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St Andrew's Southgate

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Astronaut Pudding - We have been studying how food is processed for the International Space Station; it is either heat processed or dehydrated. We made our own pudding in a small package just like an astronaut would have. We used water, powdered milk and pudding mix to create a dessert. It was tasty and we got to eat it from the packet just like we would in space.

Saxophone - This term we have been learning to play the saxophone in our music lessons. We have learnt how to play a variety of notes and how to read music. We have also begun to play simple songs. It is great opportunity for us!!

As part of our topics on Cape Canaveral and computing we investigated computer architecture in the Mars rovers. We learnt that the more RAM a computer has the more instructions it can follow in a row. We had to program a variety of Mars rovers with different RAM to complete simple tasks, we were then able to see the difference in time and power that would be required by each rover.

Binary Code - In our computing lessons we have been learning about the Binary number system and how computers apply it to operate. We wrote our own messages using Binary and decoded them. We also completed maths puzzles online that required Binary calculations to reach the answer.

NSPCC Number Day - As part of our learning we celebrated NSPCC number day. One of our most enjoyable activities was investigating Fibonacci Spirals and number sequences. We also took part in a maths quiz and completed number themed artwork.

Science - Material properties. We conducted an experiment to compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, transparency and response to magnets. After sorting and classifying the materials we wrote definitions of their properties and suggested where they could be used.

Maths with Explore Learning. We were visited by two explore learning teachers who set us a puzzle investigation. We had to follow a set of criteria to determine all the possible outcomes. We had to use the least amount of sticks to write each letter of the alphabet using only horizontal and vertical lines.

As part of our ICT lessons we have been using Scratch to code and write our own songs. In particular, we wrote a backing track to suit the Anglo-Saxon story of Beowulf. We focused on sound effects, sample music and loops.

As part of our history topic we watched a role-play about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings; we then took part in a drama workshop to demonstrate our knowledge.

We worked as a group to design an experiment to test the effects of air resistance on different parachute designs.

We investigated streamlined shapes and the effects of water resistance. We then designed and made our own boats to take part in a race. The boat with the most streamlined shape travelled fastest through the water and won the race.

Our science topic is space this term. We joined multiple schools for a STEM talk from three female scientists, who shared their knowledge and explained what jobs they undertake within the industry.

We took part in a Webinar with authors and musicians who helped us learn about achievements of people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. This helped us to celebrate and aknowledge others as part of Black history month.

As part of our learning and celebration of Black History Month we took part in an African Drumming session. We learnt to play as a group and some children even performed in front of the whole school.

We visited St Andrew's Church to celebrate the harvest festival. Each class gave donations of food and clothing to help those in need. Our RE captains also read out prayers and Bible scriptures.

Letter to parents - Year 5 notification September 2021







End of year 5 - 2020/21

We had our summer term visit from our community link police officer- PC Simon. He really helped us to understand how to stay safe out in public and what being a good role model entails.

Sports Week July 2021. We had an incredible sports weeks organised by Coach Antony! We started the week with a gymnastics workshop which helped us to learn how to create linked movements with our bodies. Our Sports Day was our opportunity to compete in our house teams and we also did 2 brilliant dance workshops too!

Share our learning summer 2021! It was wonderful to perform our assembly to our families and show them all the amazing learning from the summer term at school

Letter to parents - Y5 Swimming

SCHOOL CLOSURE - online learning

Weekly Timetable - Mon 14th December 2020

Online Learning

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Mental health awareness week! To help us to understand our feelings and wellbeing we had a circle time session and a creative art session in nature!

This half term we have been learning about binary code for our computing lessons. We found out that computers are able to store vast amounts of data in binary code! We learnt that the NASA Mars rovers use binary code to transmit data back to Earth and that this can take between 5 and 25 minutes!

Number Day 2021! Year 5 had a fun maths filled day where they learnt about number sequences in nature using the Fibonacci number sequence code and how puzzles are created using numbers. Mr Mason and his dog also dropped in to show the children how numbers apply to dogs too! We learnt some interesting facts from both of them!

Rosie tells tales! We had a fantastic interactive workshop with Rosie who helped Y5 to understand how to create empathy for characters when composing a story

RE in Year 5! The children learnt about the Greek Easter tradition of egg cracking as part of our Easter Day celebrations! Well done to Anthony for defeating the others and becoming the class champ! We really enjoyed learning about Holy Week and Easter traditions.

PE in Y5! Coach Antony has been working our class hard and getting our fitness levels up for the new term!

Reading Week in Y5! We thoroughly enjoyed immersing ourselves in reading activities this week! We made daily trips to the library, practiced our key reading and comprehension skills and enjoyed listening to Mrs Erskine and Mrs Coonjah read some wonderful Ancient Greek Myths to us!





Collective togetherness and wellbeing in Y5! We reconnected as a class after lockdown with a forest school activity. We had to work together to gather natural materials to create scenes of happiness and positivity!

Science Week 2021! This year's theme was innovating for the future! We conducted lots of interesting experiments and even joined a live online event with a real scientist!

