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Year 5 World Book Day

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. Year 5 had fun learning about different authors and books on that day. Each class completed Reading Rivers that show different types of objects that we read everyday e.g. bus timetables and texts.

“To do good coding and programming we need to be familiar with the keyboard,” (Hannah Jennings, 9 years old, 5L, 2018).

Incorrect way to type.   The correct way to type. Touch typing (also called touch type or touch keyboarding) is typing without using the sense of sight to find the keys. Specifically, a touch typist will know their location on the keyboard through muscle memory. Try it yourself! http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr  

Black History Month – 5L – When You Believe

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Year 5 children are working hard on their non-chronological report.

  What is non-fiction text? How do you write a non-chronological report? When writing, what features do you need to include? Why do you need a glossary and an index?

Democracy at work

We had a great couple of days in school with pupils voting for School Council Representatives, House Captains and Vice House Captains. We had over 100 candidates. All pupils were eligible to stand for the KS2 Council Representatives, Year 6 pupils for House Captains and Yr 5 for Vice House Captains. Speeches were heard and […]

Tofu

Tofu, also known as bean curd, is a food cultivated by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. It is a component in East Asian, Southeast Asian and West African cuisines.

Soy sauce chicken

Soy sauce chicken is a traditional Cantonese cuisine dish made of chicken cooked with soy sauce.

Rice Dumplings

Zongzi is a traditional Chinese food made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo, reed, or other large flat leaves. They are cooked by steaming or boiling.

From rhubarb to crumble

Rhubarb is packed with minerals, vitamins, organic compounds, and other nutrients that make it ideal for keeping our bodies healthy. Some of these precious components are dietary fiber, protein, vitamin C, vitamin K, B complex vitamins, calcium, potassium, manganese, and magnesium.

Home baking

  Homemade cakes – the yellow rose is made from strips of fresh mango. Baking is a method of cooking food that uses prolonged dry heat, normally in an oven, but also in hot ashes, or on hot stones. The most common baked item is bread but many other types of foods are baked. Heat is gradually transferred “from […]

Buffett dining

  Can you identify the different food groups?

Cantonese Cuisine

Chinese cuisine is an important part of Chinese culture, which includes cuisine originating from the diverse regions of China, as well as from Chinese people in other parts of the world.

magic cake

It’s layered custard cake — the top layer is a sponge-cake, the middle layer is custard, and the bottom layer is fudge-like.

Homemade chicken pie with potatoes from the garden.

Pilgrims brought English-style, meat-based recipes with them to the colonies. While pumpkin pie, which is first recorded in a cookbook in 1675, originated from British spiced and boiled squash, it was not popularized in America until the early 1800s.   The Chicken Pot Pie originated from Greece. They took cooked meats and placed them in open pastry shells that […]

100% organically grown potatoes.

I dug these up in the garden this morning. The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum. The word “potato” may refer either to the plant itself or to the edible tuber.

Homemade coconut tart

Coconuts are highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium,calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Unlike cow’s milk, coconut milk is lactose free so can be used as a milk substitute by those with lactose intolerance.

An East Asian snack – red bean cakes.

Adzuki beans are an awesome source of essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and they’re used to make red bean paste. They’re packed with protein, fiber, folate, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, copper, magnesium, zinc, iron, thiamine, vitamin B6, riboflavin, niacin, calcium and more.

Succulent pan-fried chicken thigh on a bed of spicy curly fries, with a side of beans and fresh salad.

Recommended daily intake for children: Children should eat meat or chicken three to four times a week and two or more portions of fish each week, one of whichshould be an oily variety like tuna, sardines or salmon. Protein foods like cheese or eggs are a good source for breakfast.

Baby potatoes, crispy fried chicken, spicy hot wings, French fires and fresh salad.

There are seven building blocks for a healthy diet, including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and fibre. Add water to the mix and you’re shaping up nicely! We take energy from food in the form of kilojoules.

Home-made steamed pork buns and chilli sauce.

Starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta. have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks) eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein. choose unsaturated oils and spreads and eat in small amounts.

