Road Safety

Today we had some visitors who performed an exciting and engaging road safety performance. The children had to listen to different accounts of a road safety incident and ask characters questions to find out more information. They were fabulous and learnt lots about the importance of road safety.

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Extreme Earth Presentations

Today Oak class were visited by 5 students from UEL who came to see how fantastic the computing is at EPPS. The children worked hard to research, plan, create and present a 4 slide presentation on the theme Extreme Earth. The presentations were fantastic with a wide range of information and facts. They also used sound effects, animations and transitions to present them. We invited Poplar class to watch the final presentations and they agreed that they were fabulous!

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Science Museum

We had lots of fun at the science museum today. The children were allowed to explore various scientific areas in the Wonderlab including: a friction investigation, involving slides; a show about electricity, with indoor lightning; and a scientist showing experiments using liquid nitrogen. We also had a special show all about forces which was fantastic. The children behaved exceptionally and were a credit to the school.

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Musical Storms

This week in music the children listened to the musical composition ‘Boom’ that is created with a variety of percussion instruments combined with digital sounds. They then used the instruments to compose their own piece of music based on and Extreme Earth theme. Most groups stuck with the theme of a storm, and worked really hard to include lots of different elements in their performances including, rhythm, form, texture and dynamics.

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Oak Class Reward

Big congratulations to Oak Class who have already reached the second line in their jar of good choices. They have worked incredibly hard to earn pebbles by making good choices, including being kind to others and being enthusiastic learners. They have chosen a very gooey reward this time and have spent the afternoon creating slime. Well done Oak Class!
‘It was gooey, but fun!’ Isabella
‘Even though it didn’t really work we all had fun making it!’ Neve
‘It was a gooey situation!’ Destiny
‘It was fun to see how it turned out.’ Kelsey
‘Everybody found it tricky, but it was fun’ Maruf
‘OUr whole class effort made it very fun’ Summer
‘It was very satisfying’ Jadee
‘It was the best sticky situation anyone could have had’ Bobby
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Programming with Micro-Bits

At Digital Leaders club, our pupils have been investigating programming using  the BBC Micro-Bit. We were asked to bring two of our year 5  pupils to the Havering Computing Conference to demonstrate how they have been using it.. We were very proud of Jamal and Neve who confidently demonstrated their skills to teachers from around the borough. They impressed the other delegates so much that they were asked to help demonstrate at another session where they learnt how to wire and program a ‘Crumble’ electronic board. To find out more visit www.microbit.org/   and  www.code-it.co.uk/crumble/crumble

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This week in year 5 by Maggie , Alice and Elisabeth

Rounding decimals

This week in maths we have been rounding decimals which is quite fun once you get used to it. So we had a work sheet that we needed to finish. An example of a sum was: 34.21-> 34

It is not to 35 because the two is smaller than five and the rule is five or more, let it saw, four or less, let it rest. It was easy and I recommend. 

By Maggie

Poplar

 

kahoot

Today in maths we played a game called kahoot.  Its where you can make your own times table games and play them and you need to have a six digit number and then you need to put a nickname and then it will tell you the top three people that won.

Alice poplar

 

Story planning

Today in literacy we wrote our ideas of what we thought was going to happen next. One of Varjaks friends had just gone missing. We had to plan on a story mountain the start, the build up, the dilemma, the resolution and the end. Almost everybody finished their plan. From finding a new owner to going inside a statue every idea was original! I thought it was great listening to others imaginative ideas.

Well done everyone!!! 

 By Elisabeth poplar  

 

Gamelan Music Workshops

Today we went to Suttons Primary school, so we could learn about Gamelan music which is from Indonesia. We met a man called Mr. Sanabi . We were asked to play different instruments like the gong and  the drums , the gong was massive and it was really hard to play in time with the music. We also learnt a song in Javanese. Java is a small island in Indonesia and it is know for having lots of volcanoes. There are hundreds of volcanoes in Indonesia as it is situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire (the line where two tectonic plates meet).IMG_2134 IMG_2135 IMG_2136 IMG_2138 IMG_2139 IMG_2140 IMG_2141 IMG_2142 IMG_2143 IMG_2144 IMG_2145 IMG_2146 IMG_2147 IMG_2148 IMG_2149 IMG_2150 IMG_2151 IMG_2152 IMG_2154 IMG_2155 IMG_2159

 

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Literacy

Year 5 have been working hard to learn about different word classes and punctuation in their Literacy lessons this week. They have bene using their understanding of word classes and punctuation to improve their writing making it exciting and interesting.

We have looked at nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, determiners, prepositions and conjunctions. We have also learnt about using apostrophes for contractions and possession, using questions to build tension and using ellipses.

Here is a fabulous website to keep practising this at home – http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/english/games

Outstanding Homework

Huge congratulations to the children in year 5 who have clearly been working extremely hard at home throughout this half term. The children have spent a lot of time designing and making their own mythical creatures. Look how fabulously scary they all look…

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