Our African Drumming workshop was a fantastic opportunity to learn about traditional African beats and music

Our wonderful performance of Black British History to Y3!

As part of our learning for Black History Month we have been studying the lives of prominent Black Britons including, Diane Abbott and Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock. We were fascinated by the history of Black people in the UK which stretches back to the Roman conquest of Britain in AD43

Our local community schools police officer, PC Simon did a fantastic workshop for Y5 and Y6 on keeping safe in our local area.

Miss Penny popped in for a visit! It was fantastic to see her again after such a long time! We asked her lots of questions about her new role and how she is enjoying retirement!

Celebrating Harvest Festival with Fr Edd

We have been learning about living things and their habitats in science this term. Here is our class doing a classification activity

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2019-2020 YEAR 4



Week 12 (week beginning 29th June 2020 - Summer Term 2)

Week 11 (week beginning 22nd June 2020 - Summer Term 2)

Week 10 (week beginning 15th June 2020 - Summer Term 2)

Week 9 (week beginning 8th June 2020 - Summer Term 2)

Week 8 (week beginning 1st June 2020 - Summer Term 2)

Optional half term Holiday Activity Pack

This is a collection of holiday activities to do inside or outside with your family. There's lots of ideas including a nature trail, snakes and ladders using your stairs, alongside some fun facts about Japan.​ The booklet is produced by GetSet Tokyo to get us ready for next year's Olympics.

Video message from Mrs Rahman

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Forest School

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Here's another easy, fun and educational nature activity! πŸŒΏπŸ’š

This is a great way to explore shapes while interacting with nature, building spatial awareness and fine motor skills! For this easy activity, all you need are sticks and rubber bands.

First, create 2D shapes with your sticks. How many shapes can you make? What are they called? Next, make flat 3D shapes. Then, challenge yourself to make 3D models of each shape using rubber bands to connect your sticks. Finally, use your imagination to transform your models into something new (tiny houses, space ships, boats, etc.)!

Week 7 (week beginning 18th May 2020 - Summer Term 1)

Assembly - VE Day

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Week 6 (week beginning 11th May 2020 - Summer Term 1)

Video message from Jude (Forest School)

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St. Andrew's staff video message

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Week 5 (week beginning 4th May 2020 - Summer Term 1)

The Baked Potato Song - by Father Edd

Week 4 (week beginning 27th April 2020 - Summer Term 1)

Video message from Mr Mason

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Week 3 (week beginning 20th April 2020)

Coronavirus - a book for children

Easter Break (6-17 March): Fun Easter activity/homework - (Optional)

Week 2 (week beginning 30th March 2020)

Week 1 (week beginning 23rd March 2020)

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We managed to finish our Egyptian masks just before school closes! There were only 18 of us by the end. Aren't they great?

We all had fun taking part in our STEM challenge.

Tiago's dad came in to talk to us about his job in IT. He told us about the very first computer, which was enormous and expensive. He also talked about how he has to stop viruses infecting the computers at his company and reminded us how to be safe online. It was very interesting.

We had a science lesson with half of Year 3 and half of Year 4. We had to find out which was the best spinner. Did the wing size matter? Did the material it was made of matter?

Science Week has got off to a flying start with a talk by Tim Cole, an avionics engineer for Virgin Atlantic.

Year 4 visited the British museum. We learnt about mummification and then looked around the Egyptian galleries. They were an amazing civilisation!

February 11th was Internet Safety Day! We completed a Staying Safe Online quiz and then discussed the answers. We learnt that it is important to be careful about what we do and say online to be safe.

We used the tablets in maths to learn how to use coordinates. You must remember to follow the x coordinate before the y coordinate.

This week, the RE captains from KS2 led our class assembly. It was Children's Mental Health Week and they showed us how bravery comes in all shapes and sizes. Bravery can be about sharing worries and asking for help, trying something new or pushing yourself outside your comfort zone.

String Telephones - the sound travels along the string.

Science lesson: we learnt how to make an instrument using only a straw. Follow this link to watch the Vegetable Orchestra

African Drumming! We were lucky to take part in a drumming workshop. It was fun, if a bit noisy at times!

Every week this term, we are going to St Andrew's Church to make beds for the homeless. We hope they have a good sleep.

Maths - matching equivalent fractions

All Saints Day service at St Andrew's Church.

Forest School - we love it (even when it's cold!)

Harvest Festival at St Andrew's Church

Year 4 stayed behind after the service to help the church community sort all the contributions that had so generously been donated. What a pile of tins!

Year 4 visit to the Museum of London

Metro Bank Money Zone workshops

Metro Bank Money Zone workshops

We had two workshops in the classroom where we were introduced to the skills of banking, saving and budgeting. We then visited Metro Bank in Enfield where we were allowed in the vault and learnt what sort of things you might want to keep in a safety deposit box.

Using the whole school theme of Save Our Planet, we created collage pictures which now hang in the Heritage Cafe. Pop along for a look!