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Team 5

Welcome to Team 5! Here you will find regular updates about what we are getting up to in class and in our school community. You can also access our fantastic home learning resources via the links below.

Using VR technology to explore the wonders of our solar system!

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Conducting witness interviews for our police reports #questioning #empathy

World Book Day!

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Team 5 Tudor Trip!

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We have been investigating irreversible changes as part of our science topic. We successfully synthesized new materials such as carbon dioxide gas and casein plastic through chemical reactions!

Great British ‘Match the Bake to the Recipe’ Off!

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Portraits and Pencil Grades

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Some of our portrait work that was inspired by significant artists of the Tudor time period. We focused on applying our knowledge of pencil gradients to create different tones. We worked on recognizing areas of shade and light.

Team 5 participated in a workshop focusing on keeping safe online. From how photos that we share can be manipulated with photoshop, to online ‘trolls’, there was lots to discuss and share!

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A very important visit from the ‘Life Bus’ - equipping our children with the skills and knowledge they need to keep safe and make positive choices in the wider community.

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Sharing our home learning as a team each week is a wonderful opportunity to discuss and showcase the new things we have discovered.

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This week we have been writing diaries from the perspective of Anne Boleyn.

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What will happen if we add raisins to lemonade?

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We made predictions and then observed closely. We identified bubbles that appeared to make the raisins dance!

Developing our knowledge of art history, and our ability to talk about art. Today we have been learning about Hieronymus Bosch. Next week, Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

Why did Henry break with Rome? Team 5 have been evaluating, classifying and prioritizing Henry’s ‘problems’.

It’s great to have Team 5 back in the classroom and raring to go! We began our new topic today - ‘What were Henry VIII’s problems and how did he solve them?’ We are learning about the War of the Roses, making links to the mystery of a skeleton discovered in a Leicester car park!

After initial research, evaluating existing structures and eventually designing our own - it’s time to apply our learning!

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Team 5 had a fantastic opportunity to learn about the physical, emotional and moral discipline of Judo! They (very actively!) considered #self-regulation, #respect and #communication whilst learning some key moves.

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We are putting our knowledge of different mechanisms to good use by entering a design competition, inspired by the book we are currently reading 'Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World'. This morning we read our new Talk for Writing text, the ‘Teacher-Pleaser’, and started sketching and developing initial ideas for our own inventions.

We are learning about factors and multiples - developing our understanding of mathematical vocabulary and making important connections to division. Don’t forget to keep practicing multiplication and division facts on Maths Shed!

We are learning about factors and multiples - developing our understanding of mathematical vocabulary and making important connections to division. Don’t forget to keep practicing multiplication and division facts on Maths Shed! 1
We are learning about factors and multiples - developing our understanding of mathematical vocabulary and making important connections to division. Don’t forget to keep practicing multiplication and division facts on Maths Shed! 2
We are learning about factors and multiples - developing our understanding of mathematical vocabulary and making important connections to division. Don’t forget to keep practicing multiplication and division facts on Maths Shed! 3

NSPCC Danceathon! #speakoutstaysafe

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The children of Moira Primary School dropped everything and danced, on the hour for every hour of our school day! We had lots of fun but importantly, thanks to our sponsors, we are raising money to help keep children in our wider community safe.
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Macbeth!

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We explored a tense exchange between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Team 5 discussed the meaning of phrases such as ‘golden opinions’ and ‘false face must hide what false heart doth know’.
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Team 5 have been working brilliantly - developing their vocabulary skills #improving #communication

We are participating in our whole school 'danceathon' - we are very excited about this important upcoming event, that will raise money for the NSPCC. What a great way to show our gratitude for the fantastic 'Speak Out. Stay Safe' assembly they delivered.

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Forest School - Team 5 had a brilliant time developing skills in our wonderful outdoor spaces.

Team 5 participated in a circus themed #respect workshop!

How does air resistance affect moving objects? #questioning

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Our new ‘Personal Development’ topic focuses on anti-bullying. We considered each statement and decided if we agreed, disagreed, or needed to discuss the statement as a team.

What does maths look like in Team 5?

What is it like to live in an 'earthquake zone'? #empathy #questioning

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We considered how children around the world keep themselves safe. We discussed how we have regular fire drills and evaluated risks for other children in the international community. We discovered that children living in countries that are close to fault lines need to practise how to keep themselves safe in the event of an earthquake.

A very important visit from the Leicestershire Fire Service - Providing our children with knowledge and skills to keep them safe in the wider community.

A very important visit from the Leicestershire Fire Service - Providing our children with knowledge and skills to keep them safe in the wider community. 1
A very important visit from the Leicestershire Fire Service - Providing our children with knowledge and skills to keep them safe in the wider community. 2

Team 5 were top of the tables in Maths Shed and Spelling Shed this week! Two of our team members were also the highest individual scorers in school - now that's what we call #zest!

