opinions of the Egyptian people and why they need the Nile? :)

Egyptian Food Tasting

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Year 5 had a great time trying Egyptian food as part of our Engage Day!  They tried grapes, falafel, grape juice, feta cheese, pitta and garlic sauce!  They loved it and many of them discovered a new food they like!
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