Home-made ‘½ pounder’ turkey burger with crunchy curly fries and equally crunchy salad.

Is this a healthy plate? A balanced diet is important because your organs and tissues need proper nutrition to work effectively. Without good nutrition, your body is more prone to disease, infection, fatigue, and poor performance. Children with a poor diet run the risk of growth and developmental problems and poor academic performance.

Black pepper oven-baked mackerel and mixed-pepper salad.

base meals on starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta. have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks) eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein. choose unsaturated oils and spreads and eat in small amounts.

Mash potatoes, broccoli and homemade chicken pie.

balanced diet definition. A diet that contains the proper proportions of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water necessary to maintain good health.

Is this a healthy meal?

Chicken broth soup noodles, poached eggs, tomatoes and spring onions. The crucial part of healthy eating is a balanced diet. A balanced diet – or a good diet – means consuming from all the different good groups in the right quantities. Nutritionists say there are five main food groups – whole grains, fruit and vegetables, protein, diary, and fat & sugar.

Fish and chips (and salad).

Recommended daily intake for children: Children should eat meat or chicken three to four times a week and two or more portions of fish each week, one of whichshould be an oily variety like tuna, sardines or salmon. Protein foods like cheese or eggs are a good source for breakfast.

Is this a healthy plate?

Mash potatoes, turkey mince, and your entire 5-a-day: carrots, onions, garlic, tomatoes and green pepper. There are seven building blocks for a healthy diet, including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and fibre. Add water to the mix and you’re shaping up nicely! We take energy from food in the form of kilojoules.

Which one of these is the healthiest plate?

Which one of these is the healthiest plate? Sweet chilli, lamb kebab, barbecue chicken and ribs on a bed of white rice. Stir fried noodles with barbeque pork, cabbage, carrots, and coriander. Boiled potatoes, a chicken wing and fried eggs.

Year 5 are thinking about…

Where they get information and how opinions are formed. How believing in false information can hurt us and others. What we can do to treat others fairly.

In R.E, Year 5 children are thinking about the difference between humans and animals.

The essential difference between animals and humans is the ability to self-reflect. A chimpanzee, our closest genetic relative (around 99% similar in DNA), can be taught to do basically everything a human can, though of course at a more generally primitive level. No chimp can self-reflect, that is, take that mental and spiritual leap of […]

Healthy Schools Award – Gold

Healthy Schools London school's celebration event. City Hall, London with Mrs L Buckle Yr 2 second from the right. Thank you Mrs Buckle for all your fantastic work getting the school up to the Gold Standard.

Test Blog

Testing 1,2,3

Year 5 Science Experiment

There are 2 bags of potatoes. One bag of potatoes was left inside the classroom over the 2 weeks Easter holiday. It did not get watered but was warm and had plenty of sunlight. The other bag of potatoes was left outside (in the shade) and watered regularly. Which one do you think grew the […]

Year 5 are working together – building bridges – metaphorically and physically.

A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles without closing the way underneath such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. There are many different designs that each serve a particular purpose and apply to different situations.

tick…tock…tick…tock…tick…tock…

Year 5 children are playing their roles. Drama enables pupils to negotiate situations both in and out of role.  By engaging in a range of dramatic activities, they develop their understanding of the world. Using creative and imaginative role play situations, pupils can explore their own and others’ feelings about a range of issues. By […]

Year 5 is aware of autism every week.

Autism Awareness Week – Meet Julia a new character in Sesame Street.

Autism Awareness Week

This week is Autism Awareness Week. At John Perry Primary we have specialist teachers, teaching assistants and support workers who work with a group of children with autism in our ARP (Additional Resourced Provision) who are led by Mrs Fallows. We are looking to raise the awareness of the children, parents and all those who […]

What are you doing online?

What are doing online that can have an impact on your family? Never leave your location based services enabled on social media sites. Children use social media especially on their phones so if their ‘GPS’ is left on, then anyone can know where they are, especially if your child walks home alone. Be careful with […]

Year 5 Red Nose Day

Red noses from years past.

Music Festival 2017!

