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Welcome to our class page for Y5/6S. We learn with Mrs Spencer, Miss Whitaker and Miss Beaumont.

On this page you will be able to see all of our fantastic learning and find out about things that we are looking forward to. 

We love to learn in many different ways and hope that you enjoy sharing our successes, achievements and joining us on our learning journey.
The Western Wall

The Western Wall is in Israel. It is a very important place for those of the Jewish faith. People write prayers or messages which they leave in the wall. We wrote our own messages expressing our hopes for the world in the future. We created our own Primrose Wall in the playground by writing words on that summed up which things in life are really important to us (and there wasn't an X Box in sight!).

The Western Wall
Islamic Art

Turkey is an Islamic country. Islamic art does not contain direct portrayals of people or animals. We used our mathematical skills to tesselate shapes in order to create images and patterns.

Islamic Art
Perge and Aspendos Models

We made models of the fantastic ancient Roman structures that still remain in Perge and Aspendos in Turkey.

Perge and Aspendos Models
International Focus Week

Our class are cruising the Holy Lands this week!
Our destinations are Turkey, Egypt, Israel and Cyprus.

In Turkey we stopped off at the Ancient Roman towns of Perge and Aspendos. The structures from ancient Roman times still exist. We made models of the ruins and marvelled at the fact that these buildings till remained.
Class plot update!

Our potato plants have started to sprout! We were very excited when we spotted them! We have taken advantage of the sunshine and been busy weeding the plots and planted some radishes and spring onions.

Class plot update!
Seedlings

Our class have been extremely busy digging over the class plot and preparing it for the seedlings that we have planted. Robyn and Caitlin kindly brought them to school. The pictures here show that they have started to sprout so hopefully we will soon have some lettuce, tomato and cucumber plants to go into the plot.

Seedlings
Words of the week- w/c 15.4.13

These are the words that we are learning to spell this week. Take the time to practice them and make sure that you know how to use them correctly in a sentence:

ancient
believe
deceive
height
lenient
mischief
mischievous
receive
seize
society
variety
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Write Now Raps

On Friday 15th March. Y5/6 worked with RAP artist Donavan Christopher. They wrote their own poems about RESPECT.

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Write Now Focus Week 11-15 March 2013

Focus week has started with a good sing-a-long as we were joined in assembly by Henry Priestman, a singer and songwriter. Henry has worked in school with Year 3/4 where the children have written some fantastic songs of their own.

The Peppermint Cream Challenge has been launched in Y5/6S!

5 team leaders were randomly chosen this morning and they had the challenging task of recruiting their teams. The whole class advertised themselves by writing their greatest strength down. Team leaders had to choose a range of strengths from those on offer. When they turned them over they discovered who made up their team. Check out the teams here:

Team 1: Sam, Paul, Lauryn, Bix
Team 2: Brooke, Jack, Niamh, Leah, Dylan
Team 3: Dylan, Zaine, Ellie, Cameron
Team 4: Rocky, Ellie,Sarah, Rahul
Team 5: Ben, Robyn, Caitlin, Spencer
World Book Day 2013

We had a great time on World Book Day. Which traditional story characters do you think we are?

World Book Day 2013
Victorian School Room Armley Mills

We had a fantastic day recently at Armley Mills. We started the day (looking amazing in our Victorian outfits) in the school room and experienced lessons as they would have been then. In the afternoon we saw the spinning mules in operation, spoke to people who still enjoy practising the skills of spinning and weaving and visited the Mill owners cottage. We also got to try out some of the roles that children working in the mill would have taken on. We had a super day and thank you to Mrs Clancy and Mrs Riyait for joining us.

Victorian School Room Armley Mills
Art responding to Stimulus of The Planets by Holst- Rahul

"To the music of Mars I drew lots of jagged lines because the beats of the drums were very fast and deep. I also drew a few curved lines for the high pitched trumpet noises. For Mercury I drew lots of curved lines depending on the pitch of the music that was playing.I really liked expessing my feelings to the music."

Art responding to Stimulus of The Planets by Holst- Rahul
Our class mottos

We thought of the things that made us successful learners. Then we summed up our thoughts in a motivational sentence. Have a listen and see if you agree with us.

