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Greek folk tune on the glockenspiels!

Today we have been learning a Greek folk tune. We learned to read the music first and then learned the piece bit by bit before joining each part together! IMG 1226 from Barlow Hall Primary on Vimeo. IMG 1220 from Barlow Hall Primary on Vimeo. IMG 1222 from Barlow Hall Primary on Vimeo.

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Greek Mosaics

We made our own Greek-inspired mosaics using real tiles, adhesive and grouting. Greek Mosaics on PhotoPeach

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Science experimentation in UKS2

Science experimentation on PhotoPeach

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Year 5 Tree planning on Chorlton Golf Course

Tree planting on Chorlton Golf Course on PhotoPeach

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Greek Myth Challenge

We have read a number of Greek myths this week. Your challenge is to create your own version of Icarus and Daedalus OR create your own myth from scratch. Try to include¬†one or more of the following: God/King/Supernatural powers/Hero/Heroine. There should be times in your myth where your hero/heroine encounters difficulties but do they overcome […]

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Winter scene homework challenge!

Your writing challenge this week is to use the scene below as a stimulus for some creative writing. You could use it as inspiration for a poem, a descriptive piece or a story. There is no word limit! I have been really impressed with some of the writing on previous challenges. Keep up the good […]

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Cinderella with a twist – homework challenge!

As December approaches, we are going to be starting to prepare our Christmas performance. This year, we will be performing a pantomime – Cinderella and Rockerfella. Your homework writing challenge this week is to create your own version of Cinderella with a twist that makes it different from the original. It could be turned into […]

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Children in Need 100 Word Homework Challenge

Watch the film clip below that shows all the fantastic things Children in Need does with the money that is raised around the country. Use it as an inspiration to write either: * A persuasive piece of writing that encourages people to raise money – you could be emotive in your choice of language, use […]

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Getting to grips with orbiting in Science!

Learning about orbits! on PhotoPeach

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More Anti-Bullying Day

Anti-Bullying Day on PhotoPeach

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Our first 100 word homework challenge!

Year 5 and 6, This 100 word homework challenge is based around the work we have done on floods. You have no more than 100 words to write a descriptive piece from a first-person perspective about a flood. Pretend you are a child in Haiti or Bangladesh on the day the flood hits your hometown. […]

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What makes the Earth angry?

We have made iMovies about natural disasters as the starter to our new topic. Below are some examples from Xariya, Shenae and Hooriya! IMG 1288 from Barlow Hall Primary on Vimeo. IMG 1456 from Barlow Hall Primary on Vimeo.

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Extra computing

Kyle and Sam created their own game on Scratch following on from the work we had done in computing! Have a go below…

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Examples of our games that we created during our computing sessions!

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Outdoor learning – music and drama

We have been working outdoors, experimenting with beats and rhythms in music after accompanying some viking music. We have also been outside doing some drama around a Viking myth that we are going to begin writing next week. Outdoor learning – music and drama on PhotoPeach

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Science investigations into friction and levers

Science investigations into friction and levers on PhotoPeach

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French Day

A big thank you to all the parents, carers and family members who joined us for the last part of French Day today. It was a full day of French, jam-packed with activities including: * Listening to a native French-speaking mum reading the story of Cendrillon (Cinderella) * Playing pictionary using key nouns from the […]

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Multiplication and division work

In year 5, over the past few weeks, we have been working on multiplying and dividing by 10,100 and 1000 as well as multiples of 10, 100 and 1000. It is important that, if they are going to be able to access this level of work, the children are comfortable with their basic times tables. […]

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Maths game to support our work on rounding!

We have been working on rounding numbers to the nearest thousand. You can get some more practice by following the link below: Rounding game

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Outdoor maths and spelling!

Today we spent nearly an hour and a half outside. Firstly, we got to grips with estimation and rounding using our ‘cone numberlines’ on the playground. After that, we went on a word beginning hunt to practice using the -cial and -tial suffix rules. Outdoor maths and spelling! on PhotoPeach

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