Team 5 were top of the tables in Maths Shed and Spelling Shed this week! Two of our team members were also the highest individual scorers in school - now that's what we call #zest! 1

A fantastic start to our new geography topic! ‘Why do some earthquakes cause more damage than others?’ Take a look at some of our ‘small steps’ #investigate #questioning #empathy

Code breaking challenge with ‘The Happy Puzzle Company’ - what fantastic #resilience and #perseverance the children showed!

Team 5 were given the responsibility of selecting their own reading buddies to enjoy chapter six of our class text with, before our team read. They did a fantastic job! #independence

Team 5 were given the responsibility of selecting their own reading buddies to enjoy chapter six of our class text with, before our team read. They did a fantastic job! #independence 1
Team 5 were given the responsibility of selecting their own reading buddies to enjoy chapter six of our class text with, before our team read. They did a fantastic job! #independence 2
Team 5 were given the responsibility of selecting their own reading buddies to enjoy chapter six of our class text with, before our team read. They did a fantastic job! #independence 3
Team 5 were given the responsibility of selecting their own reading buddies to enjoy chapter six of our class text with, before our team read. They did a fantastic job! #independence 4
Team 5 were given the responsibility of selecting their own reading buddies to enjoy chapter six of our class text with, before our team read. They did a fantastic job! #independence 5
Team 5 were given the responsibility of selecting their own reading buddies to enjoy chapter six of our class text with, before our team read. They did a fantastic job! #independence 6
Team 5 were given the responsibility of selecting their own reading buddies to enjoy chapter six of our class text with, before our team read. They did a fantastic job! #independence 7
Team 5 were given the responsibility of selecting their own reading buddies to enjoy chapter six of our class text with, before our team read. They did a fantastic job! #independence 8

Why do historians consider King Alfred to be ‘Great’? #questioning

Working scientifically - What causes night and day?

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Working collaboratively to deliver meaningful feedback for our discussion texts #peerassess #teamwork #improving

Building #leadership and #communication skills during play coach training this morning. Team 5 doing a brilliant job of contributing to safe and happy playtimes for our school community 🙂 #wellbeing

Building #leadership and #communication skills during play coach training this morning. Team 5 doing a brilliant job of contributing to safe and happy playtimes for our school community 🙂 #wellbeing 1
Building #leadership and #communication skills during play coach training this morning. Team 5 doing a brilliant job of contributing to safe and happy playtimes for our school community 🙂 #wellbeing 2
Building #leadership and #communication skills during play coach training this morning. Team 5 doing a brilliant job of contributing to safe and happy playtimes for our school community 🙂 #wellbeing 3
Building #leadership and #communication skills during play coach training this morning. Team 5 doing a brilliant job of contributing to safe and happy playtimes for our school community 🙂 #wellbeing 4
Building #leadership and #communication skills during play coach training this morning. Team 5 doing a brilliant job of contributing to safe and happy playtimes for our school community 🙂 #wellbeing 5
Building #leadership and #communication skills during play coach training this morning. Team 5 doing a brilliant job of contributing to safe and happy playtimes for our school community 🙂 #wellbeing 6
Building #leadership and #communication skills during play coach training this morning. Team 5 doing a brilliant job of contributing to safe and happy playtimes for our school community 🙂 #wellbeing 7
Building #leadership and #communication skills during play coach training this morning. Team 5 doing a brilliant job of contributing to safe and happy playtimes for our school community 🙂 #wellbeing 8

Laches Wood Residential #zest #teamwork #loveoflearning

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Well done Team 5 - top of the Maths Shed league! #zest #independence

Well done Team 5 - top of the Maths Shed league! #zest #independence 1

Exploring clues within different sources of historical evidence to determine what was so ‘great’ about King Alfred the Great. We have made our predictions and hypothesized. To be continued...

Exploring clues within different sources of historical evidence to determine what was so ‘great’ about King Alfred the Great. We have made our predictions and hypothesized. To be continued... 1
Exploring clues within different sources of historical evidence to determine what was so ‘great’ about King Alfred the Great. We have made our predictions and hypothesized. To be continued... 2
Exploring clues within different sources of historical evidence to determine what was so ‘great’ about King Alfred the Great. We have made our predictions and hypothesized. To be continued... 3
Exploring clues within different sources of historical evidence to determine what was so ‘great’ about King Alfred the Great. We have made our predictions and hypothesized. To be continued... 4

Recognizing and representing numbers up to 1,000,000. Exploring concrete, pictorial and abstract representations.

Recognizing and representing numbers up to 1,000,000. Exploring concrete, pictorial and abstract representations.  1
Recognizing and representing numbers up to 1,000,000. Exploring concrete, pictorial and abstract representations.  2
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Some afternoon archery! #dailyboost #wellbeing

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