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Class 5S

Raging Rivers
Wasn't our trip to Perlethorpe amazing?
Fantastic weather and great activities. We learned a lot about rivers and it was a super way to start our topic with a bang!         

Dress to Impress
Some of the photos are on the blog and there are some more below...

Greek Day
What a fabulous day we have had. How brilliant everyone looked in their costumes. Can you remember whether you were a Spartan, a Corinthian or an Athenian?

Here is the recipe for biscuits.

Greek biscuits( double it if you want 16)

1. Check hands are clean, sleeves rolled up and hair tied back.
2. Cut a rectangle of greaseproof paper to fit onto baking tray.
3. Put 50g of butter into a jug. Melt in the microwave for 30 seconds.
4. Put 100g caster sugar into a bowl.
5. Mix the melted butter into the sugar until it is light. 
6. Get 1 egg yolk.
7. Mix the egg yolk into the butter and sugar mixture. 
8. Add in half a teaspoon of almond essence and stir.
9. Add ¼ teaspoon of baking powder and stir.
10. Add 75g of flour and stir until the mixture changes to a dough. 
11. Roll 8 balls of dough and place on the tray well apart.
12. Take to the oven. 
13. Clear up your table.
14. Wipe your table. 

Summer term 2013
As I am typing this it is pouring with rain so if you see summer,please have a word and persuade it to stay. I hope you have all enjoyed your holidays and have eaten all your eggs. Are you pumping up your bike tyres and checking your helmet straps ready for Bikeability training this week. If you can't remember which group you are in, then bring your bike each day to be sure. 

We have lots of interesting thing planned as we are going to be getting Groovy with the Greeks this term.
Can you find out who the people below are and write down your answers on a piece of paper and bring them into show me. There will be 3 stickers for each correct answer


Angry Birds
We have had great fun watching you design, make and test your games. You really are fantastically creative and you worked so well in your groups. One of our funniest moments was seeing Kieran's face when he realised his angry bird was worth 5 points and that his game needed 3000 points for a win. However, you sorted it out really cleverly. It shows us how much we learn from mistakes. 


Amazing action photo by Chris. Can you spot the Angry Bird in the air?
I will put more of the photos on the blog and try and put some at the bottom of the page as a gallery. 
Well done 5S!

Red Nose Update
I've been trying really hard but the Harlem 

shake won't upload which is really strange. I will get some help from Mrs Elston when she is better. In the meantime here is a photo of you all looking fab. 

What can we say about your fantastic homework?
We have been so impressed with
 the enormous effort you have all put into your homeworks. Well done. I really look forward to Wednesdays and seeing how hard you have all worked.

More photos at the bottom of this page!
More photos to come.....
Mrs Southwell

Welcome back !

We hope that you have all enjoyed a fantastic family holiday and are excited about 2013 in Year 5. We are now we are all such experts on the events on World War Two, it is time to change our focus. This term we are going to be tackling some tricky questions in our topic about dilemmas.. Should I.... Shouldn't I?  
We have some exciting things lined up for you including lots of sport- we'll be swimming on Tuesdays and we have some fab coaches from Nottingham Rugby Club coming into work with us on Wednesday afternoons.  Look out for Candleby Life as the recruitment starts next week. There are more ipad apps loaded and ready to help us with our learning and some great Science work exploring sight and seeing. 
 So watch this space... and in the meantime here's a dilemma for you to think about..
ould you sit next to Bradley Chalkers
Would you sit next to Bradley Chalkers?
Mrs Southwell and Mrs Leonard

Well, it's an amazing date as Ben has been reminding me. I wonder when the next date with repetitive numbers will be... I know I won't be around to see it, but will you? 
It's nearly the end of our first term in Year 5 and it's been a busy and fun one. 
We are always proud when people comment on the behaviour of our children and lots of people in school, as well as our visitors tell us how impressed they were with our production and with your behaviour around school.  Fantastic!
Everybody worked together to make sure that the performance went really well. There were lots of proud parents waiting after the show, and lots of people let us know how much they enjoyed seeing you share your learning in this way. 
I think you can all write to Santa now and tell him you have been really.. really good.
We've been busy thinking about 2013 and planning exciting things. We are really looking forward to going swimming on Tuesdays and really hoping that some family members will be able to come and be spotters for us. Nottingham Rugby are coming on Fridays to do some coaching for us, and in between that we are going to be packing in some really fun ways of learning. Candleby Life will be starting again so start thinking about the skills you think you would like to develop. 

Have a Happy Christmas!

Mrs Southwell and Mrs Leonard

          Tuesday November 27th 2012         

Days till our Keep Calm and Carry On performance... 1 !!!

We have been so impressed by the incredible effort you have all made to learn lines, remember actions, write scripts and sing songs. Every single person has made a massive effort and it is really nice to see some people who haven't always wanted to be in the limelight really wanting to have major speaking parts. 
Did you know that there are some special awards called Tonys which are given to famous actors and actresses each year? We will be making our own awards after our performance but we will need a different name. We could have the Wheatleys.. or the Wilkes.. or the Kites? Come and whisper your ideas to us and we will listen carefully.  Perhaps you can start spotting people that you think deserve special awards.. perhaps for being the most consistent performer or the bravest performer.. or the best team player. What other awards should we have? Write down your ideas and we will get them ready for our awards celebration.

Finally so that we know you are reading this here is a question for you to research:-
How many allied aircraft were lost during the Battle of Britain?
Write your answer on a slip of paper and tuck it onto my laptop like a spy would and we will see who is the first person to get the correct answer and of course 25 raffle tickets!

Mrs Southwell

Our trip to Nottingham Castle on Friday was a great success, even though we were a little bit chilly. We kept on Smiling through the war. During our day we learned to do the Lambeth Walk, to jitterbug, and to sing songs to keep us occupied in an air raid. We sat in an Anderson shelter and experienced the noises of a real air raid. We found out about life with rationing and worked out how little sweets we would have had and how much cabbage we might have had to eat. Here are some pictures and videos of the day.
One of the best parts for me was when a gentleman at the Castle stopped me to say how fantastic you all looked, how well behaved you were and what a credit to your parents and the school you are. I agree! WELL DONE 5S- please make sure you say a huge thank you to the people who helped you get dressed up. Remember not to get rid of the costumes as we will need them later on in the term for our production. 

We've had great fun today listening to this song by Will-i-am and a few furry friends. We are going to use it as our class song because it has such a strong message about what you can achieve if you believe in yourself.  Listen to the words.

Sesame Street: Sings "What I Am" sings "What I Am" as part of Sesame Street's 41st season. For more fun games and videos for your preschooler in a safe, child-friendly environment, visit us at Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization which also produces Pinky Dinky Doo, The Electric Company, and other programs for children around the world.

 Welcome to 5S! I am so pleased to have the same lovely children again. It's going to be a fantastically exciting year. Here's some of you getting stuck into your first challenge on day one.

Our year group motto is " getting better altogether" so we are going to be finding fun ways of improving as learners, as team members and as a class. 
We have some exciting things to help us learn. Here's a little clue in case any of the parents don't believe us...

Great focus Harvey!

Anyway just to prove you are reading this, the first person to read this and to whisper the magic word in my ear gets 20 raffle tickets.

The magic word is.....

Twirl...... of course!

Keep reading! More updates will follow.

Mrs Southwell