A big WELL DONE! to the children and staff that took part in the 2017 Barking and Dagenham music festival. It was a great success and the children had an amazing time. They sung beautifully and the year 6 guitars played extraordinarily. We would also like to say a big well done to the other schools […]

Year 5 Humanities

Filtration is the process of removing suspended solids from water by passing the water through a permeable fabric or porous bed of materials. Groundwater is naturally filtered as it flows through porous layers of soil.

year 5 are cooking!

Year 5 children are using the school’s kitchen facilities to make a healthy meal/snack and fruit smoothie.

Year 5 go shopping!

Year 5 children are at the local supermarket. They are buying fresh, nutritious and healthy ingredients to make their meal and fruit smoothie. It is also an opportunity to look at measures and money in a real life context. HS

Working with pupils for whom English is an Additional Language (EAL)

To help EAL learners – use of visuals in the form of pictures, photographs, and so on, to help learners make sense of new information. In addition to this, organisers such as tables or grids help learners organise their thinking. We make sure there are opportunities for drama and role play to make learning memorable […]

Year 5 are celebrating World Book Day.

Why do we have World Book Day? World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all […]

Author Jack Trelawny visits John Perry Primary

It was fabulous having a visit from the inspiring author Jack Trelawny this morning. He came armed with his tales of Kurnowland and very unusual animals. It was really useful for the children to try and understand where an author gets his or her inspiration. Jack was very keen to pass on his tips for […]

Owls – from Night Owls

    Good morning everyone. What a fabulous morning Yrs 3, 4 & 5 have had. They were treated to some real live owls. What was so exciting was that they actually did some flying, too. They learned a little about owls themselves, such as why they have to turn their heads (because their eyes are […]

Year 5 children are thinking about what makes good story writing

Why is Hannah’s story opening good? How else can she improve it? Can you spot the repeating word? What effect does this have? What fronted adverbials has she used? Jessica enjoyed reading Hannah’s story too.

Year 5 children are learning how to play the flute.

In a cave, a broken flute in 12 pieces was found made from the wing bone of a vulture. They are calling it the Ice Age flute and saying it came from the first peoples that came to Europe 35,000 to 40,000 years ago. A four holed flute made from a femur bone of a […]

Year 5 children have been learning about balanced and unbalanced forces.

Joshua and Rumen were thinking about their variables and how they can make their test a fair one. Daniella and Nellija enjoyed working together on their parachutes. Which parachutes will offer the best air resistance? Year 5 children were finding out answers to questions like: how many different forces are there? Why are forces measured […]

May the Force(s) be with us!

Year 5 children are learning about water resistance…but first they need to make a water-worthy craft. What is a streamlined shape? Where in nature, will you find streamlined shapes?       

The Lunar New Year

Celebrations traditionally run from the evening preceding the first day, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first calendar month. In 2017, the first day of the Chinese New Year is on Saturday, 28 January, initiating the year of the Rooster.

Year 5…getting ready…to be trendy…in assembly…

It’s the lyrical Jessie James and MC Hanna

Hannah and Jessica do everything together – what a great team they make!

MC Mike, Mel T. and Wren DMC busting out lyrics!

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May I have your attention please? Will the real Ruby, please stand up?

Ruby has got the moves! Damien and Kamile works on their rap.

5L rappers: MC Dani, DJ Leilei, and a rap by Nellija

In English, the children are learning about poetry and rap. When does a rap become a poem? When does a poem become rap? A rap that Nellija wrote at home:  

More 5L Rap Stars!

MC Luu-C DJ Louis Break-Dance Brooke P-Ta Andre

5L Rappers!

P-Ta Andre Timi T. JoshJosh

JP Rapper – MC Traycee

In English, the children are learning about poetry and rap. When does a rap become a poem? When does a poem become rap? What are the differences and similarities between poetry and rap?

Year 5 Raps in literacy

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DJ Eleanor and her crew

When does a rap become a poem? When does a poem become rap?

Ladies and gentlemen – rap superstar: Mel T.

Year 5 are hip-hop rap stars! What are the differences and similarities between poetry and rap?

Wren DMC

In English, the children are learning about poetry and rap.

Year 5 children are doing P.E.

