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Author Archives: mcox

What a week!

What a busy week! First a performance at the NMPAT dance festival on Wednesday night – where I was an extremely proud teacher. What a superb performance. Then a day trip to Everdon for a river study. A great day was had by all in the sunshine and I apologise for the wet clothing – … Continue reading »

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Super peer assessing.

Well done Einstein class. Brilliant peer assessment of partners work today. Some great advice was being given. “I don’t think this sentence makes sense – do you want to change it?” “I think you could use a better conjunction. What about moreover?” “I think there should be some commas in this sentence. Where do you … Continue reading »

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Let’s get reading!

How many books have you got left to read from the year 5 book list? Congratulations to those children who have read all 15 books. However, as a year group we need to get cracking – there is only one more term of year 5 left! There is a prize for the year group with the most children who have … Continue reading »

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Deconstructing Daffodils

It is the first week back and the sun is shining, so what a perfect time for Einstein to start their new science topic ‘Living Things and their Habitats’. A hands-on lesson of deconstructing Daffodils and going on a natural walk around the school grounds. Einstien located the different parts of their own plant as … Continue reading »

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Sharing.

The year 5 children were invited to year 3 today to help the children evaluate their moving monsters. Then we invited the year 3 children into our classroom to look at our Viking museum. It was lovely to see the children share their work and talk about what they had created with such pride.

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Einstein Viking museum.

The children in Einstein class have been busy creating Viking artefacts from clay. They labelled their artefact giving the audience a little more information. A lovely afternoon was had by all.

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Science.

A group of children from Einstein went to Ecton Brook primary school today to become Scientists. They made ice-cream; extracted their DNA and discovered how to see the germs living on their hands! They had a great time and returned to school buzzing with excitement.

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World Book Day

Einstein class had a visit this morning from the year one children of Matilda class. They were paired up and shared a book together. Well done year 5 – you read to your partner, talked about the pictures, discussed the story and explained what some of the words meant. It was lovely to see you working so … Continue reading »

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Add Me

This morning some pupils from Rushden Academy performed ‘Add Me’ to years 5 and 6. The performance highlighted the dangers of friending someone online that they have never met, even if they consider them a friend. The performance was brilliant and the children from Einstein class left the hall buzzing with excitement. They especially enjoyed the online language and hand signals … Continue reading »

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Commonly Confused Words

  In response to requests from some parents about the year 5 commonly confused words, please find the list below. These were the homophones that the children were tested on this term.   draw, drawer, cereal, serial, precede, proceed, affect, effect, story, storey, aloud, allowed, alter, altar, herd, heard, altogether, all together, accept, except.   … Continue reading »

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