Fairlawn Primary School

KS2 – Mannequin Challenge

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5L Victorian Silhouettes

5L loved learning the Victorian art of cross stitch for their topic learning. The children designed their own piece of art which would represent them. Then they created silhouettes in the style of a Victorian and mounted them in the center of their masterpieces. I think you’ll agree mighty impressive. Every child has said they would love to do it again!

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5K Trip to Ragged School Museum

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5L Trip to Ragged School Classroom

For our first trip in year 5 we visited the Ragged School Museum in the heart of the East End. It was a great way to kick start our Victorian topic. Did you know Dr Barnardo set up the school during the Victorian era for poor children. He believed everyone deserved an education!
We had two experiences. First we got to explore a poor Victorian home and were allowed to touch historical artefacts, there were hair curlers, hot water bottles and washing “machines” (although they didn’t look like they look today!) Then we were immersed in a real Victorian classroom! The teacher was in role as a strict, authoritarian teacher throughout. There was a lot of shouting and not a lot of fun, creative learning. We got to use blackboards and chalk. There was also a picture of Queen Victoria looking down on us throughout the lesson. We were taught arithmatic (maths), literacy (which was just copying out a dictation by the teacher) and vocal gymnastics (we had to repeat “Children should be seen but not heard). How rude!
It was a fun experience, and most of us felt very lucky to be able to go to school today rather than that grim era.

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5C – CLC Trip

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5A Samba

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5A Trip to CLC

On 05/07/16, 5A had a great trip to the CLC in Wandsworth. We learnt more about the internet and how it works, and we then had the opportunity to design our very own websites.

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Year 5 School Journey Assembly

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5C – Samba

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Year 5 Home School Journey – Thursday

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Year 5 Home School Journey – Wednesday

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Year 5 Home School Journey – Monday – Frylands

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5A’s Trip to One Tree Hill with The Great Northwood Project

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Horniman Museum Art Club Sleepover

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5L – Perimeter and Area

Last week in 5L we learnt about calculating perimeter and area in maths. It was cool to discover quicker “more efficient” ways to find the answers. Some of us found the area of compound shapes and even triangles. On Friday, we collaborated all of our skills and designed a zoo! It was challenging to create the right sized area’s and perimeter fencing for tigers, penguins and giraffes. Now all we have to do is find the funding to build our dream zoos!

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5L World Book Day

World Book day was a big success in 5L this year. We had a day full of different activities that made the world of books come alive. We started the day with a year 5 parade to show our costumes off and to try and spot as many book characters as we could in 15 minutes.
When we got back to class, we had to create team names (referring to books) so that we could take part in a fun quiz. The quiz tested our knowledge of books we had read in year 4 and 5, along with some new books which have inspired us to explore the book corner a little further to find new books.
​One of our favorite parts of the day was when we build forts in class, with blankets and sheets. We used the tables and dictionaries as materials too, and when completed we crawled into our forts to enjoy reading comics, books, newspapers and atlases. It was really cool when Ms Lewis gave out torches and then turned the lights off! Reading with our friends by torchlight was different and allowed us to enjoy our reading further.
We decided to share our favorite books and the forts with our year 2C buddies. They came to our class and we shared our books and they shared theirs. It was nice to have a younger buddy to help with their reading, and to remind ourselves of books we had read when we were younger. We can’t wait for World Book day 2017!  ​
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Year 5 World Book Day

 

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5A and 5C Science Museum

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Year 5 Trip Ballet

A selection of year 5 pupils got the chance to visit the Royal Opera house, this week. For most of them it was their first encounter with ballet, and after an inspiring performance we doubt it’ll be their last.

Year 5 took public transport and walked across Waterloo bridge to clear winter skies and stunning views of London. The children played spot the landmark and showed off their London knowledge.

On arriving at the Opera house the children were amazed at the furnishings and lavish interiors. When it came time to take our seats inside the auditorium, there were gasps and “oohhhs” at the sight of the plush theatre. The children were fascinated to see the Queens box and most thought they would’ve had a better view than her majesty, were she to be there.

We were lucky enough to watch 2 ballets; a rhapsody and a play titled “Two pigeons”. The play had lots of excitement with dance,  gypsies, real live pigeons and wild parties. The children were enthralled and on the way back to school  many were saying they now wished to take up ballet!!

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5A Steel Drum Workshop

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