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Spring 1

What we will be learning in Spring 1:


English The Nowhere Emporium

Maths -  Multiplication and division

Science - Forces

History - The History of Manchester 

Design Technology - Moving Toys

Computing - Digital Literacy (Online Safety) and Internet Safety Day

Physical Education - Tag rugby with Sale Sharks

Religious Education - Why do some people believe God exists?

French - Hobbies

Music - Living on a Prayer

Values - Aspiration

Learner Attitude - Curious Questioner

Monday 7th February - Friday 11th February

In our final week this half term, the children were asked to make a fact file for one of the places the characters in our book this half term, have visited. They have been absolutely captivated by their reading this half term and have groaned every time we have closed the book - they have wanted to keep on reading to find out what happens next! All the children have produced some fabulous pieces of work from 'The Nowhere Emporium' over the last weeks and this week's fact file was no exception! Well done everyone!


It was also our last coaching session with the wonderful coaches from Sale Sharks, and they surprised all the children with their very own Sale Sharks kit bag containing a water bottle and classroom equipment - thank you once again to all the coaches!

Our Nowhere Emporium fact files...

Monday 31st January - Friday 4th February

Another busy week for Year 5 this week - we haven't stopped! In Maths we have been learning a new written method to help us with our division and dividing 3 and 4 digit numbers by 1 digit. We have also reached a tense and exciting part in this half term's reading of 'The Nowhere Emporium' - will it survive, or will it crumble destroying everything with it?! With those questions in mind, the children's big write this week was a balanced argument to decide if the Emporium should stay open.




We have also been creative in History.  Whilst working in teams, we have researched and learned all about the lives of Manchester residents during the Industrial Revolution.




Monday 24th January - Friday 28th January

Wow! What a busy week it has been in Year 5! We have continued to learn all about the Industrial Revolution and how it changed Manchester, mastered 2 digit by 2 digit multiplication in Maths, wrote a setting description in English concentrating on our vocabulary choices and were coached by Sale Sharks to develop our skills in Tag Rugby.




If all that wasn't enough...we have also be learning all about cams and followers in our Design & Technology topic of moving toys. The children created their own prototype to investigate what would happen to the movement of a 'follower' when the shape of the cam was changed.

Hard at work during Design & Technology...

Monday 17th - Friday 21st January : This week the children have been researching and learning about the impact the Industrial Revolution had on Manchester and the advantages and disadvantages of this era..

Monday 10th - Friday 14th January 2022 5M got to visit Manchester United football stadium today. They attended a workshop on racism in football and also got to go on the tour of the stadium. To finish the day the children played football on the Apollo pitch.