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Art responding to Stimulus of The Planets by Holst- Ellie

"There were two different types of music played by Holst. They were very different and gave me different feelings about each pieice. Mercury, for example, was smooth and gave me a warm feeling. However the Mars music was sharp, loud and made me go cold. That is why I did straight and curved lines." Ellie

Art responding to Stimulus of The Planets by Holst- Ellie
Art responding to Stimulus of The Planets by Holst- Sarah

"I thought the music about Mars felt evil and like someone was going to get you. I decided to do zig zags because loops are a calm shape and zig zags aren't. I chose to only use blue for Mercury because the colour reminds me of it. My design took shape without me realising. I really enjoyed doing this." Sarah

Art responding to Stimulus of The Planets by Holst- Sarah
Snow!

Snow came to Pudsey and we all made the most of it! Look at photos of some of the fantastic snowmen we made. Whose is the best? We used our problem solving skills to try and build an igloo, which was a lot trickier than you might think and required some serious team work! Cameron and Rocky also put the weather forecast to the test and measured to see if we had received as much snow as the news said. We measured an impressive 16cm deep on our playground.

Snow!
Star Writers - 11.12.12

These pieces of work are based on David Almond's classic Skellig and have been published on www.lendmeyourliteracy.com - check it out to see what others think. We know you'll be impressed!

Star Writers - 11.12.12
French Day in Y5/6S

French Day gave us the chance to do lots of learning with Larry Le Lapin. We thought about things that represent France across the world, practised our vocabulary and listening skills with Larry and finished the day with some iconic models. Can you guess which landmarks we have made?

French Day in Y5/6S
Text Santa Event

Look at how amazing we were at packing bags! You can see more photos on the whole school events pages.

Text Santa Event
Record breakers?!

On Thursday 6th December 2012 Y5/6 are taking part in a Guiness World Record attempt! We will be packing bags at Asda throughout the morning and raising money for the Text Santa appeal. I am sure with our brilliant manners, excellent problem solving skills (how to fit those awkward shaped things into the bag) and fantastic teamwork we will be unstoppable! Come down and let us pack your bags and raise some money for a really good cause.

Update: We all had a fantastic time at Asda and helped many shoppers with their purchases throughout the morning. All of Year 5/6 were a credit to Primrose Hill and were praised many times for their manners, team approach and enthusiasm by shoppers and staff at the store. Well done to you all!

The collecting buckets were feeling very full by the time that we left so, as soon as we have a total amount that we collected for the TextSanta appeal from the store, we will let you know!
Science Enrichment- Detectives!

In Science Enrichment today Y6 turned detective and found fingerprints. We had to work together as a team to achieve the best results.

Science Enrichment- Detectives!
Shakespeare School Festival 2012

Y6 put on a fantastic performance at The Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds. Look at the fun that we had.

Shakespeare School Festival 2012
Visit to Pudsey Library- 29th November 2012

On Thursday our class will be walking up to Pudsey Library so that we can borrow some books and find out some information about Materials, which is our next topic in Science. Make sure that you have a coat at school and are wearing suitable shoes- the weather is predicted to be cold but dry.

Book Week 2013

We all brought our favourite books into school with the mission to persuade our friends to read them.

These are our favourite books:

Rocky: Hat Trick by Michael Coleman
Spencer: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K Rowling
Dylan: Guiness Book of World Records
Robyn: Tom Gates Excellent Excuses by Liz Pichon
Caitlin: The Dare Game by Jacqueline Wilson
Ellie: Gangster Granny by David Walliams
Rahul: Top Gear Supercars
Jack: Tom Gates Excellent Excuses by Liz Pichon
Ben: Littlenose the Leader by  John Grant
Paul: Too Ghool for School: School Spooksday
Bix: You're a bad guy Mr Gum by Andy Stanton
Zaine: Dangerous Animals
Brooke: How To Catch A Star by Oliver Jeffers
Niamh: Tom Gates Excellent Excuses by Liz Pichon
Ellie: Tom Gates Everything's Fantastic by Liz Pichon
Leah: Tom Gates Everything's Amazing by Liz Pichon
Sarah: Tom Gates Everything's Amazing by Liz Pichon
Lauryn: The Sleepover Club at Felicity's by Rosie Inkpen
Cameron: Tom Gates Excellent Excuses by Liz Pichon
Sam: Diary of A Wimpy Kid Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney
Mrs Spencer: The Gruffalo

As you can see, we are MASSIVE fans of the Tom Gates series of books in our class!
Stalactites!

As part of International Focus Week we researched and grew stalactites and stalagmites. Paul, Bix and Ben grew the biggest stalactites. Pop into our class and ask them how they grew them!

Stalactites!
Musical magic

Ellie and Caitlin have been practising the violin and have lessons every week. They played us a couple of tunes they have learnt so far.