Gymnastics requires balance strength, flexibility, agility, endurance and control. The movements involved in gymnastics contribute to the development of the arms, legs, shoulders, chest and abdominal muscle groups.

Friday’s meal is after fishing.

Word(s) of the week: healthy lifestyle. How often should you eat fish? Why is fish good for you? While omega-3 fatty acids have health benefits, some – like oils and nuts – can be high in calories. So eat them in moderation.

Thursday’s meal is bolognaise, ground black-pepper and spaghetti-o…

Word(s) of the week: healthy lifestyle. Bolognese sauce is an Italian meat-based sauce for pasta which originates in Bologna, a city in Northern Italy. A thick, full-bodied meat sauce that’s a staple of northern Italy’s Bologna. Ellie is having spaghetti too. The first certain record of noodles cooked by boiling is in the Jerusalem Talmud, […]

Wednesday’s meal has barbecue chicken on the bone…

Word(s) of the week: healthy lifestyle. Poultry farming is the raising of domesticated birds such as chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese for the purpose of farming meat or eggs for food. Poultry are farmed in great numbers with chickens being the most numerous. More than 50 billion chickens are raised annually as a source of […]

Tuesday’s meal is great to taste…

Word(s) of the week: healthy lifestyle. Rice is a grain that is cultivated in more than 100 countries and is one of the world’s staple foods. It can be grown on hillsides, in soil, or in irrigated waters, either deep or shallow. The different cultivation techniques, as well as cross-breeding, have resulted in thousands of […]

Monday’s meal will bring a smile to your face…

Word(s) of the week: healthy lifestyle. Is this a healthy plate? What food groups can you see? How can we make this plate healthier?

Year 5 children are putting their handwriting practise into practice.

Well done Lucy for improving her handwriting.  As you can see, Lucy is ecstatic. Also thanks to Nellija for giving Lucy plenty of encouragement and support. The first example of work show handwriting from September 2016. The second example of work is from December 2016. September 2016 December 2016   Also, well done Tunmishe for […]

Year 5’s been learning about Christian weddings in R.E.

Why is marriage important? What are vows? Where does the ceremony take place?

Dancing almost over, oops – out of time, so the children are partying like it’s 1999…

Year 5 really know how to have fun!

Year 5 friends

Year 5 children, Kamile and Damien enjoying their playtime. Matthew and Joshua ‘having a laugh’. Ruby and Rumen doing their ‘sassy’ pose. These two best friends are enjoying a Christmas meal together. The conversation is polite. The atmosphere is cordial.

Year 5 enjoying their food.

Who ate all the vegetables on their plate?

Year 5 lining up for Christmas lunch.

Year 5 lining up for their delicious Christmas lunch. I can hear tummies grumbling…

Year 5 Christmas jumper day!

Which jumper designs do you like best?

Humanities in Year 5

In Year 5 history, the children are learning about the importance of the Magna Carta, the birth of democracy and the history of Parliament. What was the ‘feudal system’? What is the Magna Carta? Is it still relevant to us today? Ask the children in Year 5 and find out!

Year 5’s Reading Corner

Now that the winter months are upon us…any ideas and suggestions to make Year 5’s Reading Corner even cosier?

Computing in Year 5

In Computing, Year 5 are learning about coding. Jemmyl and his best friend – Leilani are ‘debugging’ an algorithm they wrote. Melissa is using Mr Hin’s computer! Ella, Kamile and Damien are coding. With a few tweaks, Roshan and Yinka’s program works.

English in Year 5

In English, Year 5 are learning about story writing. The children are using relative pronouns, subordinate clauses…and a moustache. Role-play will help the children’s creativity and language skills. Tracy and Akofa are really into their roles!

Science in Year 5

In science, the children are currently learning about ‘forces’. The children will be investigating the effects of air resistance. Melissa, Andre, Louis and Nellija are all hard at work preparing their parachute – go team! Denis, Ella and Timi are also working well together. Hannah is helping Michael with his work.

5L Science

Science enquiry. Kamile thinking about her investigation. What  forces can you name?

5L

First blog post – testing. Ella and Jessica working on their story.